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    Sounds something like solder. I don't think I...

    Sounds something like solder. I don't think I will be using it!
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    There website says a one year warranty. So far...

    There website says a one year warranty. So far they seem to have great customer service but if the equipment keeps breaking down, it really ain't worth it no matter how fast it can recover. ...
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    appion g5 twin liquid hammer

    I have been using this recovery unit for some time now and have loved them. It can pull out freon real quick and I don't have to throttle the inlet to prevent hammer. Until today. I have had no...
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    Sorry, I didn't realize where it was. I believe...

    Sorry, I didn't realize where it was. I believe I might have googled something about recovery units, found this thread and replied without realizing any dates or location.
  5. Thread: Viega ProPress

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    Definitely make sure the pipe is deburred and...

    Definitely make sure the pipe is deburred and smooth before sliding on the propress fitting. Sometimes, I will get busy cutting and measuring and then start to fit it together to check how it's...
  6. Thread: sight glass??

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    Agree to the season to season charge. We have...

    Agree to the season to season charge. We have some 20 ton McQuay condensers cooling server rooms that worked fine in the summer, another tech actually had worked on it in the summer and charged it...
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    Multi recovery units

    Anyone got their opinion about using different recovery units with different freons? I always blow my gauges out with nitrogen before going from a 22 to 410a system. Someone told me even that is a...
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    Just curious as to why you say never recover...

    Just curious as to why you say never recover using your manifold gauges. Not trying to argue, just want to know other technicians ways....I learn things that way. I never had any problem using my...
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    It'll work, just use a high silver brazing...

    It'll work, just use a high silver brazing solder. And yes, Daikin's suck bigtime! They are like a gazillion mini splits in my opinion.
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    I can almost bet there are no chillers over...

    I can almost bet there are no chillers over there, seriously! :yes: And luxury over there is totally different than luxury here in the US. Don't expect too much.
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    Mini splits galore and packaged units. They...

    Mini splits galore and packaged units. They actually started building some nice buildings with packaged units before I left Kandahar in 2010. When I first got there it was during the surge and it...
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    Hey there, did you just start college there? ...

    Hey there, did you just start college there? It's a great program; I went there as well. They call it IT now? I think the college has been through 4 different names now! LOL Tell Roger James said...
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    I've been using a Fieldpiece Sc66 for 8 years and...

    I've been using a Fieldpiece Sc66 for 8 years and it has been great. I don't think yours has a max button does it? You could use that and it would show the max amps before the C-switch opens. I...
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    It's all going more and more advanced. Nowadays...

    It's all going more and more advanced. Nowadays you need a laptop in the toolbag. Jeez
  15. Sticky: Alright, you can call me an idiot. For some...

    Alright, you can call me an idiot. For some reason I interpreted your post wrong and I sent in a new application. As if you guys have so many that by sending in two i would at least get to the...
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    Disconnect placement

    I'm sure you all seen this before....just pisses me off. I was cleaning the condesner that day, from the outside. Most of the time I turn the bad boy off, take the end panel off, and crawl in...
  17. Sticky: I have a couple of questions and I believe this...

    I have a couple of questions and I believe this is the right thread to post on. I applied for pro yesterday afternoon and was wanting to know about how long to expect to hear something. Reading...
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    If you read my first post you would see that I...

    If you read my first post you would see that I did search the model. Didn't find anything. You can sit here and criticize me but thanks again to the people that helped.
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    Thanks so much bill. This is what I wanted....

    Thanks so much bill. This is what I wanted. Golden. I don't know how you found this. I can usually find trane iom's for chillers easy but this was like pulling teeth!
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    Thanks okiebill and others for the help. But...

    Thanks okiebill and others for the help. But like I said earlier, my parents don't have a clue what they are looking at so the couldn't tell me what metering device they had or anything else for...
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    I agree with skippedover, for the most part. It...

    I agree with skippedover, for the most part. It could be an easy fix, maybe the txv ain't bad like you said. But what if it is, you pay for a second opinion, then just wasted your money. You just...
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    LOL ARE YOU SERIOUS?! You're funny!

    LOL ARE YOU SERIOUS?! You're funny!
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    Ok.....hold that thought, I'm going to send in...

    Ok.....hold that thought, I'm going to send in for pro. I COMPLETELY understand the tight lips. Just protecting our trade. Reading the residential forums seems like 75% of them are DIY.
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    If the site accepts expired Oklahoma journeyman's...

    If the site accepts expired Oklahoma journeyman's license, then yea, I will apply for PRO. But otherwise I ain't gonna be a PRO on this site until I get it renewed. But, what would I need an email...
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    Oh, by the way....I usually don't post on the...

    Oh, by the way....I usually don't post on the residential page, been on chiller forums because I do a lot of work on them. I have been doing HVAC since 2003. Worked at company doing...
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    Carrier split ac superheat

    I can't find jack on the Carrier website. My parents have a Carrier 38TKB036300 split AC. They were having problems with it and based on what info they gave me I told them advice. They had a tech...
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    YES! Of course!:grin2:

    YES! Of course!:grin2:
  28. Lets not forget industrial! LOL I have been...

    Lets not forget industrial! LOL I have been working on chillers all summer in this bone dry Texas heat without shade! I go through at least a gallon of water a day, gets rough. Especially doing...
  29. I used to wire up and run condensate drains for...

    I used to wire up and run condensate drains for furnaces. I would be up there for about thirty minutes and be soaked to the bone, literally, everything soaked. The temps I believe said earlier up...
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    That's what I always done. Bled the air from the...

    That's what I always done. Bled the air from the tank. You can even check the tank for non-cond. Using the TP chart, and known refrigerant in tank, the pressure in tank, converted to temp, should...
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    NATE certification

    Got a question for all you people. I am renewing my licenses that I let expire and was curious about the NATE one. You see I joined the Air Force a couple of years after graduating from college in...
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    Sure sounds like it.
  33. Could be LP, he didn't specify if the condenser...

    Could be LP, he didn't specify if the condenser fan shut off or not with the compressor. Need more information, is the compressor actually pumping or just humming? Not enough info.
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    Google the unit. My best bet on finding out what...

    Google the unit. My best bet on finding out what you need. As you have the M# and S#. Otherwise you can easily make a frame for it with some self-tapping screws, drill, and some brackets. That...
  35. Thread: Micron gauges

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    Micron gauges

    Anybody got pros or cons on these things. Indoors, mine works great. I have a JB. I noticed everytime I use it out on a job it acts funny. One time, it read 650 microns after working all it wasy...
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    Who gives! LOL As long as it cools me, I don't...

    Who gives! LOL As long as it cools me, I don't care about the whole tent! Actually, I ain't messing with that on a camping trip. We just had fun playing around with junk! :grin2:
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    Man, let me tell ya. It's been three or four...

    Man, let me tell ya. It's been three or four months already and it still has "that" smell inside the panel.
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    Poor high voltage connection

    Had a call that a chiller was down. Opened up panel to find the wires all burnt up. You can see how the wires were sort of twisted around each other. That was the way I found it, with some...
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    Portable Chiller

    Buddy and I decided to make use of some junk around the shop. Made this portable chilled water system out of a recovery machine. Works nice, blew 49F air when the picture was taking. I think it...
  40. Thread: New to site

    by Cowpoke
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    New to site

    Hi all, I've always enjoyed reading the stuff on this site and found it helpful many times. So I decided to join. To say a little about myself........I like working with my hands, have a mechanical...
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