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  1. I think i got the problem solved as of today....

    I think i got the problem solved as of today. Found a leak at an epr valve on one of the evaporators, it was not leaking 2 weeks ago. Repaired and charged another 100lbs. Im thinking it still needs...
  2. We did repair 2 major leaks at one point in the...

    We did repair 2 major leaks at one point in the fall and 200lbs were added. Like i said, system seems tight and i have no reason to think there is a leak. 300lbs seems like a lot too add



    based...
  3. I thought this too about having the fan at the...

    I thought this too about having the fan at the end of the header running but my senior mechanic insisted that its fine the way it is.



    Last leak was repaired middle of november and gas was...
  4. low liquid reciever level alarm on 404a rack

    I have a question for you rack system experts as im on call for the weekend and the usual guy i work with on rack systems is on vacation:

    Last night i had a service call for a low level rack alarm...
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    I actually just this week replaced my Makita...

    I actually just this week replaced my Makita 12/10.8v impact and cordless screwdriver with the bosch CLPK22-120AL impact/screwdriver kit. Comes with 2 hard cases - 1 for the drill and impact, 1 for...
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    My water cooler at home had a plugged cap tube...

    My water cooler at home had a plugged cap tube drier and it only holds 1.5oz of refrigerant. I cut off an inch of tube with the drier, brazed it back together with the smallest drier i ever seen and...
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    i have no idea what the MPG was, it just seemed...

    i have no idea what the MPG was, it just seemed like i filled it just as often, maybe the tank was smaller. This was an e150 btw, not meant for the weight like the e250. One side was filled with...
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    a company i worked for bought 2 used v6 ford...

    a company i worked for bought 2 used v6 ford vans. a year and a half later the transmissions coughed 2 weeks apart on both vans. Boss was exclaiming about gas mileage when he first got them. those...
  9. try aliexpress. Its mostly shipped from china but...

    try aliexpress. Its mostly shipped from china but whatever. If you just need a battery for an aged tool that otherwise works its not a bad idea. My brother-in-law bought some dewalt 20v batteries off...
  10. I think reznor

    I think reznor
  11. what would you suggest for a suitable limit? Like...

    what would you suggest for a suitable limit? Like i said, i only put the 240 on because its all i had, i have no intentions of leaving it permanently but it needs a safety. I was thinking of getting...
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    Ive been having a battle within myself lately...

    Ive been having a battle within myself lately between the hex driver and the impact. On one hand i like the ease of driving screws with the impact, but on the other hand the screwdriver is less risky...
  13. Average temperature rise across duct heaters?

    Was working on some old natural draft forced air duct heaters today that were ducted in parallel with each other. One had a bad heat exchanger, shut down from another tech from my company last year,...
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    That drill looks too new and clean to me. Any...

    That drill looks too new and clean to me. Any cordless tool ive owned had the rubber peeling or at least the lettering on the side of the drill wearing off after 4 months of use. You need to scuff...
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    I swapped out my 12v makita impact driver for my...

    I swapped out my 12v makita impact driver for my 12v screwdriver because it wasn't as noisy and i like the torque control. I still keep the impact in my toolbox in the truck. Its good for getting out...
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    i did some winterizing at a golf club today. As...

    i did some winterizing at a golf club today. As part of the shut down i clean out the condensers on the self contained as its the only time i get a chance to bill out that time on a regular call. You...
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    its a had toss up between my channel lock code...

    its a had toss up between my channel lock code blue wide mouth adjustable wrench and my makita 12v cordless screwdriver. I also like the 12v impact drill, cant remember why i swapped the two.
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    I noticed that set (116 + 323) at the wholesaler...

    I noticed that set (116 + 323) at the wholesaler after using it in a skills Canada Competition for Refrigeration apprentices. I liked the 116 because of the larger numbers and the magnet but i didn't...
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    I also do service (Refrigeration/HVAC/Food...

    I also do service (Refrigeration/HVAC/Food Equipment) with the occasional install a few times a year. I find that for the price, the manual feed yellow jacket flare/swaging tool works fine for me. It...
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    Well I went out and got a m18 fuel hammerdrill...

    Well I went out and got a m18 fuel hammerdrill with the 4.0 ah batterys. Found one open box for $50 off when looking at plants for the house with the wife. This sucker is a lot heavier than I'm used...
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    Lol wow you guys all sound like a bunch of...

    Lol wow you guys all sound like a bunch of Milwaukee salesman. I realize the m18 fuel is the most powerful but I picked it up at home depot and put it right back. Its wayyy too heavy for me,...
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    Bosch 18v Brush-less Drill availability?

    I started a new job a few weeks back and the boss is insisting I need to buy an 18v cordless set for my truck (even though ive been using a 12v makita impact and 3/8 chuck drill for years and got by...
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    My wife makes a variation of this. Instead of...

    My wife makes a variation of this. Instead of chicken thighs she uses chicken breast and she shreds it with forks. Thats the only meat she uses.

    Make sure to top it off with some shredded cheddar...
  24. Need some suggestions on flare wrenches and gear wrenches, what else should i buy?

    Just got back from trade school a little over 2 months ago. Got some federal monies to spend on tools that i have been contemplating about for the last year or so.

    I already spent a little over...
  25. Anyone ever challange the 313a refer licence?

    Title says it all. I have a friend who has been in the trade doing commercial food equipment for 12 years. The ministry granted him the needed 9500 hours. He finally wants to get his papers after the...
  26. My problem is not that i cannot do the work. When...

    My problem is not that i cannot do the work. When i do go to calls i can usually fix the issue without any help. The problem is that the odd time i run in to trouble i never get any help. 70% of my...
  27. I consider myself an apprentice because I'm still...

    I consider myself an apprentice because I'm still learning. By title I am an apprentice. In Canada we have government regulated apprentiships. According to apprentice guidelines I'm a 3rd year...
  28. Thanks man this is what i needed to read. I just...

    Thanks man this is what i needed to read. I just talked to him today and he wants to take me out to meet his lead mechanic. Ill be definately talking with him some more and getting things sorted out.
  29. after what feels like 2.5 years wasted i need a change.

    Hey guys i really could use some advice from some of you.

    I started in the trade 2 and a half years ago, may 2011 right after finishing a 2 year HVAC/R program. Started at a steady resi/light...
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    Basic hand tools. Such as: Screwdrivers Wire...

    Basic hand tools.
    Such as:
    Screwdrivers
    Wire strippers
    adjustable wrenches
    Channel locks
    nut drivers
    pipe wrench (at least 14inch)
    Hammer
    Tubing cutters
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    my boss gets ticked off with me because i like to...

    my boss gets ticked off with me because i like to keep the units at least 20inches away from a wall where its practical. He says im making the unit look like a huge eyesore and it might as well be in...
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    I see the relief. Its the copper pipe coming down...

    I see the relief. Its the copper pipe coming down on the right side of the boiler with 2 90s to offset to the floor.
  33. Thread: Tool bags

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    Veto pro pac probably does make the best tool bag...

    Veto pro pac probably does make the best tool bag out there but damn they are expensive. I bought a large mouth open top husky bag from HD....
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    What type of programming are we talking about...

    What type of programming are we talking about here?
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    The guy i work with has the rigid eccentric...

    The guy i work with has the rigid eccentric flaring tool, I like it and i have used it many times. It has a clutch on it that clicks when the tube is flared all the way and it polishes the flare nice...
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    Pipe Clamp for Amprobe ACD-14

    Amprobe doesn't have a pipe clamp listed on there website. Whats a good one that compatible with the ACD-14, i know a lot of guys on this site use this meter so i thought id ask before i venture too...
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    What constitutes a "Controls Guy"

    As someone working in Resi/Light Commercial i don't get much exposure to the rest of our trade. A lot of guys talk about controls and how one can make a career out of it, but from my standpoint all i...
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    I also dont like these articles. I don't know...

    I also dont like these articles. I don't know about you guys but it does nothing for my wallet to sell the customer a bunch of un needed parts. At our shop I get an hourly rate. I don't profit from...
  39. You should be getting $13 - 15 per hour starting...

    You should be getting $13 - 15 per hour starting if the company is serious and they want you to be good at something. Honestly, if a company hired me and wanted to pay me min wage, id either turn it...
  40. For some reason many people think that only union...

    For some reason many people think that only union workers can be apprentices. whats with that thinking?
  41. Windsor area

    Windsor area
  42. your supposed to use the chart. I know for trane...

    your supposed to use the chart. I know for trane units anything under 20ft lineset you dont need to add but if its over 20 ft you use the chart to fill by weight.
  43. blitz are you just a g2?

    blitz are you just a g2?
  44. Is it a split system? If its a sealed unit like a...

    Is it a split system? If its a sealed unit like a rooftop or outdoor package unit all you need is a G2 to connect the gasline and your done. If your doing the refrigeration side you should be signed...
  45. 313 has 3 parts AFAIK 313A is for unlimited...

    313 has 3 parts AFAIK

    313A is for unlimited tonnage, 9000 hour apprenticeship
    313B is for maintenance guys, apprenticeship is usually done in house. Mostly for hockey arenas
    313D is for...
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    i was referring to united refrigeration on manitu...

    i was referring to united refrigeration on manitu drive not ISC
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    THIS!!! When i had finished my first year at st...

    THIS!!! When i had finished my first year at st clair i was staying with a friend in Kitchener for a week. I visited the refrigeration supplier on manatu drive every so often just for something to do...
  48. just ordered from amprobe-direct. The shipping...

    just ordered from amprobe-direct. The shipping page claims its only $9.60 for shipping/duty/freight etc anywhere in ontario so i might have just gotten away with paying under $170 with tax and...
  49. Anyone know where to buy amprobe ACD-14 in canada?

    Title says it all. i have decided to pick up a amprobe ACD-14 TRMS PLUS but i cant find any canadian sites that sell them. Can anyone make some suggestions?
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    Something i thought of for you wester is to check...

    Something i thought of for you wester is to check out plumbing shops. Some do heating and air conditioning as well. For example, my friend works for a company that's called "owners last name"...
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