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  1. Have not taken time to open txvs nor to try to...

    Have not taken time to open txvs nor to try to make a determination on what indications might lead one to use or not use the renew.
    Have had only one I think because most of my coils are piston...
  2. Not even sure how you would inject it there...

    Not even sure how you would inject it there unless you punch it into lines in a vacuum,
  3. Yep. I got a whole collection of those magnetic...

    Yep. I got a whole collection of those magnetic 'stickers'. I cover the other stickers. Why leave choices especially if the home is sold? Stickers getting covered is the main reason your average...
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    My 40 year old black Amprobe rs-3 still does all...

    My 40 year old black Amprobe rs-3 still does all I need for amps and volts.
  5. Yep. Had my first at the end of last week. Brand...

    Yep. Had my first at the end of last week. Brand new Ruud 90, Ruud ac and cased ADP tav coil. Icing, low suction, all the signs. I pulled the bulb and warmed it and that did nothing. They generously...
  6. Well guys I ran into my first one yesterday. I...

    Well guys I ran into my first one yesterday. I install Ruud but most of the coils I use are ADP piston. This was an ADP TXV and new Ruud system I installed in November. Coil freezing, low pressure....
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    I went back the other day. The little bit of...

    I went back the other day. The little bit of freon I added for the first time in ten years turned out to be the beginnings of several coil leaks. It was low on freon and they elected to replace...
  8. Hey lets bump this post. Found it goggling...

    Hey lets bump this post. Found it goggling around. Got my first one today on one of my installations. ADP txv coil with one year old Ruud r410 unit. Took the bulb off and held it in my hand and...
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    Going to check amps tomorrow and watch this thing...

    Going to check amps tomorrow and watch this thing run. May be frost starting from a cap tube and building. I too am leaning toward the motor especially now with the fan switch set to ON. I would...
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    Coil suddenly freezing...

    Hey folks, I have one of these freeze up probs that seem fine once the unit is thawed and running. The first time I went out and found the block of ice I was thinking he may have ditched the plugged...
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    Milwaukee and Rigid. Hard to tell anymore just...

    Milwaukee and Rigid. Hard to tell anymore just what they are pimping their name to and not making. Decades ago they were very restricted in what they produced. Rigid especially. Times change...
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    Just saw the Rigid at Home Depot on a fruitless...

    Just saw the Rigid at Home Depot on a fruitless search for nylok nuts . They looked kinda big and clunky. Gonna try the locktite stuff instead that you need to heat up to undo. Just for fun
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    If you haven't ever tried these, you really...

    If you haven't ever tried these, you really should. I thought I would hate them. But they really are sweet. Fast, easy,

    Have a Milwaukee shears but pretty much only use it for cutting the furnace...
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    Have mostly used Wiss for decades mainly because...

    Have mostly used Wiss for decades mainly because they have been the most readily available. I may have had some Malcos at some point as well for the same reason. I can't say I have ever had any...
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    Have tried neither of those. Wondering if they...

    Have tried neither of those. Wondering if they too have that issue. It just bugs me cause the snips are still fine.
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    Snips. I've had it!

    Before this thread goes off on a tangent as to the best aviation snips (which is fine) , I have a quicky question. My lefts and rights and bulls still cut fine but I am getting fed up with that jaw...
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    Doubtful. This was from a newer home in an area...

    Doubtful. This was from a newer home in an area that does not use wells.
  18. confused. Unless those other knockouts are like...

    confused. Unless those other knockouts are like for 3 inch pipe that one the wires are coming in looks like 1/2". nice bonding and grounding too....
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    Blame it all on Spanky! Not sure how old but...

    Blame it all on Spanky!

    Not sure how old but the serial number on that coil kinda looks like it was made in 2014?
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    Chinese drywall!

    Well guys, I have heard of it here but never saw it for real. I was at a supply house this a/m and they saw their first one. New homes in Buffalo Grove, Il. The guy said the copper water lines and...
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    No. The amp draw is my question. Transformers are...

    No. The amp draw is my question. Transformers are cheap. I think I'll just power the 7 sequencers with two transformers. Thanks.
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    This is electric radiant , not water. I need...

    This is electric radiant , not water. I need sequencers.
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    Therm-O-Disk thermostat amp draw

    I have to re control a house with 7 electric radiant heat zones. He has obsolete sequencers with built in transformers. I am going with those little Therm-O-Disks in an enclosure. One for each...
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    OOPS! He had some on there blocking the whole...

    OOPS! He had some on there blocking the whole bottom half of the unit plus good sections. I forgot to cut it down and put it back on.
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    That was the idea I withheld. It seems like after...

    That was the idea I withheld. It seems like after a bit of run time oil builds someplace, gets drawn back and does it all over again in a clocklike fashion.
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    a/c w/fixed orifice 'hunting' ?

    I have seen txv systems hunt quite often and once, years ago, I saw it with a cap tube system. This system is 5ton R22 with a piston metering device matched coil. I will be going back in a week to...
  27. Thread: Old Janitrol

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    I service a few of these. Real dogs to clean if...

    I service a few of these. Real dogs to clean if not done yearly and you have those cottonwood seeds.
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    Yeah. Wonder what he's up to. Might have taken up...

    Yeah. Wonder what he's up to. Might have taken up model rockets!
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    Mans best friend!

    I installed it years back but it only took about two years for the dog to destroy it. Glad it didn't have aluminum tubing like some units.
    ...
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    A lot of the old Lennox units had three! They...

    A lot of the old Lennox units had three! They were getting 75uf probably.
    On those sting programs it's easy pickings for the TV joints. They check around, find out who the shady contractor are and...
  31. I'll have to remember the furnace box idea....

    I'll have to remember the furnace box idea. Sometime I luck out and the client has an old table or workbench by the furnace they let me use. I swear it can knock an hour off an installation!...
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    I use mapp and solder for all my line sets. No...

    I use mapp and solder for all my line sets. No issues.
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    That's it EXACTLY! I mailed her the link for the...

    That's it EXACTLY! I mailed her the link for the one that comes with the remote as well.
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    Remote light switch.

    Does anyone know of a simple remote controlled light switch? I ran power and installed a couple wall fixtures on a clients shed yesterday. To switch the lights from inside her home was more money...
  35. Yep. Happy to have been born in '50.

    Yep. Happy to have been born in '50.
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    WTH! Another even newer model craps a trans...

    WTH! Another even newer model craps a trans before the first set of tires wears out. Pretty sad. Glad this is my last truck. Next vehicle is an Xterra and a move 2k miles SW
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    I would have someone with legal training review...

    I would have someone with legal training review the warranty stipulations about time, regarding what Ford describes as being "reasonable," and take it from there.


    It claims 'reasonable' is...
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    This is a 2011 and the one I had before blew as...

    This is a 2011 and the one I had before blew as well at about 52k. That was probably a 2006 or so. Same E250
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    I have a loaner from my regular guys who...

    I have a loaner from my regular guys who originally towed it to Ford. I just have my basic hand tools and have to go hunt down every little part. Might as well be trying to work out of a car trunk. I...
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    I told him it's my only truck, that the guy at...

    I told him it's my only truck, that the guy at Ford said a month and said no other dealers around could do it any sooner. 2 grand is nothing for them to wash their hands of the whole thing, avoid...
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    Update. Some upper guy from Ford just called....

    Update. Some upper guy from Ford just called. Told me they will do nothing for me because Ford did not make the repairs I would have had to wait a month for. I told him if he can't do anything to...
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    Yeah. Something wrong with Ford trans is what it...

    Yeah. Something wrong with Ford trans is what it is. My last one blew at 61K. I had my guys adda trans cooler which probably helped. The new truck had one from the factory. I doubt it's payload. I...
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    Same year. I bought it new in Feb of '12. Too...

    Same year. I bought it new in Feb of '12. Too late to take someplace else. I had it owed back to my regular guys the day after they towed it to Ford. A week is reasonable. That's what it took on my...
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    Ford transmission again!

    Sucks! My last E250 trans blew out at 62,000 miles. Fast forward, new E250 van trans blows at 31,000 miles. Heres the deal and I am looking for suggestions on a remedy. I may be jumping the gun...
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    Look nice. I guess it's how long they last that's...

    Look nice. I guess it's how long they last that's key. I really don't know how to sharpen bits nor have the right stuff.
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    Bosch daredevil spade bits, Dayum!

    Had to redo the raised garden after the 6x6's finally rotted. I picked one of these 3/4 x 16" up at Home Depot and I gotta say this has to be the best spade style bit I have ever used.
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    Shop-vac 2e200. The thing is wet dry and holds a...

    Shop-vac 2e200. The thing is wet dry and holds a gallon or go. The suction is unreal! Naturally the smaller the vac the faster the filter plugs but typically that's not an issue unless you run into a...
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    For example, a short time ago someone came on...

    For example, a short time ago someone came on here and said if you put nitrogen in a system it will neutralize the chlorine atoms so you could essentially dump it. You can check it out here:

    ...
  49. I'd probably go with a board, especially if it...

    I'd probably go with a board, especially if it was giving you a code you know was not the problem. What I have done on occasion with something like this is I just tell them let's try the board, I'll...
  50. cfm, static pressure, blahh blah.........Yes do...

    cfm, static pressure, blahh blah.........Yes do it. I can promise you there will be no measurable loss in output in gph that are even worth giving two seconds thought over.
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