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    Joey, are these available through URI yet? what...

    Joey, are these available through URI yet? what is the part number?
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    so, how long did it take?

    so, how long did it take?
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    Check out GPS models/apps that are specific for...

    Check out GPS models/apps that are specific for tractor trailers. They have all the features you need. Thy are a little pricey, but worth it if you've got low clearance issues.
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    One thing about doing sheet metal. If you've had...

    One thing about doing sheet metal. If you've had no training at all, or haven't been around someone that "knows" how to make parts, then it's like trying to build a house having never picked up a...
  5. the 165 is a thermal imaging camera. it has...

    the 165 is a thermal imaging camera. it has limited options as far as "sharing" images, and doesn't take video, just pics. image quality is decent. the Fluke version has a few more bells and...
  6. Another thing to note is the setting on your...

    Another thing to note is the setting on your regulators. Technically they should be set at 7 and 7psi. Just cause you have a bigger tip, doesn't mean you need to crank up your pressures.
  7. I'm not even sure what size my rosebud is. ...

    I'm not even sure what size my rosebud is. usually that's all I use. 1/4" to 2 1/2". never heard that a size tip is "unsafe" for a small braze rig.
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    Did the manufacturer recommend the upsize on the...

    Did the manufacturer recommend the upsize on the vent? If allowed, I would have ran 2" all the way out. and be sure to slope the intake vent towards the outside, and the flu pipe towards the...
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    What range are you looking for?

    What range are you looking for?
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    isn't it funny how we all laugh at crap like...

    isn't it funny how we all laugh at crap like that?

    what else can you do I guess!
  11. Thread: Leaking Ak900

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    Yeah man! Tighten the cramp out of 'em!

    Yeah man! Tighten the cramp out of 'em!
  12. Thread: Leaking Ak900

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    It will seal. I thought the same...

    It will seal. I thought the same thing......didn't seem right, but it does work.

    Mine have leaked at the 1/8" threads. I use a caliper to make sure the fitting faces are the same distance from the...
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    and now you have a buyer for them!!...

    and now you have a buyer for them!! :whistle::grin2:
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    here, it's illegal to use a gas line as a...

    here, it's illegal to use a gas line as a grounding point.

    they only approve a water line ground if it's connected at less than 5' of the entry point to the building, and really don't even like...
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    here, it's illegal to use a gas line as a...

    here, it's illegal to use a gas line as a grounding point.

    they only approve a water line ground if it's connected at less than 5' of the entry point to the building, and really don't even like...
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    Pick up the SC56 or 57. I've never had a problem...

    Pick up the SC56 or 57. I've never had a problem with the dial. Every now and then I think I'd like to have the lead holder, but you can clamp th meter on to about anything, or swivel the head and...
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    mullvac is correct, the pipe size is the amount...

    mullvac is correct, the pipe size is the amount of stick it takes to fill a joint.

    check out the "ring of fire" at united refrigeration. the rings are the technically correct amount needed to...
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    a few years ago, a hotel pool heater in town here...

    a few years ago, a hotel pool heater in town here killed 4 people. the flue pipe came apart in the upper floors of the building.

    the last company that looked at it was in the hot seat for over a...
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    call the fire marshall.

    call the fire marshall.
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    good question I guess.......is it still the same...

    good question I guess.......is it still the same manufacturer of the bluvac's? I think I remember appion chris talking about manufacturing over seas. Is one factory making the bluvac, yellow...
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    I ruled out other leaks first, so that just...

    I ruled out other leaks first, so that just leaves the gauge. I wanted to be sure it wasn't the rest of my equipment and didn't feel the need to go further, as I felt 100% sure there's "something"...
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    That's my only complaint also.

    That's my only complaint also.
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    Company buys the tools, so I had to do it that...

    Company buys the tools, so I had to do it that way.
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    Finally took my UEI "bluvac" for warranty. I...

    Finally took my UEI "bluvac" for warranty. I tried the freeze reset, then tried the factory reset....the factory reset wouldn't work.

    UR sent it back for me. since it's out of warranty (1 year),...
  25. Thread: Appion VCRT

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    you may have the older style, those has a harder...

    you may have the older style, those has a harder time.

    also, look closely at the tips of the cores. I've found at least 3 different sizes of ball on the stem between manufacturers.
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    the company I used to work for had some school...

    the company I used to work for had some school contracts. they had one particular location that would always mess with the stat, and cause call outs. the district blamed the equipment/us. Since...
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    all the cable companies use untrained, low pay...

    all the cable companies use untrained, low pay "techs". we've got suddenlink, the last two guys sent were real winners. the first one looked and acted like he'd been up all night doing coke, the...
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    Economizer Intake is at the other end, so they're...

    Economizer Intake is at the other end, so they're prolly good there.
  29. Thread: broken AK900's

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    mine got loose, and I tightened it. Have you...

    mine got loose, and I tightened it. Have you had a look inside to assess the damage?
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    I've got one of those little walk stools. I used...

    I've got one of those little walk stools. I used it for about a year. I'm only 5'10 and under 200lbs. After you sit in it for a little bit, you start to get a little numb in the nether regions. I...
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    I'm sure you could dig up "scientific" research...

    I'm sure you could dig up "scientific" research to back anything you want. I'm simply passing on what I know works from past experience.
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    Looks good. instead of blocks, I would have used...

    Looks good. instead of blocks, I would have used pump ups.
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    RE: nitrogen sweeps. I've had many systems...

    RE: nitrogen sweeps.

    I've had many systems that wouldnt pull past 2000 microns. Do several nitrogen sweeps with pull downs between, and be able to hit 500 very quickly.

    Also, on VERY large...
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    here's a few

    here's a few
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    Flir TG165 is a cool toy too!! not as handy as...

    Flir TG165 is a cool toy too!!

    not as handy as you'd think, but cool to have. and a good price for what you get!
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    http://airserco.com/content/digital-vacuum-gauges...

    http://airserco.com/content/digital-vacuum-gauges

    Here's a "digital" version!!! now that's funny right there.......

    "Hey bob, our customers are asking if we can make a digital version of our...
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    http://airserco.com/content/analog-vacuum-gauges...

    http://airserco.com/content/analog-vacuum-gauges

    Looks like they still make an analogue version.
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    that's the new Sheitzu heppafilter by Camfil!!

    that's the new Sheitzu heppafilter by Camfil!!
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    Gotta have the ak900. Field piece wireless scale...

    Gotta have the ak900. Field piece wireless scale is nice. May as well get a laser tach. for blower/motor rpm. Heating season is here, good idea to have a personal carbon monoxide detector/alarm. ...
  40. Thread: Wow

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    if it's just for a furnace, I'd drop B vent down...

    if it's just for a furnace, I'd drop B vent down it.
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    doesn't look like that chimney is usable anyway. ...

    doesn't look like that chimney is usable anyway. 2nd joint down is separated too.
  42. that's sweet!! I just did startup on 3 RTU's...

    that's sweet!!

    I just did startup on 3 RTU's the other day. I get there, 5-7 people on the roof with me....."when are you going to start them up"....me, "well, after I go through every nut and...
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    I'm gonna have to send mine back too. bought it...

    I'm gonna have to send mine back too. bought it about a year ago. It pulls down, but won't stop climbing no matter what. I've tested it on my YJ brass stub (new seals) directly on my pump, on a...
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    I just found that service bulletin in my van...

    I just found that service bulletin in my van today. I thought I had it on my laptop, but can't find it. might help to have a copy with you when you quote all that work!
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    If its something that you're not going to be...

    If its something that you're not going to be using every day, just buy an affordable one, and take good care of it. If it's gonna get regular use, spend the money for a good one.
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    I've had the 900's for about 3 years now. The...

    I've had the 900's for about 3 years now. The connectors for the temp probes loosen up over time. The ones sold under UEI seem like the connectors are a little cheaper than the original
    Digicools....
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    I've seen pool room evap coils like that. ...

    I've seen pool room evap coils like that. usually caused by chemicals or salt.
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    I have that little hand held FLIR. it's not bad....

    I have that little hand held FLIR. it's not bad. image is good, you can adjust the reflectivity, or what ever they call it. save pics, etc. the fluke has a little better software and sharing...
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    https://www.instrumart.com/products/24307/extech-o...

    https://www.instrumart.com/products/24307/extech-oyster-multifunction-process-calibrator

    I picked this one up at grainger. it's ok, for what it is. feels cheap, and has a manual that doesn't...
  50. Thread: Appion G5 twin

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    you have to cool your tank. or, look in the G5...

    you have to cool your tank. or, look in the G5 manual, and connect the hoses using the optional tank cooling methods they describe.

    I bought a small 3/4 ton water cooled condenser, put garden...
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