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    Things like refrigerated carrier containers also...

    Things like refrigerated carrier containers also use the auto coupling, the couplings are not just used on auto a/c, so its best to have couplings with the standard 1/4 fitting.
  2. A thermocouple can fault find things like valves...

    A thermocouple can fault find things like valves that are bypassing or valves that are not diverting none of the manifold gauge manufacturer thermistors are rated high, yes their is one oven...
  3. Thread: Fieldpiece

    by redback
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    Generally i find large clamp meters more...

    Generally i find large clamp meters more dangerous because i have to start pulling on wires, duct covers and removing wire ties etc, to get access with a larger clamp meter.

    Is their a specific...
  4. Every component in a hvac-r system has a max temp...

    Every component in a hvac-r system has a max temp rating, yellow jacket flexible hoses are rated to 130c, bitzer oil floats 120C, some bock compressors can only run a max 140C line temp. Thermistors...
  5. My clamp meter that can also measure resistance,...

    My clamp meter that can also measure resistance, continuity and voltage runs on a single coin battery, and the battery lasts 150 hours.
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    you are correct, taxes play a large part in...

    you are correct, taxes play a large part in increased HC usage.

    but we also need two separate licenses to purchase and handle HFC and HCFC refrigerants, however their is no such license...
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    Milwaukee use 12 point nut drivers, 6 point are...

    Milwaukee use 12 point nut drivers, 6 point are better.
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    Fieldpiece guy is the imperial guy, same bloke...

    Fieldpiece guy is the imperial guy, same bloke you will be dealing with.



    The wholesaler took you're money and gave you the faulty goods, who are they? they are the ones at fault.

    Return the...
  9. Where did you buy it? ask for a refund if...

    Where did you buy it? ask for a refund if fieldpiece won't fix in a timely manner.
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    Ive installed many low temp units such as eden,...

    Ive installed many low temp units such as eden, bitzer, bock that come from the factory with a fan speed controller, most the units i install are the weather proof ones that have a compressor that...
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    Why not just fit a fan speed controller, the ones...

    Why not just fit a fan speed controller, the ones that vary the voltage supply to fan motor.
  12. Thread: inficon repair

    by redback
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    Sorry, the smaller o'ring that stops dust and air...

    Sorry, the smaller o'ring that stops dust and air bypassing the filter goes in this grove.574861
  13. Thread: inficon repair

    by redback
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    Their are two o'rings on my d-tek, the one on the...

    Their are two o'rings on my d-tek, the one on the threaded black piece is their for accuracy as it stops air bypassing the tip, the 2nd o'ring on the back of the filter cartridge is their to stop...
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    My employer receives on average 4 complaints...

    My employer receives on average 4 complaints about me per year, its always the exact same complaint;
    ​" one of you're service techs trucks is parked in our reserved parking area "
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    Bet that crane driver regrets taking his early...

    Bet that crane driver regrets taking his early morning s hit.
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    I was working on a two door cabinet and needed to...

    I was working on a two door cabinet and needed to get a couple rusted screws out to remove a cover to leak test an evaporator, the customer was right beside me monitoring my every move, he even...
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    .26mm cap tube? thats pretty small, smallest...

    .26mm cap tube? thats pretty small, smallest wholesalers stock is .66mm
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    plammer and cold scrisel

    Anyone own a plammer or a cold scrisel?
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    EASY-FLO flux, 550 to 800C mixes with water.

    EASY-FLO flux, 550 to 800C mixes with water.
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    556711556721 I'm currently working one that...

    556711556721

    I'm currently working one that has r600, the chinese weld where the steel tubing meets the copper in the high side leaked, i could not re weld it, i had to remove the old weld and...
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    Vibration loops :grin2:

    Vibration loops :grin2:
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    I did pull a digital manifold apart a while ago,...

    I did pull a digital manifold apart a while ago, pretty sure their was a varistor soldered to a washer under one of the pressure transducers, never checked much further, as i was checking a gas leak....
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    in post #5 i questioned what do you guys use for...

    in post #5 i questioned what do you guys use for high temps?

    If you use a thermistor that can measure discharge pipe temp when compressors have leaking valve plates reversing valves and and other...
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    You can't check SH when liquid refrigerant is...

    You can't check SH when liquid refrigerant is running through a manifold, because the refrigerant in the manifold effects gauge pressure and new liquid refrigerant entering a suction line effects...
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    with power tools of any sort, i only purchase...

    with power tools of any sort, i only purchase brand names that my local motor re-wind company is authorised to repair.
  26. Thread: Fluke 324.....

    by redback
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    Years ago i had a vs commodore 3.8 litre utility,...

    Years ago i had a vs commodore 3.8 litre utility, with a fibreglass canopy with ladder racks on top.

    One day after work i put a 1/4 - 3/8 drive socket on the roof between the fibreglass canopy and...
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    Thanks iceman With my fluke 902 when the meter...

    Thanks iceman

    With my fluke 902 when the meter is stable on a bench giving a temp reading of 22C and i pick the meter up the temp drops by a whopping 5.5C, meaning it can't meet rated spec...
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    What part?

    What part?
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    Can you list some of these sources

    Can you list some of these sources
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    Fujitsu use thermistors. What do you guys use...

    Fujitsu use thermistors.

    What do you guys use to measure high temps, and what specifically are you measuring that requires such high accuracy?
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    Well every day checks are out of the range of the...

    Well every day checks are out of the range of the thermistors on these new tools.

    For example a fujitsu A/C will slow the frequency down on a compressor if the discharge pipe temp gets to 120C,...
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    NTC thermistor vs thermocouple

    The new i manifold and yellow jacket service diagnostic tools use NTC thermistors, but thermocouples are better, so why are thermistors being used?
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    Some a/c units use higher value thermistors, for...

    Some a/c units use higher value thermistors, for example some of the Japanese branded reverse cycle a/c units, use outdoor pipe thermistors and inverter heat sink thermistors that can be 70k ohms at...
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    Amprobe is limited to 60k ohms resistance.

    Amprobe is limited to 60k ohms resistance.
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    The drain is undersized, has no fall, has no...

    The drain is undersized, has no fall, has no removable caps for maintenance cleaning.

    The cool room panelling needs chain supports for the weight of the ceiling.

    Their should be more than one...
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    Theirs heaps of them getting about, i have never...

    Theirs heaps of them getting about, i have never driven one though. Both my vehicles have small 2 litre capacity turbo diesel engines, they produce huge torque for a small engine.
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    I was at a wholesalers the other day picking up...

    I was at a wholesalers the other day picking up some copper and refrigerant gas, just sitting there with the sales guy, all of a sudden a white van turns up and a young scruffy head service tech from...
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    The first post was just a example. I wanted to...

    The first post was just a example. I wanted to know insurances and why customers are so bossy, my co-worker is not injured.

    My second post with the pics is real, i was just posting these pics to...
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    heres a photo i took. The customers fork truck...

    heres a photo i took.

    The customers fork truck driver lifted my fork cage into the air, then drove forwards, but the truck stopped as there was ice on the freezer floor, so the fork driver...
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    Customers and safety

    I have noticed in the hvac-r industry that some customers have this, you must do what a say attitude towards me as a service tech in regards to safety issues.


    From what i understand though is if...
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    What do companies such as veto pro pac and...

    What do companies such as veto pro pac and fieldpiece do with all these meters and bags returned for warranty, do they not seek new replacements from the chinese and thailand manufacturers?
  42. Thread: Metric 11in1?

    by redback
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    according to the klein USA website they are using...

    according to the klein USA website they are using nut drivers on their 11 in 1 that fit a 1/4 (6mm metric), 5/16 (8mm metric) and 3/8 (10mm metric) hex nut.


    However 1/4 is 6.35mm not 6mm, 5/16...
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    Ok so the DC MV reading will be fast on the...

    Ok so the DC MV reading will be fast on the Phoenix, because it doesn't have to auto range to measure DC MV, is it fast at fault finding a 300v DC circuit
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    So when the Phoenix meter is turned on does it...

    So when the Phoenix meter is turned on does it read 0v then auto range in either direction? the meters I have used when they turn on they usually auto rage from the lowest to highest on the dc volt...
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    It would slow down the meter on the d c volt...

    It would slow down the meter on the d c volt range to the point the meter would become annoying.
  46. What happened to the recovered refrigerant?

    What happened to the recovered refrigerant?
  47. Thread: Mooshimeter

    by redback
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    I'm pretty sure the fluke connect iPhone app,...

    I'm pretty sure the fluke connect iPhone app, allows insulation testers, fluke 289, fluke 3000fc and other meters to data log 10 at the same time to the iPhone.
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    490211I connot recommend fieldpiece clamps to...

    490211I connot recommend fieldpiece clamps to other co workers as they have a bare conductor receded by a mere 1mm, and i believe this can cause a short between two phases when checking current draw...
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    Its a amp clamp, not a ma clamp, the fieldpiece...

    Its a amp clamp, not a ma clamp, the fieldpiece and fluke amp clamps are no better than the klein meter.
  50. Thread: BIG ice maker.

    by redback
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    Ive worked on snowkey units in australia, the big...

    Ive worked on snowkey units in australia, the big ice flakers are built very well, and very good to work on, the quality is not comparable to the small machines used in hotels and clubs.
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