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    My new one is the UEI DTH35. It shows enthalpy.

    My new one is the UEI DTH35. It shows enthalpy.
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    I think the SC-56 gives the most value and it is...

    I think the SC-56 gives the most value and it is designed specifically for HVAC. Make sure whichever one you choose it is true RMS.
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    $749 is too much for me. Every employee I...

    $749 is too much for me. Every employee I mentioned it to said it has to be affordable. For a business it may not be an issue.
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    Installed one last week on an A coil. The...

    Installed one last week on an A coil. The manufacturer recommended on the front panel in the middle of the return side.
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    Very pleased with my UEI DL389 true RMS.

    Very pleased with my UEI DL389 true RMS.
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    This week Gemair in Orlando started selling their...

    This week Gemair in Orlando started selling their stuff.
  7. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I have a question concerning the SMAN3. On my...

    I have a question concerning the SMAN3. On my third one due to the high side malfunctioning. Any truth to what I have been told about nitrogen causing issues with the sensor(s) ? I have heard about...
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    Learned using 0% and never had any issue with...

    Learned using 0% and never had any issue with copper to copper. Only use 15% for things like RV's & TXV's due to its cost.
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    Best pawn shop deal ?

    Found a new JB DV 200N in Cash America priced at $130 ! Got it home and it works perfectly. Who ever priced it had no idea what they had.
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    According to the story the repairman was not...

    According to the story the repairman was not asked to leave but held at gunpoint in an attempt to keep him from leaving.
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    Odd compressor replacement problem.

    This was an older SC CU. Replaced the compressor and capacitor. On start up the low side went to around 0psi, high side went to around 50psi and both lines started to freeze up at the CU. Never had...
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    Reading this thread with interest and thinking...

    Reading this thread with interest and thinking from a different angle.Would having a source of fan forced hot air pointed at the evaporator work ? Just a thought.
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    C would be my answer.Only "side work" I do is for...

    C would be my answer.Only "side work" I do is for family.
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    I went.Despite my numerous certifications and 15...

    I went.Despite my numerous certifications and 15 years in the trade it was a waste even going.They told me they were looking to fill 15 service tech positions.

    If any company in the central...
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    Poll: Soft copper 3/8 and under I swage.Anything bigger...

    Soft copper 3/8 and under I swage.Anything bigger and hard drawn copper I use fittings.
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    HP's are not well suited for colder climates....

    HP's are not well suited for colder climates. Below around 32 a HP will not put out that much heat. Makes me wonder why so many get installed in colder climates :confused:
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    I will have to search for the cutting one but the...

    I will have to search for the cutting one but the swagging one is linktechtj.com.
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    Oops, I did not notice a thread was already...

    Oops, I did not notice a thread was already started.
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    2010 AHR Expo Orlando,FL

    Not much different from when I went in 2005. There was some interesting and innovative products. Here are a few.
    > Solar powered ductless mini-splits. During the night and cloudy days they run off...
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    That guy in the video was wrong on so many...

    That guy in the video was wrong on so many levels. He had absolutely no business going out there and acting as "judge, jury & executioner". It is not like a person was being attacked. The police even...
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    Poll: 3/8" and under I swage.Anything over and it is...

    3/8" and under I swage.Anything over and it is quicker and easier to use a coupling.
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    A rosebud tip used up gas too fast with the...

    A rosebud tip used up gas too fast with the little MC tanks. I use a #1 for small pipe and tight spots and a #2 for general use.
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    Duttydutdut, if you do go with a noncompete...

    Duttydutdut, if you do go with a noncompete agreement make sure it does not prevent in any way the employee obtaining work if he or she leaves. A noncompete is to prevent business competition, not...
  24. The reality of it is that no matter how good and...

    The reality of it is that no matter how good and through you are callbacks happen. No human is 100% perfect all the time and neither is equipment.
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    Next time that happens turn right around and...

    Next time that happens turn right around and leave. In situations like that when they have a part which they obtained nothing good will come of it.
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    Where did you get the notion that a backpack is...

    Where did you get the notion that a backpack is "sissy" :confused: I think they would be ideal for when you have to use a ladder.
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    Just like so many other products, including...

    Just like so many other products, including meters by other companies. I really like the white on black display and they do have a 5 year warranty.
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    Unless there is something wrong with the tool...

    Unless there is something wrong with the tool itself it is the operator.
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    I am partial towards Lennox ones.

    I am partial towards Lennox ones.
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    Job #1 is the much better choice.

    Job #1 is the much better choice.
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    Similar thing happened to me.Makes me think how...

    Similar thing happened to me.Makes me think how many employers are using this as an excuse to lower payroll by replacing people like us with the "4 yr total geeks" ?
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    Have you noticed what is going on now ?

    Have you noticed what is going on now ?
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    I read through this entire thread and it made me...

    I read through this entire thread and it made me disappointed with the narrow,ignorant minded stereotyping shown by certain posters.In todays society tattoos are much more accepted by people living...
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    You may have to do what we down in Florida...

    You may have to do what we down in Florida sometimes.Run it into a drywell.
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    This guy was not a tech but a salesman in...

    This guy was not a tech but a salesman in disguise.I will bet anything that if you played along he would have tried to sell you a whole new system.
  36. In this economy I would not be leaving a job that...

    In this economy I would not be leaving a job that pays $20 an hour !
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    My thoughts

    Two people should have had the work done and the system running after 10 hours.I used to do change outs.More importantly,you should have not be left without heat ! It sound like the CU lost its...
  38. Thread: Media Players

    by marybear
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    Try J River Media Jukebox 12.I use it.

    Try J River Media Jukebox 12.I use it.
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    Took a look at the link. It looks so cool - I...

    Took a look at the link. It looks so cool - I want one :)
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    Cooper-Atkins MFM300-KIT3

    Anybody else have one.I just got mine today from Florida Cooling for $200.It was the last one.Can not wait to try it out.It was the last one.Apparently someone tried it for a little and returned...
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    Yes they did.Your system will never function right.You unfortunately found a "bad apple" of a contractor.Sounds
    like their only interest is how much money they can get out of people.
  42. Hi tobnr, I have been doing installs & service...

    Hi tobnr,
    I have been doing installs & service on systems in central FL for 13 years.This contractor is not doing you right.First,never have the CU bigger than the AHU.Second,it is poor pratice to...
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    First and most important he made a very serious...

    First and most important he made a very serious and critical "error" by not also changing the coil/evaporator !!! The components in R410A and R22 systems are not interchangeable.Two different freons...
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    replacing heat pump

    follow swampfox's advice - he is 100% right
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    wire inside ductwork

    running any kind of wire inside ductwork is a big no-no by any standard ! Difficult as it may be you need to find some kind of alternative.Been doing HVAC in new construction (Florida) for 13...
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