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  1. since I started doing service work, i have worked...

    since I started doing service work, i have worked at a company that never gave them out. Then I went to a large commercial company, where i was in energy and automation and the opportunity never came...
  2. If your Furnace has cracked HX is contractor required to leave space heater

    In California, I believe code says if HX is bad you must be given a quote right away. Are contractors also required to leave you wih temp heat like a 120V portable heater?
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    I have used it in the attic on evap coils and on...

    I have used it in the attic on evap coils and on dry rooftops. This is perfect for attic coils though. I put no rinse evap coil cleaner in the chemical side and fill the water up, set it to very low...
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    I ended up getting the testo 327 with printer,...

    I ended up getting the testo 327 with printer, Just got it,im gonna read the book tonight and try it tomorrow
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    use battery operated and then you wont need the C...

    use battery operated and then you wont need the C terminal.
    Or get an "add a wire" from sigler.
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    im in the process of buying one and ive narrowed...

    im in the process of buying one and ive narrowed it down to testo 327 (2nd model down). comes with case and printer on sale in this months Johnstone flyer for $935
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    I am the type that would rather repair than...

    I am the type that would rather repair than replace. the company i am with is the opposite. The boss says to me " give them the price to replace the part and fix the issue that caused the part to...
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    I did get pissed when my AOP reply got taken down...

    I did get pissed when my AOP reply got taken down at first. BUT, then i read the rules and looked at my name. looks like im missing a star. You guys are doing the right thing and a good job keeping...
  9. Thread: Thermal Imager

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    Please Help me make an informed tool purchase

    I just did some research and found that anything under 3000 did not have the features i feel i need. I really like the Testo 875 2i and the Fluke Ti 10 from what i see online. All the imagers...
  10. Thread: Thermal Imager

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    i want one too. would like the picture overlay...

    i want one too. would like the picture overlay feature too. so who has the best price between flir, tech, and fluke ?
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    When a customer watches me work, I listen and...

    When a customer watches me work, I listen and give them solutions to the issues they bring up. If you let them talk while you are working they usually reveal to you some of the things they dont like...
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    I watched the video and read up on all the testo...

    I watched the video and read up on all the testo digital gauges. I would love to have the 570RSA but my price range is more 550 kit 2 or maybe the 557 RSA. What are the differences between the 570...
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    Im looking for the answer to this question also....

    Im looking for the answer to this question also.
    I will keep checking in on this thread before i pick one or the other up
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    The whole HG3 or just the software for check me?

    The whole HG3 or just the software for check me?
  15. thanks for the advice. I checked out your website...

    thanks for the advice. I checked out your website and you have steered me in the right direction. I am going to research differences in 557 and 570 and then purchase.
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    I have every fieldpiece tool you can buy and they...

    I have every fieldpiece tool you can buy and they have lasted for years. Havent tried fluke. I am starting to look at testo though in order to get some more accurate tools because i dont know if...
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    i have had good customer service by Russell from...

    i have had good customer service by Russell from fieldpiece thru this website. And over the counter at ARI and MSI.
    Johnstone wanted a reciept showing i purchased the tool there
  18. Thread: multi tool

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    multi tool

    are there any recommendations on a new multi tool. like leatherman or gerber

    I had a leatherman wave and now am looking for a new one to hang from my belt.
    I would rather not buy one with bits...
  19. I have both testo and fieldpiece. Have not put...

    I have both testo and fieldpiece. Have not put them to a head to head test out in the field. The testo really is easy to use and well designed. Now that I have experienced Testo first hand, I may...
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    Russell, are the cases out at the supply houses...

    Russell, are the cases out at the supply houses yet? Also, I was looking thru US Airs fieldpiece catalog and saw a new static pressure tip set. part number ASP2, i believe. Are those ready to ship...
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    Filthiest coil Ive ever seen

    I quoted to clean coil and blower cabinet then replace fan motor and circuit board. They decided to go with a new system.
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    3/4 is code in california as of a few years ago

    3/4 is code in california as of a few years ago
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    Original Install needs some repairs

    I went out to check a condensate leak and found some other issues that needed to be addressed. My favorite is the FAU suspended in the attic instead of just setting it on furnace stands and here in...
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    i researched a little more and found answers to a...

    i researched a little more and found answers to a lot of my own questions. I found the universal zebra UZ-1 and variable speed zebra VZ-7 as alternatives to the TEC mate. They seem to have adapters...
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    that case is awesome! I want one! I need one! The...

    that case is awesome! I want one! I need one! The soft case is not doing its job, but its all i got for now. I like how you can store the hoses with the manifold and everything fits in the new hard...
  26. Thread: cleaning coils

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    I really like the coil jet for roofs without...

    I really like the coil jet for roofs without water. of course any time i have access to a hose bib with some pressure i use a tool that comes with a wand and a tube that you put directly in the jug...
  27. Thread: cleaning coils

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    delete please

    delete please
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    TEC mate pro service tool for ECM motors

    Whats your experience with this tool? Do the plugs fit evey motor or what % of all ECM motors out there? I think it is worth 90 bucks if it fits a lot of motors but if it doesnt fit lennox and york...
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    What happens to NOX rods in a LP Furnace?

    Lennox installed in 2009. I found these the other day on a preventive maintenance. The system has had regular maintenances in fall and spring since it was installed in 2009. I wonder if propane...
  30. i just bought the testo now need to find the...

    i just bought the testo now need to find the pitot tubes with the magnets. anyone have the part number and manufacturer?
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    Is this at a business? Make sure your contractor...

    Is this at a business? Make sure your contractor takes a close look at your breaker panel.
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    perfect pics for "wall of shame"

    perfect pics for "wall of shame"
  33. my tool works but i can't load software on...

    my tool works but i can't load software on Windows 7
    this issue is not enough to recall tool though
  34. Fieldpiece dual port manometer for static pressure testing

    I am using the fieldpiece accessory head to check pressure drop across blower and coil. I would like to get some suggestions on other options for taking static pressure readings. Anybody have any...
  35. Rumors that Fieldpiece HG3 is being recalled!

    Does anyone know if this is true? I heard it from the supply house counter salesman. "Something about the software" he said. I bought mine about a month ago and will need to know who and where to...
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    fieldpiece sent me everything i needed with no...

    fieldpiece sent me everything i needed with no delay. I havent had a chance to post about their quick service until now. Thank You Fieldpiece.
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    i found that the red clamp i got with my...

    i found that the red clamp i got with my honeywell service assistant from field diagnostics works really well i want to get another one of those clamps and use them instead of the blue fieldpiece...
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    my second clamp broke yesterday. I did email...

    my second clamp broke yesterday. I did email fieldpiece but have not got a response. Im just gonna take the whole setup back to MSI because they said they would replace it for me, I just hope the...
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    More pics of terrible install

    Here are some more from the same attic install. All pics are before i even took my tools out of van. Yes the return plenum had no screws in it at all and had fallen off unit. The whole unit rocked...
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    The title was a joke. obviously if you have any...

    The title was a joke. obviously if you have any superheat then you have all vapor. if i would not have gone in the attic to see the bulb before adding R410A then with the bulb sensing attic heat and...
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    Would this cause flooding of compressor?

    This was a new install that i went back on when customer complained that it wasnt cooling well. R410A system with 287.9 liquid line 97.3 suction line pressures no subcooling and 47.4...
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    maybe you can get a contractor to use his...

    maybe you can get a contractor to use his insulation resistance tester or a megohm meter on it.
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    I do get a lot of comments from customers who...

    I do get a lot of comments from customers who shadow me though. Have you noticed that in this economy more customers are paying close attention to the actual work your doing for the money they are...
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    I already broke my SMAN3

    Bought it about 2 weeks ago and 1 of the pipe clamps broke at the plastic hinge even though i keep it in its blue bag and on my front floor board away from the rest of the tools. Dont know how it...
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    In California you have to have a title 24 test...

    In California you have to have a title 24 test done after a new unit is installed. You new system has to have less than 15% air leakage. Maybe your contractor will be doing this test and sealing up...
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    insert high temp split where high superheat was...

    insert high temp split where high superheat was in my original post thanks
  47. check your airflow. Check all registers for...

    check your airflow. Check all registers for airflow and make sure your return is getting indoor air not attic air. Make sure you have a clean filter and all registers are open with air blowing out...
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    black dirt dust marks around the joints of duct...

    black dirt dust marks around the joints of duct and plenum on insulation is a sign of a leak at that particular connection. Get a contractor to do a duct test and seal. If you have him use a duct...
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    old systems with heat only have the duct work...

    old systems with heat only have the duct work sized for low speed fan, less cfm for just heating. Sometimes they may also have tin duct. When you add AC you need more airflow to satisfy the CFM...
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    internal overload is usually caused by compressor...

    internal overload is usually caused by compressor getting too hot and that takes longer than 1 minute. Your low pressure switch will cause unit to shutdown as you explained. Quick way to check that...
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