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    It should, it comes with a tire chuck

    It should, it comes with a tire chuck
  2. I can't explain why but I know it works. Friday I...

    I can't explain why but I know it works. Friday I changed out a compressor on a 5 ton split. The line-set was about 35 feet. It took just over 22 minutes to pull to 300 microns with two 1/2" hoses...
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    I have one but it doesn't work as well as blowing...

    I have one but it doesn't work as well as blowing it out. I use a Rehvac MBK-6 and carry a 20lb CO2 bottle in the van to refill it. It holds 2.5lbs of CO2 which is a lot of drain blowing

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    This may be true but they do not care. The last...

    This may be true but they do not care. The last company I worked for, when I left he told me I was the best Tech he ever had and hated to loose me. I responded with if that was the case why did the...
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    The problem is with the employer not allowing the...

    The problem is with the employer not allowing the technician the time to do it. They want you installing parts or setting up sales calls. I left several places because of this. My current employer of...
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    I agree it is worth the time spent, that is why I...

    I agree it is worth the time spent, that is why I purchased it!
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    I could see it taking 10 minutes if it is a basic...

    I could see it taking 10 minutes if it is a basic unit with the furnace close and unit set up to take all readings already. I don't think there is another tech in my area that checks everything as I...
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    2 story houses with the furnace in the attic is...

    2 story houses with the furnace in the attic is the most common in my area. To check CFM I depend on static pressure because duct design in my area sucks!! 2-4 foot return plenum is too turbulent to...
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    If you could collect all the info and input it in...

    If you could collect all the info and input it in 10 minutes you are much faster than I could ever be. It takes 10 minutes just to check CFM. Now if you mean input everything once you have it I...
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    This one was just using demo data. I did a couple...

    This one was just using demo data. I did a couple today and without timing it, it took more time than I would have liked. With that said, with everything new there is a learning curve. The first time...
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    A sample report ...

    A sample report

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l51/ambientech232/SampleReport_zpsa5af363c.jpg
  12. Thread: ADP Coils

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    I worked for a Lennox dealer for a little over 6...

    I worked for a Lennox dealer for a little over 6 years and I agree it is a good product. At that time they didn't have the leaking issue. They need to copy Trane like goodman and carrier did by...
  13. Thread: ADP Coils

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    A buddy of mine works for a Lennox Dealer and...

    A buddy of mine works for a Lennox Dealer and they are having a serious problem with leaking evap coils. Seeing that Lennox owns ADP and that many Lennox coils are built at ADP I am sure others are...
  14. No doubt the larger hoses are much faster. My JB...

    No doubt the larger hoses are much faster. My JB Platinum 7cfm, two Appion 1/2" hoses and schrader core removers I can hit 350 microns on a residential split change out in 5 minutes or less.
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    If you plan to get the iManifold eventually don't...

    If you plan to get the iManifold eventually don't wait, just get it. It isn't overkill for residential, it is perfect for it. As far as using all the features goes, you should already be taking all...
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    Love the update!!

    Love the update!!
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    Love your sig :grin2:

    Love your sig :grin2:
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    Primary so it will catch a backup before it has a...

    Primary so it will catch a backup before it has a chance to fill the pan up. If the customer is keeping their filters changed the pan will not get dirty enough to clog up at the outlet. If the drain...
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    We had several RTAA Trane chillers that had...

    We had several RTAA Trane chillers that had condenser coil leaks and we took the time to clean out some recovery tanks just for it. The problem around here is they only exchange tanks, plus you have...
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    If you are working with a unit that holds 90lbs...

    If you are working with a unit that holds 90lbs changing a TXV or drier shouldn't require recovery, you should be able to isolate them ;) With that said, we are in the residential thread, service...
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    If you are not installing an in-line float switch...

    If you are not installing an in-line float switch then I could see the need for this. I use an SS1 in an orientation so that I can just remove the float and stick my drain dawg in to blow it out....
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    I don't trust recovery tanks at all. I have used...

    I don't trust recovery tanks at all. I have used fresh recovery tanks to recover good gas and seen black crap come out of the tank. If I have to recover, the unit gets virgin refrigerant. I like to...
  23. Thread: Wages

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    Depends on the area. Cost of living in say New...

    Depends on the area. Cost of living in say New Jersey is 2.5x what it is here.

    If the company is paying you 60 per hour and they only charge 100, then you are not making them anything. If you...
  24. They all suck equally (this includes the h10) at...

    They all suck equally (this includes the h10) at finding 410a leaks..... 410a is funny, sometimes it is very easily detected, while other times a known leak is hard to detect.
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    My first set of Testo 550 had the problem with...

    My first set of Testo 550 had the problem with static blowing the temp probe ports. Sent it in to be repaired and it did it again out of warranty. I was in a pinch and Testo said they fixed the...
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