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  1. Failed Platform (By now they know to use bolts)

    Spotted this on my bicycle ride this morning........
  2. Ride and work with a Bible Thumper for a week and...

    Ride and work with a Bible Thumper for a week and you will beg to work alone!
  3. Thread: Oil on flare

    by PapaFuse
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    Mitsubishi recommends oil

    When I went to a Mitsubishi class several years ago, the insturctor recommended using
    refrigeration oil on the flare to make sure the microscopic pores were full of something.

    I use Nylog.
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    New Fluke Meter??

    How does one estimate something like this or is it just the media barking out a number to impress the viewers?
    Maybe a Fluke?



    Which Fluke? My 902 doesn't have a range that high.
  5. Tie the condensing unit down as a start...

    I have installed two units where the owner wanted to use a silent alarm system and secure the units to the ground.

    What I did was take out one compressor bolt and run a threaded rod through it. ...
  6. Thread: Doc Watson

    by PapaFuse
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    Met Doc Watson

    Sorta..........

    He was playing on the sidewalk of my home town in the Blueridge mountains in
    SW Virginia in the late 1960's. He wasn't "begging" but he did have a small
    tin cup afixed to the...
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    The license is just the beginning...

    Congrats! But, now you have to get General Commercial Libility Insurance, Commercial Vehicle Insurance, and customers.

    Oh, and don't make any mistakes! Customers are strange characters, some...
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    Wooden Drawers

    These drawers are simply hardwood on hardwood with a hardwood slide on each side. I priced the sliders for 48" drawers and they would cost more than the entire cabinet for just ONE drawer!!!! So,...
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    Both are correct...

    The answer is in CFM cubic feet per MINUTE.

    Since the ACH is air changes per HOUR you have to convert hours to minutes. Hence the reason to divide by 60 (to get CFM)

    If you divide 1 (hour) by...
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    Manual Q

    Manual Q is used on the test a few times. Don't sweat Manual Q because it only uses the symbols. I can't say how many questions you'll get from Manual Q because everyone gets a different test since...
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    No clue..... I gues this is personal taste. What...

    No clue..... I gues this is personal taste. What ever way you want to study or preserve your code books.
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    The sign on my van says.........

    FREE COPPER AND EXPENSIVE R-22 INSIDE. :grin2:
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    Interesting...

    I checked with my insurance company about lettering on the van after shopping at another insurance company. The other insurance company ask if I had lettering or not. I told them I did and they...
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    No plumbing or fire sprinkler....

    Nope.... nothing about fire sprinkler or plumbing. I'm glad they didn't since it's not a test about that.

    The only thing with pipe is what's used in HVAC like condensate drains, gas pipe size,...
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    All the cram course places have practice exams. ...

    All the cram course places have practice exams. TriadOne will provide several for you. Also, as soon as you get accepted to sit for the exam, all the other cram course places that inhabit every...
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    30 Days

    One more thing.....

    Once you are approved to sit for the exam you only have 30 days (or less) to take the exam. The State gives you 30 days but, PSIEXAMS may not have an exam date available when...
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    Lern the stuff......

    Yes, these two books......

    'Laws & Rules' book and the 'Business, Law, and Project Management'

    What I'm trying to say is learn it enough you can answer any question without having to look it...
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    Study hard....

    The cram courses are very fast paced and donít allow a lot of time for any detail and very few questions. Also, the cram courses donít really cover every possible item that can be on the test. In...
  19. Thread: Voltage Spike

    by PapaFuse
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    The breakers didn't kick because you did not have...

    The breakers didn't kick because you did not have an over current situation. You had an over voltage situation that can fry stuff down the line but not trip the breaker. You could have applied...
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    Email in profile. I have a manual.

    Email in profile. I have a manual.
  21. Thread: 6 foot hoses

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    Yellow Jacket 19191 Love 'em

    Yellow Jacket 19191 Love 'em
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    Maximum storage, minimum floor space

    Custom made. 48" drawers.
  23. Don't fall for it guys, this has got to be a...

    Don't fall for it guys, this has got to be a trick question.
  24. Thread: JMF Lineset

    by PapaFuse
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    JMF Lineset

    Have you noticed the *low* quality of JMF linesets?

    I don't get a choice when the boss buys a lineset, but geeze.... these things
    are not up to the standard that I desire.

    Today, found...
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    48SS and 48GS blower wheels

    At the beginning of heating season, I pickup 6-8 blower wheels for these
    Carrier package units.

    There are two versions of the 48SS and one for the 48GS. I have found
    very little differences...
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    Interesting.......

    I can't say for sure that a "blown transistor" would cause blowers/motors to
    operate for a few seconds/minutes and then off for a while. I don't believe a
    career HVAC technician could diagnose a...
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    You have a money hungry company there, not one...

    You have a money hungry company there, not one that is looking after you.

    Rundawg is right, get another company out there.

    Ride around your neighborhood and look for someone that has a 49GS or...
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    In my opinion......

    The 48GS is a good unit. It has it's little problems, but overall it's a good
    unit. The inducer fan wheel will rust out in about seven years. ;) And, the
    indoor coil will develop leaks.

    I...
  29. Thread: RATS!

    by PapaFuse
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    Bat in the inducer

    Fall of '08, Trane 80%er in the crawl space wouldn't fire.

    Found the remains of a bat (folded up to sleep) in the housing of the
    inducer blower. No clue how it got there or even how it could...
  30. Thread: Mr slim tools

    by PapaFuse
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    If you ever service these, you'll need......

    Some quilting pins.

    Yup, quilting pins or something similar. You have to get your meter probe into those tiny little connectors to take measurements.

    Available at your local big-W-store for...
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    Pepper Spray :eek2:

    Pepper Spray :eek2:
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    It's a cool technology.

    The power supply of the system takes 240VAC and converts it to direct current. This is around 380 VDC for Mitsubishi. The diode bridge and capacitors are huge gronkin' suckers.

    This 380 VDC is...
  33. It's called a "Pitch Pocket"

    Check it out using a search engine.

    I use to do this when I was working refrigeration and we put the condensing units on the roof. You can also change the lines in the future when the Burger King...
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    You are standing too close to the return.

    You are standing too close to the return.
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    I just took a look at the AccTrack VPE spec. and...

    I just took a look at the AccTrack VPE spec. and it seems impressive, but no better than the Amprobe. It also has a 40Khz transmitter available for a source when you are looking for leaks. (The...
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    Amprobe ULD-300 Ultra Sonic Leak Detector

    Has anyone used this leak detector with the transmitter (that comes with it) to evaluate heat exchangers for cracks/holes?

    Heating season is coming up and I know a lot of gas-pack calls are going...
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    I thought it was the face that NASA found on...

    I thought it was the face that NASA found on mars.......
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    Possibly a Tappan.............is this circa...

    Possibly a Tappan.............is this circa mid-1970's? Does the condenser
    sit horizontally like the old Lennox?

    Post more pictures.
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    I just went to my van and wrapped my Fieldpiece...

    I just went to my van and wrapped my Fieldpiece and Fluke in tin foil then grounded it to avoid the EMI. Am I safe?
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    How do you guys get a condensing unit up to a...

    How do you guys get a condensing unit up to a platform at a beach house? At some of the houses, there is no way to get a boom truck or crane between or behind the houses. When there is an eight...
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    Why buy an entire condensing unit? Just have...

    Why buy an entire condensing unit? Just have your contractor install the correct compressor. No need to replace the entire condenser unit. A compressor and installation is usually cheaper too. ...
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    Yes, the aluminum spine condenser coil. I had to...

    Yes, the aluminum spine condenser coil. I had to use ropes to get them
    up and down from the platform. Little aluminum "pine needles" everywhere.
    It gave me visions of the old aluminum Christmas...
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    I happen to own a 2 1/2 ton Trane heat pump in a...

    I happen to own a 2 1/2 ton Trane heat pump in a salty/beach environment. Installed in
    July of 2004 and I had to replace the condenser in December of 2008. (Not the
    condensing unit, but the...
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    I have some experience at this............ ...

    I have some experience at this............

    Found a T-stat wire that ran through a foundation wall was "frayed" because the kids
    would get on each side of it and pull it back and forth. It wore...
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    White Rogers 0827

    Does anyone know if the White Rogers 0827 is a 24 VAC ignitor or other voltage?

    I ran across a York gas pack today that uses a 24 volt ignitor and it had
    the White Rogers 0827 in it. I can't...
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    >>I think... #1 Read the rules of the site

    >>I think...

    #1 Read the rules of the site<<

    Okay, I read them.

    >>#2 Technical threads are not allowed in this area of the site<<

    Oh, sorry.... I thought "General Discussion Any topic,...
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    Heat pump won't heat

    Iíve was ask by a friend to take a look at a heat pump that came with a foreclosed mobile home. I took this as a side job and donít have the resources of the folks at work. I figured ďHow hard can...
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