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    Apparently it's very sensitive and the detector...

    Apparently it's very sensitive and the detector picked up the residual refrigerant R410A pushed by 350 psi of nitrogen.
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    Technical hint: I just purchased a Prowler leak...

    Technical hint: I just purchased a Prowler leak detector to upgrade my 10 year old leak detector. The first time using it I found a small leak at a capsulate pressure switch with no refrigerant and...
  3. To trehak01

    That's when you want to piss on the new air filter, and the homeowner.
  4. It's an aparment complex, this one is a little...

    It's an aparment complex, this one is a little nasty. The equipment is in sorry shape like you said. But serious I was almost going to the truck for some breathing aparatis.
  5. Even I was freaked out, I wouldn't even put the...

    Even I was freaked out, I wouldn't even put the filter in my truck. I told the homeowner it was there hazardous waste and they can get rid of it.
  6. Now, I told you to clean your air filter, every month!!!!

    I was at this apartment 2-3 yrs ago, they called and said theres no heat. REALLY!359581
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    What I do is work with the tech manual right in...

    What I do is work with the tech manual right in front if me? There are too many mistakes that can be made with electrical troubleshooting and you need to follow protocol while troubleshooting and...
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    Why do customers give us a hard time about...

    Why do customers give us a hard time about charging them to leak check the system, but they cough up the cash to put in the "freon" whenever needed. This is bad technical assistance, I tell my...
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    Thats what I was getting at, just from the post...

    Thats what I was getting at, just from the post theres a possible drowning situation there.
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    Are you the service tech, or the homeowner??????

    Are you the service tech, or the homeowner??????
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    Just had the second hydrostat 3150 boiler control...

    Just had the second hydrostat 3150 boiler control bad out of the box, I love the control but I cant keep on changing them before i leave the service call The one before this one was on Christmas eve,...
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    2old2rock

    I love your quote: "Just because it turns on, it doesn't mean it will shut off". I plan on using that the next time I rewire a heatpump thermostat that someone else installed. Thanks!
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    Helpers!!!!

    And there's the reason why I do it myself. Everyone thinks its easy.LOL
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    % problems

    All of the calls are electrical after a major thunder storm or a hurricane.
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    Not equipment bashing

    I was just letting him know that there is always a possibility that a new part is bad. Ruud is a solid piece of equipment and they do not make the expansion valves, but they stood behind there...
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    TXV failures

    I had a Ruud heatpump this summer that I went on a no cooling call to find the indoor expansion valve slammed closed, thought it was a slam dunk diagnosis, but nooo. I put the new expansion valve in,...
  17. Fan cycling control

    For an affordable $$.$$ solution I use the "p" encapsulated fan cycling pressure switch. I also try to explain the fan turning on and off to the customer, but you guys know how that can be.
  18. Wouldn't a fan cycle control do the same thing...

    Wouldn't a fan cycle control do the same thing but a little more efficiently ?
  19. Old School

    Hey, for 21 yrs I have heard to charge an R-22 system to 30 deg above ambient temperature on the dishcharge gauge, guess what it did work on the old systems (I use superheat or manufacturers charging...
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    I hope he charged you for the info.

    I hope he charged you for the info.
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    This is no joke, was up on roof helping a friend,...

    This is no joke, was up on roof helping a friend, looked over and saw this. They flipped them over on the rubber roof. The world is full of morons but this amazed me.
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    That is a very cool picture! Its amazing what...

    That is a very cool picture! Its amazing what someone will do.
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    Just tip the SOB on its side off the roof curb...

    Just tip the SOB on its side off the roof curb and do whats gotta be done.
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    It would have been cheaper to install a ductless,...

    It would have been cheaper to install a ductless, oh wait they couldn't diy it.
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    Did he wire in the economizer and hook up the...

    Did he wire in the economizer and hook up the linkage like that? Ask the customer how it worked and did he save any money using his guy! HA I love when they "got a guy" it keeps us busy. What a dic@!
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    I think its official, that carpenter was an arss!...

    I think its official, that carpenter was an arss! That must of been a beauty to repair or even service. 25.00 cap and 600.00 labor. Sweet.
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    Nice One!

    Nice One!
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    That is a classic picture of what not to do....

    That is a classic picture of what not to do. During last summer I was on a no cooling call at an Icecream Shop and what I found was nasty, the only return in the newly renovated store was in the...
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    I dont like anything over the top of my...

    I dont like anything over the top of my condensors.
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    I always cover up so the flame doesn't blacken...

    I always cover up so the flame doesn't blacken the studs. There shouldn't be any structual damage, it just looks and smells bad, I'm sorry to say that it wasn't very professional. We are not all like...
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    Filters

    I use multiple types of filters, it is job specific. But what I keep on the truck as a standard residential replacement is the Cut to fit heavy fiber filter. If the job requires special filters I...
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    I use my UV powered all the time in the return,...

    I use my UV powered all the time in the return, No goo in my condensate pan or on my evap coil, with a Thermostat with a Circ mode (randomly circulates the fan) during the day and coupled with...
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    It should be illegal to leave the stickers on the...

    It should be illegal to leave the stickers on the fittings, because it looks like crap, and the rest I agree with hvacvegas in his edit.
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    Cheap filters

    I gauge the quality of a filter by: 1) If it can stay out of the fan blower wheel, even after 3 years of abuse, 2) if it is the type of filter that direction really matters, 3) any type of a MERV...
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    That is a serious NO,NO. First the safety factor,...

    That is a serious NO,NO. First the safety factor, and second it looks like crap! But from time to time you will see meters and overhead wires that just dont make code. Its like the boilers and...
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    After reading through 23 posts I would have to...

    After reading through 23 posts I would have to say that the " Flux Capacitor" is stuck in Neut. and the freezone is low. How'd I do?
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    LOL, This is one of those jobs where there is no...

    LOL, This is one of those jobs where there is no plus side at all.
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    This is one of those jobs, where the GC said to...

    This is one of those jobs, where the GC said to the wana be hvac contractor " I need a heating system installed cheap" and boo there it is. That is a sorry sight for a heating system.:gah:
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    And that's the reason why I wont use those cheap...

    And that's the reason why I wont use those cheap filters.:Faint:
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    But , it worked fine last season, Right!That...

    But , it worked fine last season, Right!That would be the normal BullSh t from the client.You guys have your hands full good luck, I like a good, nevermind!@#$
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    You fellows are reading into it too much. Take a...

    You fellows are reading into it too much. Take a closer look, " it's where you sit when replacing a contactor, DUH!
  42. Hindsight is a B@#$h

    If I were you, I would ask your local HVAC service company about a Rocket Fuel gauge. This may help you avoid future oil delivery issues. It is a wireless gauge that can be installed on the oil tank...
  43. Thread: The Cringe

    by TriWorksInc
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    Its almost ok if the tech steals the paperwork,...

    Its almost ok if the tech steals the paperwork, but it's is a captial crime when the S.O.B. takes the nameplate off the equipment.
  44. Thread: The Cringe

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    That's just wrong on so many levels.

    That's just wrong on so many levels.
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    One of the things that I try to do every night is...

    One of the things that I try to do every night is straighten out the inside of the truck (and the outside weather permitting), just yesterday one of my customers said " oh you bought a new truck" I...
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    Looks good, you have plenty of room now but give...

    Looks good, you have plenty of room now but give it some time and we (hvac guys) can fill up any size truck. Did you go up sized from a regular van?
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    Did you replace the pvc? Man that is some...

    Did you replace the pvc? Man that is some dangerous sh*t. What did the HO say when you showed them that artwork.
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    Yep I agree, change the compressor out, thats the...

    Yep I agree, change the compressor out, thats the problem. While your at it add some more refrigerant, everybody does it -:gah: come on add some more!!!!
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    I guess the red light means that its working, I...

    I guess the red light means that its working, I think not.
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    I just ran out to the truck, and the one I have...

    I just ran out to the truck, and the one I have in stock don't look that. Add a jumper she'll run. LOL Nice pic.
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