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  1. If I have a 370 volt cap on the truck..... and I...

    If I have a 370 volt cap on the truck..... and I dont have a 440 of that same value..... Im not making a special trip. Customer gets a years warranty on the cap..... after that they pay for a new...
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    We have had a couple of amanas that leak on the...

    We have had a couple of amanas that leak on the return ells that are easy to see on the unit...... and both were the same exact bend..... and then I had one with the leak where the true suction...
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    I would report that to the power company and then...

    I would report that to the power company and then see if they do anything about it......
  4. Cartridge fuses on my truck with worn out...

    Cartridge fuses on my truck with worn out labels...... Id trash can them.....

    A known good cap with just the voltage rating illegible....... Id use it..... anymore today I dont see a 440 being...
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    Another Amana Leaker....

    Have had some trouble in the past with Amana units coming from the factory with leaks... usually in the tube bends where they are easy to see and fix.....and a couple on the true suction line access...
  6. The real question should be.... why do they even...

    The real question should be.... why do they even have ice in jails.....
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    I keep a mapp gas torch on the truck and use it...

    I keep a mapp gas torch on the truck and use it to warm up the compressor sump and the accumulator while evacuating sometimes.... do it when recovering also.....
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    Get a book for the tool...... I wonder if the...

    Get a book for the tool...... I wonder if the blade gap needs to be set for different size metal. I remember the old nibblers had to be set with a shim or something depending on what gauge metal you...
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    Reading this thread again...... I dont think...

    Reading this thread again...... I dont think anything gets annealed by the tool...... you might heat it up and that softens it while the tool is doing its thing........ but I think that to anneal...
  10. Thread: Fancy meter

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    Ive had two flukes let me down.........and I take...

    Ive had two flukes let me down.........and I take care of my meters...... Not knocking fluke..... cause I own a lot of flukes compared to other brands..... but and this is especially true in todays...
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    I used to use one of those 25 cent johnson...

    I used to use one of those 25 cent johnson controls in line restrictors....... little plastic thing..... dont know whats inside cause you would have to break it to see..... but they always worked...
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    Says it is being sold for the land value..........

    Says it is being sold for the land value....... there is more wrong with that home or that location than they are letting on.
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    While the words "separation of church and state"...

    While the words "separation of church and state" is not in the first amendment..... it is what the founders wanted.......and it is what they meant. And it is the supreme court.... who also used "the...
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    So... did the OP get a new condenser ??? We...

    So... did the OP get a new condenser ???

    We have had a couple of goomans come shipped dry...... not dry charge units either.......units with factory leaks....... but I had to go and fix them...
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    Its an even bigger risk if you meet up with some...

    Its an even bigger risk if you meet up with some thugs.

    The government has no right to register folks to be able to defend themselves and their families.......

    Loaded gun in the car is legal in...
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    Look at the name....... mantooth.........

    Look at the name....... mantooth...... ???.....WTF........

    It had failure wrote all over it from the beginning.....
  17. Thread: Fancy meter

    by corny
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    i have a fp that a guy gave me...... its a tiny...

    i have a fp that a guy gave me...... its a tiny little clamp meter...... its like my back ups back up clamp...... but the switch on it ...... sometimes have to jiggle it around to get it to...
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    When I started in hvac in the early 80s there...

    When I started in hvac in the early 80s there were still places around that would weld up heat exchangers.......

    And...as for the patch....... Ive seen soda can patches done with worm gear clamps...
  19. Thread: Relay in a Box

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    That run cap is just fine....... You know... I...

    That run cap is just fine....... You know... I find a lot of old caps in these ancient units that are still original and still reading what they are supposed to read..... I hate changing them out...
  20. Thread: Relay in a Box

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    Relay in a Box

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    They quit making the 16 and began making it as...

    They quit making the 16 and began making it as the 116 as the 116 is cheaper to produce. Look at Fluke meters over the years..... while they have probably gotten a little better electronically.........
  22. Thread: HVAC thermostats

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    I usually just download the manuals on my...

    I usually just download the manuals on my phone..... there are many sites out there with the manuals....especially for honeywell.

    Never have had trouble finding a user guide or install manual for...
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    Might be able to find a fluke 16 on ebay....... I...

    Might be able to find a fluke 16 on ebay....... I saw a brand new one still in the box about a year ago and could have kicked myself for not getting it.

    I dont like the fluke 1XX meters...... they...
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    I wonder if the spin flaring tool leaves anything...

    I wonder if the spin flaring tool leaves anything behind in the tubing.... I watched a vid and it looks like there is a piece that goes in to the tubing first that has to have some pressure behind...
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    Lot of hi re lis had 2 suction lines....... think...

    Lot of hi re lis had 2 suction lines....... think they did just to make it easier to run the copper...... but of course I would say they were sized properly.

    Ive seen people parallel wire a lot of...
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    east tennessee beef wellington

    Take 2 slices of any kind of bread you got and lay them on a plate next to each other. Take a slice of cold meatloaf and place on 1 piece of bread. Substitute ketchup or mayo or whatever other...
  27. Thread: Flue disaster

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    Man... some folks just dont care....... they look...

    Man... some folks just dont care....... they look at whats laying around the shop. basement... or in the van....or station wagon...... and hack that mess in to get the check...

    "Heats...
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    There is a guy who goes to the same barber as me...

    There is a guy who goes to the same barber as me who has this holster that completely covers his gun...... its a rectangular "box" that he wears just like a holster and supposedly it is legal to...
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    Many many moons ago..... I put a compressor in a...

    Many many moons ago..... I put a compressor in a church unit and it was like 8 oclock at night....... freezing cold outside....but that jackass I worked for was insisting that it be done that night....
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    I know guys who tape that switch closed every...

    I know guys who tape that switch closed every time they come up on a furnace....... even new installs.... I just cut the tape off....

    I do have a magnet holding a switch shut somewhere....... I...
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    I went on two systems this year that were just...

    I went on two systems this year that were just the units defrosting normally....... used to see calls like that all the time 30 years ago when heat pumps became popular here...... but in this day and...
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    Nearly every pressure switch issue I have seen...

    Nearly every pressure switch issue I have seen this winter has been a drain issue......
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    Keep a jug in the passenger seat...

    Keep a jug in the passenger seat floorboard.......and carry a mapp torch with you.

    Mapp is also helpfull for heating compressors and accumulators when recovering and evacuating.
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    Ive been using my fluke 324 this week....or last...

    Ive been using my fluke 324 this week....or last week...... Left my 323 somewhere and bought the 324 as a replacement.....then found my 323.....and am keeping it on the van as a backup to the 324.......
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    Fire Department Was Called

    Guy kept smelling something burning all thru his apartment. Grabbed the cat and dogs and ran out and called the FD...who sent 2 trucks and 2 police cars....

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    I dont know what caused...
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    From the looks of the two guys in the back and...

    From the looks of the two guys in the back and the guys arm on the right.......looks like everyone was staring into their phones.....
  37. Our Eds Supply got bought out years ago and is...

    Our Eds Supply got bought out years ago and is Fenco now....... still a good supply house....... though I dont get by their often.

    When I first started I remember going to Eds supply because it...
  38. The place where we get our tanks here.........

    The place where we get our tanks here...... Coastal Supply..... has acetelyne tanks with handles already on them so you dont need a wrench.....
  39. Thread: My accident...

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    I changed a schrader one time with pressure on...

    I changed a schrader one time with pressure on the system and no tool but a valve core tool....... got me bad between the thumb and finger..... big old blister.....

    Ive got burned since then but...
  40. I have a little 1/4 inch drive socket set I...

    I have a little 1/4 inch drive socket set I bought from HF.... and a long 3/8 and 1/4 socket extension.....and they have held up well. Nothing else though..... except those squeeze clamps I bought...
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    The cap and the braze job really dont belong here...

    The cap and the braze job really dont belong here as they seem sorta typical for what you see on a day to day basis.....

    braze glob......lol But really... I bet every other unit I see has a fan...
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    Id like to buy a 6 too.... but will have to wait...

    Id like to buy a 6 too.... but will have to wait till next year as I just cant afford one right now. Fieldpiece need to have like a 50 percent off sale on some of their stuff from time to time.
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    Looks like folks have been ordering the new...

    Looks like folks have been ordering the new improved one....... think its the 6.... that actually will test pressure switches.

    I have one and like it. Never have seen any complaints on here about...
  44. Is that a cockroach ???

    Is that a cockroach ???
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    My Unit Wont Keep Up.

    Wonder why....

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    YOU NEED A FILTER !!!!!!......lol

    Went to a call this morning..... unit wont keep up...... says sometimes it blows cold air...... or cool air.... other half of the...
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    Mine looks like an electricians bag sitting in a...

    Mine looks like an electricians bag sitting in a white bucket with more junk underneath the bag in the bucket.
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    Milwaukee tools is owned by the chinese........

    Milwaukee tools is owned by the chinese..... Techtronics.

    Engineers...... probably hundreds of them in a manufacturing company like milwaukee...... so they hire 5 or 6 from fluke....... what is...
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    I like using tried and true methods...... brazing...

    I like using tried and true methods...... brazing lines.... using screw pipe......
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    Screw it down to the curb.

    Screw it down to the curb.
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    Melt the o ring and you probably send some of...

    Melt the o ring and you probably send some of that molten goo into the system.
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