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    What are you doing with this unit? When I repair...

    What are you doing with this unit? When I repair refrigerant leaks, I use a bullet valve to assist recovery. Back at the shop I would braze a liquid line access port into the location where the...
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    Regarding R-410A, I was once given a list of...

    Regarding R-410A, I was once given a list of formulas for weighing-in additional charge when conditions were not optimal for adding charge by subcooling. The list was confiscated by a former...
  3. One company I worked for was owned by two...

    One company I worked for was owned by two brothers who inherited the company from their father. They split responsibilities by residential and new construction. I worked in residential, and the one...
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    I once worked for a company that implemented...

    I once worked for a company that implemented AirTime 500 principles after I was hired in 2000. The system pays handsome commissions if you sell repairs, accessory products, replacement systems,...
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    I'll ask my supplier. Never wondered until today...

    I'll ask my supplier. Never wondered until today when I wrote the post.
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    My boss does not order Goodman equipment more...

    My boss does not order Goodman equipment more than twice per year if he can avoid it. We have not had good luck with it, but we just installed one on 6/5 (which turned out to be excessively...
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    I advise customers to turn it off only if the...

    I advise customers to turn it off only if the power goes out to reduce the restart load when power is restored. If they don't, it's no big deal. In the past I've encountered situations where too...
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    My boss swears by the Nu Calgon E Z Seal, but...

    My boss swears by the Nu Calgon E Z Seal, but only as a last resort in case of emergency. He has used it in a few nuisance systems, never had a callback on any after that. He did tell me he...
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    My current employer provides only diluted...

    My current employer provides only diluted acetylene (no oxygen tank and I don't know what it's diluted with) for brazing, and this is my first encounter with it. The torch attaches by reinforced...
  10. Thank you, Jim Bergmann, for the explanation and...

    Thank you, Jim Bergmann, for the explanation and clarification. I appreciate the time you took to respond.
    :CU:
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    I'm don't blame Goodman for that, just the hassle...

    I'm don't blame Goodman for that, just the hassle of the whole situation. God help me if I know why it took that long to pull a vacuum on a 15' line set that was triple evacuated. I've been a...
  12. I had an issue with excessive moisture in a new...

    I had an issue with excessive moisture in a new install recently, and it was quite irritating. What point do you open or close the ballast? Does it add extra time? How effective is this method...
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    I just had a 2-week string of terrible luck with...

    I just had a 2-week string of terrible luck with a Goodman a/c. New unit installed on 6/5 didn't operate on startup immediately, compressor sounded stuck despite being a scroll. When it did start,...
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    Heat gun?

    In what way would one use a heat gun while evacuating an a/c or refrigeration system? It was never mentioned when I was in school or any other time during my years on the job until recently. To my...
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    Gauge calibration

    I was hoping someone could share some techniques for recalibrating manifold gauges. My R-22 and R-410A sets were in storage for a few years, not pressurized, while I was out of work. Recently I...
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    Thanks for the input guys! :cheers:

    Thanks for the input guys! :cheers:
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    Transporting tanks

    Dumb question, I know, but my searches yielded no results. Are tank racks required by law for transporting refrigerant and recovery tanks in vehicles? Federal EPA and DOT websites have also been no...
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    This makes me sad, but it's worth the wait.

    This makes me sad, but it's worth the wait.
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    Greetings from Southern Wisconsin!

    I've been posting occasionally for about a month and forgot to introduce myself. Oops :whistle:

    My name is James, and I'm a service tech/installer/metal fabricator in my 12th year of...
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    Can anyone tell me if the Tech LC bag works well...

    Can anyone tell me if the Tech LC bag works well in the field, not just on paper? I'm 99% sure I want one, but I'm looking for feedback/ratings on field performance and satisfaction, just not...
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    I've worked for Carrier/Bryant/Payne dealers for...

    I've worked for Carrier/Bryant/Payne dealers for 12 years and really like the equipment. It's consistently reliable, and when annual maintenance is performed, high probability the furnaces will...
  22. Poll: Residential. We also do light commercial, but...

    Residential. We also do light commercial, but haven't encountered Lennox there yet.
  23. Poll: Many turn to us...

    So many people with Lennox equipment in my area turn to the company I work for now, which is a Bryant dealer, b/c the local Lennox dealers are beginning to treat them bad more frequently. It's a...
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    Carrier/Bryant/Payne did just that, and it shows...

    Carrier/Bryant/Payne did just that, and it shows in the latest models :grin2:
    Lennox engineers seem to get more idiotic as time passes. It seems like they enjoy punishing field techs. The most...
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    How can someone obtain the wrench if Lennox...

    How can someone obtain the wrench if Lennox suppliers won't sell it to you (as punishment for not selling Lennox crap). Is there another way to remove the plug and flame sensor without the special...
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