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    It certainly possible, but I doubt it's a weak...

    It certainly possible, but I doubt it's a weak limit switch. A temperature rise check would easily show if the limit is doing it's job or if it's weak. Something else is causing it.

    Has it been...
  2. Thread: Nate Info

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    X2 http://quizlet.com/subject/nate/ I printed...

    X2 http://quizlet.com/subject/nate/ I printed of a bunch of these questions and gave them to some other guys taking the test at our shop.

    I studied the DeWalt manual for a month or so also.

    I...
  3. I often use the basketball analogy I heard from...

    I often use the basketball analogy I heard from someone. I say "think of a basketball player spinning a basketball on his finger. The ball is the motor. First he has to get it going in the right...
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    Can't imagine a day without mine. I use it on...

    Can't imagine a day without mine. I use it on every job, every day. Only time I pull out a nut driver is if the drill won't fit.
  5. If the normal dirty grey color on the face of the...

    If the normal dirty grey color on the face of the filter has penetrated all the way through the filter media and the back side is grey and no longer white, it's full and needs to be changed.
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    Sorry, by changed "the board" I meant the little...

    Sorry, by changed "the board" I meant the little model plug. :oops: Pretty sure it cost around 8 bucks for a new one.



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    I also lean toward the model plug on the outdoor...

    I also lean toward the model plug on the outdoor unit being the problem. I had one a month or so ago that was acting very similar. Found a bad solder connection on the back of the board. It dropped...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/fzr1000/091...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/fzr1000/0919131902a_zps5ce86585.jpg

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  9. Thread: January 21st

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    Gotta give A&E props. Their marketing campaign...

    Gotta give A&E props. Their marketing campaign is working perfectly. The mainstream media took it hook, line and sinker. Next season will be Duck Dynasty's biggest season yet.

    What a joke!!
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    Boy, you aren't kidding. I had an engineer (I...

    Boy, you aren't kidding.

    I had an engineer (I know because he told me) inform me just the other day that he recently switched to our company because his previous AC company ripped him off; and if...
  11. Thread: Do You Dare

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    Nailed me perfectly. Fresno, CA Trippy!!

    Nailed me perfectly. Fresno, CA

    Trippy!!
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    I've always wondered why a craft that is capable...

    I've always wondered why a craft that is capable of intergalactic space travel needs lights on it's exterior surfaces? What purpose do they serve? And if these UFO's are trying not to be detected...
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    We have GPS on our trucks. Our dispatcher has...

    We have GPS on our trucks. Our dispatcher has access to a live computer map with all the trucks and right where they are at all times. They rarely use it though.

    Not only that, but the boss also...
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    My favorite calls are when the homeowner "Mr....

    My favorite calls are when the homeowner "Mr. Engineer" has already tried, tried and tried again to fix the air conditioning problem himself. And after many failed attempts and good part...
  15. Totally fake

    Totally fake
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    What's a sche---ma---tic?

    What's a sche---ma---tic?
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    That's some hi-quality tinnin' right there. Ooh...

    That's some hi-quality tinnin' right there. Ooh wee.
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    ...but they had the best price.

    ...but they had the best price.
  19. They are definitely trying to screw you around. ...

    They are definitely trying to screw you around.

    I hear home warranty horror stories like this from new customers almost daily around here.
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    This ^^^^

    This ^^^^
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    I sure do love my sc56. It's never let me down...

    I sure do love my sc56. It's never let me down yet.
  22. It's shocking to me (not really) to think that...

    It's shocking to me (not really) to think that the "government" thinks THEY OWN the National Parks and can close and open them at will like they're an office building or something.

    Those parks...
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    I feel bad for those directly affected, but I...

    I feel bad for those directly affected, but I hope this goes on for a LONG time. I hope the gov continues shutting anything and everything down they can. Shut it all down. Americans need to feel...
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    I believe he is referring to the 60 amp...

    I believe he is referring to the 60 amp disconnect switches on a residential heat pump air handler. One has a heat strip and the blower, and the other has the other heat strip. Most mfr. have some...
  25. Absolutely not. What a creep. Hilary vs...

    Absolutely not. What a creep.

    Hilary vs Christie 2014. Now that's a joke.

    Don't forget Jeb Bush. That's just what we need, another Bush or Clinton in the White House.
  26. Thread: R-22 "art"

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    Sorta I was on a service call. The house...

    Sorta


    I was on a service call. The house belonged to the guy. The girlfriend was their just to let me in. When I was done I asked her about the amazing work of art. She replied "I have no...
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    We ALL don't get screwed. Just us hard working...

    We ALL don't get screwed. Just us hard working tax paying middle class folks. All the "important" people are lining up for, and getting, their exemptions. Where's my ****ing exemption?
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    Line voltage was 123 volt on both legs. Relay...

    Line voltage was 123 volt on both legs. Relay was attached to the cabinet with the screw hole in the 9 o'clock position
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    Start cap blew up Why?

    What causes a start cap to explode?



    The story with this 12 year old Amana unit goes:

    3 months ago the dual cap failed. Customer consults with guy he works with who does A/C repairs "on the...
  30. Thread: $650

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    Y'all wazout here workin' on my AC 'bout 2 years...

    Y'all wazout here workin' on my AC 'bout 2 years ago, and it ain't working. Y'all musta BROKE somethin when you waz here. Y'all need to come back right now and fix it for FREE!! You know what I'm...
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    ...and for those folks that KNOW they have a...

    ...and for those folks that KNOW they have a leaking evaporator coil and still choose to just "fill'er up" year after year we offer scented refrigerant. Potpourri, Strawberry Fields, Fresh Rain, and...
  32. Thread: R-22 "art"

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    R-22 "art"

    Not sure where to post this "thing", but I recently saw this prominently displayed in a customers house. I wanted to find out what the story on it was, but the man of the house was not home, and the...
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    The competition these days.

    Saw this in the Home Depot parking lot.

    If this car showed up to my house I wouldn't even open the door.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/fzr1000/photo10-Copy_zps2ed11a4b.jpg
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    This is great information. I often have to...

    This is great information. I often have to explain to people WHY they should replace a weak run capacitor when, in their mind, the unit is still cooling just fine.
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    I carry one of these in my toolbag, which is...

    I carry one of these in my toolbag, which is never far away.

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    Bits stay in the pants pocket so I don't have to dig through the toolbag to find them when I need to change.
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    That would be my only two items as well. The gas...

    That would be my only two items as well. The gas line is right in front of the coil making access difficult, and the lineset looks kind of sloppy.

    Linesets are one of my peeves. In my opinion,...
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    What's in all those pockets?

    So I was doing my daily unloading of my pockets when I got home last night and started wondering what other technicians like yourselves carry on you on a day to day basis? Some guys I see are loaded...
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    Usually any parts I install in a unit, I write...

    Usually any parts I install in a unit, I write the part and the date in black Sharpie somewhere discreet, but where it's clearly visible to another tech.


    That's a little different from the...
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    Whenever I substitute a slightly higher MFD rated...

    Whenever I substitute a slightly higher MFD rated cap in a pinch, I always write on the replacement cap and inside the electrical compartment what the original size capacitor is supposed to be. That...
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    Good Grief!! I'm not sure where to start.

    Good Grief!! I'm not sure where to start.
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    And I thought the coil and blower I had to clean...

    And I thought the coil and blower I had to clean this morning was disgusting. It was really bad, but nothing like that. Wow!!

    I only spent 2.5 hours on mine; but that included a motor change,...
  42. I've done that 3 or 4 times this summer with my...

    I've done that 3 or 4 times this summer with my new SMAN3's. Pisses me off every time. :gah:
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    I was against going digital on my gauges until my...

    I was against going digital on my gauges until my boss recently handed me a brand new set of Fieldpiece SMAN3 digi's, and said "Merry Christmas". (it was May) It didn't take long using them before I...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    I remember working on those back when I first got...

    I remember working on those back when I first got into the business in the late 80's. York Tombstone. They were old then too. Condenser fan motors were a pain to change, if I remember right. ...
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    One thing that really helped out the frozen coil...

    One thing that really helped out the frozen coil and over-heated compressor situation was having our dispatchers tell the customer to turn off the system on every no cool call that comes in. ...
  47. Thread: i'm 98%

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    I answered red hammer but didn't do any the math...

    I answered red hammer but didn't do any the math problems.
  48. The problem I keep having with my clamps is at...

    The problem I keep having with my clamps is at the other end where the plug is. It won't read the temperature unless I wiggle the wire around to find the sweet spot.

    Had two of them do that...
  49. Go to the truck and get me 2 bags of 90's...and a bag of tee's...hurry!!

    yep, that should do it.

    PERFECT!!


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/fzr1000/4%20Sale/photo7_zps84dc1d06.jpg
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    Old Equipment Removal...Not Included

    Went out on a no cool recently. New customer. Big 2 story house in a really nice suburban neighborhood. I'm in the house doing my initial Q&A, and ask the customers if they've had any problems...
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