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    I'm not a generator expert but from what I...

    I'm not a generator expert but from what I remember that was the problem I usually encountered. My customers generators were "cheaper" ones that had more of an on/off sine wave and trane furnaces...
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    I have seen problems with trane furnaces (mostly...

    I have seen problems with trane furnaces (mostly what I work on) and some portable generators. I have added a capacitor and that has fixed the problem. I'm not going to say where I added one on the...
  3. Have you checked voltage? Checked the comp...

    Have you checked voltage? Checked the comp wires? Is the comp hot? Did you throw your gauges on to see if there is any pressure? Ohm out the comp windings? Megg the comp? CC heater working?
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    "Something" inside the unit turns the fan on when...

    "Something" inside the unit turns the fan on when the t stat is set to auto and heat is running. That "something" isn't working. That's as far as I can go on the open forums, get pro status and we...
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    Ill try unplugging one and monitoring it this...

    Ill try unplugging one and monitoring it this weekend. Thanks Doug!
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    Ive had my AK's for less than a month and loved...

    Ive had my AK's for less than a month and loved them.... Until they recently stopped working. The origional battery died already, I replaced it with a new duracell, it worked for that unit I was...
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    Bunch of comedians in here! ...

    Bunch of comedians in here!

    http://www.trutechtools.com/FieldpieceSDP2

    Im pretty sure im going to get one of these soon.
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    An oversized tractor trailor hit one of the...

    An oversized tractor trailor hit one of the girders, some witnesses said the trailor hit so hard it rose up 30 degrees. Immediately after it went through the bridge went down.
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    If I remember correctly there was a 3rd person...

    If I remember correctly there was a 3rd person who confessed to the murder while he was in jail.
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    If there is an accident with a large group of...

    If there is an accident with a large group of people around everyone thinks someone else will do something. I bet if you needed help and asked the others they would have helped.

    I ride...
  11. Thread: Robbed!

    by patrick
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    I had my house broken into twice. The first time...

    I had my house broken into twice. The first time they picked my locks, the house was all locked up when they left. The only things they took was a key to my motorcycle (which I left in the bike...
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    On VVT I have been finding a plastic piece...

    On VVT I have been finding a plastic piece conected to the damper arm that is cracking which will cause the damper to stop moving.

    Im intentionally being a little vague in my description. Apply...
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    I've seen a plumber use a large tubing cutter,...

    I've seen a plumber use a large tubing cutter, not sure if it was a special pvc one or not. That could be another option.

    My 2"ratcheting cutter dosent cut straight either. I have had a few...
  14. Thread: megged out

    by patrick
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    Its generally accepted for a good megohm reading...

    Its generally accepted for a good megohm reading to be 1000 ohms per volt. It should be much higher than this though. As an example, you have a 460v comp, the megohm reading should be 460,000 ohms...
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    I bought the 18v combo hammer drill/driver and...

    I bought the 18v combo hammer drill/driver and impact from home depot. They are pretty good. When using the drill with a big hole saw or wood bits in high speed it will cut power to protect the...
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    Quotes from smart men

    First, we will start with the definition of the word liberty.

    liberty[*lib-er-tee ]

    noun*plural lib·er·ties.
    1.*freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
    2.*freedom from...
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    All of the videos on you tube are of LARGE switch...

    All of the videos on you tube are of LARGE switch gear. In my opinion there is not enough arc potiential on the standard residential or light commercial units.

    Like Hands said, in the winter...
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    I talked to them today, the lady I spoke with...

    I talked to them today, the lady I spoke with said they were going to replace the analyzer so hopefully it will have the newest fermware and 2nd pressure port.

    I dont have the acessory probe yet...
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    Thanks Jim. I had to send my 320 back to testo...

    Thanks Jim. I had to send my 320 back to testo for repairs already. It said it had something wrong with the O2 sensor. I noticed mine didnt have some of the same readings yours did. I didnt have...
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    Jim B, I just bought the 320 (from you!) and had...

    Jim B, I just bought the 320 (from you!) and had a few questions on its set up.

    When setting up a measurement site what is the combustion site for? I saw where you can change the O2 and CO for...
  21. Thread: Evacuation

    by patrick
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    Try banging on the compressor a few times to get...

    Try banging on the compressor a few times to get refrigerant out of the oil. Sometimes I have to purge with nitro several times between evacuations. Sometimes it takes me a few hours to get it...
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    I work for a medium size light comercial...

    I work for a medium size light comercial contractor. We have a guy who sends proposals to our property managers of the things we wright up during our quarterly maintenances. You could do something...
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    Download "a stich in time". Its a really long...

    Download "a stich in time". Its a really long read and some of it is not related to what we do but it gives you more insight into megging.
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    If you are into native american history tillicum...

    If you are into native american history tillicum vilage is a good trip. You take a ferry to their own island and I believe they tell stories of the puget sound tribes, dance and have a salmon bake.
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    For cheap parking, across the street from the...

    For cheap parking, across the street from the underground tour there is a little lot that is triangle shaped. If you park there before 9 am (not sure about the weekends) its $12 for all day. Its...
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    If you leave seattle for victoria you could take...

    If you leave seattle for victoria you could take a seaplane by kenmore air or the victoria clipper which I believe is a hydroplane if I remember correctly. The seaplane would be an amazing way to...
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    Tats deli in dountown, is a great eastcoast deli...

    Tats deli in dountown, is a great eastcoast deli (comming from a westcoaster ;) ) lunchbox laboratory for some great burgers although expensive. Dicks drive in is a seattle favorite (its nothing...
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    I actually just replaced the aluminum coil on a...

    I actually just replaced the aluminum coil on a 19i today because of a leak. Luckilly for my customer it was under warranty. It is really easy to replace the coil so I say new coil.
  29. Is it not included in the bill of rights?

    Is it not included in the bill of rights?
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    The calender in my phone stops at december 31,...

    The calender in my phone stops at december 31, 2036. That means that is when the end of the world will happen.
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    I found it once on a brand new factory charged...

    I found it once on a brand new factory charged mitsubishi. Mitsubishi tech support was real fast to say noncondensibles, hmm...
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    I understand that. Im coming from mostly...

    I understand that. Im coming from mostly commercial work and do maintenance on equipmemt every 3 months. I generally only megg bigger compressors and record the info so it can be trended if...
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    It dosent say anything about test voltages unless...

    It dosent say anything about test voltages unless I missed it and I have read that before. A stitch in time and the link you posted earlier does say with rotating machines that have voltage under...
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    Does anything prove that there is a pilot flame? ...

    Does anything prove that there is a pilot flame? Thermocouple?
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    All the info I have read states you should be...

    All the info I have read states you should be megging the compressor atleast at 500v or double the normal voltage of the compressor. Have you used a megger and the 87v side by side to see if they...
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    I think the zones will still work but without a...

    I think the zones will still work but without a bypass its not a good idea to run the system like that. Either gut the whole zone system or sell them a new one. VVT is not available anymore, you...
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    How many volts does the 87v produce when ohming?

    How many volts does the 87v produce when ohming?
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    How many volts does the 87v produce when ohming?

    How many volts does the 87v produce when ohming?
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    I wasnt talking about the door in the cage but...

    I wasnt talking about the door in the cage but ya, ive never used one of those doors. Too much crap on either side. I was talking about the cabnet that (in my van anyway) is directly behind the...
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    And they did. I bought the bottom, middle and...

    And they did. I bought the bottom, middle and side drawer. Hopefully the combo of bottom and middle aren't too tall to use the top drawers in a van. I also plan on taking out the cabnet that is...
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    It depends on the economy in your area. The co I...

    It depends on the economy in your area. The co I work for is hiring two younger techs soon and possibly another in a year. I wouldnt lie on a resume about experience. If you have two years of...
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    I replaced a carrier hx and my office didnt...

    I replaced a carrier hx and my office didnt order new turbulators. The old ones were pretty rusted so I drcided not to put them in. When I fired it off I used mt ir temp gun, the flue temp was...
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    Aux heat and emergency heat is the same thing,...

    Aux heat and emergency heat is the same thing, its just how the heat is used is different. Em heat uses the elec heat as the primary source of heat and aux is supplimentary.
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    My hp will still heat the house so so in the mid...

    My hp will still heat the house so so in the mid teens but it will run all the time. I also have poor insulation. I think I have mine switch over to elec heat only at 15 but it dosent get that cold...
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    Some people use bag balm. It was designed for...

    Some people use bag balm. It was designed for cow utters. Im sure someone knows more about it and will jump in.
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    I have a trane 16 seer hp with a vp 8000. This...

    I have a trane 16 seer hp with a vp 8000. This season I am leaving the setpoint the same 24 / 7 ( to see if I save money on electricity ). Before I did that when I the t stat brought the temp up by...
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    They say the 900 is "splash resistant". Is it...

    They say the 900 is "splash resistant". Is it like the 1250 where you can use it under water? Can you read sh and sc on the main screen.
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    China is hoping on tolling the roads and bleeding...

    China is hoping on tolling the roads and bleeding us dry.
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    He is mad, amazed, confused that a tech thinks...

    He is mad, amazed, confused that a tech thinks oil comes mixed in the refrigerant.
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    I hope you had rain gear, it was pretty nasty...

    I hope you had rain gear, it was pretty nasty today. Luckily I was in a hot boiler room all day.
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