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    I pulled mine apart. Internal leak. Brass...

    I pulled mine apart. Internal leak. Brass fittings into plastic housings. I am sure the liquid side with the refrigerant going in cracks the plastic housing over time.
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    So installed another ductless split today....

    So installed another ductless split today. Pressure tested to 400psi 1/2hr didn't loose 1psi on my Digi Cools installed all new hose gaskets the other day low loss fittings . Used new yellow jacket...
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    I see so many post that say shouldn't mix R22 and...

    I see so many post that say shouldn't mix R22 and 410a. I have read the good and the bad about venting the refrigerant left in the manifold even if it is a very small amount. I started out with 2...
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    I have gone back to my Digi cools 1200. As my...

    I have gone back to my Digi cools 1200. As my primary gauge for 410a and using my analog for R22. Looking into another set of digitals for R22. I like have 2 sets. Not sure what to buy for now.
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    So I scraped my Sman3. I took it apart and found...

    So I scraped my Sman3. I took it apart and found a internal leak. Bought a Yellow Jacket micron gauge. Will be installing a ductless split on Thursday. Will test it out.
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    This is from the install manual. The recommended...

    This is from the install manual. The recommended procedure for leak test, evacuation, and release of refrigerant is outlined below:
    1. Complete the final piping connections to the indoor
    and...
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    Pressure Testing Ductless Split

    So today I installed a Comfortaire 1 ton ductless split. Pressure tested 350psig with nitrogen. Held for 1/2hr. Checked all flares soap tested. Vacuumed for 1/2hr. 800microns. Release charge ...
  8. Thread: Sman3 Died

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    I have the orignal Digi Cools. They where my back...

    I have the orignal Digi Cools. They where my back up to the Sman3. I found their clamp connector their weak spot. First week I had them the wire snagged on a condenser and that was the end of the...
  9. Thread: Sman3 Died

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    The front yellow plate with buttons cracked...

    The front yellow plate with buttons cracked awhile ago. More than 6 clamps that have cracked and broken and down to one left. Internal leak from the high side. I had it for a couple of years so...
  10. Thread: Sman3 Died

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    Sman3 Died

    So after a good run my sman3 died on the job yesterday. It has been a slow death. When I got home pulled my new low loss hoses and hung it in the garage. Internal leak somewhere. Frost on the front...
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    I had one today Goodman GMVC. Code on board E1....

    I had one today Goodman GMVC. Code on board E1. Low fire pressure switch stuck closed. It turned out to be a dirty flame sensor. The furnace would keep firing and going out with the inducer never...
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    Sman3 went back into service today. Thanks to...

    Sman3 went back into service today. Thanks to Russell at Fieldpiece. Great customer service. Boy did I miss using them lol. Just hope these clamps last longer than the other 4 that have broken.
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    Still no clamps for the Sman. I took the broken...

    Still no clamps for the Sman. I took the broken clamps and pulled the wires and sensors off the broken clamps. Went to Home Depot to look for some clamps that I could import the sensors on to. Not...
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    I am still using my Sman 3 without the clamps. It...

    I am still using my Sman 3 without the clamps. It sucks but I am so use to using them I don't want to put my Testo 550 back into service with the 2 clamps. I have been using my Fluke 52 with pipe...
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    Thanks Russell. That is great customer service.

    Thanks Russell. That is great customer service.
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    Fieldpiece sman 3 clamps

    Ok anyone using a different make on their Sman. My 4th and last clamp broke yesterday. Attached to a 3/4 suction line. Went in house and came out to find it in 2 pieces.
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    Did pressure test hold?

    Did pressure test hold?
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    Looks like it is sucking air on the high side....

    Looks like it is sucking air on the high side. Check all hoses and connections ?
  19. Thread: SMAN3 Problems

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    i have had 2 hooks and am now using a piece of...

    i have had 2 hooks and am now using a piece of coat hanger twisted through the barrel on the back and made a hook at the end. The hook keeps pulling out of the barrel. I am on my second set of...
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    The best part was the customer was pissed because...

    The best part was the customer was pissed because he had appointment to have it done Friday morning. He had to change things because of us lol.
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    Last call of the day.

    Oh I will send you your last call. Ok thanks. Compressor change out shop monkey has already dropped the compressor off at the customers house. Then won't answer phone. I guess she had to go home to...
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    I am 45 minutes from Buffalo. Anywhere in Buffalo...

    I am 45 minutes from Buffalo. Anywhere in Buffalo New York that carries Fieldpiece. Not to order and have to come back. I can do that over the net.
  23. Thread: Capacitors

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    See something to look forward too :grin2:

    See something to look forward too :grin2:
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    Anywhere in Ontario Canada yet Russel? If not on...

    Anywhere in Ontario Canada yet Russel? If not on line order is good also.
  25. Thread: Capacitors

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    Capacitors

    I do it everyonce in awhile. Kneeling in a wet garden today reached into a carrier condenser and came in contact with the cap. Felt like getting hit with a baseball bat.
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    I like to know what I am working with before I...

    I like to know what I am working with before I start adding my ideas sorry.
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    Type of refrigerant needed. Suction pressure,...

    Type of refrigerant needed. Suction pressure, liquid pressure. Wet bulb reading.
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    Try this ...

    Try this
    http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/media/img/coleman/331-01972-200.pdf
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    Well I guess I talked to soon. Yesterday a crack...

    Well I guess I talked to soon. Yesterday a crack in the yellow face plate on the suction side and today a cracked temperature clamp.
  30. Thread: Strange March

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    Strange March

    Working on a air handler in a attic on Thursday over 100* in attic 81* at out door unit. Today 43* and it looks like the same for this week back into heating mode.
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    Mine have never seen the inside of the blue...

    Mine have never seen the inside of the blue pouch,hang on side of rack with my Testo 550 beside my Digi cool 1200. They all get treated the same. I did have a problem with the blue clamp cracking....
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    Not me.Mine have been hanging in my truck all...

    Not me.Mine have been hanging in my truck all winter. Used a couple of times in the snow on heat pump calls. Have been working like a charm.
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    I have walked out on many calls just for that...

    I have walked out on many calls just for that reason. Told customer when you have it cleaned up call us back. Went to one last year dog crap all piled up beside AC unit and spilled over and buried...
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    First call today. Customer complaining about high...

    First call today. Customer complaining about high hydro rates with new system. Get on site Air handler with 4 heating banks. 3 ton Heatpump sitting outside in the backyard off the deck. Well let's...
  35. What Map :grin2:

    What Map :grin2:
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    Well GPS installed this morning. No email...

    Well GPS installed this morning. No email noticifcation all day so no speeding or doing anything wrong. One of the guys got one last night on call. Driving 60km in a school zone at 10:00pm. The sign...
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    As of right now not all trucks have them yet....

    As of right now not all trucks have them yet. They are doing a couple a week. So they are not enforcing anything just yet. They are just letting the trucks with them in a warning for now. The fleet...
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    I agree. I have one speeding ticket from the late...

    I agree. I have one speeding ticket from the late 1979. I watch what is going on around me at all times. I did get a red light ticket $300 on my work truck the paper showed up at work. .5 seconds...
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    Oh we also have a sticker on the back of each...

    Oh we also have a sticker on the back of each truck with a # for the truck to call on about our driving lol. Now wih Gps and the sticker and company phone # on the truck we might as well go back to...
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    Direct Energy has bought all the One Hour shops....

    Direct Energy has bought all the One Hour shops. They have a point system also. It will get to the point that techs will lose their jobs over points. If you get a ticket while driving your own...
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    The company has just started installing a fleet...

    The company has just started installing a fleet gps system in all trucks. The fun has already started. We had a couple of techs this week get told that they left their trucks idling for more than 2...
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    They don't know who was driving the truck just...

    They don't know who was driving the truck just that the truck was in the intersection after the light turned red. The ticket will show up at work and will have to be paid. No points against anyone. I...
  43. Pick up your ODP ticket. To handle refrigeration....

    Pick up your ODP ticket. To handle refrigeration. Get going on your refrigeration ticket. 313D for residential or 313D for full ticket. Depends on what you want to do. I have my G2 with 313D and my...
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    That's right order her a nice setup for herself....

    That's right order her a nice setup for herself. If she never uses it make sure it is something you can use :bump:
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    I know but they keep coming out with new...

    I know but they keep coming out with new manifolds. AK900 is calling :gah:
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    I am a tool whore. I have the Testo 550, Digi...

    I am a tool whore. I have the Testo 550, Digi Cool 1200, Field Piece Sman3. They all are great and each have their problems. I am using the Sman3 as the flavor of the month.
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    Looks easier than the duck hunting tent I set up...

    Looks easier than the duck hunting tent I set up in cold weather. Then again I can climb inside and stay warm :). I was down in St.Louis on a course and they had us in a walk in freezer with a...
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    Everyone is price shopping. When you get the...

    Everyone is price shopping. When you get the question what do you charge for a venter motor for a Lennox UGF90. You know they already have prices sitting in front of them. We are getting lots of...
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    I did the same. Bought the 322/16 combo while in...

    I did the same. Bought the 322/16 combo while in school. Upgraded as new meters came out.
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    I have the M12 series of tools. The sawzall and...

    I have the M12 series of tools. The sawzall and driver drill. Went to use the sawzall the other day and battery was dead. Plugged in the charger and put the batterie in and got the faulty battery...
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