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    Labor Day I was Working!!

    Being in the trade 20 plus years, working on call is getting to be something I don't enjoy anymore. To quote a member here, I love overtime, it's just the work I have to do to get to it. Today is...
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    Okay so call me purist, but I have different sets...

    Okay so call me purist, but I have different sets of gauges for different refrigerants. That's the way I was taught in school. What do you do with that DigiCool? Change hoses for the different...
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    How the heck does direct sun get on the...

    How the heck does direct sun get on the evaporator coil???? Is there a sky light above the unit?? Here's your sign..........
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    I'd like to see that auction, kind of hard to...

    I'd like to see that auction, kind of hard to believe when this kit retails for $150.00 and I bought my first one in 1990 for just under $100.00. I was born in Missouri, you know, the SHOW ME...
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    I have a very slightly used Imperial Eastman...

    I have a very slightly used Imperial Eastman Flare & Swage kit. It's in the original blue plastic box, swages from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch. Flares the same. There is no tubing cutters with the set. ...
  6. Where you at thoglow???

    Where you at thoglow???
  7. This is not a new thing, I hate to say. In...

    This is not a new thing, I hate to say. In Southern California, I was dealing with this problem 6 to 7 years ago. I even had a LDS Church that had diamond plate wrought iron cages that were locked...
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    MAYBE THE GUY WHO DID THE JOB DIDN'T GET PAID AND...

    MAYBE THE GUY WHO DID THE JOB DIDN'T GET PAID AND THAT WAS HIS WAY OF SAYING "MEL, KISS MY GRITS!" ( HATED TO PUT THAT, BUT COULDN'T RESIST)
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    My teacher for Electrical class would wait until...

    My teacher for Electrical class would wait until the bell rang and one second after that, if you had any jewelry on he would make you walk around the class five times with your hands in the air...
  10. My neighbor had Home Depot install Air...

    My neighbor had Home Depot install Air Conditioning at her home and being the good neighbor I am, I went for a peek. Gave her a punch list of about 3/4 of a page. She got a Trane allright, too bad...
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    Old tape just couldn't hang on...no zip ties in...

    Old tape just couldn't hang on...no zip ties in the area...


    No offense to you newer guys that were raised on zip ties, but after twenty plus years in the trade, I know why they use zip ties. ...
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    Asking for a lot of trouble with that copper,...

    Asking for a lot of trouble with that copper, unless you want to clean that drip leg every year..........
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    Sorry Payson, I have to agree with coolwhip. You...

    Sorry Payson, I have to agree with coolwhip. You could get in some serious trouble with taking pictures when no one is there. I had a friend work on a house and the owner left to go to the store...
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    A little lengthy, but a good read and right on...

    A little lengthy, but a good read and right on the money. I couldn't agree with you more. As a ex service manager of mine used to say, all techs are glorified housekeepers, the main thing is to...
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    I SEE THE FAMOUS RESCUE MOTOR THOSE ARE HANDY,...

    I SEE THE FAMOUS RESCUE MOTOR THOSE ARE HANDY, BUT MORE OF A PAIN THAN GOOD SOMETIMES
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    I had a call years ago when we had a deluge of...

    I had a call years ago when we had a deluge of rain in So. Calif. and at a retirement home the tenant heard a gurgling noise when the heat was on. Come to find out that the return air was in the...
  17. With all my experience with getting cut, I can...

    With all my experience with getting cut, I can say that's about a 5 or 6 stitcher.......
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    That looks like an old Worthington compressor, am...

    That looks like an old Worthington compressor, am I correct in that assumption?
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    That's nothing for Subway!! About two years ago...

    That's nothing for Subway!! About two years ago my partner and another apprentice found a dead cat carcas INSIDE a RTU at the Subway next to our shop. Anybody for kitty sandwiches??
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    looks like an old Carlyle, maybe a old Carene 7...

    looks like an old Carlyle, maybe a old Carene 7 unit.
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    If you read the beginning post, the coil was made...

    If you read the beginning post, the coil was made by Aspen. Lennox actually owns Heatcraft which makes ADP coils. I've worked for Carrier, Trane and Lennox dealers and I think that they all have...
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    I talked to my salesman and evidently there was...

    I talked to my salesman and evidently there was more coils with the same problem down at the old Lennox warehouse...
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    I've had a couple of those just outright fail for...

    I've had a couple of those just outright fail for no reason. That's Carrier's idea of making the unit more idiot proof, so they don't have to pay for warranty scrolls that run backwards. Never...
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    Try having your contractor put a sound blanket on...

    Try having your contractor put a sound blanket on the compressor, the unit on cork or rubber 2 inch pads, and a vibration elimanator on the discharge line. That's only if it's the unit itself. But...
  25. Based on your square footage and specs for units,...

    Based on your square footage and specs for units, they are at approx. 400 sq. ft per ton. The HS-29 are anywhere from 10 to 12.5 SEER depending on the metering device and the type of indoor coil...
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    Hey my fellow HVAC brothers, no picture to post...

    Hey my fellow HVAC brothers, no picture to post but I thought I would give you a heads up. I work for a large Lennox dealer and we started using evap. coils made by Aspen. My boss asked me to go...
  27. Typical union rhetoric. The nice thing for me...

    Typical union rhetoric. The nice thing for me working for a non-union company is that there isn't anybody sucking off the company tit, we all work for our pay, not politcize ourselves about how much...
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    Is it my bad eyes, or is the blower shaft a...

    Is it my bad eyes, or is the blower shaft a little off center with the motor shaft?
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    Just a couple of questions: What is that white...

    Just a couple of questions: What is that white stuff on the outside of the condensor?? Code doesn't require elevating the copper lines up off the condensor pads??
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    DON'T SEE WHY THEY COULDN'T REMOVE THAT PLATE...

    DON'T SEE WHY THEY COULDN'T REMOVE THAT PLATE THAT HOLDS THE ROUND ONE AND SEE THE BIGGER HOLE. I BEND THE METAL UP WITH CHANNEL LOCKS SO THE CAP SLIDES IN AND THEN BEND THE METAL SLIGHTLY IN SO IT...
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    A man and his wife are eating dinner when the...

    A man and his wife are eating dinner when the wife says suddenly, "I'm moving to Las Vegas to become a prostitute, I just found out that I can get $200.00 for what I given to you for free!". The man...
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    I got five bucks that says something starts...

    I got five bucks that says something starts smoking when he works on the next one..........DON'T LET THE SMOKE OUT!!!!
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    Hate to say it, but I saw Madonna on her Like a...

    Hate to say it, but I saw Madonna on her Like a Virgin tour, Beastie Boys opened up. John Cougar Mellencamp back in the days was one awesome show, nothin' fancy, just good music and musicians. ...
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    This is what will happen when gas hits $4.00 a...

    This is what will happen when gas hits $4.00 a gallon. Make sure your speakers are turned on!!!

    http://www.rvi.net/~mdhorban/hybridmotorcycle.htm
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    ALL THIS TALK ABOUT WORK AND NOBODY CONGRATULATED...

    ALL THIS TALK ABOUT WORK AND NOBODY CONGRATULATED MOOK ON BEING A NEW DADDY!!! CONGRATS MOOK, WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!! NOW IT'S "ANY OVERTIME, I'LL TAKE IT!!"
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    I HAD THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO ME, BUT IT WAS A...

    I HAD THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO ME, BUT IT WAS A TRANE CHRISTMAS TREE COIL AND IT WAS ALL DOG HAIR AND DIRT, TOOK ME AT LEAST AN HOUR AND A HALF TO CLEAN THAT TURD.
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    Just realized that I posted the same picture. My...

    Just realized that I posted the same picture. My dispatcher emailed them to me and I went straight to ImageShack and didn't even realize.
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    A buddy and I were servicing a building when a...

    A buddy and I were servicing a building when a tenant asked us what we did to the A/C and power. I went to investigate and found the electronic meters all blank, no sooner did I go up on the roof,...
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    Those suckers are all hidden and confined behind...

    Those suckers are all hidden and confined behind some errection there?


    That must be one heck of a big erection!!!! :D
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    I believe the correct one for #171 is For...

    I believe the correct one for #171 is For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. At least that's what Van Halen says..........
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    I once had a small walk-in condensor fan motor go...

    I once had a small walk-in condensor fan motor go bad on a late Sunday afternoon and had no motor. The motor was an oddball, so I did the same and made a transition from the fan to the condensor as...
  42. the zone thermostats are probably programmed...

    the zone thermostats are probably programmed through the main t-stat. they call the main a "master" and the other "slaves" you should be able to run the system like a regualar system through the...
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    Everybody knows that you don't use a 7/8...

    Everybody knows that you don't use a 7/8 coupling, you use 7/8 copper and shove the 3/4 inside..........
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    Been there, done that. I worked in a very small...

    Been there, done that. I worked in a very small fab shop with an office that had a window unit. The office was for storage so I fashioned a square to round and ducted the supply to over my work...
  45. Thread: Crunch!

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    Poor little Carrier, never had a chance!

    Poor little Carrier, never had a chance!
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    Oh my God!! The sticker is upside down!!! :)

    Oh my God!! The sticker is upside down!!! :)
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    A die-electric union is made of brass to hook up...

    A die-electric union is made of brass to hook up to steel so you don't get electrolosis as if it were copper to steel. It is a threaded union which makes taking apart stuff easier than as if it were...
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    Compressor dome is sweating!!! HELLO, SOUNDS...

    Compressor dome is sweating!!! HELLO, SOUNDS LIKE AN OVERCHARGE!! CLEAN ALL COILS, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR, CHECK AIRFLOW, FILTERS. I HEAR A KABOOM COMING SOON!!
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    BCC=BEER CAN COLD :)

    BCC=BEER CAN COLD :)
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    My first company as a service tech sent me to...

    My first company as a service tech sent me to help a journeyman that was replacing condensor coils on 10 5-ton RTU's that were yanked out. San Bernardino, California was the job and that was over 12...
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