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  1. Thread: Tool backpacks

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    I picked up the klein pro backpack a month or two...

    I picked up the klein pro backpack a month or two ago and love it. Much easier with both hands free.
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    I am curious about using a manometer to test...

    I am curious about using a manometer to test whether a coil needs to be cleaned or not. Had a tech who could not find the problem and examined the coil. Did not look dirty but the home owner had...
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    The guy obviously had an agenda. I moved to the...

    The guy obviously had an agenda. I moved to the area 9 months ago and born and raised 60 miles east of temple. I would not be caring my rifle around me in this area on public roads. I know we have...
  4. Thread: Boot Insoles

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    x2

    x2
  5. Thread: Boot Insoles

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    Walkfit inserts

    Walkfit inserts
  6. Gemaire has them over here for $420. I would...

    Gemaire has them over here for $420. I would still stick with the SMAN 4.
  7. Thread: April Fools!!!

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    My father-in-law had his sister-in-law call...

    My father-in-law had his sister-in-law call 1-800-my puppy to be mailed a coupon for a free 30# bag of dog food. It was a sex line.
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    I wish I had a wife that thought like yours.

    I wish I had a wife that thought like yours.
  9. Thread: How do I......

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    The motor plate moves up or down on just one...

    The motor plate moves up or down on just one side. The bolts that look like all thread need the bottom nuts loosened push the motor plate down and tighten the top nuts to the motor plate. Does not...
  10. Thread: Work pants

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    Another one for Dickies double knee.

    Another one for Dickies double knee.
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    At least they used mastic to seal the vents. LOL

    At least they used mastic to seal the vents. LOL
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    We turn in our invoices everyday. If I was to go...

    We turn in our invoices everyday. If I was to go without turning in my invoices for a week I might have a few thousand on me at a time. Most people pay with card or check but during the summer when...
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    I bought a marlin 925 with a decent scope for...

    I bought a marlin 925 with a decent scope for $100 without the magazine. The problem was not the cost of the magazine but finding it. Luckily i found it at a hole in the wall place that had two of...
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    What about customers that pay with cash or check?...

    What about customers that pay with cash or check? Do you just turn all that in on Monday? And as far as inventory, the company shops around so we might get caps from one place and contactors from...
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    We all gather in the morning at the shop to turn...

    We all gather in the morning at the shop to turn in our invoices from the previous day and restock our van with materials from the warehouse. Everything is paper bc we have not gone electronic yet....
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    With them spray foaming the attic and the ducts...

    With them spray foaming the attic and the ducts now being in a conditioned space, I would be careful not to oversize the system. If you do, it could lead to humidity control issues.
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    Anyone have luck with this backpack. I am losing...

    Anyone have luck with this backpack. I am losing alot of interest in craftsman bc of the quality but when I saw this in the store it seemed to be built well. ...
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    Those things are built tough. Over seas, they run...

    Those things are built tough. Over seas, they run them non-stop full tilt and they still keep going.
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    What kind of rig are you driving?

    What kind of rig are you driving?
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    I am interested in this but would like to know...

    I am interested in this but would like to know your reasoning for trust issue bc I have never used preset regulators.
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    I have a customer who has one that looks like...

    I have a customer who has one that looks like this and waiting for it to go. I showed the wife and she laughed and wanted me to send pics to her email so she could show people. Come to find out, she...
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    I am curious too. I want to use rechargeable...

    I am curious too. I want to use rechargeable batteries in my LED flashlights.
  23. Thread: Leak detectors.

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    If you have the money, I would get the Fieldpiece...

    If you have the money, I would get the Fieldpiece SLR2. I am personally not a fieldpiece guy but a coworker let me use his on a job and I went and bought one that day. It is extremely sensitive even...
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    I use this one bc of the extremely wide cast and...

    I use this one bc of the extremely wide cast and use rechargeable AA batteries in it. Keeps two hands free and works like a champ....
  25. Thread: Tools

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    Do not forget that you can hit up pawn shops for...

    Do not forget that you can hit up pawn shops for tools on your off time. If you see a good price and the tool looks to be in good shape, offer them about 60% of what they are asking or ask them what...
  26. Thread: mini splits

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    No. We are located in Fort Worth Texas and my...

    No. We are located in Fort Worth Texas and my boss already put infrared heaters in the building. It will be used mainly for cooling and keeping the temp at 60 or so at night during the winter. The...
  27. Thread: mini splits

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    mini splits

    We are looking to put a mini split heat pump system into a new facility. The units that we are currently looking at are thermal zone and sanyo. Wanted to get people's take on the brands. I have not...
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    They have reduce it. They installed 3/8 in rubber...

    They have reduce it. They installed 3/8 in rubber hose to connect the components and have that small 1/4 in copper piece right before the inlet of tbe condenser. But icemeister did figure it out. The...
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    The condenser has 1/2 in copper nipples and they...

    The condenser has 1/2 in copper nipples and they tied it in with 3/8" rubber hose. Do you think that would cause a sufficient amout of pressure lose?
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    Like I said before, thanks for all the help. I am...

    Like I said before, thanks for all the help. I am going to put a pressure gauge on it to see if there is a drop.
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    I broke down the condenser and seemed to be good....

    I broke down the condenser and seemed to be good. I know the guy who installed the compressor and he said it came with the coil already wrapped around it.

    Could not check pressure difference on...
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    Sorry fellas, it is a KAGA and it does have the...

    Sorry fellas, it is a KAGA and it does have the water coil wrapped around the compressor motor.

    I will check the water pressure. It has an inline TACO Water Circulation Pump that suppose to...
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    I appreciate all the help. The compressor is a...

    I appreciate all the help. The compressor is a Copeland AGA-015A-TAC-800, the txv is a Sporlan VC-53, and the condenser is a Standard ELT150A.

    VTP99: The sight glass is after the filter.
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    VTP99:Do you think it is the liquid line filter...

    VTP99:Do you think it is the liquid line filter drier clogged? I thought 300PSIG head was high.
    ascj: The gauge pressure is 300PSIG(132*F) and the liquid line temp was 120*F. The discharge line...
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    It has its own regulator and condenser. It uses...

    It has its own regulator and condenser. It uses our water tower that also feeds the chillers, so it is a closed water loop. And the sight glass is full of bubbles.
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    I will try to get all the info as fast as i can....

    I will try to get all the info as fast as i can. The evap is def straved. I have 20*F refrigerent going into the coil and frosting the distributor tubes. But then I have 55*F refrigerent exiting the...
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    They wraped the compressor a few times with a...

    They wraped the compressor a few times with a soft copper lines to help keep the motor cool. Yes the equipment was new when installed. The regulator is open all the way. Condenser was pulled apart...
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    Do you think the condenser was undersized to...

    Do you think the condenser was undersized to began with?
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    That was my first thought. Changed it out...

    That was my first thought. Changed it out already. The inlet water temp to the compressor coil is 78*F and water temp of oulet of compressor coil and to inlet of condenser is 81*F and the outlet...
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    R-22 water cooled walk in cooler

    I have a problem with a walk-in refrigerator. It is a R-22 system that is water cooled. I can not get the cabinet to cool. They have had a problem ever since it was installed. They have the cut-out...
  41. Thread: Blodgett Oven

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    Thank you for your response. It is def the cent...

    Thank you for your response. It is def the cent s/w. I just want to see if anyone had found a solution without compromising the safety. I am going to take it up my motor guy to see what he can do...
  42. Thread: Blodgett Oven

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    Blodgett Oven

    I have multiple Blodgett convention DFG-100 ovens and the centrifugal switches inside the motor. Has anyone else had this problem? At $800 a pop and the motor still works fine, it is an expensive...
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    Have you had any problems with the centrifugal...

    Have you had any problems with the centrifugal switches inside the convention motors? My motors work fine but the switches keep going out on them.
  44. Thread: coil razor??

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    Whats funny is some 16 year old kid does not...

    Whats funny is some 16 year old kid does not realize that he has baffled grown men who have been in the field for years. Crazy how straight the lines are. I would love to know how they did it.
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    :det: I do not see anything wrong. :oops: Aleast...

    :det: I do not see anything wrong. :oops: Aleast they used wire nuts. I have see houses where the electrican had stock in electrical tape. The question is the home owner going to do anything to fix...
  46. Thats funny. There is always a weak link....

    Thats funny. There is always a weak link. Unfortunately i was a critical one for the rider.
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    That is exactly why DIY should be banned!

    That is exactly why DIY should be banned!
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    Speechless!

    Speechless!
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    I have done both and still continue to work in...

    I have done both and still continue to work in both fields. There are alot of options in both fields. You do not have to go into just residential in either field. You can work just on ice makers if...
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    I think I would have tried to rip my arm out...

    I think I would have tried to rip my arm out before cutting it off. You take a couple of layers of skin off sounds better than tring to cut it off.
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