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    As it has been stated, Arizona is a Big state! ...

    As it has been stated, Arizona is a Big state! Not all of the state is super hot! But there are areas, like where I live, Yuma AZ. We only have 110~130 days a year above 100, no big deal :gah: ...
  2. Around here HP's can get 30 years of life.... ...

    Around here HP's can get 30 years of life.... Yes, newer units have a better SEER but many times repair is road to take.

    Just another point of view :bump:

    Yuma,
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    Same here!!! I did not even know that was a...

    Same here!!! I did not even know that was a factory option..

    Yuma,
  4. Thread: R410A phase out?

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    If I remember correctly HFC's were only...

    If I remember correctly HFC's were only temporary... I have also seen information calling for R-410 being phased out with in the next few years....
    I have also seen that Australia wants to tax high...
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    In my neck of the desert, quality units (HP's)...

    In my neck of the desert, quality units (HP's) last for 25~30 years. (This is in the hot desert).
    Cheaper ones about 20. Newer ones are lasting less... :gah:
    I agree with martyinlincoln, in that I...
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    Many text books say take the LRA and divide by 5...

    Many text books say take the LRA and divide by 5 for RLA (and then use 80%).
    I tell my students to divide by 6. You get the same results more or less.

    Yuma,
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    I teach students to start with the High Side and...

    I teach students to start with the High Side and watch the Low Side. The Low Side should rise slowly to check if there is no restrictions through the metering device (works best with fixed metering...
  8. I had a customer once that wanted 70 or below...

    I had a customer once that wanted 70 or below here in the Southwest desert in a old block house with poor insulation and single pane windows..... :gah:
    By the way the afternoon temps were in the...
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    Fieldpiece HS-36 will do almost anything that I...

    Fieldpiece HS-36 will do almost anything that I need to do!
    Volts (AC/DC), Amps, Temps, Caps, and with changeable lead heads....
    I own a few Fieldpiece units and I have a Fluke some where in my...
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    You are all lucky... (Maybe???) We might stop...

    You are all lucky... (Maybe???)
    We might stop hitting the hundreds next week... :whistle:
    Normally we have a few weeks of heat during the year. :.02:

    Yuma,
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    Look into controls offered by the OEM. (As...

    Look into controls offered by the OEM. (As Rhinohead noted).

    Yuma,
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    Gravity hit it on the head in post #5! Yuma,

    Gravity hit it on the head in post #5!

    Yuma,
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    I have been using this video in my classes for...

    I have been using this video in my classes for the last few semesters.......
    I feel it is my job to teach my students how to be an honest technician.
    But, I cannot control the companies and how...
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    This is what I tell my students.... In small...

    This is what I tell my students.... In small towns working with the local may be more money, but if you ever need help..... They (at least locally) are there for you.


    Yuma,
  15. Thread: nest thermostat

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    I will agree with you BUT..... The world will be...

    I will agree with you BUT..... The world will be wanting the NEST T-stats, so you better get used to them. :gah:

    My two Pasos.

    Yuma,
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    Most appliances are designed to operate with in...

    Most appliances are designed to operate with in +/- 10% of their rated voltage. (School basics)
    So the original question would be MOST likely it's damaged....
    As for the transformer.... What was...
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    The amounts a small and I do not feel they will...

    The amounts a small and I do not feel they will be a MAJOR danger. :gah:
    Or even a small danger unless an ignition source near by.


    Yuma,
  18. Thread: Smart Meters

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    Our power company has switched out all meters in...

    Our power company has switched out all meters in our town.
    No we do not have the old meter-reader......

    We did not have a chose..

    Yuma,
  19. Very saddened, I met him once when he was out...

    Very saddened,
    I met him once when he was out here in Yuma AZ.
    Very good man,
    Will be truly missed.
    My best wished to his family and co-workers.


    Lee Altman

    "Yuma"
  20. Hard-start kits are a good (band-aid). They work....

    Hard-start kits are a good (band-aid). They work. BUT, if your truck needed a part for it would you go buy and use the one for all (say) Ford trucks or would you want the one for the Ford F-150, 5.8L...
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    Thanks for the link.. Good information Yuma,

    Thanks for the link.. Good information


    Yuma,
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    Contact your local distributor or attend their...

    Contact your local distributor or attend their service classes.


    Yuma,
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    I have the D-tec & the better Inficon model...

    I have the D-tec & the better Inficon model (rechargeable), both are very good. I have used the H-10 (corded) also very good.
    I also own an ultra sonic for times that I know I have a leak and the...
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    What is cold? Take temps and see if it is...

    What is cold?
    Take temps and see if it is "her" or if indeed it is cold.:D
    What do others in the same area say?

    You need more input.


    Yuma,
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    "Here are the top 50 jobs that are both growing...

    "Here are the top 50 jobs that are both growing faster than the average for total employment (13.0 percent) and have annual earnings above median of $28,770."

    That's the point.

    Yuma,
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    GPS units are great but knowing your city/area...

    GPS units are great but knowing your city/area and some good paper maps are better.



    :eek:


    Yuma,
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    I bought a new laptop with Vista over 8 months...

    I bought a new laptop with Vista over 8 months ago and I have had very FEW problems with it. I even upgraded to Ultimate with out a problem.

    I really like Vista :)
    Note: I also have newer...
  28. Thread: Bears Suck

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    Not really, The Bolts are just that...

    Not really,

    The Bolts are just that GOOD.....:)

    Yuma,
  29. Thread: Motorcycles

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    I have a 2006 Concours, Sport-Touring bike and I...

    I have a 2006 Concours, Sport-Touring bike and I try to ride ATGATT and I know loud pipes DO-NOT SAVE lifes.... :mad:



    Bring on the tweesties........:D

    Yuma,
  30. Thread: new tools

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    acdude 32; The main problem with digital read...

    acdude 32;
    The main problem with digital read outs in the sun is: that to much direct sun will affect many displays and can make them go black/blank.

    Keep any display covered or at lest shaded...
  31. What are your pressures, Amp draws, voltage? All...

    What are your pressures, Amp draws, voltage?
    All of that can help with the diagnoses. Is there a run or start cap involved and where they checked?
    Along with the other responces.


    Yuma,
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    It all depends where at in the state. We're a...

    It all depends where at in the state.
    We're a BIG state, bigger the a few of them eastern ones combined. :D
    There are even a few areas where you need to know about heat too,,,:eek:

    Yes, in...
  33. Thread: help evp feezing

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    newbeetech you have posted more then 70 times? ...

    newbeetech you have posted more then 70 times?
    First off is the evaporator in a medium or low temp unit?

    That will help us start. :cool:

    Also take rayr's post to heart.


    Yuma,
  34. Out in the warm areas I have found that R-420...

    Out in the warm areas I have found that R-420 (which was once RB-276) works better than R-401 or R-409 for the high head issues...
    Have changed out a number of refers and POUs without any problems....
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    Only 70??????? Today it was only 93 on the...

    Only 70???????

    Today it was only 93 on the ground.....:confused:

    We may break the 100 mark this week. :o :o

    But there will be a cool down one more time before summer really gets...
  36. Thread: Miami, Florida

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    I'll Agree, Yuma

    I'll Agree,

    Yuma
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    Also check the blades inside the barrels. If worn...

    Also check the blades inside the barrels. If worn out they can cause freeze ups.
    They should be replaced every 3~8 months depending on he amount of use. I have had fast food places need to change...
  38. Thread: MANITOWOC 400

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    I have alway been told and tell the newbies that...

    I have alway been told and tell the newbies that to be professional you need to get and give ALL the information. PERIOD.
    If you touch something you should know the Make, Model and Serial number to...
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    It's 10 PM and only 104!!!!!! Yesterday and...

    It's 10 PM and only 104!!!!!!

    Yesterday and today it only got to 118 and WE DO HAVE humidity. 60% in the morning and it dose dry out to 28% in the evening.......Now that's HOT

    Yuma,
  40. Thread: Where's Summer?

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    Re: Re: Where you at?

    It's been so hot and humid here that I have not even time to stay up with the HVAC-Talk Webb site. To day I got off for Independence Day.
    Been above 100 for the last month or so and the monsoon...
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    I'll give you two answers. 1. You do not NEED...

    I'll give you two answers.

    1. You do not NEED a degree to work on most equipment and never will. If you only want to be a TECH all of your life.

    2. YES, get the degree! It WILL come in handy...
  42. Thread: 25 days of rain.

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    Well we had five inch rain here two days ago....

    Well we had five inch rain here two days ago. (Drops were 5 inches apart for a minute). ;)

    Heck, we had a YEAR with no rain recorded..

    Dose Noah live in your neck of the woods?


    Yuma,
  43. A cool off spell........ I have to second...

    A cool off spell........

    I have to second that! :)

    Our economy is just fine and there is plenty of work.

    Yuma,
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    Only 135? I have been in them at 156f. (I'll...

    Only 135?
    I have been in them at 156f. (I'll have to find the photo).

    And I'll only go in one when I have help along! when it's that hot.

    Yuma,
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    Out here white roofs are very common and good for...

    Out here white roofs are very common and good for the house but a pain for the tech.
    BUT..... A HOT attic is still WORSE! Sorry but I have been there on both many times.
    Right now it is only...
  46. Thread: The New Diceman

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    I'll go for the Old Diceman. We already knew...

    I'll go for the Old Diceman.

    We already knew what we had.

    Yuma,
  47. Thread: manitowoc

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    My, My, the language now a days. :) Any way,...

    My, My, the language now a days. :)

    Any way, check ALL the grounding screws and make sure the units IS grounded back to GROUND. I had a plug in model once that the outlet's ground was bad and that...
  48. Thread: Taylor 336-27 POS

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    On Taylors there can be a number of reasons for...

    On Taylors there can be a number of reasons for it to trip.
    Start with the blades first. Are they dull or pitted and not "Cutting"? That can cause freeze ups. (Blades should be replaced every three...
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    doglips, you are lucky. Around here the trusses...

    doglips, you are lucky.
    Around here the trusses have maybe 24~30 inches to crawl through and with a load of insulation spread around in the attic, you might be able to see the cords to stand on. Oh...
  50. Thread: zerol ice

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    I'm one that is willing to try new stuff. I...

    I'm one that is willing to try new stuff.
    I added a can to my personal system at the start of summer a year and a half ago. Check and rechecked. No change in amp draws and did not see any savings...
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