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    I actually felt closure, at least now i know...

    I actually felt closure, at least now i know where to look. I'll do leak checking later and hopefully the charge was vented. Otherwise its gotta be smth big.

    Yeah i've weighed in a few autos...
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    Ok I did a quicky pressure test before heading...

    Ok

    I did a quicky pressure test before heading to work n it seems my total charge was exhausted. This is the last thing in my mind since it happened over night n there was no issue watsoever...
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    Any auto mechanic in the house?

    First of all, i don't know where to post this so mods, pls move this to wherever it belongs.

    I brought our family gmc acadia to the local dealer for a leaky tire valve, wheel balancing & alignment...
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    I am definately sure approvals r needed for new...

    I am definately sure approvals r needed for new constructions especially if its gonna be a r-2000 or energuide home. Not sure about retrofit though.
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    Permits in Ontario

    Had a called from a private client living in King city, north of Vaughan. He wants duct work, gas furnace & a/c for his bungalow. It's already gutted. He wants duct work to be in before any other...
  6. Thread: vacuum oil

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    I concur with u, why waste oil when its still...

    I concur with u, why waste oil when its still good... micron gauge will tell u this.

    While we r on the oil subject, do u guys use pumps' manu oil or some off brand stuffs. We have yj pumps at the...
  7. u wont be able to see the underside of the coil...

    u wont be able to see the underside of the coil cos the 2ndary h/e is in the way.
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    Hav to wait til i get home to get the pics...

    Hav to wait til i get home to get the pics resize.

    Do u guys hav problem typing onscreen keys on mobile phones? Especially with callus thjmbs. I spent more time correxting then typing. If a...
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    Honestly i thought this thread never went thru. ...

    Honestly i thought this thread never went thru. I am using my mobile + opera browser. Had to retype 2 times and never able to get it posted.
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    Is it any worse then seal leak on flare nuts? ...

    Is it any worse then seal leak on flare nuts? the gray/bluish stuff, couldnt see very well thru the led lights. I encountered 2 leaks today, couldnt tight any further cos the crap dried up. so had...
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    walkin cooler smack

    got a call from
  12. Thread: vacuum oil

    by dukebbb
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    I have yet to experience a water contaminated...

    I have yet to experience a water contaminated system as we deal mostly with rooftops and resi applications. Still, once ur pump cant pull down under 1000 micron u know its timme for an oil change. ...
  13. Thread: vacuum oil

    by dukebbb
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    vacuum oil

    Guys

    Every training I've been to recommends changing vacuum oil after every job. I only change mine when I am unable to get below 400 micron. I wonder what every body does?

    thanks
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    Got myself a bacharach also. Used mostly on r22...

    Got myself a bacharach also. Used mostly on r22 and r134. Havent tried 410 yet. good to know that it does work on 410.
    Where do u guys buy ur reference bottle? Preferably some where in the...
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    I am intrigued on this matter as well. I was...

    I am intrigued on this matter as well.
    I was taught to adjust manifold pressure to 3.5" w.c as per specs but some will overfire by as much as 20% when adjusted to 3.5" w.c.
    So now I just clock...
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    I got this off ebay ...

    I got this off ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Gas-Test-Gauge-30-PSI-Pressure-Max-1-FPT-/300514999328?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f816fc20

    & coupled with a 3.5" gauge at Wolseley and the...
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    Yeah i wasn't sure what i was looking at til u...

    Yeah i wasn't sure what i was looking at til u explained it - hard to tell from the pics.

    So what's with the duct tapes then?
  18. Thread: Soot Vacuum

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    Wow...I am shopping for a shop vac also. Didn't...

    Wow...I am shopping for a shop vac also. Didn't know they aren't the way to go for hvac field.

    Btw, i dont get the HP rating on electric equipments. How can they produce so much HP out of a puny...
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    I had the same dilemma a while back between...

    I had the same dilemma a while back between fieldpiece st4 and UEI DT302. I settled for the uei due to the large display: 2 inputs and differential at a glance.

    Been good so far...
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    I got the short pro & resettable 5a fuse from...

    I got the short pro & resettable 5a fuse from zebra.
    Glad I didn't buy stat analyzer, though i was pondering a good 5 minutes on it. My thought was about using jumpers instead.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uP-eb8Zz08 My...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uP-eb8Zz08

    My last boss doesn't nitro purge either, hence the replacement of compressors every 2-3 yrs on the house tab - I think this has to do with his never been...
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    While he's over ask him to do an ESPanol test...

    While he's over ask him to do an ESPanol test too, you "might" have a partially blockage somewhere :D
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    Yes, part of the setup is measuring temp rise...

    Yes, part of the setup is measuring temp rise across the furnace and adjust the blower speed accordingly. If they didn't do it then you'll have an uncomfortable drafty house.
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    I am curious, do you guys leave the last 2...

    I am curious, do you guys leave the last 2 threads bare of dope? The reason I asked cos my boss would dope it all the way and make fun of me for leaving them bare.
  25. Thread: Purge Tool

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    Purge Tool

    I looked all over the web couldn't find one i like. Where you guys get yours?
    My local dealer has one but too bulky. I am just curious whether you can fab one yourself. Like using 1/2 or 3/4 air...
  26. I started out with Electromechanical course @...

    I started out with Electromechanical course @ local college. It gives you great insight into control design and troubleshooting. I was supposed to be a millwright apprentice but found out hvac is...
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    Just like the guys changing their own motor oil...

    Just like the guys changing their own motor oil at home; some would crank the engine a few turns after the oil has drained to rid of old oil trapped in clearances. Dunno how effective it is though.
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    Sorry my bad, have the code in front of me now so...

    Sorry my bad, have the code in front of me now so it's more cleared;
    "Pipe fittings shall be made of malleable iron or steel"
    and yes galvanized pipe and fittings are permitted here too.

    So back...
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    i don't think the TH6320U1000 is a 2 stage stat

    i don't think the TH6320U1000 is a 2 stage stat
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    BaldLoonie you make so much sense I never thought...

    BaldLoonie you make so much sense I never thought of it that way. That's why i signed up for this site. I've learned so much so far. I think i am gonna be smarter than my boss some day.
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    This i've grasped; what puzzles me is why they...

    This i've grasped; what puzzles me is why they are not allowed?
    I thought all gas fittings have to be cast iron. So do street elbows made differently then?

    So far from this thread I see 2 good...
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    We put in 2 stage furnaces that will kickin the...

    We put in 2 stage furnaces that will kickin the 2nd stage after 15min operating. So 2 stage tstat is optional to our customers.
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    street elbow vs. reducing elbow

    I know there's been a street elbow thread before but i didn't address my question so here it goes:

    I saw my boss installed a reducing elbow the other day so i mistakenly thought it's the same as a...
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    This would fit my description - j/k . I just...

    This would fit my description - j/k . I just don't see the justification in spending $150 for an adapter. I rather have the 510 for that price.


    Here's my mod :D


    Thanks guys.
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    Testo 327 Addons

    Hi every one, I've been reading here for a while now I just got my new toy delivered, so have a few questions for you.

    Any one have pictures of the Pressure Testing Adapter (0554-1203) ? It goes...
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