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    If this were my customer, I would be out there...

    If this were my customer, I would be out there tomorrow morning. If that compressor dies after the moisture freezes in the metering device, you will be on the hook for it. His lawyer states that you...
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    Are you sure you hired a tech? This guy was so...

    Are you sure you hired a tech? This guy was so irresponsible as to leave his pump at the shop, not install driers, break things, and deliver substandard service. He could have vacuumed to system to...
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    Its illegal to use hydrocarbon based refrigerants...

    Its illegal to use hydrocarbon based refrigerants in systems that use over 15 ounces of refrigerants.
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    a soft solder joint is not going to blow out...

    a soft solder joint is not going to blow out because of using 410a. The tensile strength of the joint, depending on the manufacturer of the solder, is around 1500 psi. Its not a good idea to soft...
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    You would think that this kind of snobbery is...

    You would think that this kind of snobbery is taught in engineering school. Its a course in what to do when "the hvac tech finds out that you are incompetent".
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    Umm......can I be excused now???:grin2: What a...

    Umm......can I be excused now???:grin2:

    What a mess...This belongs in the wall of shame.

    In this case the remote condenser sounds like a good idea. You will have to rewire some of the controls...
  7. I agree..I sold more units as a tech, than a...

    I agree..I sold more units as a tech, than a salesman. As a salesman, I sold more expensive units, but not as many. Sort of balances out as long as all install crews are busy, and dont hate your...
  8. I went from a truck, to residential sales, then...

    I went from a truck, to residential sales, then to light commercial. Residential sales is an easy gig as long as you can talk to strangers, and not get too technical. Like mason said..their eyes will...
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    ohh...ok...duh! I remember seeing gasahol and...

    ohh...ok...duh!

    I remember seeing gasahol and kerosene pumps at the gas stations up north many years ago. Kerosene here is sold in one gallon jugs at the tractor supply store.
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    Use the "go advanced" button. Click on the...

    Use the "go advanced" button. Click on the paperclip icon at the top of the new dialog box.
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    Yes, a condenser can be piped into the coil on...

    Yes, a condenser can be piped into the coil on the rtu, but I wouldn't put my name on that job.
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    If you have ductwork blocking the condenser, that...

    If you have ductwork blocking the condenser, that is an issue I would want to correct. Have pics??
    Can the ductwork be removed?
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    It didnt seal the leak..just covered it up so it...

    It didnt seal the leak..just covered it up so it couldn't be seen.
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is K1 ??

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is K1 ??
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    http://www.advancedengineering.co.uk/wp-content/up...

    http://www.advancedengineering.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Imperial_105-FF.jpgThis is a pinch off tool. Most techs dont know about these anymore it seems. You can pinch a line off in two spots, as in...
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    I think to test the air, you would have to be...

    I think to test the air, you would have to be able to perform some sort of gas chromoatography on a sample of air taken after the filter.
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    Right...most of the time, I dont bother with...

    Right...most of the time, I dont bother with these. Just write it up for a new one.
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    After some reading, It seems that the carbon has...

    After some reading, It seems that the carbon has to be chemically tested to see what it has trapped.
  19. The drawback that I see here it the temperature...

    The drawback that I see here it the temperature differential. On hot water reheat systems, you will have a difference of 60 degrees or so, but with vav's that have a damper only, there is not enough...
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    If I can get to it easily, I will cut the metal...

    If I can get to it easily, I will cut the metal away. On a 4 or 5 row coil, this is a waste of time. You will have to cut half of the coil away to get to a leak in the middle. With the price of r-22,...
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    I dont use these, so just asking, but would one...

    I dont use these, so just asking, but would one of those analyzers for picking up leaks in gas furnaces work?
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    I have been doing this for 21 years....and I suck...

    I have been doing this for 21 years....and I suck at this repair. The end sheet is a piece of cake. The best luck I have had is by using a tiny torch tip. I think its a #00.
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    by Joe Harper
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    Has anyone asked Diceman about this??

    Has anyone asked Diceman about this??
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    How on earth do you work without a smart phone...

    How on earth do you work without a smart phone these days?? I broke my screen, and was without it for two days. It was a handicap. No email for call info, no tech documents, no candy crush playing...
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    Actually I thought the Canadian seal clubbers was...

    Actually I thought the Canadian seal clubbers was hilarious..
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