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    FLIR One App

    Spent a little cash and got a FLIR One camera for my iPhone, I must say I am really liking it. Give you another perspective on operating equipment. Another tool in the bag to help with diagnosing...
  2. Where is the sight glass in relation to the txv?...

    Where is the sight glass in relation to the txv? Sounds like it's low on gas with only 9* subcooling. Where is the sub cooling being measured at?


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    I'm the guy that keeps any type of can, bucket,...

    I'm the guy that keeps any type of can, bucket, etc. in his van. Keep them for carrying parts, oil or water containment, etc. I also keep a few milk crates for storing items and tools. Also my ear...
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    Go to the welcome forum and then to stickies and...

    Go to the welcome forum and then to stickies and it will have a post on how to apply for pro membership. Get your post count up. Contribute to discussions and ask questions. Shouldn't be to hard to...
  5. Thread: Happy happy

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    Nice!! I was pricing the imanifold just...

    Nice!! I was pricing the imanifold just yesterday. Going to be awhile before I'm able to purchase but I see the micro blue micron gauge and just got mine this morning. Looking forward to pulling my...
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    Learn from your mistakes and don't be scared to...

    Learn from your mistakes and don't be scared to try something new. If you need help understanding something, ASK!! There is no such thing as a stupid question. Been in this industry for 15 years, my...
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    I ordered one today. Can't wait to get it on a...

    I ordered one today. Can't wait to get it on a large air cooled chiller and compare it with my vacuator. The calibration procedure seems interesting. Looking forward to using it.


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    X2. Couldn't agree more. I started with analogs,...

    X2. Couldn't agree more. I started with analogs, was provided with some SMAN gauges and they were great for a while, but I missed the "feel" of the analogs. So I started pulling out the analogs again...
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    I'm not against unions. Unions have made a lot of...

    I'm not against unions. Unions have made a lot of changes in the way companies when it comes to labor laws, bringing better wages for workers, etc. but they also have there problems. I make as much...
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    Carrier has had equipment made in Mexico for over...

    Carrier has had equipment made in Mexico for over 10 years now. A plant closes and there's outrage. How about getting outraged over the politicians who allow such strict regulations and the unions...
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    WOW!! No words for these videos!!! I love the...

    WOW!! No words for these videos!!! I love the moment that he says he's a handyman and bashes the hvac company that did the install. Wonder how much the owner will have to pay to get the whole system...
  12. Thread: Sman 3s

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    I got a PM and FP is sending me an updated set....

    I got a PM and FP is sending me an updated set. I'll try them and put them thru the ringer and see how they turn out.
  13. Thread: Sman 3s

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    I have owned in 13 years 4 or 5 sets of analogs....

    I have owned in 13 years 4 or 5 sets of analogs. I still have the first set of robin airs I purchased and use them here at the house. They have never leaked. I have had some series 41's and they have...
  14. Thread: Sman 3s

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    I'm starting to think that the less digital the...

    I'm starting to think that the less digital the better. I'm becoming old fashion.

    I have some simple 3 port yellow jackets. I have torn them apart and the smans as well and there is a big...
  15. Thread: Sman 3s

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    Sman 3s

    Sent mine in around the holidays to have the manifold repaired and updated, with the other 3 sets we have in our shop. Have not had to use them a lot since getting them back, but today I noticed I...
  16. Check strainer..... That's a high pressure drop.

    Check strainer..... That's a high pressure drop.
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    Question on 110v wiring to motor

    I was wondering what caused a motor on a heater to fail. A little background info first. It is a 1.1 million BTU natural gas portable heater. Baldor motor cat. No CHC545a was replaced a few weeks...
  18. Thread: ANIMALS!!!

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    12 years of service work I've seen more than...

    12 years of service work I've seen more than enough of natures hacks in units....rats, mice, black widows, brown recluse, squirrels, copperheads, bats, pigeons, raccoons,... That's all I can recall...
  19. You can order these through United Refrigeration...

    You can order these through United Refrigeration if you have one in your area.
  20. Thread: gauges

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    S-man3's with a yellow jacket analog for checking...

    S-man3's with a yellow jacket analog for checking oil pressures. I try not to use the digitals where oil will get into them but its not always possible.
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    Not paid to the shop but if I'm going to a job...

    Not paid to the shop but if I'm going to a job site, my time starts as soon as I start the work van, and ends as soon as I get there or to the hotel (lot of out of town work). We do a lot of...
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    I worked for a Rental Service and have had to run...

    I worked for a Rental Service and have had to run flex like this to get cooling or heating to a building. This is pretty nice considering the height at which the flex is run. Looks like they took...
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    My sincere condolences... I lost my mom May 23rd,...

    My sincere condolences... I lost my mom May 23rd, she had not been sick, at least we didn't know she was, and went into the hospital and 10 days later she was gone. My dad has had a tough time with...
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    You should have a fluid velocity around 3.5 FPS...

    You should have a fluid velocity around 3.5 FPS for the best performance for the coils.
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    71 seconds......and a HEADACHE!!!:censored:

    71 seconds......and a HEADACHE!!!:censored:
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    THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the...
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    That right there, sir, is a 06 COMPRESSOR. But I...

    That right there, sir, is a 06 COMPRESSOR. But I would call it a pile of.....:censored:
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    i use the HVAC Psych on my Iphone alot for...

    i use the HVAC Psych on my Iphone alot for converting DB/ WB calculations and getting grains and humidity. it is a time saver compared to using a chart. also like the Johnstone toolkit. Free and it...
  29. Thread: dui

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    I worked with someone a few years back that got a...

    I worked with someone a few years back that got a DUI in "a company vehicle". He got 5 days off (vacation) after the incident (mid July) and still has a job and got a new company vehicle. :censored:
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    Propane, Butane and Isobutene

    Propane, Butane and Isobutene
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    "ecoFreeez is made of only the purest refined...

    "ecoFreeez is made of only the purest refined ingredients available today."

    What are those ingredients?

    Seems fishy to me. Wonder if it is just reclaimed 22 repackaged. Too many questions....
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    I have no MBA.... My economics background comes...

    I have no MBA.... My economics background comes from 11th grade economics and 17 years of adult life. I know simply this: supply and demand. Where is the great demand for change? Other than the...
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    I guess by "greed" you mean capitalism. It seems...

    I guess by "greed" you mean capitalism. It seems to be the evil thing these days. And government would never be evil.... They just want to protect little old me and you.... BS.... Government in my...
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    I would not dare argue that the human race is...

    I would not dare argue that the human race is depleting our natural resources. My problem is any government trying to control those natural resources. It's not their place.
  35. I'm sure they would find something wrong with...

    I'm sure they would find something wrong with that too.
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    Poll: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administrati...

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-spends-174-million-explore-market-carbon-credits

    Obama supports carbon credits.
  37. You can't call a cougar a cougar anymore.... even though it is a cougar.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/utah-school-board-rejects-cougar-mascot-for-being-potentially-offensive-011812/

    What is wrong with our society?

    :censored:
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    My beliefs dont come from right wing radio.... it...

    My beliefs dont come from right wing radio.... it comes from common sense.

    Or i guess it would just be better to live like the Amish do.

    This Earth we live on is over millions of years...
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    Well.... if the American people have there...

    Well.... if the American people have there say.... he won't be "powering" us this time next year.
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    Poll: Climateterrorist= anyone who believes that they...

    Climateterrorist= anyone who believes that they can pollute as much as they want to if they buy enough "carbon credits"....also known as gullible.

    :.02:

    So wasting energy is ok as long as i...
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    I worked at an apartment complex when I was...

    I worked at an apartment complex when I was getting my feet wet and we had a call that a lady was feeling electricity shoot out her duct work when the AC would run. She was probably in her 70's and...
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    The extremely loud minority (EPA, OSHA, special...

    The extremely loud minority (EPA, OSHA, special interest groups) have a very firm grip on this country. As long as our silent majority just sits back and let things like this happen, the United...
  43. Thread: Migraines

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    I have been having these types of headaches since...

    I have been having these types of headaches since i was 6 years old. I can still remember the first one i had. I have also tried to stay on jobsites and work threw it. The worst was in the ARMY and...
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    Migraines

    Had a doozy of one yesterday. Still feeling the effects of it today. Tried to take a couple of BC's when i felt it coming on but i think it made it worse. Now my wife is wanting me to go see all...
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    WTH!!!! Idiots! Just because propane can be used...

    WTH!!!! Idiots! Just because propane can be used as a refrigerant doent mean you are suppose to do it. Just think.... if every home, office building, any type of structure that required mechanical...
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    Poll: I call all my dogs s*&t head. They respond...

    I call all my dogs s*&t head. They respond immediately!
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    Apprenticeship. get paid to learn and get hands...

    Apprenticeship. get paid to learn and get hands on job experience. Ive got a 2 year degree that i paid for and if i could go back and do it again, knowing what i know now, i would be busting down the...
  48. Thread: i'm 98%

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    2% RED WRENCH.... WOO HOO.... I AM NOT THE 98%

    2% RED WRENCH.... WOO HOO.... I AM NOT THE 98%
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    DIAGNOSE.... DONT GUESS! IT WILL SHOW THE...

    DIAGNOSE.... DONT GUESS! IT WILL SHOW THE CUSTOMER YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
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    THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE IS IT IS...

    THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE IS IT IS PHOTOSHOPPED. ITS AMAZING THAT THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST WERENT AT THE SITES WHERE THE PLANES HIT. BUT WILL DISCREDIT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE AND SAW...
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