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  1. Ive been told by delfield flat out that their...

    Ive been told by delfield flat out that their units wont work with GFI outlets and breakers. It makes sense too because you have evap fans constantly getting dripped on by the water off the coil so...
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    That looks interesting if it does what it says it...

    That looks interesting if it does what it says it does. I might have to try some of that.
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    It doesn't help some of the solder nowadays is...

    It doesn't help some of the solder nowadays is cheap junk. I was in the middle of a 100 gal water heater install and ran out of solder. Usually I buy harris brand from the supply house but this was...
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    Thanks Space Racer! I knew there had to be...

    Thanks Space Racer! I knew there had to be something out there.
    I do disconnect them after using them its in use that they get knocked around. Theres not always something handy to strap them to...
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    N2 tank roll bar/cage

    Does anybody out there know where I can find a roll bar that will clamp on to a nitrogen and similar tanks to protect the regulator and gauges. Seems like every time they leave the van I end up...
  6. I cant comment on the play area of them because...

    I cant comment on the play area of them because Ive never been in one but we replaced a walk-in cooler door at one near me and I can tell you it honestly had one of the cleanest kitchens I've ever...
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    Somebody probably cranked to hard on it and...

    Somebody probably cranked to hard on it and stripped the screw inside of the valve off. I've seen this happen before. But what refrigerant is it? Its 404A it sounds low on charge for 85* temps.
  8. They do. Its the Casio Commando. I have beat the...

    They do. Its the Casio Commando. I have beat the living he!! out of this phone and it wont die. Its the first line of phones I've ever have last longer than my contract. Dropped screen down on...
  9. Yes both have Bluetooth.

    Yes both have Bluetooth.
  10. Any plans on making the app work for phones like...

    Any plans on making the app work for phones like the Galaxy S3 or Casio Commando?? I feel left out.
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    You just cant call a knife yours till you've cut...

    You just cant call a knife yours till you've cut yourself at least once with it :grin2:
    I didn't get any tools but I did a xm radio for my work van. No more scanning through countless stations while...
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    Make sure the tube that connects the pressure...

    Make sure the tube that connects the pressure switch to the inducer fan doesn't have a crack at the connections. I had one on a water heater that I about pulled my hair on till I noticed a little...
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    ^This for sure. I usually start with quizzing the...

    ^This for sure. I usually start with quizzing the owner/manager/cook as to what exactly the issue is. Other wise you might look at a freezer that seems to be running fine but the issue they called...
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    I carry one of these in the tool bag...

    I carry one of these in the tool bag
    http://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-75763-Stinger-Flashlight-Chargers/dp/B002VV7SFG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1383184690&sr=8-3&keywords=streamlight+stinger
    And one...
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    Everything looks good but this ^^ jumped out at...

    Everything looks good but this ^^ jumped out at me too. That concentric looks a little to close to that old wood window that probably leaks air like a sieve.
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    http://www.amazon.com/4-Piece-Mini-Cushion-Grip-Sc...

    http://www.amazon.com/4-Piece-Mini-Cushion-Grip-Screwdriver/dp/B000MKMIH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382141428&sr=8-1&keywords=klein+mini+screwdriver
    Part #KLE85484
    I've got a set of these that have...
  17. Most of the supply houses near me have these type...

    Most of the supply houses near me have these type fittings. Some have a depressor built in like the one I linked but others don't, so make sure you get the right one....
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    I still use my gauges for evac on small units. It...

    I still use my gauges for evac on small units. It just doesn't make sense to pull out the CRTs and hook it all up on units that the charge is measured in ounces not pounds, plus I have the sman3s so...
  19. Just make sure your feet aren't wet when your...

    Just make sure your feet aren't wet when your playing with wires lol
    Yesterday I was retaught that lesson when I thought I could replace a low voltage limit switch ..... in the rain.... kneeling in...
  20. Id try to get a OEM from a supply house, if that...

    Id try to get a OEM from a supply house, if that fails take the SD one you have into a electrical supply house to show them what your looking for, if that fails cut your loses and wire in a...
  21. If that doesn't work hit it with the torch for a...

    If that doesn't work hit it with the torch for a min and then hose it with some kroil oil as it cools. That's what I did with some 1000v rated insulated pliers and nippers somebody gave me because...
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    If only a quarter of the evap is frosting I bet...

    If only a quarter of the evap is frosting I bet its the txv underfeeding,(if there doesn't seem to be any restriction anywhere else) try opening it up and see what happens. Have you looked at the...
  23. This is great advice! There have been quite a few...

    This is great advice! There have been quite a few Monday mornings I showed up to my first service call and realized my tool bag was sitting in my personal truck because I was helping a friend out on...
  24. [QUOTE=Stayte;16788851]Thanks for the tips! ...

    [QUOTE=Stayte;16788851]Thanks for the tips! Couple of questions.

    First, how does the Klein bag compare to the Veto? Quality? Weight? Room? I have looked at that Klein Extreme and all of the Veto...
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    Charge it to beer can cold, DUH :grin2: haha If...

    Charge it to beer can cold, DUH :grin2: haha
    If its a cap tube I would charge it to 10-15* superheat at the evap while its warm, and a subcooling of 10-12. Once it gets down to temp the superheat...
  26. Here's what the man that started me on my tool...

    Here's what the man that started me on my tool addiction told me when I was starting out. "Take part of your paycheck every week and buy a hand tool, then once you have the basic hand tools save up...
  27. I'm trying to do this from memory so bear with me...

    I'm trying to do this from memory so bear with me but Ill see what I can do to help you out.
    First you need to make sure the damper is set right
    Go to settings, then to install, then into the...
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    Not sure if I'm understanding the controls your...

    Not sure if I'm understanding the controls your dealing with but if the charge leaks out low enough to trip the LPS wont it stay tripped until the pressure is restored above that setting.
    You might...
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    Amen to that! Just a few days ago we got to spent...

    Amen to that! Just a few days ago we got to spent the afternoon chiseling melted blower wheel out of the way so we could replace a three month old exhaust fan that was burnt up in a duct grease fire...
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    Well honestly Id rather find that than a piece of...

    Well honestly Id rather find that than a piece of copper forced in there. At least they tried. It would be nice if they standardized fuses a little bit. I'm always running into odd ball ones I don't...
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    I'd hate to se the cost to try and replace it....

    I'd hate to se the cost to try and replace it. Heck id hate to be the one that had to try and replace it.....Tell the salesman to include some KY , a big ass shoe horn and a lot of sawzall blades on...
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    I think he is saying if the heat exchanger is bad...

    I think he is saying if the heat exchanger is bad too it would be probably cheaper for the customer to replace rather than fix.
    That's the first thing I check when there's a pain in the ass repair I...
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    Ive got the brinkman shown here under vertical...

    Ive got the brinkman shown here under vertical smokershttp://smokercooking-secrets.com/Propane-Smokers.html
    Picked it up at Lowes for under $100 and its perfect for a beginner like me. Does...
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    I just braze the service ports when I'm done....

    I just braze the service ports when I'm done. Then they never leak!!!:grin2:
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    This is what I was trying to say. ^^^ you think...

    This is what I was trying to say. ^^^ you think residential stuff is bad, just spend some time on refrigeration. Techs throw those little evap fan motors on there not paying attention to direction or...
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    Cintas isn't much better. We turned ours in every...

    Cintas isn't much better. We turned ours in every few months to be cleaned/mended and it was like playing the lottery....
    I know the uniforms I sent in fit me but you never knew what you would get...
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    This might be the lack of sleep talking, but...

    This might be the lack of sleep talking, but unless I'm wrong no matter which way you flip the fan blade the motor would need to spin the same way. The only thing that changes is the "sweep" of the...
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    I can see it now. Your in a hurry, ten more calls...

    I can see it now. Your in a hurry, ten more calls to get to, in your head you're thinking this will just take min. Its a new unit prob just a bad belt then you open that door and :eek2: :censored: ...
  39. Blue Ridge Mountain area of Va. I'm picturing ...

    Blue Ridge Mountain area of Va. I'm picturing mountain man from Duck Dynasty



    I'm not sure what they did as far as the bill, but I sure would have. That's one of the best parts of commercial...
  40. If you screw it up the first time keep trying......

    I know this is supposed to be a picture thread but this story defiantly belongs here.... and I need to vent
    a little :gah:

    A little background first: My company services one large restaurant...
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    If its a longish run of drain line does it have a...

    If its a longish run of drain line does it have a vent after the trap? I've had roof top units with long lines repeatedly plug up before until I installed a vent tee after the drain.
    Or if its a...
  42. Email sent on the LC Tech

    Email sent on the LC Tech
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    You guys have got it all wrong. See that nice...

    You guys have got it all wrong. See that nice trough they made in front of the coil. They put that in there combined in with the vent in the negative pressure side of the trap so the unit wont drain...
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    1) Klein 11in1 2) Stubby gauge set 3)...

    1) Klein 11in1
    2) Stubby gauge set
    3) Multimeter
    4)Adjustable wrench set
    5)Thermometer
    6)Combo needle-nose/wire strippers
    7) Water pump pliers
    8)Jumpers and misc. electrical connectors/wire...
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    That wont fit in my tool bag but I already have...

    That wont fit in my tool bag but I already have that covered lol
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    This isn't a tool bag so I can fix everybody and...

    This isn't a tool bag so I can fix everybody and their brothers AC for free on my days off, screw that! I do plenty of work during the week and plenty of weekends. And I do not have a hero...
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    Non-work emergency tool bag

    So I want to put together a small tool bag that I'll keep in my personal truck.
    How many times have we all been away from our work van hanging out with a friend or visiting family and there's a...
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    On topic in no real order 1. Caffeine of some...

    On topic in no real order
    1. Caffeine of some kind and tobacco . Pick your poison For me Coke and Copenhagen Wintergreen.
    2. Change of clothes and Blue Monster wipes for cleaning up after a...
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    I might need to look in to those lol thankfully I...

    I might need to look in to those lol thankfully I haven't had to resort to that yet..... but if you do any service work around the beach with tunnels everywhere it can get bad! One of our other techs...
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    If you work anywhere with tunnels don't forget...

    If you work anywhere with tunnels don't forget the big empty Gatorade bottle in the front of the van for when you get stuck in the tunnel for three hours after chugging a super big gulp of mountain...
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