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    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that...

    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that area. Said work was plentiful if you had a trade.
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    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,

    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,
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    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty...

    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty or hundred foot 16 ga. drop cord. Doesn't help the start factor. Maybe get an amp. draw when she tries to start. Or build yourself a test cord and...
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    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas...

    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas furnaces in the Portland area that some snake oil outfit sold to people. It cycled the gas valve on & off and kept the blower running. Was supposed...
  5. Thread: Got Fries?

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    also,,,,,,

    Blanching spuds also keeps em from turning black before you fry them up for customers. Used to be we peeled em, cut em and then had to store em in "potato white." Either that or blanch em. They...
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    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just...

    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just like you!
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    You have to be kidding! I really don't think...

    You have to be kidding! I really don't think this was a real person. How could he seriously give a homeowner a bill for all this? No wonder we get a bad name and get investigated by 60 minutes!
  8. Is this the fuse located in the air handler? ...

    Is this the fuse located in the air handler? Then I too would isolate each circuit component. Maybe substitute a mini circuit breaker for the fuse while checking out different parts of the system. ...
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    who am you really?

    who am you really?
  10. Thread: bad r22 can

    by uniservice
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    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever...

    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever the brand was sold, take it to them. Screwing around with a stuck tank valve is just playing with trouble.
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    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably...

    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably will pump down fine after that.
  12. Ditto

    Ditto
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    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week...

    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week that still had the cardboard dealer plates on it. Heckuva lot bigger than my 96 one ton 3500. Asked the guy taking stuff out of it on the job, said...
  14. Me too. I've had great luck ordering after...

    Me too. I've had great luck ordering after market heaters from Case Parts. Never had a problem with them either.
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    I told an impatient boss that was bugging me on a...

    I told an impatient boss that was bugging me on a job, about how long I was gonna be,,,,"Hey! You can only shove so many feathers up a duck's a$$!!!" After that he left me alone, until a couple...
  16. Thread: Tachometer

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    I've got an older mechanical Stewart Warner, and...

    I've got an older mechanical Stewart Warner, and an electronic device that connects to my VOM and it reads in RPMs in the ohms scale. Had em for at least 25 years. Haven't used them in an awful...
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    Yeah,,,Me too.

    Yeah,,,Me too.
  18. So what kind of work do you have? Mostly heat...

    So what kind of work do you have? Mostly heat pumps? Mostly electric furnaces? What kind of licensing is needed? Here if you work on HVAC equipment, you not only need your EPA refrigerant...
  19. Thread: callbacks

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    Over the years I've fired a few, I've been fired...

    Over the years I've fired a few, I've been fired by a couple, and have offered to whip a couple more. The problem with our customers is that for the most part, they're humans. And humans are a...
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    That is what I was told, by an engineer that is...

    That is what I was told, by an engineer that is now retired from BPA
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    Confusing statement,,,about sending DC current long distances

    As I understand it, the Bonneville Power Administration Generates power at Bonneville
    Dam, The Dalles Dam, and a bunch of other dams on the Columbia River. Up on the
    bluff above the dam in The...
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    X2 Been wearing them since They were available. ...

    X2 Been wearing them since They were available. Also wear tempered glass lenses as the plastic ones scratched and had to be replaced after three months.
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    Sounds like the replacement inducer isn't putting...

    Sounds like the replacement inducer isn't putting out proper CFM, causing the unit to burn richer, making it soot.
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    I would go back and research the inducer...

    I would go back and research the inducer replacement. Make sure they replaced apples for apples. Sounds to me like they didn't get the proper CFM replacement causing it to burn a lot richer.
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    Manufactured Housing has been my bread and butter...

    Manufactured Housing has been my bread and butter for the last 17 years. Before that it was stick built housing. Of the two, I prefer the wobbly boxes.
  26. Electronic sight glass,,,

    I still have one in my truck, but mine mounts on the suction line and when it senses
    a droplet of liquid, it beeps. supposedly they work, and I've used mine a few times
    to verify slugging...
  27. I have a factory made "vacuum Pump" that's...

    I have a factory made "vacuum Pump" that's nothing more than a refrigerator compressor. Stored with a bunch of older stuff that I need to get rid of,,,,,,,,,
  28. Sti9ll have a couple of the Larkin coils in...

    Sti9ll have a couple of the Larkin coils in coolers. Also have a box full of halide leak detectors, and new replacement discs.
  29. Me too. Only thing that ever worked any better...

    Me too. Only thing that ever worked any better was the old toastmaster toaster from back in the 60s. Slowly popped up, and made toast like a dream. Cost nearly $50 back then. Gave it up to my ex...
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    The local five & Dime,,,,,,

    The local five & Dime,,,,,,
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    Fracas at the intersection

    Fracas at the intersection
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    I've never had a lesson that I didn't have to pay...

    I've never had a lesson that I didn't have to pay for,,,,,,,,,,
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    Hmmm. ruined my whole day,,,,,I was just like a...

    Hmmm. ruined my whole day,,,,,I was just like a vulture, waiting to pounce on the pic.
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    Doubt if you needed to change compressor just...

    Doubt if you needed to change compressor just because it was short cycling,,,,,,,,,
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    Obviously people down under are more diplomatic...

    Obviously people down under are more diplomatic than I am. I spent the 1st 17 years of my career being very loyal to my employer. Then I spent the next 31 years being very loyal to my customers. ...
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    When I was in the Steamfitters here, we weren't...

    When I was in the Steamfitters here, we weren't supposed to get a job on our own. If we were laid off, we just went to the hall and turned in our "layoff slip", and the dispatcher either sent us out...
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    You don't want an air conditioner, you want a...

    You don't want an air conditioner, you want a refrigeration system. In order to properly cool a house, you must first remove the humidity. ALL OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE ON THIS SITE ARE TELLING YOU...
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    On fishing boats with compressors running on...

    On fishing boats with compressors running on gensets, it's a good system with hot gas bypass for defrosting and for capacity control. Keeping the compressors running and not having them cycle on and...
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    driver-gopher

    Am still looking. Need someone with a decent driving record, and wanting to learn HVAC- Refrigeration, and hot side of restaurant equipment. Also do a little propane service work, and a little RV...
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    Try all of the companies in your area that deal...

    Try all of the companies in your area that deal in the HVAC and Refrigeration installation and service business. Someone will give you a break, if you just keep bugging them for a job. Just be...
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    81-82
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    You are preaching to the choir. I've been trying...

    You are preaching to the choir. I've been trying to find someone to drive me around to jobs, and basically be my gopher. In turn, I would teach them what I know, and pay them to learn my trade. In...
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    If he can't get it to run, it isn't gonna help to...

    If he can't get it to run, it isn't gonna help to hang gauges on it!
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    I've still got my original JB that I bought in...

    I've still got my original JB that I bought in 1979. A second JB came my way for $150 in 1982, from a tech's widow. (still have it) Also have a Ritchie that is heavier than my ex wife. Now using...
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    Johnstone used to sell a wonderful yellowjacket...

    Johnstone used to sell a wonderful yellowjacket spray, but they quit carrying it. The stuff they have now works, but it isn't as potent as the original stuff. Wish I could find it.
  46. Was involved with ammonia way back in the early...

    Was involved with ammonia way back in the early 80s, when I was working for a large company that eventually was absorbed by their competitor. The ammonia guys, (most of them older) showed up at the...
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    I only use kick starters to get a customer by on...

    I only use kick starters to get a customer by on a weekend or evening call. I believe in OEM parts, for start components
  48. Yeah, me too. I miss the Nat. Gas stuff. All we...

    Yeah, me too. I miss the Nat. Gas stuff. All we have here is propane. Talk about regulator probs. The local gas co. installed a half million BTU high press. reg. upside down, so the vent filled up...
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    The first two years were tough. I rolled pretty...

    The first two years were tough. I rolled pretty smoothly for the next 17. Then I decided to move to the beach, so I sold my customer base to a friend, and made the move. I started over in a small...
  50. call the gas co. and tell em you have "regulator...

    call the gas co. and tell em you have "regulator creep." It occurs from time to time in gas co. regs. They never warned us about it until I unknowingly hooked my gauge type manometer up to a gas...
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