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    I always thought if I went on my own I would have...

    I always thought if I went on my own I would have install trailers. I hate trying to keep service and install stuff on a van, even a sprinter and have everything I need for a job. We have a lot of...
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    I have thought about selling CO detectors to...

    I have thought about selling CO detectors to customers before, but I would imagine it to be another liability. If one failed the lawsuits would fall back on you. I do recommend them to most of my...
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    Why not make it a dual fuel system?

    Why not make it a dual fuel system?
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    We have a genie lift which will lift a condensor...

    We have a genie lift which will lift a condensor high enough for most 1 story buildings, we have also called an electrical shop that has a bucket truck with a hoist, i believe it is rated at 500 lbs....
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    After the new construction bust i was off for...

    After the new construction bust i was off for about 6 months. I lined up a bunch of side work and ran it out of a '99 cavalier and even had a 4'x6' trailer for equipment. It did look funny but got...
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    Just had a humidifier mounted on the front side...

    Just had a humidifier mounted on the front side of the supply start leaking. It took out the board on a friday night. We convinced the home owner to have us move it the next week. We don't usually...
  7. Thread: Fluke 902

    by rusty1217
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    Been looking at the 902. Have 2 fluke meters and...

    Been looking at the 902. Have 2 fluke meters and never a problem. Got one in '96 at school. It has even been submerged in water. Changed the battery and it works just fine. One of my instructors...
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    How are you filling with water? are you removing...

    How are you filling with water? are you removing it from the furnace or just plugging the drain line? I have never done that before.
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    Wasn't a flame sensor. The oem ignitor was...

    Wasn't a flame sensor. The oem ignitor was longer and I had to modify the mount to get the glow fly to hit the flame right. This was a freebie for a relative that lived 45 minutes away in bfe and...
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    The york had 2 screw per burner. I loosened the...

    The york had 2 screw per burner. I loosened the screw and moved the burners around till I hit the right spot. Putting them together I would have thought the screw would have lined them up well...
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    Didn't see any mention of the fault code. Had 1...

    Didn't see any mention of the fault code. Had 1 york and 1 goodman give me intermittent ignition problems this year. On the york the other tech had cleaned it and it developed a problem. Both of...
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    Not a fan of lennox or carrier furnaces when it...

    Not a fan of lennox or carrier furnaces when it comes to service. It is freaking pain just to clean the dang flame sensor on a lennox...
  13. I cringe everytime I walk in to a pma on either...

    I cringe everytime I walk in to a pma on either of these furnaces. I don't know what the engineers were thinking or why they keep installing these furnaces. They r a service nightmare.
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    I have used nitrogen to break a vacuum on systems...

    I have used nitrogen to break a vacuum on systems where there was lots of moisture, most likely from bad install. It gets trapped in the oil. If I have a hard time getting under a 1000 microns, and...
  15. Thread: Damn dog!!!

    by rusty1217
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    Had a couple of those this summer...

    Had a couple of those this summer...
  16. Thread: Stolen Tools

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    Luckily the insurance covered all our stuff.

    Luckily the insurance covered all our stuff.
  17. Thread: Stolen Tools

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    One time my van started messing up. The boss had...

    One time my van started messing up. The boss had me take it to the shop and take his truck home. Loaded my tools up on it. Nice pick up with service bed and extra boxes on top. Set up for...
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    I will be looking to buy a set of new gauges this...

    I will be looking to buy a set of new gauges this winter. Just looked at the sman 3 online last night. The price beats out the others, I was worried about the quality but judging from all the...
  19. I was lucky enough to have been taught about...

    I was lucky enough to have been taught about charging to superheat or subcooling in school. With dual thermometers or gauges with 2 temperature clamps I just automatically check both every time and...
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    "Draft hoods supplied with a design-certified gas...

    "Draft hoods supplied with a design-certified gas appliance: certification of a gas appliance design under pertinent national standards includes its draft hood (or draft diverter). Consequently, the...
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    Is this a new unit still under warranty or just...

    Is this a new unit still under warranty or just the warranty on the txv that was replaced? If just the txv, forget the warranty and go with the new tech. You sound like you are totally unhappy with...
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    Never heard of shortening the hood or removing...

    Never heard of shortening the hood or removing the legs totally. Will have to look into that more. All old furnaces had draft boxes before they had draft inducers. I will definitely try to find the...
  23. Didn't Goodman sell a multi-position furnace that...

    Didn't Goodman sell a multi-position furnace that if you used it for a downflow, you just had to rotate the draft inducer.
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    Is it just me or has that draft hood been...

    Is it just me or has that draft hood been shortened by a lot. It looks it is almost sitting flat on the water heater. And is that a copper gas line? Ugh...
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    Recovery machine and vacuum pump should be...

    Recovery machine and vacuum pump should be supplied by the contractor. Refrigerant scales usually r also. Every shop I have worked for has also supplied the torch. Currently use a turbo torch at...
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    I started this thread after a bad day yesterday,...

    I started this thread after a bad day yesterday, feeling better today. I came to the conclusion a long time ago I will have to grin and bear it, I know my daughter is going to love and appreciate...
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    I found out from my last lawyer that in Illinois...

    I found out from my last lawyer that in Illinois the child being able to choose at the age of 12 is a myth. The court can take the child's choice into consideration but they don't go by just that. ...
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    The agreement I have now is because my original...

    The agreement I have now is because my original lawyer told me this is all I could get and that I would lose in court and only get every other weekend. Also, it wasn't a big deal then because we...
  29. Thread: Wire size

    by rusty1217
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    If this is a union job, electricians wire all the...

    If this is a union job, electricians wire all the way, if its not, let the electrician wire it all the way. Or use the same size he runs to the disconnect.
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    Oh yeah, the lawyer I have now came on...

    Oh yeah, the lawyer I have now came on recommendation from 2 other lawyers. Yet I feel like the biggest piece right now.
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    Single dads and Child Custody

    I figure this is a good place to compare stories and hopefully find a few winning stories for support. Have any single dads had success with getting custody of your kids. I am just trying to get...
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    Nice work, especially in an attic. Feel for you.

    Nice work, especially in an attic. Feel for you.
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    Had my original fluke for 14 years. Not sure of...

    Had my original fluke for 14 years. Not sure of the model at the moment. Left it on the floor at my friends house and got flooded out. Thought the thing was toast. Went and bought a t5-600 to get...
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    We started using the apion setup. I had a system...

    We started using the apion setup. I had a system that i had to install and remove and reinstall 2 weeks later for repairs to the building. First time I didn't have the Apions with me, I started the...
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    I have had it for a month, not to bad for quick...

    I have had it for a month, not to bad for quick sh or sc when no manufacturer specs. You enter your pressures, liquid and suction line temps, od temp, and return wb, and it shows you your saturation...
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    Found one today where the evap was on the return...

    Found one today where the evap was on the return side of the furnace and the filter was between the evap and furnace. I guess the coil is supposed to act like a prefilter.
  37. Somebody was working on a tight budget... I...

    Somebody was working on a tight budget...
    I think I agree with trouble time...Throw it off the roof...
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    Sorry, it had been a couple days when I sent it,...

    Sorry, it had been a couple days when I sent it, got the email yesterday and resent new one.
  39. If you want a pleated filter the 4 inch is...

    If you want a pleated filter the 4 inch is definitely the way to go. We now install more furnaces with them then without. They have different types of boxes for different installs also. If you...
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    I once had a blower on a furnace that someone...

    I once had a blower on a furnace that someone replaced with the wrong wheel. I was green and it was for a bar that I worked at on the side. The owner complained it hadn't really worked for a while....
  41. Anything is possible, but it wouldn't be worth...

    Anything is possible, but it wouldn't be worth the hassle and probably wouldn't look good after your done if you want to knock out the center.
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    Professional application approval

    How long does it usually take to get approved for pro status? I applied a couple of days ago and there are a lot of forums I would like to see. Sorry if I sound impatient.
  43. Look into a trade school or getting some classes....

    Look into a trade school or getting some classes. I went through an 11 month program and came out knowing more than a lot of the guys I first worked with. Not saying I knew a lot, just worked with...
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    Sounds like an interesting day. I'm guessing...

    Sounds like an interesting day. I'm guessing that the line set is going to have a couple kinks in it now.
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    I have seen a lot of undersized duct where old...

    I have seen a lot of undersized duct where old unit cycled on fan control. Is the unit oversized for the house or the duct just undersized.

    Looked at a job a month ago, new offices, already had...
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    You will need gauges and temp probes to check...

    You will need gauges and temp probes to check system running, basic tools for opening up the unit to check amp draw and inspect electrical (I carry a little bosch impact because I hate turning a nut...
  47. Thread: Dry units

    by rusty1217
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    I just installed a R-22 goodman condensor 2 weeks...

    I just installed a R-22 goodman condensor 2 weeks ago. They come charged with nitrogen. I wouldn't sell anyone a r-22 system though. Only did this one because evap was just replaced last year,...
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    I have always plugged the secondary. If this is...

    I have always plugged the secondary. If this is new construction definitely get the contractor out there and make them figure it out. If you mess with anything they can claim you voided the...
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    It depends on what you want to do. The local I...

    It depends on what you want to do. The local I started in, if your a services tech then your raises weren't scheduled. They were when the contractor decided. If you were regular building trades,...
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    Our forefathers are definitely shaking their...

    Our forefathers are definitely shaking their heads in disbelief. All their work an sacrifice has gone down the toilet. I could go on about this subject but that is enough for now.
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