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    went on one a few minutes ago and turns out...

    went on one a few minutes ago and turns out startup tech didn't turn the dang gas valve switch on...atleast it was an easy one
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    I bought the klein mini flatblade and Phillips...

    I bought the klein mini flatblade and Phillips set and broke the flatblade first use. ive found the best tstat screwdrivers usually have a supplier name on them and are free. ive been using a...
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    I had a tekmate and it quit being reliable after...

    I had a tekmate and it quit being reliable after about a month. replaced sensor and still not reliable. bought the fieldpiece infrared and it never lies however is a little harder to pinpoint leaks...
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    cell phone and box cutter on belt in pouches....

    cell phone and box cutter on belt in pouches. screw chucks 1/4 5/16 in right pants pocket along with mini crescent for snugging schrader caps. keys usually stay in van unless rough area. tstat...
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    Found another 410a leak with the srl2 today...

    Found another 410a leak with the srl2 today quickly. A lot better than the infijunk. Got the tekmate out the van just to see what it would do and even with the new sensor it found nothing. held it on...
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    I went with the infrared based on sensor life....

    I went with the infrared based on sensor life. Both are supposed to be awesome leak detectors however the sensor life is the usually should be replaced ever "2" months or so kind of thing
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    The tech that thought me most of what I know...

    The tech that thought me most of what I know about HVAC swears by his old zx-1 and just upgraded to zx but hasn't really gotten to test it. I wanted to try it because of the zx-1 however I didn't...
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    Yea I know. I understand theres always gonna be...

    Yea I know. I understand theres always gonna be good ones and bad ones however the manager at my local johnstone said he hasn't had a return or warranty anything on either of fieldpiece leak...
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    Fieldpiece srl2 review

    Well after so many mixed reviews on true handheld leak detectors I narrowed down to fieldpiece srl2 and tif zx. I went with the fieldpiece because im a huge fan of the customer service. I own a lot...
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    I would honestly say try out the sman testo and...

    I would honestly say try out the sman testo and digi cool and see which one you like the best. Digi-cool has rough rugged use written all over it. theres actually a video on here somewhere of a tech...
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    ive had one for about 3 months. got it because of...

    ive had one for about 3 months. got it because of the price and its started giving false readings last month so I replaced the sensor and still no change. its gotten me in hot water with boss 3 times...
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    I just purchased the sman3s mainly because I love...

    I just purchased the sman3s mainly because I love fieldpiece support and quality. I know they are not as tough as the digi cools however I tend to take pretty good care of my electrical test...
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    I had one almost as bad as that last week. the...

    I had one almost as bad as that last week. the complaint was no air coming out of vents. Well another company had "cleaned and tuned" the system the year before and after seeing a suction pressure of...
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    I love the Mitsubishis however god bless you if...

    I love the Mitsubishis however god bless you if you have to call tech support after lunch time. sat on hold for 45 minutes 2 weeks ago and finally gave up and called a rep from johnstone. diagnosed...
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    x2 on the victor. I use mainly a #2 tip for...

    x2 on the victor. I use mainly a #2 tip for anything from 3/8 to 3/4.i have a 0 tip for anything small like equalizer tubes on txvs and I have a #4 tip for 7/8 and up. the #2 works for the 7/8 pipe I...
  16. I talked to the manager at my local johnstone...

    I talked to the manager at my local johnstone about that new sensor before and found that my tekmate came with it. apparently If your sensor comes in blue wrapper its the new "improved" sensor.
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    I have not personally used any of the hilmor...

    I have not personally used any of the hilmor tools however I have heard things that go either way. I know johnstone took down there hilmor display and from what I understand it was based on customer...
  18. so it seems the great debate is down to the yj...

    so it seems the great debate is down to the yj accuprobe, fieldpiece srl2k7 and as always the h10. Who has used the fieldpiece I/r against the fieldpiece heated pentode. im curious as to which one...
  19. well with r22 my tekmate works great but with 410...

    well with r22 my tekmate works great but with 410 it works some days and others I swear I could drill a hole in a full drum of 410 stick the probe in and it wouldn't make a chirp lol
  20. the day after the first incident I picked one up...

    the day after the first incident I picked one up from our supplier and as you can tell no better.(fresh batteries as well)
  21. Reliable 410a leak detector????if it even exist??

    Has anyone had any consistent or mostly consistent luck with finding 410a leaks with a hand held leak detector other than the trusty big blue. 3 times in the past 2 weeks my infijunk has failed me...
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    I combined the RSES book, with the dewalt hvac...

    I combined the RSES book, with the dewalt hvac cert book and I also have a Trane air conditioning guide I read that explains how things actually works which really helped me. A lot of the test is...
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    I really appreciate all the opinions guys I think...

    I really appreciate all the opinions guys I think I'm gonna trust everyone and join the digi-cool cult Haha....also what's the best place to get em.I've seen on hear tht trutech and rdholder are the...
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    ive been looking at some videos of people using...

    ive been looking at some videos of people using them on youtube where you can actually see the display in work...im also wondering about the manifold option of the digicools. I don't kno if id like...
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    goin to digital manifold..help!

    ive been wanting to go digital for a while now and have seen plenty of reviews on here that all in all mainly point to digi-cool. I like the price of them however Ive never seen a pair in person and...
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    ive used charge assist quite a few times and...

    ive used charge assist quite a few times and never on a long lineset system. im willing to bet that its limited for the factory max lineset length. as for how to fix the problem i really couldn't...
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    I believe tranes hyperion air handlers say 150...

    I believe tranes hyperion air handlers say 150 psi so don't use there documents haha. but I believe either Mitsubishi or fujitsus manual says a minimum of 200 psi. you always can ask the famous...
  28. Thread: Samsung or LG

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    iphone are good for our industry because ive seen...

    iphone are good for our industry because ive seen a lot of hvac apps made for apple only however I hate iphones. I have a bunch of close friends, coworkers and family that have em and all have...
  29. Thread: Tech-mate

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    I have a tekmate I purchase a few months ago. I...

    I have a tekmate I purchase a few months ago. I haven't been into service that long so I didn't invest a bunch of money into one. just knew from other techs that it was reliable for the cost. mine...
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    tablets would be nice for looking up info and...

    tablets would be nice for looking up info and such etc etc..however I know most of my customers seem to like to have a hand written ticket describing what I did in hand when I leave. if u could print...
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    I agree with that on the term of air leakage in...

    I agree with that on the term of air leakage in the hyperion air handlers. even with grommets installed properly it requires taping door seams if a blower door test is being done after...
  32. Thread: restriction??

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    I pulled blower myself and cleaned it however I...

    I pulled blower myself and cleaned it however I cleaned coil the best I could but anyone that's cleaned one of the greatly designed Ruud zig zag things knows that thoroughly is pretty much impossible...
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    my boss has a stack of old Trane books like that...

    my boss has a stack of old Trane books like that in his office.....I might have to check em out granted his permission of course.:whistle:
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    that was my original thought.it has the zig zag...

    that was my original thought.it has the zig zag type coil which I know has to be a devil on airflow.i did clean the evaporator thoroughly and the blower as well. I guess if I wanted to further...
  35. Thread: restriction??

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    fan speed is on high.i moved it the first time...

    fan speed is on high.i moved it the first time out to ensure it was moving air but barely helped if at all
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    Did not think to take subcooling because it a...

    Did not think to take subcooling because it a fixed orifice metering device.i couldnt remember exact wetbulb temps but dry bulbs were 74 ent and 57 lvg in cooling.heating is 68 ent 85 lvg w/o strips
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    Yea i havent been doin service but a couple years...

    Yea i havent been doin service but a couple years if that and refrigeration is my weak side..figured id start back at what i mentioned earlier with the drier.it does have a outdoor txv which i have...
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    haven't had the time to actually break anything...

    haven't had the time to actually break anything down. ive been at the site a combined hour and a half maybe. kind of annoying when your trying to fix a system......
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    forgot to add that OD temp today was around 55...

    forgot to add that OD temp today was around 55 degrees and return air temp was 68 degrees
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    restriction??

    im working on a 3 ton ruud rooftop package. last week I found the system iced up in cooling mode on about a 75 degree day. checked charge seemed good by superheat but my suction pressure was a little...
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    what gets me is that they could've used the one...

    what gets me is that they could've used the one board at the bottom of that high dollar gas pipe mount and cut it in half to get 2 single boards to hold it up because evidently unistrut is just out...
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    this answer reminds me of the movie forrest gump...

    this answer reminds me of the movie forrest gump where his sergeant asks him what his purpose in the military is.

    now my company is authorized Bryant and Trane dealers. I install and work on a lot...
  43. Thread: tubing bender

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    as far as brand I had a company supplied yj that...

    as far as brand I had a company supplied yj that was in pretty rough shape but still got the job done. I purchased a mastercool recently and it works all the same and I cant really knock the...
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    I recently got a new helper for installs who went...

    I recently got a new helper for installs who went to lowes and bought kobalt tools and a bag and he pretty got most every hand tool you could need for under 200 dollars. Now that being said they are...
  45. Thread: Vacuum rig

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    I support your idea other than the difficultly of...

    I support your idea other than the difficultly of set up. In my opinion I would build some sort of tee fitting that you can thread into your pump and buy the large hose and the core removal tools. I...
  46. Thread: tubing bender

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    x6. I find tubing that is bent much neater. less...

    x6. I find tubing that is bent much neater. less places for chance of leak, less fittings used, usually quicker, one thing that I love is that on a new lineset or when replacing lineset inso, you can...
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    Haha maybe cuz i kno everyone says the slightest...

    Haha maybe cuz i kno everyone says the slightest moisture will ruin em....thts because it needs alot!
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    ok I get what your saying.ive seen that happen on...

    ok I get what your saying.ive seen that happen on my old supco vg64...gets around 1500-2000 starts going bananas and after a few minutes (if not after a nitrogen sweep) it pulls down like normal. but...
  49. Thread: Code???

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    that definitely would not pass code....duct tape...

    that definitely would not pass code....duct tape is wrapped the wrong way...geez everybody knows that!
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    this cant be factory

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    I found this today on a goodman AEPT model air handler. don't kno how it still runs after the obvious condensate overflow....leaking coil, recommended new system!
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