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  1. Thread: Geo tools

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    Geo tools

    I'm just getting started in the geothermal world and loving it. I've got the basic toolkit from waterfurnace. I'd like to see what some of you guys are using. Do they make digital water gauges?...
  2. Thread: lunch ideas

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    Lunchables, bag of black grapes, and peanut...

    Lunchables, bag of black grapes, and peanut butter crackers. No lunch break, I just snack between jobs
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    What's a sled boot? His r/a fitting at the filter?

    What's a sled boot? His r/a fitting at the filter?
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    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info, guys

    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info, guys
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    When air is heated, it expands and therefore...

    When air is heated, it expands and therefore holds fewer grains of moisture per cubic foot. If you take rh readings before and after your coil, you should see higher readings after the coil, even...
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    I get a lot of noise complaints on carrier 13...

    I get a lot of noise complaints on carrier 13 seer heat pumps. Compressor isolation bolts work great if it's a vibration issue
  7. I'm glad I read this thread. I also have a habit...

    I'm glad I read this thread. I also have a habit of turning off gas valve to cool hx before disconnecting power
  8. Thread: Here's a few

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    Buzz bait. I love top water fishing.

    Buzz bait. I love top water fishing.
  9. Thread: Here's a few

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    That's exactly what happened. An inexperienced...

    That's exactly what happened. An inexperienced coworker was there a day or two before me an added about four pounds trying to raise suction pressure.
  10. Thread: Here's a few

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    First 2 pics are shame. Just threw the bass in...

    First 2 pics are shame. Just threw the bass in there
  11. Thread: Here's a few

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    Yeah I kept him and a few of his friends. I...

    Yeah I kept him and a few of his friends. I normally release the bigger ones, but the owner of the lake plans on draining it soon, and wants it fished out
  12. Thread: Here's a few

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    Thanks

    Thanks
  13. Thread: Here's a few

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    Here's a few

    428871428881minor restriction 15 psi low 480 psi head428891 house fire 428901nice bass
  14. Wow! What did the coil look like?

    Wow! What did the coil look like?
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    Needs to cut at least up to 1 1/8". I've had good...

    Needs to cut at least up to 1 1/8". I've had good luck with ridgid and Lenox. As for a meter I would start with a fluke 902 or fieldpiece hs36
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    You will need a bigger tubing cutter

    You will need a bigger tubing cutter
  17. Dtek select

    Dtek select
  18. I don't know why nobody likes the inficon. Mine...

    I don't know why nobody likes the inficon. Mine has served me very well. Not very good for 410, but neither is my h10. We just charge a little more for 410 leak searches to cover pumping system down...
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    Even if I have no reason to suspect low charge,...

    Even if I have no reason to suspect low charge, the customer always asks if I checked the antifreeze/freezone/ juice, so I check on virtually every call.
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    Was it a dry charged condenser? Did you let out...

    Was it a dry charged condenser? Did you let out the nitrogen?
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    I rarely have to use it, but when I do, my motor...

    I rarely have to use it, but when I do, my motor puller is worth it's weight in gold
  22. I ran a pm a few weeks ago. Both temp clamps for...

    I ran a pm a few weeks ago. Both temp clamps for my testo gauges quit working that day. I checked airflow, delta t, amp draws, etc. suction line was sweating. I called it good. Coworker was called...
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    Our only issues were on the newer sta furnaces....

    Our only issues were on the newer sta furnaces. Hundreds installed, maybe 2 or 3 callbacks. All with return on left side. I was just curious.
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    Jimmy, do you ever have air flow issues with the...

    Jimmy, do you ever have air flow issues with the return drop on the left side like that? We use an 8 inch box like you do,and have had a few with the right side limit was overheating. Not enough air...
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    I bought the smallest one I could find. $20 at...

    I bought the smallest one I could find. $20 at Home Depot. Not very powerful, but good enough for tune ups. I forget the brand name
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    Is that soft copper? Looks good. Boss has our...

    Is that soft copper? Looks good. Boss has our guys use pex for desuperheater. Looks like crap. I'm anxious to see your linesets. I've never been happy with mine on those split systems.

    Sent from...
  27. Usually though, if new construction issue was due...

    Usually though, if new construction issue was due to installation, diagnostic fee is refunded.
  28. We have 24 hour service. Replacement and...

    We have 24 hour service. Replacement and maintenance customers get warranty service after hours. New construction warranty issues pay diagnostic fee after hours, and repair is warranty.
  29. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    When my boss says " hurry up. Its a low budget...

    When my boss says " hurry up. Its a low budget job."
  30. Thread: On call pay?

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    We get an hour pay for every day on call.

    We get an hour pay for every day on call.
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    Has anyone tried splitting up the weekdays to...

    Has anyone tried splitting up the weekdays to keep the weekend tech fresh? If so, how did you like it?
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    on call rotation

    Just curious how you guys do it. We have 3 techs.each tech On call one full week, Friday through Thursday. Seven strait days can get tough this time of year. Is this the norm? I would like to rotate...
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    I would learn service first. I think everyone...

    I would learn service first. I think everyone should have to run service calls for at least a year before being allowed to install.
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    Recip compressors need them when matched with...

    Recip compressors need them when matched with hard shutoff txv. Never had issues with scrolls.
  35. Thread: vacuum pump

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    I use a 6 cfm. But pump size doesn't matter as...

    I use a 6 cfm. But pump size doesn't matter as much as the size of hose you use. And core removers. I use 3/8" hose and pull 500 microns pretty quickly.
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    I do residential, and my inficon claims it...

    I do residential, and my inficon claims it detects 410, but i always pump refrigerant into condenser and search with r22 and nitro boost
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    thats hilarious. some people have nothing to do...

    thats hilarious. some people have nothing to do but find something to complain about. And it usually involves us:gah:
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    I get what you're sayin about if it ran long...

    I get what you're sayin about if it ran long enough to use the formula. Maybe a stupid question. But its that simple? You can't test them for weakness? They either work or they don't?
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    last year I went on an a/c noise complaint. Old...

    last year I went on an a/c noise complaint. Old lady says when she stands in one particularspot in her kitchen, her a/c sounds like a telephone busy signal. I check out a/c, all is fine. Turns out...
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    testing hard starts

    When testing capacitors, I don't trust the uf function of my meter. I use the amps / voltage formula. Does that same formula apply to start assist caps? If so, how many mfds am I looking for? I'm...
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    I had the same problem with my impact. Brad new...

    I had the same problem with my impact. Brad new out of the box, batteries wont charge. Took it back and got a new one and no problems since
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    I started with dewalt, and burned up 3 drills in...

    I started with dewalt, and burned up 3 drills in 3 years. Currently using milwaukee m12 drill and impact, and makita 18 volt kit and love them both
  43. Thread: screwdrivers

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    I bought the lasertip set and some random...

    I bought the lasertip set and some random chiseldrivers and insulated drivers. Got them from chadstoolbox.com
  44. Thread: screwdrivers

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    I recently bought some wera drivers. They feel...

    I recently bought some wera drivers. They feel great in your hand and grip screws better than any driver Ive ever used. Not very expensive either, no more than kleins at least.
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    m12 impact 10" knipex cobras knipex diagonal...

    m12 impact
    10" knipex cobras
    knipex diagonal cutters
    klein 10 in 1
    cell phone calculator
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    I buy standard yellow jacket hoses andput ball...

    I buy standard yellow jacket hoses andput ball valve on high side. Anti blow back fittings arent rated for 410 anyway
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    as far as drill and impact, Im leaning towards...

    as far as drill and impact, Im leaning towards makita. But ive never even seen a makita recip saw. anybody got one? How are they?
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    I have the upgraded battery for my m12 impact,...

    I have the upgraded battery for my m12 impact, thats what I use 90% of the time. I just need an 18volt drill and saw. m12 hackzall looks cool, good enough for pvc, but I also cut alot of angle iron....
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    yeah... used to take 45 minutes minimum on 30'x...

    yeah... used to take 45 minutes minimum on 30'x 3/4"lineset to get 500 microns pulling through guages. started using 3/8" hose, pulling from only 1 side, 350 microns in 12 minutes. huge difference.
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    my dewalt recip. saw would eat through batteries...

    my dewalt recip. saw would eat through batteries like candy. Is that the same with any brand? should I just get a corded saw?
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