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  1. Thread: Soot vacs?

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    Yet that is what this thread is about and you say...

    Yet that is what this thread is about and you say your ridgid does the job well?
    Is oil soot less combustible than gas soot?
  2. Thread: Soot vacs?

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    Any of you soot suckers know if any of these...

    Any of you soot suckers know if any of these vac's are explosion proof. Just remembered a story told to me by one of the counter guys at Grainger when I went to buy some new filters for my small...
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    Put simply, I thought parallel pumps increased...

    Put simply, I thought parallel pumps increased the GPM and pumps in series increased the head. Maybe that's what you were tying to say?
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    The button adjustment is a weak point on the...

    The button adjustment is a weak point on the pliers. Only problem I've ever had with Knipex, had two of the the buttons break. The slip joint ones are sill going strong.
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    I agree on Midwest. Been under that orange...

    I agree on Midwest. Been under that orange Sikorsky before. One job would have required the largest crane in the city, a day to set it up, lift day, a day to tear it down.

    Went with Midwest....
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    Started into the trade with them out of trade...

    Started into the trade with them out of trade school at the Pittsburgh PA (headquarters? Don't know what else to call it since that was the only shop then) location. About the time I left, Bob was...
  7. Same here with the Dayton pump if needed. I...

    Same here with the Dayton pump if needed.

    I have ditched the Nu-Calgon gun and went back to a pump sprayer, I feel it gets into the thick coils better.

    I have made up some 3/8" hard copper...
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    I have the one in the first link, don't think I...

    I have the one in the first link, don't think I payed more than 100.00 - 150.00 max at a local controls distributer. Had it for about three years.
  9. Thread: Siemens

    by jbg30
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    Great, but if you're not, it could be an issue....

    Great, but if you're not, it could be an issue. Friend of mine is with Siemens here, and is UA, he does everything from welding, controls, to toll booth AC and Verizon tower sites. I'm UA also with...
  10. Thread: multi tool

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    Not a fan of multi-tools, but I have a SOG...

    Not a fan of multi-tools, but I have a SOG powerlock and the craftmanship is top notch and they may have the best pliers of them all. Not saying Leatherman isn't good, but I don't like Tim...
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    That would be an understatement.

    That would be an understatement.
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    I work for them, UA guy here. Not a bad thing to...

    I work for them, UA guy here. Not a bad thing to say. Sent you a PM.
  13. I think the term we are looking for is "clearance...

    I think the term we are looking for is "clearance volume" the space between the piston at top dead center and the valve. This means gas that can't be compressed and a built in inefficiency of recips....
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    I don't know, but reading through the posts it...

    I don't know, but reading through the posts it sounds like the compressor was seized (locked rotor), the contactor pulled in, the comp hummed but didn't pump, hence the equalized gauges, then the...
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    Weird what was the error message? I sent you...

    Weird what was the error message?
    I sent you one, if you can't reply I'll shoot you an e-mail.
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    I think they will but I've only had them about a...

    I think they will but I've only had them about a year. Very smooth ratchet mechanism, better than the ratcheting box ends I have. Usually I'd break the old pairs on a stubborn service valve, I just...
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    Damn, he tricked me with the Giant Eagle part. I...

    Damn, he tricked me with the Giant Eagle part. I guess I'll buy you both a beer. Shoot me a PM Commander, you too jpsmith, if your local.
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    I bet a beer you're with Fazio Mechanical.

    I bet a beer you're with Fazio Mechanical.
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    I really like these....

    I really like these.
    http://www.yellowjacket.com/product/824
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    Yep, I use one of these on the high side hose....

    Yep, I use one of these on the high side hose. All hoses are black NRP with the built in ball valve. When time to remove high side I close the ball valve, suck the highside hose to the low, back out...
  21. Thread: I.C.E

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    Piece of cake if you ask me., if you've been in...

    Piece of cake if you ask me., if you've been in the field a while or really applied yourself in school.

    We took them in school before graduation. The residential and refrigeration tests were...
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    From memory. 20lbs of ice at 32 to 235 steam....

    From memory.
    20lbs of ice at 32 to 235 steam.
    M x C x ⌂T = sensible heat
    M = mass, C = specific heat
    C = 1 for water, .5 ice, .48 steam

    M x Hf (latent heat of fusion 144 btu/lb) ice to water...
  23. Thread: Eczema....

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    I've dealt with it for a few years, started out...

    I've dealt with it for a few years, started out of the blue when I was 29. First time around was pretty bad and pretty much just affected my feet and arms. Steroids are all that worked for me. Did a...
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    Have a school with at least 75 trane units, when...

    Have a school with at least 75 trane units, when you take the front panel off the fan slows down every time from what I remember. I think the fan is off its curve when the cover is pulled.

    I...
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    A company I worked for it was solely about big...

    A company I worked for it was solely about big brother. No directions to use to get to a job, just a transmitter on top of the van. Mgmt said they were going to inventory all the trucks and maintain...
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