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  1. Thread: my new toys

    by Benny99
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    I use the cooper pipe straps with my ak900 and...

    I use the cooper pipe straps with my ak900 and love them.
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    Trane RTU fan issue

    Model: TCH075C300BC
    Serial: M12100688D

    The problem I'm having is that the fan no longer runs continuously as it should. System is equipped with a BAYSENS0114C room sensor which connects to a...
  3. I never get upset over those types of calls, as I...

    I never get upset over those types of calls, as I was young and stupid once. Actually I still am :grin2:

    But now I know how to fix my eff ups. I love helping fellow techs and always will...
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    I used it last summer on a POS(and that's an...

    I used it last summer on a POS(and that's an understatement) 35 year old+ Fedders RTU as a last resort as the leak was somewhere in the evap on the far side near the bottom corner against the...
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    I do have the system manger control which I have...

    I do have the system manger control which I have full access to. I'll have to double check all those settings.
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    Calling all AAON Techs!

    MN- (67538) RM-018-8-u-BA02-349

    SN-200601-AMGN22822

    Noticed the unit having trouble maintaining proper supply air temp(too hot) earlier this spring. Unit had the economizer open 100% yet could...
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    I actually noticed this when I was modding mine...

    I actually noticed this when I was modding mine and only had one sensor connected. Thought I somehow reversed something at first LOL.
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    The automotive charger is great to have but is...

    The automotive charger is great to have but is NOT a rapid charger. It takes 1 hr for the 3.0 batteries.
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    Agree with this completely. Had the 902 for a...

    Agree with this completely. Had the 902 for a few years but just didn't do everything I needed it to. 116/322 for me. Just wish the 322 had a friggin backlight. Actually also wish the backlight on...
  10. Thread: Pool heaters

    by Benny99
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    Make sure they treat and test the water REGULARLY...

    Make sure they treat and test the water REGULARLY to protect the heat exchanger and all other parts exposed to the water. Probably best to find out what the manufacturer recommends.
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    Yep. A post from September 13 2011.... "just...

    Yep. A post from September 13 2011....

    "just passed my universal EPA test,i am little green on hvac hands on experience,only experiences i have is helping friends ac and my own hvac...
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    They could....but then you would only be buying...

    They could....but then you would only be buying one meter. Why make us buy one when they can make us buy five. I find it funny that even the most expensive meter of a series is always missing one...
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    I think makita was the first to come out with the...

    I think makita was the first to come out with the brushless.
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    I was testing the thermocouple on my fluke 116 vs...

    I was testing the thermocouple on my fluke 116 vs the sensor on the SRH77A I bought the other day and decided to throw my two clamps in the freezer with them to see how readings compared. The digi...
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    Yes so far I am happy with them. You have to...

    Yes so far I am happy with them. You have to work a little bit to clamp them properly and if they close too close together you sometimes have to use a screwdriver to lift the locking tab to pull...
  16. Thread: Pet Peeves

    by Benny99
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    I don't really care how guys mar the wires as...

    I don't really care how guys mar the wires as long as they HOLD!!! How many times have you moved wires out of the way only to have the marrettes fall right off...sometimes on line voltage. They...
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    You are correct on that. Two year for the 1250...

    You are correct on that. Two year for the 1250 and only one year for the AK.
    Makes sense considering the AK is half the price.
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    Care to elaborate? :) I am curious to know...

    Care to elaborate? :)

    I am curious to know the differences, even though I am very pleased with the AK.
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    Have only used it twice so far but happy with the...

    Have only used it twice so far but happy with the manifold. Decided to change my vacuum setup and no longer pulling through the manifold so a three port is fine for me. I did a nitro test for 30...
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    I don't know if I would call the AK900 a bargain...

    I don't know if I would call the AK900 a bargain model....it does everything the 1250 does, and can do an additional 20 refrigerants...including Mo99. Plus it shows the SH/SC at the same...
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    Dug this up.

    Dug this up.
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    Good to know. Wasn't sure if more movement was a...

    Good to know. Wasn't sure if more movement was a good or bad thing.
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    2 1/8 Found those at Lowes.

    2 1/8

    Found those at Lowes.
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    This is the mod I did today. It's much like...

    This is the mod I did today. It's much like JTCHVAC's setup. Replaced most of the wire with better stuff. Soldered the connections then put heat shrink on them. Drilled the rubber down to the...
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    How many companies have you worked for?

    After reading all the interesting threads lately, I was wondering if you guys(and gals?) would share stories of how many companies you've worked for, and if you've finally found a place you feel...
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    That would have to be one HELL of a hole because...

    That would have to be one HELL of a hole because we all know the possibility of CO poisoning from a cracked exchanger is extremely unlikely. Even from VERY large cracks found in equipment that have...
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    For a good tech, this is a career. For a bad...

    For a good tech, this is a career. For a bad tech, it's just a job.
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    I just replaced a couple no name floating...

    I just replaced a couple no name floating controls with Belimo controls, on those there is an internal overload designed to stop the motor once it hits the stops. They actually recommend leaving a...
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    Design life is 18-20 years. That's reality. ...

    Design life is 18-20 years. That's reality. That's basically three furnaces in a persons lifetime. How many vehicles do you go through in that same time period at 20k to 60k a pop?
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    I don't understand why Lennox should have to keep...

    I don't understand why Lennox should have to keep supporting furnaces that are at best roughly 15 years old and at worst over 30 years old. No other company has to do that. If your furnace is that...
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    The Dwyer 475 looks perfect for my needs and at a...

    The Dwyer 475 looks perfect for my needs and at a decent price. The 510 only does up to 1.5 psi unfortunately.
  32. Thread: Impact Driver

    by Benny99
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    Used the M12 for a while but found at times it...

    Used the M12 for a while but found at times it just didn't have enough power. The makita 18V impact driver works best for me. Plus the M12 batteries sucked in the cold. Not sure how much better...
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    Good digital pressure meter?

    I deal with pneumatics a fair bit and have been looking for a good digital pressure meter rather then using a PITA analog gauge(works great till I drop it :D)

    Is there a particular one you guys...
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    As soon as you get oil on that sensor it's...

    As soon as you get oil on that sensor it's screwed. Throws you for a real loop as it pulls down but not like it should....plus it rises quickly after valve off making you think you still have...
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    You just need a cooling only condensing unit and...

    You just need a cooling only condensing unit and coil.
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    Never assume! Always confirm.

    Never assume! Always confirm.
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    Enjoy not having heat for three weeks while you...

    Enjoy not having heat for three weeks while you deal with the warranty then. At the very least you'll have to wait for the replacement part to be shipped to you, no one in town is going to replace a...
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    Milwaukee Wirsbo Expansion tools

    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/NewsAndMedia/PressReleases/Details.aspx?PublicationId=1083

    I like the direction Milwaukee is taking lately with so many trade specific cordless tools. Something like...
  39. The only people that would do something like that...

    The only people that would do something like that are idiots. Why the F would your gas pressure vary? That's why you have a gas valve.
  40. Thread: Trane VariTrac

    by Benny99
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    Trane VariTrac

    Performing PM's at a site today ran into an issue with a Trane Varitrac:

    part# x13650529-01

    My issue is that the bypass dampers(twined together) are not receiving 24VAC from the TB4 terminal,...
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    That sounds like your going to have no heat...

    That sounds like your going to have no heat sooner then later. No doubt there is an airflow issue which is probably causing the limit to trip and why it's taking forever to heat the house which in...
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    I needed to remove a lead and oakum fitting one...

    I needed to remove a lead and oakum fitting one time and I had the hub so hot the oakum turned into a huge fireball when I pulled the fitting out. So no, I don't think it will crack lol.
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    Homeowners are nothing more then parts...

    Homeowners are nothing more then parts changers...sometimes it fixes the problem and sometimes it doesn't. Without the training and experience to actually figure out what's wrong that's all they can...
  44. I have a light set of one finger mitts I wear...

    I have a light set of one finger mitts I wear inside a larger pair of one finger mitts. Works really well, the light gloves are light enough you can take them out of the other gloves to do most of...
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    They could of at least put some planks and...

    They could of at least put some planks and jackstands on that side.
  46. Thread: Veto tool bags

    by Benny99
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    Just bought an LC today and used it for the...

    Just bought an LC today and used it for the afternoon. I really like it. Holds all the tools I had in my old bag with much better organization plus my Fluke 902 and 116. First closed bag I've...
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    You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble by...

    You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble by just going with a different brand. If that's Goodman's policy then accept it. Why should they cater to you if it's not in their best interest?
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    I just had this issue a few weeks ago and...

    I just had this issue a few weeks ago and suspected an internal motor failure but did a search just to be sure, and found this thread: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=143661

    Should...
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    Electricity in any form is nothing to eff with, 3...

    Electricity in any form is nothing to eff with, 3 phase or single.
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    LOL

    LOL
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