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    I just had a call identical to this one a couple...

    I just had a call identical to this one a couple of days ago. The landlord had receipts for all past hvac work to this unit and showed them to me. Two years ago, the system had 3 pounds of R22...
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    I sold two sealed drums on Ebay for a friend at a...

    I sold two sealed drums on Ebay for a friend at a supply house last year. The first drum went for around $320 shipped, the second one a couple weeks later sold for over $500 shipped. Cost me about...
  3. Gary, please do post about your experience with...

    Gary, please do post about your experience with Ridgid's LSA. I have their complete set-up as well...great tools and lifetime warranty...no brainer for me. But I haven't had any reason to return...
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    I asked the exact same question on this site a...

    I asked the exact same question on this site a year ago. Most guys said "yes"...and I even had one guy flame up on me and say I'm not serious about my trade because I questioned the value of...
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    I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make/use a...

    I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make/use a suicide double male cord...dangerous, illegal, voids homeowners insurance, etc... But I do think that techs should be made aware of the fact that...
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    Whole-house natural gas generators are becoming...

    Whole-house natural gas generators are becoming very popular here. As long as they are sized properly, they can run the hvac system without any problems. Automatic transfer switches make everything...
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    We just erected a "Mortech" walk-in mortuary...

    We just erected a "Mortech" walk-in mortuary cooler at a new medical center last week. The medical center isn't open yet, but I'm sure we will be servicing it in the future. I couldn't resist...
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    I like to try out different quality boots, but...

    I like to try out different quality boots, but think I found a new favorite. I've had these Timberland Pro waterproof, steel toe, puncture shank boots for about 8 months now and they are still in...
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    Chemical smell???

    This is a bit off-topic, but I figure someone here has dealt with chemical smells. My dad mixed two different types of drain cleaner in his toilet, resulting in horrible fumes. A plumber has since...
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    ^^ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. How can...

    ^^ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. How can this month's RSES journal stumble around this topic for 4 pages, and you can get it right in two sentences? Maybe I should write RSES and ask them to...
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    I've had the Knee Pro III's for over a year now...

    I've had the Knee Pro III's for over a year now and really like them. When they first came in, they seemed too cheap to hold up. But they have, and I'll buy another pair when they fail. They do...
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    Digging up this old thread to ask if anyone has...

    Digging up this old thread to ask if anyone has personal experience with this device? Or if Bob maybe wants to sell me one at discount price so I can install it in my own air handler and post my...
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    My vacuum pump is a 6cfm Mastercool that I bought...

    My vacuum pump is a 6cfm Mastercool that I bought off Amazon.com It certainly isn't as well-made as my bosses 7 cfm yellow jacket, but it pulls a surprisingly fast vacuum and has been going strong...
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    I've only installed three so far. They were all...

    I've only installed three so far. They were all LG's and one of them is a pile. Every time there is a loss of power, the unit will not come back on without a service call. Tech support walked me...
  15. Mix half water and half distilled white vinegar...

    Mix half water and half distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and go at it. The vinegar smell may linger for a while, but it beats cat piss. I have been amazed at the smells vinegar will...
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    Pimp my SMAN's

    My suction knob stripped out on my SMAN3's as I was trying to close them off after pulling a vacuum...perfect timing. The knob is all plastic with threads inside (see pic), so if you have a habit of...
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    I agree completely...if I didn't think that there...

    I agree completely...if I didn't think that there was a livable income in the not too distant future I would have to jump ship. I'm just saying the time necessary to get to that level can be...
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    I think that entry-level pay and work environment...

    I think that entry-level pay and work environment in this trade really keep the number of intelligent, hard-working and potentially proficient techs down. Only myself and two other guys that I went...
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    My SMAN3's broke today

    I've had my SMAN3's for a few months, but have only been using them for about a week. They have been out of the truck literally 4 times (only dragged them out to pull a vacuum...use my yellow...
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    Why do they call it PMS?

    Because mad cow disease is already taken.
  21. What's strong enough for a man but made for a woman?

    The back of my hand.
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    I haven't noticed these in the supply houses yet,...

    I haven't noticed these in the supply houses yet, but I've seen them used on youtube with induction brazing. Some company makes a portable 120v induction brazer...pretty cool looking but I'm sure...
  23. Anyone else have an opinion about automatically...

    Anyone else have an opinion about automatically adding POE when converting to MO99?
  24. Completed first MO99 conversion today...sight glass question???

    So we did our first MO99 conversion today on a dual compressor 7.5 ton system. Changed driers and schraders, pulled down on vacuum, charged via calculated subcooling (my SMAN3's had R438A just...
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    Boot Insoles

    I've read so much great advice and technical info. on this site that I'd like to offer a little of my own. While I'm still too new to this industry to offer technical advice to anyone on here, I...
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