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  1. #27
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    i was at a stand still because the company i work for does not carry stock... a gas shutoff valve. i removed an old oil burner and set a rlly nice 96% bryant. i like to nip out of the cabinet add a union, dirty leg,then a shutoff . searched hi and low thru the so called install van and nothing available. IMO the wrong guy is the install lead... i just shrug my shoulders and cash my little check every friday. what a beautiful i work with.

  2. #28
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    "Then again, I'm not a businessman, so I might not be the best person to take advice from." Actually that's great advise, being your not a businessman and all.....

  3. #29
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    3 amp fuses

  4. #30
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    As an owner I think you should talk to your boss, let him explain to you about the "big" checks you see. I promise you once your in business they aren't actually very big!

  5. #31
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    I've come to like the Emerson universal defrost board. Cheaper than OEM and you can convert any time/temperature defrost heat pump to demand defrost. I've used a few this past year.

  6. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockn_yota View Post
    I have been doing this 12 years and i don't even know what this is "hot wire anemometer" nor have i ever needed one...I don't think
    It's an anemometer that measures air velocity by measuring the cooling of a heated wire as air flows past and around the wire.

  7. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyinlincoln View Post
    I'd add a universal HSI,a 850 and a 1075rpm condensor fan motor, a torsion band, an assortment of universal control boards, a few gas valves(one smartvalve),a defrost control board or two,an adjustable pressure switch and assortment of capacitors to what you normally stock. That should keep you out of the supply house for a day or two. Of course a jug of 22 and a jug of 410A.

    Safe to assume you already own the tools like combustion analyzer,reclaim machine and tanks, torch set, nitro tank,refrigerant scale,micron gauge,manometer,ladders and either a vane or hot wire anemometer? Already passed the masters test so you can get a business license and insurance?
    There are different versions of the smart valve so be careful with that.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

  8. #34
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    Start with the basics, and start stocking more things as you need them. I would say it's most useful to carry an excessive amount of tools, than an excessive amount of parts. You can always bill for going to pick up a part, but not as much for going to get a tool you need (unless you make it two separate visits). You'll be happy you have that special blower shaft remover or something when you need it

  9. #35
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    Batteries. All of them for stats and your tools. RIB- 20 amp will help you in a pinch. Old Molex plugs. Set screws for blower wheels.

  10. #36
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    I will use alot of universal parts, but I will only use a universal pressure for a emergency no heat. I will always return with a OEM pressure switch. They are just too hard to dial in the exact "make" set point. Too much liability. Besides that, pressure switches rarely fail unless the get water in them or they are made in "Costa Rica"

  11. #37
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    This thread is from 2012.
    I miss you mom and dad.

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