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    Rollout nut

    New to the hvac world: The Rollout Nut. This new invention was stumbled upon quite by accident just like many other great inventions. In the manufacturing process of the lowly wire nut the metal wire gripper was accidentally omitted and in the heat testing phase the conductors became loose and lost their connection. Seizing upon this new found characteristic the brilliant inventor found his claim to fame. And now with new advancements in plastics they are now available in a myriad of temperatures all color coded for your convenience.
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    That's not new. People keep those as truck stock around here.

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    Did they also install an automatic "crack sealing" heat exchanger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Did they also install an automatic "crack sealing" heat exchanger?
    The roll out nut is no good without it.

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    "When installing the 'roll-out nut,' be sure to get as far away as possible from that location, use an alias, and explain how to dial "911" if they still can."



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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Did they also install an automatic "crack sealing" heat exchanger?
    Anybody ever stumble on a cracked heat exchanger that had been sealed with red high-temp silicone with muffler tape over it? I found one on a rooftop a couple years back.

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    In Philly we call those universal limit switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Anybody ever stumble on a cracked heat exchanger that had been sealed with red high-temp silicone with muffler tape over it? I found one on a rooftop a couple years back.
    Really??? Lol that amazes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Anybody ever stumble on a cracked heat exchanger that had been sealed with red high-temp silicone with muffler tape over it? I found one on a rooftop a couple years back.

    Yup. Used to do a chain of Burger Kings that had a hot side hack. We did cold side and hvac but the hack would give kick backs to some of the managers to call him out before us . He loved muffler tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    The roll out nut is no good without it.

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    Yup. Used to do a chain of Burger Kings that had a hot side hack. We did cold side and hvac but the hack would give kick backs to some of the managers to call him out before us . He loved muffler tape

    Your Joking Right? Why was he not Reported to someone? If I knew of someone operating like that and leaving it as a Fix not till the new part or Unit arrived. While checking Co levels ETC. Thats insane TSSA would fine him and could be charged and go to jail for doing that repeatdly just sad. Same goes for guys doing this to safety's No need for them in this trade.

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    Everything was reported to my boss. Whatever he did from there, I don't know. Every unit found like that was disabled and repaired properly.
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