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    Itís funny how we tell people to use the search...

    Itís funny how we tell people to use the search function instead of asking the same question over and over again, but then we shame them for finding those old threads and continuing them after having...
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    I did something similar with an adjustable wrench...

    I did something similar with an adjustable wrench before I found out Sporlan makes wrenches for that purpose but those ones have short handles so the ones you made might be easier to use (and...
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    I find this humerus Sent from my iPhone...

    I find this humerus


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    Tell us more about this room. Whatís inside it?...

    Tell us more about this room. Whatís inside it? Whatís on the other side of the walls? What are the smells from?


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    I use the impact for sheet metal screws all the...

    I use the impact for sheet metal screws all the time. You want high speed to drive a point screw easily.

    I prefer the chuck drill best for everyday use but it is heavier and slightly larger so it...
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    Our training is paid for and our time is also...

    Our training is paid for and our time is also paid for while we are at that course. The union and employer pay for the training and wages.


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  7. Thread: Buying tools

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    Buying tools

    Union agreement that Iím in says the employer can either supply the tools or provide a tool allowance. My current employer supplyís our tools, my previous employer payed us $0.80 per hour for to buy...
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    OHhhhhh... I see what you see now! I was all...

    OHhhhhh... I see what you see now! I was all flipped upside down and backwards.

    That explains the ďwonky capĒ... turns out itís not a cap at all, Itís the rotating doo-hicky! :)


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    Are you sure itís an SEH? Looks like a powerhead...

    Are you sure itís an SEH? Looks like a powerhead on the end of that valve... is that the bottom view where the stem would typically be? No need for a stem and spring assembly in an EEV. I would have...
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    Is that ice? Break it off and check for a leak?...

    Is that ice? Break it off and check for a leak? Doesnít look like itís has ice anywhere else, but itís hard to tell from the picture.


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    Our company wonít do that because it incentivizes...

    Our company wonít do that because it incentivizes dishonest work and can lead techs to replacing components that are not required to be replaced or padding a repair with additional components.

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  12. With the right equipment you can do anything. You...

    With the right equipment you can do anything. You would need to design some circuitry yourself though but the components are available and in use to make it happen.

    What are you planning to do...
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    Made in USA arenít they? Sent from my iPhone...

    Made in USA arenít they?


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  14. I carry that same wrap on silver wire connectors...

    I carry that same wrap on silver wire connectors material in my truck. Didnít even know what it was for. Next time there are too many wires to fit into a nut, now I know what to do!


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    What are considering factors when looking at...

    What are considering factors when looking at reclaim units?

    Do they all pump liquid?

    Is there a rating as to how fast they pump?

    Do they all have a purge function?

    Do they all have a...
  16. Iím impressed by the size of the paint pot the...

    Iím impressed by the size of the paint pot the roofers provided for the install. Did they think they would need to fish the whole condenser through the roof?


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    What are your pressures? Sent from my iPhone...

    What are your pressures?


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    Aqualogic Delta Star Heat Pump DSHP

    You are only running 2deg F delta through your water coil. With an entering water temp of 40 your exiting temp will only be 38. Unless you have a restriction or lose water flow I would think you...
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    That wouldnít be necessary Sent from my...

    That wouldnít be necessary


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    If the customer requires me to take my tools out...

    If the customer requires me to take my tools out of my van to preform the job they are asking me to do then they are the ones who pay for my time to put those tools back. If my van becomes a mess...
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    We canít provide DIY advice on how to do it but...

    We canít provide DIY advice on how to do it but what you are asking to do sounds possible with one thermostat, one transformer, and some relays. The setup would differ depending on the wiring...
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    We stock our trucks with the common parts and...

    We stock our trucks with the common parts and often use currier services if our drivers are busy. Sometimes itís cheeper to use a currier than it is to send our own driver.

    We take the vehicles...
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    Do you have a model number? What is the freeze...

    Do you have a model number?

    What is the freeze point of your brine?

    Are you able to increase flow through the evaporator?


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    It can be spongy but we use that to our...

    It can be spongy but we use that to our advantage. If the shaft isnít kept oiled then it can bind a little when you drop loads down. Also if you are pulling it to the side then that can add friction...
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    They are great for working in tight areas and...

    They are great for working in tight areas and easy to carry down narrow hallways to bring them to the equipment being worked on.

    We have a few of them. One of them we cut the legs down so it will...
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    Small material lifts

    We use the co2 genie lifts. Converted them to use our N2 for convenience.
    We use it to lift WSHP units all the time

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    Common HVAC Types in mid-priced hotels

    Very thorough research for an upcoming vacation? :)


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    I use yellow jacket. It has an auto off switch to...

    I use yellow jacket. It has an auto off switch to turn itself off when itís recovered. Tank float switch connection, liquid or vapor recovery, and itís fast (although I havenít used many others to...
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    Ahh, right, low end hotels... Around here Iíve...

    Ahh, right, low end hotels... Around here Iíve seen them have PTAC units. Maybe mid range also, I donít service any of those hotels, and apparently I donít get out much.


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    I see mostly WSHP and chilled water fan coils in...

    I see mostly WSHP and chilled water fan coils in my parts.


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    You learn different stuff in school than what you...

    You learn different stuff in school than what you learn OTJ. You need to do both.

    I agree with the suggestions to join a union. You will often come out ahead if you take that path. In my area I...
  32. Thread: Doyle crimps

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    I just picked up a new set of Klein crimpers like...

    I just picked up a new set of Klein crimpers like you show (but now they also have a wire stripper incorporated below the pivot point. The problem with them though is that the tips donít touch. Canít...
  33. Thread: Doyle crimps

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    I had the same screw driver. I got to use it one...

    I had the same screw driver. I got to use it one time. It literally didnít even undo its first screw that I tried to undo with it before the tip snapped off.


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  34. Thread: Rudd fan issue

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    Could be a program issue on your tstat. Iíve come...

    Could be a program issue on your tstat. Iíve come across some that behave this way in certain instances.


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    Anyone else get this?

    I see... A building in heat can be a challenging beast to tame. It happens to all of them though so itís best to just prepare for it before it occurs. For now, itís probably best to just keep your...
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    I use a dual Fluke setup (322 clamp, 16 DMM). I...

    I use a dual Fluke setup (322 clamp, 16 DMM). I keep the amp clamp on my belt loop and a pocket of tools for most inspections that Iím familiar with. I bring out the bag that has the DMM and otter...
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    Forum rules specify we canít advise DIY...

    Forum rules specify we canít advise DIY instructions on how to fix your problem. We can say that it doesnít sound like its operating correctly and it sounds like it could benefit from having a...
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    Is it classified as storage water heating...

    Is it classified as storage water heating equipment when it doesnít store hot water? Such as a continuous water heating system?


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    You may have less of an issue with high pressure...

    You may have less of an issue with high pressure if you use plastic pipes. PEX for example may have enough flex in it to absorb a small amount of temperature fluctuations. This is just a guess though...
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    Thatís fine for the times when you use hot water,...

    Thatís fine for the times when you use hot water, but there are times when only cold water is used. Washing vegetables, watering the lawn, etc. That can create a large volume of cold water that will...
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    Forgive me for my looking up the numbers... ...

    Forgive me for my looking up the numbers...

    Have you checked the flame rod if that is what it is using for flame verification? May be on the cusp of needing replacement or cleaning?

    Also have...
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    Iíve seen a short 30í run of 1/2Ē copper line...

    Iíve seen a short 30í run of 1/2Ē copper line rise from 30psi to over 125psi as it warm to the rooms ambient temperature. I donít recall exactly what pressure it finally reached when I discovered the...
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    Unless your local codes say otherwise, Your house...

    Unless your local codes say otherwise, Your house only needs it if you have a check valve on your city supply line. This is most commonly fond in your water meter, or anywhere after a check valve on...
  44. I guess I wasnít very clear. In the product...

    I guess I wasnít very clear.

    In the product specs for the 87v Max that you posted, it has a comparison chart that lists the specs of the 87V and the 87v Max, side by side.

    The side by side...
  45. In the first link you posted it says the 87v will...

    In the first link you posted it says the 87v will withstand a 3 meter drop... I donít think it was designed for that.

    They also mentioned that it has every feature that he 87v has, except it only...
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    There are lots of different ways they can be...

    There are lots of different ways they can be installed. For instance, they can be incorporated into an existing ducted furnace so it uses the existing duct work, it can be a stand alone setup where...
  47. Fluke 87V-MAX vs 28II ??? (87V MAX... apparently it's a thing)

    It seems fluke has released an 87V MAX DMM but I can't figure out what the difference is between the 87V MAX and the 28II

    Has anyone noticed this meter before? it looks like it only came out...
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    Two infrared heaters for one room?

    I think itís the fire hazard associated with the plug in type devices that has caught the attention of the insurance agencies.

    Let them know what you want the HP to do so they are aware of its...
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    There are better more expensive options out...

    There are better more expensive options out there. If you use them then put them somewhere safe and plug them into two different dedicates circuits. For insurance reasons, in my location, many...
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    I second the redundancy suggestion. When a temp...

    I second the redundancy suggestion. When a temp must be maintained and to are not people on site to monitor, then you need a second, or in some cases third unit (double redundancy) depending on how...
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