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    Interesting. I have had to replace three of...

    Interesting.

    I have had to replace three of these limits on units only a couple months old, haven't had any issues since limit replacement, but it's only been a month since I did them.

    Could...
  2. Pics of the dongle? Wish you had a version 7.0...

    Pics of the dongle?

    Wish you had a version 7.0

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  3. Thread: Buying tools

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    That I can agree with. I like that my...

    That I can agree with.

    I like that my employer takes care of me and my tools. Like a combustion analyzer getting sent in for recalibration. And replacing my drill if it goes out after 3-4 years...
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    I know Like anything I just have another meter I...

    I know
    Like anything I just have another meter I will have in my bag to take readings with.

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    I actually didn't even think of that... Was all...

    I actually didn't even think of that... Was all caught up in the rest of it's features and didn't see that.


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  6. Thread: Buying tools

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    I'd have to disagree with you on your stance, do...

    I'd have to disagree with you on your stance, do you allow your technician the time to go home or to the shop to retrieve a tool needed because it's hot or cold in the van?
    Negligent storage per...
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    Was the only one or I'd have gotten more as many...

    Was the only one or I'd have gotten more as many of my coworkers could've benefited from this tool

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    Christmas came early

    Went in to pick up some parts and my local distributor has a clearance table in the center of the store and to my surprise I see this Fluke 279 FC sitting on the clearance table. I was thinking to...
  9. Thread: Buying tools

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    Years and years of buying here and there, and...

    Years and years of buying here and there, and when looking at a company to work for, the tool program is one of the biggest benefits I look at.
    I have worked for companies that will 100% pay for...
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    We use it frequently both hard and soft copper. ...

    We use it frequently both hard and soft copper. Personally I'm not a fan, takes far longer to prep the lines to be able to join them than it's saving on the brazing and nitrogen. When you factor in...
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    This is the problem with most of your residential...

    This is the problem with most of your residential HVAC companies. They are taking the tech out of the technician and making them salesmen.
    There are several business coaches traveling the United...
  12. Given my limited experience with everything, I...

    Given my limited experience with everything, I would have to lean towards going all N4, reason being most everything is built by tridium, tridium owned by Honeywell, and as most everyone has access...
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    All my surgical rooms have RA, some have EA like...

    All my surgical rooms have RA, some have EA like endoscopy and such areas, I have issues with this on occasion and usually find someone has made adjustments to the VAV box or worse yet the drive on...
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    Do you still have this for sale? Sent from my...

    Do you still have this for sale?

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    My issue with most of these trainings anymore are...

    My issue with most of these trainings anymore are they are usually brand specific and most of the time the distributor trying to push more of their products.
    But yes I guess I stereotyped that and...
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    I have worked by the job. The company I worked...

    I have worked by the job.
    The company I worked for paid us a percentage of each call and task we charged, you could make really great money. Said company also made us honor that 1 year warranty,...
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    Me either, I've gone back to my YJ Titan manifold...

    Me either, I've gone back to my YJ Titan manifold
    Can't count on them to hold up.
    The equipment I work on is far too expensive to subject to poor practices because of faulty digital tools to make...
  18. Amen to that! Varitrac set ups are usually a...

    Amen to that!

    Varitrac set ups are usually a cheap alternative to a true VAV system, they are going to run based on the largest vote, I have a building with a 11 zones on it, if 6 of 11 are in...
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    Yes sir you'll need Rover to look at much...

    Yes sir you'll need Rover to look at much anything in depth

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    the VAV boxes are DC controlled based on demand...

    the VAV boxes are DC controlled based on demand it sends specific volts to power it open to said position, as to alot of access to specifics with Tracer you'll need specific software to alter...
  21. Thread: Capacitors

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    This year alone, 3. Being most of what I work...

    This year alone, 3.
    Being most of what I work on is three phase I don't run across alot of failed capacitors now. Back in my residential days, I can remember nearly depleting my truck stock in a...
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    My $.02 buy a minivane. I love my UEI. Sent...

    My $.02 buy a minivane.
    I love my UEI.

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    I can't tell you how many ECM motors I've taken...

    I can't tell you how many ECM motors I've taken out of units and installed PSCs, largely on air handlers and only on single stage OD units due to costs and customers wanting their equipment working. ...
  24. Thread: Meg ohm meter

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    Used the supco 500 numerous times, a little on...

    Used the supco 500 numerous times, a little on the sketchy side for accurate readings, I've used my Reed to find worn insulation in underground wiring, testing large three phase motors, the suspected...
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    Had an Amana 18 seer 4 ton unit data plate said...

    Had an Amana 18 seer 4 ton unit data plate said 16 pounds 410a, we opened the service ports on a 47' line set and unit wouldn't even start, was out on high pressure switch, recover 1#, then 3#, got...
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    I've actually been emailing you back and forth...

    I've actually been emailing you back and forth around the end of July beginning of August. I'm fifth up in my company to start the N4 Niagra certification process. Which at the rate of progression...
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    I'm really familiar with the area, worked for the...

    I'm really familiar with the area, worked for the biggest residential company in Lexington for 5 years, beautiful area. Super competitive market.

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    So Ohio contractor requirements are far less...

    So Ohio contractor requirements are far less stringent, now I'm not sure how or if you can roll the Ohio contractors to KY using the recipricocity without the mechanical journeyman process. I do know...
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    As he said time is needed, anyone at this for...

    As he said time is needed, anyone at this for less than 5 years, unless you got a big big amount of cash flow, you aren't gonna make it in this market on your own.
    Money fixes alot of stuff. ...
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    If your in KY and going to school I'd get on with...

    If your in KY and going to school I'd get on with a company so you are building hours and getting OJT

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    Yes sir, I agree with everything you said. And I...

    Yes sir, I agree with everything you said. And I figured I'd just post their number as I have it on speed dial [emoji6]

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    I have mine, after going through the time...

    I have mine, after going through the time required, and having 15 years at the time of verifiable work history and my license as a contractor in another state.

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    (502) 573-0395 Here's the number. KY does not...

    (502) 573-0395

    Here's the number. KY does not consider any work you've done, not 2 months , not 40 years,. You have to test, and they will not allow you to test until you've reached their...
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    Kentucky does not reciprocate with any other...

    Kentucky does not reciprocate with any other state but Ohio and all our techs have to test. If your interested in opening a business immediately you can always find a technician that will sell his...
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    Working under the license of the master...

    Working under the license of the master journeyman for two years it doesn't matter so long as it's a KY masters license. There is alot of speculation to what you are asking as far as running calls,...
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    Negative, then you must work as a licensed...

    Negative, then you must work as a licensed Mechanical journeyman, not duct or limited journeyman, for two years then you can take the Kentucky masters.
    I'm looking into what Ohio's contractor...
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    Two years working under a licensed master...

    Two years working under a licensed master contractor then you can test, I assume you mean for your HVAC mechanical journeyman license.

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    Guess the moral of the story is wire in something...

    Guess the moral of the story is wire in something and make sure it's wired right!
    Those have always been my least favorite calls.
    That and show up and the little piece of cardboard is still in...
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    True story Sent from my XT1710-02 using...

    True story

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    Yes it is the same, that's why I said I installed...

    Yes it is the same, that's why I said I installed freeze stats and broke Y. To prevent the freezing up issue.
    By breaking the xmfr or R to the stat the home heats up more rapidly and as long as...
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    Yep they did, with an SS2 on the secondary of the...

    Yep they did, with an SS2 on the secondary of the coil and in the drain pan itself, unit shut off thawed, froze up, thawed so on and on for days maybe even weeks, and it over filled the secondary,...
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    Actually in Idaho I had tons of homes that were...

    Actually in Idaho I had tons of homes that were summer homes for people with enough money to make me sick. And yes their stuff quit in -37 weather. They saw the impending storms and watched their...
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    Have had many issues with tripped float switches,...

    Have had many issues with tripped float switches, as said above I kill the transformer, I actually break it at the xfmr, if it kills the heat people will feel it before it's a property damage issue,...
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    Agreed and do not get me going on NATE. I have...

    Agreed and do not get me going on NATE. I have spent thousands of dollars on continuing education and certifications and to get where? No where, NATE badges have never come with a raise at any...
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    This is exactly what I meant by they are equally...

    This is exactly what I meant by they are equally junk.
    You can take any unit, I don't care how well it's built, or puffed up by the manufacturer, if the equipment wasn't installed properly, not...
  46. I'm meeting a Marley rep this morning I'll ask...

    I'm meeting a Marley rep this morning I'll ask him

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  47. Two of mine are tied to chillers all the rest are...

    Two of mine are tied to chillers all the rest are WSHP loops but from what I'm seeing here it doesn't matter

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  48. Guess I need to look further into the controls on...

    Guess I need to look further into the controls on mine cause they are all evaporative and most all fan first, that would help explain the heavy mineral deposits biannually. I thought it was just...
  49. Controlled by the plant? Sent from my...

    Controlled by the plant?

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  50. I have 11 towers I do PM and repairs to evapco,...

    I have 11 towers I do PM and repairs to evapco, marley, bac, and a York, of those 11, 9 are fan first. Not saying you're wrong; now that the OP has posted this, I too am curious why some are one way...
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