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  1. Yep, but in this scenario it will fail much...

    Yep, but in this scenario it will fail much sooner and cause headaches for the whole life of the system. :)
  2. It doesnít matter how well it was installed, a...

    It doesnít matter how well it was installed, a poorly maintained system will still fail.
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    This is precisely why I stopped using the...

    This is precisely why I stopped using the product. Iím really interested if there is a solution that works well. Not sure if anything would fix a tool bag but if something can help it come off tools...
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    Is there a compressor in your indoor unit that...

    Is there a compressor in your indoor unit that has a compressor blanket on it? Iíve had problems with those lately, could be a similar issue [emoji2369]
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    Thereís nothing more permanent than a temporary...

    Thereís nothing more permanent than a temporary repair that works.

    Letís hope the compressor issue is unrelated to the leak sealant. Iíve never had that product take out a component before, other...
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    I had one coil where I soaped the whole thing...

    I had one coil where I soaped the whole thing down and it was tiny bubbles foaming up everywhere from a distributor bundle next to a TXV. It was in an attic with terrible access and I wasnít wanting...
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    Easy-Seal leak stopper

    There was a point where I experimented with it for a while, and at the time I was servicing a customer base that frequently wanted to use that as an option. Iíve had mixed results during that time....
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    And only the very small ones. If you can find it...

    And only the very small ones. If you can find it then it wonít fix it.
  9. You donít need any thread sealant, It just makes...

    You donít need any thread sealant, It just makes them a mess to remove later. It also gives a place for dust to stick. Just tighten then dry. Itís brass to brass machined finish. It will seal, it...
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    This[emoji3516] Also, you should be changing...

    This[emoji3516]

    Also, you should be changing your MD to match the new compressor. Probably not worth the effort and expense.

    Why canít you put the same size compressor in?
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    PLUG fan for FAHU

    I need to make a correction. I misunderstood the type of fan you were looking at when I wrote this. I thought you were asking about an EC forward curve fan in comparison to a belted forward curve fan...
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    Install a booster pump in their line.

    Install a booster pump in their line.
  13. I hear it works great for the first leak. The...

    I hear it works great for the first leak. The evidence remains and if there is another leak in the same area then it wonít help you at all because the area is already covered in florescent dye. A...
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    PLUG fan for FAHU

    Iím familiar with AHU and FCU, but what is FAHU?

    Belted fans are generally better at high static applications.

    I believe the plug fans you are referring to may be variable speed (sorry, I...
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    Iíve opened them up before. Spoiler alert,...

    Iíve opened them up before.

    Spoiler alert, thereís no candy inside.

    Itís good to see what the failure was. Just donít expect to have a working compressor in the end. You will be doing an...
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    I canít any see a contractor being at fault. They...

    I canít any see a contractor being at fault. They were lied to just like the products end user. The contractor is a victim in this case.
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    Was this an ďover the airĒ software update? ...

    Was this an ďover the airĒ software update?

    Thatís a little scary if it was. They shouldnít be changing settings with those.
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    Maybe they could send it to me also, I donít have...

    Maybe they could send it to me also, I donít have a clue what document you are referring to but it sounds interesting [emoji6]
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    Subcooling is used for TXV and EEV, as well as...

    Subcooling is used for TXV and EEV, as well as troubleshooting, itís one of many windows into the unit to view how itís operating.

    What kind of units do you typically work on?
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    What are your pressures. What is your room...

    What are your pressures.

    What is your room load?

    Delta Tís donít mean anything if you are starting from a 65 deg room and slamming your suction pressure below freezing.
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    You should sign up for the professional...

    You should sign up for the professional membership. Iím sure you have enough posts now, it cost nothing to you at all!
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    I use a garden hose and a garden spray nozzle...

    I use a garden hose and a garden spray nozzle that provides a high flow of jetted water. This works for most RTU condensers. Iíll use a mild cleaner if there is oil on the coil. Itís a rare occasion...
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    What is the voltage output from those? I thought...

    What is the voltage output from those? I thought they were higher than a typical alkaline cell
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    Have a look at these ones SKU# 46010-RIT ...

    Have a look at these ones

    SKU# 46010-RIT

    The above are Yellow Jacket BRUTE II 4 Valve Test and Charging Manifold for R22/R404a/R410a

    If it doesnít come with hoses then these are good. Also...
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    Someone must have put R22 in the system, R410a is...

    Someone must have put R22 in the system, R410a is supposed to be pink.
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    Iíve heard some people who adopted an early set...

    Iíve heard some people who adopted an early set of digital gauges when they first came out have no way to update the PT chart within the gauge set so they donít have the information to use with new...
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    The resolution of the thermocouples depends on...

    The resolution of the thermocouples depends on the meter you plug them into.

    I canít disagree with you about the batteries. If I plan to store my meters for a long time (more than about 3 months...
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    ... the 289 and 87 are out too then. If you...

    ... the 289 and 87 are out too then.

    If you work with 600VAC or less then I recommend the Fluke 324 or 325. Of the two the 324 has the best resolution when measuring amperage. The 325 also...
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    What reg are you talking about?

    What reg are you talking about?
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    Gauges for fecal technician.

    Yep, got the last digit confused with the 289 ( my mistake there, sorry for the confusion and thank you for catching that!) which I actually prefer the 87 over it. I just find the boot up sequence...
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    Gauges for fecal technician.

    The clamp thermocouple is lightning fast and very accurate.

    I like the Fluke 116 because if you have a dunce moment and check continuity on a live circuit then it wonít blow up a fuse or cause...
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    If you tell us a little about what your day to...

    If you tell us a little about what your day to day electrical troubleshooting consists of then we can help you pick the best model for you.
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    Just so you are aware, I got by doing commercial...

    Just so you are aware, I got by doing commercial and industrial with a Fluke 116. Some modulating gas valves require frequency measurements and that is where the Fluke 89 comes into play. If you...
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    need help with this indoor package unit

    http://www.abcohvacr.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ABCO_AER_BROCHURE_2011.pdf

    Looks like they are a product of Daikin.

    There is a long contacts list at the end of the brochure.

    You wonít...
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    Gauges for fecal technician.

    These ones are amazing. They will work with fluke DMMs

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210524/8de512463b3876a3e096d0e237473fca.jpg

    ...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210524/5fbb6f14...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210524/5fbb6f14b51b45a6aae223b285cdb52c.gif

    When have we ever known a rubber seal to leak? [emoji23] I like how there is evidence towards the lack in faith the...
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    Not sure how your training works in your area but...

    Not sure how your training works in your area but in Canada HVAC can be Sheet Metal as well as Refrigeration. Each of those is their own trade. Sheet metal is basically 4 years of drafting and layout...
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    I ainít no plumber but Iím pretty sure most of...

    I ainít no plumber but Iím pretty sure most of them use plungers.

    I guess the $#!+ literally hit the fan that day. [emoji23]
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    I still prefer compound gauges. Not a fan of...

    I still prefer compound gauges. Not a fan of electronics. Specially if you work in the wet.

    I like Yellowjacket brute II gauges.

    Fluke 89 is a great meter, but if you just do basic stuff then...
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    Iíve always been a firm believer that nothing...

    Iíve always been a firm believer that nothing should be between the flare except oil, then torque to German specifications ďgood-n-titeĒ.

    Use a plain copper washer if required.

    Although oiling...
  41. Thread: Air purifier

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    For 3 seasons of the year I can get away with no...

    For 3 seasons of the year I can get away with no humidity control or AC. In winter my humidity can drop down to 16% if I donít try to control it. I leave windows open and have an exhaust fan run all...
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    Dumber question... whatís a CEH?

    Dumber question... whatís a CEH?
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    The handles take a little bit to get used to.

    The handles take a little bit to get used to.
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    Was this the demo screwdriver they sell. I found...

    Was this the demo screwdriver they sell. I found that one to be exceptionally weak and fragile. I broke the tip on mine with the first screw too. Got warranty on it but donít trust it to spread...
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    Probably going to be hard. Maintaining a valid...

    Probably going to be hard. Maintaining a valid drivers license is a requirement for my last two employers.

    Be at the shop early if you can find someone who will carpool with you during the work...
  46. Thread: Air purifier

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    Have you considered ripping out any carpet you...

    Have you considered ripping out any carpet you have and replacing with hard flooring?

    HRV system to ensure a good air exchange

    Robot vacuum to help keep the dust off the floors?

    My guess is...
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    I prefer the gel over the putty. Hell seems to do...

    I prefer the gel over the putty. Hell seems to do a better job cooling and staying in contact.

    Gel cleans up easier in my experience.

    We rags are very effective for non critical components. I...
  48. Nicer equipment uses receivers that have sight...

    Nicer equipment uses receivers that have sight glasses built into them. This makes the process much easier.
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    Iíve seen electrical arc blast itís way through a...

    Iíve seen electrical arc blast itís way through a copper pipe before. I hope they used some quality electrical tape to secure that connection.
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    It works like that but should be run back to the...

    It works like that but should be run back to the common of the transformer. At that point it can go to ground.

    The chassis of the unit is not designed to be a current carrying device. Also, if...
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