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  1. I was simply being sarcastic about the schrader...

    I was simply being sarcastic about the schrader valve being the leak. A lot of techs will condemn the schrader valve when they can't locate the real leak.
  2. Those darn leaking Schrader valves. :whistle:

    Those darn leaking Schrader valves. :whistle:
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    I'm a foot ball fan, but not a Sooners fan. LOL....

    I'm a foot ball fan, but not a Sooners fan. LOL. My parents and myself attend OSU. So we hate the Sooners more than you probably. HAHA.
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    You're right. I appreciate that. :yes:

    You're right. I appreciate that. :yes:
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    Lol. I know you were messing. That's awesome that...

    Lol. I know you were messing. That's awesome that you're trying to get your license. It's a difficult test to be honest. It's mostly code stuff. One tip I would give you when you are ready to take...
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    I appreciate the input. That's a honest comment,...

    I appreciate the input. That's a honest comment, that I respect. In all honesty, I could fail at this. My parents both ran a successful business their entire life, and have recently retired. They are...
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    Sorry to snap back. It's just annoying as hell...

    Sorry to snap back. It's just annoying as hell getting stereotyped. Guys will help home owners on here all day long, but snap at a fellow tradesmen that's looking for help. Just because I have a low...
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    I know it's not going to be all rainbows and...

    I know it's not going to be all rainbows and unicorn farts. Haha. I'm ok with being the one I call a jackass. At least I know who's fault it is. Hehe.
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    Oklahoma. That's where I originally got my...

    Oklahoma. That's where I originally got my Mechanical Journeyman's license.
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    Another big determining factor for me moving, is...

    Another big determining factor for me moving, is to be closer to my parents that recently retired. I'd like to be close so that I can take care of them as they get older.
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    Thanks for the reply. I do know that the area I'm...

    Thanks for the reply. I do know that the area I'm looking at has a lot of gas furnaces. There are also a lot of heat pumps. It's a pretty rural area, and I plan on seeing a lot of different types of...
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    I know I'm not ready. That's why I'm starting the...

    I know I'm not ready. That's why I'm starting the process. I do however have 16 years experience in the field, no mortgage payment, and 50k saved for a business start up. This didn't happen...
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    Parts List for Residential Van ???

    Looking into starting my own solo business in the next year, and wanted to start stocking up on parts. It's not going to be something big, just a solo adventure providing Residential HVAC service out...
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    Create your own load. Turn the heat on, get it to...

    Create your own load. Turn the heat on, get it to 76+, block the coil outside, and let it rip. Should give you 20 minutes of good run time, to get your readings. It's possible to have a sh!tty charge...
  15. Lol. You must be young still. I'm only 38, but...

    Lol. You must be young still. I'm only 38, but after 16 years of HVAC, I don't feel a day under 50.
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    I never walk away from a unit that won't hit 500...

    I never walk away from a unit that won't hit 500 microns.
  17. [QUOTE=patpinet;26044611] Email added....

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    Email added. Appreciate it! Thanks.
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    Shaw shank redemption!! Lol!!

    Shaw shank redemption!! Lol!!
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    Owner changed the tsat for a reason. I hate when...

    Owner changed the tsat for a reason. I hate when they mess with stuff, then say it worked before. Could be a shorted wire, could be a wire landed wrong, could be one tstat wire into a different tstat...
  20. What would be a good book for me to read? I'd...

    What would be a good book for me to read? I'd like to do some overall refresher reading at night and on lunch breaks. Thanks.
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    Changing oil in your vacuum pump frequently is...

    Changing oil in your vacuum pump frequently is important. I've suspected leaks before, and it was just old oil. If that doesn't help you have a leak in your gauges, or in your system. Or you need a...
  22. Thanks for the info. I've got to get my post...

    Thanks for the info. I've got to get my post count up. I had a bunch of posts that somehow disappeared, but I haven't been on in probably 4 years.
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    I am going to have to track one of those down!!!

    I am going to have to track one of those down!!!
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    This is how you kill people. OMG!

    This is how you kill people. OMG!
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    But it keeps the leaves out.:angel:

    But it keeps the leaves out.:angel:
  26. Thread: multi meter

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    Flukes are nice, but cost too much. I've had a...

    Flukes are nice, but cost too much. I've had a fieldpiece with the amp clamp since 2005 that is still kicking. I've ran it over a couple of times too.
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    Restriction obviously. Find out where. Filter...

    Restriction obviously. Find out where. Filter drier, txv, pinched line set, shitty braze, list goes on.
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    I prefer wet rags, just because they're easy. The...

    I prefer wet rags, just because they're easy. The gel works well, but do not get it on your hands once it's absorbed the heat. LOL!!
  29. Looks like you have good benefits really. The...

    Looks like you have good benefits really. The only thing I will say, is that the older I get the more I value time off. You can't expect a 9-5 service tech and make money obviously. But one idea I've...
  30. Thanks for the post. That's good information, but...

    Thanks for the post. That's good information, but not really what I'm looking for. I'll looking for more technical troubleshooting type stuff, ecm's, controls, zone systems, and what not.
  31. Seeking Refresher Training Courses / And literature

    I've been in the HVAC field since 2005. I completed my initial training at OSU Okmulgee, and did my apprenticeship in Tulsa at a residential/commercial company. I have a Universal Journeyman License...
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    I was on a call at an Electrical Engineers home...

    I was on a call at an Electrical Engineers home once. The call I got was "No Cooling", and do a "PM" on the unit. So I get there just in time to hear the compressor try to start, and the shut off. I...
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    I would check the disconnect for bad connections...

    I would check the disconnect for bad connections (clean them all up, or replace the disconnect)
    Strip back the wires a 1/2" at the disconnect and contactor (to start with fresh wire connections) ...
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    Okie dokie. So I have found the problem. It was...

    Okie dokie. So I have found the problem. It was the smoke detector. To be more specific, it was the Return Air side of the evap coil smoke detector. In the picture I posted below (J7 on the RTRM...
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    Lol. I understand that. We actually have our own...

    Lol. I understand that. We actually have our own fire alarm crew on plant site. I call them and tell them to isolate the fire alarm to the unit I'm working on and I don't have to worry about it. I...
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    Ok thanks for that. When I put the SD in test...

    Ok thanks for that. When I put the SD in test mode, does that disable the alarm, or trigger it?
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    Ok guys. I'm back to work today. I'll be checking...

    Ok guys. I'm back to work today. I'll be checking back on this unit in an hour or so. Can I just unplug the wires to the smoke detector from the PTOC board, or do I need to jumper the wires in each...
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    Thanks everyone for the help so far. This unit...

    Thanks everyone for the help so far. This unit does not have an automation system hooked up to it. It's being operated by a new honeywell tstat. I'll be sure to look into the low voltage strip, the...
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    Just because there is a filter drier, doesn't...

    Just because there is a filter drier, doesn't mean crap can't get into the metering device. I've seen oily slug plug them, and I've seen filter driers come apart. From your readings, you know you...
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    It should have some sort of head pressure control...

    It should have some sort of head pressure control on it. It should meter the water flow through the unit to maintain the refrigerant pressure on the high side (there could be one or two of these,...
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    Trane Voyager Nightmare (THC102F4ROA050)

    Guys I have a problem that I just can't figure out. I know this is my first post, and probably in bad taste, but I could really use your help. Let me first start by saying that I am not a DIY guy...
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