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  1. Valve cores have differrent pressure ratings,...

    Valve cores have differrent pressure ratings, It's not a one size fits all applications. It's been my experience the color of the seal notes the pressure range you just need to look it up. The valve...
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    I hope you all have a good holiday (which was...

    I hope you all have a good holiday (which was brought to you by organized labor) and I'm off on vacation all of next week and still have 4 weeks of vaction to take. Yes I attribute this to union...
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    Everyone has a free will and we can't tell them...

    Everyone has a free will and we can't tell them what they must think or act. we can try to influence them but in the long run it's theire choice be it family , job, religion, etc....

    Yes I agreee...
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    Adrian, Sorry I have to disagree on several...

    Adrian, Sorry I have to disagree on several points. I want to express recruitment and organization work hand in hand and many times are used synonymously. You can't organize a work site / shop...
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    Churches are being hit up as well. We have...

    Churches are being hit up as well. We have multiple phone lines at my church we turned one line into nothing but request for assistance .# Dozens of calls every week from people looking for money
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    And who doesn't think the news media and or the...

    And who doesn't think the news media and or the liberals don't edit or re arrange videos or spoken communication to change what was really said or ment
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    1978. One of the things I remember having to...

    1978.

    One of the things I remember having to do back in the day, was sign an affidavite that I (my company) under crimanal penalty had purchased a recovery machine. It was to be notarized and...
  8. Thread: Job advise

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    OK There's nothing wrong with being a 30 year old...

    OK There's nothing wrong with being a 30 year old apprentice. Yep might be a couple tight years but in the long run it will more than make up for it. Many have done this. All I'm saying is don't...
  9. Thread: Job advise

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    You said you are in California (Los Angelos...

    You said you are in California (Los Angelos area), my understanding there you need to have a license to be a contractor but not to be the hands on tech. If that is true I would take what you wrote...
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    Throughout the ages there have always been...

    Throughout the ages there have always been con-men (and women), poor and hardluck situation that have begged or panhandled, that will never change. What each of us need to do it to make up your mind...
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    You reference pipe and duct, Both can act...

    You reference pipe and duct, Both can act similar, it depends on the application
  12. Thread: Job advise

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    BuildingMech88 You've left out a lot of...

    BuildingMech88
    You've left out a lot of information for anyone to give you a usable responce

    First thing to get into your head there are many things you do not know, we ALL learn every day
    ...
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    Sometimes I forget to look to see what part of...

    Sometimes I forget to look to see what part of the forum I'm in while this is the Tech to Tech and your profile says you are an HVAC Tech, it is still the open side.

    First I made the assumption...
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    Couple other questions: new or used refrigerant...

    Couple other questions:
    new or used refrigerant
    What type of expansion device
    Did you evacuated both high and low side at same time, single or tripple evac

    Still sounding like: bad refrigerant
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    I see you said vacuum to 400 and held it for 30...

    I see you said vacuum to 400 and held it for 30 minutes
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    Couple questions Was the refrigerant new or...

    Couple questions
    Was the refrigerant new or used?
    What micron level where you able to pull to?
    Did you do a tripple evacuation & dehydration?

    First quick read: Sound like air or non-condesables
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    Just a quick look at immagration laws with...

    Just a quick look at immagration laws with respect to quotas we legally allow somewhere around 1 million people to come into the USA each year. So to me the thought of if we don't allow the illegals...
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    Let me first say I am conservative in many of my...

    Let me first say I am conservative in many of my thoughts and actions. I try not to over spend, my debt is low, I live within my paycheck.... But that is because of things that have happened to me...
  19. I was just talking about this a couple days ago...

    I was just talking about this a couple days ago with the guys in the shop. I'm child of the 50's and as many we did not have a lot of money so B&W TV was my entertainment. When I got in trouble,...
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    About 40 years ago I learned how to braze in an...

    About 40 years ago I learned how to braze in an HVAC factory all we used was Harris 15 and MAPP/Oxygen. Since then I have changed to oxy/acetylene but still use the Harris 15. Generaly 5-7 psi...
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    I 100% agree

    I 100% agree
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    I read the new law about the time it went into...

    I read the new law about the time it went into effect (jan 1 2019) and looked on the EPA website for approved vendors. It says if you had a card issued at anytime by a vendor who was approved by the...
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    Jail time and fines They are trying to silence...

    Jail time and fines

    They are trying to silence speach, spread false information and sway electrions. What do you think should happen
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    The sad thing, in my opinion, many of the...

    The sad thing, in my opinion, many of the liberals & lefties just do not believe that "their" people who they listen to and look up to would ever not tell real truth or, try to sway someones thinking...
  25. JFK. I was home sick from school. I was sitting...

    JFK. I was home sick from school. I was sitting on mom & dads bed watching TV. Back then we had a whole 2 tv channels to watch and they both broke in on the regular programing for the announcement
    ...
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    PHM's steam heat story reminded me of a 150 year...

    PHM's steam heat story reminded me of a 150 year old house I worked on. It was a real estate buy sell deal. My contract stated: "restore to vintage appearance". The buyer when they inspected threw...
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    When I read the OP, I pictured a shaft and a...

    When I read the OP, I pictured a shaft and a separate motor as well
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    All tool manufacturers just like HVAC...

    All tool manufacturers just like HVAC manufacturers had to cheapen the product to remain cost competative.

    My comment comes from working with my hands for more than 50 years. The socket set I...
  29. The manufacturer should be able to tell you how...

    The manufacturer should be able to tell you how much water by design it should pull out of the air under normal conditions. The room likely has a humidifier check and make sure it is working correctly
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    Have him supply you with the motor frame number...

    Have him supply you with the motor frame number then go from there. I have never seen 3 fan wheels, in a direct drive configuration (single long shaft). But that doesn't mean there isn't one, I...
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    when I first read this I was reminded of several...

    when I first read this I was reminded of several customers over the years. While the goal is every customer is satisfied with what you have done for them, but for some there is no pleasing.
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    The law says (not exact words) you are allowed 6...

    The law says (not exact words) you are allowed 6 minutes (of unpaid time) per hour worked for personal time. It is allowable to wait several hours before taking a break. It is expected that a break...
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    The sticker/name plate on the motor should tell...

    The sticker/name plate on the motor should tell what bearing are in the motor

    Ball bearings are better than sleeve for almost every situation

    Some need to be re-lubricated some do not

    Here I...
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    I'm thinking once they get a little oxidation on...

    I'm thinking once they get a little oxidation on them it will not be a problem. Maybe something to promote oxidation like a little salt water or coil cleaner then hose it off. I think I would spray...
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    Get yourself a copy of Crane's, Flow of Fluids...

    Get yourself a copy of Crane's, Flow of Fluids Through Pipes and Valves, Technical Paper No 410 it should cover all you desire and more. You can get one from ebay or number of other online site's....
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    Yea, I had two pumps built also, Ah the good old...

    Yea, I had two pumps built also, Ah the good old days.
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    It was about 1993 and I think I was working on...

    It was about 1993 and I think I was working on one or two chillers a week (requiring the charge to be removed). As stated the protocal was blow off the charge. The customers started to complain...
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    We can't really desribe how to do it here in the...

    We can't really desribe how to do it here in the open forum as this is a No DIY site. By your profile it shows you are a Technician. You need 15 techincal posts and you can apply for pro status. ...
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    Glad to hear you are doing OK.

    Glad to hear you are doing OK.
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    They also a high cut resistant version, These are...

    They also a high cut resistant version, These are what I use pretty good dexterity, Plus I can use my cell phone with them on. Meaning the screen can read your finger , so many don't work with glove.
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    I thought the primary purpose the check valves...

    I thought the primary purpose the check valves were put on the 30 and 50 pound bottles was it was so popular to convert them into an air tank and there had been several accidents due to them being...
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    Why do you say that? The copper is still the same...

    Why do you say that? The copper is still the same thickness, The thickness whereyou explained it broke would be the same therefore no additional strength
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    It is possible that the tubing is too hard, is it...

    It is possible that the tubing is too hard, is it soft annealed and bent easily by hand (soft) or does kink (hard) when you try to bend it. However most times I have seen the cone break off it is...
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    yes, I know, I looked at there budget last year...

    yes, I know, I looked at there budget last year $0 for rewards.
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    It makes no difference if it works and no one...

    It makes no difference if it works and no one notices a performance difference. You do understand this is against the law and there is a sizable reward for turning in individuals for breaking the...
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    If the end of the coper tube is not debureed well...

    If the end of the coper tube is not debureed well enough the tube will split when flared (creats a high stress stop in the copper). The potential for splitting becomes greater the smaller or thinner...
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    Meaning no disrespect to anyone: How has this...

    Meaning no disrespect to anyone: How has this endless bickering about how health insurance should be run got to do with the orginal posting of are you better 0ff today under Trump than you were 3...
  48. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Now that is has not rained hard in about a week...

    Now that is has not rained hard in about a week here in Iowa the gnats are horrid and the skeeters are coming on strong. We still have excess water in many places and perfect breading area for them. ...
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    Sorry but what you prefer and what you need for...

    Sorry but what you prefer and what you need for your health may be two separate things. Buying a HEPA filter that sits in the corner of a room may do very little for your condition. It may involve...
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    I was OK when Obama was in office. I am no worse...

    I was OK when Obama was in office. I am no worse off with Trump in power. I do have a few dollars more in my check, probably enough to pay for my morning coffee on the drive to work. I believe...
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