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    Plus 1 for SDMN5. Or 6 if you want a finicky...

    Plus 1 for SDMN5. Or 6 if you want a finicky feature you will probably never use.


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  2. Thread: Skunks

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    Those skunks are long gone by now. Either from...

    Those skunks are long gone by now. Either from being shot or dying from old age. The threadís ten years old.
  3. Does that model have ďpressure switch stuck...

    Does that model have ďpressure switch stuck closedĒ flash code? Sometimes the pressure switch wonít open and the board wonít let the system get past that point. It will flash the code pretty much...
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    Ok. Thx guys. I confess to not knowing about the...

    Ok. Thx guys. I confess to not knowing about the differences between bubble point and saturation temp. I figured the app and Testo would use the average glide number.


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    Measure Quick R427A P/T Chart

    Has anyone else noticed the pt chart for r427a is inaccurate in the measure quick app? I wouldnít have noticed but I misplaced my Fieldpiece pipe temp probes and had to use my testo set to charge a...
  6. Thread: Condensers

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    Thatís a neat way of doing it. Iíve done that...

    Thatís a neat way of doing it. Iíve done that accidentally when defrosting a package unit coil with propane torch.

    If I see one as bad as OP I just wash it in three stages. Outside-in, pull top,...
  7. Thread: Condensers

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    At the risk of being ridiculed, Iíll say that a...

    At the risk of being ridiculed, Iíll say that a coil gun sprayed at an upward angle through the slats works on most. You just have to open the control side and make sure the low voltage wiring is not...
  8. Thread: Condensers

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    I love those urine-rotted condensers. Especially...

    I love those urine-rotted condensers. Especially when the homeowner doesnít understand why you canít just patch the leak.
  9. Thread: Condensers

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    Nah, by the time Iím done itíll look like I was...

    Nah, by the time Iím done itíll look like I was making crop circles. 😁
  10. Thread: Air Duct Scam

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    It seems like if he used matching pictures and...

    It seems like if he used matching pictures and spent more than 7 mins upstairs he wouldíve have another satisfied customer. Looked like he put some thought into getting this scam running but didnít...
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    I honestly just laughed out loud when I saw that....

    I honestly just laughed out loud when I saw that. I can just hear the cursing and swearing coming from that situation. Iíve had small knockouts piss me off but on large ones like that I bought a 2...
  12. Thread: Some Oldies

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    I don’t do controls so I don’t know why any of...

    I don’t do controls so I don’t know why any of those are bad. None of them seem as sloppy as a typical zone panel or owner modified breaker panel. Can you enlighten me?
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    Well, see, when you factor in the ďsystem...

    Well, see, when you factor in the ďsystem effectĒ, then.....

    Ah, who am I kidding? Sounds like a bad valve to me. Iíve got three of them and they have each held a vacuum below 300 microns on an...
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    Just FYI, any core tool directly off of the pump...

    Just FYI, any core tool directly off of the pump will skyrocket when the pump is turned off. There is so little space with only the tool and the gauge that it is hyper sensitive. Try the test again...
  15. Thread: Tin Snips

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    Years ago on my first day of hvac I was tasked to...

    Years ago on my first day of hvac I was tasked to install some flex duct. Having no tools and no idea what I was doing, I was trying to figure out the best way to cut the inner spiral wire. A random...
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    Iíve had a few premature contactor failures from...

    Iíve had a few premature contactor failures from faulty pressure switches, broken low voltage wiring, and loose high voltage terminations. Also a few ant parties. And a mouse( bridged high voltage...
  17. Thread: Tin Snips

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    +1 Iíve got a set of Malco snips Iíve been using...

    +1 Iíve got a set of Malco snips Iíve been using for over 8 years for service and residential install. Lost the bulldogs but they were still working great when I did.
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    The first time I grabbed that ladder and had to...

    The first time I grabbed that ladder and had to get one of the bottom filters, that van would look like the OPís picture [emoji16]Itís a gift.


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    I wasnít criticizing his setup. It actually...

    I wasnít criticizing his setup. It actually sounds a hell of a lot better than mine with flimsy, floppy, rattling metal shelves. It just brought a chuckle to me picturing PHM saying Newmanís line and...
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    But with all that wood and styrofoam stuffed in...

    But with all that wood and styrofoam stuffed in the back, one good spark and youíll look like Newman driving on Kramerís highway in his mail truck. Oh the humanity! 😁😁
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    Egads, I just realized how old this thread is....

    Egads, I just realized how old this thread is. Let it Rest In Peace 😁
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    Weíve done work for home warranty companies. Not...

    Weíve done work for home warranty companies. Not directly but weíll go on calls where customers have a policy. Itís kind of a pain waiting to speak to them but we charge our normal rates and tell the...
  23. As an addition to above post, even a service only...

    As an addition to above post, even a service only company needs a license if you plan to replace indoor coils or replace a flex run or modify ductwork.

    Itís an easy process to an HVAC license put...
  24. I havenít had the connection issues but the fast...

    I havenít had the connection issues but the fast flashing when turning off thing is probably the button getting stuck. Iíve had it happen 3 or 4 times where the button gets caught at a slight angle...
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    You mean 2 or 3 cartridges for 1 drain? 😁 Thatís...

    You mean 2 or 3 cartridges for 1 drain? 😁
    Thatís what I use too. So much easier than toting around nitro tank.
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    *Meant to quote 2sac post about bonding panels of...

    *Meant to quote 2sac post about bonding panels of rtu with that stuff.*

    Aaargh!! Why?? Why do they do that? Itís the worst.
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    Oh, and it had a fused disconnect with good fuses.

    Oh, and it had a fused disconnect with good fuses.
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    Just had one 45 mins ago was the same problem....

    Just had one 45 mins ago was the same problem. ~12 year old carrier with swollen capacitor and tripped breaker. Itís rare but I think Iíve had two others like it this year. I think the internal...
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    Nvm. Didnít read post properly. Sounds like a...

    Nvm. Didnít read post properly. Sounds like a restriction like these guys said.

    At what pressure does it shut off? What is well over 300?
  30. Thread: GOODMAN

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    You didnít flow nitrogen!!!!! Lol. Itís harder to...

    You didnít flow nitrogen!!!!! Lol. Itís harder to braze with map gas when thereís a decent wind.

    As to the OP, thereís a weird technique where you get everything lined up and tucked in except for...
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    This is a question I ask every time I have to...

    This is a question I ask every time I have to open a Goodman system. But then I see how teeny tiny the filter drier is and remember how many guys Iíve worked with who flow nitro while brazing(none)...
  32. Or a helper with a walkie talkie Sent from...

    Or a helper with a walkie talkie


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  33. Depending on what is between my position and the...

    Depending on what is between my position and the probes I can still get readings in a third floor attic. If itís in a basement or concrete building itís hit or miss. Try using the measure quick app....
  34. I donít work on a ton of rooftop packs but when I...

    I donít work on a ton of rooftop packs but when I do I always try to pop off the side discharge panel(as long as they are bottom discharge) and stick the magnetic probes in the airstream for supply...
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    I usually use the cheap head band mounted lights....

    I usually use the cheap head band mounted lights. I keep at least three at a time plus a $20 Loweís compact flashlight in my tool bag side pocket. But I also use the flashlight app on my phone a lot....
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    W.A.G. Incoming: an overcharged restriction with...

    W.A.G. Incoming: an overcharged restriction with a heating element stuck on.
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    *smacks forehead with palm* I think Iíve become...

    *smacks forehead with palm*
    I think Iíve become too focused on factory add ons and attachments. Iím forgetting to even try easy stuff like that. Thanks.


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    Hey guys, how do you deal with the stubby wand of...

    Hey guys, how do you deal with the stubby wand of the h10ís? A lot of times I canít get big enough access to a coil section to get my hand in there with the wand. I havenít used one in years but my...
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    Sure, but the shipping and handling feeís going...

    Sure, but the shipping and handling feeís going to be a killer [emoji16]


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190812/2a8b3dff...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190812/2a8b3dff57427bc4a446aef1423c39e8.jpg

    Works pretty well for me.


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  41. Hmmm. I havenít noticed any looseness on my...

    Hmmm. I havenít noticed any looseness on my probes yet. Hopefully itís an isolated issue. I doubt the nitro test contributed to the failure since r410a pressures routinely get close to and sometimes...
  42. How bad is the leak? Is it big enough to see or...

    How bad is the leak? Is it big enough to see or hear refer escaping or did you find it during a nitro pressure test? Iíve worried about having one before during pressure testing. If I have a small...
  43. oops wrong thread. Didnít mean to hijack

    oops wrong thread. Didnít mean to hijack
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    Youíve just got to hire this guy to hold an...

    Youíve just got to hire this guy to hold an umbrella for you https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190725/f548e843b642d9d4d9ea6d4c25f27525.jpg


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    Well, fruit does wilt in the heat [emoji16] ...

    Well, fruit does wilt in the heat [emoji16]


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    Yeah, a clean pipe is best. I always try to keep...

    Yeah, a clean pipe is best. I always try to keep some emery cloth in the tool case.

    Iím not sure why you have to remap the devices. All I have to do is hit the ďactivateĒ button on the rightmost...
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    *forwarded to Jim Bergman* [emoji16] Itís just...

    *forwarded to Jim Bergman* [emoji16]

    Itís just one way around the situation I could think of.


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    I think once youíre logged into it you donít need...

    I think once youíre logged into it you donít need internet for measurequick. I donít what cell plan you have but a lot of the major carriers offer a mobile hotspot through your phone that will allow...
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    I donít know how I missed this thread. I use the...

    I donít know how I missed this thread. I use the FP probes with measurequick and an iPhone daily. Love them. Also still use Fieldpiece app as well since it shows more info at once rather than having...
  50. Itís worth it to see tenths of a micron...

    Itís worth it to see tenths of a micron resolution. It really adds to your stress and second guessing. 😁 I think it also works with an app to give you a real-time graph to help identify whether a...
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