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    Voltage rating can always go higher on a...

    Voltage rating can always go higher on a capacitor, with no limit.
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    +1 on the bungee cord

    +1 on the bungee cord
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    Trane training in Madison

    I will be in Madison WI next week Wed and Thu for Trane training.

    Anyone else going to be there?
  4. Thread: Crankcase heaters

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    At Copeland school 25 years (Gene maybe?) ago we...

    At Copeland school 25 years (Gene maybe?) ago we were told crankcase had no effect below 50F.
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    Low refrigerant does not cause high suction...

    Low refrigerant does not cause high suction pressure.
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    Yeah I lost a bid a job similar to that. The...

    Yeah I lost a bid a job similar to that. The installing contractor did just what you showed.

    We have one mechanical inspector here and we get along well.

    When I saw what was done I called and...
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    Weren't they all built up?

    Weren't they all built up?
  8. I own a 2014 Silverado that the tranny went out...

    I own a 2014 Silverado that the tranny went out on last week. One of several trucks I own.

    $3900 back on the road. Chevy dealer condemned it, independent condemned it and replaced for $1000...
  9. Thread: Work in the Rain

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    I have worked under a tarp draped over me and the...

    I have worked under a tarp draped over me and the unit in a pinch.
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    There is always someone that ruins it for...

    There is always someone that ruins it for everybody.

    On the other hand, life's problems always got solved before the invention of the cell phone.
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    Prices on mani parts are crazy anymore.

    Prices on mani parts are crazy anymore.
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    I practiced 3 finger for several years. Never...

    I practiced 3 finger for several years. Never really got that good at it. I did enjoy playing for my self though. Still have the banjo.

    I still listen to bluegrass on siriusXM.
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    It is not legal. I place where I used to work,...

    It is not legal. I place where I used to work, someone complained to the Dept of Labor about that same thing. Employer was fined and we all received a settlement.
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    You will make more money on the repairs than you...

    You will make more money on the repairs than you would have on the installs.

    That being said, you still wont get the next installs either, because, look how much they saved on this round of...
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    Six months is not enough time. No matter how...

    Six months is not enough time.

    No matter how good you are, you still have a lot to learn.

    Wait for yearly review.

    $4 dollar raise? Good luck with that. See what someone else will...
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    Once you learn how systems operate, it will be...

    Once you learn how systems operate, it will be apparent to you what tools are needed.

    Don't get ahead of yourself.

    Good luck.
  18. Equipment should be tethered to the wall to keep...

    Equipment should be tethered to the wall to keep that from happening...
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    No, but I have thought about buying one just out...

    No, but I have thought about buying one just out of curiosity.

    Thought about handing out some 3D printed trinkets, just for the experience of making them. Similar to how I taught my self to code,...
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    My house has a wild return; filter grill screwed...

    My house has a wild return; filter grill screwed to the side of the furnace with no RA duct work. Lived here for 30 years with no problems.
  21. I have used both silicone and expanding foam to...

    I have used both silicone and expanding foam to seal the inside of the conduit with success.
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    I always miss out on the good stuff!!

    I always miss out on the good stuff!!
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    Lets see... A current(at that time) customer...

    Lets see...

    A current(at that time) customer asks me to see his dad about replacing his furnace and AC.

    Furnace is in an unfinished basement with unpainted wooden stairs leading to the...
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    Define newer. I gave up trying to wrench on...

    Define newer. I gave up trying to wrench on automobiles I nearly 20 years.
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    Manufacturers don't care. All they want is the...

    Manufacturers don't care. All they want is the cheapest price possible to make the sale up front. Then they are gone and we have to live with their design. Customer doesn't pay upfront, but they...
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    I want my participation trophy for reading this...

    I want my participation trophy for reading this thread...
  28. Thread: Bluetooth headset

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    Never tried an earplug. I could see where it...

    Never tried an earplug. I could see where it could be helpful though.
  29. Thread: Bluetooth headset

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    https://blueparrott.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/826...

    https://blueparrott.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/82696-538701/Blueparrott-B350-XT-Wireless-Headset.html
  30. Thread: STaying hydrated

    by stat
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    Propel

    Propel
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    Service leads to installs....

    Service leads to installs....
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    Solder or epoxy?

    Solder or epoxy?
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    No doubt

    No doubt
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    Evaporator fans wont run if the coil isn't cold. ...

    Evaporator fans wont run if the coil isn't cold. For instance, if the compressor isn't running.
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    Unit be long gone by then...

    Unit be long gone by then...
  36. My jurisdiction will install a separate water...

    My jurisdiction will install a separate water meter for condensers. They wont charge sewer tax on that second meter.

    Still have to pay for the water and maintenance on the condenser.
  37. Thread: digital crap

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    I have converted many units to mechanical...

    I have converted many units to mechanical controls. Everyone involved was happy with outcome.
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    Beater motor also!

    Beater motor also!
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    Depends on your market. Yellow Pages work great...

    Depends on your market. Yellow Pages work great for me. I cancelled my web site because I was getting zero return on it. My SEO guy had me on Googles first page.
  40. Thread: Filer dryer

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    Old school. No torch needed, just two wrenches. ...

    Old school. No torch needed, just two wrenches. TXVs were the same.
  41. I've been in the trade twice as long as you and...

    I've been in the trade twice as long as you and I'm still learning.

    The day I stop learning is the day I hang my tools.
  42. Thread: Airtime 500

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    Don't know airtime 500, but if you want to stay...

    Don't know airtime 500, but if you want to stay current in trade practices, you are here.

    One Hour Air Dealer, we have a One Hour franchise here that drive around in yellow vans. Is that the same...
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    Probably the box is no longer there after 14...

    Probably the box is no longer there after 14 years.....
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    Refrigerant will migrate to the coldest spot. If...

    Refrigerant will migrate to the coldest spot. If the condensing unit is outdoors, and it is colder outdoors than the refrigerated space, the refrigerant will tend to migrate to the compressor,...
  45. Thread: Great ride home!

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    Sounds awesome! What were you listening to? ...

    Sounds awesome!

    What were you listening to?

    I have satellite radio in every vehicle I use personally.
  46. Thread: Door switch

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    I would think any tech with any experience would...

    I would think any tech with any experience would understand how a door switch works.

    That is the simplest part of a furnace.
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    I always insulate liquid lines in attics or above...

    I always insulate liquid lines in attics or above ceilings. Never experienced an issue, just the way I was taught for this very reason.
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    What does an apprentice comfort advisor do?

    What does an apprentice comfort advisor do?
  49. Thread: Evaporator Sizing

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    https://www.standexparts.com/norlake/037882;sid=p8...

    https://www.standexparts.com/norlake/037882;sid=p8hUBDTps8FVBGmqrz1nCpwpYvwOnfHd_VE=
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    Service access seems adequate.

    Service access seems adequate.
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