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    Is your last name Hitchcock? Did you give up gun...

    Is your last name Hitchcock? Did you give up gun fighting to become an HVACR technician?

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    I think you should buy this one hose and see what...

    I think you should buy this one hose and see what you think. If you don't want it after a couple weeks I will buy it from you. ...
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    I was using one of the Hilmor black "vacuum...

    I was using one of the Hilmor black "vacuum hoses" for a while and it didn't work well at all.
    I would strongly recommend changing the oil after every use. The pump is only as good as the oil.
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    Every other time you change the evaporator coil I...

    Every other time you change the evaporator coil I recommend changing the air filter. [emoji1787]
    Yeah evaporator coils these days just don't last.

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    I have some ideas for you but I'll post when I...

    I have some ideas for you but I'll post when I get home. I still have one more service call. I should be home by 10:00.

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    What size hoses? Sent from the Okie state usin...

    What size hoses?

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    I thought oregonians melted and ran down the...

    I thought oregonians melted and ran down the nearest floor drain at about 75°.[emoji1787]

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    What does your vacuum rig consist of? Sent...

    What does your vacuum rig consist of?

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  9. I'd be checking the wires between the breaker and...

    I'd be checking the wires between the breaker and the condenser. Who knows what's happened to them over the years. It might be a job for an electrician depending on the rules in your area.

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  10. Thread: Got Milwaukee?

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    I know. [emoji1787] I don't deal with rust much...

    I know. [emoji1787] I don't deal with rust much here in Oklahoma either.

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    They are great but I don't need it and I am...

    They are great but I don't need it and I am mostly buying m12 for everything anyway so I will have more battery options that way.

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    I figure if I spend it then I don't have to worry...

    I figure if I spend it then I don't have to worry about someone hacking in to my bank account because they won't get anything. [emoji1787]

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    I had a caliper do that a while back going down...

    I had a caliper do that a while back going down the road. It scared me pretty bad. [emoji1787]

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    I want the biggest M12 impact they make. It looks...

    I want the biggest M12 impact they make. It looks perfect for what I do.

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    I don't have that problem. If my bills are paid...

    I don't have that problem. If my bills are paid and I have enough money to buy a tool I think I need without overdrafting I buy it. [emoji16] I call it investing in myself. [emoji1787]

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    Its a small job. Just a plastic shower in a...

    Its a small job. Just a plastic shower in a mobile home.
    I count that as free too. He also gave me a set of new JB guages with hoses.
    I traded a condenser fan motor change for a huge sand filter...
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    I always joke about having the power of a 650...

    I always joke about having the power of a 650 dirt bike in my hands when I use the 1/2" fuel impact. That thing is a monster. I want one of my own.

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    What gap? Oh yeah I forgot corded are falling...

    What gap?
    Oh yeah I forgot corded are falling behind a bit. [emoji16]

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    I just got it this evening. I hope to use it to...

    I just got it this evening. I hope to use it to demo my master bathroom shower soon.
    It was at the top of my list of tools to buy so when he said he had a new one I could have in trade for...
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    I hadn't even looked until you posted but it's...

    I hadn't even looked until you posted but it's not fuel.

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    The Mercury switch was invented in 1910 which was...

    The Mercury switch was invented in 1910 which was the 20th century. [emoji16]

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    The real question is had they come up with...

    The real question is had they come up with Mercury thermostats yet? [emoji1787]
    Oh yeah and for someone who's over 121 years old I'm really impressed that you're on an internet forum. [emoji1787]
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    I got this for almost nothing. I fixed an ac for...

    I got this for almost nothing. I fixed an ac for a guy who owns a "trading post". It is a brand new bare tool.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210624/56b0ab446aba1d1c620a51ca26d76ef8.jpg

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    When I got my business insurance I talked to a...

    When I got my business insurance I talked to a friend in the industry and ended up getting the best deal through his insurance agent. I don't know how it can be but it sure seems like two different...
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    Well I think the portable AC units would be an...

    Well I think the portable AC units would be an excellent backup for the mini split in cases like that since you already have them. I would not risk running a mini split on a portable generator that...
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    I like to isolate the sections of the system and...

    I like to isolate the sections of the system and pressure test with nitrogen.

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    Amrad are really good and they are a bit bigger...

    Amrad are really good and they are a bit bigger too which I believe increases reliability as you mention.

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    I use a lot of the trane 200 series power...

    I use a lot of the trane 200 series power stealing thermostats and they have the on delay the problem is I'm using them on all kinds of equipment so often times the blower is triggered by the call...
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    I think if you are on the browser view there is a...

    I think if you are on the browser view there is a black triangle somewhere that you can click on and ask the mods to move it.

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    You're in the wrong forum. This is where...

    You're in the wrong forum. This is where homeowners are supposed to ask questions.
    We have been installing a few Fujitsu units every year for over 15 years and have yet to have a real failure.
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    Yeah that's why I figured I would just do the...

    Yeah that's why I figured I would just do the lower element so it reduces the amount of hot water available and reduces the time the element is on when it recovers but you still have hot water.
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    Sounds pretty reasonable to me. I had a customer...

    Sounds pretty reasonable to me.
    I had a customer gripe about my price for recharging a refrigerator. He said 134a is only like $3 and I said well get your license and do it.
    He said I have my...
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    I didn't think about that. Sent from the Okie...

    I didn't think about that.

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  34. Ain't that the truth. I see more damage from...

    Ain't that the truth. I see more damage from tenants or homeowners "cleaning" the condenser and from technicians making sloppy repairs than from anything else.

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    Can you cut the high voltage power with a...

    Can you cut the high voltage power with a contactor or would that throw codes?

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    Sounds like it must have been very poorly...

    Sounds like it must have been very poorly installed.

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    I checked a couple models and it looks like most...

    I checked a couple models and it looks like most Fujitsu mini splits heat up to 75° outdoor ambient.

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    Yeah one unit died almost immediately on startup...

    Yeah one unit died almost immediately on startup and tech support was a little concerned with the voltage being so close to the maximum allowable so we put ICM 493 surge protectors on each unit and...
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    I agree but I can't make him hire an electrician...

    I agree but I can't make him hire an electrician to do it right.

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    That's what I do most of the time but if it's a...

    That's what I do most of the time but if it's a particularly heavy unit I actually have a hoist that hooks to the roof framing to lift it.
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    That's why I said don't mind the conduit that...

    That's why I said don't mind the conduit that wasn't me. That was the homeowners electrical conduit. This was not in an inspected area so he can do what he wants as much as I don't like it.

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    As to the question on putting a window unit in in...

    As to the question on putting a window unit in in an egress window besides the fact that that makes the egress window unusable as an egress it would most likely cause issues from recirculating the...
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    Yes mini splits can cool several rooms with one...

    Yes mini splits can cool several rooms with one outdoor unit. I just did the three head install pictured below recently. Don't mind the electrical conduit that wasn't me. ...
  44. Nice. I better cancel all my calls this...

    Nice. I better cancel all my calls this afternoon. [emoji1787]

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  45. It would be helpful to know what system you have....

    It would be helpful to know what system you have. Could you please post the brand, model and serial numbers?
    The wiring is sounding to me like you may have a York / guardian / champion system and...
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    I am glad I am not the only one who thinks like...

    I am glad I am not the only one who thinks like that. I am not letting them in to my thermostat only because of cyber security issues but I will do what I can to reduce my peak loads.
    I was...
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    I'm pretty sure Amana heat pump PTAC units shut...

    I'm pretty sure Amana heat pump PTAC units shut off below 35° or something like that. I wonder if that's to help prevent too much problems with ice?

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    I thought that just helped dehumidification. I...

    I thought that just helped dehumidification. I still do it at times and the dinosaurs were long extinct when I started. [emoji1787]

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  49. Or a mass in the whole house. [emoji16] I always...

    Or a mass in the whole house. [emoji16] I always wanted to do something with a ton of wax that melts at 75° or so and use the heat of fusion to control the temperature and even the load throughout...
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    6 should move more air but it would be best to...

    6 should move more air but it would be best to determine how much air the unit needs moved and then calculate the pressure drop off the ducting to size the fan.

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