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  1. I've done similar with a gantry. My preference...

    I've done similar with a gantry. My preference is to set one end of the beam on top of the unit, so I'm swinging the compressors into the unit in line with the beam.
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    Mitsubishi makes a long-throw ceiling hung unit. ...

    Mitsubishi makes a long-throw ceiling hung unit. It hangs below the ceiling so your above ceiling restriction isn't an issue. We use them a lot in old schools with similar ceiling restrictions and...
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    I've worked with a few of their guys. They're...

    I've worked with a few of their guys. They're all happy, seems like a great group. I don't think you'd be making a mistake.
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    I use the one in the link below every day for...

    I use the one in the link below every day for commercial/industrial service.
    https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Leathercraft-526-Electricians-Maintenance/dp/B001VXRZNK
  5. I like them. I'd love to see a 5/16-3/8 combo...

    I like them. I'd love to see a 5/16-3/8 combo for commercial, I can't remember the last time I saw a 1/4".
  6. I like the Yellowjacket 41 series as well. Their...

    I like the Yellowjacket 41 series as well. Their hose ends seem to be machine better. I've never tried the JB stuff though.
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    Look at the model numbers of the set. 647 is a...

    Look at the model numbers of the set. 647 is a long shaft, non-magnetic set. 647M is long shaft, magnetic. If all else fails, compare numbers with the Klein website. EBay is a great place to get...
  8. I love the Lo-Z function on the 116 for checking...

    I love the Lo-Z function on the 116 for checking triac outputs. Before I got it I was using an analog meter for ghost voltage situations.
  9. Thread: Knipex Tools

    by Random
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    I've had the same pair of 12" Knipex Alligator...

    I've had the same pair of 12" Knipex Alligator pliers for over ten years and the teeth are still perfectly fine. I've had a pair of the 7" for around 5 years and they're okay too. What the heck are...
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    I prefer the 87v/376 combo.

    I prefer the 87v/376 combo.
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    I used to fall asleep on the front lawn regularly.

    I used to fall asleep on the front lawn regularly.
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    I'm pretty fond of my Cooper-Adkins blue, but...

    I'm pretty fond of my Cooper-Adkins blue, but it's definitely not cheap.
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    I started with a cob and didn't move on from them...

    I started with a cob and didn't move on from them for years. I've got one briar in my collection, spend a lot more time with my cobs.
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    Wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to run a...

    Wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to run a low oil level safety on it too, just in case.
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    I prefer separate drivers. I carry a long...

    I prefer separate drivers. I carry a long Philips, flat, 1/4 and 5/16 all day every day. I'll throw in the 11/32 or 3/8 as needed.
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    My company tested them against a flow hood and...

    My company tested them against a flow hood and found that they were not accurate enough for our needs. They also did not work at all with some of the supply grills we have. They are good enough for...
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    I went to a no heat call on an oil boiler once. ...

    I went to a no heat call on an oil boiler once. Upon inspection, I found the air bands and blower in the burner to be full of cat hair. I then pulled apart the flue and top end of the boiler, ...
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    The knockouts in the bottom of the York sunlines...

    The knockouts in the bottom of the York sunlines I installed a ways back were the worst I've seen. I beat the first one out, drilled the rest.
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    Unfortunately, I spend a little too much time...

    Unfortunately, I spend a little too much time working in the rain to use one of the open top bags. Thanks for the offer though.
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    Want to trade Veto Tech LC

    I've got a like new Veto Pro Pac Tech LC that I would like to trade for the regular LC or XL. I got a new one when I started a new job and I find myself needing more hand tool storage and less meter...
  21. I have a greenlee cs8000. Expensive tool but it...

    I have a greenlee cs8000. Expensive tool but it works very well. You can trace the wiring itself or find the breaker in the panel with it.
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    I went through WEG's VFD training class and they...

    I went through WEG's VFD training class and they recommended taping when making a wire nut connection on anything having to do with a drive. The gradual loosening of the wire nut would eventually...
  23. Thread: Wiring Fail

    by Random
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    I see a lot of that with aluminum wiring. Right...

    I see a lot of that with aluminum wiring. Right next to the big sticker forbidding the use of aluminum wiring.
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    I am very fond of my glow in the dark kleins. ...

    I am very fond of my glow in the dark kleins. Nice to be able to see where I put them down in a ceiling.
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    I forgot to take a picture, but I've got a good...

    I forgot to take a picture, but I've got a good one.

    The oil company I used to work for also owned some apartment buildings. I got a call one day for one of the apartments. These systems were...
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    The one I did had a couple of horizontal runs and...

    The one I did had a couple of horizontal runs and turns. I had to wrap the 1/4" line around my arm to get enough grip to pull it. As long as the line isn't stapled or tightly strapped, it should...
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    I ran into a similar situation once. I brazed a...

    I ran into a similar situation once. I brazed a 3/8" line to the 1/4" line outside and then pulled the 1/4" line into the attic, dragging the 3/8" line in behind it. It was a real pain, but it got...
  28. Two furnace installs, both in nasty crawlspaces.

    Two furnace installs, both in nasty crawlspaces.
  29. Thread: Nut Drivers

    by Random
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    For a six in one, I use the red handle Made in...

    For a six in one, I use the red handle Made in USA screwdriver carried by RE Michel. At $4.52, I wouldn't be bothered if I wore one out. However, they've stood up to quite a bit of abuse and I've...
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    One of our guys bought the Rigid impact and drill...

    One of our guys bought the Rigid impact and drill set. I like the separate trigger for the light and it seems like they have more RPMs than my Milwaukee stuff.

    However, I like my Milwaukee...
  31. Thread: Timber!

    by Random
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    We've got tons of squished units still running at...

    We've got tons of squished units still running at our apartments. None quite that bad, but some are close.
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    It had to be. We do some charity work here in...

    It had to be. We do some charity work here in Richmond and most of those jobs look like your pictures.
  33. Thread: Typical locals.

    by Random
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    I replaced one last week that looked very...

    I replaced one last week that looked very similar. Strange.
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    I swear by the RE Michel 6 in 1 with the red...

    I swear by the RE Michel 6 in 1 with the red plastic/black rubber handle. 4 bucks, works great. I've lost half a dozen of them, never broken one. I just buy another every once in awhile.
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    Kimball-Midwest Penetrating Oil. Smells like...

    Kimball-Midwest Penetrating Oil. Smells like cherries, works like nothing you've ever seen. I blew up the front end in my old mud racing truck once, in the process of taking that apart, I had to...
  36. Thread: knee pain

    by Random
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    When I was in school, my teacher said the same...

    When I was in school, my teacher said the same thing about getting knee pads. First thing I bought was knee pads. My knees are already a little rough from a few sports injuries when I was young, so...
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    I've called for neglected dogs several times. I...

    I've called for neglected dogs several times. I usually wait a day or two, to give me a little plausible deniability.
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    I buy them at the flea market. Find them all day...

    I buy them at the flea market. Find them all day long, say Made In USA on them. I really like the Wright brand wrench I've got, as well as the Klein. I spent ten bucks on the pair.
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    I'm slowly converting to all Knipex. I love the...

    I'm slowly converting to all Knipex. I love the Alligator pliers.
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    I carry a Princeton Tec Impact XL. It's LED,...

    I carry a Princeton Tec Impact XL. It's LED, takes four AA batteries, waterproof and tough as nails. I use a headlamp most of the time when working and for that I use either a Princeton Tec Yukon...
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    I work with a few guys like that. We work on 22...

    I work with a few guys like that. We work on 22 and 410, nothing else, but they've got four sets of gauges on their trucks!? Crazy.
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    I went behind one of the large companies in our...

    I went behind one of the large companies in our area on a water heater, no heat call. I put a new pilot assembly on it for the cost of the part and an hour's labor. On the way out the door, the...
  43. You should go to school. You could easily be...

    You should go to school. You could easily be hired to do apartment maintenance. Most of those jobs don't require driving a company vehicle.
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    I've got a Fieldpiece SC76. I like it a lot, but...

    I've got a Fieldpiece SC76. I like it a lot, but I haven't had much chance to put it through its paces. I like the NCV beeper a lot, because I never can hang on to tip testers.

    Before this I...
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    Influence/affluence is not a measure of success. ...

    Influence/affluence is not a measure of success. Happiness is. So, do what makes you happy. I've tried a lot of different fields, this one makes me very happy. I love going to work every day. ...
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    My company does a lot of work for a company that...

    My company does a lot of work for a company that does "weatherization." They LOVE to use this nasty gray blown-in insulation that reminds me of the old stuff. That stuff is ferocious.

    I love...
  47. Thread: New Drill

    by Random
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    I've got the larger set, with Sawzall and...

    I've got the larger set, with Sawzall and flashlight. It's awesome. The impact never leaves my side. The sawzall and hammer drill are fantastic for installs and plumbing work. Surprisingly, the...
  48. Thread: Workers unions

    by Random
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    I am willing and able to negotiate on my own...

    I am willing and able to negotiate on my own behalf, if my employer won't play ball, there are plenty that will. I don't want or need a union. I don't want anyone between me and my money. Except...
  49. All that theory sounds kind of lame, reading it...

    All that theory sounds kind of lame, reading it out of a book. Once you've seen it in action in the field, it becomes a lot more interesting. I can't count the times something I've seen in the...
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    Triple Evac Methods

    There is a debate going on at work. The subject is triple evacs. It's the new guy vs. the old hands.

    The old guys add nitrogen to 250 psi for a leak check, then release down to about 20 psi,...
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