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  1. I tried using the 680 to gain SEER, and now it’s...

    I tried using the 680 to gain SEER, and now it’s giving a separate EER for the furnace, and separate for the AC. What the heck am I doing wrong here? Why isn’t the app combining the 2 readings for...
  2. Thread: NEED TO RANT

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    I'm thinking I need to calibrate my Fieldpiece...

    I'm thinking I need to calibrate my Fieldpiece joblink probe set. I've been getting negative superheat and subcooling measurements lately. Not too far into negative, I don't like seeing over 2į...
  3. Why would the old model be better? Isn't the...

    Why would the old model be better? Isn't the 200e an updated version of the 125? I'm just wondering if it's really worth the investment even at $600 + accessory wands.
  4. So, is $599 a good price for the 200e model? Is...

    So, is $599 a good price for the 200e model?
    Is that the upgraded one?
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    Wow, the probes came in the mail today! Nice...

    Wow, the probes came in the mail today! Nice kit.

    FYI. The manometer probes do not show up until you select ďmeasurementsĒ, and then configure them in the ďmeasurements set upĒ at the top right...
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    Lol, I’ve used my iConnect one or twice in the...

    Lol, I’ve used my iConnect one or twice in the last year, only to remember why I quit using it. I wonder if they regret their decision to oust Jim, or if their egos are still in the way of common...
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    Just ordered my FP pressure probe kit today from...

    Just ordered my FP pressure probe kit today from TTT.
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    Maybe you need to send back that refurbished...

    Maybe you need to send back that refurbished board off Amazon, being sold as new.

    Sounds to me like you’re penny wise dollar foolish. Now you have no recourse with your contractor, as you can’t...
  9. This is actually true in the state of Virginia. ...

    This is actually true in the state of Virginia. The contractor is considered the end user of the product. We pay the sales tax, the customer receives a service repair, and does not pay sales tax.
  10. We Americans love to believe we're getting...

    We Americans love to believe we're getting something for nothing, that's why it's such an effective sales pitch!! But wait there's more! Order within the next 5 minutes and we'll double your...
  11. I get this question quite a bit. Itís a lie. ...

    I get this question quite a bit. Itís a lie. Thereís no free diagnostic. Companies will advertise free diagnostic ďwith repairĒ. This means youíre paying the diagnostic in the repair. So say the...
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    Brand new units come that way frequently. It's...

    Brand new units come that way frequently. It's from the mfg. assembly, like the others have stated. Nothing the contractor/dealer can do about it but complain to the mfg. Sadly, these are...
  13. Sure. I have the iConnect base station, 4 plug...

    Sure. I have the iConnect base station, 4 plug in thermistor strap temp sensors and 1 air sensor, 2 pressure probes, 2 temp/humidity probes, and a dual port manometer. ~$1800 kit, I’d let it go...
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    I have the new ones with the magnetic core...

    I have the new ones with the magnetic core remover fork (core grabber), and a pair of the older models. I don’t like the new forks either. I use the old forks with the new valves.

    You can try...
  15. So, Iím still very impressed with the amp clamp. ...

    So, Iím still very impressed with the amp clamp. Tested a couple condenser fan motors 0.45A and 1.01A. The readings were within 0.01A.

    So, as far as the SEER not being displayed, it may have...
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    I just replaced a disconnect in an attic because...

    I just replaced a disconnect in an attic because the warranty company”s contractor said the system was all wrong and the wiring needed to be replaced because it was too small.
    The wiring was fine,...
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    Built up pressure? How so? Did it blow up on you...

    Built up pressure? How so? Did it blow up on you or them?

    The bad part about propane is it puddles at the lowest point. It could potentially sit in the bottom of the unit, but if you were...
  18. Iíve had a chance to test a bit more. It seems...

    Iíve had a chance to test a bit more. It seems the meter is functioning.

    The Hz is displayed on the first 2 dial selects is used for VFDs, and read through the clamp. Unfortunately, this is for...
  19. LOL, wrong thread...

    LOL, wrong thread...
  20. I’ve had a chance to test a bit more. It seems...

    I’ve had a chance to test a bit more. It seems the meter is functioning.

    The Hz is displayed on the first 2 dial selects is used for VFDs, and read through the clamp. Unfortunately, this is for...
  21. I think Beenthere has already answered your...

    I think Beenthere has already answered your questions.
  22. Shoes are still in pre shipment from China. USPS...

    Shoes are still in pre shipment from China. USPS still has not received.
  23. Can’t have a pf without knowing the Hz. Pf is...

    Can’t have a pf without knowing the Hz. Pf is the cosine of the phase angle. Phase angle is calculated by reactance. Reactance is directly and inversely proportional to frequency. (Inductive and...
  24. I really hope Iím doing something wrong. This is...

    I really hope Iím doing something wrong. This is my first shot at a Fieldpiece multimeter. Iím really not impressed. Again, I hope itís just me...
  25. Yet another potential issue. I have it set on...

    Yet another potential issue. I have it set on the first dial (Hz/100Aac/Vac) It doesn't show Hz, it remains at 0.00 on the dual display even though it is connected to voltage and a current reading....
  26. It's a beep, beep, beep beep... constantly every...

    It's a beep, beep, beep beep... constantly every 1/2 second when measuring high voltage. Like a car with a disconnected seat belt or open door with the ignition on. It's soooo freaking annoying. ...
  27. One good thing I just figured out, the main pin...

    One good thing I just figured out, the main pin leads are removable so the short alligator clip leads are extensions. Glad to see that. That was my fault for overlooking that.
  28. Any idea how to turn off the high voltage...

    Any idea how to turn off the high voltage beeping? I don’t think I can deal with this. It’s definitely a game changer for me. Absolutely ridiculous function.
    Who the hell in their right mind...
  29. I canít get it to show anything other than watts....

    I canít get it to show anything other than watts. Not a very user friendly app. I have no idea how the advertising literature shows eer and seer???
    The alligator clip leads are likely going to be...
  30. Hereís a quick report with the probes & dmm...

    Hereís a quick report with the probes & dmm connected.
  31. I will be checking the full functionality with FP...

    I will be checking the full functionality with FP app to see if it is truly comprehensive. This was the main issue I had with the Testo probes aside from the range.

    I'm no expert in dmm...
  32. Ok, I just received my 680 today. I swear...

    Ok, I just received my 680 today. I swear Trutech Tools is faster than Amazon with shipping!

    Anyone want me to test anything in particular?
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    Your two identified ducts are located on a...

    Your two identified ducts are located on a transition. Thatís a no no in manual d.
  34. Did anyone even test the valve to see if it opens...

    Did anyone even test the valve to see if it opens when it’s energized?

    You need someone else, it’s kinda obvious the electrician they sent had no idea. The Y terminal is for the condenser, why...
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    This thermostat offers 3 stage, stage-up...

    This thermostat offers 3 stage, stage-up differential temperature settings , and stage up timer. The timer is likely set on. It can be turned off.
    You can also “inhibit” the upstaging via a...
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    I would have to see the manual. There's so many...

    I would have to see the manual. There's so many different thermostats out there today, and some manufacturers have firmware updates as well.
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    I'm not familiar with your thermostat, but most...

    I'm not familiar with your thermostat, but most will have adjustments for more or less aggressive recovery.
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    I don't think the blower motor is capable of that...

    I don't think the blower motor is capable of that kind of pressure. The variable speed blower motor would likely reach it's rpm limiter well before 2.0" wc.
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    Does your thermostat have the option of remote...

    Does your thermostat have the option of remote sensors to help average the temperature of several different rooms?

    Holy cow! You have a total of 140Mbtuh input heat for a 2200 sqft. home??? The...
  41. TTT only carries the SC680, so I just went with...

    TTT only carries the SC680, so I just went with that. They should have their new shipment in a week or two I guess.

    I like the idea of the back-lit display. Working in attics sometimes there's...
  42. After a bit more research, I'm finding they are...

    After a bit more research, I'm finding they are actually using a bogus address. They are using a business liaison company's address which whom they are no longer represented by.
  43. The nice thing about ordering through Amazon is...

    The nice thing about ordering through Amazon is the quick delivery and easy returns. I would pay the extra $20 for that.

    DON'T FALL FOR THE CLICK BAIT LIKE I DID from Indestructible Shoes! I...
  44. https://www.amazon.com/SUADEX-Indestructible-Comfo...

    https://www.amazon.com/SUADEX-Indestructible-Comfortable-Lightweight-Construction/dp/B07XFRNR3M/ref=sr_1_22_sspa?keywords=indestructible+shoes&qid=1579631119&sr=8-22-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhb...
  45. Anyone want to buy a like new Testo 770-3. ...

    Anyone want to buy a like new Testo 770-3. Though it does watts and is bluetooth capable, I'm looking at the SC680 to match my probe set. I've been pretty happy with them thus far, but don't have...
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    Sounds like a "poor man's" ventilation system. ...

    Sounds like a "poor man's" ventilation system.

    If you want a proper system go with an ERV. "energy recovery ventilator"
  47. I’m sorry I introduced this company to you all. ...

    I’m sorry I introduced this company to you all. Man they’ve sent me at least 3 emails a day to reorder. Funny thing is, it took 5 days just for them to ship them out from China.
    When you order...
  48. On a serious note, it’s interesting that the...

    On a serious note, it’s interesting that the cheap lever bender worked so well. I was curious of the design difference, as that one uses 2 grooved rollers opposed to a solid grooved bending guide.
    ...
  49. Sounds like the essence of your being...

    Sounds like the essence of your being...
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    .. I’ll likely be doing more testing this...

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    I’ll likely be doing more testing this year. I’ve added a Testo 416 mini-vane to my arsenal.
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