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    Long wait time and supplies low, covid...

    Long wait time and supplies low, covid manufacturing slow, storm repairs taking available inventory
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    I used to do a lot of food service stuff because...

    I used to do a lot of food service stuff because a friend owned about 20 sandwich shops, but kind of work out of that aspect of our business. I recently have a request to do some again. But thank...
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    I think I have a total of 10 expander heads they...

    I think I have a total of 10 expander heads they cost about as much as the initial set-up. I actually have 2.
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    Yes

    Yes
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    I have been told the Hilmor work well. Many years...

    I have been told the Hilmor work well. Many years ago I invested in manual Rigid sets for both water tube and refrigeration. They have worked well for more than 30 years, I don't really need anything...
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    Every one carries different things in their...

    Every one carries different things in their trucks. I don't do very much resi work anymore. I don't try to keep one or some of everything in the truck. Carrying stuff in the truck every day that is...
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    I don't keep rolls of soft copper I do have a...

    I don't keep rolls of soft copper I do have a some various sizes of short pieces, for repairs.
  8. Thread: HVAC career

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    taran7 You don't say what part of the county you...

    taran7
    You don't say what part of the county you are in. Wages vary immensely across the country. With your experience and training level I would bet you will not find something better in a shop...
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    Madhat, I'm not saying I disagree, your...

    Madhat, I'm not saying I disagree, your description is similar of the discussion I've had in the past. In talking to one electrical engineer (he's more of a power production type guy, he's also an...
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    Need to add a disclaimer, I'm a knuckle dragger...

    Need to add a disclaimer, I'm a knuckle dragger by heart that has been forced to do a bit of Sparky work.

    Just an observation, stranded is more flexible and therefore a little easier to field...
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    My experience is with non-York equipment but I...

    My experience is with non-York equipment but I have to believe similar control "stuff" is made pretty much the same way. It's been my experience that most of the circuit board batteries have a max...
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    I've got to say, I'm 65+, it was not until this...

    I've got to say, I'm 65+, it was not until this year, I'm blaming it most on Covid, I'm not as active, I've gained a few pounds, arthritis in my knees is worse ( I blame it on doing a lot more...
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    I see this was now a couple days ago. You were...

    I see this was now a couple days ago. You were there to do a PM and the owners probably was not expecting to pay anything extra, since they did not tell you they have been having any issues. I'd...
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    Vera You are new, Welcome. Did you notice you...

    Vera
    You are new, Welcome. Did you notice you are asking a question of a discussion that took place over 3 years ago. You may not get an answer. It is far better if you read an older post and have...
  15. I would think 120# for 24Hrs, would be hard test...

    I would think 120# for 24Hrs, would be hard test to pass, how much are you allowed to change and still be OK. I would think the normal overnight temperature change would give you a large swing...
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    In past job, I've seen something similar with 20"...

    In past job, I've seen something similar with 20" high pressure steam pipes from a boiler, it was due to flow resonance caused the pipes to shake and bounce about 6". Ended up with hydraulic pipe...
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    How clean is the contactor? Coil...

    How clean is the contactor? Coil discolored/swelled (dark like hot). I've seen one smashed ladybug between the laminations do similar. One of the first things I do on most troubleshooting is to...
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    Can you run a new line set and abandon the...

    Can you run a new line set and abandon the original?
  19. The point is it is against fire and building...

    The point is it is against fire and building code. I said nothing about burning your house down, I said nothing about joint getting weak. I told you what is code allowable. What you quoted as code...
  20. None it your life and whomever is around you

    None it your life and whomever is around you
  21. You missed my point a brazed copper joint is not...

    You missed my point a brazed copper joint is not allowable in a fuel gas line per building code or NFPA. A vacuum test is not sufficient per code and NFPA. There are many requirements for fuel gas...
  22. Gus, In answer to your primary question a gas...

    Gus, In answer to your primary question a gas line should be pressure tested at a minimum of 10 psi, for 15 minutes no drop in pressure. There are a number of standards that govern the installation...
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    Since day one I have used a pickup with a utility...

    Since day one I have used a pickup with a utility box, just never liked a van. I know many who love their van. Job Box for refrigerants sounds like a good idea.
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    I tried leaving in the box once, it was such a...

    I tried leaving in the box once, it was such a pain. I took it out of the box when I was done on that job I put it back in the box. By the end of the week the boxes were so beat up I had to start...
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    Go find a DOT trooper and ask. I don't think the...

    Go find a DOT trooper and ask. I don't think the federal DOT gives a rat's rump if you have a rack or not as long as it stays in the box, but don't take my opinion for it go ask them. I've driven...
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    Rick Sorry I've got to say, if the...

    Rick

    Sorry I've got to say, if the manufacturer is putting a coating on the copper then the cause is something in the chemical properties of the materials that are being used in the poly-coated...
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    Yes a digital service manifold

    Yes a digital service manifold
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    That what I use my digital, wireless, data logger...

    That what I use my digital, wireless, data logger for, LOL
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    I don't have any digital gauges, never seen the...

    I don't have any digital gauges, never seen the need. But I do have many digital tools. As said by Unlimited I have a few plastic bags in a pocket of my tool bag when I get stuck someplace wet they...
  30. Call the roofing company that put it on, if they...

    Call the roofing company that put it on, if they won't give you a recommendation, ask them who made the roofing membrane and call them. Then when you clean it and if you have a problem you have the...
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    From the OSHA website HSC-2012 Labeling...

    From the OSHA website

    HSC-2012 Labeling requirements:
    The DOT has specification requirements (49 CFR 178.65) for how the cylinders are manufactured and also requires that the cylinder be encased...
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    The next time you get a new bottle, check the box...

    The next time you get a new bottle, check the box before you tear it open, the labeling I've seen to "remain in box" is right on top where you grab the handle. The other side says, warranty is void...
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    I thought one of the new requirements is the...

    I thought one of the new requirements is the bottle was supposed to stay in the cardboard box it came in? (more so to keep them from rolling around) I've got two bottles of 134 sitting next to the...
  34. Thread: Humidity

    by Answer-Man
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    Just because they installed 15 more just like it...

    Just because they installed 15 more just like it does not mean it is sized or set up correctly. Ask them to give you the load calculation (Manual J) for your unit. You could do yourself a favor and...
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    When I was younger even in my late fifties I...

    When I was younger even in my late fifties I would do all the physical stuff I would see the sun come up most days from my truck and work until after dark. After all the years of abuse to the knees...
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    You're never too old, but age does present some...

    You're never too old, but age does present some potential concerns, issues, maybe problems. The two biggest problems you'll have to face is:

    1. How long are you going to work as it may take...
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    Yes but why if it is really not necessary. The...

    Yes but why if it is really not necessary. The problem is two different filler metals, poor cleaning ability, lack of full filling of joint depth and potential leaks in the future. Just my opinion,...
  38. Thread: Dirty Ducts

    by Answer-Man
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    Just my 2 cents. Give them your best...

    Just my 2 cents. Give them your best recommendation. If the engineer thinks the duct can be cleaned then he should get the task of finding the duct cleaning company that can meet the desired level of...
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    Put a blue fiberglass filter on the air inlet. ...

    Put a blue fiberglass filter on the air inlet. I've seen this done on many large pieces of equipment (specifically small to medium generators and switchgear) with air ventilation systems, keeps...
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    Gus, Glad to see your still around. What Icy78...

    Gus, Glad to see your still around. What Icy78 said. Most electronic equipment has an operating range of something like -20F to 158F. Yes keeping it cooler does improve reliability and service life....
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    CCR: Bad Moon Rising

    CCR: Bad Moon Rising
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    Ok thank you for the answer look up the term...

    Ok thank you for the answer look up the term Azeotropic and Zeotropic. Blended refrigerant need to be charged as a liquid, if charged as a vapor the concentrations of the refrigerant may not be...
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    Me too, I've been liquid charging since 70's. In...

    Me too, I've been liquid charging since 70's. In the factory we liquid charged every single unit. But I read Whaleboys question differently than the rest of you
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    Whaleboy96, your profile says you are an HVAC...

    Whaleboy96, your profile says you are an HVAC Tech. So what part do you not understand? Maybe I misunderstand what you are asking? The ultimate reason why you vapor or liquid charge, has to do with...
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    As drawn in #3 what greg58 said. But it is drawn...

    As drawn in #3 what greg58 said. But it is drawn odd enough to ask for clarification. If there had been 3 switches I would say fan/light combo
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    Yep got something similar myself

    Yep got something similar myself
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    PHM It's ok for dads to keep the kids...

    PHM

    It's ok for dads to keep the kids guessing. It's in the parents handbook

    I look at mine and say what will? I spent it all
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    I'm in Linn County, I grew up in the Quad Cities....

    I'm in Linn County, I grew up in the Quad Cities. But the guy with the wife who just had surgery is in Alamama
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    At least around here I noticed there seems to...

    At least around here I noticed there seems to some inventory of paper napkins still, these can be used as a substitues for TP. Most napkins break down well enough they are not a problem with sewer...
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    At least here, if you have one positive (real or...

    At least here, if you have one positive (real or a false positive due to bad test performance) you need two negatives before the Health Department gives you a "recovered" and free to go status
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