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  1. Condenser is clean. It uses a defrost board,...

    Condenser is clean. It uses a defrost board, which I replaced, and I'm leaning toward a leak too.
    I will make sure that air is actually getting to the fridge and inspect the evap and sealed system...
  2. Hotpoint refrigerator freezer cold, fridge 52F

    Ok, I don't do appliances a lot, but just enough to keep somewhat up on them. So, I'm having a head scratching moment. Friend asked me to check his fridge, and here's what I did. Hotpoint 10680214410...
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    8 points are for squarre head fasteners like you...

    8 points are for squarre head fasteners like you see on resi fan blades. Here's a pic of 1/4" and 5/16"
    http://pages.suddenlink.net/bchannell/skt.jpg
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    I like the idea of using analog gauges first and...

    I like the idea of using analog gauges first and then when you feel ready go digital. The money won't be wasted, as the analogs are good as a backup to your digitals later. I also agree on using a 3...
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    I would agree with you on all but two Klein...

    I would agree with you on all but two Klein meters, the CL450 and the MM6000 multimeter. Both are very good meters, although I have less experience with the MM6000. I can say that several guys I know...
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    One of the guys that works for me has a friend...

    One of the guys that works for me has a friend who is an exterminator. I sent my guy out on a call. The house had a sidewalk parallel to the front of the house and a big picture window in the living...
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    Funny this came up, I'll be drying my hair... er...

    Funny this came up, I'll be drying my hair... er ,,ah ,, thawing a frozen fridge out in the morning.
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    The last one I had was a UEI 155 and I really...

    The last one I had was a UEI 155 and I really liked it. Never a problem at all. When the sensors were due to be replaced, whcih IIRC was at 5 years on CO, I was going to be spending a lot of money to...
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    Meters that cover 100% of what you want are out...

    Meters that cover 100% of what you want are out there. A few are (in no particular order)
    * Klein CL450 it does it all, even has meg ohm range, I can't think of any feature it does not have. Some...
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    That's what I use too, works great.

    That's what I use too, works great.
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    well, first, I don't think you'll notice a huge...

    well, first, I don't think you'll notice a huge difference in temp accuracy between K probes and thermistors. Thermistors may be eaiser to live with as they don't require calibration, but I dunno, I...
  12. You make excellent points. I fully realize the...

    You make excellent points. I fully realize the manufacturer has a vested interest in leaving this situation alone. I mean it's a ~15 year old furnace, so why get involved in a fix. With no fix, they...
  13. We've not come to any resolution. All registers...

    We've not come to any resolution. All registers are open and some removed completely. All returns checked and open and some of them we removed the grilles. Airflow thru the furnace seems fine, we did...
  14. Oh well, not a big deal, just kinda surprised me...

    Oh well, not a big deal, just kinda surprised me when I opened the case. I had it two years or so and never a problem, so if that's all that happens I'll be happy.
  15. http://pages.suddenlink.net/bchannell/probe.jpg

    http://pages.suddenlink.net/bchannell/probe.jpg
  16. nope, sitting in the case on a shelf in my cool...

    nope, sitting in the case on a shelf in my cool shop all winter. It's almost like it was exposed to chemicals, but I had cleaned it up, removed the probe and hose from the unit etc and put it in it's...
  17. Bacharach Combustion analyzer probe handle swelled up and busted

    Broke out the CA for first use of the season and found the handle on my Insight probe swelled and popped open. I had to order a replacement.
    Is this unusual or what. I kinda felt it might be kinda...
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    Yeah, I agree, 1/4" impact is the most useful. I...

    Yeah, I agree, 1/4" impact is the most useful. I also carry a Dewalt gyro driver which I use most for disassembly/assembly. I have a Makita subcompact 12V set that I carry in the truck for a bit more...
  19. We are on the same page about measurement. I'm...

    We are on the same page about measurement. I'm sorry if I was confusing about it earlier, I misunderstood you before.
    It never hurts to make sure we're all on the same page. thank you!
  20. Just got off the phone with the factory. Great...

    Just got off the phone with the factory. Great support for these products. He said to check the heat exchanger, that we had covered every base possible, and nothing was out of spec enough to keep it...
  21. Taking static pressure of furnace only, that is...

    Taking static pressure of furnace only, that is TESP. The ac coil is not involved. ac coil is clean. Static on return is about .4 WC, static on supply is about .23 WC. Take the filter out and static...
  22. Not taking ac coil in static pressure. Inspected...

    Not taking ac coil in static pressure. Inspected the coil and it's very clean.
  23. Haven't tried dropping gas pressure yet. It...

    Haven't tried dropping gas pressure yet.

    It will not run with the filter out, it still trips the hi limit.

    The ONLY way it will run is with the filter out and the door off the filter box AND...
  24. Problem is it kicks the hi limit

    Problem is it kicks the hi limit
  25. I knew I couldn't get it all in the first time,...

    I knew I couldn't get it all in the first time, sorry.
    Both HX 'ers clean as a whistle.
    Heat rise was 55ish degrees, on the low side, but within range.
    Returns properly sized and fairly clean....
  26. Problems with Nordyne high eff furnace cycling on high limit

    Ok, I'll try to get all the pertinent info up front
    Nordyne KG6RL-080 80KBTU furnace, down flow, with 4" air filter. Called me in to replace burned out blower motor. All went well, until the...
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    It truly depends on the meter. I've found that...

    It truly depends on the meter. I've found that the Amprobe ACD51NAV is very sensitive in the low amp ranges you speak of ie. <1 amp without having to resort to wire wrapping. I use it all the time...
  28. I agree with you on looking for low amp accuracy....

    I agree with you on looking for low amp accuracy. My Amprobe ACD51NAV will instantly do .1 amp with no problem. But most of the reviewers just figure if you aren't able to get a reading, then you can...
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    I know they're more expensive, but I like the...

    I know they're more expensive, but I like the hydraulic much better than the spin, much easier to use and get perfect swages every time.
  30. I can attest to the fact that FP probes work...

    I can attest to the fact that FP probes work great with MQ. The thread issue, as far as I know, was limited to one set and they were replaced. See the link below. FP has great probes, they convinced...
  31. All good points indeed. I carry my Amprobe all...

    All good points indeed. I carry my Amprobe all the time and usually carry a backup, but I too don't like using off brand tools simply because it's usually a crap shoot, but like you, I'm curious...
  32. ALERT>>Can-O-Worms Post>>ALERT.... Ames Clamp Meter

    I'll start by saying I use as my main meter an Amprobe ACD51NAV, which is an awesome meter. My backups are FP SC480, and an older SC440.
    Since so much has been posted about meters lately, I was...
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    There is also the small possibility of pushing...

    There is also the small possibility of pushing nitrogen past the closed service valves on new installs, if you go too high on pressure.
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    Mine did it on 8' tube garage lighting.

    Mine did it on 8' tube garage lighting.
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    FP new SC480 Clamp Meter

    I just noticed something unusual about the operation of the newest FP clamp meters. Not surprising, but still unusual.
    The NCV detection goes absolutely crazy in the presence of flourescent...
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    If you don't need milivolts, then I'd recommend...

    If you don't need milivolts, then I'd recommend the Amprobe ACD-51-NAV, it's a real fine meter. If you do need millivolts, then I'd go FP or Klein CL450.
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    I have only found a couple of meters that had...

    I have only found a couple of meters that had what I would call accurate temp readings. Any of the FP meters that have temp calibration are accurate and of all meters the Klein CL450, which is also...
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    Well said JayMan7

    Well said JayMan7
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    The 1/4" is tiny, but seems to work fine. I've...

    The 1/4" is tiny, but seems to work fine. I've used it quite a bit and no sign of weakness so far. For what that lever model YJ cost, why not just go hydraulic and have a much more compact, easier to...
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    This came up just a few weeks or so ago, and I...

    This came up just a few weeks or so ago, and I was in the market for one. I bought the Hilmor and it is nothing short of fantastic. It's one of those things you can't figure out how you did without...
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    I have the one from Sensible Products, and on...

    I have the one from Sensible Products, and on resi stuff, it has pulled some pretty nasty fans. Not too long ago, I got in a hurry trying to do too much at one time and pulled a fan blade off only to...
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    I use two YJ black, heavy duty, vacuum rated, ...

    I use two YJ black, heavy duty, vacuum rated, 3/8" hoses direct from vacuum pump to Appion core tools. On most any resi system it will pull down pretty fast. It really doesn't matter how much the...
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    Lately I'm having better luck finding leaks with...

    Lately I'm having better luck finding leaks with low pressure and Cal blue liquid. Sometimes adding a touch of refer and sniffing works too. Seems like the only leaks I find at high pressure are huge...
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    I'm with you on 150psi is plenty good. I usually...

    I'm with you on 150psi is plenty good. I usually go 40psi or so and look for bubbles in common places, and then ramp up the pressure. If you try to leak check at high pressure it blows thru the...
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    I was thinking the exact same thing when I...

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I started reading this post. I have a cheapie, $20 detector from HomeDepot and it works fantastically well. I'm amazed it has found every single leak I've put...
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    I just use one of the Sensible Products blower...

    I just use one of the Sensible Products blower wheel pullers and if you clean the shaft, and lube it, I've not had a problem. Once, when I was in a hurry, I was pulling a fan blade that had an...
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    I use a Bluvac, so isolating it is not mandatory,...

    I use a Bluvac, so isolating it is not mandatory, it can handle 500psi according to the specs. Having said that, I usually release the charge, or add charge, whichever the case may be, til the...
  48. I've used that setup a lot, and it will only send...

    I've used that setup a lot, and it will only send to the app. I'm not sure why you would want them on the 480, but you can add as up to four panels with two pressure probes each, also works with 16...
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    Best tool to cut 2" PVC

    I cut a lot of vent pipe and just haven't hit on the right tool. Used saws, leaves burs and messy, used a large set of pvc cutters, but the pipe sometimes flexed and the jaw didn't catch the next...
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    I know most tools are personal preference, but I...

    I know most tools are personal preference, but I love Hilmor but drivers, the handle is just right. I'd take em over Klein any day. I just recently bought a Hilmor hydraulic swagger and am loving it.
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