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  1. Thread: J B Prowler

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    I had one and was happy with it even on a windy...

    I had one and was happy with it even on a windy roof unit. It didn't like falling down a two story scuttle.
  2. I only braze using 15% silver. Never had a...

    I only braze using 15% silver. Never had a problem.
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    I heard there was a safety warning or recall on...

    I heard there was a safety warning or recall on Redwings. Has anyone else heard it?
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    I started with boilers an chillers in New York,...

    I started with boilers an chillers in New York, however, since moving to Virginia, heat pumps is my bread and butter. There's plenty of good techs out there. Some have more talent than others, and...
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    You have to do some leg work. Visit the shops in...

    You have to do some leg work. Visit the shops in your area. If you have no formal training, get some.
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    If in doubt, call the pros before you kill...

    If in doubt, call the pros before you kill yourself or others.
  7. Is that chocolate or a real gun?

    Is that chocolate or a real gun?
  8. amen brother. I have a $300 dollar rule. Most of...

    amen brother. I have a $300 dollar rule. Most of the time I cut my loses, but, over 300 I issue a lien.
  9. I did that once and fell off. Lost my crown....

    I did that once and fell off. Lost my crown. Humbled.
  10. The future is what you want it to be grasshopper.

    The future is what you want it to be grasshopper.
  11. that might be considered stalking. Try stopping...

    that might be considered stalking.
    Try stopping by a few shops and simply ask.
    I could use a gopher here in Virginia. But I did the same thing and found someone to take me under their wing, and I'm...
  12. Thread: Brazing

    by dmcericola
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    Normally I use air/acetylene, turbo torch. In...

    Normally I use air/acetylene, turbo torch. In tight spots that I need to get in and out quick, oxy/acetylene.
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    flying by night is very difficult in the long run.

    flying by night is very difficult in the long run.
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    as my accounting teacher said, figures don't lie...

    as my accounting teacher said, figures don't lie but the liar figures. Dude, there's a lot going on over there. Need more info, and what's with a 5 ton system on residential? must be a huge place.
  15. Your absolutely correct. A cap is basically a...

    Your absolutely correct. A cap is basically a battery.
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    I always condemn the unit when I see this...

    I always condemn the unit when I see this condition.
  17. I prefer using a turbo torch for my toasting.

    I prefer using a turbo torch for my toasting.
  18. If in doubt, turn it to glass, and regroup.

    If in doubt, turn it to glass, and regroup.
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    Can you recover, deep vac with nitrogen purges...

    Can you recover, deep vac with nitrogen purges and weigh in a new charge?
  20. was there oxygen in the room?

    was there oxygen in the room?
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    dittos

    dittos
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    Think of your mind as a computer. Hit DELETE. Get...

    Think of your mind as a computer. Hit DELETE. Get all that crap out of your mind and live your life.
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    good analogy.

    good analogy.
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    I would condemn the unit and stand my ground....

    I would condemn the unit and stand my ground. There's no patch for exchangers.
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    I want to be able to see the person I'm buying...

    I want to be able to see the person I'm buying from. And, I'm not afraid to tell my supplier that the prices are lower elsewhere. Loyalty goes a long way. Then there are the times when your vacuum...
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    I would recover, evacuate, introduce nitrogen...

    I would recover, evacuate, introduce nitrogen between evacuation let sit for 30 minutes and vacuum again and weigh in a new charge. You may have non-condensibles going on.
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    I never worked on a duck, however, I've eaten my...

    I never worked on a duck, however, I've eaten my share. Welcome aboard.
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    Thanks for the offer, but I have more bags than...

    Thanks for the offer, but I have more bags than my motherinlaw
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    I put my eye on that critter but couldn't fault...

    I put my eye on that critter but couldn't fault it. LP was the problem.
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    I did change out the contactor when I replaced...

    I did change out the contactor when I replaced the transformer. It was the lp switch
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    Turned out to be a bad lp switch - - - Updated...

    Turned out to be a bad lp switch

    - - - Updated - - -

    Already checked and it was good, thanks
  32. Take the time and make the system have one drier....

    Take the time and make the system have one drier. One less cavity for unknowns.
  33. Run bambi, run. Joke. If you're in multifamily...

    Run bambi, run. Joke. If you're in multifamily you probally own a lot of gear. Management never appreciates those that have to know everything from HVAC, appliances, electrical, and please don't get...
  34. Thread: Hey all

    by dmcericola
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    test, test, 123, can you hear me: Welcome aboard...

    test, test, 123, can you hear me: Welcome aboard from Portsmouth, VA
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    Dittos on that.

    Dittos on that.
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    There's nothing wrong with your tester. There are...

    There's nothing wrong with your tester. There are those times when you're getting your butt handed to you that you might want to consider UV detecting.
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    Learn your trade well grasshopper, and remember...

    Learn your trade well grasshopper, and remember to treat your clients the way you like to be treated. Learn to troubleshoot and not just swap parts. Go in peace.
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    Welcome aboard from Portsmouth, VA. It's always...

    Welcome aboard from Portsmouth, VA. It's always interesting to swap shop from around the country, and maybe the world. Go in peace.
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    Thanks for everyones input on this chatter...

    Thanks for everyones input on this chatter problem.
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    Chattering compressor contactor

    Had a service call on a Trane XB14 heat pump. The compressor contactor was going in and out rapidly, giving the compressor a fit. I checked the control voltage at 26.0 vac, however, on start the...
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    I've been in the business long enough to remember...

    I've been in the business long enough to remember dragging the marble slabs into the desert at night.
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    Amen. Seasoned quote unquote techs do some...

    Amen. Seasoned quote unquote techs do some seriously silly things. Then we have to go in and fix it. Job security? Keep the morons coming.
  43. No metal on the body. My cell phone does...

    No metal on the body. My cell phone does everything but make lunch.
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    Solved the issue with ignition

    I took one of the burner spacers off, which are made of crap iron, and replaced it with a piece of 1/2" copper tubing of the same length. The boiler is running like a raped ape. Thanks for your input.
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    I make it a habit to take photos, and notify the...

    I make it a habit to take photos, and notify the gas company. The fear of loss of heat becomes a great motivator with customers, and they will do silly things that could a will come back to the last...
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    I had the same situation, and it turned out to be...

    I had the same situation, and it turned out to be non condensables. Recovered, and evacuated with two nitrogen purges, and recharged. It did the trick.
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    Boiler start up and flame proving issues

    Ran across a Buderus gas boiler for seasonal cleaning. I noticed the hood on the pilot burner was off. Replaced pilot burner. Now it starts, goes to main burner for 3 seconds and shuts down. The...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Think I'm going to like it here.

    It's nice to share ideas and problems. now and again all chumps get stumped.
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    Don't do any more or less than you said you'd do.

    Clients deserve our best service.
    I see too many techs cutting corners and I wind up going behind them.
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