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    Well ok I guess you beat me on that - never had...

    Well ok I guess you beat me on that - never had that experience and hopefully never will - lol
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    Not the most comfortable kind of lying down for...

    Not the most comfortable kind of lying down for sure. I find working under sinks the worst.
  3. Thread: Wire Diagram App

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    Interesting...I will check it out when I have a...

    Interesting...I will check it out when I have a moment. Might come in handy to sketch out a small circuit. Most times when I get involved with designing electronic circuits I have to use one of the...
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    How realistic is it to draw schematics on your...

    How realistic is it to draw schematics on your phone easily? I assume you used a phone rather than a tablet? Some things are harder on smaller devices just due to the screen size. I've seen mobile...
  5. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    The Amprobe ACD14 Pro looks like a good HVAC...

    The Amprobe ACD14 Pro looks like a good HVAC meter. Thanks for the suggestion - I will look at that.
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    One option is to download a free copy of SPICE...

    One option is to download a free copy of SPICE like LTSPCE and just use that to sketch your schematics.

    I've used professional circuit/PCB design CAD software such as ORcad and Altium for...
  7. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    You raise an interesting point. What...

    You raise an interesting point. What differentiates a Fluke $350 meter from an HF $50 meter with similar functionality. I assume the electronics is similar or are the same and that any internal...
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    Most vehicles have a check valve so siphoning gas...

    Most vehicles have a check valve so siphoning gas is not easy. Of course thieves may have tricks to get around this.

    I had to drop the gas tank on one of my vehicles a while ago to service the...
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    Did you verify the gauge or the sender itself is...

    Did you verify the gauge or the sender itself is not faulty. When you refilled did the refilled amount match what you expected based on the gauge readings?
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    It's much quieter than a regular impact as they...

    It's much quieter than a regular impact as they claim - takes a bit of getting used to since you expect the usual hammering noise and it's not there.
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    Got the M12 Fuel Surge impact with one battery -...

    Got the M12 Fuel Surge impact with one battery - on sale for Labor day. Yes it fits well on the TP-LC and I like the feel and performance. Not used it to seat any self tapping sheet metal screws yet.
  12. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    That might work for me.

    That might work for me.
  13. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    I have the Veto backpack and the meter fits fine...

    I have the Veto backpack and the meter fits fine in there. I got the TP-LC free with it and find I can put everything I need for an initial diagnostic apart from the FP meter. I keep some of the more...
  14. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    Good point about the length - I just checked the...

    Good point about the length - I just checked the specs - that might be too long for for the bag - need to check.
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    No I have the LT17AW with some of the wireless...

    No I have the LT17AW with some of the wireless attachments including current clamp and vane anemometer. I think the current clamp and wireless head came with it. I won it at an HVAC event - did not...
  16. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    Fluke 902 FC

    Looking for something smaller than my current Fieldpiece which do not fit in my Veto TP-LC and other a couple of other cheap meters .

    The Fluke 902 FC is promoted as a meter for HVAC. Does anyone...
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    In some tight situation flexibility is required...

    In some tight situation flexibility is required to get things into place. Also I've found insulating metal can be next to impossible due to the tight clearances. So it's not so much the available...
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    A lot of installs here are in tight cramped...

    A lot of installs here are in tight cramped attics - without flex the installs would be impossible. So your rule 6 won't work here. Also extremely difficult to meet the guidelines for good flex...
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    I was involved with developing some of the...

    I was involved with developing some of the control software for short wave transmitters years. The tubes I believe were rated at 500kW or even higher. As I recall about 5' tall by about 3' in...
  20. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    ok will check that out as well - I usually go to...

    ok will check that out as well - I usually go to Grainger for safety stuff but I will see what Uline has.
  21. Are all Piston and Associated Seal dimensions the same.

    Leaving aside the orifice size - are all pistons interchangeable and made to some type of standard or are they all different and require the charging of the piston holder.

    Also can someone clarify...
  22. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    Looks like they have a good selection - will look...

    Looks like they have a good selection - will look into it. I've no idea where they got my info from but Uline keeps sending me their catalogs every so often - never ordered anything from them to date.
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    Looks interesting - might be an option.

    Looks interesting - might be an option.
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    I do that frequently for customers who don't want...

    I do that frequently for customers who don't want shoes in the house. But I also end up going into attics so sometimes I like to keep my shoes on between the attic and having to go outside. The attic...
  25. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    Shoe Covers

    Des anyone have any good recommendations. I got some from Amazon but the quality was horrible - a significant number lost the elasticity at the opening when put on rendering them useless.
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    Maybe they can send the drone to raid someone's...

    Maybe they can send the drone to raid someone's warehouse and then deliver the part.
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    ok thanks - I will check if that also fits easily...

    ok thanks - I will check if that also fits easily on the TP-LC.
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    I wanted to update this thread. I finally...

    I wanted to update this thread. I finally received my free TP-LC - which is just a bit smaller than the TP-XL - and to my surprise I can stick everything I need for doing initial diagnosis into that....
  29. I wanted to update this thread as to how things...

    I wanted to update this thread as to how things turned out - the sprinkler extraction tool worked great - I was able to push it into the broken stub and then rotate the stub out of the bore. Any of...
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    I also have the Hilmor bender and have never seen...

    I also have the Hilmor bender and have never seen anything like this. As other have pointed out it is more likely the copper rather than the bender causing this.
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    I have these -...

    I have these - https://www.supplyhouse.com/Mill-Rose-66450-3-4-ID-7-8-OD-Power-Copper-Fitting-Cleaning-Plumbing-Brush-w-1-4-Hex-Shank - in 3/8, 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8. Also the matching ones that clean...
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    The dates on this thread not making sense. So...

    The dates on this thread not making sense.

    So you've been working on this system for one year - or left it for one year and just got back to it?
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    I would look into the Sporlan PRO/R probes. I...

    I would look into the Sporlan PRO/R probes. I believe they are designed for refrigeration applications. I have them but not had an opportunity to experiment with them yet.
  34. Thread: DIY Heaven

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    Not at all assuming it is India - India was a...

    Not at all assuming it is India - India was a British colony and today English plays a major role in the country and a lot of business is conducted in English. Many will know at least some English.
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    I think Amazon has them in stock.

    I think Amazon has them in stock.
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    OK so one of my supply houses was having a 20%...

    OK so one of my supply houses was having a 20% off tool sale so I thought I would get and try out the Cap n Hook. Yes initially I also felt a bit rushed and put out the flame a couple of times by...
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    Too bad - I thought you got the stuff because it...

    Too bad - I thought you got the stuff because it was cheaper. But as we discussed in this thread misleading refrigerant ads are not uncommon. Strange you cannot get the 1234yf cans in Canada.
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    From looking online you would have been better...

    From looking online you would have been better off buying the genuine 1234yf because the stuff you bought is not really that cheap - for about $30 more you could have bought 2 8oz cans of 1234yf....
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    Wonder how that will work out in the event of a...

    Wonder how that will work out in the event of a car crash. I recall one of the arguments against 1234yf in cars when it was being proposed was the flammability - and that is A2L.
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    Everything I read about it says highly flammable...

    Everything I read about it says highly flammable but I cannot seem to find an ASHRAE classification for it.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,1-Difluoroethane...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,1-Difluoroethane

    Different chemical composition and GWP - suggested as a drop in for R134a - lower GWP than 134a but much higher than 1234yf.

    Cannot seem to find...
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    Yep - I don't know much about R152a but it seems...

    Yep - I don't know much about R152a but it seems like it's used in aerosols. Hard to find a price for jugs of the stuff but on Alibaba it is advertised at $35 for a 25lb jug based on buying 350....
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    Found this on R22a on the EPA website ...

    Found this on R22a on the EPA website

    https://www.epa.gov/snap/questions-and-answers-about-r-22a-safety

    According to section 6 they seem to have taken some enforcement action but it if it still...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2,3,3,3-Tetrafluorop...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene

    I would have thought they would need to disclose all this info in the patent application anyway. But yes anyone making this would need to...
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    I wonder if they cannot do anything since it is...

    I wonder if they cannot do anything since it is not really false advertising since they don't claim it is the exact same thing.

    R22a is not R22. Is 22a even an official classification from ASHRAE?...
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    I was thinking the same thing. I recall...

    I was thinking the same thing.

    I recall something about some flammable refrigerant being sold as R22a a while ago and promoted as replacement for R22.
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    OK that would explain it - "R1234yf Replacement"...

    OK that would explain it - "R1234yf Replacement"

    From the Ultracool website on this product this is what it says - "1234yf Replacement refrigerant is a hydrocarbon substitute for R-1234yf".

    In...
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    It sounds like the can you bought is being sold...

    It sounds like the can you bought is being sold as 1234yf but is actually 152a? My understanding is also the there are patents involved so only the patents holders are probably producing 1234yf -...
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    Thanks for the feedback. Yes I think I will try...

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes I think I will try it and see how it works for me. I'm mostly an SB8 guy also - my oxy-acetylene is hardly used. For SB8 I use a MAP Pro Turbotorch with the self lighting...
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    Multi-flame Brazing Tips

    Twin/cap'n hook etc. Any thoughts on these and do they make the job easier? It seems like some people really like them and other don't. I guess it a case of being familiar with them and usage.
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