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    Oh, sorry. I was joking. Iíve just been on some...

    Oh, sorry. I was joking. Iíve just been on some jobs that were like that.

    There was one with a plywood panel to access the scuttle hole. Unfortunately you had to climb a 20í vertical ladder and...
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    I swear Iíve been to that job site xD

    I swear Iíve been to that job site xD
  3. Thread: Easy access

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    How can these guys look the homeowner in the eyes...

    How can these guys look the homeowner in the eyes and ask for payment?
  4. ROFLMAO!! Honestly made me laugh out loud....

    ROFLMAO!! Honestly made me laugh out loud. *thumbs up*
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    Love it. Two thumbs up

    Love it. Two thumbs up
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    Just another random gripe: donít look for a leak...

    Just another random gripe: donít look for a leak after youíve washed the outdoor coil with renewz. Found out the hard way awhile back on a maintenance.

    I usually wash the coil first thing so it...
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    Thanks. Iíve heard some good things about the...

    Thanks. Iíve heard some good things about the tekmate


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    Nice. Iíd say ~75% of the indoor coil leaks I...

    Nice. Iíd say ~75% of the indoor coil leaks I find are in the fin pack and it would take too much big blue to soak the whole thing but I do squirt the joints after I use the sniffer.


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    Ok, Iíll do that. Thanks. Sent from my...

    Ok, Iíll do that. Thanks.


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    Yeah, I actually took off the filter and then the...

    Yeah, I actually took off the filter and then the tubing to rule out a restriction. Big blue is nice, but it sometimes sets off the detector so I try to use it only after Iíve already ďsniffedĒ for...
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    Leak Detector Frustration

    Ugh. I just tried to use my SLR8 leak detector and couldnít find anything on a small R22 package unit. Getting a bit suspicious I checked itís efficacy on a hose fitting I loosened. I could hear the...
  13. He shouldíve bolted a second fan blade on top to...

    He shouldíve bolted a second fan blade on top to improve performance.
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    Donít forget that theyíre trying to end...

    Donít forget that theyíre trying to end encryption while everyone is distracted by covid-19


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    Ouch. Happened once to me when the screw slipped...

    Ouch. Happened once to me when the screw slipped on the metal and ended up right behind my thumb. Didnt hurt at first because it happened so fast. It sure as hell hurt when I backed it out though :)
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    I dont mean to sound preachy, but try to upgrade...

    I dont mean to sound preachy, but try to upgrade to large hoses, core tools, and a bluvac micron gauge. I've given up on trying to pressure test or hold vacuums through a manifold. There are soooooo...
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    So, we had an install class at bakers last week...

    So, we had an install class at bakers last week and I asked the guy what pressure to test at. His official slide said the stock standard ďset nitrogen relief valve to 150Ē but he said just donít...
  18. Thread: Breaking News

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    Well, if itís anything like the rattlesnake that...

    Well, if itís anything like the rattlesnake that bit him, it wonít be long before the virus dies a painful death.


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  19. Thread: Shake my head

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    Yeah, itís a shame this was installed this way. I...

    Yeah, itís a shame this was installed this way. I havenít been asked to hack one in this way. Iím not always completely proud of my installs but at the end of the day Iíve got to look the homeowner...
  20. Thread: Shake my head

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    Shake my head

    This was put in by our company before I got here. But I do maintenances on it every year and every year Iím newly ashamed of it....
  21. Thank you. I usually wear a pair of Duluth...

    Thank you. I usually wear a pair of Duluth slip-ons for work. Makes it easier to take em off rather than worry about booties.

    But itís hard finding a good pair of socks for wide feet.

    For...
  22. Any recommendations on those socks? That website...

    Any recommendations on those socks? That website has more socks than I thought existed [emoji16]


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  23. An inducer that is locked up or has open windings...

    An inducer that is locked up or has open windings will throw a code like that. Maybe a broken wire leading to inducer or some foreign object fell in while it was apart.
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    I laughed at that one. Thanks [emoji1] Sent...

    I laughed at that one. Thanks [emoji1]


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  25. Iíve got the 500 psi version of the western...

    Iíve got the 500 psi version of the western enterprises regulator. I havenít had any issues with it. I always pull the schrader cores before I start brazing. It does seem to flow a little more than...
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    I fail to see problems with this installation. I...

    I fail to see problems with this installation. I mean, hell, itís even insulated. For crying out loud, what more can you expect? You donít actually want to be able to access the coil or something do...
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    It was kind of funny. This morning I went to our...

    It was kind of funny. This morning I went to our local Baker to pick up some parts and saw a pile of 7 or 8 T-series Tstats laying in a pile on the counter. Asked the guy behind the counter if they...
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    To be fair, I donít think pecmsg, vtp, or rider...

    To be fair, I donít think pecmsg, vtp, or rider is wrong. Theyíve got a lot more experience and knowledge then me and I respect their opinion. Itís not unusual to see r410a systems with over 400 psi...
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    But the manufacturer is saying not to do...

    But the manufacturer is saying not to do...
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    So, if a system says itís rated for 250lb on low...

    So, if a system says itís rated for 250lb on low side and 450lb high side, we should just shoot 600lb in the whole thing and complain if it fails?
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    Thatís pretty badass. Itís neat to see how you...

    Thatís pretty badass. Itís neat to see how you are conquering problems in your area.
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    On one of the failures I just popped off the t6...

    On one of the failures I just popped off the t6 and plugged a t4 in its place. Worked like a charm. The other one I took everything off and put a pro 4000 back on it so I guess that one couldíve been...
  33. Thread: Gauges!

    by Achso017
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    For what itís worth, with two tee adapters you...

    For what itís worth, with two tee adapters you can use your existing analog gauges with stubby wireless gauges instead of investing in 550ís or sman380. This way you can enjoy the use of hoseless...
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    It wonít fully activate the reversing valve. That...

    It wonít fully activate the reversing valve. That was the problem with using it on Bosch systems. Also, Iíve had two fail out of the box to send a G signal so any heat pump would fail to operate.
    ...
  35. Thread: Bosch units

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    What indoor unit do you use? Is it the bosch 2.0...

    What indoor unit do you use? Is it the bosch 2.0 or a different brand?
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    ....junk? [emoji16] Or another four letter word...

    ....junk? [emoji16] Or another four letter word that rhymes with ďquitĒ?


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    I refer to them the same way but itís funny when...

    I refer to them the same way but itís funny when youíre trying to explain to a customer which coil is which in a package unit [emoji16]Ēbut theyíre both outdoorsĒ


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    Ha! I can see that happening. Especially on a...

    Ha! I can see that happening. Especially on a really hot day when Iím already in a foul mood. With a bruised scalp from a low hanging water valve. Plus gouges from roofing nails [emoji16]


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    Yeah, it doesnít take more than about 15 to 30...

    Yeah, it doesnít take more than about 15 to 30 mins to clean up. But still looks messy until then.

    I would like the ladder rack if it doesnít take longer to get the ladder out. I havenít used one...
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    Just figured I post a pic of my van after a day...

    Just figured I post a pic of my van after a day of calls plus part of an install. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200103/2fb5a936a6d85bbef02dfdd5b0328cc9.jpg


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    Yikes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Yikes


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  42. Thread: Buying tools

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    Itís all good advice. Iíve seen that happen...

    Itís all good advice. Iíve seen that happen sometimes with our customers, but Iíve seen us lose customers. Pricing is a sensitive topic to ask about. I know most of what is paid for bills and...
  43. Thread: AHR 2020

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    Why do they always seem to pick busy months? I...

    Why do they always seem to pick busy months? I mean, theyíre in our business. Why not April? Or September or something?

    Our supply houses are the same way about training classes. Why pick the...
  44. Thread: Buying tools

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    The thing is, I know youíre right. Everyone I...

    The thing is, I know youíre right. Everyone I know says I should. Right now itís just me and the guy who owns the business. Heís at retirement age and has failing health so I feel like I should wait...
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    Wow. You sir take the prize. I have never seen a...

    Wow. You sir take the prize. I have never seen a package unit installed that badly before. How did you find it? Is that a job you got called to? Did you manage not to horse laugh in the customers...
  46. Thread: Buying tools

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    One of these years my friend, one of these years....

    One of these years my friend, one of these years. Unfortunately the cost to put a shingle out front is quite high.


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    Thatís great. I laughed out loud for real. ...

    Thatís great. I laughed out loud for real.


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    Wall of shame, wall of shame, wall of shame...

    Wall of shame, wall of shame, wall of shame 😁 We need pics.
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    Seems like a step towards soylent green.

    Seems like a step towards soylent green.
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    I use an impact for pretty much everything I do....

    I use an impact for pretty much everything I do. Unless Iím drilling with a unibit or masonry holes. Iíve got a 12v Milwaukee fuel and an 18v makita. I donít understand why itís so hard for some...
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