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    Oh well then, that can be cleaned out. Iwoukd...

    Oh well then, that can be cleaned out. Iwoukd just use a bit of this r11 I have.


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
  2. Can I use this AC Window Unit on a normal household outlet??

    And if it is 14 you can't legally have a 20 amp breaker on it so that's not a solution either. I have seen too many burned plugs from people doing that. It's dangerous to overload any circuit with a...
  3. I have not worked on a lot of Lennox equipment....

    I have not worked on a lot of Lennox equipment. Most of it it I see is old and at least ten seer and runs fine because it was taken care of. But I seem to remember an old condensing unit that had a...
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    That sounds suspiciously like a Dyi question....

    That sounds suspiciously like a Dyi question. What is balance it? I don't have a clue what Rotella is but there shouldn't be anything but freon inside the system. I figure that's safe enough to...
  5. Customer thinks system is undersized, please advise

    And I mean everything too. Not a screw or a panduit. It was clean. He knew too. As soon as we started it was too late to stop us. I worked for them 2 years as a sub, switched over to installing by...
  6. I have worked for someone that had a customer do...

    I have worked for someone that had a customer do that. It was a 4 system new construction house. We were 1 day from completing the rough in. Starwood in Frisco Texas. We showed up in the morning and...
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    Probably did that to get the 14 seer rating, txv...

    Probably did that to get the 14 seer rating, txv adds a bit and so does the extra coil.


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
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    Probably like that here as well, but people...

    Probably like that here as well, but people trying to weasel out of things is just how life works. ;)


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
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    G'day from down under

    Yea, I do always read the instructions the first time I put any type of machine together... After it is together and before I wire it. ;)


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
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    I mostly work for myself now and I kinda can pick...

    I mostly work for myself now and I kinda can pick and choose even. Took a long time to be able to do that too. Right now I have been rebuilding the equipment for a man that opened a bar a few years...
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    When someone tells you something is wrong...

    When someone tells you something is wrong something is usually wrong. Now you are sure to meet someone that is an exception to this for sure probably 2-3 over the years and you will probably see them...
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    Yea, put my tools on the tool box or where you...

    Yea, put my tools on the tool box or where you got them. That makes me crazy. ;)


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
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    Yea, even trees conduct electricity. And fire....

    Yea, even trees conduct electricity. And fire. Power is the most dangerous aspect of the job. Irony is they say turn of the power before servicing it. Well makes it hard to troubleshoolt if ya do....
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    If your weather is anything like ours that's for...

    If your weather is anything like ours that's for sure. It's May and has as yet to hit 100 here. Not complaining mind you. I might be if I worked for a company and it was still slow. The first time it...
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    Yea, call me out at three in the morning and I...

    Yea, call me out at three in the morning and I specifically asked if you turned off the light switch that they use here to kill new construction plugs to gas furnaces. Then he throws a fit and starts...
  16. Know how many times I showed up and a homeowners...

    Know how many times I showed up and a homeowners meter was sitting on top of a furnace or air handler they couldn't fix? And if they get a part that's bad from the factory and it is electronic they...
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    If you can't pay cash for it and you are going to...

    If you can't pay cash for it and you are going to make payments anyway then it doesn't make sense to buy a used vehicle to run service or work out of. What it if breaks while you are making payments?...
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    A piece of duct can only carry so many cfm's of...

    A piece of duct can only carry so many cfm's of air at a certain static pressure. You can't force more down it at that pressure no matter what you do. I don't need to do the math to tell you if your...
  19. Not sure I understand the forum permissions . I can't comment on the cfms post

    I thought this was open discussion. Shouldn't that post be? The only reason he is having trouble is not picturing they are designed to move different volumes of air at the same speed under certain...
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    I am only 5'5 and 140 pounds. One time I was...

    I am only 5'5 and 140 pounds. One time I was setting a rtu with a helicopter. Had like 8 of us there, the bosses of course had to come watch, after I did all the work.. ;). But one of us each had a...
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    Man I live in Texas. Any of you that work in the...

    Man I live in Texas. Any of you that work in the Deep South know what summer is like. Come September the entire trade are some grumpy tired folks. They will run you 20 hours a day if you let them....
  22. Yea, that is totally unethical unless perhaps...

    Yea, that is totally unethical unless perhaps they called them in and even then if they are your supplier then good sense says that they turn it down. When I work for a company my family and very...
  23. When the manufacturer becomes the competition.

    People do that around here too. They start calling around and asking what parts cost. And they will get mad about mark up. Well too bad, that's not unreasonable. And the price will always be close to...
  24. How many times you seen that in the field? ...

    How many times you seen that in the field?


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
  25. Just rewire it, and go with a scroll. Bristols...

    Just rewire it, and go with a scroll. Bristols are not better or worse than any other resip. Over the years you see that all of them use parts made by the same companies Honeywell and white Rogers...
  26. 2009 Bryant 5 ton evolution system trouble

    He has a point^. I learned how to install first years ago. And it was a pretty large company for the area especially considering the town I live in. The biggest one around here maybe employs say 15...
  27. Yea those are done on a concrete floor in a...

    Yea those are done on a concrete floor in a warehouse with a 15 foot lineset.


    Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do.
  28. I traded a weeks work for a Mitsubishi gallant,...

    I traded a weeks work for a Mitsubishi gallant, put a trailer on it. I dunno if I would do that with anything but a gold wing or another high powered weighty bike. I actually got a deal on that...
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    Yea, I don't think any of those complexes were...

    Yea, I don't think any of those complexes were well thought out. And they always want to nickle dime. And you can't talk to them about energy efficiency or added costs that are hidden, they don't...
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    Gas Pressure Kit 78060

    And some compressors are 50 hertz. Over the years I have decide electrical engineers have a really tough job. When I do change outs sometimes I have to figure power loads. And electricity is funny....
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    I can test 12 volts or higher DC power that way...

    I can test 12 volts or higher DC power that way though


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    Well most of the time it doesn't matter. But they...

    Well most of the time it doesn't matter. But they sense current with magnets. And with three phase systems it reacts weird with some of them. I have a 4 wire delta that one leg pulls about 20% less...
  33. I learned everything by doing it. The club owner...

    I learned everything by doing it. The club owner said can you fix a walk in? I dunno let me look at it. 50+ years old everything painted over. I had to completely rebuild it. To the point it had a...
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    Yea, and half the time they have a maintence man...

    Yea, and half the time they have a maintence man that knows just enough to make sure they are really messed up before they call you.
  35. So, do any of you have unusual habit's or ways or different ways of doing things than

    Yea, most furnaces are in closets around here or there is a pull down. I worked in Plano,Dallas, Coppel, Frisco, all cities with pretty strict codes, especially Plano it is hard to get green tags...
  36. I am going to buy a truck probably in a month or...

    I am going to buy a truck probably in a month or two. Actually probably trade for it. I am going to monitor his power too. Save him a bunch of that demand power meter and also am switching all the...
  37. Oh I just have anything delivered I need that I...

    Oh I just have anything delivered I need that I can haul. The people I work for have ladders and things. Most of the work I do is in a bar right now. When I do installs they just meet me there and...
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    New install - complaints from homeowner

    WellI can see sealing it at the supply if it was a retrofit, you really have to get in the attic for up flows anyway to check on the flue. The worst is comercial engineers I have had to install in...
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    What is the Hardest Unit to work on?

    First company fan coils. They hang over bathtubs. They are ridiculously heavy. They were usually installed in apartments before the ceilings and floors were in and so have screws you can only get...
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  41. So, do any of you have unusual habit's or ways or different ways of doing things than

    So I run service of of a 150 cc scooter. I work for myself these days. I get about 100 miles to the gallon and it is no big deal running to the supply house for my few customers. I chose that size...
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    Silver solder

    Two ends touching but not inside of a coupling. Actually carrying 3/4 and 7/8 copper is all you need to do. That and a 3/8 swedger and you will hardly ever need fittings. All the size copper lines...
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    Home made breaker

    Yea, like he puts in a new t-stat and didn't read the directions correctly for his system and he creates a direct short. Then he is just smart enough to see that 3 amp fuse in the control board is...
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    It was actually rather easy after I had the right...

    It was actually rather easy after I had the right stuff. Stainless has to be a bit hotter than copper to take the material. But I have had plenty of practice brazing. Copper is supper easy with...
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    The thing is it all comes down to good business...

    The thing is it all comes down to good business and the difference between a pro and an amateur. You do things to code at least. The thing about codes is in some cases the code is the minimum...
  46. Man, y'all actually get pulled over for your...

    Man, y'all actually get pulled over for your gas?!?!? I don't think they even do that in Dallas. I am only 5'4" tall. A torch set and nitrogen bottle fit nicely behind the passenger seat and vacuum...
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    Well, to actually read amps accurately you need a...

    Well, to actually read amps accurately you need a true rms device and most of those are digital. That or you have to plug them into the wall. I suppose they might make a battery powered analog one...
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    The first manometer I had was a tube that you put...

    The first manometer I had was a tube that you put water in. The gas pressure pushed a bubble through it. It went to 13 inches of water column. One time I was called on a started up. It was a five ton...
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    Hose gaskets

    Well you can tell if hoses are in really bad shape. Sun is what cracks them and oil is what makes them weak. I use them maybe 5/8 of the time here. I tell ya what annoys me more is the o rings in...
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    I don't even worry about them anymore. I just...

    I don't even worry about them anymore. I just open the case look if they are in it, do what I have to do and close it back up. I don't get stung anymore so I don't kill them. I have seen some pretty...
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