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  1. Yeah I don't see any advantage in leaving it in...

    Yeah I don't see any advantage in leaving it in since it doesn't make it easier to change the TXV in the future. Now we need to get the darn factories to put Schrader valves under the high pressure...
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    Hey there's no denying that bordertowns on the...

    Hey there's no denying that bordertowns on the Mexican border are pretty rough.

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    I was in a scrap yard one time hauling a load of...

    I was in a scrap yard one time hauling a load of metal for somebody else and somebody came up with a duffel bag of copper and the lady at the counter turned him away and as he walked off she took a...
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    It looks like a valve and maybe the manufacturer...

    It looks like a valve and maybe the manufacturer didn't put a stop so when you first pull down from atmospheric the valve gets over stressed.

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    Your minerals are probably all screwed up when...

    Your minerals are probably all screwed up when I'm peeing clear and feel dehydrated I usually take a teaspoon of salt and feel better.

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  6. I sure am but I also love the work so it feels...

    I sure am but I also love the work so it feels more like a hobby then work. Personally compared to other work I've done before getting into heating and air I think this is a lot easier on my body...
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    Also this is a vane rotary pump right? When you...

    Also this is a vane rotary pump right? When you say cylinder are you referring to the rotor?

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    I have no idea. It sounds like a broken valve if...

    I have no idea. It sounds like a broken valve if I am understanding you correctly. The JB industries pump I use the parts are very available.
    I use Tapatalk to post pictures but I think it's not...
  9. This may have nothing to do with your case but I...

    This may have nothing to do with your case but I never in my life had allergies and then I moved to another state and I kept thinking I was getting sick because I felt so bad and it turns out I just...
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    You should test again and also just test the pump...

    You should test again and also just test the pump with the micron gauge and hose on it if possible.

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    That all sounds decent other than the vacuum...

    That all sounds decent other than the vacuum pump. I would be skeptical of the vacuum pump but have you tried a blank off test where you just put the micron gauge on the pump and see how fast it...
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    What do you use to pull a vacuum? Like what...

    What do you use to pull a vacuum? Like what hoses, manifold, vacuum manifold, micron gauge?

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    I view the filter dryer as an insurance policy...

    I view the filter dryer as an insurance policy when it comes to moisture. I don't want it to ever be needed. Its main purpose in my mind is particle removal.

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    Its all in fun. I would keep it. I have had a...

    Its all in fun. I would keep it. I have had a couple braze joints leak from when I started and was still trying to listen to my boss on how to braze. I learned pretty quick that he wasn't that great...
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    Then you should be fine. Sent from the Okie...

    Then you should be fine.

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    That should about do it but I would suggest...

    That should about do it but I would suggest switching to changing it when you finish because that used oil contains moisture and possibly acid that will attack the valves and make the pump loose...
  17. One thing about heat pumps is they are often...

    One thing about heat pumps is they are often configured for comfort over efficiency and the backup heat kicks in so quickly that no one notices when it has totally run out of refrigerant. That said I...
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    But is there a low pressure switch? If not the...

    But is there a low pressure switch? If not the low side could easily be running in a vacuum.

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    So how many times have you changed the oil? ...

    So how many times have you changed the oil?

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  20. The H10 seems to be the most universally...

    The H10 seems to be the most universally respected detector.

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    Hold my beer. [emoji1787] Sent from the Okie...

    Hold my beer. [emoji1787]

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  22. I think the main point was to use cheaper...

    I think the main point was to use cheaper equipment which is not a good reason in my opinion.

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  23. AOP is a strange place for this thread. Sent...

    AOP is a strange place for this thread.

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    I think you all are doing it right and it must...

    I think you all are doing it right and it must have been a long day or something. Go have a couple beers. [emoji16]

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  25. Weird I thought I saw this topic yesterday. I...

    Weird I thought I saw this topic yesterday.
    I do the same thing.
    I've heard of someone having issues on a York where the depressor didn't work or there was not a depressor or something like that...
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    When I was little our water heater was just...

    When I was little our water heater was just sitting in the corner of the bathroom with no vent whatsoever and the water for the shower came from the drain valve with a cheap garden hose.

    Sent...
  27. Also its best to have any wet insulation,...

    Also its best to have any wet insulation, sheetrock and wood dry within 48 hours to prevent biological growth.

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  28. A real tech will have no problem fitting a trap...

    A real tech will have no problem fitting a trap in that location.

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    My boss used my blu vac kit one time and he...

    My boss used my blu vac kit one time and he couldn't get the valve core out but he still used the valve core remover and he was just amazed at how fast it got down to 100 microns. [emoji2357]

    Sent...
  30. What a strange concept. [emoji53] Sometimes a...

    What a strange concept. [emoji53] Sometimes a Saturday service call is the best part of my day. [emoji1787]

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    OP I thought I should let you know to expect some...

    OP I thought I should let you know to expect some ribbing over your screen name because usually when we refer to a hack we are referring to someone who installs things incorrectly or does sloppy...
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    I don't know the answer to your question although...

    I don't know the answer to your question although I'm pretty sure there isn't really an answer.
    If it's taking that long to pull down I can only think of three reasons. Either it's seriously wet and...
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    This is a really good read....

    This is a really good read....
  34. I carry this primarily for 60% gas furnaces and...

    I carry this primarily for 60% gas furnaces and ovens because it has the sizes I need for pilot tubes and thermocouples. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210511/429d68c013dd11870c4f2aa1245cc4f9.jpg...
  35. My lock supply treats me really well. Sent...

    My lock supply treats me really well.

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    I was somewhere around 130 to 150 when I dropped...

    I was somewhere around 130 to 150 when I dropped out of high school after 10th grade but I could outrun every kid in school in Long distance. I ran a half mile to and from the bus and usually ran...
  37. $37 before tax. Its on the way if my order gets...

    $37 before tax. Its on the way if my order gets in before the last one is gone. [emoji16]
    18 minutes ago I didn't know that existed.
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  38. I can see a lot of uses for it. $40 would not...

    I can see a lot of uses for it.
    $40 would not be bad. All of mine other than the 6" are over $30.
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  39. Same here. I love having good tools and I think...

    Same here. I love having good tools and I think I'm going to have to have that one. I'm on my way to the parts house to see how much it will cost to order. [emoji1787]

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  40. As if I wasn't broke enough. [emoji38] More tools...

    As if I wasn't broke enough. [emoji38] More tools to buy.

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  41. Proto is really good too. They are American made...

    Proto is really good too. They are American made and some of the toughest adjustables I've ever used. And the Bahco in in my picture is amazing as a pipe wrench although it's a bit too flexible as a...
  42. For the stubby wrenches I like harbor freight...

    For the stubby wrenches I like harbor freight cheap combination wrenches and then you just cut them in half. [emoji16] I would hate to do that to an expensive one.

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  43. I have an 11/32 nut driver for condenser fan...

    I have an 11/32 nut driver for condenser fan motors and these crescent wrenches are my pipe wrench and TXV wrench and pretty much everything else....
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    I love roof work. Or maybe it is just the looking...

    I love roof work. Or maybe it is just the looking down on the world that I enjoy. [emoji16]

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  45. I keep this in the truck. I have had it since...

    I keep this in the truck. I have had it since middle school.
    In my backpack I have nut drivers in 1/4, 5/16, 7/16(I think) 3/8 and a Craftsman roll up combination wrench set....
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    That is too cool. Sent from the Okie state...

    That is too cool.

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    5' 11" Sent from the Okie state usin Tapatalk

    5' 11"

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  48. The only thing I have seen do anything sorta...

    The only thing I have seen do anything sorta similar was a trane with the suction lines passing under the coil and was rubbing in a cyclic pattern but it wasn't nearly as on and off.

    Sent from the...
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    I guess I will weigh in. If my $9 scale is...

    I guess I will weigh in.
    If my $9 scale is accurate (yeah right) i weigh 175 lb so I should probably loose 5.
    I think I will go drink a beer. [emoji16]

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    This is diet food. High protein and fat. High...

    This is diet food. High protein and fat. High flavor and low carb. [emoji38]
    Real Philadelphia cream cheese and Columbus salami....
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