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    Are there REALLY tcp and rtu masters, or, is the...

    Are there REALLY tcp and rtu masters, or, is the tcp device tcp on one side and rtu on the other?
  2. Just so happens, this is what I do for a living,...

    Just so happens, this is what I do for a living, crash analysis, since I blew out my back so many years ago. On Unix and Linux however, not Mac. The problem is, we need what's called a symbol table...
  3. Ok, I stand corrected. There it is in black and...

    Ok, I stand corrected. There it is in black and white. Wow, with a 33 inch cabinet, and 36 inches to the filter, we're at 6 feet. Put a coil under it and this isn't going to fit in many locations.
    ...
  4. Thread: Crappy Zip Ties

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    Same here but they just don't seem to like...

    Same here but they just don't seem to like Nevada's 320 days of sun.. I imagine the 5000ft elevation probably doesn't help either (more UV)
  5. Thread: Crappy Zip Ties

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    Thanks all. I'll buy some of each that you've...

    Thanks all. I'll buy some of each that you've mentioned. I live/work in the Nevada desert. Typical big box store cable ties last about 6 months here before disintegrating in the sun. Drives me nuts....
  6. Thread: Crappy Zip Ties

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    Hmmm I'm not sure about metal for securing...

    Hmmm I'm not sure about metal for securing wires... but, I'll take a look all the same. Thanks
  7. Thread: Crappy Zip Ties

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    Crappy Zip Ties

    Ok.. I've had it. I hate crappy zip ties. Anyone have a brand they'd recommend for excellent UV resistance? I want something that will last several years outside. The crap I've been getting are...
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    That there is what I call a...

    That there is what I call a high-powered-wire-stripper, and a pretty piss poor install.
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    And another vote. They'll treat you right and...

    And another vote. They'll treat you right and price is as good as anywhere else.
  10. I see you've met my wife!

    I see you've met my wife!
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    I agree... good to go.

    I agree... good to go.
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    This is what I was trying to tell you... valve...

    This is what I was trying to tell you... valve off the hoses and manifold for your tests. Invest in some quality gear as you can afford it.
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    It's still not clear to me how you have this...

    It's still not clear to me how you have this "plumbed".. use a VCRT on the service valve with the Micro gauge on the side port. Preferably an Appion Vacuum rated CVRT. Once you hit whatever micron...
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    How are you hoses hooked up? Are you valving off...

    How are you hoses hooked up? Are you valving off for the test (don't trust the pump)? What sort of valve setup? Appion VCRT?? hint hint. Nylog? hint hint.

    Flares? Did you bubble test the flares?
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    If you can, in addition to the...

    If you can, in addition to the questions/suggestions above, get a look at the blower and clean as necessary.
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    Model Number?

    Model Number?
  17. I don't see anything in the install manual about...

    I don't see anything in the install manual about 36 inches..
    Manual document ID - 535678-UIM-B-0210
    10 Johnson Controls Unitary Products
    Downflow Filters
    Downflow furnaces typically are...
  18. That seems kinda crazy. Got a URL for that...

    That seems kinda crazy. Got a URL for that install manual? Almost everything I see is downflow and the filters basically sit atop the furnace
  19. If you get back out there, check to see if you...

    If you get back out there, check to see if you are getting cool-call at the OD when the OD is off. If the contactor is getting the low volt..hmmm, but, if it is not, start walking back up the low...
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    Do you still have that coil? Is there a local...

    Do you still have that coil? Is there a local university or even a junior college? Take a scraping by the chemistry department and ask them to give you an idea what it is. If no luck there, you could...
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    It is saying that if a txv is used (which, it is)...

    It is saying that if a txv is used (which, it is) then charge for 12f SC

    You state you have 20SC. But, you also state that head is 265PSIg. My 407C PT says 265PSIg is ~112f. Assuming you measured...
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    Braze some stuff at home, bring it in and ask...

    Braze some stuff at home, bring it in and ask "for advice on making it better" (as opposed to trying to show off). Just getting set up for Brazing is going to set you back ~$600 or more.

    If the...
  23. Thread: vacuum question

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    My first question is "was the original poster...

    My first question is "was the original poster pulling a vacuum with the valve core installed? I dont. I use an Appion valve core tool. I don't remove the hoses, etc, until I've re-installed the core...
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    Jaaron, with that attitude, you'll do great....

    Jaaron, with that attitude, you'll do great. There IS always something new to learn for those willing to keep their eyes and their mind open. Read everything you can about the industry and keep...
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    Jaaron, Let me first say thank you for your...

    Jaaron, Let me first say thank you for your service to our country.

    As for starting out in the industry at your age, like others above have said it's physical work that can be tough on an older...
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    That issue exists in all technical service...

    That issue exists in all technical service fields. Auto mechanics, eeptic tank service, roofing, appliance repair, everywhere. Find a shop that respects its customers and avoid the hassles.

    I'm...
  27. Thread: Need Advice.

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    Talk to some local contractors. See what they...

    Talk to some local contractors. See what they expect for education and from which school have they had the most success?
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    Wow, am I having deja vu all over again, or did I...

    Wow, am I having deja vu all over again, or did I read almost the same post last week.


    Anyway, where's the big money? It is in being the best tech in your area no matter what specialization you...
  29. Thread: hobbies?

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    Ham Radio and other electronics... like Arduino's...

    Ham Radio and other electronics... like Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's
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    Build yourself a resistor with alligator leads....

    Build yourself a resistor with alligator leads. You said 36 VAC, so a 4K resistor would give you about 9mA. Use a 1/2W resistor. Clamp this across where you are measuring the voltage. If the volt's...
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    If this ends up in the newspaper, and you find a...

    If this ends up in the newspaper, and you find a link, please post it.
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    Granted, some rare individuals can go from...

    Granted, some rare individuals can go from zero-to-hero without an 'apprenticeship' but I think that's pretty damned rare indeed.
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    I dislike it for a many reasons. 1) Worse case...

    I dislike it for a many reasons. 1) Worse case scenario, a fire results due to poor wiring, incorrect circuit breakers, etc. and peoples lives are ruined 2) I hate seeing people get ripped off by...
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    I though you must be wrong, so, I googled it....

    I though you must be wrong, so, I googled it. Wow.. far more common than I would have guessed. As much as I get frustrated by Federal/State/Local regulations, I have to admit I dislike the idea of...
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    The school only taught you 2% of what you'll need...

    The school only taught you 2% of what you'll need to be successful. Yes, the $12/hr sucks, but... put in some time at it. Work really hard. After 6months, if you are any good, you'll be able to...
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    Toastmasters changed my life. I was terrified to...

    Toastmasters changed my life. I was terrified to speak in public. A year in Toastmasters, attending a meeting once a week and working at it and that all changed. I've given talks to packed rooms with...
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    I have, on occasion, when way out in the boonies,...

    I have, on occasion, when way out in the boonies, pulled the ends off of seized-up condenser fan and blower motors, and added a couple of drops of oil to the bronze bearings and wicks. It allowed me...
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    how are you deciding it is reversing? by airflow,...

    how are you deciding it is reversing? by airflow, or by "looking at it" or "filming it", etc
    When it reverses, does it slow down gradually, then reverse, or just scream to a stop, and reverse...
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    I've never heard of that happening, but, just...

    I've never heard of that happening, but, just wonder, did you replace the capacitor? Is it correctly sized (i.e. not matching the old cap, but, sized as specified on the new motor)?
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