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    Love those skits. The penis mightier. Sent...

    Love those skits. The penis mightier.


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    If you lived around here, youíd have half your...

    If you lived around here, youíd have half your wish. Itís supposed to rain for a whole week.


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    Thatís cool. Makes me want the tru blu set even...

    Thatís cool. Makes me want the tru blu set even more [emoji16]

    I should make a new thread called: ďare itsiceman big ass KF flanged tools worth it?Ē


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  4. Thread: Expanse Links

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    If you guys like space battles with somewhat...

    If you guys like space battles with somewhat realistic physics and tactics, the lost fleet by jack campbell might be up your alley. It even goes into the time delay of communication and seeing the...
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    Except to check and make sure you put your tool...

    Except to check and make sure you put your tool bag back in your van.


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    Sorry buddy. Itís always frustrating when a new...

    Sorry buddy. Itís always frustrating when a new tool or toy doesnít work right. For what itís worth, Iíve got the Fieldpiece wireless probes and I would and have recommended them to everyone I know....
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    Dyin ainít much of a livin Sent from my...

    Dyin ainít much of a livin


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  8. Thread: Expanse Links

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    Iíve read the first 4 or 5 books years ago and...

    Iíve read the first 4 or 5 books years ago and they were indeed very good. I actually saw the pilot episode before I read the books and thought it was really good, but after reading the books I...
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    Is your hose fully pushing in the schrader valve?...

    Is your hose fully pushing in the schrader valve? Thereís been a few times Iíve scratched my head as to how a system could be cooling with no pressure on the low side only to realize it wasnít fully...
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    Itís got wingnuts. Takes a little longer to set...

    Itís got wingnuts. Takes a little longer to set up, but the reverse bender is easier to use.


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    Renewz, nubrite. Open the panels and try to avoid...

    Renewz, nubrite. Open the panels and try to avoid getting water on the low voltage wires if they are wire nutted outside of the control box.


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    Iíve got the black max and the hilmor. I honestly...

    Iíve got the black max and the hilmor. I honestly liked using the black max better, but it has a higher chance of rippling or just plain buggering the tubing than the hilmor does. Lube helps both but...
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    If youíre really concerned about flooding while...

    If youíre really concerned about flooding while charging, buy one of these. 815819
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  14. Thread: Murder hornet

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    If we start seeing mutated sea bass causing...

    If we start seeing mutated sea bass causing problems, weíll know for sure whoís to blame [emoji23] especially if theyíre ill-tempered.


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    ...thatís not dirty, Sanchez. That was pretty...

    ...thatís not dirty, Sanchez.

    That was pretty great. Chuckled a lot throughout.


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  16. Thread: Murder hornet

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    First it was the African killer bees, then Asian...

    First it was the African killer bees, then Asian Murder hornets, I wonder when the Australian Slaughter wasps will make their appearance?


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  17. Thread: Murder hornet

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    My god, insects are so frickin savage. Eating...

    My god, insects are so frickin savage. Eating each other alive, burying eggs inside that hatch and eat their way out, pure science fiction horror stories that happen all around us every day.

    ...
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    Ok, I saw a documentary years ago that showed the...

    Ok, I saw a documentary years ago that showed the Asian honeybees fighting back by swarming the scouting hornet and vibrating enough to raise its body temp and kill it. So why not import some Asian...
  19. Ok, this might not work depending on your...

    Ok, this might not work depending on your installation. Last daikin I did I made sure the cond unit was close enough to the side of the pad that the service valve was hanging off the edge. Then I...
  20. Thread: AHU/RTU Combo

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    At least itís not a Goodman...

    At least itís not a Goodman...
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    Going to the gym. Working out at home is tough.

    Going to the gym. Working out at home is tough.
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    Check the orings in your hoses. Mine stalled...

    Check the orings in your hoses. Mine stalled today at around 1200. Shut the valves, and checked the hoses. Sure enough one of them had a slightly torn oring. Replaced that one and the rest just...
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    Rags work best for me. Iíve used the gel spray....

    Rags work best for me. Iíve used the gel spray. Itís too easy to get some on the braze joint. Then youíve gotta take it apart and clean/sand it again. And oftentimes it wouldnít stay where I wanted...
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    No, I used the wet rag on it as soon as I turned...

    No, I used the wet rag on it as soon as I turned off the torch. Wanted to reduce the time it spent over the oxidation threshold (whatever temp that might be).


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    So, I did two more joints with that same tubing....

    So, I did two more joints with that same tubing. I had both ends pinched shut to avoid fresh oxygen from entering. Both times there was quite a bit of junk built up. I still donít know why the one...
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    Looks good man. Iíd much rather see that under a...

    Looks good man. Iíd much rather see that under a house than the previous photos.


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  27. Thread: Low suction

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    Could be weak blower motor. Seems like very low...

    Could be weak blower motor. Seems like very low load and possibly low ambient outside.
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    Yeah, Iíve done that when I canít get access....

    Yeah, Iíve done that when I canít get access. Like if Iím brazing something in the condensing unit.


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    Nah. Just spray foam the foundation vents from...

    Nah. Just spray foam the foundation vents from the outside. Looks like theyíve got plenty of plastic sheeting down there already. Get the old sawzall out and cut a few 14x14 holes in the floor then...
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    Did it work? :) I especially like what would...

    Did it work? :) I especially like what would happen when you tried to put the top back on.
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    That basic tech has been around for a long time....

    That basic tech has been around for a long time. They use it in coolers you plug into your car and other small stuff. I wonder how they are going to improve it? As it is now itís not very efficient...
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    I think I adjusted the pressures a bit before the...

    I think I adjusted the pressures a bit before the third joint. As for whoís paying, I was actually off the clock. Only ran one call yesterday and one today. Not that I wouldnít take donations for...
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    Well, I did a few more braze joints today. The...

    Well, I did a few more braze joints today. The results are a bit mixed. It was with fresh 7/8 tubing with the one end crimped to the size of an open a Schrader port and the other with a charging hose...
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    Shoot, for the amount of work needed to make that...

    Shoot, for the amount of work needed to make that decent, they should just seal the crawl space and cut some transfer grills into the floor.
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    Well, consider this a control for the average...

    Well, consider this a control for the average repair or when you reuse a lineset. I guess Iíll use a different scrap for another experiment. Iíve got a 7/8 thatís about 15 ft long. Hasnít been used...
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    That actually was the problem. It ran so long...

    That actually was the problem. It ran so long with low charge the compressor burned out. At least, thatís what I assume since it only had about 2 lb left in it when I pulled the charge.


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    Um, yup. Used lineset. I doubt there is any...

    Um, yup. Used lineset. I doubt there is any freezy juice still left in there since I cut it with tubing cutters before I brazed it back together...


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    Iím not sure. It was just pinched closed from...

    Iím not sure. It was just pinched closed from when I cut it out at the house.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200424/84e046b9fdbb840193d171b92b8c16a2.jpg...
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    Yeah, I can. Itíll probably be tomorrow or maybe...

    Yeah, I can. Itíll probably be tomorrow or maybe Monday depending on my work schedule.


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    Well, I was bored this afternoon, so I figured...

    Well, I was bored this afternoon, so I figured Iíd experiment a little bit. Had a scrap 3/4 line set sitting around. Both ends were crimped shut. Not sure how much that dust at the end will affect...
  41. Thread: NEED TO RANT

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    Oh, I think theyíre fine. It was just a play on...

    Oh, I think theyíre fine. It was just a play on words. You know, ďFlukeĒ is also a one-time thing or unrepeatable error.


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  42. Thread: NEED TO RANT

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    Iím with you man. I wonder a lot about how...

    Iím with you man. I wonder a lot about how accurate certain readings are. But in that picture above I would definitely discount the reading on the right. After all, itís just a...wait for it...fluke...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200418/6ee44b2a...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200418/6ee44b2a54de2abf2074065287e09a69.jpg


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    I take that back. I just looked at the manual. On...

    I take that back. I just looked at the manual. On low speed with .4 static or higher itís 800 or less cfm.
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    Too large. Itís marked for a 4 ton blower. Could...

    Too large. Itís marked for a 4 ton blower. Could you jerry rig it? Sure. But itís not the right air handler.
  46. +1 for the field piece clamps. Just keep some...

    +1 for the field piece clamps. Just keep some sandpaper close by because they need clean copper to read well


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    Itís amazing the kind of motivation you get from...

    Itís amazing the kind of motivation you get from a frustrating service call. ďNever again!Ē :)


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    That video posted earlier was pretty darn good....

    That video posted earlier was pretty darn good. The guy had a graph of different detectors and how sensitive they were. I also followed the ďlinkĒ trail and a guy had a video on using manual zeroing...
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    Lol. So, Iím talking to my boss about it and I...

    Lol. So, Iím talking to my boss about it and I had to go to Johnstone for a part so I decided to get the detector. I walk back in the office and he immediately says: oh, Iíve tried two of those...
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    Leak Detector Frustration

    Well, I broke down and picked one up. Iíll get to see how well it works on a pound and a half a year leak in a few days.


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