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  1. #14
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    A filter puller can be very useful depending on the type of air filters and equipment you'll be working with. Trane Voyager comes to mind.

    Self-tapping screws in various sizes helps when you're not working on Lennox or AAON equipment, I'm sure there's others out there that don't use screws. Until then..

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    I never come across an Intellipak where they don't have stripped holes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lahrs View Post
    This is from yesterday. More holes than a hipsters ears.



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    On the smaller units, I've seen guys put screws in between the panel and frame of the unit which, I guess works if you don't want to make anymore holes.

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    The most important thing is USE THE PROPER GREASE. Most electric motors take Polyurea based grease like Polyrex EM by Mobile. If you put regular grease in these motors, you’ll have bearing failure!
    The 2nd most important amendment is to protect the 1st...

    Free Air Conditioner Sizing Chart

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    ball end metric and standard allen wrenches (you won't use the metric much but one day you'll be glad when your on some german panel cooler)

    lightweight impact or drill with 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", and 1/2" nut drivers (I think it is engineered air or green heck that is attaching ERV panels with 1/2" bolts these days; the 7/16 is nice for blower wheel housing suction plate removal, 3/8 is required for large trane units)

    good clamp-on thermocouple (certainly not that velcro POS fluke passes out)

    a set of torx drivers (trane wshp's of a certain vintage use them, replace them with 5/16 for the good of mankind please)

    megohmmeter

    gear puller (3 jaw that can be converted to 2 jaw is good)

    you probably already have a hub puller

    set of ratcheting wrenches from 1/4 to 3/4.

    decent socket / ratchet set

    in my area you want a balaclava and some good overalls for winter

  6. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Man View Post
    Seems to me like Trane is one of the worst for stripped screws. When I do start ups on Tranes, it seems like all the screws are already stripped.
    Trane ain't got nothing on Goodman in the RTU stripped screw department.

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    I almost never see Goodman RTUs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Man View Post
    I almost never see Goodman RTUs
    Me either.....and I am thankful every day for it. Lol

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    High quality winter gear/ rain gear and boots. I keep different boots in the van. Rubber muck boots are nice for cleaning coils. Cold wet feet make for a very long day


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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    If your doing PMs, a filter grabber is priceless.
    An extendable paint pole with 4" roller handle works good for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packratt View Post
    An extendable paint pole with 4" roller handle works good for this.
    Yes, I like a tape measure myself, but that’s not the kind of filter grabber I was talking about. The one I was talking about is to get the boxes of filters onto the roof alone.
    I havent failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lahrs View Post
    This is from yesterday. More holes than a hipsters ears.

    Yes, Carrier are one of the worst.

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    What in the... There are Humvees in Iraq with less holes than that.

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    Yeah.... but those vehicles never left the green zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Yes, I like a tape measure myself, but that’s not the kind of filter grabber I was talking about. The one I was talking about is to get the boxes of filters onto the roof alone.
    That's what a 1/4" rope is for.

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