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    Why is it always a Goodman?

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    In class as part of our brazing test we had to braze a 1/2 inch to a 3/16 cap tube. Part of the test was also not filling the cap tube with filler. I’m sure mine wasn’t to much different looking than that one.

    Actually passed the test with an a. Thought I was a good brazer. Then I got into the real world and quickly realized I sucked. Brazing on a bench top vise sure is different then upside down and backwards in a compressor compartment.


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    thats why they should do the test both in the lab and in real world conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    thats why they should do the test both in the lab and in real world conditions
    I think there were a lot of things they could have done better. Working in the lab is nothing like the real world.

    I thought I was pretty hot stuff coming out of school all around. In reality I knew nothing. Thank god I had friends in the trade I could call otherwise I would have probably have given up on the trade.


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    some of us think that way but the real world shows us differently

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    Shark fin reducer lol.....


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    Ugly ????????????

    Yes but as long as it doesn't leak

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    Not that it matters but, at least the unit wasn't charred in the process.

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    lol. my son could do that.

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    Terminology

    Terminology

    Brazing: The filler metal melts and joins the piping similar to soldering but at higher temperatures and tensile strength
    Welding: The filler metal melts as does the piping metal, as fuses together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Love View Post
    Why is it always a Goodman?
    It is NOT "ALWAYS" a Goodman.
    I have seen that on other brands, older units, newer units, all sorts of units.
    This might be worse than some, but NOBODY is exempt from "Doing what has to be done, when the owner won't let you have what you need", (OR) you run out of what you need and don't want to make 2-3-4 trips to get it done...
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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    Haha wow, that’s actually impressive that they could consistently weld so poorly.

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    I’ve done the shark fin more times than I can count. I honestly see nothing wrong with it if the braze is good and the inner circumference isn’t compromised.

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