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Short #26 - Temperature Mistakes

10/16/2018
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Can you really trust that temperature reading? In this short episode we talk aout some common mistakes techs make in making temperature measurements and what to do about it.

Duration:00:11:51

Analog & Digital Manifolds w/ James Bowman

10/11/2018
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James Bowman is back and we alk about analog vs. digital manifolds and why both of them may still have a place in the industry

Duration:00:41:11

Short #25 - A Costly Screwup

10/9/2018
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In this short episode we share some quick tips about keeping panels and insulation in place

Duration:00:07:41

Are Refrigerant Additives OK?

10/4/2018
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John Pastorello the HVAC chemist comes on the podcast and discusses acid inhibitors, oil enhancers, dyes and leak sealants with his knowledge and some things to consider.

Duration:01:01:45

Short #24 - Hard vs. Soft Copper

10/2/2018
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Many technicians use hard or soft copper without thinking about which application is best for which. We talk about where to use each as well as some hanging and strapping strategies

Duration:00:07:27

How to Make a Flare That Won't Leak

9/27/2018
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Kevin Mayer with NAVAC comes on and talks all about flaring best practices step by step. From cutting, to reaming to torque wrenches we cover flares start to finish

Duration:00:36:03

Chilled Water Air Handlers

9/20/2018
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We talk about chilled water air handlers, their valve configurations and some key things to look out for

Duration:00:20:37

Short #23 - Intangible Soft Skills

9/18/2018
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In this episode Bryan gets feedback on a podcast topic from Andy Holt and we discuss some interpersonal and other soft skills required to be a top level technician

Duration:00:13:41

Refrigeration Temperature Controls w/ Chris Stephens

9/13/2018
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Chris Stevens from HVACR Videos on Youtube comes on and talks some refrigeration temperature controls basics

Duration:00:54:26

Small Refrigeration Maintenance Procedure

9/6/2018
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Eric Mele is back and we go over some best practices and tips for performing a quality clean and check on small refrigeration systems

Duration:00:34:49

Vacuum Pump Basics w/ Kevan Mayer

8/29/2018
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How does a vacuum pump work? When should you change the oil? What does that oil do anyway? We answer these questions and more in this episode

Duration:00:44:24

Short #20 - Tips for Service Valves

8/28/2018
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Some tips for HVAC/R service valves and caps for new technicians

Duration:00:08:43

Hard Shut Off TXVs

8/23/2018
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Jamie Kitchen is back on the podcast talking all about TXV / TEV bleed and non-bleed and why it matters to your compressor

Duration:00:43:09

Short 19 - Superheat, Evaporator vs. Compressor

8/21/2018
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We cover why both compressor and evaporator superheat matter as well as address some common confusion related to each.

Duration:00:12:15

Pulling a Vacuum 2.0 w/ Jim Bergmann

8/16/2018
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We talk evacuation, conductance speed, microns, core removal, decay rate and all that other nerdy vacuum stuff with Jim Bergmann

Duration:00:55:37

Short 18 - Can You Freeze Water in a Vacuum?

8/14/2018
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Can you really freeze water in a vaccum by pulling down too fast? what should you do about it?

Duration:00:08:53

What We Learn From HVAC/R Tradeschool

8/9/2018
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In this epsiode we talk w/ two techs recently out of tradeschool and get their perspective on their trade education and how it compares to the field

Duration:00:22:25

Short 17 - MicroChannel

8/7/2018
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Duration:00:09:49