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Sep 27, 2018

Kevan Mayer with NAVAC comes on and talks all about flaring best practices step by step. From cutting to reaming to torque wrenches, we cover how to make a flare from start to finish. The goal of making a good flare is to reduce leaks as much as possible, especially on ductless units and in commercial HVAC/R.

When you...

Sep 20, 2018

In today's podcast, Eric Mele and Bryan talk about chilled water air handlers, their valve configurations, and some key things to look out for.

In a chilled water system, we don't have the traditional evaporator and condenser in our HVAC system. Instead, we merely have a hot coil and a cold coil. We don't work with...

Sep 18, 2018

In this short podcast episode, Bryan gets feedback on a podcast topic from Andy Holt. Per Andy's request, we discuss some intangible soft skills required to be a top-level technician in the HVAC trade.

Overall, a technician needs to be aware of the people and things in their surroundings. These techs are in tune with...

Sep 13, 2018

Chris Stevens from HVACR Videos on YouTube comes onto the podcast and talks about some refrigeration temperature controls basics. You can check out his YouTube channel HERE.

Although we have temperature controls in HVAC work, we will see slightly different ones in refrigeration work. The biggest difference is really...

Sep 11, 2018

Bryan talks about the differences between mineral oil (MO) and POE oil, the advantages and disadvantages of using them, and when to use them.

Mineral oil (MO) is what we've used for a long time. We like using it because it's very stable; it may have an affinity for moisture, but it is not nearly as hygroscopic as POE...