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#1 Tuco

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 06:19 PM

Throw in a bacic rachet with 7/16, 1/2, 9/16 sockets and very long extintion

Edit: Sorry, my first try with a picture, must be some rules that I'm not aware of.

Edited by Tuco, 24 December 2010 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:25 AM

next try

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

Minimal tools would be phillips, and a 1/4" and 5/16" bits.
you might look a little silly, but those things will get you through most jobs.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

I carry as little as necessary, but everything I need. Start out with a good size tool box, Soft-sided is a must, much less likely to damage a customer's property. If I don't use a tool at least once a day, It comes out of my carry in bag, and into the truck bag. As it turns out 90% of my daignostic tools would fit in my pockets, however some clients are more impressed by the size of your toolbox than the efficiency and accuracy of your diagnosis, so I compromise and carry a small black cordura tool bag I found in a thrift store for 3 bucks, but your milage may vary.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

http://stanleytools....l Organizer Bag
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:06 AM

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#7 appl.tech.29501

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

my main bag weighs about 60+ lbs. and those are just hand tools, power and specialty tools are in another but all that stays in the truck normally. As Robbie said previously all I normally carry into a home is a meter, 6 in 1 screwdriver, long 5/16 and 1/4 mag. nutdrivers, and a pair of locking cobra pliers. you can pretty much fix anything with those. Why do I have all the other crap you ask? Just in case.....when you 30 miles out in the woods and 10 miles away from anything ya betta be prepared for the worse....trust me, the worse will happen from time to time.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:08 PM

<<<trust me, the worse will happen from time to time.>>>

***************

So very true...

Steam vents from both of my ears when I don't have a F*%#K*?G whatchamacallit tool during a service call at the "Outer Limits of Civilization".
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#9 appl.tech.29501

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:14 PM

A good tool bag should consist of the following (in my opinion)

These are only the most common tools you will need and does not include
some rarely used, special, or power tools. There are also consumables
that I didn't list like tapes, lubricants, abrasives, terminals, connectors, etc.


long magnetic nut drivers sizes (1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16) and a 3/8 "no magnet" hollow shaft

Stubby nut drivers sizes (1/4,5/16)

6-in-1 or 12-in-1 screw driver (I prefer the 12 cause it"ll hold your T15 and 20 Torx bits)

Small socket set & extra 6" extensions x 2 (1/4 will do for most things...combination set... new whirlpool is metric)

Note: older washers may require 1/2" ratchet tools for inner and outer tub removal repairs


Channel lock or similar type pliers x 2

Hose pinch off pliers x 2 "locking type" (if you only buy one you'll wish you had gotten 2)

a "good" bit set, the cheap ones suck! (with driver) driver utilized as speciality tool
to access some fasteners on refrigerators (wall of driver
head is thinner than a standard 1/4 nut driver)

Wrench set (1/4,5/16,3/8,7/16,1/2,5/8,11/16,3/4) also a stubby 5/8

Wire Strippers and Crimping pliers

small File set

BAS (big ass screwdriver)
not to be confused with a BAH (big ass hammer)

Needle Nose Pliers (regular and long)

Hammer (what ever you prefer, I use different types but in my bag I carry a lil one)

Cutting Chisel

Clamp Pliers (locking type)

Fill Hose Pliers

External Snap Ring Pliers

Tape measure
and Level

Small Tubing Cutter

Sharpie

Linesman
and Vise Grip Pliers

Putty Knife
and Utility Knife

Socket Adaptor 1/4" Female x 1/2" Male

Pick set

Clamp Meter

Temp Gun

Flash Light

extendable mirror
and magnet

Allen Wrench Set
(standard)

Voltage Stick/ Detector



















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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

I have one of those 60 pounders also. The strap actually leaves red marks on my shoulder. I'm trying to take stuff out of it but I just can't do it. There must a word for this sickness...

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

I have one of those 60 pounders also. The strap actually leaves red marks on my shoulder. I'm trying to take stuff out of it but I just can't do it. There must a word for this sickness...


I know exactly what you mean...every time i pull something out and don't put it back I usually regret it.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:37 PM

There must a word for this sickness...

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Professional?
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#13 SANTA

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:44 PM

Don't get caught with your pants down

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:12 PM

I need to get myself a rolling tool cart for the work I do in these high rise condos. I hate lugging my tool bag and my invoice binder up to the penthouse suites. Sometimes when I get off the elevator I have to walk all the way down the other wing of the building.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

yeah, you definitely need a rolling box of some sort
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

I need to get myself a rolling tool cart for the work I do in these high rise condos.

maybe with some type of "spoke" wheels that can use a "real" lock, so that if the (empty) cart is left out in the main hallway / common area,
thieves would have to carry it away.
If not empty, then a good lock also on the drawers, etc ..
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:15 PM

My carry in Kit: Non Contact tester, DMM, Insulation & Loop testers.

Tools: Pliers, Cutters, Snipe nose, Bent snipe nose, Corbin pliers, Slip joint, Pump pliers, 8" Crescent wrench, Terminal Crimper / Strippers.

Set of Insulated drivers, Large driver, Neon Screwdriver, Set of Allen keys, Set of Torx keys, T10/15/20 Torx drivers, Stubby flat & number 2 Philips.

5-13mm Nutspinners plus handle, 8-19mm Short combi spanners, Stanley knife, Capacitor Discharger, Mini Maglite, Comm stick, 2 Short jumper leads, Small file.

Tape, Connectors, Fuses & Cable ties.

All the tools fit neatly into a 16" Nylon box, Weighs about 22Lb in the box & gets me through most things, All the heavy stuff stays in the 4x4 until I need them.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

Ahh, Grand Master also has a love of good tools,I see. I also have an identical toolbag but this has other Specialist tools in it, Analogue meters i've allways loved as that was what I was brought up with & allways have 1 in my kit & prefer my Analogue clamp meter to my digital. Unfortunately nowadays I have to use a Digital more & more for some of the stuff I repair so that's what ends up in my carry kit.
Like the Maytag tool roll, how do I get me 1 of those?
The van is cool, wish the inside of my 4x4 was that tidy, may start out like it on a Monday but by Friday it's a mess :D

Don't know what it's like in the US but over here many "Engineers" buy the cheapest of tools & meters. I can understand this maybe when you 1st start out on a limited budget, but not for a professional Engineer.

Edited by Sparky1, 19 February 2011 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:24 PM

I need to get myself a rolling tool cart for the work I do in these high rise condos. I hate lugging my tool bag and my invoice binder up to the penthouse suites. Sometimes when I get off the elevator I have to walk all the way down the other wing of the building.



head into a luggage store

i got a little fold up wire based trolley with elastic straps used for travelling

quite small and compact could fit it either behind or under the seat in the truck
and not real expensive

you then use it like those suitcases that the handle pulls out with the 2 wheels

very easy to cart your toolbox along when you need to

something similar to this sort of thing

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Edited by J5, 19 February 2011 - 06:26 PM.





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