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Logic Probe Vs. Multimeter – what are the differences?

Logic probes and Multimeters are both essential instruments for technicians. These are measuring devices used to measure specific quantities that ...
Impact Driver vs Impact Wrench vs Hammer Drill

Impact Driver vs Impact Wrench vs Hammer Drill

No matter the job, impact tools are a must in any technician's van or weekend warrior's toolbox. Unlike standard power ...
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Everything You Need To About How To Read Refrigerant Gauges And Manifolds

As a technician, you constantly handle different heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and appliances. One tool that you ...
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Service Calls Podcast: Bringing Kitchens Back Online

With the Restaurant Revitalization Fund in full swing, more restaurants are coming back online following pandemic-related shutdowns. Elmer Schultz Services ...
Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician

Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician

These Are The Top Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician ...
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PartsCast: Protecting Your Business with Air Purifiers

Welcome to the May 2021 episode of the PartsCast podcast. PartsCast is a rotating menu featuring the foodservice industry’s thought ...
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The 4 Best HVAC Smart Probes on the Market

The switch to digital probes has gained more steam in recent years throughout the HVAC/R trade. With more and more ...
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What is Freon and What are the Signs of a Freon Leak in Your Equipment?

What happens when a Freon leaks in a refrigerator or freezer? Is Freon leakage dangerous for health? How do you ...
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Gasket Vs. O-Ring – what are the differences?

As a technician, you’re going to find leaking gases or liquids…it’s part of the job, right? To fix a leak, ...
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7 Tips to Keep Food Truck Kitchens at Peak Performance

Food trucks are not only trendy, they’re often among the best dining options in town. But, because they are mobile, ...
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6 Ways to Turn Dissatisfied Customers into Your Strongest Advocates

Having a few dissatisfied clients are a fact of life, even for the very best companies and technicians. What matters ...
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testo 557s – 4-Way Smart digital manifold with Bluetooth – techtown user review

Note: this review of the new testo 557s was written by a techtown member as part of our community tool ...
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How to Safely Use and Read a Multimeter

For electricians and technicians, a multimeter is a must-have device since most electrical equipment can't be fixed without one. Whether ...
Field Service Technician Tool Kit 8 Tools You Definitely Need

Field Service Technician Tool Kit: 8 Tools You Definitely Need

Whether it's in commercial foodservice or HVAC, having the right tools for the job is a must. If you're looking ...
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Troubleshooting a Commercial Microwave Oven That is Not Heating Properly

Commercial Microwave ovens are essential equipment in restaurants and cafes for quick and large-scale baking and cooking. So, they must ...
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Explained: What is HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) Refrigerant?

Note for our technician members: This article "what is hfc refrigerant" covers all types of refrigerants, including some that are ...
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Clamp Meter vs Multimeter – what are the differences?

Engineers and electricians use two meters to measure current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, etc. One is a clamp meter, a current ...
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What is R-410A Refrigerant (Puron Refrigerant)?

The importance of refrigerant in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and freezing can’t be stressed enough. Without a refrigerant, an HVAC system, for ...
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What is a Circuit Breaker and What Causes Breakers to Go Bad?

An electrical circuit breaker allows circuits to be protected in the event of an overload or short circuit. There are ...
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5 Best Heavy Duty Wire Cutters for a Technician’s Toolbox

Whether it's for repairing food equipment, HVAC systems or electrical work, wire cutters are a must for many applications. Technicians ...
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