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Circuit breakers

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 ...
Best Heavy Duty Wire Cutters

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 ...
Restaurant freezer

What to Do When Your Freezer Trips the Circuit Breaker… and You Don’t Know Why

When a freezer trips the circuit breaker intermittently, often there’s no obvious solution. Fixing the problem is a matter of ...
Clamp meter measurement

What is a Clamp Meter and How is It Used to Test Current in a Circuit?

The clamp meter, which is also known by its lesser-used name, the Tong Tester, is an instrument used to measure ...
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What is the Best Refrigerant Leak Detector?

Typically, an HVAC system has intricate parts (including the refrigerant), and a leak can happen at any time. Detecting a ...
USB Flash Drive

Finding, Formatting, and Preparing Flash Drives for Equipment Updates

More and more commercial kitchen appliances are now controlled entirely by software, and a large number of appliances in the ...
Kitchen Equipment Startup Checklist for Technicians and Facility Managers

Kitchen Equipment Startup Checklist for Techs & Facility Managers

Whether it's due to an emergency or seasonality, some commercial kitchens shut down for an extended period. When select equipment ...
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Milwaukee Standard 15 pc and Metric 15pc Wrench Sets

Note: this review of the Milwaukee Standard 15 pc and Metric 15pc Wrench Sets is member-submitted as part of the ...
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New Digital Tools for Service Technicians

For those service technicians who prefer the latest and greatest digital tools, there is no shortage of pretty high-tech stuff ...
veto MB3

New Veto Pro Pac MB3 Designed For Your Digital Manifold

Popular tool bag brand Veto Pro Pac has just announced the MB3 - a bag specifically designed to hold the ...
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Helpful Reference Guides For Field Service Technicians

Even though mobile apps are more popular than ever, there is always going to be a place for printed reference ...
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These are the Top 10 Apps for Service Technicians in the Field

There is no denying that mobile apps for service technicians have changed the way work is performed in the field ...
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These Four Tool Trackers Can Help Locate Your Lost Gear

The average service technician van probably has well over $10,000 in tools. Heading to a specialty job and you may ...
Service Calls Sponsored Content Tech Town

New Service Calls Podcast: Leading Women in the Equipment Service Industry

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the newest Service Calls podcast takes the opportunity to speak with three female leaders who ...
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Member Review: Testo 557S 4-Way Digital Manifold

Note: this review of the new testo 557s was written by a techtown member as part of our community tool ...
Multimeter Ohmmeter vs. Multimeter vs. Voltmeter vs. Ammeter

Ohmmeter vs. Multimeter vs. Voltmeter vs. Ammeter: What’s the Difference?

Whether it's troubleshooting or repairs, there are multiple types of electrical meters that measure different units of electricity. You might ...
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These are the Must-Have Coil Cleaning Tools

If there is one part of the job that is often overlooked by customers, it's preventative maintenance on HVACR equipment ...
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Enter to Win One of Three Veto Pro Pac Tool Backpacks!

In a recent article, we covered some of the most popular field service technician bags on the market. Of those ...
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Take Your Wireless Measurements to the Next Level with measureQuick

In another great tie-in to our recent article on the latest digital manifolds from testo, we're covering a tool many ...
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Three new Bluetooth digital manifolds from testo

Testo has long been a popular brand in the HVACR industry - with a pretty extensive range of measurement tools ...
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