View Full Version : TRANE SWUDs.....REWIRE
08-30-2003, 06:05 PM
this is the pride that was taken in a fast track job that i handled back in 1996 at E51st and PARK AVE in MANHATTAN.the job was a show place for the manufacturer and the installing contractors as being the first full blow tracer controlled building with self contained units/vav application w/vfds.going along with the start-ups of 85 units ranging from 25 ton to 80 ton with chasing power/electricians down and fitters/water as usual,things were moving along with the floors being rented and occupied as the spring came and went.then word goes around the site that the first union electrical company is being thrown off the job as of this friday,with another big time union electrical company starting monday...great right!.i come in monday and find 20 units cut up on any and all points with easy access into the units,now crunch time kicks in to get all the prime movers involved,factory,owners,contractors,insurance groups and what direction to take on the repair and continue the start-ups.i call for a nother lead tech and give him the choice the start-up to continue or run the rewiring and testing on the damaged units,i get the rewiring(1 foreman and 4 teams of 2 electricians each per floor) and he gets the units to continue for the owners.20 years in the field and 10 with trane and being organized and keeping good notes and testing each unit 100% to cover the warrenty.it max'd me out but to the "young guys" coming up when your given responsibility you never know what you can/will do...and the main office/service manager didn't come near me for the time i was rewiring,my tickets and what i wrote on them gave them 100% confidence in what was being done...final total damage(time/materials) with full warrenty coverage accepted $475.000.PRIDE in what you do for a living will make the jobs go easier and we actually had fun on the job as it went along,it was so overwhelming you had to laugh.did you ever see an union electrician put a stak-on connector to a #14 wire with a "BULLNOSE/LINEMAN" pliers,it is an education in itself!
[Edited by maxster on 08-31-2003 at 11:49 AM]
08-30-2003, 06:12 PM
That is so cool.
Did I see Spider man swinging in the background?
09-01-2003, 08:47 PM
The bigtime. Great. I worked on a few "big" jobs.
Newark Airport, Newark Hospital Science and Dentistry.
But nothing in Manhattan, the bigtime.
09-01-2003, 09:44 PM
the airports are great!aren't port authority NY/NJ people the nicest,kindest,warm and fuzzy group you would ever want to be associated with?the city is no big deal it still just one unit on one floor one building,i did Newport Office Center buildings(next to the holland tunnel)when i was with McQuay/2001.2-70 ton self contained per floor abb/vfd/4-copeland scrolls per unit i was in NOC #4 with 5,6,7, going up 20 stories each.new start-up are great once your into them the sales guys won't let you go and like yourself with multiple units you really learn them when crunch time kicks in.new start-ups fall into place when you have the 5 gallon pail with all your toys in it to fix each unit 2 weeks into the job...this end is the best part of working for a manufacturer and the working along with the installing contractors.i had 5 years on those units prior to that job and all the notes taken in those years gave me a jump start when it went south.any tech on this site with a take charge attitude and the skills to back it up could of did that job...the politics was beyoud any job since that i have done.
hey Maxster,help a brother out willya? I got pic's to post, but they all come out way too big. How do you make your pic's so small? I've got a digi camcorder that can take pic's (Canon).Please don't make me read the instruction manual.
[Edited by sonc on 09-07-2003 at 06:04 AM]
09-07-2003, 09:04 AM
these were scanned,i stacked them and scanned then resized and then went to wizard.the trick is to keep the image in the 640 x 480 size range(crop all the white then resize)prior to going to image wizard just keep doing it and you will pick it up just like in doing repairs? always keep the ratio on the width and lenght thru the whole deal...you can do a lot in image wiz on sizing and things i always have to go back out and reload the pix because i pull it/size it and it looses its quality
10-08-2003, 01:35 PM
clean control work. I once did a clean room for a computer manifac. that moved. they demoed all the stuff them selves. they cut every wire in are handler starters and broke all the controlls. they didn't make them any more and were to cheap to get new ones so i had to redo every bit of it.500 miles control wire later they learned there lesson and discoverd that labor cost more than equip. Ha ha.
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