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    It was never 12...at least with this compressor. ...

    It was never 12...at least with this compressor. It has POE oil, which doesn't like 12. True, I didn't know what was in it before, but I was thinking it was maybe Hot Shot or something like that. ...
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    Let's see if I can answer all the questions in...

    Let's see if I can answer all the questions in one post. :)

    As Phase Loss asked, yes, I have a VERY short lineset. It's at best 5'.

    Evaporator is so old that there is no data plate on it...
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    Ok...I'll keep that in mind. Do you have any...

    Ok...I'll keep that in mind. Do you have any idea what my problem might be?
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    My Mystery Walk-In cooler

    Weird stuff here, and I'd appreciate any info you can give.

    Walk in cooler at a bar is running warm. Go and check and found superheat at 30 degrees, and not responding to adjusting the TXV. I...
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    I tend to agree. I guess I'll find out once I...

    I tend to agree. I guess I'll find out once I get another new relay and try it in my garage. If it works fine there, and goes out once I bring it to the store, I guess that'll eliminate anything to...
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    Let's see if I can answer all the questions in...

    Let's see if I can answer all the questions in one post. :D

    The running pressures of the system are right at what you would expect out of a cap tube 134a system, and are within 2psig of...
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    Hussmann Deli Case Problem

    I already posted this in the technical forum, but I figure maybe the refrigeration forum might be a better place.

    Ok, so this might be a long story, but I want to give you all the details. I have...
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    Nope, nope, nope!

    Nope, nope, nope!
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    I forgot to subscribe to the thread.

    I forgot to subscribe to the thread.
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    Well, I'm considering a move down there. What's...

    Well, I'm considering a move down there. What's the job market like? I do mostly refrigeration and light commercial, some residential. What should I expect in the fight for a job and pay?
    ...
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    Nope...didn't check the charge. Their guys don't...

    Nope...didn't check the charge. Their guys don't touch that side of things. They're too scared, so they call us. :D It's been working perfectly since I cleaned it. Also, it's not clear in the...
  12. Sorry for my ignornance, but what in the sam hell...

    Sorry for my ignornance, but what in the sam hell is a widget? It must be a vernacular thing that isn't in my area.
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    Nope. I wouldn't do it. Not if you want your...

    Nope. I wouldn't do it. Not if you want your equipment to last.
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    Red Robin for sit-down. Chipotle or Qdoba for...

    Red Robin for sit-down. Chipotle or Qdoba for "get-n-go."
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    Yup, I agree...worthless. I'll use this as...

    Yup, I agree...worthless.

    I'll use this as an example:

    #2 says not to sign the back of your credit cards. If you read the card, it says that it's not valid unless signed. Some places, even...
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    I just read up on it at...

    I just read up on it at http://www.honeywellcannon.com/Specs/ExpressStat.asp . It was the first I've heard of it. I wouldn't put it in my house, as I don't want the utility company to have the...
  17. Thread: HELP

    by dorrmann
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    I'd definately check your yellow pages and find a...

    I'd definately check your yellow pages and find a good refrigeration tech before you lose your product (if it isn't lost already).
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    Pigeons

    Pigeons
  19. Thread: Access...

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    Re: Gas Pipe????

    Yup, that's flex. It's not used as a drip leg. They are not required out here. I've opened up drip legs from the early 1900's, and nothing at all was in them.

    Is that how I would have done...
  20. Thread: Access...

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    Yup...homeowner installed the table after the...

    Yup...homeowner installed the table after the furnace was inspected. It's attached to the wall on the far side. I told them that if they ever need work on the blower, expect to find that leg...
  21. Thread: Access...

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    Great place for a table. I'd hate to have to...

    Great place for a table. I'd hate to have to change the blower on this unit. I already had to do the board, and with that leg there, it wasn't fun. :(
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    They wondered why this unit wouldn't cool. It...

    They wondered why this unit wouldn't cool. It didn't help that it was in the direct afternoon sunlight.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/dorrmann/HVAC/cid_Picture45.jpg
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    These were under an ice machine condensing unit I...

    These were under an ice machine condensing unit I was working on. Kinda cute...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/dorrmann/HVAC/cid_Picture43.jpg
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    Nuff said... ...

    Nuff said...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/dorrmann/HVAC/cid_Picture31.jpg
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    They did this to prevent neighborhood teens from...

    They did this to prevent neighborhood teens from stealing refrigerant. I sold them some locking schrader caps. :D They did a damn good job though. It took me 20 minutes to get in, and I had the...
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    This is for the humidifier. I didn't take a...

    This is for the humidifier. I didn't take a picture of it, but the humidistat is also downstream from the bypass duct. This is what you get when you hire greenies to do simple installs such as...
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    If you believe that in your first job in the...

    If you believe that in your first job in the field (schooling nor not) that you will be making the company $1000-$2500 per day, then I think you're fooling yourself. If you are riding by yourself,...
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    Yeah, I know. And he didn't like the fact that I...

    Yeah, I know. And he didn't like the fact that I smoked outside, in the BACK of the building. The funny part is that this was a bid job, so no matter how long it took, the price wasn't going up.
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    Let's say you've got a reach-in cooler in a...

    Let's say you've got a reach-in cooler in a commercial kitchen that needs a compressor replaced. Do you do the repair where the cooler is, or do you take it outside if at all possible? Considering...
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    True is absolute junk also. I've never changed...

    True is absolute junk also. I've never changed so many cold controls and leaky evaps with any other brand!
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    To dump the water, just pull the cap off the...

    To dump the water, just pull the cap off the drain located on the evaporator side of the trough. Good luck, and let us know what happens.
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    I could be wrong, but I believe that on that...

    I could be wrong, but I believe that on that model, there is no sensor for harvest. It is initiated via water level (via air pressure in the line that goes to the board) in the sump. If it is...
  33. Thread: Black Friday

    by dorrmann
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    I got you all beat in the "I'm crazy" department!...

    I got you all beat in the "I'm crazy" department!

    We got to Best Buy at 7:30pm on Thanksgiving. We had heaters, sleeping bags, coolers, everything to camp out. Even getting there 9 1/2 hours...
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    How'd you get it apart. I messed around with it...

    How'd you get it apart. I messed around with it for a few minutes, and couldn't figure it out.
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    I went to the Body Worlds exhibit while on...

    I went to the Body Worlds exhibit while on vacation to Chicago this past summer. Definately worth the money. bigbaldito is right...the horse and rider one was awesome. So was the guy holding all...
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    I bought that one at our local Trane dealership. ...

    I bought that one at our local Trane dealership. If you hold the light in your mouth like I do, the switch doesn't last long. The bulbs are still going strong for me though.
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    I fully agree with condenseddave. I can't say...

    I fully agree with condenseddave. I can't say anything else that he hasn't said already.
  38. Thread: Darth Tater

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    There's also a Spud Trooper as can be seen at the...

    There's also a Spud Trooper as can be seen at the link below. Scroll down the page for Darth Tater.

    http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS02347
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    That's not this site. That's the one ran by...

    That's not this site. That's the one ran by HiltonTech and frameHVAC. Interesting site to say the least.
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    I have to agree with the not-believing a sight...

    I have to agree with the not-believing a sight glass for moisture theory. I haven't seen a flooded system with a green indicator, but I have seen a system holding 490 microns with a black indicator.
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    Can you put one on? Sure. Will it do you any...

    Can you put one on? Sure.

    Will it do you any good whatsoever? Nope.
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    I have to agree. Go BRONCOS!

    I have to agree. Go BRONCOS!
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    I think he's talking about making the condenser...

    I think he's talking about making the condenser water cooled as opposed to air cooled as seen in a lot of refrigeration applications.

    I guess you could do that with some experimentation. You...
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    mas6700, I agree with you that they will probably...

    mas6700, I agree with you that they will probably charge you a lot in labor. Just as docholiday said, it will take the better part of a day to complete it properly. You'll get 7-8 hours worth of...
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    It's got a stat and a low pressure cut out...

    It's got a stat and a low pressure cut out switch, both being used for temp control? I've never seen this before. I would use one or the other unless the low pressure switch is used as a method of...
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    Just a word of advice here...be sure to check the...

    Just a word of advice here...be sure to check the Goodman warranty on their website. It clearly states that there is NO WARRANTY on any products purchased over the internet.
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    Here in Colorado, I always recommend a 90%+...

    Here in Colorado, I always recommend a 90%+ furnace. You'll save TONS on your gas bills. It will definately pay off. Where in Colorado are you?
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    I agree with the bald one. Water from the inside...

    I agree with the bald one. Water from the inside out is all you need. Don't burn it off. I've never met a coil (even a spine-fin) that I've had to burn the cottonwood seed off of.
  49. On a lot of the freezers, the defrost timer cuts...

    On a lot of the freezers, the defrost timer cuts power to the solenoid, and passes power to the heaters. The LP switch cuts out a contactor once the system is pumped down. The contactor would have...
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    I agree about the codes on proximity to the gas...

    I agree about the codes on proximity to the gas meter. They don't like it out here because the contactor can cause a slight spark. On a side note, that has to be the weirdest gas meter I've ever...
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