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    Is that the one that had the high side unit down...

    Is that the one that had the high side unit down below that you could pull out and replace all at once?

    If you were closer I have a couple of jugs of 401 sitting around here.

    jim
  2. The biggest seller, due to warranty repairs,...

    The biggest seller, due to warranty repairs, started leak checking their most expensive unit at the factory. Why they weren't already I'll never know. Some units had a leak at every joint.

    They...
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    Should have been. I'd have said, Crap, I'm gonna...

    Should have been. I'd have said, Crap, I'm gonna need a bunch of parts.

    jim
  4. Thread: new in busness

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    Over 90% of my new customers are word of mouth....

    I have everything to conduct the business, I'm looking for tips on how to obtain new customers[/QUOTE]

    Over 90% of my new customers are word of mouth. So, what do you think I do to get new...
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    Which side of the coil is opening? jim

    Which side of the coil is opening?

    jim
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    Nor rhe attic around here but close enough. A 4"...

    Nor rhe attic around here but close enough. A 4" fart fan sized vent sitting about 2' away from the flue right on the roof line. The air is very hot when the sun is blazing on the shingles.

    If it...
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    What does the flame look and sound like? Gas...

    What does the flame look and sound like?

    Gas pressure was ok? What type of gas and was the unit heating when you checked?

    It's hard to fix something over the internet but more information is...
  8. Thread: Jobless Jack?

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    I went to another site for a while and this site...

    I went to another site for a while and this site is still trying to load something since my last post.

    jim
  9. Thread: Jobless Jack?

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    Haven't seen jobless jack but man waiting for the...

    Haven't seen jobless jack but man waiting for the ads to load is the slowest I have ever seen this sight.

    jim
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    Maybe your log in is bypassing it somehow....

    Maybe your log in is bypassing it somehow. Minutes to load any page for me. While I only visit a few forums, this is the only one acting like this.

    jim
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    http://www.mortex.us/ Those coils are sitting...

    http://www.mortex.us/

    Those coils are sitting on top of Coleman and Evcon electric furnaces all over the place around here.

    99% of them I see have a zip tie holding the fresh air duct closed...
  12. That's beautiful man. Brings a tear to my eye. ...

    That's beautiful man. Brings a tear to my eye.

    jim
  13. Thread: unit freezing

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    Is it freezing or frosting when you start it up?...

    Is it freezing or frosting when you start it up? Your not giving enough numbers.

    jim
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    A model number makes a huge difference. Drain...

    A model number makes a huge difference.

    Drain loop (a super pain to replace, I have done several.) is most common leak point followed by the evap. Don't price it low. These are very pricey units...
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    Two or three phase? If three phase maybe a phase...

    Two or three phase? If three phase maybe a phase loss.

    I've never worked on a Henny Penny but I've done several others. From what your saying at four months old I have to think it was a loose...
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    Are you sure the compressor is staying running? I...

    Are you sure the compressor is staying running? I put a lot of relays on them.

    A compressor not pumping does happen from time to time but the more common problems after the relay were condenser...
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    I used to convert a few of the old refrigerators...

    I used to convert a few of the old refrigerators from R12 when doing leak reapirs for people with more money then brains. I've never come across any units that I thought would be worth dragging home...
  18. Thread: Check Deposits

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    How far is too far? Get stamps for all the...

    How far is too far?

    Get stamps for all the techs from the bank. For deposit only Account # xxxx.

    I did the long distance management thing for another company before starting mine. Not an easy...
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    I'd do and have done the same. Jim

    I'd do and have done the same.

    Jim
  20. Back about ten years ago we had a problem with...

    Back about ten years ago we had a problem with them installing the cap tube right against the drier screen. You had to cut the end off the cap tube because it would burn so pulling it out a little...
  21. Don't try to pull the cap tube out of the drier....

    Don't try to pull the cap tube out of the drier. That would only make it worse if anything. If your doing refrigeration work, you should have a handful of those driers on hand all the time.

    I'm...
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    So your saying it stops working? I think that...

    So your saying it stops working?

    I think that is your problem.

    jim
  23. Did you change the drier and cut off some cap...

    Did you change the drier and cut off some cap tube? What pressure are you running at 5°?

    jim
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    I heard this story since before the A&E thing. ...

    I heard this story since before the A&E thing.

    Wonder who will come to the rescue this time.

    jim
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    Are you sure the condenser coils are clean? Maybe...

    Are you sure the condenser coils are clean? Maybe the air being blown back from the coils is holding the water to the front when it is running.

    What part of MO? We have a ton of humidity but not...
  26. If you could build an exhaust for the...

    If you could build an exhaust for the dehumidifier you might get there. But you would be doubling your air that has to be replaced. You also might just freeze the evap coil on the dehumidifier....
  27. Thread: small ref

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    Did you replace a compressor? If so, I hope you...

    Did you replace a compressor? If so, I hope you charged it with 46 grams or 1.6 ounces. There is a reason it is critical.

    Evaporator plate means a long pull down. The suction pressure is...
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    There are far too many variables. I have seen it...

    There are far too many variables. I have seen it be anywhere from 10-50% of the total charge.

    jim
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    What metering device? What readings did you have...

    What metering device? What readings did you have before to ask why it would change like this?

    From my comfy seat resting my back* and taking your word for clean coils and proper airflow with no...
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    There will be some kind of a trap or duck bill on...

    There will be some kind of a trap or duck bill on the drain but hard to tell without looking at it. Try looking up the model number online to find the part image.

    jim
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    I'm thinking there is nothing you can do to the...

    I'm thinking there is nothing you can do to the unit that will match blowing the attic full of insulation.

    jim
  32. If you don't fix the door and get them to keep it...

    If you don't fix the door and get them to keep it closed, you'll never win this one.

    jim
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    I put a bullet valve on a 18 or 21 cube fridge...

    I put a bullet valve on a 18 or 21 cube fridge back in 1999. Wards had been out on it and said it was unrepairable. I couldn't find a leak or other problem anywhere so we put it in the shop and...
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    If you find a need to tap a system it has a...

    If you find a need to tap a system it has a problem that will require a filter change once you repair it.

    If for some reason you screwed up, installed taps and find everything perfect, you...
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    +1 X 4 or 5 or whatever. I've done it a bunch...

    +1 X 4 or 5 or whatever.

    I've done it a bunch of times for both A/C and refrigeration. You have to do it right or you have a restriction or more likely a new mini evap.

    jim
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    wormy, I would have put a .45 hole in that one....

    wormy, I would have put a .45 hole in that one. Glad I'm in the country where my customer would have thanked me for saving their livestock, pets, children instead of calling the cops on me.

    What...
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    People come here for their HVAC problems the same...

    People come here for their HVAC problems the same as Saturn owners go to saturnfans.com for their Saturn problems.

    And much like HVAC, I need a lot more info to help with your problem. I've owned...
  38. Thread: Dry coil case

    by jim147
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    At 7° I'm thinking some antifreeze might be...

    At 7° I'm thinking some antifreeze might be needed.

    jim

    I know I shouldn't of but I've worked so may days or nights or hours, I forget, in a row. We do call ir crazy season for a reason.
  39. Thread: Dry coil case

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    I guess a frozen coil is a dry coil. jim

    I guess a frozen coil is a dry coil.

    jim
  40. Thread: WTF?

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    What did you learn from your mistake? What did...

    What did you learn from your mistake?

    What did you learn from the replies to your thread?



    You posted this here to help others but I hope you learned also.

    jim
  41. Thread: Hope you help

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    If you don't want to learn, I hope you don't...

    If you don't want to learn, I hope you don't teach. After reading a few posts, you seem to be a troll. :troll2:

    As a retired lead tech and service manager and now an owner, I loved getting techs...
  42. Thread: Hope you help

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    We are talking about a PTC start relay used on...

    We are talking about a PTC start relay used on many resi fridges. The disc comes apart and when you shake it it sounds like hundreds of pieces inside and little black flakes might fall out.
    ...
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    Yoder loop? Condenser dirty or fan not running....

    Yoder loop? Condenser dirty or fan not running. If that' the case the freezer isn't as cold as you think it is.

    jim
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    I've done a bunch of tractors and heavy...

    I've done a bunch of tractors and heavy equipment. Once the hoses and seals have been soaked in mineral oil for 10-20 years they don't seem to have a problem with R-134A.

    jim
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    The fill valves run for a very long time. They...

    The fill valves run for a very long time. They get a little on the hot side and any small crud that gets past the screen can get caught up in it and not let it open and close properly.

    You...
  46. Thread: Hope you help

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    You got a pepper shaker start relay. And soon...

    You got a pepper shaker start relay. And soon everything will be warm.

    jim
  47. I did warranty service for them eight years ago...

    I did warranty service for them eight years ago and don't remember anything having more then a five year. But my memory is slipping a bit.

    jim
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    Yep, need to figure out why it's not getting...

    Yep, need to figure out why it's not getting enough water.

    Hope you like a high water bill once you get it working.

    Then you'll have to find the kit to keep the evap thermostat hooked to the...
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    I had the opposite a couple of weeks ago so I...

    I had the opposite a couple of weeks ago so I would say it is possible.

    Trying to study a complaint before you go out is a good thing. But don't show up with a preconceived failure before you...
  50. What temp does it pull down to when it's not 90?...

    What temp does it pull down to when it's not 90?

    Just because you are cooling doesn't mean it is cooling properly. I've replaced many a frash food evaporator on those things.

    jim
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