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    Had a contractor install a compressor for me...

    Had a contractor install a compressor for me while I did some maintenance work. I come around the corner and find him standing there with these capacitors trying to figure out where they went. Had to...
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    Auxilliary contact on compressor contacter gave...

    Auxilliary contact on compressor contacter gave me fits on a DataAire...HeadPressure problem solved with contact replacement.
  3. Thread: 240 help

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    Installed a cooler one time and hooked the lights...

    Installed a cooler one time and hooked the lights up to the high leg. Burned nice and bright for a second or two.
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    WATER PUMP NEEDED

    I have a 100 gallon water tank on my truck to wash coils at remote sites. The transfer pumps I have used for a couple of years with built in pressure/ low water cut off are not performing at the 40...
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    I do not work in the rain. I got lit up pretty...

    I do not work in the rain. I got lit up pretty good by a shorted drain heat tape. Last rainy roof I was on 20 yrs ago. Maybe if I had someone with me to perform CPR.
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    Thanks luv2cruise. I am assuming it is an...

    Thanks luv2cruise.
    I am assuming it is an antinque?
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    SELF CLEANING FILTER

    I remember 30 yrs ago working on a Air Handler with a filtration device that was like chain mail ran through the return air duct that ran on gears top to bottom in a continuous loop that got drenched...
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    Oh yes !! I forgot to mention that I have a...

    Oh yes !! I forgot to mention that I have a hundred gallon water tank on my truck for sites without water. All coils cleaned with foam and water quarterly.
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    Different scenario here. My boss alloted me time...

    Different scenario here. My boss alloted me time to split coils on several units that techs before me said they had to split. I get to the jobsite and pull the lids and find that the coils could not...
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    Well the inspector must have been cold and said...

    Well the inspector must have been cold and said to go ahead and use green for a hot wire. If they would have put a ring of Black Tape on the green would that have helped make it legal?? HaHa
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    3 phase, 2 phase, 1 phase...look real close.

    3 phase, 2 phase, 1 phase...look real close.
  12. Thread: SIGHT GLASS

    by kaptnkirk
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    Reminds me of draining the oil out of the oil...

    Reminds me of draining the oil out of the oil seperators on a Ammonia Refrigeration plant. Crack the valve and watch the ammonia saturated oil come out at 35 psig and waiting for the moment when all...
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    Electricity does not care what color the wire...

    Electricity does not care what color the wire is.:gah:
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    Dont most Industrial Refrigeration Plants have...

    Dont most Industrial Refrigeration Plants have underpaid maintainers/Refrigeration Techs that only use service companies when the crappo hits the fan or for installation jobs. Dont most Industrial...
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    I am required to do a Meg/Ohm test of the...

    I am required to do a Meg/Ohm test of the compressors on my annual inspections. Customer requirement. 2 Ton to 20 Ton. I usually do it at the contactor???
  16. Thread: SIGHT GLASS

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    I have always been puzzled a little. I had a boss...

    I have always been puzzled a little. I had a boss in Texas 30 yrs ago ask me what was taking me so long changing a TXV on a coffin case in a grocery store. Condensing units on the roof. I said I was...
  17. Thread: SIGHT GLASS

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    Could a guy get away with cleaning glass,...

    Could a guy get away with cleaning glass, changing oil, and just purging air from compressor? Or is a complete evacuation called for?
  18. Thread: SIGHT GLASS

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    SIGHT GLASS

    I have several Carlyle O6D compressors and the oil level sight glasses have become clouded over and checking the level seems impossible. Is this a sign of a previous burnout? Running for extended...
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    I went around trying to find a replacement as the...

    I went around trying to find a replacement as the motor from Trane was 2 days out from the factory. Cant remember the frame size but nobody had a 1.5 hp except Trane 1.15 sf. I could have gotten a 2...
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    On the liebert I used exact replacement blades....

    On the liebert I used exact replacement blades. The Trane air handler I put new motor and pulley on it and had to slow the blower way down to lower the amp draw. Old blower motor ran since 1997 with...
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    We do Thermal Imaging also. They gave me the...

    We do Thermal Imaging also. They gave me the camera to do all the disconnects and contactors on the outdoor units and I couldnt focus due to the lighting..Thank god
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    Thanks Coolinman..They did just have a voltage...

    Thanks Coolinman..They did just have a voltage problem on two new 20 tons. Electrician wired up 208 volt units to this sweet 480 volts here and fried the transformers and????..Haha They are still...
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    I left my last job that paid minimum wage for...

    I left my last job that paid minimum wage for travel time and riders didnt get paid, just the driver. They tried to get me to stay by paying me half my scale for travel. Also the first hour out from...
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    We put a smaller than factory supplied pulley on...

    We put a smaller than factory supplied pulley on motor to drop amperage. No freeze-ups as of yet. Didnt get a report on actual CFMs.
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    I hate to name them but the condensor issue was a...

    I hate to name them but the condensor issue was a liebert that would run ok until it hit 90 degree's outside then off on internals every 2-3 hrs. This Trane blower motor opens internals after 2-3...
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    MOTOR PROBLEMS

    I have been experiencing fresh out of the box motor problems. I went through 3 condensor fan motors to get a good one 3 weeks ago and now I am having the same problem with a blower motor at the same...
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    New motor installed and working fine. Old motor...

    New motor installed and working fine. Old motor resistance to ground, 200Kohm. Thanks for your support.
  28. Thread: CRAC Mfg?

    by kaptnkirk
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    No problems with the DataAire here. Liebert is...

    No problems with the DataAire here. Liebert is cool.
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    I had my $450 dollar Fluke laying there taking...

    I had my $450 dollar Fluke laying there taking temperature readings and I was using the U shaped Volt/Amp/Ohm meter for my other reading's. My coworker is changing out the motor today. I will have...
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    I am glad my coworker was with me to witness...

    I am glad my coworker was with me to witness this. Funny how the fan motor speed decreases when the contacter pulls in and supplies the normal 460v to the motor. I did not pull the grounds loose at...
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    Yes the 3rd leg is hot all the time thus feeding...

    Yes the 3rd leg is hot all the time thus feeding voltage through the winding and to the one leg of the motor on the load side of the contactor. Trane
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    17 volts with contactor not pulled in. 483 pulled...

    17 volts with contactor not pulled in. 483 pulled in.
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    Not showing any ground. It did zap me while...

    Not showing any ground. It did zap me while playing on/off while raising and lowering the lid. No wires touching.
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    Condenser Fan Running All The Time

    A little 3 ton unit. 460 volt. The condenser fan is running all the time and the contactor is not pulled in, I pick the fan shroud up and fan goes off. The compressor is 3 phase and has a double pole...
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    Quest Question

    I handle multiple site's where Quest control's is starting to monitor,run,and alarm the site's. I was told that to get the AC unit's at 100% capacity just to jumper out the RTU controller's...
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    I had to take a lie detector test to work for a...

    I had to take a lie detector test to work for a company in San Antonio, Texas to pipe fit ammonia systems. I had previously took a lie detector test for a murder case which I passed with flying...
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    You have to breathe a lot of galvanized to get...

    You have to breathe a lot of galvanized to get sick. Used to get it all the time. (galvanized sickness) Milk is supposed to take the headache away
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    I like my Fluke 80PK for superheat and subcooling...

    I like my Fluke 80PK for superheat and subcooling checks.
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    If the inspector dosen't see purple in North...

    If the inspector dosen't see purple in North Carolina....FAIL
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    I pulled up to a Chinese Restaraunt to work on a...

    I pulled up to a Chinese Restaraunt to work on a Ice Machine and a worker was hosing down the building. I have to leave to get parts and return 2 hrs later. Same worker standing in the same spot...
  41. pecmsg...Can you be more specific on the P-70???

    pecmsg...Can you be more specific on the P-70???
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    Interesting stuff. I have worked on two heat...

    Interesting stuff. I have worked on two heat pumps in my 30 yrs of service. A 30 ton Lennox with heat banks out the ying yang and my parents. Staying strictly heavy commercial and industrial has...
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    Geeze...Some people on here might not know they...

    Geeze...Some people on here might not know they inadvertently hit the CapsLk and don't know how to turn it OFF.
  44. This has happened twice to me in the last 6...

    This has happened twice to me in the last 6 months on a Liebert. Running fine at the moment and not throwing parts at it.
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    GURU

    No Venturi effect here. A pinhole in a garden hose is a good example. Unless the system is in a vacumn no air will enter the system.
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    My personel beleif is anything introduced into a...

    My personel beleif is anything introduced into a refrigerant system is a contaminant.
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