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    thanks for the advice

    thanks for the advice
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    Thanks for the advice.I know you mean well,but my...

    Thanks for the advice.I know you mean well,but my boss is very old and very cool.He has no problems with new ideas.He even indicates his willingness for me to bring some new ideas to the table.I know...
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    My boss has me cleaning evap coils in freezers...

    My boss has me cleaning evap coils in freezers with only a brush.His concern is the food not getting dirty or hit with chemicals.Anyone know of a spray on chemical that could be used and does not...
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    When you say you checked compressor valves,did...

    When you say you checked compressor valves,did you mean the service valves?Checked for leaks once with my gauges on to no avail and then took gauges off and checked the service valve and found it.
  5. need more info.Might actually be not bad if...

    need more info.Might actually be not bad if system is old and outside coil is dirty/fins damaged,very hot day.high load inside w/high humidity,undersized ducts.I'm new to this field, but I'm happy to...
  6. I'm not sure this guy would have pulled a vacuum...

    I'm not sure this guy would have pulled a vacuum just to seal the line while not hooking it to a unit, but I'll check.Thanks for that info though.so you close the pumps valve & t hen turn pump...
  7. Thanks.Very obvious now.

    Thanks.Very obvious now.
  8. New liquid line connected to new a-coil in new...

    New liquid line connected to new a-coil in new air=handler.Line never even connected to new condensing unit.A co-worker installed the new inside unit and liquid line 1 week ago and sealed it/charged...
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    I wasn't the original poster of this thread.Just...

    I wasn't the original poster of this thread.Just happened to have an exact situation on the same day.
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    thanks irascible!I've been learning a lot from...

    thanks irascible!I've been learning a lot from you guys.I don't post very much 'cause there's not much advice I can give anyone here, but I do get on every night and read and learn.I do post when I...
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    SHOPHOUND & IRRACIBLE

    I'm a newbie and just read both your obviously educated & seasoned replies to this thread 'cause I had the exact complaint today on one of our recent install's of a condencsing unit.This cust said he...
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    I know the above post can be picked apart,but if...

    I know the above post can be picked apart,but if I covered every aspect needed to keep it from being picked apart by professionals it would have been a book.It was just a brief overview of my normal...
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    jultzya

    Here's how I've been checking and charging.I hook up gauges and check high side's saturation temp off of gauge.If it's not 20 to 30 degrees above ambient I get the refrigerent and start charging.Then...
  14. thanks.

    thanks.
  15. When charging a unit and I know I am close...

    When charging a unit and I know I am close -within a few ounces of refrigerent-to it being properly charged,how do I calculate the liquid refrigerent that I bleed from my high side hose to my low...
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    What a great post.I'm new to the field and I'm...

    What a great post.I'm new to the field and I'm always so worried about overcharging a unit.I did'nt believe a thing like what you describe is even possible.I can't wait to see some of the replies to...
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    I recently replaced an oriface that was...

    I recently replaced an oriface that was oversized.After replacement I had readings like 240 over 40.I pumped the unit down again,took out the oriface and blew nitrogen through the lines.Put the same...
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    thanks for the responses.I did reduce fan speed...

    thanks for the responses.I did reduce fan speed and it solved it.
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    electric furnace and trap was primed.Soon as you...

    electric furnace and trap was primed.Soon as you put blower door on you can just see the water get sucked out like moses parting the water.
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    I'm still new and don't have all the info you...

    I'm still new and don't have all the info you probably will demand,nevertheless,my question is why is the blower sucking condensate from pan and not letting it get to drain.Cust had new furnace...
  21. just replaced condensing unit with suction line...

    just replaced condensing unit with suction line filter.At service valves head pressure 180,suction pressure 90.Air-flow in evap coil fine in and out.In 78 out 74,outside ambient 85.Humidity...
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    Hey lusker.My first thought was you were a...

    Hey lusker.My first thought was you were a ****.But then I let it go as not a clear indication of your character.But your last post gave a good picture of it and thanks for your last post.I no longer...
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    My meter is a fluke 16 multimeter.Is this good...

    My meter is a fluke 16 multimeter.Is this good enough, and if so, what setting should it be set to.I just turn it to ohms and do the darn thing.
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    yes the cust paid the bill.But it comes off the...

    yes the cust paid the bill.But it comes off the price of replacement.
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    yes the oil was black and stinky, and how the...

    yes the oil was black and stinky, and how the heck is a little cover going to do to stop an explosion like that.I was not messing with wires when it blew but I was watching the gages right at start...
  26. Care to enlighten me Mr. Bill Pro? I would...

    Care to enlighten me Mr. Bill Pro? I would appreciate it. Why is it "you bet it does".
  27. Clean & check call today.70% humidity,84 degree...

    Clean & check call today.70% humidity,84 degree ambient.Delta-t(temp-split)only 10 degrees, but superheat running at 20.I know I can accept the 10 degree temp-split,but can I accept a 20 degree...
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    Called to a "low-on-freon-call" today.Everything...

    Called to a "low-on-freon-call" today.Everything running except compressor.Shell cool to touch,but discharge burnt the heck out of me.External thermal limit safety switch stuck open.Gages showed 150...
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    Feeling a lot better about it now that I have...

    Feeling a lot better about it now that I have read all your responses.Thanks again.Am going out today and lookin for another job.Just got an advertisment from last job.Apparently I was performing a...
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    Hey lmtd.You say you can charge a system...

    Hey lmtd.You say you can charge a system accurately on a 40 degree day.Not using charge by weight method,how would you do that?I'm a Vatterott student and I would very much like to see you put your...
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    Thanks 80.

    Thanks 80.
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    Just got laid off.Boss complained I wasn't goin...

    Just got laid off.Boss complained I wasn't goin fast enough and that my knees should not be dirty at the end of day and that the van I was given to drive in 2 days ago wasn't clean or organized on...
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    lol lol lol.That's what I thought.And it ticks me...

    lol lol lol.That's what I thought.And it ticks me off that I have to go do them in temps that makes it impossible to do.But everyone at work acts like I'm really doin something.And it ticks me off to...
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    This site is great for me as a newbie to hvac,...

    This site is great for me as a newbie to hvac, but I'm in the field now and some of the advice from professional members here just does not seem to "jibe"withhat I've been seeing on the job. I just...
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    Maybe I wasn't clear enough.These gauges are...

    Maybe I wasn't clear enough.These gauges are designed for use of both refrigerents.My question was did they have to be cleaned out when switching from one refrigerent to the other.
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    A tech I know uses a new set of gauges that can...

    A tech I know uses a new set of gauges that can be used for 410 and r22.My question is can you use them from unit to unit without cleaning them out.I was wondering if oil residue from the different...
  37. thanks beenthere

    Will let you know how it goes.I'm very excited.Got the exact type job I wanted.I'm being trained as a service tech straight out of trade school.I have good analytical skills that I know will serve me...
  38. to jrbenny

    I do understand your position, but I don't think you understand mine.I live paycheck to paycheck.I piss my trainer off and he gets me fired.While I look for another job-with no experience & fresh out...
  39. Thanks again for all the sage advice. I'll be...

    Thanks again for all the sage advice. I'll be ok.I've found that being quietly right over a period of time tends to gain you respect and wins support.But I still want to have you guys confirm what I...
  40. thanks for all the great replies and advice...

    thanks for all the great replies and advice everyone. The guy training me is practically a kid -to me-,he's early 20's, I'm early 40's.But he's been doin this for 5 years now for same company and...
  41. Just got hired in with my first company, fresh...

    Just got hired in with my first company, fresh out of trade school, and am wondering whether the way I'm being trained is common to the industry.
    I'm being groomed as a service tech.On clean &...
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    How did I determine it had nitrogen in it? I...

    How did I determine it had nitrogen in it? I remembered what happened at school when students took their hoses off without first bleeding the liquid refrigerent in their red hose into the low system...
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    Old lady's system next door apparently still has...

    Old lady's system next door apparently still has her system charged with nitrogen.psig's on both sides equeal at 150 with system running.First thought was bad valves until I found system was full of...
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    I'm getting ready to enter this field as an entry...

    I'm getting ready to enter this field as an entry level worker at 43 years of age. I've never had a skill, but every job I've ever had I've given it my best.It never got me anywhere.You can be the...
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    Thanks Jeff.I've been getting interveiws-have one...

    Thanks Jeff.I've been getting interveiws-have one tomorrow-and I'm sure I'll get hired.I just hope and pray I don't get in with a garbage company. Some places are head & shoulders above others.I'm...
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    I'm speaking as one of the under-qualified...

    I'm speaking as one of the under-qualified applicants.I'm nearing graduation from a trade school.I've spent around $20,000.00 and put my heart into learning as much as possible, but obviously that...
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    With the new board,transformer and duct fan,...

    With the new board,transformer and duct fan, could it be the cooling anticipator is not set correctly?
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    Hey guys, it seems this system has one main...

    Hey guys, it seems this system has one main return, and it seems this person moves stuff around in house room to room.Could it be some changes were made in other parts of house that has affected air...
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    Thanks mttm.

    Thanks mttm.
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    Can anyone tell me why the test question thread...

    Can anyone tell me why the test question thread is closed?I'm still a student in trade school and I loved that thread.
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