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  1. Thread: puron

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    All I can say is POW.

    All I can say is POW.
  2. Thread: Access...

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    Home owners will change air filters? I guess you...

    Home owners will change air filters? I guess you learn something new every day!
  3. Thread: Career change

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    Been a long time since I posted.... I recently...

    Been a long time since I posted.... I recently changed careers from industrial ammonia refrigeration to market refrigeration, and would like to thank all the members of this site for helpful...
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    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/hitler38.gif

    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/hitler38.gif
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    Why are most of Paris' streets lined with...

    Why are most of Paris' streets lined with beautiful trees?

    >>SO THE GERMANS DIDN'T HAVE TO MARCH IN THE SUN!<<
  6. Thread: R-717

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    Industrial Ice Machine = any evaporator with a...

    Industrial Ice Machine = any evaporator with a bad defrost regulator! I haven't had much experience with ice machines, but the operator school I went to had all of their test systems set up on...
  7. Thread: Air Horn

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    A 1" steam whistle is funny as hell! (did this...

    A 1" steam whistle is funny as hell! (did this one for Halloween)
  8. Thread: Truck Jokes

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    Worked with a guy that could rig a piece of...

    Worked with a guy that could rig a piece of cellophane in a defrost vent that would create the most irritating whine...never could get it to work myself, though.
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    Guess I get the worst of both worlds....Work on a...

    Guess I get the worst of both worlds....Work on a valve group on roof (98 degrees, 88 percent humidity), then go inside freezer to check unit operation (-15 degrees, 30 feet in the air, not sure of...
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    I am unfamiliar with the particular model, but...

    I am unfamiliar with the particular model, but have seen the slide STOP creep around on a frick compressor. But one in the same, slide stop and slide valve are on the same cylinder plane! I have...
  11. Thread: R-717

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    These units are very loud. We were required to...

    These units are very loud. We were required to take dB readings to determine where hearing protection was required...Most machine rooms are 120-130dB (with multple units running). 30,000 hours...
  12. Thread: R-717

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    Info for Kingvalve!

    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/exp.JPG
    The basic layout of a Frick rotary screw compressor package. Compressor is oil injected so it discharges through an oil seperator to remove oil from the...
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    I posted some info and pics in the R-717 thread...

    I posted some info and pics in the R-717 thread about this compressor and the rest of this system...this is actually just a compressor, the large vessel is the oil separator. This machine room has 9...
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    Didn't they offer refrigerated compartments in...

    Didn't they offer refrigerated compartments in the console of toyota mini vans?
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    In my experience and opinion Infinity will give...

    In my experience and opinion Infinity will give the best sound quality in factory mounting locations, but they are pretty expensive. Sony's XPlod speakers seem to do fairly well also, and are a...
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    I have heard that a 15x15 was manufactured, but...

    I have heard that a 15x15 was manufactured, but haven't seen one myself...The old Frick VSA was a bulletproof machine (literally) I have operated several 11x11 and 10x10 machines. VSA compressors are...
  17. Thread: work pants

    by megaton
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    Mine are Red Kap too, but made in The Dominican...

    Mine are Red Kap too, but made in The Dominican Republic!
    I wear them under my Refrigiwear parka and Pants!
  18. Shar-Pei named Satchel...Dumb as a hammer,...

    Shar-Pei named Satchel...Dumb as a hammer, Lovable as a teddy bear!
  19. Thread: weird people

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    Something I read on this site comes to mind: "I...

    Something I read on this site comes to mind: "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to BLAME you!". This was someones tagline...Hope it ain't copyrighted!
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    "First one of you sons-of-bitches calls me...

    "First one of you sons-of-*****es calls me grandpa, I'll kill ya" Sam Elliot as Seargeant Major Plumley-"We Were Soldiers"
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    It is really easy to learn about refrigeration...

    It is really easy to learn about refrigeration when you can walk around (and sometimes crawl into) the equipment. The only catch is that all of the systems are one-of-a-kind. If someone lets a hack...
  22. Thread: Any ideas?

    by megaton
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    I prefer facilites maintenance because there's...

    I prefer facilites maintenance because there's more fun stuff to do, like playing with the fire pump!

    http://bellsouthpwp.net-/e/l/ellis460/09-21-04_1025.jpg
  23. Thread: R-717

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    Sulphur sticks make ya gag worse than the ammonia!

    Sulphur sticks make ya gag worse than the ammonia!
  24. Thread: R-717

    by megaton
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    Re: air in nh3 system

    All of our systems use automatic refrigerated purgers, but from time to time we'll still have to "blast one off". The last one I had to deal with was a system that was shutting down on high...
  25. Thread: Taking bets

    by megaton
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    gone404, what is this condenser servicing? We...

    gone404, what is this condenser servicing? We have several evapco condensers and none of them look like they have enough support on the cooling water feeds, but we haven't had any problems with them.
  26. Thread: Skinning a Cat

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    Too much trouble, I just go to the local Thai...

    Too much trouble, I just go to the local Thai restaurant...
  27. Thread: Taking bets

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    The worst part is that 2 years ago the gasoline...

    The worst part is that 2 years ago the gasoline price in the background would have been more horrifying than the hack-job on the cooling water feed!
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    Does this mean I can call in FAT!?!?

    Does this mean I can call in FAT!?!?
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    This is what I use... Works pretty good!...

    This is what I use... Works pretty good!
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/dericer.jpg
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    I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but...

    I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but I am truly amazed by the percentage of the general public who think that a thermostat will "accelerate" heating and/or cooling.
  31. Thread: R-717

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  32. Thread: hilarious call

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    Several years ago I shut down and locked out a...

    Several years ago I shut down and locked out a machine for maintenance and soon afterwards was called by the plant manager to check out an electrical problem. Seems that the contractor who installed...
  33. Thread: R-717

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    In my experience, aqueous ammonia will somewhat...

    In my experience, aqueous ammonia will somewhat (combine?) with oil carry over, making a gooey gray sludge that will be trapped in the liquid line strainers (blocking refirigerant flow), or will...
  34. Thread: R-717

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    The main 3 reasons ammonia is used in larger...

    The main 3 reasons ammonia is used in larger systems is
    (1) Efficiency. Lower horsepower required per ton of refrigeration
    (2) Price! the going rate for ammonia is about 8 to 12 CENTS a...
  35. Thread: R-717

    by megaton
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    [B] Thanks, The government is very high on...

    [B]

    Thanks, The government is very high on cleanliness. If your equipment is dirty, they assume the same is true for your safety programs and compliance paperwork. Keeping a machine room clean...
  36. Thread: R-717

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    Ammonia is refrigeration for big kids. I LOVE...

    Ammonia is refrigeration for big kids.
    I LOVE this stuff!
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/EQUIP55.jpg
    Receiver and recirculators
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/EQUIP (18).jpg
    Frick...
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    It seems that almost any evaporatable substance...

    It seems that almost any evaporatable substance has a refrigerant number... I just found a listing for R-718, better known as WATER! Anyone heard of a wierder one?
  38. Thread: Liquid line

    by megaton
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    Frick RWBII 177 500hp rotary screw compressor...

    Frick RWBII 177 500hp rotary screw compressor
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/e/l/ellis460/EQUIP (18).jpg
    Smallest liquid line I've ever used is 2"!

    [Edited by megaton on 09-01-2004 at 03:03 AM]
  39. Thread: R-717

    by megaton
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    Every ammonia system I have operated uses hot gas...

    Every ammonia system I have operated uses hot gas defrost.
    I will have to post pictures of some evaporator valve groups
  40. Thread: R-717

    by megaton
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    Anhydrous ammonia in the presence of moisture...

    Anhydrous ammonia in the presence of moisture will dissolve copper and brass relatively quickly. Also do NOT use galvanized steel pipe, ammonia will strip the zinc coating off really quick. I have...
  41. Thread: R-717

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    300 yards is our minimum evacuation radius in the...

    300 yards is our minimum evacuation radius in the event of a "refrigerant release". (this is what the government calls a leak) I experiment with the halocarbons at home because of the legal...
  42. Thread: R-717

    by megaton
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    Anyone ever work with industrial ammonia systems?...

    Anyone ever work with industrial ammonia systems? I like to experiment with CFC and HCFC refrigerants, but most of my working knowledge is with ammonia equipment. Am I all alone?
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