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    This is a good start. I never loosen and remove...

    This is a good start. I never loosen and remove the belts, our crew is not that big. Check the shives , belts. Bring a rag with you. Wipe the grease fitting before and after greasing (I know it is...
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    Please don't call them engineers even as a joke....

    Please don't call them engineers even as a joke. They are only unskilled handymen.
    I have spent the last 5 years cleanning up behind a crew of handymen.
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    I have seen that and more. Building owners want...

    I have seen that and more.
    Building owners want to save money and do not want to pay for someone who really knows how to fix equipment. I have seen and heard of several buildings where engineers...
  4. Thread: Sewer smell

    by snipe70e
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    Have the order outside of our buildings...

    Have the order outside of our buildings sometimes. O think the outside smell is sewer main problems with city.

    We have had alot of problems with smell inside. it takes time to find but sooner or...
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    1600 KWH

    1600 KWH
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    I work for ABM at a high rise building. Where are...

    I work for ABM at a high rise building. Where are you? I see few pros over working directly for the building management company.

    Well maybe a pro is if the building gets sold or the management...
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    2000 gallon is a small unit. Get the manual. I...

    2000 gallon is a small unit.
    Get the manual. I would also suggest a hardnes test kit to help set the unit up.
  8. Thread: Shift Work

    by snipe70e
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    i will add more later but the bosses are not...

    i will add more later but the bosses are not around at nights. When I stood boiler watch on the day shift when there was nothing to do you still had to look busy just incase a adminitrator walked...
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    finally nearing 70

    Near the end of the month and finally maybe tomarrow it will be warm enought to run the chillers. I have a monthly PM and I like to run them with some load and not worry about cold calls. Finally.
  10. I have a friend who works for PG&E. At...

    I have a friend who works for PG&E. At substations they often lose ground wires. Bare copper. Some times the thief will cut a section of wire out and have it fall across the feeds. Normally the only...
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    Sounds about right. Every time we have a unit put...

    Sounds about right. Every time we have a unit put in any of the buildings I have worked at the HVAC contractors sets up a set of dry contacts and the alarm company connects the alarm system to them
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    I do not know how many arguements I have had with...

    I do not know how many arguements I have had with chief engineers wanting me to replace a relief or safety because it was working properly.
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    When looking for a job the hard thing is knowing...

    When looking for a job the hard thing is knowing your audience.

    My first stationary job the chief was more impressed with my San Jose City 2nd class (a 1 hour test no prep) then he was my 3rd...
  14. Do you know how much hearing aids cost?

    Do you know how much hearing aids cost?
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    I worked in a hospital boiler room years ago. One...

    I worked in a hospital boiler room years ago. One of the guys use to make steam whistles. One year on New Years he set a bunch of them off with steam not air. With the neighbors complaints, the next...
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    one pump lower origional cost, lower maintenance....

    one pump lower origional cost, lower maintenance.

    two pumps back up
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    Move the stat into the conferance room. On the...

    Move the stat into the conferance room. On the spaces outside the conferance room install thermal registers.

    If you put in a exhaust fan put in a way of replacing the exhausted air.

    I cringe...
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    It has been over 30 years since I have worked on...

    It has been over 30 years since I have worked on one of these things. I want to be sure do they have split seals? I am thinking they do, but again that was 30 years ago. Do you know where I can get...
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    NO maintenance agreement. In house. Size fan...

    NO maintenance agreement. In house. Size fan motor 150 hp. Shaft diameter 2 11/16 inch. The bearings are ball bearing, or they may be roller. On one fan they are a double ball set the other single....
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    Grease in oil Bath bearings

    We have been cleaning up the mechanical equipment in the buildings where I work. The previous owners had handymen doing the work and things were really screwed up. It has been a matter of keeping...
  21. Thread: Chiller log

    by snipe70e
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    The building in now did not have any log sheets....

    The building in now did not have any log sheets. If you have a computer (who doen't these days) use word table. Make your own. We now have log sheets on all chillers, water softeners, Chemical...
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    My former chief did. Now he is a director of...

    My former chief did. Now he is a director of engineering.
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    If one boiler is running at 100%. I doubt that...

    If one boiler is running at 100%. I doubt that two boilers would be at 30%.

    Also if the load is around 100% on one boiler most loads vary. which means the boiler would be going past its capacity,...
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    I have had something like that happen to me a few...

    I have had something like that happen to me a few time. One time a store manager was pissed because I finished my lunch before answering my pages. He was going to call the department head and report...
  25. Thread: PRAISE GOD!!!

    by snipe70e
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    Charrd, I am glsd to hear that you family is...

    Charrd,

    I am glsd to hear that you family is doing better. Prase God.
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