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    Well I got impatient trying to troubleshoot it...

    Well I got impatient trying to troubleshoot it but ultimately the board was fried in one form or another. I suspect the rectifier was dead. Ended up ordering three boards for the unit from the supply...
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    Fujitsu trizone communication problems

    I've got a Fujitsu aou36rlm1 with three indoor 9000 heads.

    Indoor heads runs but I've got the two blinks timer which is a comm. error. Outdoor unit main pcb doesn't seem to be doing anything. I...
  3. Ran into this on a brand new unit a few summers...

    Ran into this on a brand new unit a few summers ago. Took me a few minutes to realize the motor was pooched after seeing how they switched speeds rough the relays
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    The excellent jobs out west are few and far in...

    The excellent jobs out west are few and far in between for hvac mechanics. Don't get me wrong, lots of good money but not a whole lot that's phenomenal.
  5. ENG air is probably the best company I've ever...

    ENG air is probably the best company I've ever dealt with for support. With the model and serial they know where it was built and every part in it.

    Best of luck. Out of curiosity, did you compare...
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    Funny, I had the opposite problem. Systems in a...

    Funny, I had the opposite problem. Systems in a military server room were so oversized the prevailing winds on the roof made it impossible to build enough head pressure to move refrigerant.
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    Are they the bulb mounted stats? What material is...

    Are they the bulb mounted stats? What material is the hot water coil? If you were crafty you could try coating a couple with some heresite Spray. I Would figure that would take care of it.
  8. Sounds like your stat was switching power to it....

    Sounds like your stat was switching power to it. Electronics fail. Northern hemisphere heat pumps should be fail heat. Southern, the reverse. It would be more likely you were losing your 24v to the...
  9. Thread: Manometers

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    UEI EM201 I've never been dissapopinted with...

    UEI EM201 I've never been dissapopinted with mine. Couple more bucks than the Analogue one....
  10. Thread: hourly pay

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    Alberta's a different beast. I think it's...

    Alberta's a different beast. I think it's changing a little but it's very loosely regulated. I was told when I arrived I was aloud to work on gas equipment. Under alberta legislation HVAC mechanic is...
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    Lol....Try -40 plus windchill. The northern...

    Lol....Try -40 plus windchill. The northern Hemisphere is a cool spot.

    As mentioned everything has it's upsides and downsides. If you want to stay clean all the time, not the trade for you. I've...
  12. I would have liked to haver considered myself a...

    I would have liked to haver considered myself a good employee. I was loyal for three years. One year I logged well over 3000 working hours. Long days and nights in the refrigeration/supermarket...
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    I bought them both from suppliers. I didn't...

    I bought them both from suppliers. I didn't register them. Good call on the lube. Over filling I can definitely see. I've heard they're good on warranty. I think the XL got turfed. I still have the...
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    I had both the XL and the LC. I loved the bags...

    I had both the XL and the LC. I loved the bags but the zippers pooped the bed on both bags within a year. Roughly $400 and two bags later my tools are stuffed in a cheap $20 bag. They're nice but the...
  15. Thread: hourly pay

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    Back home (eastern Canada) Rates are a low of 25...

    Back home (eastern Canada) Rates are a low of 25 to a high of 36. I work in the oil sands. Fort Mcmurray union rate was roughly $55/hr gross plus benefits.

    Had a great job that was $70/hr shift...
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    Tired compressor

    Tired compressor
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    Voyagers? That's funny. I was servicing rooftop...

    Voyagers? That's funny. I was servicing rooftop about a year back and ran into this. They would switch the speed of the motor by relays. Ran contunuously with no call for heat.
  18. Thread: transformers

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    I've typically found when the primary is toast,...

    I've typically found when the primary is toast, it doesn't have anything to do with the secondary. The load on the secondary transformer typically takes out the secondary coil (if not protected). The...
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    387591

    387591
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    Problem with 507 system

    So basically a fellow I know rebuilt a ancient r12 system. Two compressors in tandem doing a walk in freezer. By the sounds of it quite sizeable. He swapped compressors, valves and what not to be...
  21. Poke around and follow the 24 volts to your...

    Poke around and follow the 24 volts to your contactors. Check for voltage drop throughout the lv circuit. If that doesn't turn up anything test components individually.
  22. Good ol ENG A. A fella and I had cleaned up the...

    Good ol ENG A. A fella and I had cleaned up the burner and accessories on a direct fired mua. It was doing the same thing. Turns out he had hit one of the differential air pressure tubes. It would...
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    I've found they only work on smaller solenoid...

    I've found they only work on smaller solenoid stems. Tried it on a couple of mkc2's (the 5/8 stems) and no dice. Still nice for the smaller stuff.
  24. Yep. Even with soft tubing I tend to anneal it....

    Yep. Even with soft tubing I tend to anneal it. You can silphos over crack but a wave of the torch to soften it up and you'll never have to. I've always had/used the mastercool Hydra Swage kit. I...
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    We work on a couple dinosaurs for a large...

    We work on a couple dinosaurs for a large telecummunications company. Big, big Liebert units with glycol cooled condenser loops. They're still huffing away. They're around. One of my co workers used...
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    I find this thread very interesting. Everyone...

    I find this thread very interesting. Everyone seems to be incredibly worried about the "components" not being rated for 410. I don't like Soft tubing running 410a, 500psi behind flares and new thin...
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    Phew! We had oil problems with one DT rack and a...

    Phew! We had oil problems with one DT rack and a MT rack when we switched to MO-99. We found some cases logging oil. We put a few cans of POE in both and the problems seemed to have vanished :.02:
    ...
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    I'd say ok but the accounts payable is now my...

    I'd say ok but the accounts payable is now my address :grin2:
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    Commercial/industrial union would be my guess. ...

    Commercial/industrial union would be my guess.

    In Alberta the Union rate is 43.50? Base wage. Not hard to make six figures out there....Across Canada it seems to be a low of 25 to an average of...
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    get the whole set!...

    get the whole set!
    http://www.service.kleintools.com/Marketing/Catalog_Imagery/98222_ICON.JPG
  31. I use nitrogen on small things. Personally have...

    I use nitrogen on small things. Personally have never worked with a company that did purging on a regular basis. We use nitrogen when doing medgas lines (duh!) You want to talk about being being...
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    I've cut into a york rooftop avap coil that the...

    I've cut into a york rooftop avap coil that the galv plate had rubbed through. It only took me an hour or two to actually fic the leak. Recover, cut around tube(s), clean and carefully fix leak,...
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    Apparently the demand for them was so...

    Apparently the demand for them was so overwhelming they had to shut their website down temporarily. Must not have been able to keep up with the orders :grin2::grin2:
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    Neat. Never looked that far into those. I need to...

    Neat. Never looked that far into those. I need to read the manuals thoroughly every now and then :grin2:
  35. Thread: Boom

    by Armament
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    I learned a couple years back to always close the...

    I learned a couple years back to always close the ssv on compressors that are done or won't be running for a while. We were wondering where all the oil kept disappearing until I drained the dead one...
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    Really? Does it overcome the extra energy it will...

    Really? Does it overcome the extra energy it will take to heat the liquid/vapor and for the hot pull down? I don't think I've ever seen a freezer that didn't pump down with electric def. Cpr's yes...
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    Another obstruction in the way to force the...

    Another obstruction in the way to force the compressor to pump nothing, overheat, turn the oil to wax and once you've fixed the solenoid your cap tubes will be plugged :whistle:


    Yes, I have a...
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    I find it all equally challenging. Sometimes you...

    I find it all equally challenging. Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes it's a bad fan motor, a broken time clock, a burnt out solenoid. Sometimes it's a plugged filter. One thing that's already been...
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    Two tstats through a time clock wired in series...

    Two tstats through a time clock wired in series with your fridge time clock :grin2:
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    The Appion G5 is a beast. The Appion vacuum pump...

    The Appion G5 is a beast. The Appion vacuum pump is also nice. The only trouble I've ever had is the recovery machine vivrating the hose lose and spewing some gas around. Just make sure your...
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    I don't recall ever having a leak when I used the...

    I don't recall ever having a leak when I used the red handled multi flare tool but I found I could never make a "beautiful" flare. It seems to want to chew the pipe up rather than round it out like...
  42. Thread: Hand tools

    by Armament
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    All of them really. Nice gear but expensive. You...

    All of them really. Nice gear but expensive. You buy a pair of linesmen. You're either cutting or twisting wires. They dull eventually. Everywhere I see them they're quite pricey. I think the Channel...
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    Poll: Not a fan of most Yellow jacket stuff but the...

    Not a fan of most Yellow jacket stuff but the gauges seem to be prevalent in the supply houses so I just usually pick them up. A busted gauge is under ten bux to replace and the seals are cheap and...
  44. Thread: impact driver

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    Just bought a Dewalt 12v Li-ion nano-nano Kit...

    Just bought a Dewalt 12v Li-ion nano-nano Kit (impact drill, 2 batts and charger) for $230 cad taxes in. Great for service work. I used them for 2 days drilling through 1/4 steel and the battery life...
  45. Thread: Hand tools

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    Klein nutdrivers, screwdrivers (all of em) and a...

    Klein nutdrivers, screwdrivers (all of em) and a couple of 11 in 1's. I buy channel lock crimpers, side cutters linesmen etc. Because quite frankly $60 klein linesmen that I'm either going to lose or...
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    I learned a few years ago it doesn't like...

    I learned a few years ago it doesn't like something about copper. If you put a piece of electrical tape over the pipe it works a little bit better.

    That being said I've used them when doing vav...
  47. Didn't tighten head bolts on a rack compressor...

    Didn't tighten head bolts on a rack compressor down tight enough. Rumbled off, blew the new head, blew high pressure control off

    200 LBS HP80@$2X.XX/lb

    Pressure tested new system to rack....
  48. How so? Non inverter 115v signal. kf35gwj012...

    How so? Non inverter 115v signal.

    kf35gwj012


    Not even a mfg name LOL
  49. Need a 12000btu 115v indoor head for mini split

    Anyone know where I can find a 1 ton , 115v indoor head? I had a brand new condensing unit basically given to me. It's one of those ACME jobbies ac only.

    Sends 110 and a neutral to the indoor and...
  50. Comfort star 18000btu split heat pump Controller woes?

    Couldn't find another answer in the other thread so here it goes. Ended up throwing one of these in as a favor. Started it up runs great. Now when you put the heating set point in and the cooling set...
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