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    This is a very large freezer running 3 compounds...

    This is a very large freezer running 3 compounds with r22. Actually, only 2 work at the monent.

    I bought a 1-5/8" p-trap and cut it up to fit the new valve and piping.

    Worked great except for...
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    Thanks all - I figured that, just wanted some...

    Thanks all - I figured that, just wanted some confirmation. I don't do fittings that large very often.
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    Carlyle advice - 1-5/8 suction valve

    I am replacing a 20hp 06CC compound cooling compressor this week.

    The suction valve stem is shot.

    Do I bother trying to unbraze the 1-5/8" tube?

    Or just cut it close and put in a fitting in...
  4. Unfortunately a lot can go wrong in a few months...

    Unfortunately a lot can go wrong in a few months with the weather changing. 3 of the compressors are for a huge freezer, and one of them is dead, another is not well, and the customer is very...
  5. Thank you for the tips. I have heard the same...

    Thank you for the tips. I have heard the same thing regarding maintaining head pressure: Use one method or the other - but using both usually causes problems. I would say the lowest ambient...
  6. R22 Freezer rack - fan cycling strategy with ori - ord ?

    So we inherited this one, and I am a bit puzzled.

    Four Carlyle C3 compressors on a rack - each one independent with its own evaporator.

    All four compressors share the same condenser, and the...
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    I remember doing a warranty job on an icemaker in...

    I remember doing a warranty job on an icemaker in a Mexican shop. The machine was right next to the bandsaw that they used to cut the beef.

    Sure enough, right when I was laying on the floor doing...
  8. I thought I worked for the best shop ever. New...

    I thought I worked for the best shop ever. New trucks, good pay, good benefits, good owners who came from the field and let us be good techs. Well, one owner retired and let his son in law take...
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    That's why I like this job - always something...

    That's why I like this job - always something different, especially when you think you got it.

    I showed an apprentice the other day how to block a fan hole with cardboard when it's Friday night...
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    I will say this about tools: It seems like you...

    I will say this about tools: It seems like you will NEVER have all the tools you need. I have been doing this for 12 years or so and I started thinking I had just about all I needed. Well, I was...
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    The Redwing store taught me to ball up some...

    The Redwing store taught me to ball up some newspaper and stick it in the boot overnight. It works ok, but I can see where forced air is way better.
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    Not a hero yet. It was making great ice until I...

    Not a hero yet. It was making great ice until I put the cover back on. Then it started losing power to the board. I am glad I was taught to always watch 3 cycles. Its always that 3rd cycle that...
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    Good ol' Hoshizaki. I put some R22 in it and...

    Good ol' Hoshizaki. I put some R22 in it and adjusted the float switch, and it's making beautiful ice.

    For how long we will have to see - there still may be a leak or something.
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    Got it!! Thank you very much. I wonder if I can...

    Got it!! Thank you very much. I wonder if I can find some on a Sunday...
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    Screwing / Bolting into the van ceiling?

    Does anyone know an easy way to bolt into the Ford or Chevy van ceiling supports?

    I need to move my jet rack to a different truck and was ondering if there are special nuts or something the custom...
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    Thanks Skpkey9 That is what I suspected. I can...

    Thanks Skpkey9 That is what I suspected. I can spare 11oz of r22 to see if this machine can still make ice. I will look for a separated evaporator.

    I enjoy a challenge now and then, especially...
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    All valid points, but has anyone ever seen MO99...

    All valid points, but has anyone ever seen MO99 make ice in an R22 machine?

    Yes, I cannot believe they changed over either with so much R22 still around.
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    I just switched companies and went to a union...

    I just switched companies and went to a union shop. I did not know this at the time, but they are planning to start a industrial ammonia team.

    I am very excited to learn that part of the trade...
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    Hoshizaki with MO99 ?

    So the other day a woman with a restaurant called me desparate. I fixed her ice machine a few years ago. I did not keep working for her because she likes to cry poor and low ball the bill,...
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    Wisconsinapp - You are right. I ran the numbers...

    Wisconsinapp - You are right. I ran the numbers and dollar for dollar there is some loss, but the way I see it - I banked over 150 hours in the Summer time, then I used them - all of them during the...
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    Yep. You are absoultely correct about the...

    Yep. You are absoultely correct about the stress. I need to remember that good advice someone told me: "Work the job, don't let the job work you"

    It just stinks because one of the owners said...
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    Well, it's been exactly 2 years since I...

    Well, it's been exactly 2 years since I originally posted my question and I must say that I completely agree with osiyo. In my 12 years swinging the wrench, the hours banking has been the best thing...
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    That's a great story 929rc51 I am in a similar...

    That's a great story 929rc51 I am in a similar situation. Married and cannot really afford a pay cut at this time. It sounds interesting, but they have not mentioned boo about training for the...
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    It sounds like there are two schools of pay here....

    It sounds like there are two schools of pay here. One is a basic salary that keeps you hungry and you are expected to make up the rest in comission, and the other school is like above where they pay...
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    Moving to sales? Good decision? Bad decision?

    Hello Pros. My company is hinting that they would like me to move into sales. I'm a 12 year tech and probably near the top of my pay scale.

    Has anyone made this move and regretted it? Loved it?...
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