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    Micromanaging service manager

    Just got a new micromanaging God complex irrogant truck tracking opsessed service manager. 8 guys have walked since his invasion of a laid back profitable company. Some guys with 19 years. Was going...
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    Gps has ruined good company's by micromanaging...

    Gps has ruined good company's by micromanaging service managers chasing guys out the door over stopping for a coffee when the guy was out 4 hours the night before on call. The office pukes play on...
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    i am on my 5th company since 1997. One company...

    i am on my 5th company since 1997. One company went out of business the others had crazy turnover rates due to low pay . Been we're I am at for 10 years. The current company is obsessed with gps so...
  4. Thread: Testo died

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    Testo died

    My testo 327-1 will not turn on screen just blank even when plugged in any thoughts.
    Time to send it out for service.
  5. Thread: Nice dirty boiler

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    Lochinvar makes a cleaning kit it is a basically...

    Lochinvar makes a cleaning kit it is a basically a long drill exstenstion with a nylon brush and a cover for the rear refractory. I have cleaned a bunch of them . Combustion test it by pulling flue...
  6. Thread: Lochinvar squire

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    Lochinvar squire

    lochinvar squire leaking at sensor well anyone seen this
  7. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    The contactor would only open in a freeze stat...

    The contactor would only open in a freeze stat trip
  8. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    Vfd contactor

    Is it ok to have a contactor inbetween the vfd and motor. This contactor would not open if there was a low limit freezestat trip otherwise it would be closed. The drive is in a mechanical rm and this...
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    Trane tracker varitrac

    When on a call for a complaint of cold air. 40 deg outside. All zones 70 to 73. Tracker calling for cooling. Hooked up labtop with software and enable supply air tempering and raised cooling...
  10. Thread: 40+year Building.

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    If you don't know what to do with a boiler like...

    If you don't know what to do with a boiler like that then don't touch it . Things that are bad- co, explosions etc etc
  11. Thread: 40+year Building.

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    Brush and vac boiler, change oil filter , oil...

    Brush and vac boiler, change oil filter , oil pump strainer ,burner nozzle,clean set electrodes, combustion test with testo, co,co2,draft, etc within manufactors specs. Check lwc, flame safety...
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    I had to copy and paste the dmp file in procomm...

    I had to copy and paste the dmp file in procomm and load it into the cmx.
    I don't see the occ3 value in any of the controllers files the rest off the controllers are lcx 800 . The only thing I have...
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    I got in there was a problem with customers com...

    I got in there was a problem with customers com port driver. I already have the default password. Rusty on this programming. building is a vav system with chiller steam boiler and mod con boiler. Was...
  14. Thread: Andover cmx 220

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    Andover cmx 220

    Anyone still work with andovers cmx-220
    Have a building with one error light is on and can't access controller. Usually use hyper terminal or procomm . Any idea on if the service tool is still...
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    Andover cmx pro com plus

    Customer pressed the reset button on a Andover cmx. The front end has pro com plus. I sent the backup file for the cmx from pro com to the cmx. The amber receive data light is on while it receives...
  16. Thread: Round duct part 2

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    I am becoming a fan of the round duct . The one I...

    I am becoming a fan of the round duct . The one I saw in the basement had the 14 to 12 trunk line close to the side wall ahu was placed a ft off wall the flex was tucked up against fl I between joist...
  17. Thread: Round duct part 2

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    Round duct part 2

    Last service call I went on was a 2100 sq ft house with a 2 ton attic split and a 2 ton basement split. Both the attic system and basement system were ducted with a square to round off Ahu then 14 in...
  18. Thread: Round duct

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    Round duct

    I have been seeing more round duct sytems with a square to round transition and round 16 in to 14 to 12 trunk line then saddle taps and flex runs. I guess it's better than a flex bomb 4 ft plenum...
  19. Thread: Lochinvar squire

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    I knew about the thread problem but this one was...

    I knew about the thread problem but this one was from the top under the cover possibly on a weld the other 2 I noticed water on the bottom.
  20. Thread: Lochinvar squire

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    Lochinvar squire

    I have come across 3 leaking lochinvar squire indirect tanks. Anyone else seen any leakers. The tanks are stainless steel.
  21. Thread: 30 ton voyager 3's

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    30 ton voyager 3's

    My employer just picked up a maintenance contract on 30 over 30 ton voyagers by undercutting the completion . It is bid for 2 guys one day. How am I supposed to check heat exchangers in this time....
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    No air balance report up to customer. Could be...

    No air balance report up to customer. Could be ductwork issues
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    Maybe a blown fuse or popped transformer

    Maybe a blown fuse or popped transformer
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    Vav sytem airflow tracer sc

    Trane voyager vac with reliatel 18 trane vavs with electric reheat.
    Rtu runs in full economizer with return air damper shut all the time this time of year except for morning warmup. Some Boxes not...
  25. Thread: tracer sc slooowww

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    Hui. I will try chrome on Monday. Laptop is...

    Hui. I will try chrome on Monday. Laptop is windows xp Internet exployer 8. Somewhere around 5 years old.
  26. Thread: Voyager vav airflow

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    Voyager vav airflow

    In a vav system would cfm to the boxes be reduced if the rtu was economizing and return air damper closed. 18 vavs with electric reheat and sometimes airflow switches on 3 boxes are not making. The...
  27. Thread: Trane Package unit

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    There is a book you can get at trane parts about...

    There is a book you can get at trane parts about voyagers. It is a black book. The voyage continues. It has some good electronic troubleshooting in it. I think it's 40 dollars.
  28. Thread: tracer sc slooowww

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    tracer sc slooowww

    Why is tracer sc so slow. Site with 18vavs 2rtus and it take forever to bring up info. Also how do you enable the thumb wheel is it by the in service out of service selection. Also not seeing sensor...
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    yhd180f3ra1r6j 13 3410511d baysensor106...

    yhd180f3ra1r6j 13 3410511d baysensor106 4wire unit runs fine in cooling using test mode and baysensor. Heating sometimes it will go into heating mode using step test and baysensor. Have...
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    Trane Reliatel vav 15 ton rtu

    Intermintent heat operation on a trane 15ton reliatel vav. Sometime goes into heat in test mode sometimes not. Always goes into cooling. Wired to a 4 wire zone sensor. Sensor works everytime in cool...
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    not enough combustion air or low gas pressure.

    not enough combustion air or low gas pressure.
  32. Thread: Buffer Tanks

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    Buffer Tanks

    Anyone install any boiler buddy or other brand buffer tanks on mod con boiler installs. Before I push one to a customer on next install wondering If they will see savings on there gas bill. The goa...
  33. Thread: lochinvar squire

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    they are a stainless coil in a stainless tank....

    they are a stainless coil in a stainless tank. The smart tanks are tank in a tank I think
  34. Thread: lochinvar squire

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    lochinvar squire

    Anybody else come across leaking Lochinvar squire indirect tanks
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    add gas

    add gas
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    check txv , warm up bulb, make sure evap is...

    check txv , warm up bulb, make sure evap is clean, if multistage all stages need to be calling. Is evap header piping correct.
  37. Thread: First Co. hydro air

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    the first co. with the leaking evap is a...

    the first co. with the leaking evap is a 30hbxb-hw, just added gas for now , not going to try and fix it till I hear back from First co. Cant believe the one year warranty. Everyone else is 5. ADP...
  38. Thread: First Co. hydro air

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    First Co. hydro air

    I have been finding a few leaking evap coils on First Co. Air handlers with hot water coils. These evaps are barely 4 years old. The warranty from first co. one year. First Co. = garbage . Any...
  39. Thread: Alerton web talk

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    yes there is a bcm-eth device. web talk was a...

    yes there is a bcm-eth device. web talk was a typo . The internet from the building goes to a 5 port ethernet switch on port one but that port led is not on and i cant connect to the internet from...
  40. Thread: Alerton web talk

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    bcm-web version 1.1

    bcm-web version 1.1
  41. Thread: Alerton web talk

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    Alerton web talk

    went to a building today that has alerton webtalk 1. something. When I logged in only the outdoor air comes up. Everything else says waiting... no temps ever come up. I noticed on the ethernet...
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    Dectron DS-182-43 pulling vacuum

    Dectron Ds-182-43 Between the indoor unit and condenser on roof total charge is 225 pounds of 22 per circuit. One lost 225 and 2 lost 100 pounds. Fixed a bunch of leaks. each circuit must have 10...
  43. Thread: micron guage

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    micron guage

    I have a old supco micron guage, looking to upgrade been looking at a jb and infinicon . Any problems with these. The yellow jacket in the hard case looks nice but pricey.
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    sporlan adrpe-3-0/80

    has anybody changed just the head of a discharge bypass valve. Found one leaking on a Dectron unit very rusted from chlorine . It says it is removeable but it feels frozen on. I may just braze a new...
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    a thermistor, , lochinvar called me back on a...

    a thermistor, , lochinvar called me back on a sunday which is good, they said to turn the sensor and for some reason that did it , reset boiler running fine, going to pick up a couple tommrow.
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    KBN151 flue sensor fault

    Anybody have any issues with flue sensors part TST30011 on Lochinvar Knight Boilers. I have installed 2 boilers. One going for a year no problems. One is a month old and needs a flue sensor and maybe...
  47. Thread: VariTrane

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    VariTrane

    M#vrtoblmoopo1s S#ro2g97446 Ctrl DD01 Actu Blmo Does this vav require rover software to troubleshoot a flow sensor failure in Tracer Summit.
    There is flow but reading 0 cfm on Summit. Could...
  48. Thread: 100 gal indirect

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    100 gal indirect

    Went on a service call for relief valves blowing on 2 boilers. amtrol 90 expansion tank bladder bad full of water , water comes out of air port. Of course apartment owner wants qoute on exp tank ....
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    for flow reasons the indirect pump is best in...

    for flow reasons the indirect pump is best in the primary it seems for ease of installation being put in the secondary pump manifold with the other zone pumps i have seen piping diagrams both ways...
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    lochnivar knight squire indirect the boiler can...

    lochnivar knight squire indirect the boiler can control the boiler pump and the indirect pump in the primary but the indirect can also be put with the other 4 zones and the zone panel can run it...
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