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    You will find lots of help, mentors, equals and a...

    You will find lots of help, mentors, equals and a few just like you that get confused and frustrated and out of sorts at times. Hang in there.
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    Lots of water and the biggest straw hat I can...

    Lots of water and the biggest straw hat I can find. Some people laugh when they see me with my straw hat on, but those in the know smile and nod.
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    410A?

    410A?
  4. Thread: doin work

    by mikeybow
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    Good luck and God Bless! Keep on keeping your...

    Good luck and God Bless! Keep on keeping your buddies cool!
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    Get the info off the compresser if possible and...

    Get the info off the compresser if possible and the dimensions of the freezer box. They should be able to give you the coil size.
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    I will now.

    Normally I don't check the cap when everything is running correctly but I realize now that it would be prudent and a preemptive strike to do so. As always, CYOA!
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    Hahahahahahaha! Seriously, 20 TD across coil and...

    Hahahahahahaha! Seriously, 20 TD across coil and pulling untreated air from everywhere? Think about it!
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    Never had one come back! How long has that shop...

    Never had one come back! How long has that shop been open, one hour? They may say that but most places have had hundreds of motors, boards, caps, and all around parts come back. With all the parts...
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    In my area many of the HVAC companies want only...

    In my area many of the HVAC companies want only techs that are NATE certified. IN MY OPINION, I think NATE is like a big shiny button people wear to show off. At least 50% of the techs that are NATE...
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    A week to ten days?

    A week to ten days?
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    Based on your info, with an ODT of about 80, IDT...

    Based on your info, with an ODT of about 80, IDT of about 74, your unit sounds about right. Was there a problem with it? What was the T/D?
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    GE also.

    GE also.
  13. I'm there with you. Body hurts in places a body...

    I'm there with you. Body hurts in places a body should not have.
  14. Thread: R 22 dry unit

    by mikeybow
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    I seems to me we have heard from this individual...

    I seems to me we have heard from this individual before. GM?
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    Only the people that intend to work on the...

    Only the people that intend to work on the equipment install the equipment to make it easier to work on at a later date. This is true in all trades and facilities. I have spent countless hours in...
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    To answer your question, most hospitals use...

    To answer your question, most hospitals use residential, commercial, and specialty refridgeraters and freezers designed for what ever product their storing. About a year ago, I spent 6 months...
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    Need SOME info!

    Need SOME info!
  18. Thread: my luck

    by mikeybow
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    That and hooks, ladders, nails, electricity and...

    That and hooks, ladders, nails, electricity and millions of other sharp things are why I don't wear jewlery (especially rings) to work. I've seen too many burnt, cut and cut off fingers to take...
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    I started in hotels for 8 bucks an hour. I...

    I started in hotels for 8 bucks an hour. I learned a lot fast working on residental and commercial equipment. rough work for small pay but a good way to get experiance fast and almost always one out...
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    Have you ohmd it out? Checked voltages?

    Have you ohmd it out? Checked voltages?
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    Check the programming to make sure the...

    Check the programming to make sure the differantial set point between heat and cool is set correctly if t-stat has auto heat-cool capability. This time of year there is a fine line on temperture in...
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    The T-stat only directs the 24 vac. the system...

    The T-stat only directs the 24 vac. the system still has 24volts on it unless the T-stat is fried.
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    contacter, sequencer, relay(whatever gives the...

    contacter, sequencer, relay(whatever gives the fan it's power) corroded, welded, shorted in the closed position? Take the 24 vac off the system and see if the blower still runs. If it does then kill...
  24. Thread: cold weather

    by mikeybow
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    Unless I feel there is a problem with the temps...

    Unless I feel there is a problem with the temps after cleaning the coils and checking the voltages and the amps of all the motors I do not hook my gages to the system. You can never get 100% of the...
  25. Thread: michaelg55

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    Not sure about the new rules but when I recieved...

    Not sure about the new rules but when I recieved my universal a type 1 could only work on small appliances with less than 5 lbs. of refer. Most new 410-A H/Ps hold more than 5 lbs. Under those...
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    Every one is paying attention! That's how we...

    Every one is paying attention! That's how we disect a problem and determine wether or not it's a DIYer or a tech with a real dilema.
  27. Thread: Frozen coil

    by mikeybow
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    What brand is unit? what kind of compressor?...

    What brand is unit?
    what kind of compressor?
    What was indoor temp?
    Bad txv, restriction, bad suction valve, I/D airflow restriction?
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    I had a call about a bad smell one time. As soon...

    I had a call about a bad smell one time. As soon as i walked in the door you knew something was dead. Pulled the frige out and a rat had tried to climb behind the condenser coil and got stuck. That...
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    I should have said useing a filter dryer can't...

    I should have said useing a filter dryer can't hurt and can only help. a dryer will not reclaim the refrigerant to new status. It is up to the tech and h/o (old versus new cost wise) to determine to...
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    Many GEs and other brands have condensate catch...

    Many GEs and other brands have condensate catch pans underneath the refrigerater that can smell pretty bad if they haven't been cleaned in awhile. Most can be acessed from the front of the frige at...
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    As long as there was not a burnout it should be...

    As long as there was not a burnout it should be safe to put it back into the machine it came out of. If you suspect theres something wrong with it use an acid test kit. If you think there might be...
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    I'm in the process of installing a carrier...

    I'm in the process of installing a carrier infinity green speed system in my house. All motors (blower, odf and compressor) are variable speed. The ui communicates constantly with i/d, o/d units to...
  33. Please don't kill the pink slime! The meat...

    Please don't kill the pink slime! The meat markets would go out of busness.
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    G is not normally common. It is in most...

    G is not normally common. It is in most applications what the t-stat uses to communicate with the fan control. common is connected to the common side of the x-former. If it comes into contact with...
  35. Thread: TXV ISSUE

    by mikeybow
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    first, make sure the txv bulb is in the right...

    first, make sure the txv bulb is in the right position and firmly attached . If it still hunts try removing the bulb and add heat and cold. if it still hunts after checking charge, super heat and...
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    Have the customer pay for the equipment up front....

    Have the customer pay for the equipment up front. That's what I do and if they won't pay the balance all your out is the labor. Easier to get that back or at least won't hurt as much.
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    if conditions warrent flux, use silver solder....

    if conditions warrent flux, use silver solder. more expensive but stronger joint and less prone to o/d conditions.
  38. Is the gas primary or aux. heat? If primary, need...

    Is the gas primary or aux. heat? If primary, need to ck. all aspects of furnace. If they have hp, maybe problem with hp makeing gas run more. had that happen with a ho. hp quit and they didnt notice...
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    I agree. With the temps and psi you describe,...

    I agree. With the temps and psi you describe, maybe low charge. did you weigh in charge?how long did it run? on a new startup give it time for the system to equilize then take your readings. if...
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    ck. incoming voltage. should have 120-124vac....

    ck. incoming voltage. should have 120-124vac. min. 118.
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    If the refrigerant in the system gets too hot,...

    If the refrigerant in the system gets too hot, the compounds will begin to break down forming acids that will mix with the oil. If the system does not get hot enough to cause a burnout the acid stays...
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    Keep it in perspective. As you gain experiance,...

    Keep it in perspective. As you gain experiance, knowledge, and money you you will discover many new gadgets, tools and time savers to assit you in your trade. Just starting out, I believe a new 4...
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    Indeed. Not to mention time saved between evac....

    Indeed. Not to mention time saved between evac. and charge.
  44. Thread: Air Condition

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    If that were true, there would be no one left to...

    If that were true, there would be no one left to post. the being weird part. might be just me though?
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    Replace cap. If fan has been trying to run with...

    Replace cap. If fan has been trying to run with only run windings and has kicked off on overload several times it will remain hot for a long time. If fan has had time to cool, energize unit and try...
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    Hey, that's what bosses are for. Those who can't...

    Hey, that's what bosses are for. Those who can't boss those who can!
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    Wireing diagram for comfortmaker

    I got a call on a comfortmaker heat pump. 3.5 ton, mod. #YF042G, ser. #R915100225. HO said he had an oil furnace installed and the heat pump would not work. Got there and wires hanging everywhere. no...
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    If the bearings were seizing up, they might have...

    If the bearings were seizing up, they might have forgotten to switch the drain plugs. (pluged on top, removed on bottem).Does sound like wrong rpms for that unit.
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    H.D. bucket head

    I bought a home depot bucket head wet/dry vac. 6 months ago to carry in vechicle for $20 bucks. Fits on any 5 gal. bucket. Compact, med. power, easy to move around and tough. Very good for the price.
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    You should also consider the time frame involved...

    You should also consider the time frame involved with refrig. v residential. With resid., you might be able to wait a day. With refrig., it has to be done NOW due to the product liability. If you...
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