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    I have one in my basement. It's water...

    I have one in my basement.

    It's water jacketed, originally oil.
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    It's an older box that they're reusing. It's...

    It's an older box that they're reusing. It's probably higher than 8 feet. I can walk under the drains.

    Most of my party stores have shorter boxes than this one. They just pile the boxes around...
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    Four of the doors are on the end. It's only...

    Four of the doors are on the end. It's only about 65 feet long. Otherwise, I concur.
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    The new new plan is 10 doors in the frozen cases,...

    The new new plan is 10 doors in the frozen cases, 3 doors of medium temp in an end case that they had on the end of the freezers.

    No more open face energy pigs.

    Re-using the old 30 door walk-in...
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    It's the same customer as the other thread. Back...

    It's the same customer as the other thread. Back when this thread was initiated, they were trying to figure out how to get these new cases fired up before the rack arrived. Now that they've lived 3...
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    Every time I talk to them the plan changes, but I...

    Every time I talk to them the plan changes, but I think they need about a 25 horse rack for what they've proposed.

    They're rock solid that it's going to be a lease - so we've got a little more...
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    Update: The rack is going to get sold. They're...

    Update: The rack is going to get sold. They're only keeping 18 doors of freezer, 36 feet of open face dairy and 25 doors of beer and pop in a walk-in.

    Does somebody make a little mini-rack that...
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    Update: One of the big guys from Detroit scabbed...

    Update: One of the big guys from Detroit scabbed in a rack in a weekend back when this thread was current.

    I'm now being asked to move this stuff across the road - and get rid of the rack. They...
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    I look up technical stuff on the iPhone all the...

    I look up technical stuff on the iPhone all the time. I've got an app for all my PT charts, and its replaced my notebook for taking model numbers and whatnot. The Camera is the best thing ever.
    ...
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    It has two circuits of condenser. The labeling...

    It has two circuits of condenser. The labeling indicates that one of the condensers pumps down when it's not needed - so I'd expect that to work for one condenser. The second circuit I'll have to...
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    Moving a Hussman Rack

    I'm preparing a rack to go into storage for a few months while a customer manages some real estate issues. The plan is to put it back in service in a newer smaller building across the street.
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  12. One of my customers is a Carlo Gavazzi...

    One of my customers is a Carlo Gavazzi distributor. call me and I'll hook you up with him.
  13. Looks like the only high current lines are in...

    Looks like the only high current lines are in series with the run winding.

    My guess is that it must chop the wave form with a triac device to limit the inrush until the motor starts spinning to...
  14. http://iqdrive.net/ Inverter drive rotary...

    http://iqdrive.net/

    Inverter drive rotary compressors. Several brands to choose from.
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    Swapped out the pool pump and filter this past...

    Swapped out the pool pump and filter this past winter. No bugs in the heater. Everything else pink & perfect.
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    I scrapped the one I was working on. ...

    I scrapped the one I was working on.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=253942
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    Homeowner across the street just got a tool at...

    Homeowner across the street just got a tool at harbor freight. If it's a rare occurence, use that one.

    The oetiker clamps crimp the pipe much tighter than the copper rings. One tool fits all,...
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    I've seen one other one in the area - just...

    I've seen one other one in the area - just driving by. Not sure if it's still functional.
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    I haven't checked the G7 line specifically, but...

    I haven't checked the G7 line specifically, but most manufacturers require return on more than just one side for a 5 ton drive.

    Bottom return is good as-is, but usually either both sides or side...
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    Because somebody that didn't know any better...

    Because somebody that didn't know any better added it to the code.
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    There's a couple spots where it looks like copper...

    There's a couple spots where it looks like copper MPT to sweat fittings are used to connect to iron. They are burning us for that in michigan - must be brass or dielectric.

    VERY clean install....
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    Vapor pressure chart for water: ...

    Vapor pressure chart for water:

    http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp200/airbydesign/technical/Boiling20Point20of20Water.jpg

    I've not been able to find a similar chart for water swimming in...
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    There's a Kalamazoo badge floating around on my...

    There's a Kalamazoo badge floating around on my dash. Where shall I send it?

    The Moncrief needs a gas valve. She's going to try to avoid heat until fall for that apartment.
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    Tried it, hated it. The rubber seal squishes...

    Tried it, hated it.

    The rubber seal squishes in too much on the ID and makes the core hang up.

    I switched to robinair that uses O-rings to seal against the OD of the flare fitting instead of...
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    on my robinair valves, unscrew the valve body and...

    on my robinair valves, unscrew the valve body and the ball will drop out once you get the teflon seat out of the way. Once the ball is out of the way, take the screw holding the lever to the shaft...
  26. Thread: vacuum gauge

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    Good question. I work out of a pickup, so my...

    Good question. I work out of a pickup, so my stuff gets banged around more than I'd like (instruments are in the cab, but still...) I'd want to go digital just for the durability factor...
  27. No updates today. Room heat was all...

    No updates today. Room heat was all encompassing.

    Some of the PTAC filth was original equipment from '79, I think.
  28. I think the original fuse problem was from trying...

    I think the original fuse problem was from trying to put 240 volts through a 115 volt transformer. Somebody tried to play musical boards, and I found the 240 volt board laying in the mechanical...
  29. Main Entry: 1cob·ble Pronunciation: \ˈkä-bəl\ ...

    Main Entry: 1cob·ble
    Pronunciation: \ˈkä-bəl\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): cob·bled; cob·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
    Etymology: Middle English coblen, perhaps back-formation from...
  30. Apparently, Manitowoc fixed their website. ...

    Apparently, Manitowoc fixed their website.

    The grid is separated from the back plate of the evaporator. wholesale price of the evap is 1/3 of new equipment wholesale price, so it's likely going...
  31. Done - tried to edit original post, but it seems...

    Done - tried to edit original post, but it seems that function gets disabled after some time or something.
  32. I priced a new one. I can put about a weeks work...

    I priced a new one. I can put about a weeks work into this thing and be about even.

    I've got Manitowoc machines at party stores that are still running great that are three times the age of this...
  33. It's air cooled. The condensor coil is integral...

    It's air cooled. The condensor coil is integral to the unit.

    I don't have any R-402, so I haven't put gages on it - there's plenty of other work around the facility.

    It's a hotel that's been...
  34. Manitowoc website now subscription - need some pressures...

    http://www.manitowocice.com comes immediately up to an "enter login" screen.

    I'm trying to find some diagnostic literature on a BY1004AS that doesn't seem to make enough heat to harvest. Ices...
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    Picked up a 90+ single stage today. Both vent...

    Picked up a 90+ single stage today. Both vent and supply in the top.

    Wholesaler had 10 8 x 1/2 black nipples in stock. I explaind to the counter guy why he should sell one with every G7. That...
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    Haven't done any nordyne R-410. I'm trying to...

    Haven't done any nordyne R-410. I'm trying to move more to Trane and geothermal.

    Are they the same 1/4 turn valves as the R-22 units? I like the valve, but haven't got a feel for durability yet.
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    Glycol. It does the pool heating too. It's a...

    Glycol. It does the pool heating too.

    It's a little hard to see in the "after" indoor pic, but there's a recirc pump, air eliminator and expansion tank to the left of the air handler.

    It's...
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    Nice job. I got dinged in an inspection last...

    Nice job.

    I got dinged in an inspection last week for a reducing bushing in gas pipe, but that was 1 1/4 by 1. Big by 1/2 I don't expect should be a cracking issue.

    How do you like the G7's? ...
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    Where does the drain for the safety pan go? ...

    Where does the drain for the safety pan go?

    Someone years ago posted advice here to put a valve on the safety pan so that when the pan fills with water it trips the float switch and shuts the unit...
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    Amana HTM Replacement

    Before:

    http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp200/airbydesign/HTM%20Replacement/PICT0007.jpg

    http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp200/airbydesign/HTM%20Replacement/PICT0006.jpg
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    I might get some pictures of my install yet. The...

    I might get some pictures of my install yet. The camera batteries were dead. I've got a rental about 3 blocks away, so it isn't unheard of me to be over there.

    The goodman got it's gas and...
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    The new 80% G6 got vented into the B vent solo. ...

    The new 80% G6 got vented into the B vent solo. The goodmanitrol was re-piped out the back wall.

    The gas piping got straightened out too. I only had to cut one piece of pipe and use a couple...
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    Relax...It's Rheem AND goodman!!!

    Just the before pictures. It's safe now, but still not pretty. We put a Gibson in to replace the rheem. Control board on the goodman was water damaged and repaired. The tube between the inducer...
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    The overshoot might be a new issue from...

    The overshoot might be a new issue from increasing the water temp in the concrete floor.

    How do you accomplish air conditioning? Air source heat pumps are nearly always cheaper to operate than...
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    I got a call on one of these today. Arrived,...

    I got a call on one of these today.

    Arrived, it was displaying lockout code. Reset it, no ignition. For some reason the meter wasn't on the truck, so I pulled the igniter. No cracks. Tried it...
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    Late Model Hussman freezers into old system

    A potential new customer owns a grocery store in the 'hood. He's obtained some used but well preserved Hussman freezers RLN-4 and RLN-5 and NF6L-8U and NF6L-12U. The RLN's are a year old, the NF6's...
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    We've known each other for years, so it isn't...

    We've known each other for years, so it isn't quite so bad.

    Most likely, he'll be programming the PLC.
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    Homeowner bought a PLC today. I'm confident that...

    Homeowner bought a PLC today. I'm confident that it will be functional and pretty.

    More updates as we get closer to completion.

    Thanks for your help. The NCE25XX is kinda what I was looking...
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    If we do relay logic, I was leaning toward A419A...

    If we do relay logic, I was leaning toward A419A http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/MET_PDF/125188.PDF temperature modules. Ranco makes a similar one, but not as powerful.

    That allows me to...
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    control computer recomendation

    I've got a residential application that is probably appropriate for a stand alone computer.

    The system is a water to water heat pump feeding in floor radiant for heating and an air handler for...
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