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    NBC ruined hockey for me. I watch the kings on...

    NBC ruined hockey for me. I watch the kings on Fox sports west all season long then the playoffs come around and they air all the games on NBC sports. I've got basic cable and don't get that channel...
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    Company in work for does almost everything. Maybe...

    Company in work for does almost everything. Maybe no cryogenic equipment but chillers down to mini splits and restaurants too. Our service manager been in trade 30 years and all he knows about ice...
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    They are trying to do something to that effect...

    They are trying to do something to that effect where I work now. My supervisor asked me how many years in the trade and how many years of school I have. Your experience counts per year obviously and...
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    low superheat control

    Anybody used one of the Emerson low superheat controls before? Having some issues with a customers ems and would like to protect compressors.

    I can't link to it but it's an EC3-X33 I believe.
  5. Thread: Harbor freight

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    I use my dewalt cordless sawzall for everyday...

    I use my dewalt cordless sawzall for everyday use, but I bought a corded hf magnesium case sawzall maybe 3 years ago. As long as you don't use hf blades that thing kicks butt. When service is slow...
  6. The nhl has "the nhl ice crew" which is led bye a...

    The nhl has "the nhl ice crew" which is led bye a father and son who travel to all the ice rinks in the nhl and maintain and service the systems. They actually have two of these traveling setups....
  7. Everybody I talked to seemed really impressed bye...

    Everybody I talked to seemed really impressed bye the fact that they made ice in so cal. It's just a huge cold plate system basically. But still cool to see a game at dodger stadium, even though...
  8. Thread: Jobs

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    School does not count as a year experience in the...

    School does not count as a year experience in the field. Maybe the recruiter (salesman) told you that, but whatever you do don't put that on a resume or tell an interviewer that. "When you are done...
  9. If I paid $3k more for the car I should have done...

    If I paid $3k more for the car I should have done more research, how bad did I need a car? Was the extra $3k worth it for me to have a car I needed right now? Was it poor planning on my part that...
  10. So this guy leaves his warm cozy home and family...

    So this guy leaves his warm cozy home and family to come fix your heater when it's freezing outside. You would consider it an emergency since you did not take the time to get competing bids, he gave...
  11. Thread: Work ethics

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    The company I work for has gone thru lots of guys...

    The company I work for has gone thru lots of guys due to plain old laziness or dumbassness. Guys pencil whipping time sheets, not just an hour or two, guy went out and spent 45 minutes at a place and...
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    Nailed it. I've gotten so much **** from...

    Nailed it. I've gotten so much **** from coworkers and even my supervisor about how I'm the owners fav and so on. But I take that as when my name is coming out of his mouth it's followed bye...
  13. Thread: Raises

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    So you basically received a cost of living raise?...

    So you basically received a cost of living raise? As hvacvegas stated my boss will email me or call me up and tell me I'm doing a *****in' job, then tell me I'm getting a $3-$5hr raise (this has...
  14. Stinger leg. I had never even heard of this until...

    Stinger leg. I had never even heard of this until about two months ago.

    Working with another tech and he hooked up a pigtail jumper to run vacuum pump. Plugged in his surge protector, put his...
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    D tek

    D tek
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    The line set is about 70' and goes thru multiple...

    The line set is about 70' and goes thru multiple chase' down three stories and across the building. Took 3 bottles of nitro. To narrow it down we dropped some liquid 410 then pushed nitro behind it...
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    Commercial building. This was in the ceiling...

    Commercial building. This was in the ceiling above the top floor directly underneath all of the equipment for the building. That's why they have so much insulation and such to block the noise. Unit...
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    Wrong pipe, get a couple hundred psi in there and...

    Wrong pipe, get a couple hundred psi in there and some heat. This property has about 40 split systems.
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    Boom goes the suction line

    Spent two days trying to track this leak down. Ended up being above two layers of 12" insulation, a fire rated ceiling, another layer of insulation, then t-bar ceiling. About 16' from the floor. What...
  20. My wife's been using square reader for a few...

    My wife's been using square reader for a few years now. It's cheaper than most cc processing company's and she has money next day usually.
  21. Thread: V-Belt question

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    I used those type of belts on carrier and...

    I used those type of belts on carrier and thermoking transportation units in the past. They seemed to hold up better than regular rubber belts in longer applications.
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    http://usa.mylinkdrive.com/categories/3/product_ty...

    http://usa.mylinkdrive.com/categories/3/product_types/5/series/40/models/134/products/show/570.html#install
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    Yes. But you don't have to use it. You should be...

    Yes. But you don't have to use it. You should be able to get the info in the product manual or online.
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    Each unit needs a trap, and I always vent them...

    Each unit needs a trap, and I always vent them after just to make it easier to prime them and clean out, then stick a piece of maybe 3" pipe going up. I swear I fix 4-5 drains a week that are not...
  25. Thread: Got Yorked

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    I kinda am starting to hate York. I install there...

    I kinda am starting to hate York. I install there commercial splits all the time and on about 80% of them I end up changing the contactor due to the board dropping out on low voltage when it calls...
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    You gotta start from the bottom. Find someone...

    You gotta start from the bottom. Find someone looking for an install helper. Carry around pipe, ductwork, tools, and anything else the apprentices or journeymen don't want too. Seal ductwork,...
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    Just mount the stat in the return plenum. We do...

    Just mount the stat in the return plenum. We do this on units that have control issues all the time, control or operator caused issues.
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    I had this EXACT same issue last week. Got a call...

    I had this EXACT same issue last week. Got a call about 10am that walk in cooler was warm. Customer pulled disconnect and unloaded cooler until I could get there. I got there and flipped on...
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    Thanks. Drop a little over 1 lb in and it kicked...

    Thanks. Drop a little over 1 lb in and it kicked right in and cooled.
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    So where do I go from here. There doesn't seem to...

    So where do I go from here. There doesn't seem to be any adjustment for headmaster. Sound like a low charge? Just strange that it was working and cooling intermittently.
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    Headmaster is not going to restrict flow? It's...

    Headmaster is not going to restrict flow? It's bypassing condenser and dumping right into receiver?
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    Yes. When the issue is present there is no heat...

    Yes. When the issue is present there is no heat going into condenser. Pretty much all bypasses into receiver.
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    No

    No
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    System would run continuously. Comp held pump down

    System would run continuously. Comp held pump down
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    RDI low refrigerant flow

    Got an RDI (manitowoc) PCL0127B indoor coil, PCL149M outdoor unit, CF04K6E-TF5-270 comp, Poe oil. Originally R22 but converted to r404 at some point. Walk in cooler supposed to be 34*. Customer...
  36. I just got a set of sman4's this week, only used...

    I just got a set of sman4's this week, only used them three times but they work great, give you lots of info. I would recommend them.
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    You probably broke the seal when installing it....

    You probably broke the seal when installing it. Remove the seal and check if the graphite ring is broken in half. When you install these seals you have to lube them up to make it easier to slide on...
  38. 55* supply temp. 20-22 drop across the coil.

    55* supply temp. 20-22 drop across the coil.
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    Is it running off a cooling tower? Could be...

    Is it running off a cooling tower? Could be running after the tower shuts off and pulling high amps and pop the fuse. I had a wshp two weeks ago with a relay that would not release when the hp switch...
  40. There are air balance companies out there. Unless...

    There are air balance companies out there. Unless you wanna drop $5k on a flow hood. I would recommend keeping all dampers open, don't block off the hallway or this or that. Your just restricting...
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    Yep at my company's "preferred" parts supplier...

    Yep at my company's "preferred" parts supplier they only stock one of each fan motor. Went in to get 2 for a trane unit and they sold their whole stock that morning. Asked counter guy and he said...
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    Bought from trutech.com tired of waiting........

    Bought from trutech.com tired of waiting..... Still crazy I think that there were 5-6 locations in the last week I went to that didn't have it. But then again I needed 4 $7 relays and each store only...
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    Paging fieldpiece

    So I have been trying to buy an sman4 for about two weeks now. I want to go into parts house and buy one off the shelf.... BUT NOBODY HAS THEM IN STOCK!!!!! Everybody seems to have a deep stock of...
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    Is this the drop in that you gotta change all the...

    Is this the drop in that you gotta change all the rubber valve cores and caps or it will eat them? Just checking cause it happened on a system that my company converted, but cant remember exactly...
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    R22 will be available for another 5 years. Don't...

    R22 will be available for another 5 years. Don't waste your time or his money. Bye the time you add up your labor costs to convert and deal with impending issues caused bye conversion they may spend...
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    Seems to me if the equipment is 15-30 years old...

    Seems to me if the equipment is 15-30 years old it might be time to recommend replacement instead of costly repairs. If you gotta drop 10 lbs in a unit cause of leaking service ports or something...
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    1) All I can do is report the facts to the...

    1) All I can do is report the facts to the customer, and my recommended work. Which is what I've done, and I documented on my invoice and with pictures the issues that I found.

    2) Low voltage was...
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    I watched it run for about 30 minutes...

    I watched it run for about 30 minutes continuously. Not cycling, and if it did trip on hp it locks out the comp, must be reset, and the stat is locked so it would generate a service call.
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    Tried to educate them about cleaning the coils...

    Tried to educate them about cleaning the coils and filters, how it will allow the unit to operate at maximum efficiency and save them energy and costly repairs in the future. But the facility manager...
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    Customer has a company that changes their filters...

    Customer has a company that changes their filters every six months, in a desert climate, with economizers. Tried to get them to wash the coils and change filters but the customer acted like I was...
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