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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...
  11. Thread: Recommendation

    by tuba
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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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    Well, I finally got it done. I must say that I...

    Well, I finally got it done. I must say that I am impressed. It was a bit difficult getting the top bearing off, but being able to just plug in the machine after cleaning and reassembly was...
  27. You're absolutely right - there should have been...

    You're absolutely right - there should have been some apology for the crappy instructor and some offer of resolution of a better instructor or some training materials. Not just "We are very...
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    Thanks for all the advice all. I knew that 30...

    Thanks for all the advice all. I knew that 30 minutes sounded too good to be true. My boss quoted for 2-4 hours, and now it is for the customer to decide. I am pushing for them to get a new...
  29. The sales rep ended up calling my boss and is...

    The sales rep ended up calling my boss and is very concerned that I am going to be telling customers to get rid of this particular brand of controls...
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    Follett - Bearings - Too good to be true?

    So I have a customer with an 8 year old L400A tube ice module.

    The factory is telling me that I can change the bearings in around 30 minutes?

    I have not worked on many Follett machines. Is this...
  31. Hey Marc, was it a worthless sales pitch, or was...

    Hey Marc, was it a worthless sales pitch, or was it one of those people who did not know squat about what they were teaching, but would never admit to it?
  32. You know, I had to wonder: Are most of the...

    You know, I had to wonder: Are most of the controls companies that cocky? I mean, once they convince you to install their stuff, they got the customer by the balls for at least a few years, right? ...
  33. Don't you hate bad classes / Seminars ?? a rant

    I just spent 2 hours in a controls class where the instructor was sitting in a chair at the front of the room, slouched against the wall, just sort of talking, and playing with his computer while we...
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    York Simplicity Test Mode - Question

    If I put in a request for the simplicity board to do an operation test, and the only thing that comes on is the blower, is the board bad, or is it because I have to disconnect the Modlinc first?
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    From what I can tell - if any part of the heater...

    From what I can tell - if any part of the heater cable is inside the door, it self destructs.

    I had to pull regular wire through the door and re-splice the cable on the door itself.

    I hope it...
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    I just fixed two of these the other day - yes,...

    I just fixed two of these the other day - yes, the wires were sealed, but the hole for the conduit was not.

    I was wondering if anyone had tried those new fangled LED light bulbs in a freezer. They...
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    That is what I did. Now the heater is dead. I...

    That is what I did. Now the heater is dead. I need to go figure out what happened.

    I hope I don't have to put that door back on the saw horses.
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    Walk in freezer door heater cable.

    So I had to install a new perimeter heater wire and door gasket on an older Hill Phoenix door. What a pain!!

    My question is this - what is the proper way to strip and connect the heater wire. I...
  39. How true it is

    "How often should vacuum pump oil be changed? .. big question and the answer is . . Anytime it tips over in the truck and spills"

    This had me laughing and spilling coffee.

    How true!! How...
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    1 - Learn Refrigeration if you can. Everything...

    1 - Learn Refrigeration if you can. Everything else will fall into place easier, and you will be more valuable to any company if you can repair a walk in or ice machine.

    2- Start buying tools NOW....
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    So why is there no voltage at Y2 ? No Voltage =...

    So why is there no voltage at Y2 ? No Voltage = No Stage 2.
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    Sealant of choice for freezer work?

    So I was rebuilding the pvc drain in the bottom of a Zero Zone case, and I was wondering if there is a silicone-type sealant that you guys prefer to use when working on the inside of a freezer. Is...
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    One of the best things you can do in school is to...

    One of the best things you can do in school is to get some of the other guys phone numbers and keep them. Once you get in the field (especially new) it is great to be able to call someone else who...
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    I use an aluminum 3 position handtruck from...

    I use an aluminum 3 position handtruck from Costco. Cut a piece of plywood to fit it in the 4-wheel position. I think it was one of the best 100 bucks I ever spent for this trade.
  45. Thread: CBI tools review

    by tuba
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    I have followed them and purchased a few things....

    I have followed them and purchased a few things. The hoses were ok, but I like the JB hoses better - better grip and made in USA. As for the tubing stuff, when you look close, it really looks like...
  46. I don't know about you, but I love my 'Annie'...

    I don't know about you, but I love my 'Annie' Hermetic analyzer for those small hermetic jobs when I get them. Got a couple off ebay and they work great.
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    One thing I have learned is to look for the...

    One thing I have learned is to look for the non-obvious. Case in point: A beauty school with 4 Lennox GCS rtu's. It was the same complaint, the units could not keep up. Many service calls and many...
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    Have you considered putting a construction stat...

    Have you considered putting a construction stat between the stat and the sub base? Then the stat will just be a dummy. They are only 5-10 bucks each.
  49. Thread: York RTU

    by tuba
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    Just curious - does this have a microchannel...

    Just curious - does this have a microchannel condenser coils?
  50. Thanks for the tip hvac69. The customer did not...

    Thanks for the tip hvac69. The customer did not like our bad news about 2 of the 4 compressors being dead, so he kicked us off the property and said our response time was unacceptable. Some...
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