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  1. The first compressor was covered under warranty,...

    The first compressor was covered under warranty, so technically he has only put 2 compressors and a high pressure cut-out into it.
  2. I was just looking at compressor performance data...

    I was just looking at compressor performance data to get a better idea of where the operating envelope is. It goes up to 140*F condensing (AE4450Y) so thats where im probably going to set it.
    Its...
  3. Suggested Hi-Pressure cut out setting for True prep table

    This will be compressor #3 im putting in tomorrow on this prep table in 3 years. Just out of warranty... again. Customer just cant seem to remember to clean the damn condenser on a regular basis, so...
  4. Hobart Proofer/Retarder - bread too dry after bake

    What causes the bread to be too dry after the bake?

    Assuming the humidity is fine, what could be the issue?
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    404a Compressor used in 22 system

    Its my understanding that 404a rated compressors are now being shipped in most cases when selecting a replacement for an r22 compressor.

    For example, if i had a 1hp medium temp R22 compressor...
  6. Thats one way to get to the rating plate! :grin2:

    Thats one way to get to the rating plate! :grin2:
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    The 116 is will do 90% of what you need. The 323...

    The 116 is will do 90% of what you need. The 323 is alright for a basic meter but i have yet to use it for anything but checking amperage and even at that its just passes.

    For the money, the kit...
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    Ah, the home made PHM r407c. I had actually done...

    Ah, the home made PHM r407c. I had actually done it a few times when i was in an emergency situation without enough r22 to fill the system. If the compressors already poe charged, why not.
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    Honestly i just use a yellowjacket 68802 charging...

    Honestly i just use a yellowjacket 68802 charging scale. Its easier if your using a 25lb jug of 134a because the weight keeps it down and its easier to zero out once the liquid inside settles.
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    Did you physically see the waxing on the cap...

    Did you physically see the waxing on the cap tube? I would try and get another one of those crappy spun copper driers and change it out just to be safe. It's not very often that the cap tube can be...
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    Not a bad idea. I might do just that. Thanks.

    Not a bad idea. I might do just that.

    Thanks.
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    mechanics vice setup

    I want to put a 6" mechanics vice on the truck but im trying to think of somewhere handy to bolt it down without it getting in the way all the time. Anyone have any ideas for something easy to setup...
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    Yellowjacket 60290. Does up to 1 1/8.

    Yellowjacket 60290. Does up to 1 1/8.
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    Currently using the Bullet, its ok. I would never...

    Currently using the Bullet, its ok. I would never say its a good pump but it does pull down to 500 microns. Not having the blank off valve bothers me but i guess the valve on the manifold hose does...
  15. Thread: TRUE LEAK

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    If you have a little 12v drill get yourself a few...

    If you have a little 12v drill get yourself a few small wire brush attachments with the 1/4in quick change ends like these:
    ...
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    The company i work for occasionally does work on...

    The company i work for occasionally does work on high end fridges, freezers and wine coolers. We are talking a price range starting at $3500. Here is basically how I treat the calls. If its not...
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    You have gone and done it! You only get 2...

    You have gone and done it! You only get 2 "Successful easy-out use" tickets in your lifetime! You have just used one of the tickets up. Better hope its a few years before you have to use the other...
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    Partstown App Bitzers Refrigerant reference...

    Partstown App
    Bitzers Refrigerant reference
    Copeland Mobile
    Copeland X-Ref
    Davenet

    those are the ones i frequently use
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    http://i60.tinypic.com/8xk56a.jpg...

    http://i60.tinypic.com/8xk56a.jpg
    http://i60.tinypic.com/259c2dk.jpg
    http://i58.tinypic.com/f9pk7b.jpg
    http://i58.tinypic.com/6fnl20.jpg
    http://i61.tinypic.com/qnjsjq.jpg...
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    Its definaty a nice feeling going in and fixing...

    Its definaty a nice feeling going in and fixing the "big problem" and looking like the hero. Supermarkets have there good days and there bad. I enjoyed the work, its a faster pace but at the same...
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    Is there a difference in the PTC relay in the...

    Is there a difference in the PTC relay in the 1/2hp vs the 1/12 or even the 1/3? I have always just used the 1/2hp without giving any thought to the actual size of the motor. The 1/2 hp just works.
    ...
  22. Partstown app no longer works as of ios9 iphone update

    So i never update my phone ever because it usually breaks something and if im not having problems, why fix what aint broken. Anyways, guy at our office thought he was doing me a favor last week and...
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    When i first started this trade my boss handed me...

    When i first started this trade my boss handed me a tube of leak lock and said "i don't want to see you ever use this." Confused, I asked him why he even gave it to me. His reply: "You will know when...
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    Either H10 Pro or Dtek Select H10 Pro is...

    Either H10 Pro or Dtek Select

    H10 Pro is better and finding and pinpointing 134a however. For 410a, 22, 404a they both seem to work equally well.

    H10 Pro sensors are a little expensive, Dtek...
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    Buy an H10 Pro and keep it charged. Planet does...

    Buy an H10 Pro and keep it charged. Planet does not matter, only product loss.
  26. i wouldn't call the hilmore cheap but i wouldnt...

    i wouldn't call the hilmore cheap but i wouldnt call it expensive either. I have had mine now for about 5 months and it has worked well all summer long. I just checked it with icewater this week and...
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    there is a reason fluke is so expensive. :grin2:

    there is a reason fluke is so expensive. :grin2:
  28. The hilmore temperature probe also uses...

    The hilmore temperature probe also uses thermocouples but in there defense, its a very simple, small and easy to calibrate device.
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    Ended up calling one of my laundry parts...

    Ended up calling one of my laundry parts suppliers who was of no direct help. He gave me the phone number of another mechanic who specializes in these machines. I guess the scroll was a bad idea in...
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    It was one of the Blue MT compressors and it was...

    It was one of the Blue MT compressors and it was a very large but surprisingly light compressor so the liquid protection makes sense.

    I ran the numbers through the danfoss sizing sheets and as is,...
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    Dry cleaning machine nightmare!

    About 2 months ago i changed a burned out compressor on a dry cleaning machine at a big uniform and dry cleaning factory. R22, 100 000btu, medium temp danfoss tin can compressor. Replaced it with a...
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    If the manufactures approved it or even thought...

    If the manufactures approved it or even thought it was a good idea, they would probably be using it. Give it a few years, with all the changes that are coming, who knows, maybe it will become a...
  33. Well, i got a job with the company i wanted to...

    Well, i got a job with the company i wanted to start with back 4 years ago. Kept calling, eventually he brought me in for an interview. I started the following monday. 6 months later i got registered...
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    so this is a new thing in the last few years,...

    so this is a new thing in the last few years, whew lol. I was sweating for a few minutes. One of the old cold water pipes in my house is black but there is no black powder coming off it. I thought...
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    Can someone explain to me why this happens and...

    Can someone explain to me why this happens and what it actually does to the copper? Does it actually cause leaks in the evaporators?
  36. Trying to wrap my head around evaporator TD for different applications

    I understand what TD is (at least i hope i do) that being the difference in temperature between the SST and the supply air entering the evaporator.

    Medium temp - typical 15* TD
    Low temp - Typical...
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    There is a restaurant chain we do work for that...

    There is a restaurant chain we do work for that has the same requirements for food safety. Its not a bad thing, food keeps fresh longer however it wrecks havoc when your trying to balance the system....
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    DryR - What is it? What does it do?

    Seen some product called DryR on the shelf with the superseal. Guy at the counter claimed it somehow neutralizes moisture in the system so that the filter drier can better absorb all of it. Snake oil...
  39. I have wanted to do this before. Does the suction...

    I have wanted to do this before. Does the suction port going to the compressor have to dip down and back up with a little hole at the bottom of the bend for oil return or am i over thinking this?
  40. Thermostat for domestic fridge reccomendations

    Mother in law called last night. Thermostat sounds pooched from the description she gave me. Compressor wont shut off even if she sets the temperature dial to the off position and its freezing the...
  41. Thats exactly why i went for it. I have read too...

    Thats exactly why i went for it. I have read too many stories about how the H10 is simply the best and lately i have spent too much time on too many calls looking for small leaks. I just want to find...
  42. First hand experience: Detek Select vs H10 PRO

    Every truck at our company gets a leak detector paid for on the company account. Half the guys are using the Accuprobe II, other half uses the Dtek select, me included. Loved the Dtek, used it for a...
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    i think they changed there name to edenox a...

    i think they changed there name to edenox a little while ago according to the website but there is no mention of refrigeration products on there webpage. I had the same problem, could not find any...
  44. its a regular horizontal evap. Hard to remove....

    its a regular horizontal evap. Hard to remove. Brushed what i could off with a paintbrush, vacuumed then blew it out in reverse with compressed CO2. Passed the flashlight test afterwards.

    I have a...
  45. lol nope. Ill text him tonight to take a picture...

    lol nope. Ill text him tonight to take a picture for me.
  46. House not cooling, possible airflow issues?

    First off, I have never had to calculate airflow as i have never sized a system. I primarily do refrigeration so HVAC is not my forte. Please forgive me.

    Friend bought a new house, first time home...
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    probably a 240v sleeve unit, yes.

    probably a 240v sleeve unit, yes.
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    Well i get the feeling i kept him as a customer,...

    Well i get the feeling i kept him as a customer, which is what i wanted, but im always nervous when it comes to explaining why i cant fix a problem especially when your still trying to establish a...
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    The oem cold control looks very simalar to an A12...

    The oem cold control looks very simalar to an A12 1506 with the end of the bulb coiled out of the box. Are you sure its a 41*F cut in?

    Makes sense what your saying about having the probe halfway...
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    I can also chime in on that one. Glad I'm not the...

    I can also chime in on that one. Glad I'm not the only one.

    Also, when you change the txv on the earlier models of those tables, change the solenoid. I have had the solenoid leak by on many of the...
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