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  1. Thread: union

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    At the end of the day it depends of what you are...

    At the end of the day it depends of what you are willing to put into it. There are good/bad union companies, on the other hand you have good/bad non union companies. If your a good employee who is...
  2. Thread: union

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    Not sure about your local. But get in and learn...

    Not sure about your local. But get in and learn all you can. Volunteer to get in on all the weekend/night jobs. Your going to start off as helper light maintenance. Well it all depends on your skill...
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    That's what I've been doing. Since the unit is...

    That's what I've been doing. Since the unit is new the slightly over amping motor/ or in accurate reading from my multimeter doesn't worry me to much but if I was to go on a service call and find a...
  4. Thread: no fan on?

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    make sure the fan switch is not set for gas . you...

    make sure the fan switch is not set for gas . you did mention it was a heat pump unit so the thermostat is most likely on heatpump. some tstats have a seperate dip switch for electric gas heating....
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    so maybe this unit was tested with 250v and since...

    so maybe this unit was tested with 250v and since im getting 239v wich is less voltage will explain the amperage increase plus the meter could be off compared to the labs meter. my main reason for...
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    lol. hahahaha i fugured you were being funny, but...

    lol. hahahaha i fugured you were being funny, but as Elfshadow mentioned earlier about the manufacture basically putting the smallest motor possible to do the job, so the unit will comsume less...
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    yeah i could do that. but im not having a problem...

    yeah i could do that. but im not having a problem with it tripping the breaker or overamping am electrical circuit. the motor is operating properly but it bugs me that why is the motor running over...
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    im back with some photos! i replaced the...

    im back with some photos! i replaced the batteries in my uei meter. in the pix the motor is rated for 1.3 rla we put this unit in about 1 year ago. the current rla is 1.43 with uei and 1.6 with the...
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    541091541101541081photo 1 fan.jpg
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    How can I reply with pictures from my iPhone? Do...

    How can I reply with pictures from my iPhone? Do I need to be on the computer like desk top to do so??
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    I'm sure you can get in depth with ohms law but...

    I'm sure you can get in depth with ohms law but basically I've amped out hundreds of motors and when I found one over amping sure enough it's going bad. I've seen them amp out under rla for years but...
  12. If this is a trane unit check the low voltage...

    If this is a trane unit check the low voltage coil on the contactor that's for your electric heat strip. They fail often. Maybe when you went they did not need heat for a while. Anyways what brand...
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    I spoke to trutechtools they told me the...

    I spoke to trutechtools they told me the accuracy/ sensor is the exact same. It's basically the battery use feature or 115v power only feature from the original h10. Combined into one leak detector....
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    Not yet. I'm going to change the batteries for...

    Not yet. I'm going to change the batteries for the heck of it this morning even though it's not saying low battery. Then I will compare the readings with another meter at the same time.
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    I don't know the difference that's why I posted...

    I don't know the difference that's why I posted it. For everyone else to put there input. Also it just came out I thought it was pretty interesting. I'm going to call trutechtools Monday to ask about...
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    Correct. That's why the clamp meter usually has 3...

    Correct. That's why the clamp meter usually has 3 lines and the wire should line up with the 3 marks. Basically the wire will be sitting in the center of the clamp,not touching the sides
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    I don't blame you. I would also change the motor...

    I don't blame you. I would also change the motor if it's over amping also because if it goes out in 2-3 days the customer is going to say well you were just here, why didn't you see that. mr....
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    I understand what ur saying. But technically over...

    I understand what ur saying. But technically over amping is over amping. I should not have to guess like hmmm well it's over but close so it will be ok. I never seen this before that's why I don't...
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    I also have the uei dl389 I had that meter for...

    I also have the uei dl389 I had that meter for the past 4 years. I had the same model but I get a new one like every 1.5 years. Because I either forget it at a job, or it got wet on the roof and had...
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    Maybe it's my meter, next time I run into this...

    Maybe it's my meter, next time I run into this I'm going to try my other meter to compare
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    I checked on both the motors nameplate and units...

    I checked on both the motors nameplate and units nameplate. It over amps according to the motors nameplate. I even showed the sales manager of the job. He used to be a tech. I said well being that's...
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    I also have a d tek and it's great. But on really...

    I also have a d tek and it's great. But on really small r410a leaks are harder to pick up compared to a r22 leaker. Sometimes with my dtek as soon as I put it in the condenser it starts going off....
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    Supposedly it has the best of both worlds between...

    Supposedly it has the best of both worlds between the h10g and the h10pm. I only worked with the h10 provided by the company I work for. But I'm looking to buy my own so I noticed the h10 pro I heard...
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    If I remembered correctly on this carrier the...

    If I remembered correctly on this carrier the name tag said 208/240 my actual voltage was 240. The Rheems were at a commercial condo building the actual voltage was around 200-208 volts I don't...
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    H10 pro leak detector

    The h10 pro leak detector us the new model leak detector just came out this past October. Trutechtools has it for sale. Supposedly they are going to discontinue the h10 and the h10 pm at the end of...
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    New cond. fan over amping

    Has anyone noticed on brand new condensers the condenser fan motors over amp. I did a start up on several Rheems and the fan motor for example was rated for 1.2 amps as per nameplate on the motor...
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    Perlick beer cooler t-stat

    For a 2door reach in beer cooler m# bs60 from the top of my head my notepad is at my desk n now I'm on the couch :) anyways the thermostat is part suction line temp sensing and part air temp sensing...
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    Condenser air filter

    I've always heard good about the air filters in front of the condenser air filters, I seen one today it was made from that blue and white filter media. But it was fillet/cut thin so it seemed to not...
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    Well that's the question all the home owners have...

    Well that's the question all the home owners have that's why they are given an arrow . Also they don't know about the direction of the airflow. Hell 9 out of 10 swear the fan outside is the fan that...
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    The rotation is correct. The condenser is...

    The rotation is correct. The condenser is deteriorated the fins are brittle. It's 16 years old. This unit sprung 2 leaks in the condenser, also the evap coil is really dirty I told her it's best to...
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    filter direction

    why is the filter directional arrow going opposite of the filter writing. Basically most homeowners slide the filter in so you can read the writing right side up. but if you follow the arrow the...
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    rheem condenser fan motor

    rheem condenser M#RAMA-030JAZ
    S#6088 M2398 08557

    I see on the condensers nameplate calls for a 1/8 hp but not sure on the rpms? Does anyone know the Rpm motor this unit calls for??? ...
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    Well I guess thermal fin can actually be a lot of...

    Well I guess thermal fin can actually be a lot of things. Basically it's fins that absorb or reject heat, fins on a coil, or fins on a transformer to dissipate heat. So yes it can be a radiant...
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    R-22 is good with Poe oil your right. That's...

    R-22 is good with Poe oil your right. That's compatible, But it depends what oil was in the system before? maybe mineral oil just as an example. I was taught that you don't want to mix oils. Also...
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    Thanks for the replies and info. I knew about the...

    Thanks for the replies and info. I knew about the pulley diameters affecting the speed but I wasn't sure if the belt length had any affect. That clears up my question now good to know
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    Change in belt size

    Now the question is it the longer the belt the slower the the blower wheel will turn in relation ship to the drive motors rpms. I'm picturing in my head the closer the drive pulley is to the driven...
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    Thermal fin???

    What is the proper name for that thin aluminum tubing usually used for the dryer exhaust pipe. I was taught that it's called thermal fin. What's the proper name for that type of pipe/tubing?
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    Thank you for replying back to me. I did receive...

    Thank you for replying back to me. I did receive the scale back from you, I used it today and worked flawlessly! It looks like a new scale either way I'm happy with the end result thanks again. It...
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    Most likely he is going to have you put in that...

    Most likely he is going to have you put in that r404a compressor,change filter dryer,pull vacuum and just fill it with r22. It may run but might not run properly or long term, r22 can run happy with...
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    I reread my post about the scale letting me down....

    I reread my post about the scale letting me down. When I mentioned I threw away the paper with the info to ship it back I should have made it more clear that part was an accident I wrote it down on a...
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    It always worked pretty good when I needed it. I...

    It always worked pretty good when I needed it. I was just disappointed that it had a failure. But if you have that many in the field of course there may be an issue with a few here and there. Things...
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    Yoooooiooooooo!!! Well I'm back here right shy of...

    Yoooooiooooooo!!! Well I'm back here right shy of a year and a half. I've been using the scale from acuutools. Well ever time I'm in the back of my van once in a while I would hear a beep beep. I...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Thanks for the detailed info. Your right about...

    Thanks for the detailed info. Your right about sizing for the future thinking it's going to get damaged or so. I kind of stated wrong my fault. I was dozing off as I was making that post. I guess...
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    Upsize condensing unit for reach ins

    These reach ins (freezer/coolers) once they get older start to run high head pressure yes they can be cleaned with degreaser/coil cleaner but over the years the condenser fins get loose from the...
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    Yeah those hours I like but now I'm not motivated...

    Yeah those hours I like but now I'm not motivated especially since I know I'm leaving
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    Hahahaha. Alot of people who I've heard gave a 2...

    Hahahaha. Alot of people who I've heard gave a 2 weeks notice they got terminated right there. I understand why in a way because you don't want an employee out on your job sites who is planning on...
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    Good excuse to leave an employer

    Here's the story I worked non union about 6 years, then I got into the union as a white ticket I swore in about 2 years ago. Well after 1 year I said naw I'm leaving I told my supervisor that I want...
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    Sounds pretty good. I've never used co2 before is...

    Sounds pretty good. I've never used co2 before is it cheaper? Are the metal bottles heavier than the nitro bottles? Can you refill them at your local hvac supplier? Is it dry like to also use it to...
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    I like the idea of using a larger piece of pipe...

    I like the idea of using a larger piece of pipe because you can cut in slightly large than the repaired section then slide it all the way towards one side then slide it onto the other side kind of...
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