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    I've been taking care of 16 Manitowoc's machines...

    I've been taking care of 16 Manitowoc's machines for a while now, there all J-Models which was bought in 1995.
    A few weeks ago i told my boss it was time to change out these machine and he agreed...
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    Way to go Higgins, good work bro...

    Way to go Higgins, good work bro...
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    When a person spends thousands of dollars on...

    When a person spends thousands of dollars on their units I say spend a few bucks a month and change the filter especially if you live in a dusty environment.
    Great habit to get into, if you forgot...
  4. If you don't know anything about your units then...

    If you don't know anything about your units then do yourself a favor and call out someone who does, it could save you money in the long run.
    I've seen people ruin there units because they didn't...
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    If you haven't checked the filter on the inside...

    If you haven't checked the filter on the inside unit then do it, how long has it been since you changed the filter being you should change it every 30 days ?
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    Is the coils on the outside unit clean or is it...

    Is the coils on the outside unit clean or is it just plugged up with dirt? When was the last time the was serviced?

    I brought up the dirty coils due to the landscaping issue, is the environment...
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    Good point.. I was told that a few years ago...

    Good point..

    I was told that a few years ago there was this tech who was working on a Sunday alone, the chiller went down, (Carrier, brand new at the time)he found a blown 100 amp fuse, he took it...
  8. Your are right meister, I will have to check...

    Your are right meister, I will have to check tomorrow to make sure I gave you all the correct model, but as you said the S model is fairly new so it can't be that one.
    I love working on the J...
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    I'm a maintenance tech, every now and then we...

    I'm a maintenance tech, every now and then we have to call for outside help, when someone comes out I normally listen very well so I may learn something, I take care of the 16 manitowoc's where I...
  10. Today my boss brought me upstairs, he said he had...

    Today my boss brought me upstairs, he said he had something he wanted me to fix if possible, when the door opened there was an ice maker about old as the hills, the covers were off of it, no curtain,...
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    Did I miss something, maybe he can teach us a...

    Did I miss something, maybe he can teach us a thing or two.
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    I hate working on ice o matic's, I do love the...

    I hate working on ice o matic's, I do love the Manitowoc's though, I take care of 16 Manitowoc's where I work.
    There's not much to any of the ice makers when you think about it but they can make you...
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    That's what I would do, good advise.

    That's what I would do, good advise.
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    Could be the company was trying to save money.

    Could be the company was trying to save money.
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    Here in Louisiana where I live my unit runs for...

    Here in Louisiana where I live my unit runs for about 30-60 minutes and shuts down only for about 15 minutes .
    Is the filthy clean?, also when was the blower wheel, evap. coils and outside unit...
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    Tell the renter that if the filter isn't changed...

    Tell the renter that if the filter isn't changed and a tech has to come out because the coils are filty again that he/she will pay the repair bill.
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    I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
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    Thanks for the replies and yes it is R404.. I'll...

    Thanks for the replies and yes it is R404..
    I'll try doing what you say tomorrow..
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    I've never seen one do this.

    I've never seen one do this.
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    I have a 1985 J450 Manitowoc that I'm trying to...

    I have a 1985 J450 Manitowoc that I'm trying to get going at work, I hope someone here can help soon because I have to get it going by tomorrow for a large function.
    Here the deal, You reset it and...
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    Thanks Ruud

    Thanks Ruud
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    HVAC pro is right, people get hurt or killed all...

    HVAC pro is right, people get hurt or killed all the time trying to make repairs themselves to save a few dollars, use common sense and you'll be fine, don't take my post the wrong way, I'm really...
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    Thanks a\c Don

    Thanks for a fast response, It does indeed help/
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    How do I go about installing a switch for my air...

    How do I go about installing a switch for my air handlers, I had one of them that was leaking was because the secondary
    pan was stopped up filling with water, I have like 20 in the ceilings and want...
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    Thanks maxster will do..

    Thanks maxster will do..
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    Thanks Core.. This unit cools about 30 rooms...

    Thanks Core..

    This unit cools about 30 rooms and a large hall and a beauty shop which may never cool down with the large hair dryers, I was told yesterday that the engineer may have missed...
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    Here's more info

    Model: ca0695\ca-252-ada00a0
    s\n...200409-ccck0424 Aaon...made by Mary kay

    sorry for the typo "Avon" instead of Aaon

    Today I got to work and the side of the building in which this unit cools...
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    Thanks, I will do just that, I will get more...

    Thanks, I will do just that, I will get more informaion and post back
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    Ok, as some of you know I'm an EPA resident tech,...

    Ok, as some of you know I'm an EPA resident tech, I fell into a big job about 2 weeks ago, we have chillers, p-tacs and about 6 central units, here's what I'm not quite sure of, we have to large...
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    Have some one install a kick start, it may kick...

    Have some one install a kick start, it may kick start the compressor, but before doing that make sure as said to check on the txv and the wiring.

    [Edited by hiltontech on 08-22-2005 at 06:57 PM]
  31. Thread: meters?

    by hiltontech
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    Fluke of course, my choice anyway

    Fluke of course, my choice anyway
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    Could be a bad bin switch, if so easy fix.. Good...

    Could be a bad bin switch, if so easy fix..
    Good Luck
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    3 feet being it's only a fence

    3 feet being it's only a fence
  34. Thread: melting ice

    by hiltontech
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    1500 watt hair drier Never used a torch but have...

    1500 watt hair drier
    Never used a torch but have used a heat gun, not recommended though, use at own risk, better yet forget the heat gun, use hair drier :)
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    As I said if you want a raise and you feel you...

    As I said if you want a raise and you feel you deserve one than ask.
    Myself I have only been in the Residential HVAC business for 5 years including schooling and have to say I still have a ways to...
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    It could only be a bad capacitor, if so cheap...

    It could only be a bad capacitor, if so cheap fix.
    Good Luck
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    Outside Rep. " just blow up that Ico junk and...

    Outside Rep.

    " just blow up that Ico junk and get another manitowoc"
    I think your on to something here (smile)
    I totally agree with you, the manitowc's is a great product.
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    Thanks wasp, I will check everything out when I...

    Thanks wasp, I will check everything out when I get to work.
    Thanks again.
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    The outside chiller is air-cooled, the first...

    The outside chiller is air-cooled, the first problem I noticed with the new chiller was dead grass on the coils,
    the yard man sprayed Roundup to kill the grass, well as the grass dies it get's...
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    Great response, thanks guys, I will take the...

    Great response, thanks guys, I will take the advise that you all gave me at work to try and fine the problem,
    Thanks Again.
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    Thanks Mike, "Iím assuming that the actual...

    Thanks Mike,

    "Iím assuming that the actual refrigeration part of the system is working fine. Is that a correct assumption to make?"

    Sure is Mike, I can feel the lines cold going to the coils,...
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    Thanks shophound.. I will get more info soon as...

    Thanks shophound..
    I will get more info soon as I can, I gave my two week notice last week, I received a job offer I couldn't pass up, a lot more money and better package, I am the new Maintenace...
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    You deserve more Mike, I would ask because there...

    You deserve more Mike, I would ask because there might be a chance they will give you a raise but only if you go to them and ask.
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    I'm a residential certified tech, I don't really...

    I'm a residential certified tech, I don't really know alot about chillers but have to learn the basics for my job.
    Here is my problem, we have a new Carrier chiller with the inside coils being 8...
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    There are techs out there that can't or refuse to...

    There are techs out there that can't or refuse to find the problem, so they go the easy way out, change out, unless the unit is very old and not worth fixing than I beleive you fix it instead of...
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    My brother-in-law is a Trane dealer, he went to...

    My brother-in-law is a Trane dealer, he went to the company where they make them , both are the same,just look different is all, it's Trane that is a little more than American Standard, not the other...
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    Could be a bad contactor, have a tech go out to...

    Could be a bad contactor, have a tech go out to inspect the unit.
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    "Sounds to me like you got hold of company that...

    "Sounds to me like you got hold of company that likes to do replacements - not repairs. "
    I agree with bornriding, call another company out.
  49. I had the same problem as Mike did once too. ...

    I had the same problem as Mike did once too.

    [Edited by hiltontech on 07-31-2005 at 08:49 PM]
  50. Thread: New Furnace

    by hiltontech
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    Well you can have a tech clean the inside coil...

    Well you can have a tech clean the inside coil and also have him/her clean your blower motor wheel if needed. NO, you don't have to buy a Trane inside unit, but it does have to match up with your...
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