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  1. Cheep filters that you can see thru and change...

    Cheep filters that you can see thru and change often, 1 or 2 times a month.

    Never use pleated 1" Filters too restrictive for air flow.
  2. Digging a GEO well on LI is not hard, 90% of the...

    Digging a GEO well on LI is not hard, 90% of the island is on sand with shallow water tables. How many techs can deal with a water to air system not many. I work on a few but wouldn't recommend it...
  3. So what happens when they shut it down for a week...

    So what happens when they shut it down for a week or more for inspection and maintenance? Do the pipes leak?
  4. If one goes bad I would prefer all 3 get changed....

    If one goes bad I would prefer all 3 get changed.
    Keeping the old as spares is a good idea
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    Check the SH at the compressor. That discharge...

    Check the SH at the compressor. That discharge temp is getting up there.
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    Better part of 10 years. The Cold Drafts are...

    Better part of 10 years. The Cold Drafts are still producing but getting old.

    In a few years he has to figure out what to do.
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    K G Brown Ice Makers

    A little local history.
    http://academyprintingservices.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/PBSJuly2016web.18872559.pdf

    We still service the machine at Polywada Beverage
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    Why is there a fan motor in the return duct?

    Why is there a fan motor in the return duct?
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    The LLSV closes and stops the refrigerant flow,...

    The LLSV closes and stops the refrigerant flow, the compressor runs until all the refrigerant is in the receiver and shuts off on Low Pressure. Its called a pump down system.

    Closing the valve...
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    Whats the super heat?

    Whats the super heat?
  11. That's a better option then having them damage...

    That's a better option then having them damage the equipment!
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    LLSV will not cause a high pressure safety to...

    LLSV will not cause a high pressure safety to trip.

    Stop changing parts and get a contractor to look at it before more damage is done!
  13. Get a legitimate contractor out to look at it and...

    Get a legitimate contractor out to look at it and kick the warranty company where it hurts!
  14. Start at 4 hrs. Now add extra time for roof,...

    Start at 4 hrs. Now add extra time for roof, burnout, access, fire guard, on and on. If you think 6 hrs that's a full day in my book.
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    I generally tell my clients 20* less then ambient...

    I generally tell my clients 20* less then ambient when it gets this hot.
    Remember once the sun goes down it will start cycling again.
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    At design conditions in my area 94* OA 74* IA the...

    At design conditions in my area 94* OA 74* IA the unit will run almost full time. 50 - 60 min an hr
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    So when the mini freezes up or fails your going...

    So when the mini freezes up or fails your going to accept the responsibility for the loss of several Millions of dollars.

    There are systems designed for your application.
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    a small mini is 9000 btus way to large for a wine...

    a small mini is 9000 btus way to large for a wine cooler at 55*f. (unless were talking several hundreds of bottles)

    Have equipment installed that's designed for the application!
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    Look at the design data. Probably not

    Look at the design data.

    Probably not
  20. 74 when its 100+ outside that sounds fine.

    74 when its 100+ outside that sounds fine.
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    Find out what killed it!

    Find out what killed it!
  22. Thread: york system

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    The friend that does commercial sized it.

    The friend that does commercial sized it.
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    Small line warm / hot Large line cool / cold

    Small line warm / hot
    Large line cool / cold
  24. Welcome to NYC. Everyone else can seem to do...

    Welcome to NYC.

    Everyone else can seem to do it.

    Get an engineering firm and pay them
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    So in 2 years you plan on selling the house with...

    So in 2 years you plan on selling the house with a 18 year old system?

    Dump the warranty company.
    get a real contractor that will properly evaluate what you have and install a new system that...
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    X-Valve but no receiver? Perlick wants -7...

    X-Valve but no receiver?
    Perlick wants -7 suction with a cap tube, they wouldn't know what pressure with x-valve because they didn't put one in!

    Get a receiver in there.
    New drier and SG
    Remove...
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    Unfortunately trying to find a good and...

    Unfortunately trying to find a good and knowledgeable tech is getting hard, during a heat wave probably impossible.
    Ask family, friends who they use. Expect to wait a few days before someone can...
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    I think that's plain and simple, he worked on one...

    I think that's plain and simple, he worked on one a few weeks ago!
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    Yes but: Ask Our Pros-Owner Assistance - NO DIY...

    Yes but:
    Ask Our Pros-Owner Assistance - NO DIY advice will be given.
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    Pull the charge and weigh it in, Correct charge...

    Pull the charge and weigh it in, Correct charge for line length. It is the only way.
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    Dump the home warranty company and get a real...

    Dump the home warranty company and get a real contractor!
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    Are these motors designed for damp / wet...

    Are these motors designed for damp / wet locations?
    During defrost any moisture inside will condense then possibly refreeze.
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    Of course they will and charge a few cents more...

    Of course they will and charge a few cents more per gallon for the fuel

    Key span will give you a new boiler also to convert to gas.

    Go gas.
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    At the very least a real tech and not a guesser!

    At the very least a real tech and not a guesser!
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    At 49 stay in building maintenance. The field is...

    At 49 stay in building maintenance. The field is for wearing out young men
  36. I know we charge too much. Tough. Get in the...

    I know we charge too much. Tough.
    Get in the trade, spend 5 years as a apprentice, then start learning and spending hundreds if not thousands on tools and continuing education. Sweating to death in...
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    Ask Our Pros-Owner Assistance - NO DIY advice...

    Ask Our Pros-Owner Assistance - NO DIY advice will be given.

    Before you do more damage please call a professional.
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    Sounds like its easier to start over. Change...

    Sounds like its easier to start over.

    Change the valves

    wire in the defrost heaters

    defrost termination position "May" have to be changed

    I would install a delay on make on the fans for...
  39. If in fact the compressor is bad the tech MUST...

    If in fact the compressor is bad the tech MUST find out why it failed and correct that issue.
  40. Not an endorsement of Angies List but a good...

    Not an endorsement of Angies List but a good article:

    https://www.angieslist.com/articles/difference-between-best-hvac-brands.htm

    The only way to properly size the equipment is with a Manual...
  41. Thread: Rheem

    by pecmsg
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    Temperature !

    Temperature !
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    Only use factory start parts.

    Only use factory start parts.
  43. Thread: Heat Pump

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    You put it in heat with it 94*f outside :gah:

    You put it in heat with it 94*f outside :gah:
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    Why, Why, Why would removing refrigerant lower...

    Why, Why, Why would removing refrigerant lower suction pressure with an x-valve?

    Is the SG Clear?

    SH at the coil and pump?

    Make, Model, Sr #'s cond unit, evaporator, box size?
  45. 134A SUCKS

    134A
    SUCKS
  46. I am a big supporter of the school of hard knocks...

    I am a big supporter of the school of hard knocks what i don't like is throwing someone to the wolves and "Learn as you go" approach. All that is is a disservice to the "Trade" and just plan...
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    The laws surrounding this subject is simple its...

    The laws surrounding this subject is simple its illegal to mix refrigerants period!
  48. 16 hrs of training and your a tech! Congrats. ...

    16 hrs of training and your a tech! Congrats.

    As i said earlier grow a thick skin you are going to need it.

    Your regional supervisor lets you repair equipment with out any training, classes,...
  49. Whats the SH at the pump? What application? ...

    Whats the SH at the pump?

    What application?

    What refrigerant?

    Desuperheater installed?
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    Every job gets easier and better it just takes...

    Every job gets easier and better it just takes time

    Keep up the good work
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