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    Liberia is a horrible failure of an american...

    Liberia is a horrible failure of an american experiment in colonialism that backfired and became an even bigger third world toilet than it already was. It's on the west-central African coast.
    ...
  2. I'm not looking for a job, but your company...

    I'm not looking for a job, but your company sounds great and very professional. Employee owned companies are usually ones with their priorities set correctly for long term sustainability instead of...
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    WHY??? :censored:

    WHY???

    :censored:
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    I'll just leave this here. ...

    I'll just leave this here.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

    :pop:
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    I think you're referring to the EMB(0) bypass...

    I think you're referring to the EMB(0) bypass panel. Terminals 1 and 2 are for safety interlock.
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    It should be wired to whatever input is...

    It should be wired to whatever input is programmed for "Run permissive". It's usually DI 19. Check Par. 5-11.
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    No, that is not correct. Does it have a bypass?

    No, that is not correct. Does it have a bypass?
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    You don't say? Never heard of it.

    You don't say? Never heard of it.
  10. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    Yes, but these contactors are directly controlled...

    Yes, but these contactors are directly controlled by the drive itself, not some little klixon switch mounted on the coil that was probably manufactured by 5 year old children in a cave on some island...
  11. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    If a conduit and wire can't be run, I wonder if...

    If a conduit and wire can't be run, I wonder if there's any reason the drive can't be relocated to the MUA unit on the roof? Not sure what HP we're talking about here, but they're making <15HP...
  12. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    While it may work, I'd be hesitant to put my name...

    While it may work, I'd be hesitant to put my name on it. No factory startup tech would sign off on it, for sure.
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    It is a tri-star conversion from R-11 to R-123. ...

    It is a tri-star conversion from R-11 to R-123. I think we did it back around '96 or '97.
  14. Thread: Vfd contactor

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    Most drive manufacturers tell you explicitly in...

    Most drive manufacturers tell you explicitly in the installation instructions not to have anything between the drive and the motor.

    If you have a contactor there that used to start the motor,...
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    I am DONE with Sears and Craftsman. I have...

    I am DONE with Sears and Craftsman. I have toolboxes full of USA made Craftsman stuff, and when it breaks, in the garbage it will go. Over to Grainger I will go and order a Proto replacement.
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    Don't waste your money on 4 valve manifold...

    Don't waste your money on 4 valve manifold gimmickry. Keep it simple. I am still using the same plain-jane Yellow Jacket manifold that was given to me when I started out years ago. I've gotten a...
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    Make that and you will have something that will...

    Make that and you will have something that will make EVERY other leak detector completely obsolete.

    I've used ZXs before and I like 'em, but I like my original H-10 better, and I like the H-10...
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    I've done a couple of Taco FE-series pumps and...

    I've done a couple of Taco FE-series pumps and I've never had trouble with that sleeve. I pull the pump casting away from the bearing housing, and the rotating seal, spring, and sleeve all come off...
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    I'm pretty sure he meant synchronous ...

    I'm pretty sure he meant synchronous

    http://www.gates.com/products/industrial/industrial-belts/synchronous-belts
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    About 500 tons, 4160v, and about 30 years old.

    About 500 tons, 4160v, and about 30 years old.
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    537951

    537951
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    They don't make 'em like this anymore

    537911537921537931
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    Just bought one. I like it, but the case could...

    Just bought one. I like it, but the case could be improved a lot. The top of half of the case folds in half and the lower half is just a flap that doesn't secure to anything when the case is...
  24. Thread: Tachometer

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    What are you doing that you need one so...

    What are you doing that you need one so frequently? Certified T&B?
  25. doesn't know how the internet works

    doesn't know how the internet works
  26. Did a google search for cigarette lighters and...

    Did a google search for cigarette lighters and got 15,000 matches instead.
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    Nice!!!

    Nice!!!
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    I seem to remember some reports of thermal...

    I seem to remember some reports of thermal expansion and contraction in cold weather causing dynaviews to spontaneously push buttons themselves. There may have even been some type of internal heater...
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    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the...

    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the orange store is what I carry. No hooks or anything.
  30. Two GSA buildings I work in just got some...

    Two GSA buildings I work in just got some Multistacks with turbos installed as part of some performance & energy efficiency contract.
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    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about...

    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about that clearly obviously. The rods would wear like that but not the pistons or cylinders. As for the other comment, I was just joking around with you,...
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    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on...

    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on refrigeration 101, you could go ahead and share that info with the rest of the class. :D These things aren't flying into space, you know?

    JP, were the rings...
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    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal,...

    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal, oil pump, pistons, cylinder walls, etc. Measure everything with inside and outside micrometers. I'd venture a guess that there shouldn't be any more...
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    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a...

    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a big waste of $$$, especially for someone new.

    Most employers expect a new tech to have a respectable assortment of hand tools, a cordless...
  35. KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks...

    KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks exactly like those swage-lok fittings I was describing.
  36. Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their...

    Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their chillers for temp sensors on the refrigerant and water side. The fitting is very similar to a compression fitting with the exception of one extra...
  37. Knowing how systems are put together, where...

    Knowing how systems are put together, where things are usually located, and understanding the big picture is very important. Many times, my experience in installation has helped me solve the problem...
  38. Religion IS the crime here. A crime being...

    Religion IS the crime here. A crime being committed in perpetuity because everyone keeps giving them a free pass so they don't offend someone else.
  39. Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the...

    Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the entire region has been all kinds of messed up for centuries. Long before any invasion by the US. I'm not saying that US interference in Iraq (or...
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    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger

    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger
  41. Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.

    Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.
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    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor...

    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor Multistack with a closed loop evaporative cooler. You will have no problems getting those scroll modules in the building. If you use another cooling...
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    edited post

    edited post
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    I may know some people who may have worked there...

    I may know some people who may have worked there at one time and they may tell you that it may be a great opportunity for anyone at any stage in their career. :whistle:
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    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local...

    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local chapter in my area was not very active, and all I got out of the deal was a couple of patches/stickers and a stack of magazines that eventually went...
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    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge...

    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge minus when it comes to nowadays factory service jobs. The days of working on chillers with nothing but a 5 gallon bucket, hose, and 15" "crescent...
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    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools...

    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools a sports stadium in my area.
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    482441

    482441
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    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the...

    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the fireworks...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/15/3936240/a-love-letter-to-big-government.html
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    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB,...

    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB, Emerson. My personal favorites are the Trane TR-200 drives. I think the technology has come far enough with these things that it really doesn't...
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