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    I had 2 of these swing motors on a Norcold fridge...

    I had 2 of these swing motors on a Norcold fridge in my boat. First one lasted 15 yrs other 20 yrs. It was cheaper to buy a new fridge then replace compressors.
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    Your potential relay is faulty, contacts are...

    Your potential relay is faulty, contacts are stuck closed.
    Start capacitors are not designed to remain in the circuit for any length of time, if they do they pop.
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    http://www.amazon.ca/Refrigeration-Conditioning-Te...

    http://www.amazon.ca/Refrigeration-Conditioning-Technology-Bill-Whitman/dp/1111644470/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342783203&sr=8-2
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    http://himark.ca/

    http://himark.ca/
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    For residential???? Sorry, 8-5, resi is not an...

    For residential???? Sorry, 8-5, resi is not an emergency.
  6. Thread: glow stick dye

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    dye is great, for finding flourescent fingerprints

    dye is great, for finding flourescent fingerprints
  7. Thread: michaelg55

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    WOW, how do you sign up. Does he get to carry a...

    WOW, how do you sign up. Does he get to carry a gun :). You never know when someone might point a tube of leaklock at you. I wonder if you can install a boot on a condenser. (I could go on, and on,...
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    A number of years ago I switched from 1.5xOT to...

    A number of years ago I switched from 1.5xOT to 2xOT, this way a customer will think twice before agreeing to after hours work and the worker (usually me) gets paid more making it more worthwhile.
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    dead mouse ??

    dead mouse ??
  10. Thread: Hussmann Door

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    Hussmann Door

    First time I have ever seen this. The door heater shorted out in the corner and the outside pane of glass actually exploded out, sending glass everywhere. Luckily, no-one was close by at the time.
  11. Thread: DHR Mechanical

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    I don't understand that thought process?? We're...

    I don't understand that thought process?? We're not making enough money, so let's expand our territory and buy another company! Maybe they should fix the reason for not making money first.
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    That answers your question right there. If the...

    That answers your question right there. If the poly needs to be changed more often then it catches more dust. You can order pre-cut poly media which saves a lot of time.
    I use both and I agree that...
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    The biggest key to running a successful business...

    The biggest key to running a successful business is knowing when to walk away from customers
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    If it's 3 phase you could use a variable...

    If it's 3 phase you could use a variable frequency drive, might be overkill but it would certainly be quiet
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    The only unit i've worked on like that had a...

    The only unit i've worked on like that had a discharge bypass regulator to maintain a set pressure in the evap coil. Does this unit have that? If it does you would want to set it about 62ish to keep...
  16. Thread: Schematics

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    This may help http://www.exman.com/ims.html

    This may help

    http://www.exman.com/ims.html
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    The Himark course is a good one, you get lots of...

    The Himark course is a good one, you get lots of practical experience. They also have a G3/G2 co-op course that you might want to talk to your boss about, 1 week at school, 1 week at work. I have...
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    Sorry, this isn't what your looking for. Vfd66...

    Sorry, this isn't what your looking for. Vfd66 controls frequency to existing motors (50/60 hz).
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    Is it 3 phase? I just installed a Johnson...

    Is it 3 phase? I just installed a Johnson Controls VFD66 controller on a condenser with 1 transducer but it will take 2 inputs, works great.
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    It's just like going potty...the jobs not...

    It's just like going potty...the jobs not finished 'til the paperwork is done !
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    Hey, you could always hire other guys and pay...

    Hey, you could always hire other guys and pay them to be on call....then you could be an adult babysitter.
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    coolwhip, you must have your own business. I,ve...

    coolwhip, you must have your own business. I,ve been on call 24/7 for almost 30 yrs now, it just becomes part of life. The new people coming into the industry don't seem interested in working after...
  23. Thread: True

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    Their warranty policy sucks. I will work on them...

    Their warranty policy sucks. I will work on them but will not do warranty work, If I'm working for free I might as well stay home.
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    If you have an accounting degree and want all the...

    If you have an accounting degree and want all the bells and whistles, get Simply Accounting. If you want an easy to use and understand program with everything you will need, Quickbooks it is.
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    Agreed !! In Ontario, to install and service resi...

    Agreed !! In Ontario, to install and service resi heating you need a G2 gas license, to install and service resi a/c you need a 313D refrig license. If the guy you work for doesn't have these then he...
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    You dont need to join a union to be an...

    You dont need to join a union to be an apprentice. You need to work for a company who has a licensed journeyman who you can work under, which it sound like your partner is not. Legally, your sidekick...
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    If your "big boss" is anything like me, he is...

    If your "big boss" is anything like me, he is just sick and tired of hiring unqualified workers who work for a while then quit and start their own business, but he has to because there is no-one...
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    I would be looking at the potential relay, that...

    I would be looking at the potential relay, that is usually what causes SC to blow.
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    Many grocery stores have done this already. I...

    Many grocery stores have done this already. I know that hussmann makes retrofit type stuff and from what I have seen not to difficult to install. The power supply needs to be converted to 24VDC. They...
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    I was told by a drier manufacturer many years ago...

    I was told by a drier manufacturer many years ago that the dessicant type drier actually works better when the refrigerant is in a vapour state than a liquid state. I asked this question because I...
  31. Thread: Ottawa-NEW JOB

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    just my opinion, g-tickets are good but try to...

    just my opinion, g-tickets are good but try to get signed up on a refrig/ac apprenticeship if you can.
    313D if you do only residential
    313A if comm/ind
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    look it up in the dictionary.....grammar !!

    look it up in the dictionary.....grammar !!
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    Not trying to be a smart ass but if you are...

    Not trying to be a smart ass but if you are looking for work spelling and grammar are important
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    A ladder that is maintained and not damaged is as...

    A ladder that is maintained and not damaged is as safe as the person setting it up, respect the ladder and as mentioned before, follow the rules; 4-10 slope, 3 point contact, tie it off 'always',...
  35. Thread: No ice

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    gee, i hope the cubes are really big !!

    gee, i hope the cubes are really big !!
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    hmm....that would be false

    hmm....that would be false
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    Ok.......so what's a km-2400 srf3

    Ok.......so what's a km-2400 srf3
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    Maintenance contracts are the life blood of any...

    Maintenance contracts are the life blood of any refrigeration/hvac business for the slower periods. They are guaranteed work and if done properly can generate more work.
    ALL of my contracts are PM...
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    Every ductless split I know of has the...

    Every ductless split I know of has the txv/metering device in the OD unit so they would not work with your setup.
    It is a fact that all small evap coils are noisy and cause problems in residential...
  40. Thread: Old Rack

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    Always, always, always use 2 wrenches or you will...

    Always, always, always use 2 wrenches or you will be getting out many more tools to repair the damage you did with 1 tool.
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    I had a LT condensing unit once that gave me oil...

    I had a LT condensing unit once that gave me oil return nightmares. In the end it turned out to be the suction accumulator, when I cut it out I dumped about 2 gallons of oil out of it. It was an...
  42. Don't let the cat out of the bag. No one wants to...

    Don't let the cat out of the bag. No one wants to invest 5 years training you so that you can quit and be the competition
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    It is a generally accepted "rule of thumb" with...

    It is a generally accepted "rule of thumb" with refrigeration installers that it is bad practice to install 45's and personally I wouldn't do it unless it was a last resort. I haven't seen one fail...
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    Sorry, I have no idea who suppliers are in that...

    Sorry, I have no idea who suppliers are in that area.
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    Where are you located? You need to find an Alco...

    Where are you located? You need to find an Alco distributor. The TCL is a take-apart valve so you may be able to get a repair kit.
  46. Thread: norlake

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    Crabby Joe's in Ontario uses these... the units...

    Crabby Joe's in Ontario uses these... the units are made by Norlake, the boxes are made by MasterBilt and the packages are sold by Nella. When it comes to warranty claims everyone blames everyone...
  47. Thread: Testo 550 mod

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    what are the wires tywrapped to the hoses for ?

    what are the wires tywrapped to the hoses for ?
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    Ice machine companies sure have a way of making...

    Ice machine companies sure have a way of making it difficult for refrig contractors. Here in Ontario, the restaurant supply companies SELL the machines for cheaper than I can buy them for. They don't...
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    decreased head pressure= lower velocity in...

    decreased head pressure= lower velocity in condenser= more heat transfer= more subcooling.

    when you think of unloading, think of it this way. if i were to unload ALL the cylinders what would...
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    Fan control centre is the best description for it...

    Fan control centre is the best description for it but it is difficult to say how they are using it for this application. It is a transformer and relay combination, what you don't see are the wires on...
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