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    Worrying about what you don't know is a waste of...

    Worrying about what you don't know is a waste of time. Use the time to learn about whatever you are working on. Just had a big renovation in a customer grocery. It changed from 1975 to 2007...
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    I've been self employed since I put in the...

    I've been self employed since I put in the apprenticeship hours and got my journeyman's ticket in 1985. The work was for a mom/pop company and I learned a lot about a lot of different things. Butcher...
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    The ori/ord head pressure set up uses the hot gas...

    The ori/ord head pressure set up uses the hot gas from the discharge line to heat the receiver with a flooded condenser to hold the pressure long enough for the system to produce the heat. I use the...
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    Technicians do the work supervisors do the...

    Technicians do the work supervisors do the talking. My uncle is in a similar trade and he would rather work the night shift on his job because there is a lot less white hats (supervisors had to use...
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    What kind of refrigerant? How old is the unit?...

    What kind of refrigerant? How old is the unit? Did you look up the specs on the Master Bilt website? 0 deg F is frozen food temp.
  6. "It" hasn't run into a cranky old veteran yet....

    "It" hasn't run into a cranky old veteran yet. Put together a pic of the dirtiest part of the trade with the caption "Glad YOU know more than me."
  7. Water supply might be an issue. What kind of...

    Water supply might be an issue. What kind of shape is the filter in (if there is one)? Cleaning is definately an issue and ice build up could of made the noise. Is there any sediment left in the...
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    Too much common sense involved with the design...

    Too much common sense involved with the design would lower sales. Will we ever see true build to last pride again?
  9. I get to work on old passenger rail car A/Cs that...

    I get to work on old passenger rail car A/Cs that have been converted from r12 belt drive to r22 hermetic. The units work great. The biggest problem is the conductors learned where the thermostat is....
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    The high suction and low amps steers me towards...

    The high suction and low amps steers me towards bad valves.
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    Had lots of calls for bottom drawer freezer...

    Had lots of calls for bottom drawer freezer fridges all models. It just seems to be a bad luck shows up easy design. You would think the freezer on the bottom makes more sense tho. Top of the list...
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    It will be a foot in the door. Got to watch out...

    It will be a foot in the door. Got to watch out for off season layoffs?
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    How do they get rid of the water produced in the...

    How do they get rid of the water produced in the dental systems?
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    Old compressor info where to find it?

    The compressor I'm wondering about is Aspera Frigo Lic. Tecumseh
    mod AET 28
    What temperature is it designed for and what hp is it?
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    Can the compressor pull into a vacuum with...

    Can the compressor pull into a vacuum with suction valve front seated? Try closing the liquid line valve to see what happens to the pressures this will imitate llsv operation. The compressor head...
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    Is filter drier outlet warm? How fast does...

    Is filter drier outlet warm? How fast does pressures balance on shut down? If the freezer is already close to retirement age you could size the cap tube by compressor capacity with refrigerant type...
  17. Thread: on call

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    Here's an example of a max stress job. Got the...

    Here's an example of a max stress job. Got the call at 8 am from Royal Canadian Legion the beer cooler was too warm. I'm in a small town everybody knows each other etc. Got there by 11 am and there...
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    Same situation here and same age level. My Dad...

    Same situation here and same age level. My Dad was a plumber and I grew up working with him before switching to refrigeration. He had some good sayings that are never forgotten. The one I think of...
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    The retro information here is great. One thing...

    The retro information here is great. One thing I'd like to throw into the pile is the change from R22 in medium temp units. I have a lot of coolers of various sizes that will have to be changed from...
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    The old motor had 2 speed starting which kept the...

    The old motor had 2 speed starting which kept the crankshaft together. What would be a safe rpm for the compressor to run?
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    Old belt drive info

    Where can I find some performance info on an old Frigidaire belt drive compressor?
    Only #s found on comp 636370
    cwc
    ?829? ...
  22. Thread: Service manual

    by K_Neil
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    Happy Easter to everyone down there too. The...

    Happy Easter to everyone down there too. The right people skills could cure callbacks. Do you agree?
  23. Thread: Service manual

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    Sounds like a good idea to me

    Sounds like a good idea to me
  24. Proper voltage?

    Proper voltage?
  25. Thread: Service manual

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    A later reply said it was a tecumseh in a 2 door...

    A later reply said it was a tecumseh in a 2 door reach in prep table. Why are you guys so set against checking amps? I try and get as much info as possible. Had a small cooler where the problem was...
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    The way I read the problem was a dirty unit with...

    The way I read the problem was a dirty unit with no label saying how much gas it holds and system was empty. What should the amperage be on a cold evacuated system that needs an unknown amount of...
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    Had an apartment landlord ask me once "Do you...

    Had an apartment landlord ask me once "Do you think you are too expensive" when he first called and asked about a fridge repair. Told him " it sure sounds like it" when he asked for a cheaper helper....
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    It's a bit different up here but the ice supply...

    It's a bit different up here but the ice supply for commercial fishing up here in northern manitoba works the same. The fishermen pick up tubs of ice and take them to the lakes where they fish. The...
  29. Thread: Service manual

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    Always go with name plate first of course. Read...

    Always go with name plate first of course. Read earlier entries first too.
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    Where is the beer being delivered from?

    Where is the beer being delivered from?
  31. Thread: Service manual

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    The old ones sometimes need some magic. Get it...

    The old ones sometimes need some magic. Get it cleaned up and watch pressures, amps, temps. Amps are a good indication if everything is clean charge to 1 amp lower than RLA and see how things go....
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    The pipe was rubbing against something if it...

    The pipe was rubbing against something if it could slide or something was rubbing against the pipe. Watch out for doors being propped up against it etc. Should be able to see same kind of markings...
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    Sounds like your customer gambled and lost. Make...

    Sounds like your customer gambled and lost. Make sure he knows there might be no easy fixes before you get in too deep. Buying a 1988 vehicle and expecting to drive to Alaska would be a good...
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    You said you were "pushed" away from cleaning the...

    You said you were "pushed" away from cleaning the condenser on one of the calls. Clean condenser is a must to even come close to a diagnosis. way over most of the time cleaning the condenser solves...
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    This is the one I've had the best results with....

    This is the one I've had the best results with. Make sure you get the coffin back on a defrost asap
  36. Thread: r22 conversions

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    Starting to sound like vehicle mpg ratings from...

    Starting to sound like vehicle mpg ratings from the manufacturer. Does anyone out there feel like a volunteer refrigerant tester? Will there ever be a permanent replacement? I don't think so.
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    Back in the apprentice days when things were slow...

    Back in the apprentice days when things were slow and there was no warranty involved the boss got me to cut a compressor open that had caused the same headaches. The stress relief was good. It was a...
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    Had a small walkin freezer that had froze up so...

    Had a small walkin freezer that had froze up so bad it took out the evap fan blades and motors. The biggest problem was the freezer was packed so full the door couldn't close. The shelves were empty...
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    It doesn't solve the problem but leaning on the...

    It doesn't solve the problem but leaning on the pen when you write up the bill will help a little next time around.
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    Abnormal moisture will always find a way to plug...

    Abnormal moisture will always find a way to plug things up
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    If drain pan doesn't clear fast enough you will...

    If drain pan doesn't clear fast enough you will see ice on the cold side of the case. Open cases (headaches) are the garbage collectors where the grape seeds,gum,etc. wind up. The case drain flushed...
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    Probes are ok there was 1 loose probe connection...

    Probes are ok there was 1 loose probe connection at the controller. Tightened things up and good so far. The cooler was just freighted 600 Kms. and probably got shook up a bit.
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    Dixell thermostat display accuracy

    I am working on a small display cooler that is freezing the salads. I am not familiar with the case manufacturer but the problem is that the Dixell mod#XR40C electronic thermostat will run fine with...
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    Had a walk-in freezer with a door switch that...

    Had a walk-in freezer with a door switch that shut only the fans off. Disconnected it after numerous freeze up calls. Another one is store workers sneaking in there for their breaks on a hot day. The...
  45. Thread: howe ice flaker

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    Isn't the bowl really thick cast alluminum?

    Isn't the bowl really thick cast alluminum?
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    Hussman display bumper

    It's a self contained reachin 3 deck cooler model # RED-4-??
    The store owner bought 2 reconditioned 4 ft units that are fastened together to make a fair looking 8 ft.
    Everything went ok on...
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    Fan will run on freeze cycle with the compressor...

    Fan will run on freeze cycle with the compressor
    Compressor runs by itself on harvest
    Thats on the older KMs anyway
  48. Thread: R409a problems

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    Had a beer cooler customer that was having...

    Had a beer cooler customer that was having trouble keeping the beer cold too. Very old building with left overs from old renovations all over the place.
    It was about the third or fourth recheck when...
  49. Thread: Four Season

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    Had to move 2 central air condensing units from...

    Had to move 2 central air condensing units from ground level to roof of a single floor office building. Had a buddy with a forklift in the lumber yard down the road tho.
  50. Thread: R409a problems

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    Why not reclaim the 409a and switch to 414b?

    Why not reclaim the 409a and switch to 414b?
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