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    i see it all the time on 5 ton copeland scrolls,...

    i see it all the time on 5 ton copeland scrolls, they use stake on connectors at the compressor. these usually get weak from heat cycles and either burn the stud out of the compressor or the wire...
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    chiller maintains chilled water setpoint thru...

    chiller maintains chilled water setpoint thru winter, and there is no bypass around heat recovery bundle. its not uncommon to see 10F and below up here in new york, i was supprised the 110F setpoint...
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    we just aquired a new job to us. 2-200 ton york...

    we just aquired a new job to us. 2-200 ton york recip water coolerd chillers. one has 2 turbocore compressors retrofitted, and the other one has the original york semi's.

    building return hot water...
  4. Thread: pay wages

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    i should be up around 110k this year including...

    i should be up around 110k this year including about 10k in bonuses, worked probably 2250-2300 hours this year. about 11 years of commercial/industrial experiance. its all related to where you live....
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    http://www.steamfitters.com

    http://www.steamfitters.com
  6. Thread: pay wages

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    union scale in the nyc area is $30.45 for a...

    union scale in the nyc area is $30.45 for a journeyman service fitter
    $43.67 for a steamfitter

    i have not met anyone on either side not making overscale, that was worth anything to his company. ...
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    i think the pay is also an issue, all of us are...

    i think the pay is also an issue, all of us are paid over scale but new hires are not, they are felt out at whatever the scale would be say for a mechanic 31.20/hr. and eventually get bumped up in...
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    anyone having a problem finding good guys? we...

    anyone having a problem finding good guys?

    we are looking for 1-2 techs, 1 apprentice, and 1 parts guys for the shop, seams like its impossible to get anyone. even the local supply houses are...
  9. Thread: P66's

    by blue_r1
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    usually we just install a 40 or 75va transformer...

    usually we just install a 40 or 75va transformer just for the p66 and usually get the outdoor rated one, most units do not have the room to mount a regular on inside. the fan will not run if the...
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    mcquay spent several million dollars on research...

    mcquay spent several million dollars on research on these compressors and controls? why can't they spend a few extra dollars on the interior of their equipment so it does not look like bubba with a...
  11. i would rather not use ebay, i was thinking...

    i would rather not use ebay, i was thinking another hvac forum or something. i have a few multimeters i would like to sell since i dont use them anymore.
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    anyone have these? i know they replace the bantum...

    anyone have these? i know they replace the bantum gauges which were absolute garbage. i need a 2 valve set for service calls etc. and was planning to get a set for 410a since i am seeing it more and...
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    hey guys lets see what you have to load large...

    hey guys lets see what you have to load large motors, compressors etc into your van or truck.

    i have a 1/2" motor lifting ring fastened just behind the barn door catch in my chevy express van....
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    depends what you want to use it for, second...

    depends what you want to use it for, second meter, tool box meter etc. you need a tru rms meter if you do any kind of work on frequency drives or inverter drives
  15. Thread: Allen wrenches

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    i didn't mean they twist up and stay that way, i...

    i didn't mean they twist up and stay that way, i mean i have torqued them more than a 1/2 turn with a nutdriver on the short end trying to loosen something, eventually the bolt always breaks free and...
  16. Thread: Allen wrenches

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    i have tried, craftsman, klein, allen, bondhous,...

    i have tried, craftsman, klein, allen, bondhous, and eckland. never again, these are junk the steel is weaker than the fastener that you are tring to remove. i use these now...
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    i took the test last year, it was very...

    i took the test last year, it was very comprehensive like was mentioned before but in my opinion without having one standardized test, nate, ari-gamma, star, etc to me it means nothing. you should be...
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    thanks guys, reaslistically i am looking to...

    thanks guys, reaslistically i am looking to findout what digital inputs etc,actually are this is a new system and the installing j/c contractor is impossible to get a hold of and the mechanical...
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    dx 9100 series etc. ,building control entire...

    dx 9100 series etc. ,building control entire systems. don't remember all the different types, but have been seeing a few more jobs with them now and i have never saw a controller that has the points...
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    frequency drives are the best replacement saving...

    frequency drives are the best replacement saving costs of belts, drives, and peak electic billing over a period of time but the initial cost is what kills the deal. we are talking fans that are 20-30...
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    lately we have been running into alot of older...

    lately we have been running into alot of older fans buffalo forge, mcquay stuff 20-30 years old. i notice the older style fan starters will hold higher amps without tripping out while the fan is...
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    we are getting a few more contracts with these...

    we are getting a few more contracts with these controls, how difficult would it be to work on these systems ourselves without involving j/c or another control company, we normally work with andover...
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=7...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=79202

    i had the same problem last year
  24. getting an inspection will be done and also i...

    getting an inspection will be done and also i will be getting a permit. i just wanted to know if you guys saw a problem with what i wanted to do. i don't see a difference with wiht i have and if i...
  25. like i said "in my town a homeowner can do...

    like i said

    "in my town a homeowner can do electrical work on their own home"

    "i am going to have nyseg upgrade to a 200a feed"

    i am a hvac tech not a homeowner looking to cash in on my home...
  26. in my town a homeowner can do electrical work on...

    in my town a homeowner can do electrical work on their own home. my parents have a 75a service right now. i am going to have nyseg upgrade to a 200a feed. i was going to run the new 200 amp feed...
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    the refrigeration and air conditioning supply...

    the refrigeration and air conditioning supply houses around here are getting really bad. when you go there all the techs know who knows what and usually there is a long line in front of the counter...
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    i am looking for the local union hall phone...

    i am looking for the local union hall phone number and or a contact. thinking about relocation from new york. anyone have union pay scale for journeymen?
    i may also be interested in a stationary...
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    i already used the nucalgon stuff and repunched...

    i already used the nucalgon stuff and repunched the tubes didn't do anything, the machine is 13 years old and looks like it has not had any maintence.

    our chemical treatment guy is getting me...
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    we just aquired a new job application engineering...

    we just aquired a new job application engineering corp. process 180 ton chiller with 3 copeland discus compressors. i am currently rehabing this junk that no one has ever serviced from the looks of...
  31. Thread: tools walking

    by blue_r1
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    if i loose my own tools on a job they will never...

    if i loose my own tools on a job they will never be seen again, funny how i always find atleast 1 or 2 tools every month from other techs. usually crappy tools, while i loose the good stuff
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    don't know about the rest of you guys but my vans...

    don't know about the rest of you guys but my vans have always got 10-12mpg ac on or off, 55-85mph did not make a difference and i check it whenever i fill up. i think the biggest killer is the...
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    anyone here bought from them? i am looking to...

    anyone here bought from them? i am looking to build a detached garage behind my house for storage and an area to wrench, and build stuff. not sure which way to go from scratch or get these guys to...
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    i think they run fine by them selves but should...

    i think they run fine by them selves but should not be piped in parallel.

    i noticed a few copeland parallel setups briefly they have an oil equilizer line and another equlizer line about 3/4 the...
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    we have a one off 407c chiller from york for an...

    we have a one off 407c chiller from york for an environmental company in nyc. york has changed all of the scoll compressors in that machine twice. they should put in unions on the pipe and quick...
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    good to know, i never knew that about the trane...

    good to know, i never knew that about the trane maneurop partnership

    any reason to go from screws to scrolls besides production costs? i would think it would cost less (peak demand)to run a screw...
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    sorry for the rant, i have to do 4 of these next...

    sorry for the rant, i have to do 4 of these next week, almost getting to be a pro i have done so many.

    btw ever since they changed the color from primer red to this green-grey thats when all the...
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    i think their main problem is the small oil...

    i think their main problem is the small oil equilizer line, the inside compressor always seizes first because the outer one is running and pulling out the oil from the first one, you can see it...
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    does copeland make a replacement for the parallel...

    does copeland make a replacement for the parallel setup in trane's 10-15 ton ea. range? that will work is parallel properly unlike trane's


    every new trane chiller, rtu or built up unit cannot...
  40. Thread: Multi-Stack

    by blue_r1
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    they use trane scrolls, thats enough for me not...

    they use trane scrolls, thats enough for me not to recommend them.

    would be a good concept with the right parts but very cheaply built instead
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    yes 134a i replaced the surge capacitors on...

    yes 134a

    i replaced the surge capacitors on the relay coils, diode and both relays

    i'll check into the oil pump starter thanks

    on the new relays with them both unplugged my vdc is 27.5
    with...
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    this is happening in the off cycle, thermisters...

    this is happening in the off cycle, thermisters are within range when checked i dont see how the daughter board could be the problem, the control voltage comes out of the diode thru the thermisters...
  43. i thought coors was brown seltzer water anyway....

    i thought coors was brown seltzer water anyway. lol
  44. Thread: gas mileage

    by blue_r1
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    '04 chevy express 1 ton van 6.0 v-8 10-12 mpg...

    '04 chevy express 1 ton van 6.0 v-8 10-12 mpg makes no difference a/c on or off, driving 65-70 or 85-90. 65-70 now that we have gps. i was suprised that the mpg did not go up once i had to slow down...
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    i can see both sides of the argument but it is...

    i can see both sides of the argument but it is really annoying going somewhere besides work and having someone say hey vic whats up etc. meanwhile you have never seen this person before.

    i have...
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    why do they put our names on our work shirts? so...

    why do they put our names on our work shirts? so the guy at the deli or pizzaria can say hey whats up vic what can i get you?
  47. Thread: Chevy GMC Vans

    by blue_r1
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    i think ford and chevy have the employee...

    i think ford and chevy have the employee discounts, not sure about the sprinter. i would drive all three with whatever normal weight you would carry in them. i think the sprinter would be a dog with...
  48. Thread: Chevy GMC Vans

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    whatever you do get the 3500 series with the 6.0...

    whatever you do get the 3500 series with the 6.0 motor, the factory brakes lasted 35k on my '04 which now has 4 wheel disc. the older vans a '95,'99,'02 has drums in the rear and the first set would...
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    anyone have a part number for this thermostat...

    anyone have a part number for this thermostat from mcquay, this chiller has been running fine after replacing the guardistor relay but just tripped out last week. those guardistor and surge guard...
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    this problem has mostly been in the off cycle or...

    this problem has mostly been in the off cycle or lag cycle while the other machine was running sorry i should have mentioned that, thats why i was looking for dropout voltages on these relays. the...
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