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  1. Be sure to check all the new fed and state dot...

    Be sure to check all the new fed and state dot regulations you'll be pulling through. and google some of the horror stories about the fines and impounded vehicles for non compliance. It adds new...
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    I agree with jpsmith back in the 80s I had to...

    I agree with jpsmith back in the 80s I had to clean the screens on those jolly greens so many times that I broke out with sores all over my hands and had to take steroids to try to stop it. Gloves...
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    I reread your post about the heater relay Yes I...

    I reread your post about the heater relay
    Yes I have had these little black relays I think 90-340? the normally closed points fail as they only have a small spring pressure to close the points and...
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    Bad wire nut, loose screw on clock, spider or...

    Bad wire nut, loose screw on clock, spider or cockroach between those big 40 points on clock, LPC points or HPC lost deferential at certain pressures. I found sometimes 1/4" super hoses pass piston...
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    No sorry I sent it back to Ohio inside the...

    No sorry I sent it back to Ohio inside the warranty compressor 3 days old and the bit was the same size as the the holes for the reed valve pins so you know how it got on top of the piston before the...
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    Sounds like it may be replacement time. I didn't...

    Sounds like it may be replacement time. I didn't see a serial number. How old is it?
    I'd try cleaning screens and a new pump
    but it may be waisted time and $ if it's an old compressor
    You may have...
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    [QUOTE=mixsit;16963851]There's no such thing as...

    [QUOTE=mixsit;16963851]There's no such thing as 'zero degrees s/h
    I'm not a newbee but I'm still here to learn. Thanks to your post I never thought about it but there can't be less than zero...
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    Yes Pecmsg, That's what I was trying to impose...

    Yes Pecmsg,
    That's what I was trying to impose on the original poster and how important correct SH is. We all were trained to set SH using TXV bulb temperatures not compressor suction temps
    But...
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    I seem to remember on Sporlan balance port valves...

    I seem to remember on Sporlan balance port valves on the superheat stem adjustment 1/4 turn had the same effect as 1 full turn on a G valve. This should be a warning to all mechanics don't use rules...
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    I think some mfgs state on the box that the valve...

    I think some mfgs state on the box that the valve is set with air pressure not the refrigerant number on the box if my memory is correct. If not please correct me. So seting SH is always best set by...
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    I went to a meeting once and had a sporland rep...

    I went to a meeting once and had a sporland rep and alco standing side by side. I asked them why on the same system with two brand valves Why while adjusting SH one brand valve would change SH...
  12. Thread: TXV adjustment

    by therock
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    I get the feeling he has severe blowby not...

    I get the feeling he has severe blowby not allowing the oil into the crankcase from the motor cavity through the check valve?
    In AZ on r-22 it may have seen allot of cylinder wear in 120 degree heat...
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    OK no reply on grounded wiring due to water...

    OK no reply on grounded wiring due to water condensation in the conduits
    If it's not kicking the breaker
    My next shot in the dark is
    Overheating of the solenoid valve during welding on original...
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    Consider a possible vibrating ground in the...

    Consider a possible vibrating ground in the condensor fan motor wiring or main wiring as far as that goes. If you have flex conduits, hit or move them around with a 2x4 to see if you get sparks or...
  15. When I started in this field my mentors used...

    When I started in this field my mentors used Kotex to absorb acid which came from a breakdown of refrigerants made from acid which made for an embarrasing
    trip to the grocery store but it worked....
  16. From one Ks reefer man to another I don't think...

    From one Ks reefer man to another
    I don't think I would want to sleep with wet POE problems even if they gave it away
    POE is plagued with problems even when it's dry and why are they changing...
  17. Yes beb and len recirculation big time but...

    Yes beb and len recirculation big time but inline. I assume the downstream units were
    added years after the original machine room was built and due to a land locked situation
    the air gets reheated...
  18. Yes exhausting into other units. I tried to...

    Yes exhausting into other units. I tried to upload a drawing but it's too big for HVAC talk
    and I don't know how to reduce the size for upload
    Hot air blows horizontal out of machine room down a...
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    Yes JP and it would be a very bad idea for me to...

    Yes JP and it would be a very bad idea for me to disagree with another fellow
    CM that has all those rounds on his profile page
    By all means always take my 45 years of information with a grain of...
  20. Anybody have a picture of a condensor air deflector

    I have 2 horizontal machine room 5ft ex fans discharging into other refrig units
    and I'm trying to find a picture of an added sheet metal deflector to turn
    the air flow up. I've seen it done in...
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    There's not a grocer born that doesn't overload a...

    There's not a grocer born that doesn't overload a produce case!!!!
    You can't stop them and health (temperature) inspectors know that
    They stack it up for impulse buying almost 2 feet out of the air...
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    Dumpster contents can also be a sad but yet funny...

    Dumpster contents can also be a sad but yet funny surprise
    Be prepared for anything as I had to help what was once a 1950's very
    successful car salesman I personally knew. He was a little guy and...
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    Myself I always park behind the fly infested...

    Myself I always park behind the fly infested dumpster to avoid being backed into
    Then do a pre-flight check on the dumpster as it gives you a 24 hour record
    of whats been going on inside the...
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    I think that pretty well sets all required...

    I think that pretty well sets all required standards except one
    #12 By all means always avoid plumber's lower posterior exposure
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    Kramer Thermobank Leaking Water Pre 1960

    Anyone had any luck cutting the outside aluminum box and repairing water tank?
    That model has a I think 1" pipe plug on the top, I fill the tank and it leaks down
    to about 2/3 and stops leaking....
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    Good post hurtinhvac on TXV charges !!

    Years ago I was setting SH on a two meat cases. One Alco and one Sporland
    While adjusting one brand would raise/lower the suction pressure and the other
    would raise/lower the temperature but still...
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    I remember in the 60's copper tubing from japan...

    I remember in the 60's copper tubing from japan hit the wholesaler inventories
    and I took back many truck loads of tubing due to hundreds of tiny pinholes
    you could pressurize a 20 ft length and it...
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    I've always been warned that 45's were not good...

    I've always been warned that 45's were not good and wouldn't take
    expansion like long elbows but then Copeland and all the big MFGs
    installed 45's on the discharge and suction service valves on the...
  29. Horse power percentage reduction example for...

    Horse power percentage reduction example for freezer to cooler conversions
    A grocery freezer case lineup may have a 5 horse requirement but if you ask
    the mfg they may tell you it has a 1 1/2 horse...
  30. Comparing marbles to marbles Cost of previous...

    Comparing marbles to marbles
    Cost of previous known to be dependable walk in cooler $4,000

    Cost of walk in freezer $2,000
    Ball park estimate (for...
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    liens

    Talked to my KS lawyer he says liens are only good now in KS
    for a period of one year and then it is gone with the wind
    so it can only stop a sale of property during one year

    Deadbeats are...
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    Heat gain may be your real enemy

    I'd say from the history tracks you're finding from the previous service work
    done with the dimes under the power elements and other desparate changes
    that have been made by other mechanics that...
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    Sound might be an answer I remember the summers...

    Sound might be an answer
    I remember the summers when my wife had those little whirlygig wind mill
    lawn decorator toys with number 9 wire sticking in the ground
    we had allot less mole problem so...
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    I agree grub worms are the problem here in Kansas...

    I agree grub worms are the problem here in Kansas
    as that's why the mole is there To eat
    and if you allow the grubs to continue
    to multiply you will also be over run with skunks
    and I can admit...
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    Why aren't blower manufacturers building a...

    Why aren't blower manufacturers building a vertical wind turbine?
    (Maybe someone is that I haven't found yet)
    greenpowerscience.com has a video of a standard blower and other diys are struggling...
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    Changing hose end gaskets sucks

    Every set of gauges I own have bad gaskets
    Seems the rubber and new refrigerants don't mix either
    and other posts claim teflon gaskets are not the answer either
    Newer check valve type low loss...
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    soda fountain

    Man alive I'm tickled to death for your replies Thanks
    Sometimes you get into some things that are not in the books
    and I'm sure my instructors from 1966 still won't answer my
    phone calls like...
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    Can anyone help me with an antique soda fountain...

    Can anyone help me with an antique soda fountain pressure and
    temperature settings and parts sources etc? Service manuals?
    It has one pressure type expansion valve and one thermostatic
    operating...
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    Sprintmj Thank you for the comment about my...

    Sprintmj
    Thank you for the comment about my website
    I know how being self emp (32 years here)makes you look to other areas when
    work disappears overnight. I have tried to start brainstorming...
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    Sprintmj I see you're going to school would that...

    Sprintmj
    I see you're going to school would that be refrig school?
    Some air compressor companies also own refrig companies
    Yes your poor product condition may be a result of a head
    pressure...
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    R12 Sorry about Christmas I'm self employed (32...

    R12
    Sorry about Christmas
    I'm self employed (32 years) but
    I'm in the same boat and that's why I really fear
    the holiday seasons as they are worse as work always
    bottoms out completely.
    Supply...
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    latent heat=how many btu's

    Timber
    Where's the moisture coming from? and how many btu's latent?
    From the product due to off gassing,outside air,washing operations,
    vapor barrier failures in walls, ceiling or floor
    or...
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    Man is it slow here in Ks Anybody know is that...

    Man is it slow here in Ks
    Anybody know is that ptac type equipment?
    A gentleman placed a classified ad for service
    in Ca. but I'm 1500 miles away and don't know what
    a STW-1 is anyway
    Now let's...
  44. R-12 & Montreal Protocol

    Ah yes what a short post about the Montreal Protocol R-12
    I said it would be the death of our industry
    and so far it's working.
    You can just squeeze so much money out of the public
    and then they...
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    lmtd

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by lmtd

    If so are you speaking for yourself or for guys who work for you?

    lmtd
    No I'm a small shop so I don't have to lay off 20 families thank God
    but I think I'm...
  46. Thread: Wow

    by therock
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    Jobs

    Sometimes those jobs
    don't get payed for either
    but of course that doesn't help you
    but sometimes they don't get finished
    so nothing works
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    Any body got any ideas for alternative income in...

    Any body got any ideas for alternative income in the hvac&r
    fields that are not top secret that you would like to share?
    Please refrain from the wise cracks as someone may be out of
    work here that...
  48. Thread: Wow

    by therock
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    Dowadudda is looking for answers like me

    I started a new topic called Alternative Income
    May be we can all get some new ideas
  49. Thread: Wow

    by therock
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    Dowadudda is looking for answers like me

    Dowadudda
    I am also looking for an answer but
    I don't think you have them here yet
    Been in business here in KS since 72 and it don't look good
    To much corporate crap killing everybody...
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    Never walk away from a wide open TXV!

    You have a problem many of us have lost alot of sleep over before and I hope your customer stays with you until it's fixed.

    If you have a dirty sightglass you have dirty screens too it's showing...
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