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    At the school district I work for I had to order...

    At the school district I work for I had to order a new oil level sight glass since the original one was leaking and had a crack. The parts counter guy said "WOW, that thing was built in 1962, that's...
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    Anyone seen my cousin Mike???? Just joking, this...

    Anyone seen my cousin Mike???? Just joking, this is a good example of how we all get a bad name. Even though we would not do this unfortunately it still reflects upon our Industry. Someone should...
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    Found and tightened a union on the drain line....

    Found and tightened a union on the drain line. Re-insulated afterwards. The heat tape was working, checked it with another meter. Sublimation is slowly removing the remaining ice. Thank you again
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    Thanks guys, you've given me some great ideas....

    Thanks guys, you've given me some great ideas. Yea I checked today, the heat tape on the drain line has power but is pulling 0 amps. It is really old so we are going to cut the insulation off, put...
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    Thanks guys, I will try some of the ideas. I am...

    Thanks guys, I will try some of the ideas. I am going to see where it came from. Probably the pan or drain heater. Had a huge chunk of ice coming off from up there. Will have to get one of the...
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    I work for a local school district. It is in our...

    I work for a local school district. It is in our warehouse walk in freezer. I 'm just trying to figure out how to get the last thin layer off the floor, at -10 any hot water will just refreeze...
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    Ice on walk in freezer floor

    This is a general question. How do you remove ice on walk in freezer concrete floor. I used a hammer drill with flat blade bit and got it down to about 1/4" thick with out hurting the floor. I...
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    We used to do follow up calls when we sent out...

    We used to do follow up calls when we sent out direct mail cards. We got away from the letters unless we could personally do the mailing, write the name, address and stamp. If people get bulk mail it...
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    A lot of the older strips were of larger...

    A lot of the older strips were of larger diameter, some of the newer ones are of a smaller diameter. I always went back with the same diameter string. I am sure you should get them to work somehow....
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    I would not "steal" my former employers...

    I would not "steal" my former employers customers, I have never burned a bridge and have been told by either of them if I ever wanted to return just call and I could start the next day. Back in the...
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    Will a 5 KW restring kit work. If so you should...

    Will a 5 KW restring kit work. If so you should be able to get that at most part houses. Not fun to do but can be done, Just don't stretch it to much and make sure you replace the fuse link and at...
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    I think you will be happy with it, good luck

    I think you will be happy with it, good luck
  13. Are you charging in cooling mode? Try covering...

    Are you charging in cooling mode? Try covering the top of the condenser (if top discharge) does the head pressure go up then. I do this to simulate a warmer outdoor temp when it is cooler outside....
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    I use a small wire brush about the size of a...

    I use a small wire brush about the size of a toothbrush first. If it is an upflow I slide in a pc of cardboard to catch the big stuff then shop vac it out. then use coil cleaner, water, coil cleaner,...
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    Do you have an ACES distributor in your area,...

    Do you have an ACES distributor in your area, they handle trane parts as well and just might be able to locate one
  16. Thread: resi techs

    by COOPE
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    We had those oil filled radiant heaters. We kept...

    We had those oil filled radiant heaters. We kept them in the shop, our delivery guy would deliver them and have the customer sign an invoice showing they had them. When we did the install we would...
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    I've been in the business almost 30 yrs. From and...

    I've been in the business almost 30 yrs. From and installer, maintenance and service tech. Also was service manager for 13 years. I have everything except an extended wheelbase van. I now work for a...
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    Glad you got it fixed. 4.25" W.C. is high and...

    Glad you got it fixed. 4.25" W.C. is high and didn't help the problem. That could be part of why the roll out failed.
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    Guys after talking to the Rheem tech rep on the...

    Guys after talking to the Rheem tech rep on the phone again today and both of us looking at the diagram and molex plugs I did have a connector in the wrong spot. I am quick to admit when I goofed and...
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    I already reversed polarity with no change, and...

    I already reversed polarity with no change, and did check all connections. The tech support guy will be calling me today, I asked him about the molex wire colors and he said if I put the new flame...
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    This is true, thank you

    This is true, thank you
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    You said you are only getting a 32 degree temp...

    You said you are only getting a 32 degree temp rise, why do you think you have an airflow problem? Just asking.
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    The original board had no spots on the back, I...

    The original board had no spots on the back, I will check tomorrow. I wonder why I can't see any of the other responses to my initial posts? There were several responses, about 5-6. Now they are...
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    Sorry guys for some reason I can not bring up any...

    Sorry guys for some reason I can not bring up any of your responses to my initial post, not any of them ???? I checked wiring, plug connections, 122 volts to unit. I did not check voltage from...
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    Rheem board change out now sensor problems

    Rheem model - RGDG07EAUER serial - CY5D302F18944924
    I am a technician and am really frustrated and stumped by this problem, I know someone out there has had the same problem.
    Initially, before...
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    Yea I agree but I don't want to change anything...

    Yea I agree but I don't want to change anything yet til the tech rep tells me to, that way if I ruin a new board he will give me another one. If i just do it we buy another one, thanks
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    Is the furnace exceeding the designed 30 - 65...

    Is the furnace exceeding the designed 30 - 65 degree temp rise?
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    I agree, I would be afraid to give any advice to...

    I agree, I would be afraid to give any advice to someone not familiar with furnaces. Good luck
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    I did remove the old sensor, the red wire from...

    I did remove the old sensor, the red wire from the sensor that tied to the HSI neutral I just unplugged off the sensor and taped up, It did have a 1/4' spade terminal that connected to the old...
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    I would check gas pressure and for the heck of it...

    I would check gas pressure and for the heck of it do a smoke test on the exchanger. You said that the flames look good and are not rolling out. Is there any way the bracket that hods the rollout...
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    Rheem board change out now sensor problems

    Rheem model - RGDG07EAUER serial - CY5D302F18944924
    I am a technician and am really frustrated and stumped by this problem, I know someone out there has had the same problem.
    Initially, before...
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    Sounds like someone could have replaced the millivolt gas valve with a 24v. They probably installed a transformer somewhere and powers it with the cord. Sounds kinda weird and scary.
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    Amen snupytcb, you are exactly right,...

    Amen snupytcb,
    you are exactly right, we need to be more humble. I like dandyme's saying ..."It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt".
  34. Thread: New here

    by COOPE
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    You have joined a great site with a world full of...

    You have joined a great site with a world full of very helpful individuals with unlmited knowledge. Welcome aboard
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    Welcome to the site and as others have said good...

    Welcome to the site and as others have said good luck with the new company. This is a great industry to be in, lots of job security, may not see this at first but the skills one learns can never be...
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    waregl82, Welcome to the site...

    waregl82,
    Welcome to the site also. No matter how new we are we all bring something to the table. What we lack in technical skills while being new to the industry, we may excell in...
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    keshav, Did I understand you...

    keshav,
    Did I understand you correctly that your Father is the owner of a company and wishes for you to take over after he retires? If so you are in a situation that most people only...
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    dandyme, You are correct. There...

    dandyme,
    You are correct. There are alot of new techs that feel as you've stated. I remember when I went to Vo-Tech back in the early 80's. Our Instructor early on the first day made...
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    Another new member

    Hello all. I've visited this site several times in the past and recently joined. Approximately 28 years in the Industry, mostly residential and light commercial. I filled the shoes of Service /...
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    Another new member

    Hello to all. I've visited this site several times in the past and decided recently to join. Been in the Industry for approx. 28 yaers. Earlier years in the residential and light commercial sector....
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