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  1. On his 3rd week here, fresh out of school, sent a...

    On his 3rd week here, fresh out of school, sent a tech to an office building to replace the txv on the air handler (split system heat pump); he changed the txv on the outdoor unit instead. He felt...
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    Resist the temptation to take shortcuts; if you...

    Resist the temptation to take shortcuts; if you don't have time to do it right, how are you going to find the time to do it over?

    Put the customer's needs before your own.

    Look at "callbacks"...
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    Thermostat brings on scond stage through y2;...

    Thermostat brings on scond stage through y2; check to make sure it is hooked up and you have 24volts from common to y2 @ unit; if you do, check for open pressure control or freezestat.
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    charge with liquid by spec plate, and check...

    charge with liquid by spec plate, and check superheat. If it is high, there is restriction, most likely in feed orifices. If superheat is through the roof, that can burn up a compressor pretty...
  5. I don't know how it works in GA, but in NC any...

    I don't know how it works in GA, but in NC any sub you use on a job you do is required to have the proper contractor's license; in order to work under your license, he has to be on your payroll,...
  6. Thread: cooking

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    Isn't telling people NOT to google that a really...

    Isn't telling people NOT to google that a really good way to ensure that they will? You know, human nature, curiosity, etc.
  7. That water temp sounds too cold, could be part of...

    That water temp sounds too cold, could be part of problem.

    How long does it stay in harvest when it's dropping ice, and what is the head pressure in freeze and in harvest?

    Suction line...
  8. Quicken and quickbooks both made by same company...

    Quicken and quickbooks both made by same company (Intuit); quicken geared toward personal finance, quickbooks toward business. However, Quicken Home and Business allows you to track everything and...
  9. Thread: Trane CSHA

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    Steel to copper, I would go with 45% silver...

    Steel to copper, I would go with 45% silver solder, plus the proper flux. Clean the joint good before you flux it.
  10. Make sure you are on top of tax issues; your...

    Make sure you are on top of tax issues; your accountant can help here. if you have employees, you are liable for the taxes you should be taking out of their checks. Then there is sales tax; and...
  11. Get some accounting software; Quickbooks is...

    Get some accounting software; Quickbooks is popular, user friendly, and inexpensive. Track everything, don't get behind on paperwork. if you don't want or have time for the bookkeeping, get someone...
  12. What is the incoming water temp? What is the...

    What is the incoming water temp? What is the ambient temp? Do you get good waterflow through the inlet water valve during harvest so that it goes all the way to rear of evap plates? What is the...
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    Wasn't there a movie where birds fell out of the...

    Wasn't there a movie where birds fell out of the air dead after running into an invisible forcefield around an invisible UFO (maybe Independence Day or Signs?)?.....
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    Fabricate/weld is our next step if we can't get a...

    Fabricate/weld is our next step if we can't get a part.
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    Thanks. We have this info.; haven't been able to...

    Thanks.
    We have this info.; haven't been able to talk to Penn Barry direct--sent to their local rep (Thermal Resources); seems to be only one person @ the local rep that can help with something this...
  16. Thread: Prep Tables

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    Ditto

    Ditto
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    chili's exhaust fan part

    Got a 17-year old hood exhaust assembly, made by Supreme Grease Exhaust, model GBD-182, fan adjust bracket is broken, having trouble locating a part. Any ideas?
  18. Thread: stop n go

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
  19. Thread: stop n go

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    How do you like your DRSA?

    How do you like your DRSA?
  20. Thread: stop n go

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    I believe wax.

    I believe wax.
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    Ditto, smurphy. If it's your average cooler or...

    Ditto, smurphy.

    If it's your average cooler or freezer, clear the glass, then set superheat @ tev as needed. If box is hot, give time to cool some; glass may clear as tev throttles down. But in...
  22. Thread: turbo air

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    wonder how many boxesleft the factory like that...

    wonder how many boxesleft the factory like that before they figured out what was going on
  23. Thread: stop n go

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    I agree with zachhvac; seems to me bev-air...

    I agree with zachhvac; seems to me bev-air undersizes their refrigeration systems; all it takes isa little dust on the condenser, or a kitchen that is a little too hot, and it won't get cold enough....
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    Baja: Direct mailer with bus. card magnets...

    Baja:

    Direct mailer with bus. card magnets worked well for us; about 3-4% response immediate, but keeps trickling in even years later. Got a call from a restaurant last week I've never worked...
  25. Thread: Prep Tables

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    When replacing a filter dryer on a small...

    When replacing a filter dryer on a small refrigeration system, go back with a solid core dryer, not a copper spun. R134 and R404 are notorious for clogging cap tubes, and the solid core dryer will...
  26. Thread: stop n go

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    If you're going to do refrigeration you will save...

    If you're going to do refrigeration you will save yourself a lot of trouble if you learn superheat; you'll live and die by it. Also, get that scale and charge by the nameplate every chance you get. ...
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    Ditto: You can reset it, but you will be back;...

    Ditto:
    You can reset it, but you will be back; maybe 2 or 3 weeks, but it will happen. Replace it.
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    Original post said superheat was 8 degrees, so...

    Original post said superheat was 8 degrees, so ref. level or txv shoyuldn't be the problem. I agree with james122964 about trap in drainline: will suck in moisture if not there.

    If it stays in...
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    I agree with pdrake65. Sounds like initial...

    I agree with pdrake65. Sounds like initial problem was underfeeding txv, then someone added refrigerant trying to get suction up, thereby causing high head.
  30. Thread: Is it ok

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    Ditto: a scale is worth its weight in gold when...

    Ditto: a scale is worth its weight in gold when working on reach-ins and icemakers.
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    crystal tips

    Grew up around crystal tips; never saw one that started up in harvest. Hoshizaki's have always started in harvest, and some manitowocs, but not crystal tips.
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    crystal tips

    sounds like hot gas valve is bypassing hot gas into lowside.
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    new rheem heat pump issue

    beenthere:

    yes, new rheem a/h is ari match; replaced whole system, including line set.
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    New Rheem heat pump issue

    We installed a new rheem 3-ton heat pump split sytem (replaced an old 3-ton rheem heat pump split); system works fine in cooling, but trips on high head press. in heating (within 15 mins. of start in...
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