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    I did a quick search and Trane has several...

    I did a quick search and Trane has several openings in VA. If any of them are close enough to the area your're looking, may be worth a shot to apply and learn the heavier commercial side of things....
  2. X2 with what SMS said about learning the system...

    X2 with what SMS said about learning the system as a whole. Having a good understanding of the fundamentals of water flow, pumps, controls, etc first will help you greatly. Also search the...
  3. Sounds like a fun project! With reguarding the...

    Sounds like a fun project! With reguarding the changing hot water demand and chiller loading / unloading concerns...can you just pipe the water side of the new HX in parallel with the existing hot...
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    I don't think you can receive pm's as a guest, so...

    I don't think you can receive pm's as a guest, so you'll have to sign up for the site first. It's a great site to belong to, good luck!
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    Well not necessarily, but I'm sure it depends on...

    Well not necessarily, but I'm sure it depends on the area you live in. In my area, a lot of the techs live an hour and a half or so from the office but normally service customers who are closer to...
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    Hello SK, what part of central Pa are you looking...

    Hello SK, what part of central Pa are you looking to move to? I may be able to help you out with some good companies to check into. Feel free to shoot me a pm if you'd like. Good luck with your move!
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    The lasers are nice...unfortunately I haven't...

    The lasers are nice...unfortunately I haven't gotten the opertunity to use one yet.
  8. Thread: George W

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    I agree with the previous posts regarding the...

    I agree with the previous posts regarding the chiller not restarting if the outdoor ambient is below the chiller design temp. Just curious, does the chiller have control of the pumps like an RTAC is...
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    I also use a piece of string for alignment....

    I also use a piece of string for alignment. Browning makes a fairly cheap tension gauge, which basically uses the formula of 1/64" of deflection per inch between the motor and blower shafts, from the...
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    Working abroad have always caught my interest...

    Working abroad have always caught my interest too. There were some threads on here in the past about working on cruise ships, sounds like the working conditions and pay are not good. Good luck in...
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    As far as I know you will have to go through the...

    As far as I know you will have to go through the online application process the Chillerman said. Even if you are refired buy another employee, you still have to apply online, then go from there. I...
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    I am not real familiar at all with the YCAV only...

    I am not real familiar at all with the YCAV only laid my hands on one. I will tell you you that you will probably have better luck getting a response if you post your question in one of the chiller...
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    Thanks for posting, thats a good manual. I...

    Thanks for posting, thats a good manual.

    I didn't have much in electronic form to help the OP out.
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    What method are you currently using with your...

    What method are you currently using with your indictors, rim and face or reverse angular? If you are not sure of those terms, do you use a jig on both sides of the coupling or just one? Just...
  15. Im looking for a Centravac belt buckle

    I've been trying to get my hands on a Trane Centravac belt buckle for quite some time. If anyone has one they want to sell let me know. Thanks, CG81
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    Thank you Sir, thats a good bulletin to have. As...

    Thank you Sir, thats a good bulletin to have. As it pertains too this thread, looks like I have the old style discharge ball valve. :eek:
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    Maybe try soaking it in CLR.

    Maybe try soaking it in CLR.
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    Thats how I found this thread, guess I didn't...

    Thats how I found this thread, guess I didn't search hard enough
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    Does anyone know what digits of the serial number...

    Does anyone know what digits of the serial number depict the week and year of manufacture with these machines? Im guessing the first two are year, cant find a breakdown in the IOM. Thanks!
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    I was in a class at York a few years after the...

    I was in a class at York a few years after the 9/11 attacks and somehow the subject came up. Our instructor had told us that there were 7-7000 ton York machines in the WTC plant, and that two York...
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    Horrible in my area too...I think they will...

    Horrible in my area too...I think they will probably drive me ape sh*t one of these days! I've found that soapy water kills them or seems to anyways! (Dawn dish soap)
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    Yeah couldnt agree more. I would like to know...

    Yeah couldnt agree more. I would like to know more about refrigeration too, always thought Amonia work would be cool. I'm sure reefer work could be stressful as hell at times, when you have a...
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    Haha I could try to help, not a whole lot of that...

    Haha I could try to help, not a whole lot of that kind of work around here but it's around.
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    Yeah and don't forget about the "process" side of...

    Yeah and don't forget about the "process" side of air conditioning. Hacks taking care of data centers, nursing homes, hostpitals, industrial plants, etc won't make it too long. That is if they don't...
  25. Thread: BAC Tower

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    I see you're in Pa but not sure where. You could...

    I see you're in Pa but not sure where. You could try Energy Products, they are an Evapco dealer but sell replacement parts for BAC as well.
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    I'm not saying that your wrong, I just know that...

    I'm not saying that your wrong, I just know that engineers in my neck of the woods refer to the chiller loop as the primary and building loop as the secondary. Seconday loop pumps normally controlled...
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    Havent been involved in variable primary yet but...

    Havent been involved in variable primary yet but can only imagine!! It can be tricky enough getting a variable secondary loop tuned, but once you do they work good.
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    Welcome to the forum. Primary / secondary loops...

    Welcome to the forum. Primary / secondary loops are just one form of hydronic design, main reason being, added efficiency. Around here I am most familiar with constant primary / variable secondary...
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    Just curious, were the questions general hvac and...

    Just curious, were the questions general hvac and chillers or did they pertain more to Trane equipment?
  30. Dito on what York56 said. At least your in a good...

    Dito on what York56 said. At least your in a good area for it, I would imagine there should be lots of chiller work in South Florida! It's a real hard nitche to get into up here in the cold north,...
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    Dito, it sounds to me like this is the answer to...

    Dito, it sounds to me like this is the answer to his question for loop volume. This is the rule of thumb that I know as well.
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    You don't have another similar unit onsite that...

    You don't have another similar unit onsite that you could start swaping ignition components with, and see if the problem follows do you?? You probably would have already thought of this, just...
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    Haven't really ran into many problems with Vic...

    Haven't really ran into many problems with Vic joints leaking. I can think of a few buildings where we've had problems with dielectric unions leaking do to thermal change.
  34. I got it burning pretty good now. It is a York...

    I got it burning pretty good now. It is a York Shipley boiler and burner, I was just trying to gather some info before I got to the job. Thanks
  35. Thanks for the reply, good info there too.

    Thanks for the reply, good info there too.
  36. Thanks for the reply, great info in those manuals...

    Thanks for the reply, great info in those manuals but not exactly what I was looking for. I had the flow conversion, looking for a pressure conversion if there is such a thing. May have to calculate...
  37. Formula to calculate manifold gas pressure (LP gas conversion)

    Anyone know of a conversion formula to determine manifold gas pressure?

    Example:

    I ran into an old firetube boiler the other day that started it's life in 1962 as oil fired, converted to LP gas...
  38. Like flange said, can you be more specific as to...

    Like flange said, can you be more specific as to what your looking for. Hot water, steam, firetube, water tube, sectional, etc. The Laars boilers that you're talking about are "small" boilers with...
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    I've never tried using a combustion analyzer on...

    I've never tried using a combustion analyzer on an RTU, but I would think if the HX was cracked you would probably pick up CO in the supply side. Yes you have a draft inducer but the supply fan moves...
  40. Usually only takes about two minutes to remove...

    Usually only takes about two minutes to remove the PTAC from the sleeve, once you know what your doing. Thats what your gunna want to do if you need to seal around the sleeve.
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    Thats funny!

    Thats funny!
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    Dang that sounds pretty enticing, especially...

    Dang that sounds pretty enticing, especially since I don't think it broke 30* here this week!
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    I was talking with one of the local Jork techs a...

    I was talking with one of the local Jork techs a few months ago and he said that they still had to write out a time sheet, along with the nexgen for that reason.

    We've been doing our times via the...
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    Yep bout $100 from Grainger, I've seen them new...

    Yep bout $100 from Grainger, I've seen them new for $25 on ebay, but don't know if their worth a crap. Good tool to have in the truck, I check my glycol concentration during fall PM's to help prevent...
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    Tell us more about how the steam is being...

    Tell us more about how the steam is being controlled. Is the boiler maintaining pressure 24/7 during the heating season and each apartment has it's own zone valves? I'm sure a building that size...
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    Just wandering, is this building city steam or...

    Just wandering, is this building city steam or does it have it's own boiler?
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    Little heat will break the retaining compound...

    Little heat will break the retaining compound loose and it should slide right off. Mapp gas torch usually does the trick.
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    Not that I've worked on a whole lot of waste oil...

    Not that I've worked on a whole lot of waste oil boilers, but I think Clean Burns are the nicest that I have worked on, simply because of servicibility. They do get sooted up just like any other...
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    Can't say I've ever tried boiler peanuts, there...

    Can't say I've ever tried boiler peanuts, there is some good ol' Pa dutch food you'll have to try, hog maw is mighty tasty!! It does get pretty dang cold in that part of the state though.
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    Oh yeah P.S. Feel free to email me if I can help...

    Oh yeah P.S.
    Feel free to email me if I can help you out in any other way or answer any other questions. The only thing I want in return is some pecan pie and a dinner from the Waffle House. I like...
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