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    This post has helped me tremedously, I'm buying...

    This post has helped me tremedously, I'm buying out a commercial refrigeration/ Air conditioning contractor in 6 months and want to take the business into the kitchen equipment as well since I myself...
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    how did the customer feel about buying all those...

    how did the customer feel about buying all those new parts when just the pump and the pan were bad? Common question I get asked by my boss's about crazy crap like that happening
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    i generally put it in the middle of the evap...

    i generally put it in the middle of the evap where the lines tie in since this part of the coil sees the coldest and warmest part of the refrigerant. but if you can't make a pig tail i generally...
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    rip out the cap tube...cut out the stub on the...

    rip out the cap tube...cut out the stub on the evap where the cap tube is tied in...extened it some and put in a txv that matches the btu rating of the compressor say at minus 20 and your set...and...
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    hoshizaki flaker problem

    I've been working on a f-800mah flaker for like the last 2 weeks...first call gear motor fuse blown...replace fuse hold and put in new water filter...week later same thing...called tech...
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    i've already checked the pressure off the...

    i've already checked the pressure off the crankcase port and have a swivel t coming off the pump...it has an adjustable johnson control oil differential control...but i'll get m and s numbers for...
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    it seems likes it's any electrical problem cause...

    it seems likes it's any electrical problem cause it runs for the length of the control delay then trips off, but it's wired per diagram... net oil is 30 take via off pump port and crankcase...
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    trane going off on lube oil

    So me and another tech got ourselves stumped yesterday, we were working on a 12 ton split and for some reason it was tripping on oil failure. So we hooked up gauges to get the net oil and it's...
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    what is your super heat/subcool? Delta t?

    what is your super heat/subcool? Delta t?
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    question to seasoned com. hvac techs

    I'm a 5th year apprentice who has a very extensive refrigeration and a/c experience. I recently got hired to a mainly commercial HVAC contractor. I'm just curious as to what to expect. I've worked...
  11. Thread: A/C Security

    by akpunkacr
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    that's why they invented sawzalls to cut through...

    that's why they invented sawzalls to cut through junk like that.
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    why it's better to start in service then move to...

    why it's better to start in service then move to installing so you think of how you would've like to service the damn thing, at least that's what I think about when I install sh*t
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    hot water is the quickest means to melts ice,...

    hot water is the quickest means to melts ice, water transfers heat alot better the air does...
  14. **** i'd be fired if i wore flip flops

    **** i'd be fired if i wore flip flops
  15. wanna sell your 2 valve manifolds?

    wanna sell your 2 valve manifolds?
  16. thats great for a good laugh...

    thats great for a good laugh...
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    totally agree manitowoc by far is the best and...

    totally agree manitowoc by far is the best and easier i/m to work on over the 8-10 different kinds of I/M i've seen in the field i feel kinda sad when it ain't a manitowoc cause i know it's a piece...
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    yeh i'm the same way run into about 3-5 a year...

    yeh i'm the same way run into about 3-5 a year the leak...not just dual pressure control both, fan cycle control, high head cut out and low pressure controls...just to name a few...
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    yes it is needed because it distrubtes the meter...

    yes it is needed because it distrubtes the meter refrigerant evenly to all the distributer tubes versus just a few or even just one..so yes they are needed, and symptoms you will see is the super...
  20. get ready for the long hours, especially on...

    get ready for the long hours, especially on racks. I had one call on a weekend spent 16.5 hours on one rack just to get it back up in running so the cold storage plant wouldn't loose 120,000 in bait...
  21. what's the best work boots for our line of work?

    I've been doing Commercial A/C&R for the last 4.5 years and have yet to find a pair of boots that can last longer then 10 months and don't cost over 100 bucks anyone have any suggestions as to what...
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    oh like 100 or so, but I got an older style fluke...

    oh like 100 or so, but I got an older style fluke 52 on there for 70 bucks so it should be here any day now.
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    yep i've had the exact same thing happen to me...

    yep i've had the exact same thing happen to me except it was at the top of the box, had to do what true recommended ended up costing the customer like 1500 basically he could've dought a brand...
  24. Thread: 401a or 409

    by akpunkacr
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    yeh just fill it to 80% and do a superheat...

    yeh just fill it to 80% and do a superheat subcool check at operating temp and adjust accordingly
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    that's neet idea but i do ultra low cascade...

    that's neet idea but i do ultra low cascade refrigeration systems that go well below -40 degrees, that would be good if i only did commercial refer and a/c
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    automotive A/C

    I've recently had the oppurtunity to try and recharge a vw passat with the w8 engine, talk about a clusta**** and the danged germans don't use an outside engaged clutch no the freak'n thing must be...
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    motor looks like it wants to be painted black...

    motor looks like it wants to be painted black inside, not the nice shiny copper
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    want to buy digital thermometer

    If anyone out there has a dual input digital thermometer say uei dt 200 or fluke 52-II that they want to get rid of for cheap drop me a line.-john
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    did you sell the van and all the stock? got any...

    did you sell the van and all the stock? got any digital thermometers? dual input type k style?
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    interested in the leak detector if it's a newer...

    interested in the leak detector if it's a newer one, and also the scale, and vac pump and dual temp probe meter.
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    how much u want for the leak detector?

    how much u want for the leak detector?
  32. anyone used the 2 valve titan or j/b zepplin

    just curious if anyone out there has used the new j/b zepplins or the 2 valve titan? and how do they perform/feel/ weigh compared to the traditional brass manifolds?
  33. i have had the d-tek select and liked it at first...

    i have had the d-tek select and liked it at first then it went tits up and got the new revised version and it didn't work for a ****, so inficon sent me 2 tekmates to replace it and i'm very happy...
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    i gotta try that sometime i never new there was a...

    i gotta try that sometime i never new there was a way to fix an aluminum coil. wonder if it would work on pressed coils?
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    that is freak'n impressive worth putt'n on the...

    that is freak'n impressive worth putt'n on the wall of pride
  36. Thread: Txv

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    yeh used at least duct tape if not armaflex 520...

    yeh used at least duct tape if not armaflex 520 adhesive
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    i've run into the same problem, and you know what...

    i've run into the same problem, and you know what caused it was a low refrigerant charge, i'm a 4th year apprentice and 2 journeymen that have over 8 years experience couldn't figure it out so the...
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    so why are u gett'n rid of it? are these really...

    so why are u gett'n rid of it? are these really good leak detectors? I want something as sensetive as my first d-tek select
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    all I do is bust out the good ole tek mate, and...

    all I do is bust out the good ole tek mate, and start sniff'n forget pullen off the insulation if it's a leak on the suction line the refrigerant will be kept inside the insulation, just put a split...
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    still got the detector?

    still got the detector?
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    i think the worst i've been called is a long...

    i think the worst i've been called is a long haired hippy and yes at the time i was kinda long haired but then the dude only paid 650 of the 800 dollar bill because he felt "that's how much my work...
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    well if u were me i'd pick the union job with...

    well if u were me i'd pick the union job with hussman, my local here in juneau
    UA local 262 has over time double time and triple time so why other locals don't is kinda od but i'm all for the union...
  43. Thread: Best leak dt

    by akpunkacr
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    i bought the first generation d-tek worked great,...

    i bought the first generation d-tek worked great, pump went tits up, got second generation d-tek, and a tek mate, tek mate out preforms new style d-tek...i'll let you decide
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    what i usually do is top off the glass and add an...

    what i usually do is top off the glass and add an additional 1/2-1 lb determining the size of the system but it's not uncommon to run an outdoor cond unit with an ambient below 10 degrees for weeks...
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    um...dumb question

    most accumulators i've put in have arrows showing how the refrigerant flow is gonna be just follow the arrows, or ding out how it's constructed and go by the piping diagram.
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    do what I did

    I'm only 23 and a 4th year apprentice in the plumber and pipefitters union...do what I did join an apprenticeship program union or non and stick with hvacr lot cleaner and better pay then kitchen...
  47. I've owned the d-tek select since it first came...

    I've owned the d-tek select since it first came out, my first ones pump took at dump at just about the end of my 2 year warranty so they sent me the newer style one with the screw in filter, since...
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    I'm working on a bitzer low temp screw rack...I'm...

    I'm working on a bitzer low temp screw rack...I'm having problems setting up the reciever pressurizing valve...well the valve does not modulate like it should...it just stays wide open so i have been...
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    I currently have a inficon d-tek select detector...

    I currently have a inficon d-tek select detector and I love the thing only bad side is it can only be recharged via an adaptor, what is a good sensitive leak detector that only requires say alkalide...
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    well i live in south east alaska and make a...

    well i live in south east alaska and make a wopping 25 an hour and i'm only a 3rd year apprentice but i'm in a union so that says why i make more actually i make like 4 dollars over the union scale...
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