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    AC on fire

    Got a call one cold morning in Florida panhandle. It was 38 degrees out and a bank manager called me to tell me his AC was on fire. I asked if he called the fire department and he said no. "It starts...
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    That must be one of them there rebuilt...

    That must be one of them there rebuilt compressors for when the new one fails, right?
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    I tell my customers here along the Gulf that...

    I tell my customers here along the Gulf that their coils should be cleaned at least once per year and usually get the response "doesn't the rain do that?".:rules:
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    So that's where I left my acid test sample...

    So that's where I left my acid test sample bottle....
  5. Thread: Ridiculous

    by hammerbayer
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    Condenser motor $ Pressure switch $ Compressor...

    Condenser motor $
    Pressure switch $
    Compressor $
    Energy bill $1300
    New system.....priceless!
    :patriot:
  6. Thread: uh what?

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    Just gotta hose off the crud so you can see where...

    Just gotta hose off the crud so you can see where the wires attach.
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    Thats when I ask them who does their preventative...

    Thats when I ask them who does their preventative maintenance, and usually get a blank look.
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    How to bleed the air off a Condenser?

    Had a customer call me after their A/C units stopped working. They had a maintenance mechanic from a neighboring restaurant take over the PM on their units (cost effective). He told them their...
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    I had a unit with this stuff in it. Had to...

    I had a unit with this stuff in it. Had to replace the reversing valve that gummed up and the TXV that sealed itself shut.
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    I've never seen one like that in Florida. So did...

    I've never seen one like that in Florida. So did they ask you to repair the leaky rain gutter?
  11. Ahh.. a 3 phase unit with 3 stinger legs. Always...

    Ahh.. a 3 phase unit with 3 stinger legs. Always check those leads to ground. I had a 3 phase disconnect that some idiot had hot wired the middle leg and did a good job concealing their work instead...
  12. Looks like the poor thing had a few too many...

    Looks like the poor thing had a few too many vasectomies. At least it has a lot of new nuts.:angel:
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    Exactly what I did. They've been back 5 times...

    Exactly what I did. They've been back 5 times since then for safety switch lockout problems. I wonder what could be causing the condensate switch to keep turning the compressor off? :oops:
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    We usually hook the stainless flex line directly...

    We usually hook the stainless flex line directly to the unit which are connected to PVC by a Griswold fitting. The best part about this scenario is the flex line was too short to properly attach to...
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    I'm glad to see very observant techs out there....

    I'm glad to see very observant techs out there. Yes they are galvanized water lines going across the front that hook to flex lines on the right. These hook to PVC WITH NO SHUTOFFS,big2 so you have to...
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    ;)Has he taken any interviewing techniques...

    ;)Has he taken any interviewing techniques courses? Does he have a professionally prepared resume? Interviewers of new especially raw employees can detect fear and lack of confidence. After an...
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    What was the installer thinking...

    Came across a new install that was having problems and this is what I found..
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    Cadillac vs. Yugo

    Here's something to think about. Which will last longer, a cadillac or a Yugo? How about if you never tune either up or change the oil or air filter on the car? Just a thought for protecting your...
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    I recently pulled out a 27 year old GMC, less...

    I recently pulled out a 27 year old GMC, less than 1/2 mile from the Gulf in Florida. It still ran and cooled well and the condenser fins were still intact! The owner wanted to go Green. The key to...
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    Basic Laws

    Think about this. Power (Watts) = I (currrent amps) * R (voltage/resistance) The power of a motor is constant. The voltage change is inversely proportional to the amp draw, in a perfect system. A...
  21. NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF GOLF COURSE! WHERE I WON"T...

    NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF GOLF COURSE! WHERE I WON"T GET A SERVICE CALL FROM MY BOSS OR MY WIFE!!!!
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    What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

    I went to college, got my BS degree in Chemistry, then worked in Pharmaceuticals for 13 years making effervescent hangover tablets (plop plop fizz fizz!) until one day they told me they were moving...
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