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    I'm an hvac contractor. I work on my truck, I fix...

    I'm an hvac contractor. I work on my truck, I fix my plumbing, I fix my electrical, I do my own carpentry work, I attempt to fix my electronics. and when it is beyond my expertise (transmission...
  2. I had the opportunity to take on some...

    I had the opportunity to take on some refrigeration accounts ( after 30 + years as a hvac tech ), and I bought this book. Made most of it painless. I highly recommend this book.
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    BK, where are you located?

    BK, where are you located?
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    Can you use the same cooling water the plant uses?

    Can you use the same cooling water the plant uses?
  5. Cisco, it looks like that discount starts saturday

    Cisco, it looks like that discount starts saturday
  6. Does the wire run in conduit? I had one where the...

    Does the wire run in conduit? I had one where the wires ran in a channel. Couldn't find any issues until we were there at night, saw small arcing around the wires in the channel. Changed the wires...
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    Get the strobe. You can also use it to inspect...

    Get the strobe. You can also use it to inspect belts that you can't turn off. Also get the belt sizes and sheave sizes without turning them off. Learned some of this at a facility where you couldn't...
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    Instead of a check valve, put a bi-directional...

    Instead of a check valve, put a bi-directional flow meter in it and use that info to assist with your chiller plant control.
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    Used clc open bags for a few years, got tired of...

    Used clc open bags for a few years, got tired of buying new every 8 months. Got the Tech LC, like it so far, it is obviously better built. Getting used to tool layout. Got to have everything...
  10. Use the ball valve like the previous poster said....

    Use the ball valve like the previous poster said. That way you drill it, pull out the bit and close the valve. Then add whatever fitting you like. When they do a hot tap in a pipe, they use 2 ball...
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    Didn't reverse the compressor direction did you?...

    Didn't reverse the compressor direction did you? Some of the open drives have a directional oil pump.
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    Strainers?

    Strainers?
  13. How to elect a Chicago politition president

    I'm not suprised about this. I have been out of the loop for a few days so I hope this isn't old news.
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    This, it really suprised me when a coworker...

    This, it really suprised me when a coworker showed this to me. Shook my confidence with the dials.
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    Just for grins, take a shaft and fix your...

    Just for grins, take a shaft and fix your indicator to it. Zero the indicator and then turn the shaft over and see what it reads.
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    AK900 Thermisters

    Are the AK900 thermisters compatible with the Testo 550? Not the connections, but do the thermisters share the same temp/ resistance curve. I have a couplr for the Testo that was stolen, thought I...
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    The outfit I used to work for needed...

    The outfit I used to work for needed documentation on a couple of jobs so we bought a laser alignment setup. You could learn to use it in about half an hour. I brought a class in on a Saturday and...
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    +1 for Wiha. The best phillips I've ever owned....

    +1 for Wiha. The best phillips I've ever owned. The flats are great screwdrivers, now use my larger Kliens for prybars too.
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    Astro, the co. that builds the curb adapter will...

    Astro, the co. that builds the curb adapter will have to measure if they don't have the unit size on file.
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    I have seen these units used with vav boxes....

    I have seen these units used with vav boxes. Could your low airflow be due to this? The compressors should have unloaders also. If vav, what air temp are you trying to get.
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    I use the same CLC bag. I get about a year and a...

    I use the same CLC bag. I get about a year and a half out of one. I don't use the shoulder strap, and the rods in the handle come out the ends. I may look for something else next time around. I do...
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    Here we typically go with closed loop (we can't...

    Here we typically go with closed loop (we can't waste the water here) with glycol/water,cooling tower, and a heat source for coldest times. Unless you are using electric to heat the water, I would...
  23. Here we go again, acorn at their best....

    Here we go again, acorn at their best.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/03/acorn-officials-scramble-firing-workers-and-shredding-documents-after-exposed/
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    Heat the bearing . You want the bearing to be...

    Heat the bearing . You want the bearing to be about 225. I have used a toaster oven for years. Harder with big ones tho.
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    Do the main (building) pumps shut down at night?...

    Do the main (building) pumps shut down at night? do they ever shut down? I am sure your pumps are there for redundancy. 3/4 hp pumps dont use much power. sooner or later you may regret removing the...
  26. Here's who it is. These people will not go away....

    Here's who it is. These people will not go away. Asking for donations under false pretenses.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/exclusive-acorn-playing-behind-scenes-role-in-occupy-movement/
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    One of the compressors will end up with all the...

    One of the compressors will end up with all the oil. Then you know what happens to the other one.
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    There is no tonnage designation in the model # on...

    There is no tonnage designation in the model # on these machines. You need the desighn data sheet.
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    In my area if you have any coils you must have a...

    In my area if you have any coils you must have a contractors licence. They don't ask for it if you have copper, just coils. They have me on file at a couple of places, they have my truck plates I...
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    flmaint1, what area of the country are you...

    flmaint1, what area of the country are you located in. I understand if you are frustrated. Yk's with freq drives require a lot of training to be able to correctly diagnose and repair. There are...
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    Sounds like its time for a service call to a...

    Sounds like its time for a service call to a qualified contractor. Could be several things, some simple, some tough.
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    I only have this service manual in print form....

    I only have this service manual in print form. Get a service manual from Trane. Like the above post says, check the oil pressure. Lots of things can cause low oil pressure.
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    We found out Target had them on thier clearance...

    We found out Target had them on thier clearance shelves. Bought about 20 by going to different Targets, paid about 35% of regular price. My daughter and my sister both use this to medication....
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    And here we go. The only way they see deficits...

    And here we go. The only way they see deficits can be cut is to raise taxes. Can't cut or trim waste, and entitlements.
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    PastorJohn, most likely there is a better way to...

    PastorJohn, most likely there is a better way to control your system, but without looking at it, we would be mostly guessing. Sounds like a control re-vamp with remote sensors and controls would...
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    This says Bush admin backing away from the deal,...

    This says Bush admin backing away from the deal, and current adnin pushed it thru.
    ...
  37. My brother was at the race. He called me 10 mins...

    My brother was at the race. He called me 10 mins after it happened, could hardly talk, finally got it out to tell everyone he was ok. Plane was headed right to him, veered at last second and hit the...
  38. The Gun Control Act of 1934 was the law that made...

    The Gun Control Act of 1934 was the law that made full auto weapons illegal. A tax stamp to transfer one was and still is $200. Anyone who can legally own a firearm can own one(if your state allows)....
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    If you look at the wheel, the leading edge of the...

    If you look at the wheel, the leading edge of the vane is closer to the center, trailing edge will be outside. Never ran one backwards past checking for rotation, so I don't know what they will do....
  40. I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.

    I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.
  41. I think there are so many mexicans here, he just...

    I think there are so many mexicans here, he just wants them to help with the health care costs.
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    Depends on your state. Some put you in jail, some...

    Depends on your state. Some put you in jail, some give you a medal. Seriously, if you carry, you had better put lots of thought into this beforehand.
  43. Thread: Leak Lock

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    My opinon is that there is no place in...

    My opinon is that there is no place in refrigration for leak lock. Almost every other compound is better.
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    Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
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    Use any one of the electronic temp controls...

    Use any one of the electronic temp controls (Ranco, Johnson, Emerson), you can mount it inside and run the sensor out. You can strap the sensor to the leaving tower line (steel or copper), but expect...
  46. You shouldn't have to lie to the cops. I.D....

    You shouldn't have to lie to the cops. I.D. yourself (if they ask), and stf up.
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    Unit mod #?

    Unit mod #?
  48. I always force myself to only look at the part of...

    I always force myself to only look at the part of the diagram I need right now. Like, contactor coil not energized, look at that line, hopscotch method one component at a time. No need to be...
  49. $100 hr. for refrigeration work. $400 hr. for...

    $100 hr. for refrigeration work. $400 hr. for refrigerator cleaning.
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    Illegal Immigration Step 1

    Shut down the jobs

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/26/high-court-upholds-arizona-law-penalizing-employers-illegal-immigrant-workers/
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