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    I use quite a bit of flare connections. As...

    I use quite a bit of flare connections.

    As long as you make a good quality flare and tighten the connection with the proper torque, life will be good.
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    +1 Good Luck

    +1

    Good Luck
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    I have a yellowvac (uei), and it gets used at...

    I have a yellowvac (uei), and it gets used at least a couple times a week, and I've never had a problem.
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    You could have a weak compressor. Is there a...

    You could have a weak compressor.

    Is there a king valve on the receiver, or shutoff valve somewhere you could close to see if the compressor can pull down.
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    Thanks for taking the time to explain this.

    Thanks for taking the time to explain this.
  6. Thread: just curious

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    There are a few female hvac techs that have been...

    There are a few female hvac techs that have been on the site here.

    I can't remember their names at the moment.

    I've seen a couple women working as plumbers, a couple working as carpenters,...
  7. Thread: mom

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    Sorry for your loss.

    Sorry for your loss.
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    +1 The header on the evap has orifices in each...

    +1

    The header on the evap has orifices in each tube. You can kind of see the crimp mark where the orifices are.
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    I could really see some advantages in large...

    I could really see some advantages in large piping jobs.
  10. Exactly. The technician should be doing what...

    Exactly.

    The technician should be doing what is in your best interests. They should find the true problem, then give you options, suggest what they think to be the best choice based on your...
  11. Is your real life name Al Nelson?

    Is your real life name Al Nelson?
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    That's funny.

    That's funny.
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    Only good to -25 Fahrenheit? Definitely a...

    Only good to -25 Fahrenheit?

    Definitely a no-go here as well.
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    I've wondered if iom makes the evaps for them.

    I've wondered if iom makes the evaps for them.
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    Double check it that the pipe did not burst...

    Double check it that the pipe did not burst anywhere.

    I've had that happen quite a few times.
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    One of my colleagues found a separated evaporator...

    One of my colleagues found a separated evaporator on a 5 1/2 year old Scotsman prodigy.

    I have a scary feeling Scotsman will have the same evaporator problems that iceomatic has.
  17. Thread: Expert plumbing

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    We have a plumbwr we call "one eyed crackhead" ...

    We have a plumbwr we call "one eyed crackhead"

    I think he only charges $50 an hour, lol
  18. Thread: Expert plumbing

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    Medium sized city surrounded by small rural...

    Medium sized city surrounded by small rural towns.

    Prices are low here.
  19. Thread: Expert plumbing

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    That's no deal! The most expensive plumber in...

    That's no deal!

    The most expensive plumber in town only charges $75 an hour here.
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    How where they able to throw the fan guard away?...

    How where they able to throw the fan guard away?

    Did you not have it attached to the evaporator?
  21. Thread: Good idea Jeff!

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    That's funny. I thought it was a radon vent...

    That's funny.

    I thought it was a radon vent at first too.
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    No. They haven't. :)

    No. They haven't. :)
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    It all depends on the compressor. I have seen...

    It all depends on the compressor.

    I have seen potential relays used on fractional hp compressors with external overloads.
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    I won't recommend Manitowoc to anyone. Hoshi...

    I won't recommend Manitowoc to anyone.

    Hoshi is the way to go.

    Scotsman and iceomatic are ok
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    I have seen potential relays used on 1/2 and 1/3...

    I have seen potential relays used on 1/2 and 1/3 hp compressors, but it's rare.
  26. Thread: Having no clue

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    That's funny.

    That's funny.
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    I've seen that before too. I always assumed...

    I've seen that before too.

    I always assumed the electricians just arbitrarily ordered the fuses and breakers, and just put them in without reading the nameplate of the unit.
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    I work at a company with 20+ refrigeration techs....

    I work at a company with 20+ refrigeration techs.

    All of them are more than qualified to work on the hot side stuff, but there are only two guys that will work on hot side. I would guess it's...
  29. Thread: ACT Test

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    I'm doing PM's for two weeks at a fast food chain...

    I'm doing PM's for two weeks at a fast food chain that sells burritos.

    I think I should have been an accountant, being a refrigeration guy isn't all it's cracked up to be, lol
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    Generally speaking, turning the stems fully...

    Generally speaking, turning the stems fully counter-clockwise is open, and fully clockwise is closed.

    If it's a ball valve, having the stem inline with the valve is open, and having the stem at...
  31. Thread: Apple watch

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    Those look really cool, but a $4000 watch is a...

    Those look really cool, but a $4000 watch is a little too rich for my blood.
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    What's the status? On page two you said you...

    What's the status?

    On page two you said you have 15lbs of refrigerant in it, but it pumps down to 3psi and shuts off.

    Are you sure the liquid line solenoid is opening? All service valves open?...
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    If it's a Tecumseh condensing unit I doubt it has...

    If it's a Tecumseh condensing unit I doubt it has a headmaster, probably just fan cycling.
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    As a refrigeration guy, I know which restaurants...

    As a refrigeration guy, I know which restaurants are good and which ones aren't.

    I usually stick to eating at the good restaurants, and I always tip good.

    I was at Pizza Hut last night. The...
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    Everything looks very nice. In the first...

    Everything looks very nice.

    In the first picture it looks like your worker is standing close to the edge of the roof with no fall protection.

    Just an FYI, OSHA has written a lot of people up...
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    Hello A window unit with a thermostat can do...

    Hello

    A window unit with a thermostat can do the job.

    Otherwise maybe something like this?

    http://www.storeitcold.com
  37. The pressures of the regulators don't seem to...

    The pressures of the regulators don't seem to make much difference. You just end up throttling it down with the valves on the handle anyhow.

    If you are using a really big tip you do need to run...
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    Most people would be mad and screaming at the...

    Most people would be mad and screaming at the hotel maintenance guy.

    I'm assuming you where probably polite and friendly.

    The guy probably just shook your hand because he was happy you didn't...
  39. That's interesting. I will have to try that.

    That's interesting. I will have to try that.
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    A few years ago I changed out a defrost timer. I...

    A few years ago I changed out a defrost timer. I accidently hooked a couple wires up wrong, and created a dead short.

    The 20 amp breaker never tripped, the 250 amp breaker feeding he panel never...
  41. Thread: Apple watch

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    I used to work at a place with company provided...

    I used to work at a place with company provided iPhones.

    When the iPhone 5 hit the market, there where people that "accidently" destroyed their iPhone 4's just so they could get a new iPhone 5. ...
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    +1
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    Just recently I was working at a convenience...

    Just recently I was working at a convenience store because the restrooms where cold.

    They have one air handler in the back of the store that supplies air for the whole building. The air handler...
  44. Yes. You have to.

    Yes. You have to.
  45. I run my oxy-acetylene pressures at 5 and 5. ...

    I run my oxy-acetylene pressures at 5 and 5.

    A #2 tip and a #15 rosebud are nice to have.

    I use the rosebud on 5/8 and bigger.
  46. StayBrite is fine. I'm reluctant to use it on...

    StayBrite is fine.

    I'm reluctant to use it on the discharge line of a compressor, but other than that it's fine.

    I braze 99% of the time, but there is nothing wrong with StayBrite
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    The half hour rule is fine until you end up...

    The half hour rule is fine until you end up working at a school, hospital, prison, or Walmart.

    It will be more than 30 minutes before you can even get to the equipment and find out what the...
  48. Some places are even going away from 404a They...

    Some places are even going away from 404a

    They want their 502 systems retrofitted to 407
  49. Any motors? If you're working on small stuff a...

    Any motors?

    If you're working on small stuff a 9 watt 120 volt clockwise is very popular.

    Also a universal evap fan motor, or a few of the popular oem ones.

    Also add contractors with 240...
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    Yes. You can install an EEV, you just need to put...

    Yes. You can install an EEV, you just need to put in a controller to run it.
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