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    Anyone from the Boise area?

    I am considering putting California in my rear view mirror. Headed over to Boise, ID in a few weeks to have a look around. Anyone willing to share some info on employers in the area? Also any info on...
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    Inducer amps?

    Inducer amps?
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    Need more information such as pressures,...

    Need more information such as pressures, temperatures, air temps, etc. let it run for 15 min and then record these numbers and repost.
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    You trying to make the neighbors think your $hit...

    You trying to make the neighbors think your $hit don't stink?
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    Make sure the gas valve is in the on position. If...

    Make sure the gas valve is in the on position. If it is in the pilot position the pilot can be held by the thermocouple, and the gas valve can be receiving 24 volts but will not energize until the...
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    Good points about being careful of the water temp...

    Good points about being careful of the water temp dropping, as well as lack of oil in virgin refrigerant lacking oil and the possable effects on the recovery machine. I am greatful for your opinions!
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    Thanks for the feedback, it is on a carrier water...

    Thanks for the feedback, it is on a carrier water source heat pump. Put the charge in to the discharge port (only high side port option), while the buildings controls had the unit disabled using a...
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    That is correct, this liquid would be added with...

    That is correct, this liquid would be added with the system off. Just curious how this would be different from charging liquid into the liquid line. Without the compressor running or the outdoor fan...
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    Liquid in discharge line

    Have a question as to charging liquid refrigerant into the discharge line of a residential split system. Is it permissible, or should it be avoided. What if the liquid is feed into the discharge...
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    Update..... Seem logical to you guys or do you...

    Update..... Seem logical to you guys or do you recognize any potential unresolved problems?

    The controls team came out to the unit this morning and looked into
    alternative control methods to...
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    Koolaid, the controls that were installed took...

    Koolaid, the controls that were installed took total control of the unit, even bypassing the units ability to monitor the system pressures. We fought to get the safeties directed back to the control...
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    Update...it seems the root cause of the problem...

    Update...it seems the root cause of the problem occurs when a few employees enter the building after hours or on Saturday and Sunday, depress the temporary occupied option on a the sensors. The...
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    You tell me why they would do that. Maybe the...

    You tell me why they would do that. Maybe the helper charged it? Most likely scenario that I can visualize enough liquid to prevent lubrication to destroy the bearings so quickly? I would expect the...
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    Yes, it has equalization line connecting the 2...

    Yes, it has equalization line connecting the 2 compressors. I lean towards the 30 lbs of refrigerant having been charged into the suction line, however I may never know for sure. Some enlightening...
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    It was our service manager and a helper that...

    It was our service manager and a helper that replaced the previous compressor. I believe the old compressor was open windings.
    Silfos was the solder used on the replacement compressor.
    The new...
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    Thanks for the reply! Suction filters are on...

    Thanks for the reply! Suction filters are on order and unit will not be ran until they are installed.
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    Compressor failure.

    A few of our techs replaced a compressor, and it lasted about 10 days. Then short to ground failure. Carrier 2 compressor circuit. 2nd compressor in this circuit mega ohms at 20 megs.
    Pulled...
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    My daily driver also. Only use the amp clamp, and...

    My daily driver also. Only use the amp clamp, and the temperature head. Good meter!
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    If the check valve is restricted in the indoor...

    If the check valve is restricted in the indoor unit, how does that make the suction pressure pump down? That would just ensure the refrigerant flows through the indoor metering device.
    By the way...
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    X2... My coworkers are buying a lot of Fieldpiece...

    X2... My coworkers are buying a lot of Fieldpiece now, go figure!
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    If they were to get paid, and at a full time...

    If they were to get paid, and at a full time position, then would not the employer be responsable for health insurance as well as pay? Would this apply to all athletes? How about the journalists that...
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    Horizontal evap coil installed in a vertical...

    Horizontal evap coil installed in a vertical configuration? You just may be getting more experience than you think out of this favor...
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    I think you would be better off making a resume...

    I think you would be better off making a resume and offering a company $10,000 to let you work for them for a few months.
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    Did the pressure switch get water in it? I would...

    Did the pressure switch get water in it? I would look closely at the presssure switch.
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    Don't let that valuable tool just sit there...

    Don't let that valuable tool just sit there unused. Give them a call and see about getting it repaired or replaced. Great service!
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    Talked to James today. Amazing service. Thank you...

    Talked to James today. Amazing service. Thank you Fieldpiece, I think I just might upgrade to the Sman4!
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    What happened to my SMAN3

    Charging up a heatpump, add a pound, go test register temperatures. Come back and my sale says 1lb 7oz...:eek2:...
    I Take a look at my gauge and see frost on the back.
    I guess my manifold leaks...
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    I do not have a boss... Only customers. I do seem...

    I do not have a boss... Only customers. I do seem to have another goat in the herd though.

    You gain customers by word of mouth. Provide timely, professional service, priced rationally, treating...
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    Use... The act or practice of employing someone...

    Use... The act or practice of employing someone or something
    Used...having had a previous owner
    Elite, as far as education, affirmative. Pandering, negative.
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    I think Benny has himself a customer loyalty...

    I think Benny has himself a customer loyalty complex. Those are MY CUSTOMERS Benny, they just currently make the check out to you. They are MY customers as the face of YOUR company.
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    4twr3060a1000ab is the model. I am trying to...

    4twr3060a1000ab is the model. I am trying to learn where the defrost control sends out the 24 v that I can use to send to w2 to pull in the heat strip contactor to temper the indoor air durring...
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    Trane defrost board

    Where does a cnt 5001 demand defrost board send out a 24 volt signal that I can use to turn on the strip heat to temper the indoor air during the defrost cycle? Heading to one first thing in the...
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    You can pull the clip out of the top hex, and...

    You can pull the clip out of the top hex, and lift off the upper assembly. Then you can get a clear shot into the orifice with a whisker and then I use some co2 from the bottom/pilot tube assembly up...
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    What is the switch rated? What is you manometer...

    What is the switch rated? What is you manometer reading when you t it in to the hose going to the switch and call for heat? Is the switch failing or is the switch doing its job? If manometer readings...
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    Thank you very good I appreciate the input I have...

    Thank you very good I appreciate the input I have Taken care of it by passing it to a controls company thank you for your input
  37. I am NOT charging by sight glass, and I also have...

    I am NOT charging by sight glass, and I also have not seen a properly charged system that had flash gas at the metering device. If I see bubbles, I am taking the extra time to put on gauges and temp...
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    Alerton vlc-651r 3 flash status?

    Unit runs for aprox 90 seconds after power restored, but then 24 v from r on contact 21 drops out until power is reset?
  39. Thanks for the insight all, I am learning that it...

    Thanks for the insight all, I am learning that it is not automatic assumption of undercharge. But I should take the time to put gauges on any units I come across with this symptom.
  40. We rarely put gauges on for quarterly services,...

    We rarely put gauges on for quarterly services, but many systems I have gone to have a sight glass, so I am noting the systems that I see bubbles in during my pm. Interesting point concerning a fixed...
  41. Thanks for the input Gravity, I agree that...

    Thanks for the input Gravity, I agree that subcool and superheat are necessary to ensure proper charge. Great point.
  42. Bubbles in the sight glass at a residential air handler.

    I am a new employee at a great company where we all try to be professional, make good diagnosis, and fix systems. We are having a disagreement concerning proper charging techniques and are therefore...
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    Ihave the Fieldpiece SLR2, leak testing has...

    Ihave the Fieldpiece SLR2, leak testing has become a breeze for me.
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    To be basic, the uses of a Digital manometer. For...

    To be basic, the uses of a Digital manometer. For gas pressures, pressure switches, duct pressures (TESP), and even testing for plugged or restricted secondary heat exchangers.
    Digital manometer is...
  45. Liquid line temperature 83 outdoor ambient...

    Liquid line temperature 83 outdoor ambient temperature of 85, if the liquid line is lower than ambient, I would be looking at a restriction between the compressor and wherever you measured the liquid...
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    Install a dehumidifier?

    Install a dehumidifier?
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    Is the LRA on the nameplate 46 Amps? If so what...

    Is the LRA on the nameplate 46 Amps? If so what does that tell us?
  48. Thread: Manometer?

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    I use the Fieldpiece SDMN5 and when it quits...

    I use the Fieldpiece SDMN5 and when it quits working I will buy the Fieldpiece SDMN5 to replace it. i use it on evry job to measure incoming gas pressure, manifold gas pressure, inducer pressure to...
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    yes I agree with customer service from...

    yes I agree with customer service from Fieldpiece, in fact I talked to my area representative today concerning an sman 3 highside port white piston cap that disengaged from the piston end and was...
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    Thank you for the reply, I read about a jumper to...

    Thank you for the reply, I read about a jumper to the left of vr3 but was unsucessful in locating it. i do see a black plastic piece that could be a jumper in that viscinity, however it operates in...
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