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    I changed one similar to that a while back. The...

    I changed one similar to that a while back. The tenant says you just changed that two years ago, you should have done a better job. I say this what happens if you don't replace the filter. Tenant...
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    +1 on the Windows app.

    +1 on the Windows app.
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    Plenty of small stores and restaurants out there...

    Plenty of small stores and restaurants out there with refrigeration condensing units in the basement.
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    Is the condensing unit indoors or outdoors? If...

    Is the condensing unit indoors or outdoors? If indoors, follow icemeister's advice.
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    Are the evap and condenser in the same space? If...

    Are the evap and condenser in the same space? If not, and the bedroom is 3000sq ft it should work just fine.
  6. Thread: subcooling

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    In other words, excessive subcooling makes the...

    In other words, excessive subcooling makes the TXV oversized.
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    Add a second receiver in series with the first. ...

    Add a second receiver in series with the first. Receivers are cheap. Cost about the same as the suction stop and you don't have to change how the system operates.
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    My reply to a similar query "The day I can...

    My reply to a similar query

    "The day I can see the future is the day I stop carrying tools for a living."
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    x2 The AC compressor in the store I service has...

    x2
    The AC compressor in the store I service has been out for two years..
  10. Kwik Trip?

    Kwik Trip?
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    There are three roof heights and two wheel bases....

    There are three roof heights and two wheel bases. The picture is of the standard height. I am interested in the medium height long wheel base which I believe is approximately 5'10" inside. Three...
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    Yes. I think it is what I want next. I want to...

    Yes. I think it is what I want next. I want to see one in person.
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    5%, 45% and staybrite

    5%, 45% and staybrite
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    So now you have a cap tube system with a receiver...

    So now you have a cap tube system with a receiver ?
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    Isn't that second condenser completely full of...

    Isn't that second condenser completely full of liquid?
  16. I just bought MB2 bag to use for trouble...

    I just bought MB2 bag to use for trouble shooting. I was wishing it was a little bigger.
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    In my jurisdiction the fire inspector will shut...

    In my jurisdiction the fire inspector will shut down a kitchen if the exhaust fans are found not to be working. The exhaust fans need to be running in case of fire. He will also require any cooking...
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    Condensing unit R404 TXV/receiver ETC ...

    Condensing unit
    R404
    TXV/receiver
    ETC

    Everybody wins
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    Suction line icing back on a freezer means...

    Suction line icing back on a freezer means nothing. On most of my systems ice on the suction line means everything is working properly. Make sure the evap is ice free, the box is close to temp and...
  20. Thread: Age old debate

    by stat
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    Been using Stay Brite for 25 years, including R22...

    Been using Stay Brite for 25 years, including R22 medium temp discharge lines. Never had an issue.
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    Around here the service dept of the restaurant...

    Around here the service dept of the restaurant supply company tells the customer it can't be fixed and the unit needs to be replaced.

    Actually, they do that to all equipment they look at. Keeps...
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    Just like the CPR, the pressure limiting TXV...

    Just like the CPR, the pressure limiting TXV prevents the compressor from excessive suction pressure, not flooding. Using the pressure limiting TXV saves you the cost of buying a CPR valve. This...
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    Never installed a condensing unit with an...

    Never installed a condensing unit with an accumulator in 25yrs, including the two low temps I put in last week. I have however seen systems with accumulators still flood compressors.

    Use a...
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    Anything made by Cold-Tech

    Anything made by Cold-Tech
  25. I trap the cooler at the coil, trap the freezer...

    I trap the cooler at the coil, trap the freezer line inside the cooler then tee into the common line
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    Make sure the cut in pressure saturated suction...

    Make sure the cut in pressure saturated suction temperature is below the coldest ambient temperature. Around here on R22 I use 8lbs CI and 2lbs CO. This will keep it running when it is -20F.
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    Screen roller tool

    Screen roller tool
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    I have worked out of a pick up for nearly 25...

    I have worked out of a pick up for nearly 25 years. Most of my trucks have had high side boxes and a gang box behind the cab. I did have a Reading cap once similar to the A.R.E and I liked that...
  29. Thread: Veto tool bags

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    I Have been using a Tech LC for about a year and...

    I Have been using a Tech LC for about a year and it is hands down the best bag I have used. I now also have a Pro Pac. It is a lot easier to haul up a ladder than a shoulder bag, but I don't like...
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    I use 409

    I use 409
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    I have one account with the furnace next to the...

    I have one account with the furnace next to the dryer and no outdoor CA. Flame sensor needs to be cleaned at least once a year, sometimes twice. I have suggested a second pipe as a solution but...
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    Refrigerant will migrate to the coldest part of...

    Refrigerant will migrate to the coldest part of the system. If it is colder out side than inside, that's where the refrigerant will be. Makes no difference if the furnace is running. On a -10F day...
  33. Sometimes I put a sight glass there to. Can save...

    Sometimes I put a sight glass there to. Can save having to drag a jug up to the roof.
  34. Thread: Cooler Problems

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    >>>I never could understand why restaurants do...

    >>>I never could understand why restaurants do not adopt the rack system concept. It would be such a better system for them. Plus easier for techs, cheaper on energy. <<<

    Because most only all...
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    And if you want to get the oil out really really...

    And if you want to get the oil out really really fast, don't pump down the crankcase. Don't ask me how I know this....
  36. I have seen many units wired the way you...

    I have seen many units wired the way you describe. They came from the factory that way. I always wire them as the others have described.
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    Read the links posted on how it works. Be sure...

    Read the links posted on how it works. Be sure to read the section on checking the thermistors. I have found a lot of bad thermistors on these things.
  38. Thread: frosty freezer

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    Is the coil getting completely defrosted during...

    Is the coil getting completely defrosted during defrost? Is the fan side of the coil clear of ice? Are all the heaters working?
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    The p trap is probably filled with muck, stopping...

    The p trap is probably filled with muck, stopping up the drain. Make sure you flush out the drain good once it is thawed.

    I have split armaflex and duck taped it on drain lines successfully many...
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    What type of timer do you have? With a Paragon...

    What type of timer do you have? With a Paragon 8000 series I typically use the 4x30 program. With a Paragon 4000 I use the one long one at night. If you build a frost load during the day affecting...
  41. Thread: hoshi reach ins

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    The main reason for electronic controls is they...

    The main reason for electronic controls is they are much less money than mechanical controls. That is all well and good, but lets have some quality. Electronic controls should be more reliable, not...
  42. Thread: hoshi reach ins

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    I didn't say I couldn't fix them. I have a two...

    I didn't say I couldn't fix them. I have a two year degree in electronics. My customer is tired of the problems with them, tired of Trauslens attitude about it and wanted a different solution.
  43. http://www.sporlan.com/90-30-1.pdf Or just...

    http://www.sporlan.com/90-30-1.pdf

    Or just charge it on the coldest day of the year.

    [Edited by stat on 06-23-2006 at 12:06 AM]
  44. Thread: hoshi reach ins

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    If you have ever installed a part that was not...

    If you have ever installed a part that was not the exact replacement you have modified a UL approved item. I change the gas type, change thermostats and timers, and install different compressors and...
  45. Thread: hoshi reach ins

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    I have been replacing intella-traulers with...

    I have been replacing intella-traulers with standard controls. My customer, the local school system, says they will never buy coolers with electronic controls again.
  46. Do not charge by sub-cooling. Add refrigerant...

    Do not charge by sub-cooling. Add refrigerant until you can see it flowing through the sight glass. Keep adding refrigerant until the sight glass clears. Let the system run for a few minutes to...
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    I just had one like this last week. I had the...

    I just had one like this last week. I had the time so I checked the TXV, it was stuck open.

    I almost always change the TXV when I find broken valves. Eliminates a lot of call backs.
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    Medium temp 404 equipment is available. ...

    Medium temp 404 equipment is available.



    [Edited by stat on 06-15-2006 at 07:46 PM]
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    Check and see if the fan delay is working in that...

    Check and see if the fan delay is working in that section.
  50. Thread: walk-in freezer

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    If it pumps down on the king valve, then it must...

    If it pumps down on the king valve, then it must be a solenoid problem. Make sure the solenoid is installed in the correct direction of flow. Make sure the solenoid is not energized during defrost....
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