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    Thanks and keep them coming. I know of a...

    Thanks and keep them coming. I know of a facilities manager that had his guys put traps under some toilets.
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    I need some help here!

    I run the plant in a Hospital. We have a new facility with a 150kw electric boiler that has no condensate return as it supplies sterilizers. Here is my problem. The boiler requires a major blowdown...
  3. Thread: Leadership?

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    Leadership?

    I have my own opinions about this, but am curious what others think. Can a person who has never worked in the trades manage a group of tradesmen in a institutional setting? Thiy will manage every day...
  4. Daily? Why daily? Check this daily. A-does it...

    Daily? Why daily? Check this daily. A-does it work. B-does it sound normal. You are done. Depending on the operating environment you will need to do scheduled maintenance. Filters, bearings, coils...
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    Nope JoAnn & Ken

    Nope JoAnn & Ken
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    I want to apologize to anyone that I may have...

    I want to apologize to anyone that I may have offended with my redneck comment. I are one. Ken
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    This is disgusting. I have to admire this man for...

    This is disgusting. I have to admire this man for what he has accomplished. How's about some of you rude brainiac's posting advise in arabic or some language other than redneck and see how that...
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    Assuming all conditions are equal is it more...

    Assuming all conditions are equal is it more efficient to run one centrifical at a given %RLA load or two machines at 1/2 that % RLA. Can the question be answered that simply? I don't know. We are...
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    You did the right thing. Ken

    You did the right thing. Ken
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    What do you guys hope to accomplish by being rude?

    What do you guys hope to accomplish by being rude?
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    Chiller staging opinions pls

    Chiller plant upgrade due to bldg addition. I have two 650ton centrificals one with a VSD, one without and a 250 ton screw. Primary/secondary pumping. Used to stage in this sequence stage 1=250 stage...
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    Sillycone greasy lube

    Sillycone greasy lube
  13. Thread: Artichill???

    by joken
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    Artichill???

    I need 20 tons of chilled water for a new MRI install and the brainac's want to use an Artichill packaged chiller because it is the least expensive. Never seen or heard of them. Any opinions about...
  14. Thread: Rittling

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    Rittling

    Opinions please. Need to replace a lot of 2-pipe fan coils with 4-pipe here at the Hospital. I'm looking at Trane, McQuay and Rittling. I'm in Oregon and have never seen any Rittling equipment. It...
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    Should not be able to light the main burner if...

    Should not be able to light the main burner if the pilot is not lit. I assume the thermocouple or generator is connected to the main gas valve? If so your gas valve is fubar and dangerous as well....
  16. Thread: DSS-chapter 17

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    Any new plumbing vents in the area of the OSA?

    Any new plumbing vents in the area of the OSA?
  17. Thread: DSS-chapter 17

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    I would contact the Mfg and have them take a look...

    I would contact the Mfg and have them take a look at it. I assume it isn't leaking ( the coil). Does this unit have a humidifier?? I used to have phosphate based water treatment in our boilers and it...
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    York air handlers

    Are York Roof top fan cabinets any better or worse than any of the rest?? Unit size in the 60,000 cfm range. Thanks, Ken
  19. Thread: Make up air...

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    170,000 Cfh

    OK 2800 CFM. Now whats the big deal?
  20. Thread: Puzzle me this.

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    Not at all. I will try to be clear. I want to...

    Not at all. I will try to be clear. I want to stay with brand X controls. I do not trust brand X to give me a fair price if they know there is no competetion. It is not ethical for me to get other...
  21. Thread: Puzzle me this.

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    Puzzle me this.

    Spoze you are very happy with your control contractor. Well, not so much with corporate, but you have a great realationship with their Tech and the hardware/software is darn near bullet proof. Now if...
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    Yes, No or maybe??

    Opinions please. M.E. is proposing installing two 4.5 ton split systems to cool electrical rooms. There is no way to get OSA to these rooms and I do not have chilled water below 47 degrees OSA. My...
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    Yes, I am the HVAC/Bolier room guy. Two of us...

    Yes, I am the HVAC/Bolier room guy. Two of us have 5 bldgs and take care of most all the HVAC maintenance and trouble calls. 650 ton chillers to window shakers and lots of gaspacks. Good luck with...
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    RE Midnight shift

    I worked it for three years. Tue,Wed,Thu swing, Fri, Sat Graveyard. I went to school full time during the day to complete my 2yr degree in HVAC. I was a lot younger then and it was a lot of work but...
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    Oregon Hospital Facilities Tech

    Ok boys and girls this is the job. I am the Boiler/HVAC lead guy in a Hospital in Corvallis Oregon. 60 miles to the beach, 60 miles to the mountains. We hunt Blacktail and Mule Deer, Elk and Black...
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    Nope

    Nope
  27. Thread: Refrigerant FS

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    Refrigerant FS

    I hope this is not inappropriate for this forum. I am in Oregon. Does anyone know where to sell some R-11? I have 2-200lb drums of new and about 800lbs of reclaimed in two new Trane reclaim...
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    Condensing Boilers

    Without giving conderation to venting and other installation requirements which of these condensing boilers would you choose? Aerco, Hydrotherm or Cleaver Brooks? Thanks, Ken
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    I didn't read all the responses. You should have...

    I didn't read all the responses. You should have a static sensor about 2/3 of the way down stream in your main trunk. The sensor signal controls the VFD to maintain whatever your set point is. If you...
  30. Thread: Low delta T

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    Sounds like low load. Don't close the decoupler..

    Sounds like low load. Don't close the decoupler..
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    You need to move to Oregon

    You need to move to Oregon
  32. Thread: Job

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    Job

    I'm run the physical plant in a Hospital in Oregon. Looking for a HVAC tech with a broad range of experience. The bad, night shift probably as shifts are based on seniority. You will also be doing a...
  33. Thread: VAV noise

    by joken
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    Vary the volume fo water to the valve with the...

    Vary the volume fo water to the valve with the circuit setter or isolation valve and see if the tume changes. I have had this problem.
  34. Thread: Tower staging?

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    Sticker, Currently no VSD chillers.

    Sticker, Currently no VSD chillers.
  35. Thread: Tower staging?

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    Yes, VFD and common sumps. It seems the answer is...

    Yes, VFD and common sumps. It seems the answer is obvious lower fan speeds equal lower KW. Ken
  36. Thread: Tower staging?

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    Tower staging?

    Whats the most energy efficient way to stage 3 towers? Run them individually to 100% before starting another tower or run two or more at lesser speeds? Thanks, Ken
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    We are expanding the bldg and replacing an old...

    We are expanding the bldg and replacing an old R-11 400 ton machine and my 150 ton screw. I need chilled water above 48 degrees OSA to keep the operating rooms cool enough. The new Chillers are for...
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    Let me add to the question. The 250 will be the...

    Let me add to the question. The 250 will be the lead machine. Anytime the centrifical comes on the load will be increasing through the day as the day becomes warmer. The chiller will then unload as...
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    New chiller question

    I am the HVAC person at a medical center. We are purchasing two new chillers, a 250 ton screw machine and a 650 to Centrifical. The 250 will be my first stage machine and with that being said is...
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    Refrigerant monitor, exhaust fan and emergency...

    Refrigerant monitor, exhaust fan and emergency stop buttons at the exits. You do not have to do it unless you are replacing existing equipment. That is what we were told and did when we replaced a...
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    Goodyear

    I have been using Goodyear PD belts for several years and they have paid for themselves many times over. I had a 45hp fan with 4 v-belts and was changing them almost monthly. This fan was short on...
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    Right on the pressure gauge port. I'm not sure...

    Right on the pressure gauge port. I'm not sure about the calibration screw. It is usually at the end opposite the bleed hole that is at one end of the bi-metal. I have never seen that stat. When you...
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    Stat

    The screw on the left in your pic appears to be the calibration screw. The one that slides back and forth is sensitivity. Leave it alone. Find the spring range of the valve or whatever the stat...
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    I bet Trane said no one else has leaking coils....

    I bet Trane said no one else has leaking coils. I've replaced several.
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    I've seen it done. Relays or one big transformer....

    I've seen it done. Relays or one big transformer. Had a bldg with split systems and elect reheat. Only one stat controlled cooling so someone had all the cooling stats paralled. Worked because most...
  46. Thread: P. H.

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    8.3--9.4

    8.3--9.4
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    Watch ebay

    Watch ebay
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    Primary only pumping

    I currently have a primary/secondary pumping scheme with drives on the secondary controlled by a combination of DP and flow. It works well and can easily be manipulated if we have some sort of...
  49. Thread: Chiller choice

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    Thanks !

    Thank you all. Jayguy nailed it. We have a service contract with Trane. I contacted the service mgr and he was not aware of the situation. Shortly after he became involved we made the deal with...
  50. Thread: Chiller choice

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    Chiller choice

    I run the plant at a Hospital. We are going to buy two new chillers 650 and a 250 ton units. I have three Trane chillers and mgmt is wanting to replace two of them with Carrier because they are 15k...
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