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    Haven't you guys ever seen a siesmic trap?...

    Haven't you guys ever seen a siesmic trap? Reminds me of the double swing joints we had to make up on gas line connections.
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    I've never bought a pipe clamp, I use any type K...

    I've never bought a pipe clamp, I use any type K thermister, and used an $1.00 clamp you can get anywhere, and any size, so I have 3 clamps (sm, med, lg ) and measure any size line. cost of...
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    Thanks, never though to look at fielpiece.
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    Bill Tappin

    Iam having an intermittent problem with two boilers in an existing bldg. The domestic HW is a Lochinvar, and the heating unit is an old pork chop CI, with a standing pilot. At certian times the...
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    when uyou replace a motor ALWAYS replace the...

    when uyou replace a motor ALWAYS replace the capacitor. Replace it with the one the new motor specs out. The cap is there to overcome the reluctance. It is ok to use a 440v in place of a 370v in an...
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    T.he number of features are well thought out. 1...

    T.he number of features are well thought out. 1 Non-contact voltage indicator for safetry 2 auto ranging, no more guessing. 3 Temperature in same meter is great. 4 Microamp reading in the same meter...
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    We've switched to using Belimo motors now and...

    We've switched to using Belimo motors now and havn't had any problems in the past6 8 months. Honeywell hasn't been at all helpful in trying to solve the problem, they seem to be acting like Carrier,...
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    BOAT ANCHOR MATERIAL. Pay me now or later. You...

    BOAT ANCHOR MATERIAL. Pay me now or later. You will spent at least as much to repair this as replace this tower. We as a company sent these people down the road, the headaches from dealing with...
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    PVC for chilled water works great, but as noted...

    PVC for chilled water works great, but as noted earlier strapping and hanging is critical. Another contractor installed a system and it broke open over a weekend and flooded the office, the only...
  10. Currently we are cooperating with Bonneville...

    Currently we are cooperating with Bonneville Power, and Better Bricks to get hvac systems&, units working at their peak efficency, We are using the analyzer made by Richie, it is their electronic...
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    Metasys is through an approved trained...

    Metasys is through an approved trained contractor, you have to go through their hoops. It's pretty much the same with the major brands. My company sells NOVAR, DISTECH, and unfortuneatly Carrier CV3....
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    you'll probably have better luck at an industrial...

    you'll probably have better luck at an industrial supply or electrical supply house. ask for a machine tool transformer, they can come with multiple outputs.
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    what about shipping? ups red would kill the FREE...

    what about shipping? ups red would kill the FREE part of meter quickly
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    Your best bet would be a local a/c contractor...

    Your best bet would be a local a/c contractor (commerical) motor size to match damper sq.ft. critical from there it's only picking the logic module and sensors.
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    Older Trane Tracer system

    Just took over a new building with a trane tracer control system in it. No access to the control system. Does anyone have a default password? New owner, no clue as to who serviced it in the past, no...
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    I would like to use this meter as a signficant...

    I would like to use this meter as a signficant part of my diagnostic tool kit. I am still using my magnehelics and u-tube manometers. I really like the feature of the negative pressure measurment,...
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    Most motor mfgs. view rotation from shaft end....

    Most motor mfgs. view rotation from shaft end. The lead end is the opposite end. CCW shaft &CW lead go the same way, it is just your piont of view. Some mfgs. view from lead end just to be difficult....
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    Honeywell makes control packages to fit your...

    Honeywell makes control packages to fit your needs. Depending on what part of the country you live in dry bulb, enthalpy, or differental enthalpy, would work. You will need to know how maney square...
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    Why change out from three phase? It's more...

    Why change out from three phase? It's more efficient, the unit dosen't use starting or running components. Also 480v is not a single phase voltage.
  20. Try calling out a chemical treatment company....

    Try calling out a chemical treatment company. They will test your water, make up, and system. Then recommend a program. That is their speciality.
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    1st your suction pressure is too high. What are...

    1st your suction pressure is too high. What are your supply and return temps? If delta T very low, in the 10-15 deg. range it is possible the compressor internal bypass is bad. Listen to the...
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    I don't know about your inspectors but almost any...

    I don't know about your inspectors but almost any would freak at what you want to do. Try removing the base moulding and routing wiring under it instead. I assume your're slab on grade, so you can't...
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    smoke detectors

    you are working on what I know as a limited energy system. it trips when a detector trips and the loop senses the increase current draw, it measures the amps not volts. it would be best for your...
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    freeze protection

    ALWAYS protect water piping. Power failure can leave water still. Also I had a store that had a malfunction in the fire system on a weekend, which opened the outside dampers 100%, the below freezing...
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    honeywell fire dampers

    we have had lots of problems with these in malls, schools, dosen't matter where. The problem is when they power back up to open. I think this is because the motor senses amp draw rise when it's fully...
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    yes I have had exchanger failures, though not...

    yes I have had exchanger failures, though not specificaly with munchkins. That's also why we use propalene glychol almost exclusivly. (it's the main ingredent in creme soda).
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    I have serviced quite a few of these. Only...

    I have serviced quite a few of these. Only problems were from installers giong outside specs. The install guidelines should be reguarded like a bible. Only service problem not related to install was...
  28. Thread: Water temp

    by Bill Tappin
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    no way to cheat physics. your going to need a way...

    no way to cheat physics. your going to need a way to add heat to the loop,PERIOD. as for water treatment the same rule applies.
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    the pilot flame microamps need to be at least...

    the pilot flame microamps need to be at least 2.5. the main flame 3.5 or higher. if the relative humidity is higher in your area (above80%) you will have a problem with flame signal, the moisture...
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    Friedrich makes smaller single phase units, also...

    Friedrich makes smaller single phase units, also Water furnace,
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    If there is a bypass valve in system make sure...

    If there is a bypass valve in system make sure its fully closed. I have in house maint guys that like to turn any valve they can reach, that's why I use padlocks on them.
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    Two things I recommend. 1, a phase monitor, they...

    Two things I recommend. 1, a phase monitor, they are worth their weight in gold on an intermittent problem. 2 Use an infrared thermometer on all electrical connections, and components, this will show...
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