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    Late night & midnight calls are what I thrive on...

    Late night & midnight calls are what I thrive on , I have learnt more in 4 hours in the middle of the night than I have in a whole normal working week.
    This is put down to not many people will...
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    Labels stop the apprentice going through...

    Labels stop the apprentice going through everything & help them learn the correct terminology.

    The van is a Volkswagon TDI Transporter ,, company runs 7 of these & probably the same amount in...
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    Depends on what the customer wants & can afford...

    Depends on what the customer wants & can afford ,,, I have seen jobs where the blocked tube is just cut out.....:beat:
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    We use an outfit called Total Ventilation Hygine....

    We use an outfit called Total Ventilation Hygine.
    http://www.tvhs.com.au

    Guys know what they are doing as its all they do ,,, in some cases where mould has taken over they then go into the treat...
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    I see you have an issue with the label printer...

    I see you have an issue with the label printer also Backfire1. :grin2:
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    A few more.

    A few more.
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    Some pics of my reworks to streamline things.

    Some pics of my reworks to streamline things.
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    The previous Milwaukee bag I had fell apart in...

    The previous Milwaukee bag I had fell apart in 6months.

    My 12 month veto is being pounded & stills looks brand new.

    The Milwaukee is only 150$'s here in oz ,,, the veto 300
  9. Oh & don't forget fire protection systems ,...

    Oh & don't forget fire protection systems , depending on your codes.
  10. During the cooler months or building up to them I...

    During the cooler months or building up to them I go on a Crankcase Heater binge. Getting that poor pump ready for hibernation. :.02:
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    Tidy. Some more would be great. Just did a...

    Tidy.
    Some more would be great.
    Just did a major refurb of mine ,, will have to put pics up.
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    As above & depends on conditions

    As above & depends on conditions
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    The amount of oil residue left in the lines is...

    The amount of oil residue left in the lines is not going to be an issue I think ,, unless there is acid in that & that is the stuff I want to steer clear of.
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    My pet hate with gauges is when connecting to a...

    My pet hate with gauges is when connecting to a system with a burn-out , the possibility of cross contaminating a good system.

    I have a digital set for known good systems ,, analogue for...
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    I agree totally.

    I agree totally.
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    You can get digital manifolds with micrometer...

    You can get digital manifolds with micrometer inbuilt ,,, this is the way I have gone. I did have a seperate CPS micrometer & it is just another tool that gets knocked around & another battery to...
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    Efficient as in watts of hot gas to watts of...

    Efficient as in watts of hot gas to watts of electric heating compared to times frames to reach the same coil temperature for end defrost.
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    Coil magnet to open the slider up. High Side is...

    Coil magnet to open the slider up.
    High Side is best practice to fill with nitro as with any gas added to a system ,,, this also depends on what pressure you are going to expose the suction valves...
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    Hot Gas is way more efficient & cool gas they are...

    Hot Gas is way more efficient & cool gas they are saying is more efficient than Hot from my readings.
    I am yet to experience cool gas but just stating what I have read.
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    Will the supply houses not do a call-out fee for...

    Will the supply houses not do a call-out fee for you ?

    On a dairy & depending on volume this could have ended catastrophically ,, good thinking & saves the poor farmer loosing all his stock but I...
  21. Could be moisture forming , there needs to be a...

    Could be moisture forming , there needs to be a thermal barrier from the cold box to the door.(eg:door seals/door plastic jam).

    This compounded with the insulation not being in contact with the...
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    Wow I missed that ,, best get some glasses or...

    Wow I missed that ,, best get some glasses or learn to read...:whistle:
  23. I'm with the guys above , don't waste time &...

    I'm with the guys above , don't waste time & money.
    A cap tube is as cheap as chips.

    Do we know why it was waxing ?

    There is a product some people put in systems with a leak that they cannot...
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    Is the coil clear ? Frost is forming at inlet or...

    Is the coil clear ? Frost is forming at inlet or outlet of TXV & how far forward or back on piping ?
    Do they do a case clean at the end of every shift ?
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    This gets your liquid back & most times in our...

    This gets your liquid back & most times in our stores it stays back unless you have a grossly undercharged system , which then on demand all loads are going to raid your receiver. You need to know...
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    The pressure is going to force the refrigerant &...

    The pressure is going to force the refrigerant & oil from the bottom of the condenser.....

    The pressure in the condenser may have been at 180-220psi ,,,, all of a sudden you are ramming into it...
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    Turn all condenser fans off raise your head...

    Turn all condenser fans off raise your head pressure ,,, (I usually shoot for 300psi) maintain this pressure for 10 minutes or so,,,,,switch all fans back on & within 5 minutes you should see all or...
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    We have issues of refrigerant logging in...

    We have issues of refrigerant logging in condensers at our major supermarkets when it is about to rain.
    We are on the top of a mountain & the pressure drop causes this to happen just before it...
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    At the end of the day the customer has the...

    At the end of the day the customer has the decision to make.
    Just because you do maintenance somewhere , doesn't mean you will get repairs & vice-versa.

    Depending on value of mechanicals...
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    Acid test kit for starters , then if the valves...

    Acid test kit for starters , then if the valves have been left open id be changing oil for sure & putting acid-away in to....

    If it was me & they were left open , pull apart & inspect visually. ...
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    Only issue would be if a system ends up short ,,,...

    Only issue would be if a system ends up short ,,, could almost say the leak is in the concrete cavity if not done correctly.
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    Value has just gone up a bit more than your usual...

    Value has just gone up a bit more than your usual RAC. :grin2:
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    Value has just gone up a bit more than your usual...

    Value has just gone up a bit more than your usual RAC. :grin2:
  34. Thread: Co2 supermarket

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    Most cases will be at temp when these AUX are...

    Most cases will be at temp when these AUX are employed , depending on store alarm set ups , & would expect the load to not be to much...I think it may just be a case of keeping product at a manga le...
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    Can get crispy in winter but I think the main...

    Can get crispy in winter but I think the main reason was the cost of the initial build and electricity consumption. Just a guess...
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    But wait , there's more.

    But wait , there's more.
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    Here are some pics of the said boiler. I know...

    Here are some pics of the said boiler.

    I know some care will need to be taken & most of it common sense.
  38. You can get outfits that clean & treat mould ,,,...

    You can get outfits that clean & treat mould ,,, we use these guys.

    They clean the mould , treat the ducting & AHU's , then paint the whole thing for prevention of reoccurrence.

    If treated...
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    Will do.

    Will do.
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    Hi Temp-limit will be for the water? High...

    Hi Temp-limit will be for the water?
    High pressure would be for the water vapour ?

    Low water self explanatory.

    Flue gas spill ? Is this for spilage into the central plant AHU duct ??
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    Right I'm heading back to this place to conduct a...

    Right I'm heading back to this place to conduct a second maintenance.

    Any other thing I should be looking at other than the above ?

    I don't even know where the flue is but I'm sure if I look...
  42. Thread: Co2 supermarket

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    We don't have many this way neither but the ones...

    We don't have many this way neither but the ones that do its good to know you can draw on that memory bank & not have a catastrophic or product failure.
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    I undertook my training here in OZ at RMIT...

    I undertook my training here in OZ at
    RMIT University , not cheap but the outfit I work for paid for 6 of us to go.

    With-out this there would be no way I would be trying to repair a system.
    ...
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    40+year Building.

    I currently have taken on board the above age building.
    It has a boiler for the heating of a Cental Plant. I have never serviced a boiler before & have only seen them in photos you guys have posted...
  45. Thread: Brixing

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    I am mainly a Schweppes guy but yea diet would be 4.5-1 MAX is the same.

    Brix cup is just a cup that you can pour from the gun head into & syrup ends up in one side ,, soda in the other , this is...
  46. Thread: Brixing

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    5/1 - 4.5/1 on others Water quality tests need...

    5/1 - 4.5/1 on others
    Water quality tests need to be done
    Co2 tests need to be done
    & the best test of all & my favourite it the taste , odour & appearance. :grin2:
  47. Thread: Co2 supermarket

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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    Eh ,, don't be daunted by pressures , just don't...

    Eh ,, don't be daunted by pressures , just don't get your body in the position over or in front of relief valves.

    A biggie to remember is if the whole rack goes down ,, shut every LLS feeding...
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    124 units ion a roof in one day , WOW.

    Amazing & skill from everybody.

    http://www.achrnews.com/videos?bctid=3700863094001
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    No When we walked in it was a stand-alone...

    No

    When we walked in it was a stand-alone system for the low temp freezer , great at keeping temperature but not so good at keeping motor replacements to a minimum.
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