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    That is entirely possible, i assumed since it had...

    That is entirely possible, i assumed since it had a drain it might be designed to hold ice. only the sides appear to have cooling capability, the bottom does not frost up.
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    Condenser coil is clean, there is no signs of...

    Condenser coil is clean, there is no signs of damage to the well indicating chipping at ice or hammering. this is a techumse compressor but it doesnt have the data tag on top. it only has a sticker...
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    i did not get a hot gas line temp, the compressor...

    i did not get a hot gas line temp, the compressor shell is cool to the touch.
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    in my experience the high compression ratio in...

    in my experience the high compression ratio in this application makes for a shorter compressor life. seen it many times on an FSA freezer warehouse
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    i should mention , the unit runs continuosly and...

    i should mention , the unit runs continuosly and never seems to shut off.
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    they have a temp control with bulb mounted in a...

    they have a temp control with bulb mounted in a well inside table. It doesnt have any service valves to do a pumpdown. i was suspecting possible valve issues as 42 psi seems a tad high for suction...
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    randell well style salad table

    Working on a Randell cold well salad table. on arrival found the txv was not feeding and was original to unit. replaced with correct size TXV and replaced Liguid line drier, noted that compressor has...
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    I loved working for the Billings Montana branch,...

    I loved working for the Billings Montana branch, in fact I have considered moving back there. they payed higher wages than the union shops in the area and had better benefits
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    I transferred to Oregon with that company and...

    I transferred to Oregon with that company and didn't like the portland branch at all. ended up leaving them within a week and went to work for an hvac-r mechanical company that does pretty much...
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    wow, i'm also in portland and our summer has been...

    wow, i'm also in portland and our summer has been anything but "wimpy" i'm actually looking forward to fall when we only get 8-10 hours O.T a week.
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    what's your strangest service call?

    Years ago when i was fairly green i had a customer who complained that her furnace rattled every morning at 7:00 when she turned it on. first trip i tested the furnace and couldn't duplicate the...
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    we usually see 100 at least once a year and the...

    we usually see 100 at least once a year and the norm is 80-90's in summer
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    Portland Oregon our rate is around 34.00 for...

    Portland Oregon
    our rate is around 34.00 for Journeyman. add to it company paid health insurance for your entire family, profit sharing annually and 401K match, paid school tution upon class...
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    I just worked 65 hours in 5 days..i could use...

    I just worked 65 hours in 5 days..i could use some slowing down. I used to think of our trade as recession proof but this year has shown me otherwise. while our company has been able to maintain,...
  15. sounds like some refrigerant was added and the...

    sounds like some refrigerant was added and the unit is overcharged as well. it seems like when a cap tube plugs up the system will go into a pump down scenario. seldom see high head pressure with a...
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    I worked for source but no longer do. most of the...

    I worked for source but no longer do. most of the branches use written tests to give raises. you must pass a test to advance to the next level to get a raise. I didn't like this aspect of the...
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    I like my women with a good set of headlights....

    I like my women with a good set of headlights. makes it easier to drive at night. she's built like a 10 year old boy and doesn't do a thing for me...
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    when the big hand touches the little hand

    when the big hand touches the little hand
  19. Blast the pirates with Barbara Streisand Music.....

    Blast the pirates with Barbara Streisand Music.. I know that would stop me in my tracks
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    my thoughts exactly. a good tech should make a...

    my thoughts exactly. a good tech should make a good hourly wage without incentive pay.
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    I like going home at night and leaving work and...

    I like going home at night and leaving work and the related stress... at work. i have zero desire to spend every waking hour worrying about every little thing. I have a buddy who owns his own auto...
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    I use a hose when possible but also carry a 3...

    I use a hose when possible but also carry a 3 gallon pump sprayer. when filled with HOT water it cuts through the ice like a torch and makes quick work without making a huge mess
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    EXACTLY!!

    EXACTLY!!
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    bipassing high limit safety...

    went in a call today for a blank T-stat at a KFC. checked the breaker before going up on the roof and it tripped instantly. get up to the roof and pull off the comprressor access panel and do a...
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    I'm a freakin car nut. my daily driver is an 08...

    I'm a freakin car nut. my daily driver is an 08 pontiac grand prix GXP(LS4 V8). my passion is old Buick muscle cars. I find tons of old cars while traveling for work.
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