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    Read everything they mail to you. Congratulations...

    Read everything they mail to you. Congratulations and good luck.
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    UA Apprentice contest

    Good Luck to all participating. I was Lucky enough to win the whole shebang last year in the HVAC division, days are long, hot (95 everyday last year in Ann Arbor), and very intense. I will be...
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    I couldn't agree more with HVAC Teacher, Ambient...

    I couldn't agree more with HVAC Teacher, Ambient Pressure controls are external to the compressor and internal to the condenser as a whole (an accesory as previously stated). The ambient pressure...
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    looks like right around 5% over on the chart That...

    looks like right around 5% over on the chart That Stonewall so kindly bestowed upon us in our time of great :bsing:pondering.
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    The possibilities are endless as far as dividing...

    The possibilities are endless as far as dividing your systems. Unless you want air cooled condensers on the ground or on the roof, you will need another medium to serve your heat rejection needs....
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    I'm gonna miss her

    Yours and mine both. Drinkin in memory of the ol' white whale, I'm not against drinkin' alone but prefer company.:couch:
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    Yup, now we have a spare in stock. Both motors...

    Yup, now we have a spare in stock. Both motors (one G.E., one Emerson) were manufactured by the same company in Mexico.
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    A Solution !!!!!!......finally.

    Called back after many months to do a start-up on same unit. Problem is, after many months of customer-electrician power factor pondering, nothing had changed.
    Motor still had same run...
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    I have used a testo brand inspection camera....

    I have used a testo brand inspection camera. Rather durable except for the tip. Tip can't stand the heat. I don't remember actual spec, but tip was rated for low temps only, definatley a downside.
    ...
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    I'm a tool junky and know first hand the mental...

    I'm a tool junky and know first hand the mental anguish of not knowing who dunnit. Outright accusations do no good, that kind of person is probably better at lying than he is at stealing.

    I like...
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    Ammonia, Careless electricians, Distractions,...

    Ammonia,
    Careless electricians,
    Distractions,
    Falling freezer panels during demo (4 staples in the dome),
    Arc flash,
    Oxygen deprivation,
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    Today's voltage reading was 253.6, up from 246.9....

    Today's voltage reading was 253.6, up from 246.9. Amp draw was around 14, Power factor was around .38-.44, measured at the contactor load side.

    Recent history in house- bar fridge failure,...
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    AHEM....69332 NUFF SAID?

    AHEM....69332


    NUFF SAID?
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    Didn't make it yesterday but leaving to go this...

    Didn't make it yesterday but leaving to go this morning, be there at 7 am.
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    The Dry-air unit is fed by a small breaker panel...

    The Dry-air unit is fed by a small breaker panel which divides its 80 A feed into two breakers. I will find out what feeds that 80 A main and regard any reference to the pool cover feed. I'm not sure...
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    Impressive background-You ever call in any...

    Impressive background-You ever call in any contractors? I think the resume boost is how much money you can save the facility.
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    I may go there wednesday, depending upon another...

    I may go there wednesday, depending upon another job wrapping up in an efficient manner and light emergency call status.

    I will record and post all electrical data, but if it is a power factor...
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    ::DD: thanks for the laugh.

    ::DD:

    thanks for the laugh.
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    put one just upstream of the metering device...

    put one just upstream of the metering device while you're at it, and add some permanent gages too.:bump:
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    I don't have trouble with my ford in the snow,...

    I don't have trouble with my ford in the snow, I'm also weighed down with tanks, tools, pipes, chainfalls, pumps, refrigerants, cords, hoses, chains, rigging, fittings, parts, hardware, 14" to 4'...
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    readings in first post of loaded motor were all...

    readings in first post of loaded motor were all taken from the contactor, outside the air passages, with all panels on. As stated many times before, blower curves and fan laws are very important. In...
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    pneumatic compressor for garage use

    Anyone salvage an old pneumatic compressor for garage or shop use?

    Recently brought a retired one home, doubt i'm the first to do so. 1967 vintage 30 gal., I drained the oil to lug it out of the...
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    No pee-pee dance in Texas? Its similar to the...

    No pee-pee dance in Texas? Its similar to the dance you do when you stop something heavy from falling with your foot, only to realize, you're not wearing you're boots.:gah:
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    I usually gear up pretty good with long-johns and...

    I usually gear up pretty good with long-johns and carhartts, they tend to do the trick. As stated earlier, it's the wind that gets you.

    I also try to remember to go to the bathroom before going...
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    .433 x height of water column + desired static...

    .433 x height of water column + desired static pressure at highest point = static fill pressure at lowest point.
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    Still not back on the job. Had contact with...

    Still not back on the job. Had contact with electrician who had bench tested motor #2 at a local motor shop. MOTOR WAS DEEMED OK, RAN PERFECTLY UNDER NO LOAD CONDITIONS. Still can't get there, but...
  27. Tom, drinkin w/ Tom.

    Tom, drinkin w/ Tom.
  28. the bulb would contain R-22, which is the lower...

    the bulb would contain R-22, which is the lower of the two pressures, as an opening force. Therefore spring and evap. pressure would throttle the valve closed more with an R-22 charged bulb than with...
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    I believe that 410A may be shortlived, just...

    I believe that 410A may be shortlived, just happened to fit the bill for the approaching phase-out of R-22 in comfort cooling applications. That being said, I believe we will see alternates such as...
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    I plan to find some Sam Adams imperial stout....

    I plan to find some Sam Adams imperial stout. Best stout anywhere.(emphasis on the period):bsing:
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    In response to plainjs, thanks for your input....

    In response to plainjs, thanks for your input. You are not the first nor only one with these suspicions. Unfortunately, I can't get back to test these theories just yet. I added in the original post...
  32. sight glass is a necessity on this system. The...

    sight glass is a necessity on this system. The hissing sound could be due to the fact that there is not a solid column of liquid entering the TXV. Your subcooling doesn't sound too high to me,...
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    Any harsh, caustic, or corrosive environment...

    Any harsh, caustic, or corrosive environment characteristics? Did the unit properly heat the space before the heat exchanger cracked? Any known gas pressure or blower problems, past or present?
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    All in good fun.

    poke.......poke......

    "SIGNAL" phase.....

    poke.......poke......::DD:

    typos are funny!
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    This was exactly what I had expected to read when...

    This was exactly what I had expected to read when I tested my motor unloaded, I will assume, however, by amp draw only, that yours was three phase. No answers yet, I have been busy elsewhere.

    I...
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    I didn't intend to imply that you were involved...

    I didn't intend to imply that you were involved in any negative way. I appreciate your support.
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    I still believe this is where the problem lies. I...

    I still believe this is where the problem lies. I will have to go to the main distribution panel to measure neutral, that is not present in the unit. I will be working elsewhere in the days to come,...
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    I am ignoring nothing, I read and consider every...

    I am ignoring nothing, I read and consider every post. It has also been five days off since original post, so while this thread still advances, in the real world the motors have yet to be bench...
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    The unit has been tested with the return blocked,...

    The unit has been tested with the return blocked, no change in amp draw. Again I agree that design data is crucial and useful, but I need to have a functional drive on the blower before that comes...
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    The third motor was drawing more than FLA the...

    The third motor was drawing more than FLA the first time it was started, that was installed with the same sheave set-up that had the previous motor at one point drawing below FLA. I shut it down...
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    nice, real mature, thanks for the help.

    nice, real mature, thanks for the help.
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    With all due respect, I am not missing pieces to...

    With all due respect, I am not missing pieces to the puzzle. Why would I bring design specs and blower curves into play, if I cannot even run the motor under no load conditions. I fully understand...
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    At the moment, I can do nothing. The customer...

    At the moment, I can do nothing. The customer refuses any other technician that my company offers, and I am booked solid for the forseeable future. He has offered to pay the O.T. rates for me to come...
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    Thank you, very sound advice. There was no anger...

    Thank you, very sound advice. There was no anger involved, frustration.
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    I have no need to study, this is the second post...

    I have no need to study, this is the second post you have made that has been rather insulting and off base. If you take the time to read the whole post, you'll see that I have covered all aspects of...
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    I'd assume the same as the motor nameplate, but...

    I'd assume the same as the motor nameplate, but can't recall.
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    Customer called in an electrician to check for...

    Customer called in an electrician to check for power problems. None found, but he works for the installing contractor. Maybe that altered his opinion.:eek2:
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    Sorry for the delayed response. No, mine is an...

    Sorry for the delayed response. No, mine is an HD96, not HO96. It has the geothermal heat pump option which adds that capability as well as dropping the air cooled condenser and utilizing the...
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    Well said, thanks.

    Well said, thanks.
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    No neutral in unit. This has been an ongoing...

    No neutral in unit. This has been an ongoing issue with consistent readings.
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