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    Have you considered a "Bard" wall mounted unit...

    Have you considered a "Bard" wall mounted unit such as is used on mobile jobsite trailers? You will probably have to build something to hide it, but that shoudn't be a problem.
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    Turn it off?

    Turn it off?
  3. Thread: Help needed

    by enart9591
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    Have you tried, Trane, York, Carrier, or McQuay?...

    Have you tried, Trane, York, Carrier, or McQuay?

    All of these companies have service groups.
  4. Check out this site. It has helped me thru some...

    Check out this site. It has helped me thru some rough times.

    Good Luck and God Bless


    http://www.anewlife.org/
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    Does this system have glycol in it? If so, was...

    Does this system have glycol in it? If so, was the coil designed for glycol?
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    You won. Where do I send the money?

    You won. Where do I send the money?
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    You may be on to something with the low control...

    You may be on to something with the low control voltage. It is very possible that the coil is not drawing in as quickly/firmly as it should.

    Another thing I would check is your cycle time between...
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    What model chiller? RTAA or RTAC? How many...

    What model chiller? RTAA or RTAC?

    How many compressors in the machine (not sure from your post)?

    What are the operating pressures and temps for both compressors.

    Are the compressors running...
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    Anything is possible. Could it have been short...

    Anything is possible.

    Could it have been short cycling on low pressure due to the coil being iced up?

    Could the compressor have been slugging liquid refrigerant and overheated the motor?
    ...
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    I will add that on a flooded condenser the cooler...

    I will add that on a flooded condenser the cooler entering water is in contact with the condensed refrigerant before it flows to the evaporator. It is because of this that you can have a negative...
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    The approach temperature is determined by the...

    The approach temperature is determined by the design (from the engineers) of the machine and is dependent upon the type of machine in question.

    The evaporator approach on a centrifugal chiller...
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    Depending upon the age of the AHU, a 10 degree...

    Depending upon the age of the AHU, a 10 degree water side temperature rise is a fairly common design, but in recent years I have seen 12, 14, and even 16 degree design rise thru the coil.

    If you...
  13. Thread: Sex on Mars

    by enart9591
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    The year is 2222 and after accumulating enough...

    The year is 2222 and after accumulating enough frequent
    flier miles, Mike and Maureen land on Mars. They meet a
    Martian couple and are talking about all sorts of things.
    Mike asks if Mars has a...
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    esornivram, I think I have one of these units...

    esornivram, I think I have one of these units with the problems you have described. Who should I contact to get authorization for repairs?
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    Anyone had experiance with Advantage contactors...

    Anyone had experiance with Advantage contactors in a unit mounted starter blowing up?
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    Go to Sporlan's website.

    Go to Sporlan's website.
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    Welcome christine.

    Welcome christine.
  18. Have you checked the actual temp at the condensor...

    Have you checked the actual temp at the condensor sensor with an accurate temp probe and compared it to what the readout on the panel? With the subcooling that you have (40 degrees) it is likely that...
  19. First, let me say that you really need to read...

    First, let me say that you really need to read the IOM on this machine to truly understand how it operates. Second, you must not try to troubleshoot the machine without having your gauges hooked up....
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    Is it "Rats" or "Rates" that you are afraid of. ...

    Is it "Rats" or "Rates" that you are afraid of.

    I can tell you that there are a lot of "Rats" in this buisness, but most of them walk on two legs.
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    Most, if not all, professional technicians expect...

    Most, if not all, professional technicians expect benefits or an equivelant additional compensation to cover the costs of purchasing insurance and putting away money for retirement.

    I wonder if...
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    Payson, I have been reading your threads for a...

    Payson, I have been reading your threads for a while now and agree with truck31. I think you would do well in commercial.

    Contact the Trane CSO (commercial sales office) in Phoenix.

    Do not be...
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    There has to be a balance. Techs have lives too.

    There has to be a balance. Techs have lives too.
  24. Thread: Centravac

    by enart9591
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    Is this a unit mounted starter or remote? What...

    Is this a unit mounted starter or remote? What brand of machine? Does the starter have the intregal circuit board for the coil?
  25. The most important things to me when hiring a...

    The most important things to me when hiring a tech is do they have a thorough grasp of the basics. That is, do they "really" understand the refrigeration cycle and the operation of all the components...
  26. Thread: compressor

    by enart9591
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    There is a saying about oil that "if it's not on...

    There is a saying about oil that "if it's not on the ground, it's in the machine".

    The biggest causes of oil loss are: low on refrigerant, or expansion valve overfeeding if the unit is properly...
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    The machine is overcharged.

    The machine is overcharged.
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    Payson, who paid for all the repairs and cleanup...

    Payson, who paid for all the repairs and cleanup that you did?
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    As the owner EVERYTHING is different. In this...

    As the owner EVERYTHING is different.

    In this example I am going to use just the owner and 1 technician.

    As the owner you need to make enough money to pay your employee and make an income for...
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    As an employee you are generally going to be...

    As an employee you are generally going to be compensated at some hourly rate or with a salary that is still based on an hourly rate. It is possible that you may also receive some type of additional...
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    Some are, some aren't. Just like men.

    Some are, some aren't. Just like men.
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    I think your original question was "how much am I...

    I think your original question was "how much am I worth". Let me see if I can get you a ballpark #.

    If you have 5 techs and they each average 2,000 hours a year, that would be 10,000 hours of...
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    I'm thinking that the new oil strainer may be...

    I'm thinking that the new oil strainer may be missing the o-ring used for mounting.

    What is your oil temp? The head of the pump should be warm to the touch.

    The wear in the slot sounds like...
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    Trane has a service bulletin that addresses...

    Trane has a service bulletin that addresses cleaning up a burnout on the RTAC's. Get it from the Trane Parts Center.
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    What is the model of the machine? Is it a...

    What is the model of the machine?

    Is it a chiller or DX?

    What kinds of compressors and how many?

    Need more info.
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    If you have a machine with HGBP you will have to...

    If you have a machine with HGBP you will have to pull the charge to change the filters. I recommend adding a ball valve to the HGBP line whenever you change a compressor on a machine with HGBP.

    I...
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    jrbenny, I thought York was using R-11/R-123 on...

    jrbenny, I thought York was using R-11/R-123 on those vessels.

    Is York still using R-114 on new ships?
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    Does anyone know of a good basic pneumatic...

    Does anyone know of a good basic pneumatic controls book?
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    Does anyone know of a good, basic pneumatic...

    Does anyone know of a good, basic pneumatic controls book?
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    There are still some machines running on R-114. ...

    There are still some machines running on R-114.

    Mostly used in older Carrier centrifugal chillers.

    You could probably sell it to a supply house.
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    Guys, I have a 3.5 year old machine that has high...

    Guys, I have a 3.5 year old machine that has high moisture in the refrigerant on one circuit. Has anyone experianced this problem with this type machine?
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    madhat, ballpark $400.00 per/ton. Does not...

    madhat, ballpark $400.00 per/ton. Does not include install.

    Call your local Trane office, Thanks for choosing Trane!
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    fixerup, have you looked at the "PC's For...

    fixerup, have you looked at the "PC's For Dummies" book at the book store. I have been using computers for some time now and still find valuable info in it. It is a good starter book.
  44. Thread: YORK chiller

    by enart9591
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    We really need a model # for the machine and...

    We really need a model # for the machine and refrigerant type. Also would be nice to know what type of York oil is in the machine.

    Does the machine ever run long enough to check the oil pressure?...
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    What about a plugged orifice in the pumpout...

    What about a plugged orifice in the pumpout compressor? I seem to be finding that quite frequently!
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    Some more stuff: The eye-bolt holes in the...

    Some more stuff:

    The eye-bolt holes in the compressor are metric thread. The new compressor from Trane usually comes with new eye-bolts. Take them off the new one and put them in the old one for...
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    Use a sign crane with nylon slings to remove the...

    Use a sign crane with nylon slings to remove the old one.

    Measure the amount of oil that you take out and only add that much back into the system or you will start having opertional problems.
    ...
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    gene, your post has me thinking about my own...

    gene, your post has me thinking about my own role. What are the roles that might be avalible to an experianced commercial service tech? Here are some thoughts I came up with. Everyone feel free to...
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    No it doesn't suck. How many of your friends...

    No it doesn't suck.

    How many of your friends get paid to travel to work and get the gas paid for them?

    If you travel 30 miles a day round trip and work 250 days a year and use 45 cents a mile...
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    Generally, the unit will short cycle and the...

    Generally, the unit will short cycle and the humidity will be higher than it should be due to the unit not running long enough when it does come on.
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