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    Yes that's similiar to what I use. Although I...

    Yes that's similiar to what I use. Although I can't take credit for the setup I use now. Mark Beiser showed a picture of his and I liked it better then my setup. Although my Micron is not as fancy as...
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    Check for tripped limits?

    Check for tripped limits?
  3. I am sooo confused!! This is like the second...

    I am sooo confused!!

    This is like the second or third post in the last few days where the HO did his own load calc. Did any of your quotes include a Manual J load calculation?
  4. Thread: Lost Tools

    by r22coolguy
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    I'm of the opinion that tool lostage is related...

    I'm of the opinion that tool lostage is related to age, or atleast it is for me. From 1998 to 2004 or 38 to 44 I lost one pair of channel locks, but actually found them 3 monthes later. I had left...
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    RoBoTeq, I couldn't have said it better. Just...

    RoBoTeq,
    I couldn't have said it better. Just installed my first GMV95 with an SSX16. That is one sweet unit! Quiet, had the house from 50* to at temp quick and just purred along maintaining temp,...
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    We are a Hoshi distributor, give me the model...

    We are a Hoshi distributor, give me the model number and the symptoms and I'll try to help.

    Even though the thermistor is insulated it will be affected by that low of an ambient temp
    Cubers are...
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    Yes I have a snapon in my truck. When I worked...

    Yes I have a snapon in my truck. When I worked grocery store refrigeration, used it alot to do valve jobs on Copeland/Carlisle semis and the big open drive Carrier 5 Line as well. Now I use it mostly...
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    Well as you probably realize your heat gain is...

    Well as you probably realize your heat gain is how much A/C you need and heat loss is how much furnance you need. Did you get a further breakdown of total gain showing sensible and latent? Latent...
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    No always with an air gap. Even Ice Machines...

    No always with an air gap. Even Ice Machines require an air gap. Have only recently branched into residential HVAC and found it wierd too. As a matter of fact the first job I did I thought it was...
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    Just for Info; here in Louisiana primary...

    Just for Info; here in Louisiana primary condensate drains are tied into a P-Trap at the sewer system on new constructions. Remodels can go either to the sewer or just drain them to the ground....
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    Just bought this 2 weeks ago. Man talk about...

    Just bought this 2 weeks ago. Man talk about taking the strain off my wrists. It's lightweight and versatile.
    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/tylertool_1930_214709834


    I use this with...
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    First: Why was the furnace man out today? ...

    First: Why was the furnace man out today?

    Second: Why does the furnace man think there is not enough return air?

    Third: Where is your furnace located?

    Information is key and the more there...
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    hvaclover, No I'm talking about bare 15% I like...

    hvaclover,
    No I'm talking about bare 15% I like Harris and use their products. The only pre-flux I use is the blu and only for dissimiliar metals. Hope that clears it up
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    Man this thread took a left turn at Albuquerque....

    Man this thread took a left turn at Albuquerque.

    Okay here, short and sweet. Everyone has their own preferences, here are mine. First: the percentage is the amount of silver. Lower percentage 15%...
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    Had the same issue awhile back. Boss bought a...

    Had the same issue awhile back. Boss bought a unit at an auction and the compressor was toast. The compressor is made by the machine manufacturer, it ended up being easier to have coke fix it, then...
  16. Thread: leaker

    by r22coolguy
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    Jaybee, That's exactly what we used on all our...

    Jaybee,
    That's exactly what we used on all our reliefs, and they work as advertised. As a side note trying to find the cap after a blow is fun. Junair had a good one too with a ballon. They will...
  17. Thread: leaker

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    Jaybee, That's exactly what we put on every...

    Jaybee,
    That's exactly what we put on every relief to tell us if we had an overpressure problem or a faulty relief. And as a side note it is fun to look all over the machiune room to find the stupid...
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    Gearjunkie, You may be right about the...

    Gearjunkie,
    You may be right about the manufactures and all, but after twenty years of monitoring, installing and calibrating gauges on Naval Nuclear Submarines, experience tells me you want the...
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    Man I was spoiled, The grocery store chain I...

    Man I was spoiled,
    The grocery store chain I worked for in NoCal would rent 40 or 20 foot refrigerated containers at the start of turkey season. We had disconnect boxes installed in older stores and...
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    Okay in the interest of closing out a thread,...

    Okay in the interest of closing out a thread, here is what I found on my return visit (after getting a TXV), just incase. Wanted to start it and see if I could pump out the liquid in the header and...
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    First of all, All cap tube expansions are...

    First of all, All cap tube expansions are critical charge, actually most all appliances are critical charge. Ice machines, daquiri machines, home refigerators, etc, etc. SO you always charge posted...
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    Okay, The machine is tripping on high head, I...

    Okay,
    The machine is tripping on high head, I just didn;t let it run much past the five minute mark to watch it trip. Yes the pressures are correct, and yes the liquid line is cool, not hot like it...
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    Yes, I have the pocket guide. If it was the...

    Yes,
    I have the pocket guide. If it was the drier and since there must be some (minnumal at best)flow because turnin off the water does effect the head pressure, then shouldn't ther be a delta T...
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    I have been servicing hoshis for quite awhile and...

    I have been servicing hoshis for quite awhile and I ran into something that has me baffled. I have a KM-800MWE. The customer complained that the unit runs then shuts off and restarts. The unit was...
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    Can I get an AMEN!

    Can I get an AMEN!
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    No just Kerry, Hillary, and Teddy!

    No just Kerry, Hillary, and Teddy!
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    Smokin68, Your error is thinking that the amp...

    Smokin68,
    Your error is thinking that the amp draw is the same and it isn't. A single phase 5 ton might be a 60 amp service, but the same 3 phase would be more like 30 amps.
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    RoBoTeq, What did you mean by this: "SO;...

    RoBoTeq,

    What did you mean by this:

    "SO; DID YOU BRING THE RETURN FROM THE BOTTOM OR BOTH SIDES OF THAT FURNACE?"

    Just curious, correct me if I'm wrong, but bottom is preferred, right?
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    Ice, Here's another for MP-66's side. We use it...

    Ice,
    Here's another for MP-66's side. We use it on retros for ice cream machines and daiquiri machines and have had no issues or problems maintaining product after conversion.
  30. Lusker, I don't think he was talking about the...

    Lusker,
    I don't think he was talking about the forum rules, he's talking about internet pricing in general and the fact that some homeowners actually believe they can get a quote over the net...
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    I've run into this on several occasions...

    I've run into this on several occasions installing equipmet in C stores. What I do is lay it down or tip it on the side or whatever to get it thru the door and then let it sit for a few days upright...
  32. Thread: high amps

    by r22coolguy
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    That's the ticket. Replace a bad motor with the...

    That's the ticket.
    Replace a bad motor with the a new one and it doesn't work right so instead of figuring out why it's tripping, let's get a bigger motor. That always fixes the problems, until you...
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    Chuck, It might be submarine ductwork

    Chuck,
    It might be submarine ductwork
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    Try one fo your local refrigeration/HVAC parts...

    Try one fo your local refrigeration/HVAC parts houses for recommendations, heck they may be able to do it there. Try Johnstone Supply in Huntsville, I know here in Baton Rouge they are great and...
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    icecuber911, Humor me, why are you interested in...

    icecuber911,
    Humor me, why are you interested in SH at the compressor on a rack system? Do you have a flood back issue?, or is one of your compressors icing over? If you correctly set SH at each of...
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    A couple of thoughts, I've seen oil sluggs on...

    A couple of thoughts,

    I've seen oil sluggs on top of pistons, they are normally pretty easy to find, after they blew out the discharge line and smoke the room, also called auto-ignition or...
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    God, I hate when that happens!!!!

    God, I hate when that happens!!!!
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    The heck with the bottom how about the mold on...

    The heck with the bottom how about the mold on the top of the plates or around the chute or growing in the evap pan. GROSS. God I hate cleaning ice machine's in bars and resturants
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    R12, I know that when we aqquired a small 25...

    R12,
    I know that when we aqquired a small 25 store chain to add to our company that had R-22/R-502 and MO, our installation dept (I was service) eventually changed all the oil over to POE using a...
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    The install looks clean though, nice pipe and...

    The install looks clean though, nice pipe and electrical work.
  41. Hey I'm just guessing, but based on the excellent...

    Hey I'm just guessing, but based on the excellent info provided by Rocket, I bet R404a is a HFC and not a HCFC
  42. Go Rocket!!!!

    Go Rocket!!!!
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    R12, Every thing you said is true about the...

    R12,

    Every thing you said is true about the appion. Recovery is fast, and I don't worry about it. I mean other units I worried about liquid and how fast I was bleeding so not to blow it up. This...
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    Your asking one of those questions. Why is the...

    Your asking one of those questions. Why is the sky blue, grass green. The probable answer is they don't expect you'll need to take it off. I normally take the fan blade off and wearing a pair of...
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    chillinkop, Just so you know +10 is still medium...

    chillinkop,
    Just so you know +10 is still medium temp. +10, +20, +25 all use C charge. Z is for low temp -25 and the such. ZP is for pressure limiting low temp, (keeps the txv from slamming open...
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    A year or so. No issues to report. I have used...

    A year or so. No issues to report. I have used OZ, amprobe, and my first was a red looking box in a backpack. I liked the amprobe alot. Moved to a new state and went looking to buy my own and these...
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    This is what I use. I like it, it was a little...

    This is what I use. I like it, it was a little more then a was going to spend, but I read up on it after seeing it at the local Bakers Dist and it works great.

    ...
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    As long as the compressor is running there should...

    As long as the compressor is running there should be water running through the condenser. If the machine is off and it is still flowing the water reg is bad. You can clean it. Use ice machine...
  49. Hussmantech, I live 45 minutes north of Nawlins...

    Hussmantech,
    I live 45 minutes north of Nawlins on the northwest shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Yes, even maybe more so, both good and bad. I'm getting too old to be down in the French Quarter on Fat...
  50. Well after 10 hours spread over two days, a...

    Well after 10 hours spread over two days, a massive headache, wanting a stick of dynamite I figured it out. The problem was two-fold and chezz and r12rules were part right. Initial head pressure was...
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