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    You have to check and adjust, as needed, the TEV....

    You have to check and adjust, as needed, the TEV. Assume nothing. Not doing so is no different then not checking the charge, or the voltage, or anything else. It's part of the system. There is no one...
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    Best option if his real concern is noise. You can...

    Best option if his real concern is noise. You can get noise reduction with duct schemes but if the rooms share a common air supply you will not eliminate noise transfer.
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    431241 But it did shake enough to rip the deck...

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    But it did shake enough to rip the deck :-/
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    Correct.

    Correct.
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    Come on man.

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    No words.
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    It's all about you. I will tell you the money is...

    It's all about you. I will tell you the money is way better in the commercial refrigeration world. However you will earn every penny. The hours are crazy and there's not many "I'll be back later to...
  7. Thread: Oils

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    That's a bit silly. Takes longer then that to...

    That's a bit silly. Takes longer then that to make most repairs. Does he pull the oil every time he opens a system? You do want to minimize exposure to atmosphere but unless its raining into the...
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    Good pics. Makes it pretty clear to anyone who...

    Good pics. Makes it pretty clear to anyone who hasn't done one.
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    You don't have to pop the top to check the CC....

    You don't have to pop the top to check the CC. Put your hand over the cond fan, while unit is running. If there is little to no air blowing straight up near the center and most of the air is blowing...
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    It's a 5 ton unit with split cond. pop the top,...

    It's a 5 ton unit with split cond. pop the top, split the cond coils, and remove the sweater its wearing between the coils. Good luck.
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    Are u sure that's an oil sample :)

    Are u sure that's an oil sample :)
  12. Definitely put a terminal kit in it. Pretty...

    Definitely put a terminal kit in it. Pretty straight forward job. No magic required. Valve it out, pull it down, replace terminal seals. It's really a simple procedure.
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    KY also requires 8hrs of continuing education...

    KY also requires 8hrs of continuing education every year to renew your license. But it must be approved training. Still a joke though. Any meat head can write up a class on proper filter replacement...
  14. Sight glass at both TEVs.

    Sight glass at both TEVs.
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    Runs during the day and cools? At night it stops...

    Runs during the day and cools? At night it stops cooling? In the morning he restarts it and it works agin? Ok. So what stops? The compressor or the condensing unit? How is he turning it back on? Is...
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    There is a reason he doesn't have a license. I...

    There is a reason he doesn't have a license. I believe most of these tests are now open book multiple guess with references available and allowed. Failing such a test 4 times would lead one to...
  17. Relax. I wasn't trying to give you a hard time....

    Relax. I wasn't trying to give you a hard time. You asked a question and I gave you a professional answer. Our shop has a generic they made up based on years of experience. The time thing wasn't...
  18. Make your own. Or use the manufacture recommended...

    Make your own. Or use the manufacture recommended maint, should be in the IOM. If all your units are the same should be easy. If they are not then its a little more complicated. However a generic...
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    I think you are probably on rite track with the...

    I think you are probably on rite track with the defrost term/ fan delay. If defrost is too long it will steam the room. This typically will cause snow and ice cycles on ceiling around fan coil....
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    Never had one stop being a magnet but have seen...

    Never had one stop being a magnet but have seen them fall off or shift.
  21. You have to have a system that can heat, cool,...

    You have to have a system that can heat, cool, dehumidify, reheat, and exchange air. There are several manufacturers that make them especially for this application. Trying to piece something together...
  22. Did you check the WRV?

    Did you check the WRV?
  23. Because the heat must still be accounted for. To...

    Because the heat must still be accounted for. To get the 75 space while adding the reefer load just moved the energy consumption to the AC. The reefer uses less energy however the AC now uses more...
  24. Then your adding load to the kitchen. No great...

    Then your adding load to the kitchen. No great option. The objective is to move heat from a place its not wanted and put it somewhere it doesn't matter. It matters in the kitchen, it matters in a...
  25. Not at all what we said. If its tight, 8' box...

    Not at all what we said. If its tight, 8' box with 10' ceiling and a drop ceiling at 8' it will get very hot and kill the capacity and life span. It will work but not as well or as long as it should.
  26. Very common. Makes it a pain in the rear to...

    Very common. Makes it a pain in the rear to access sometimes, drop ceilings steel studs etc. if its a tight space the ambient does not do it any good. But it's very common.
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    Are u sure he is not insured? He could be...

    Are u sure he is not insured? He could be working on someone else's license, happens here all the time. A plumber will pay someone with HVAC license to pull permits for them and just hire journeyman...
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    Acid test? You can test oil or refrigerant. Use...

    Acid test? You can test oil or refrigerant. Use HH drier. If acid smoked the compressor you put in I would question your procedures, just saying.
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    So on the line side of disco from L1 to L2 you...

    So on the line side of disco from L1 to L2 you have 0 volts but to ground you have 120 vols on both legs?
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    The company I work for does the same. The...

    The company I work for does the same. The situation I had was on my personal time.
  31. Any time. Glad you got it.

    Any time. Glad you got it.
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    Got hurt a few years ago, a few stitches, doing a...

    Got hurt a few years ago, a few stitches, doing a freebie for a church on my own time. My insurance refused to pay for E room and stitches, said it was workmans comp claim. Argued with them for 6...
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    A lot of companies do it. I would buy one for...

    A lot of companies do it. I would buy one for myself for garage or shop or something if the price was low enough. However I know what I'm looking at and how to fix it. I would never recommend joe...
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    Who ever the scope of work puts it on. I will say...

    Who ever the scope of work puts it on. I will say that sparky, at least most I have felt with, cannot follow a simple HVACR wiring diagram. A WI Freezer usually leaves them in the fettle position...
  35. Bad pump down switch, bad solenoid valve?

    Bad pump down switch, bad solenoid valve?
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    Wouldn't close to many vents. Move and or replace...

    Wouldn't close to many vents. Move and or replace diffusers. Also do a new load calc and make sure you have enough cooling if you don't there is only one way to fix it.
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    Funny part of this particular repair. The...

    Funny part of this particular repair. The condenser, Heatcraft, is located inside a large aluminum mill on a Cardox system. Now I don't know why the headmaster was replaced but since the ambient...
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    None. This guy used every stick in the county!!!...

    None. This guy used every stick in the county!!! Can u sen me some?
  39. Well consider this. You now have 5 years of...

    Well consider this. You now have 5 years of verifiable field experience and are not as big as you once were. So you and your resume should be far more appealing then they once were. Carpet bomb your...
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    Head master replacement fail

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    How much solder does it take?
  41. What ya gotta have is full column of liquid to...

    What ya gotta have is full column of liquid to the TEV. Without more info that's what I can tell ya. Is it one cold plate or multiple? I never trust the sight glass at the cond, especially if there...
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    Sight glass?

    Sight glass?
  43. Seems like a lot of trouble.

    Seems like a lot of trouble.
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    It's defiantly worth doing. Either trade will get...

    It's defiantly worth doing. Either trade will get you where u wanna be faster then what you are doing now. I would say that HVAC is far more challenging since knowing what most electricians know is...
  45. Wow there sure are alot of words in these posts....

    Wow there sure are alot of words in these posts. Seems to me you landed in a bad shop and got screwed. Find another one. Giving up on the trade over your first experience is non sense, and a bit weak...
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    I don't like using chemical cleaners but when its...

    I don't like using chemical cleaners but when its bad enough I use NuBrite or Calgon HD.
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    All that's telling you is that the system has...

    All that's telling you is that the system has been wet. Only way to insure its not still wet is pull charge, change drier, evacuate down to 300-500 micron, & recharge with virgin refrigerant.
  48. Don't let evap get dirty :) No magic or real...

    Don't let evap get dirty :)
    No magic or real tricks to cleaning evaps on them. Take a few minutes to look at it and do what you gotta do. A big wet dry vac will will speed process if you have to...
  49. Being in the north west I would prepare for...

    Being in the north west I would prepare for heating season as well. Also a few maint items.

    A good grease gun
    A good hub puller, as already mentioned, but a good 3 arm sheave puller is a must. ...
  50. Oh ya since there is a differential between cut...

    Oh ya since there is a differential between cut in and cut out as long as ambient is above 65 or so and the charge is good once it gets up to 365 and cycles the fan on the SCT should not drop far...
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