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    Pull the condensate line off the secondary. If...

    Pull the condensate line off the secondary. If its rusty inside, your secondary is shot.
  2. Thread: A FUNNY STORY

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    Back on the original topic of people making fools...

    Back on the original topic of people making fools of themselves in the supply house.....

    About a year ago I was at my supplier getting something and a guy comes in ranting and raving about the...
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    [QUOTE="jimi heatrix;20104021"]That is a health...

    [QUOTE="jimi heatrix;20104021"]That is a health and safety categorization. All of the listed gases are non toxic and non flamable.

    It does not take into account environmental effects such as ODP...
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    I thought stick built coolers disappeared decades...

    I thought stick built coolers disappeared decades ago. I've been doing this for a while and have never seen one in the field besides some 60 year old tiny ones in dive bars.

    Used prefab coolers...
  5. I know this doesn't help you, but after dealing...

    I know this doesn't help you, but after dealing with Panasonic tech support on a problematic 3 zone system, I will no longer offer service on tier units. Ended up tearing it out and putting in a...
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    I just use the Ranco A12-701 in all of them and...

    I just use the Ranco A12-701 in all of them and it seems to work fine.
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    I know the wire thing was supposed to be an...

    I know the wire thing was supposed to be an analogy, but I have actually seen exactly that, multiple times and mostly on Siemens panels.

    Siemens does not have "pinch plates" in the lugs on their...
  8. I always change to 404a when changing the...

    I always change to 404a when changing the compressor. I never replace the filters a second time on self contained systems. The systems always worked great and never had a repeat failure.
  9. Thread: Old Control

    by craig1
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    Johnson controls ignition modules are garbage. ...

    Johnson controls ignition modules are garbage. Their classic mode of failure is intermittent opperation. If in doubt swap it for a Honeywell
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    no, wind chill only affects how fast something...

    no, wind chill only affects how fast something cools off, not how cold it eventually gets.
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    im not sure what you mean about the thermal mass...

    im not sure what you mean about the thermal mass of the cap tube and bellows. The LPC is measuring the pressure of the low side of the system. The low side pressure is the same throughout the...
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    It doesn't matter where the LPC is. It matters...

    It doesn't matter where the LPC is. It matters where the receiver is and what the LPC is set to.
  13. This also happens in commerical ice machines from...

    This also happens in commerical ice machines from time to time. At the start of cycle the water is being cooled but no ice has formed yet and suddenly all the water in the whole machine turns to...
  14. The water was below 32 but had not frozen. This...

    The water was below 32 but had not frozen. This generally happens if the water is very pure and the container is very smooth. The phase change starts at nucleation sites which are generally...
  15. screw the motor windings. Hydroflouric acid...

    screw the motor windings. Hydroflouric acid passes through your skin and eats your bones and deep tissues

    Its nasty stuff
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    Most inducer failures are seized bearings. with...

    Most inducer failures are seized bearings. with some zoom spout oil i can usually get them going for a few days. today (saturday) I did it to a Carrier RTU to get it through the weekend until i can...
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    Are you sure you're being charged per click? I...

    Are you sure you're being charged per click? I have heard yelp charges per impression, which just means you pay whenever your ad shows regardless of if someone clicks
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    the recall doesn't mean you get a new boiler or a...

    the recall doesn't mean you get a new boiler or a refund. They send out some guy with two limit switches that clip on to the heat exchanger and wire into the high water temp limit.

    There is...
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    When someone thinks your post is good, they can...

    When someone thinks your post is good, they can "like" it.
    After you collect 200 likes, you can trade them in for a free NEST or can of IceCold. Or maybe not
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    Horizontal rotaries have been used for decades on...

    Horizontal rotaries have been used for decades on RV air conditioners
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    If your thermostat has a mechanical fan/auto...

    If your thermostat has a mechanical fan/auto switch, you can use a 230v/24v transformer to feed power to the condenser contactor and the indoor fan will come on. If the stat is touchscreen or has a...
  22. Yes there was corrosion in the burners but not...

    Yes there was corrosion in the burners but not bad. They kept getting ignition failure codes, but it never happened when I was there. Per trane suppliers tech support I changed the ignitor, gas...
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    1: scrolls with axial compliance will separate...

    1: scrolls with axial compliance will separate to relieve excessive internal pressure due to liquid slugging. However they are just as susceptible to damage from lack if lubrication due to...
  24. Some american standard/trane furnaces had updated...

    Some american standard/trane furnaces had updated stainless steel burners available. Call your supplier and check if there are updated burners for your model. I had this exact problem and new...
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    Is this unit low temp, medium temp, or dual temp?...

    Is this unit low temp, medium temp, or dual temp? If its medium temp, I would use hotshot2 then you don't have to do an oil change. Alternatively you could do an oil change to POE and then use...
  26. Thread: turbo trouble

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    POE never had wax in it, so really what we see is...

    POE never had wax in it, so really what we see is a "waxy type substance". Someone here once said its a salt.
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    how old is this building? I can't imagine those...

    how old is this building? I can't imagine those units lasting at all.
  28. Thread: turbo trouble

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    Theres something beyond heat that causes the wax....

    Theres something beyond heat that causes the wax. I have seen others speculate that its moisture from the factory or different oils etc. I have a customer that has 3 True bottle coolers built into...
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    Also make sure you change that little...

    Also make sure you change that little filter/phosphate feeder annually
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    No filter will remove it. A reverse osmosis...

    No filter will remove it. A reverse osmosis system will but they're terribly expensive and waste 4 gallons for every 1 gallon of clean water they make. Might as well just use a bypass humidifier...
  31. The contestants were just random people who had...

    The contestants were just random people who had walked up to the booth that day. They did a qualifying competition and later in the day, a "championship". It was not an official contest where...
  32. Thread: turbo trouble

    by craig1
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    If you had a leaking evap there is probably water...

    If you had a leaking evap there is probably water in the oil and it's freezing at the cap tube outlet. That's why it seems fine when you purge with CO2 and is restricted when running. Change the...
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    Call Fujitsu tech support and ask them to send...

    Call Fujitsu tech support and ask them to send you the disassembly instructions. Having them really helps when cleaning the unit for the first time.
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    I doubt mixing manifolds etc is an issue. The...

    I doubt mixing manifolds etc is an issue. The big issue is charging chlorinated refrigerants into PAG systems, such as someone might do when trying to do a leak test using R-22 for better...
  35. Thread: Storm - Tunes

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    Now you can listen to AC/DC and classical at the...

    Now you can listen to AC/DC and classical at the same time
    http://youtu.be/btaN50rD-m0
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    It is true that chlorinated refrigerant will...

    It is true that chlorinated refrigerant will destroy PAG in a matter of hours. Even if the refrigerant has been removed, the chloride layer that remains on the piping will destroy the new oil. That...
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    traditionally rack systems use suction stop...

    traditionally rack systems use suction stop solenoids instead of liquid line solenoids. This mostly is because that is required for hot gas defrost to work. Since you have electric defrost, you...
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    If it is hot gas defrost, all low temp cases come...

    If it is hot gas defrost, all low temp cases come back to the rack individually (or at least in groups, i.e. an entire lineup of 5 door cases might be a group). Med temp can come back individually,...
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    I agree that the #2 is pretty much good for...

    I agree that the #2 is pretty much good for everything. I own a uniwield set and it came with a #0 and a #2. I use the #2 for everything except fractional hp refrigeration I use the #0.

    One...
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    this is the best course of action for replacing...

    this is the best course of action for replacing clogged orifices. Upgrade to TXV and it costs less than half of the orifice header kit.

    As for repairing the burnout, I've done many, and NEVER had...
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    Is the sight glass clear?

    Is the sight glass clear?
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    Options about the equipment or opinions about the...

    Options about the equipment or opinions about the warranty company? LOL
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    An upflow furnace has no problem sitting on wood....

    An upflow furnace has no problem sitting on wood. A downflow usually requires a spacer. An evaporator coil box is a suitable spacer, but if there's no A/C, most furnace manufactures make a...
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    The manual is poorly written. The only way of...

    The manual is poorly written. The only way of splitting a condenser is with an automatic valve, or manual valves if you so desire. The idea of splitting the condenser is to eliminate excessive...
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    To enable the split condenser feature, you must...

    To enable the split condenser feature, you must have a condenser splitting valve and a 2 circuit condenser.

    I have a store that doesn't have a splitting valve and its a huge PITA. The condenser...
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    disable the gas and burner but leave the power...

    disable the gas and burner but leave the power on. Set the stat to "fan on" and circulate the wood stove heat throughout the house.
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    Also many step open valves open quickly the fist...

    Also many step open valves open quickly the fist step and slowly the second step as opposed to two fast steps.

    The step open allows the burners to have enough gas to carry over properly, but...
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    Not that you need any more to worry about,...

    Not that you need any more to worry about, but.....

    All quietside boilers have been recalled for catching on fire. The fix is some joker will come and put a bunch of extra limits in it.

    Maybe...
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    Slow open opens slowly like the name says. Step...

    Slow open opens slowly like the name says. Step open opens quickly to about 50%, pauses, and then opens quickly the rest of the way.
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    Please share the name of "boiler company" with...

    Please share the name of "boiler company" with us. It will help everyone and honestly there's no need to be protecting their name if they are not standing behind their product
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