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    I ask a lot of questions and usually have a...

    I ask a lot of questions and usually have a fairly good idea where to go before I get to the unit...

    Service manager a long time ago told me techs are lost their first year, uncomfortable their...
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    I prefer to just figure out what's wrong in the...

    I prefer to just figure out what's wrong in the first five to ten minutes...it's easier that way...:eek:
  3. He might have spun it correctly in the end, but i...

    He might have spun it correctly in the end, but i would be talking to my tech's. If there is a 6 degree split there is something wrong and outdoor ambient has nothing to do with it...I am sure the...
  4. Seems pretty simple...Have another company quote...

    Seems pretty simple...Have another company quote you repairs COD that you pay for(diagnostic only), present the bill and the recommendations to the installing contractor.

    If they refuse to fix...
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    I use a fine hacksaw blade...:eek:

    I use a fine hacksaw blade...:eek:
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    There are plenty of cascade systems that go lower...

    There are plenty of cascade systems that go lower then -40 in smaller enclosures...:eek:
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    Kinda makes the point that 1.5pole contractors...

    Kinda makes the point that 1.5pole contractors and grounded compressors are a bad mix...:eek:
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    So clairvoyance isn't the pros job description on...

    So clairvoyance isn't the pros job description on this site???
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    Approach is the insulation value between the...

    Approach is the insulation value between the thing with heat and the thing the heat is being rejected into...In my opinion that can be anywhere...in a water cooled condenser you have tubing(copper...
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    This is approach. It has uses but definitely...

    This is approach. It has uses but definitely isn't subcooling...:eek:
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    More then likely if you are being trained by...

    More then likely if you are being trained by him(or supervised) he is setting you up for failure or he was absent the day they taught air conditioning at air conditioning school...Can do this job as...
  12. There is a way to force defrost(might be rough...

    There is a way to force defrost(might be rough this time of year) and check what the contactor does and there is always the SOP in the dreaded manual...:eek:
  13. Seeing that the valve works on pressure...

    Seeing that the valve works on pressure difference running(at the time or recently enough for there to be a pressure difference) is required for the valve to move...

    Since the orange wire is...
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    It almost has to be something addressed wrong...a...

    It almost has to be something addressed wrong...a duplicate port assignment most likely...:eek:
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    118degree suction line? Seems like your on the...

    118degree suction line? Seems like your on the liquid line...That SH isn't possible...:eek:
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    PHM I agree with you and your earlier post, the...

    PHM I agree with you and your earlier post, the op said something about enlightening him instead of showing his ignorance.

    I just meant in general its funny how we call our shot by saying no...
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    It's funny how with all due respect is code for...

    It's funny how with all due respect is code for prepare to be disrespected...: eek:
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    Weird things happen when you don't have a liquid...

    Weird things happen when you don't have a liquid seal in the liquid line due to undercharge...:eek:
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    The motor is just a 3 phase motor...you should...

    The motor is just a 3 phase motor...you should have good bearings and balanced resistance on each of the three wire...If you have that you have a chance that replacing the drive/endbell will be...
  20. Just putting a vacuum pump on it isn't enough. ...

    Just putting a vacuum pump on it isn't enough. You have to get it below a certain micron level and do a few other things and check it with a digital gauge...if you just put a gauge set and pump on...
  21. More like "60% of the time, it works every...

    More like "60% of the time, it works every time..."

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvQFtlNQ-M :eek:
  22. Who is this unicorn you speak of??? I need to...

    Who is this unicorn you speak of??? I need to find a residential company to refer people to since I won't touch it anymore...:eek:
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    I went into a mechanical room with 4 16 port BC...

    I went into a mechanical room with 4 16 port BC controllers from Mitsubishi...All soft copper. It looked like a school of octopus died on the wall...:eek:
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    Not allowed to talk prices...watch for flashing...

    Not allowed to talk prices...watch for flashing lights...:eek:
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    Chilled water gpm ok? Approach of the cooler...

    Chilled water gpm ok? Approach of the cooler should be around the superheat. Superheat seems high and the suction seems low...:eek:
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    The condenser was off part makes me wonder...:eek:

    The condenser was off part makes me wonder...:eek:
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    No after picture??? :eek: Those do suck...I...

    No after picture??? :eek:

    Those do suck...I did one for the family next door...used two torches with rosebuds and heated up all three pipes at once and pulled it off...sand cloth and threw the...
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    It's only wrong if you live in humidity. Here in...

    It's only wrong if you live in humidity. Here in Arizona 6 tons on 3150 would stop cooling at 100 degrees...:eek:
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    Helper positions are about work ethic and getting...

    Helper positions are about work ethic and getting along. The company will decide if you are worth investing in. Honestly they only care if you can handle it and work well with the people around...
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    If you have a 410a txv and a r22 condenser there...

    If you have a 410a txv and a r22 condenser there is no "recommended" about it...:eek:
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    Nate in my experience has been nothing but a dick...

    Nate in my experience has been nothing but a dick measuring contest between second tier residential techs to see who the "man" is...Meanwhile us senior guys go work on the chillers and complicated...
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    Nate imho is like being book smart...experience...

    Nate imho is like being book smart...experience gets you street smart...You have to be a lot of both...Nate certification in and of itself doesn't impress me...I know people who can't diagnose there...
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    How would you know it's over feeding??? :eek:

    How would you know it's over feeding??? :eek:
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    Secondary Condensate drain has one of those float...

    Secondary Condensate drain has one of those float switches and after it makes water for a while it shuts down the fan instead of the whole system? :eek:
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    Discharge superheat is discharge line temp at the...

    Discharge superheat is discharge line temp at the compressor - discharge pressure converted to temperature...40 to 60 degrees is Normalish...if your discharge line is greater then 190 or so you have...
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    I doubt it very seriously that there is a kink in...

    I doubt it very seriously that there is a kink in the suction line. Possibly its a 5ton unit with a 3/4" suction line and a long run and there is excessive pressure drop. Check that by checking the...
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    Plot you conditions/readings on this... ...

    Plot you conditions/readings on this...

    http://www.irrsupply.com/superheat_table.htm

    Figure out what you should have, and we can help figure out why you don't have it...:eek:
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    You always seem to mount units on their sides. At...

    You always seem to mount units on their sides. At least the Ahu will drain with the pvc pointing straight down...:eek:

    Trap is wrong though. It looks more for a high static positive pressure coil.
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    It's 100+ here. My guess is your system should be...

    It's 100+ here. My guess is your system should be around 5-9degrees of superheat...:eek:
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    Need to know outdoor ambient, and where your...

    Need to know outdoor ambient, and where your hooked up your gauges and what model or seer rating you are working on...:eek:
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    Refrigerant moves through a fixed oriface machine...

    Refrigerant moves through a fixed oriface machine based on pressure difference from low side to high side. 205 head is awfully low depending on where you live...in AZ today high side pressure should...
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    I have a very clear line. I look from top to...

    I have a very clear line. I look from top to bottom, not left to right...I see all kinds of races, classes, people...I am just as uninterested in white trash, as black hood rats, as flaming gay guy...
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    I would welcome it, as I am almost 100% sure he...

    I would welcome it, as I am almost 100% sure he would shoot you dead and not give it a second thought...:eek:
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    I see people as people and base my opinions with...

    I see people as people and base my opinions with more then a broad sweeping stroke...I also don't particularly care what you think(or anyone else for that matter)...:eek:
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    I don't have an answer because I only vaguely...

    I don't have an answer because I only vaguely heard about it and didn't really know the details until I Googled it recently...Businesses have the right to serve or not serve whoever they want...It's...
  46. Trane has units running 50-50 mineral-Poe and...

    Trane has units running 50-50 mineral-Poe and they have been fine for years...depending on your house I wouldn't want the line set replaced if it didn't need it due to having to cut walls or run it...
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    Kids these days I guess...No one can say for sure...

    Kids these days I guess...No one can say for sure what you need(G.E.D or education in general). The only one that can make that determination is the company that will hire you...I have a high school...
  48. Finally remembered what it's called...that's a...

    Finally remembered what it's called...that's a Gianonni heat exchanger from Europe. Apparently they are in like 70 % of the boilers/hot water heaters over seas...:eek:
  49. Plus build it 100ft under ground...:eek:

    Plus build it 100ft under ground...:eek:
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    I don't how you figured that I have a disdain for...

    I don't how you figured that I have a disdain for those who oppose gay marriage...I have a disdain for a$$holes, maybe you can't tell the difference...:eek:

    I believe if you are willing to shout...
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