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    Yes in several circumstances on Q models I have...

    Yes in several circumstances on Q models I have had to drill holes. It barely barely fits, you have to ream out one hole in back panel to move it over so it doesn't rub.

    S models usually not as...
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    I was under the assumption the head pressure gets...

    I was under the assumption the head pressure gets to 400 now because OP didnt evacuate the system after replacing compressor.. guess that's a harsh assumption!! Sorry

    In all honesty with box at...
  3. Thread: WTF Randell

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    Yep, last time I did one I think I melted the fan...

    Yep, last time I did one I think I melted the fan blade too.
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    Based on your last reply, I disagree that the...

    Based on your last reply, I disagree that the compressor is bad. Reason I said amp draw sounds wrong is because you said each heater is 1.3a with 4 heaters, but total amp draw is 3.4. Just fyi, 1.3...
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    1.3a per heater x 4 and your total amp draw is...

    1.3a per heater x 4 and your total amp draw is 3.4, sounds a little off

    That's an interesting way to condemn a compressor, because say if you're txv was restricted, your head pressure wouldn't go...
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    Also evaporator snowing over means they are...

    Also evaporator snowing over means they are leaving door open too much. Make sure the door shuts good. Make sure gasket seals well as well as the door sweep.

    In high traffic you may need 6x45...
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    Typically a 3hp is paired with the 12000btu...

    Typically a 3hp is paired with the 12000btu freezer 3 fan evaporator. That 315 condensing unit does like 11,700btu at 90f ambient at -20sst. That 4 fan coil if it's an AE46 does 16,400 minimum, and...
  8. Thread: WTF Randell

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    Cold rails can be leak tested by isolating and...

    Cold rails can be leak tested by isolating and brazing lines shut with an access valve and doing a pressure test with nitrogen.

    As far as repairing them, no. You cut into the foam it's pretty...
  9. Thread: WTF Randell

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    Edit: obviously no solenoid in condensing unit...

    Edit: obviously no solenoid in condensing unit area?

    Interesting! If this is a pretty new unit, I'd talk to the factory. They might extend warranty if it really was built wrong.

    If it is an...
  10. Thread: WTF Randell

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    So you're suggesting that Randell miswired the...

    So you're suggesting that Randell miswired the thermostat from the factory, which means the unit was freezing up from day 1, and either the owners didn't care enough to call for service, or they did...
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    Never dismiss the possibility that it never...

    Never dismiss the possibility that it never actually worked very well. You may be fighting a design issue rather than a component failure. It sounds like intermittently, system load is low enough...
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    Its a trick question. Better to purge - less...

    Its a trick question. Better to purge - less energy wasted running vacuum pump reduces carbon footprint. Next best option is anything below 20inHg.
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    Remember too I'm pretty sure an LAC-4 it's only...

    Remember too I'm pretty sure an LAC-4 it's only good up to 2.5hp. At 3hp you probably want the LAC-5. I could be wrong on that though. Last time I calculated it, it was borderline, and I always...
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    And I should clarify: I've added bigger fans to...

    And I should clarify: I've added bigger fans to OTHER brands units but never the Randell mullion coil evaporators. To compare, the Delfield mullion evaps used a 5.5" blade on each motor on old...
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    I just think the fan blades are so little they...

    I just think the fan blades are so little they don't move much air. Speed is ok. I don't really recommend modification, not sure there is room for bigger motor anyways. That would be a last resort.
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    Maybe the txv is flooding, but EPR slowing it...

    Maybe the txv is flooding, but EPR slowing it down enough and it is boiling out at the SST 15f.
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    Obviously you have confirmed proper fan motor...

    Obviously you have confirmed proper fan motor rotation and blade orientation, correct?

    You can still check and adjust superheat on an EPR multi circuit setup. Just a PITA because you need evap...
  18. If you're really looking for rapid pull down,...

    If you're really looking for rapid pull down, next time get the condensing unit with a receiver and put a TXV on it.

    Changing a condensing unit but not the cap tube is questionable.

    Drier...
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    Its all good I've done the same thing,...

    Its all good

    I've done the same thing, searching and reading through the archives, it'd easy to forget the age of thread and make a post! Especially on a topic I might be passionate about!! ...
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    Thread is over two years old. Yet I feel...

    Thread is over two years old.

    Yet I feel myself getting pulled in too![emoji12]

    The thread is on indoor self contained units. So headmasters doesn't really apply.

    Indoor units also...
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    Probably out of refrigerant.

    Probably out of refrigerant.
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    I hate black moisture indicators on sightglasses....

    I hate black moisture indicators on sightglasses. It's my pet peeve. Once I quoted a big job, which got approved. Part of quote was to replace sight glass due to burned moisture indicator. Well,...
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    Well,,, I was always taught that the breaker is...

    Well,,, I was always taught that the breaker is the primary safety device. If the disconnect happens to have fuses as well, they should be a higher amperage than the breaker. It would suck to keep...
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    Well yeah you're right, I have replaced some...

    Well yeah you're right, I have replaced some without needing adjustment, but I check at least! You're right on ice machines. Reachins, especially like heatcraft coils with field installed txvs,...
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    For a cooler usually more like 1 ton coil gets a...

    For a cooler usually more like 1 ton coil gets a 1.5hp. 3/4 ton usually gets a 1hp.
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    I have. Not on one that was clipped. But we...

    I have.

    Not on one that was clipped. But we had a system that had been retrofitted to something else and wouldn't work right if head went below 225. So I clipped the tube for the 180#...
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    Discharge is quite low..... might have issues...

    Discharge is quite low..... might have issues with txv starving. I'd get that head pressure up around 200 with low ambient controls

    *edit just re-read where you bypassed fan cycle... sorry I...
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    Most Scotsman don't have lower bearings. The...

    Most Scotsman don't have lower bearings. The gearbox IS the lower bearing. I've seen numerous failures on the gearbox bearings. In many instances, yes, you are better off replacing machine. A new...
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    Actually that's quite normal to use a pressure...

    Actually that's quite normal to use a pressure switch alone on anything under 1hp.

    I just gotta ask,,, how did you come up with 3 ton TXV on a 1/2hp system? Just for reference, on a standard...
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    I think it depends on equipment sizing whether...

    I think it depends on equipment sizing whether it's needed or not. I'd prefer not to have it if not needed.

    I've worked on some American Panel and other various mom-and-pop store units where they...
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    Ahh gotcha. The thing I'm more surprised about...

    Ahh gotcha. The thing I'm more surprised about than anything is that you were able to get a micron level vacuum on such an old coil!

    Good stuff!
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    Nice job making an inexpensive repair! I'm all...

    Nice job making an inexpensive repair!

    I'm all about hackery, :) but I just gotta say I would have liked to see brazed couplings instead of all the flare unions. Can you put the TXV back in the...
  33. Thread: PTC issue

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    Thermomister, I've wired tons of small tecumseh...

    Thermomister, I've wired tons of small tecumseh compressors. Every one I've seen has start terminal on left, run on right, common on top. Your pic had start and run swapped. Maybe that's the...
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    20# cutout is about a 23*f coil. That seems like...

    20# cutout is about a 23*f coil. That seems like a little high. If the box is already down to 34*f at that time then that concerns me. That would be where most units run once they cycle on at 40. ...
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    Ummm, you did check the txv strainer, correct?

    Ummm, you did check the txv strainer, correct?
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    I'm only 31, hope I have more than 9 years left

    I'm only 31, hope I have more than 9 years left
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    If you ever look at equipment BTU charts to...

    If you ever look at equipment BTU charts to select new equipment, you'll see that the condensing unit BTU capacity changes rather drastically as the outdoor ambient rises. For example, say your box...
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    If co2 won't blow it out, I get out the NuBrite...

    If co2 won't blow it out, I get out the NuBrite and water hose
  39. [emoji4] I think you are probably right, and...

    [emoji4] I think you are probably right, and that's a pretty intelligent diagnosis to think of when you aren't even there. Wish my company had more techs like you!

    It's funny, in the last two...
  40. Pictures would help.

    Pictures would help.
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    Not sure if somebody already mentioned it or not,...

    Not sure if somebody already mentioned it or not, but the underlying issue with using a "ZP" powerhead on a W/I Cooler is the fact that it is a low-temp powerhead on a medium temp application. Using...
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    Almost all manufacturers will give you the cap...

    Almost all manufacturers will give you the cap tube specs that the unit was designed for if you call them.

    Alternatively you can use the cap tube sizing calculator online, just Google to find the...
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    Good job admitting your high side didn't push in...

    Good job admitting your high side didn't push in the valve core. If you changed the cap tube and still running in a vacuum, then most likely 1) you filled something with solder. Or 2) you...
  44. Was just rereading this and noticed you said that...

    Was just rereading this and noticed you said that when the EPR was set to 50 then the cold rails stopped working. I'm betting that the designer intended for all the cold rails to be on the main...
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    This just happened to me last week. I blew a...

    This just happened to me last week. I blew a hole in the copper line and filled it back in with silfoss... and I filled it 100% and sealed the line right before the drier. I was checking head...
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    I tried to convince my boss to let me pipe in...

    I tried to convince my boss to let me pipe in water lines with a water solenoid wired to the timer to deice a problematic unit, but he would have none of it. I still think it was a genius plan.
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    Thanks Mike and merry Christmas to you Sent...

    Thanks Mike and merry Christmas to you


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Honestly that'd be much preferred to let a real...

    Honestly that'd be much preferred to let a real plumber do the drain. My boss just said to so whatever it takes to fix it since we had just installed it and the drain was leaking, so I basically...
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    It's not what you do, it's how you do it

    I take pride in my work even if it seems trivial.

    539021 plumbing a drain on an ice cream dip freezer scoop sink

    539031installed new door frame heater and custom aluminum treadplate threshold...
  50. Im not saying compressor is pumping...

    Im not saying compressor is pumping inefficiently. Rather, the scroll or internal bypass mechanism is weak. So if there is too much pressure differential from high to low side, it opens...
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