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    Take a couple of night classes to see if it...

    Take a couple of night classes to see if it something you really want to do. I did just that at the age of 35 and had some people say it was too late to start a new career. Well 27 years later I am...
  2. Thread: Opinions helpful

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    Most work is roof top equipment and is typical...

    Most work is roof top equipment and is typical service work. What I don't like is how your company can be the greatest thing since sliced bread today and find out tomorrow (fill in the company name)...
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    Wine Cooler Control

    A customer has installed two refrigeration systems for his wine cooler, albeit a very large one. He wants to lead/lag the units and also wants to be able to have the ability to adjust runtime for...
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    I don't see many tech's running from the union to...

    I don't see many tech's running from the union to non-union. But know plenty wanting to move from non-union to union if they have a chance.
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    Nu-Calgon Moisture Removal

    Installed an expansion valve a couple of weeks ago on a Carrier 10 ton RTU 410-A air handler and followed complete triple evacuation with nitrogen and new drier. Weighed in factory charge. Checked...
  6. Sounds like you have too much positive pressure ,...

    Sounds like you have too much positive pressure , either through your econimizers or other make up air sources. If the doors won't close it sounds like too much positive static pressure. If you had...
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    The line set entering the buffett was a 1/2 suc....

    The line set entering the buffett was a 1/2 suc. 3/8 liquid then reduced down to 3/8 and 1/4. after the second one. Each evaporator had a solenoid valve. I will be checking this more closely in the...
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    Cold Plate Install

    Well,
    I was sent to check out a job at the local casino buffett table today. I am being asked to add another cold plate evaporator to the three that are now there. A company is coming out this...
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    Pretty common around here. Replaced over thirty...

    Pretty common around here. Replaced over thirty condensor coils last year on one rooftop. Also provided hail guards. :grin2:
    I have advised customers to have guards installed, but some don't seem to...
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    Your not being very clear. But, first I would...

    Your not being very clear. But, first I would make sure you have good air flow. Clean that coil and change the filter. Check to make sure the elements aren't damaged. Are any overloads/ limits...
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    If your serious about being a HVAC Tech you might...

    If your serious about being a HVAC Tech you might want to pass on a job of endless filter changes. You will learn nothing other than the filter locations on a rooftop unit.:.02:
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    As a Maintenance Supervisor you probably already...

    As a Maintenance Supervisor you probably already have an idea what you want in a maintenance tech. Put together some common questions related to your specific needs. More importantly do a few...
  13. Thread: v belts

    by 1tonn
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    Check wear on sheaves. Replace if worn. Alignment...

    Check wear on sheaves. Replace if worn. Alignment is critical on many units. After 25 years of using a straight edge or string, I have been using a laser sheave alignment tool and it is so easy and...
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    My first question is why is there an assumption...

    My first question is why is there an assumption that these units are over charged? Second , I believe it would be more accurate to pull the charge and weigh in the factory charge if information is...
  15. I have been seeing this Business Plan being...

    I have been seeing this Business Plan being implemented in many locations. 15-18 bucks an hour to me is a slap in the face. No wonder no one is interested. As long as someone is willing to work for...
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    Getting your foot in the door is the first step....

    Getting your foot in the door is the first step. You say your not a "spring chicken", so if you haven't did much physical work in a while start a exercise regime. It can be very physically...
  17. Thread: Bad disconnect

    by 1tonn
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    Three Tech's and a Electrician and they didn't...

    Three Tech's and a Electrician and they didn't catch that? Yikes.:whistle:
  18. I think I would have focused on the Mechanical ...

    I think I would have focused on the Mechanical side of the system not so much on the duct work etc. initially. I don't know if you verified all compressors and condensor motors are were operable,...
  19. Thread: Unloaders

    by 1tonn
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    Unloaders

    I have a Carlyle compressor mn#o6ET265360 208/230 v 3phase on a jobsite that has two unloaders, one on each side bank, 6 cylinder. Iam not sure if it is a hot gas or suction cut-off type unloader....
  20. Thread: Relocation

    by 1tonn
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    :grin2:I appreciate the words of advice. Thanks.

    :grin2:I appreciate the words of advice. Thanks.
  21. Thread: Relocation

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    Relocation

    Just looking for some feedback. In the last 2 months or so I have started looking for commercial work in the Colorado area (Denver). My wife and I want to move out west. I have sent several resumes...
  22. Thread: Unethical?

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    I could'nt agree more. YOUR reputation can be...

    I could'nt agree more. YOUR reputation can be tarnished by working for a dishonest shop. Take the high road and have a talk with the boss. If he doesn't care, adios.
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    What? More taxes! How about getting the...

    What? More taxes! How about getting the government out of the way and develop our own natural resources to be energy dependent. And let the free market thrive?:gah:
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    Doesn't appear to be any hiring for commercial...

    Doesn't appear to be any hiring for commercial tech's locally. I've seen some residential shops putting some feelers out, but this winter was mild and quite a few tech's spent time at home. Hopefully...
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    Started running residential A/C my first week on...

    Started running residential A/C my first week on the job. I was so nervous I backed the service truck into a telephone pole on my first call. Luckily it didn't do any damage but I will never forget...
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    Good people skills. Honesty IS the best policy. ...

    Good people skills. Honesty IS the best policy. After 25 years Iv'e mastered most electrical - mechanical skill sets but find that the formentioned traits are just as important.
  27. Thread: YUMMM !

    by 1tonn
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    Sadly I've seen that too many times. To this...

    Sadly I've seen that too many times. To this day, whenever Iam get ice at a restaurant, I can't help but think I hope the machine is clean and sanitized. YUK.
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    Indiana license

    What kind of license did you need to get?
    As far as tools and meters, plan on having your own. Not many companies provide these. Employers will usually proved vacuum pumps, reclaimers, and...
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    Never too late

    I started going to school to get my associates degree in HVAC at the age of 36. Had electrical/mechanical experience prior. Started working for a Industrial/Commercial union shop 2 years later. Was...
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    So it's your first job out of school and your...

    So it's your first job out of school and your sent out on your own from the get go? Did they discuss procedures on maintenance and what was expected on accounts. Generally you would have a couple of...
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    I think for the most part I would stick with the...

    I think for the most part I would stick with the factory electronic fan control. If not available find a comparable control. I try to stay close to factory design whenever possible.
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    SMW Local 20

    SMW Local 20
  33. Thread: Trane interview

    by 1tonn
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    Trane interview

    Iam going to a Trane interview next week for a Service Tech position and was wondering if anyone had some feedback on the way they might handle it.
    I have 18 yrs. commercial and some industrial...
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    Rapid direct-fire burners

    What is the best way to clean out the orfices in the burners short of using an electric drill. (too many snapped bits) Over 150 are plugged up very solidly. Have used the proper size bit by hand but...
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    Liebert High Head Pressure lockout

    Today customer claims Liebert mini-mate has been locking out on high head pressure once or twice a month, sometimes more often, since it was installed approx. 1 year ago. The company that installed...
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    granite top buffet

    At the local casino buffet there is a granite top 6'x3' with a 4'x2' evaporator mounted under the granite. They haven't used it since it was installed a year ago because it would frost up on top...
  37. Thread: aux. roll out

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    Thanks for your input. I'll check the heat...

    Thanks for your input. I'll check the heat exchangers. Just wondering if there could be another reason for this roll out tripping?
  38. Thread: aux. roll out

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    aux. roll out

    Working on industrial burners ect. mostly, I don't have the challenges of the residential field to deal with very often. But our office Armstrong 90+ furnace mn# GU93A070D14 has been tripping the...
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    Varitrac-box of parts

    My company just sent me to install a new Trane Varitrac system with 5 zones
    and a bypass control/damper. Never did much control stuff , but Iv'e read most of the literature and have a question. ...
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    It sounds like you might have you hands full on...

    It sounds like you might have you hands full on this one. My advice is to let your local contractors come up with a engineered plan. Get a couple quotes from 2-3 contractors. More than likely they...
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    Chances are if the valves are bad as you state...

    Chances are if the valves are bad as you state and its not mechanically pumping it most likely isn't a lightning hit or power surge problem. Also the only proof I would give is my professional...
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    Yes you are right! I typed approx. 5 degrees. I...

    Yes you are right! I typed approx. 5 degrees. I meant approx. 15 degrees. Could be close to 20. This is only how I do it.. Thanks
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    Always charge by weight whenever possible. I go...

    Always charge by weight whenever possible. I go as far as contacting manufactures to obtain proper charge weight. After that I usually check my subcooling to make sure Iam good to go.
    Start the unit...
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