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  1. It's a bit different up here in toronto, polar...

    It's a bit different up here in toronto, polar vortex last year crushed us. Was good for business though. I don't know of an exact definition of 'low ambient' but i would look at it this way,...
  2. You have a receiver on the unit so it can operate...

    You have a receiver on the unit so it can operate in low ambient, so your charge is based on the coldest expected ambient temperature for where the unit is located. It's called a flooded charge. A...
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    Let's hear it, PHM! .. Your stories are always a...

    Let's hear it, PHM! .. Your stories are always a great read.
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    Video explains a lot. There's always something...

    Video explains a lot. There's always something left out, huh? .. Take those measurements with the door on, you're bypassing the cond coil when it's off.
  5. Didn't see that one coming from all this,...

    Didn't see that one coming from all this, especially this far into the thread. Interesting curveball, Eddy.

    For future reference though, add ALL details/readings/measurements etc. you have into...
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    Any chance the relay is upside down? Just read...

    Any chance the relay is upside down? Just read that same issue in a different post which was caused by that
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    http://books.google.ca/books?id=hfsVmsYmuM0C&pg=PA...

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=hfsVmsYmuM0C&pg=PA263&lpg=PA263&dq=current+relay+mounting+upside+down&source=bl&ots=2QEbtoCgA0&sig=78uyjzAx8rgJiivAPqqex7G3bww&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yXkGVOC7BYefggT9ooLIAw&ved=...
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    I believe you are correct about the 'Spark...

    I believe you are correct about the 'Spark Killer' terminology TB, as that diagram is out of a Samsung ductless split. Pacific rim, indeed.
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    Thought that pic had more detail to the 'Spark...

    Thought that pic had more detail to the 'Spark Killer' but I think that's what you're talking about.... :

    spark-kil-ler

    [spahrk-kil-er] SpellSyllables

    Word Origin

    noun, Electricity
    1.
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    Sorry, just realized it was in the Pro section...

    Sorry, just realized it was in the Pro section and you're a new member, or long time creeper as it seems. Try replacing the cracked elbow and adding a vibration absorber of some sort.
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    Not sure about that method of silflossin' the...

    Not sure about that method of silflossin' the whole elbow but check out this thread, there's some good methods and options you can try to prevent it from reoccuring.
    ...
  12. x2 . . . that's a strange way to sell yourself to...

    x2 . . . that's a strange way to sell yourself to get a job.
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    Yeah, my first thing i'd check is the head...

    Yeah, my first thing i'd check is the head pressure when it pumps down. Make sure it's not overcharged from the winter and stacking and tripping it. If it doesnt raise the head when you pump it down,...
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    Squirrel cage is also known as a forward curve...

    Squirrel cage is also known as a forward curve fan, and that tells you which way it should rotate. With the curves moving forward, scooping and pushing the air. There's also backward incline fans...
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    CCW from the shaft end and pulls air through that...

    CCW from the shaft end and pulls air through that dirty coil. :cool:
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    Not that hard, huh? With that superior knowledge...

    Not that hard, huh? With that superior knowledge I guess you're sippin' on some cold beer by now then. :cheers:
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    Absolutely! Ever-learning trade. Keeps you on...

    Absolutely! Ever-learning trade. Keeps you on your toes and keeps things interesting. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Hahaa me too, it's hilarious.

    Hahaa me too, it's hilarious.
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    My company lets me bank hours but it's after the...

    My company lets me bank hours but it's after the OT is worked in. Whatever my hours were for the week, including the accumulated OT hours, whatever it equals out to I get the option to bank however...
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    What's all this 480v, 277v, 180v all about...

    What's all this 480v, 277v, 180v all about anyways?? None of that up here. We see 575v, 347v per leg to ground. Or the typical 240v, 208v and of course 115v single. But i've wondered why do you guys...
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    I'd imagine you'd start getting some offers...

    I'd imagine you'd start getting some offers either soon for the cooling season as it's starting to get and stay hot around here now, or if you're still too far down the list, you may have to wait...
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    Didn't realize they could range so much in the...

    Didn't realize they could range so much in the tonnage, from 30 (or 25) ton down to 10 ton.
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    I believe he's got a system with 2 tandem...

    I believe he's got a system with 2 tandem compressors, one 10 ton and one 15 ton and apparently a 30 ton TEV, and is wondering how the large valve doesn't hunt when just one comp is running as it...
  24. Ah, the 'ol dick man pressed into the coil....

    Ah, the 'ol dick man pressed into the coil. Classic. Always gives you a laugh. I really like the 'LOL' after.
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    I'm thinking airflow.

    I'm thinking airflow.
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    I bet the unintentional humour would be quite...

    I bet the unintentional humour would be quite entertaining, for a bit at least. A week might be too much though, would likely lose all faith in humanity.
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    It undoubtably has an electrical short with that...

    It undoubtably has an electrical short with that dripping water, and most likely low on freezon.
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    Yeah, undoubtably if the ambient surrounding the...

    Yeah, undoubtably if the ambient surrounding the case you're trying to maintain 34*f is at 78*f, you're gonna have some humidity/frozen coil issues. I would be interested in hearing how it goes for...
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    Yikes! Glad to learn something new, but hope I...

    Yikes! Glad to learn something new, but hope I didn't make this very mistake just today. Replaced a core on the liquid side for a 410 system and just popped in the next one I had laying in my truck....
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    That doesn't sound unreasonable, i'm going to see...

    That doesn't sound unreasonable, i'm going to see how the 4 a day play out and hopefully it will suffice. It does get real hot n muggy around here pretty abruptly. Will reduce the defrosts once...
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    Wow, yeah good luck. I would take pecmsg's advice...

    Wow, yeah good luck. I would take pecmsg's advice and try to come up with a different location. That will be hell for the compressors
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    I looked through the book in the unit, said for...

    I looked through the book in the unit, said for air defrost recommended between 30-50 mins, but didn't say how many. I put it up the 4 a day for 40 mins and i'll see how that plays out. Set the A/C...
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    I'm having a bit of a difficult time...

    I'm having a bit of a difficult time understanding this. Does the head pressure go down if it's plugged due to no return gas to be compressed and therefore dropping the pressure leaving it sitting in...
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    What makes you think it is the board that is...

    What makes you think it is the board that is causing it to trip the breaker? It is tripping the low voltage breaker on the transformer? Sounds like there is probably a short to ground on the low...
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    Ok, thanks. These cases are definitely...

    Ok, thanks. These cases are definitely tempermental b*stards. I will try and dig up the manual or find it online and get some specs.
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    Yes, open display case 5 deck, 32' with 3 evaps...

    Yes, open display case 5 deck, 32' with 3 evaps off one cond unit. After digging in a bit further, I found 1 txv flooding one coil n frosting up much quicker than the others. The suctionline was...
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    Reach In Cooler Defrost

    What are y'all setting your defrost lengths/periods for defrost for reach in coolers, air defrost, no heaters. Time initiated/terminated. Having issue with a 32' case that froze up over the weekend....
  38. 20 hookers a year, still a @$$load of hookers....

    20 hookers a year, still a @$$load of hookers. (no pun intended)
  39. It threw me for a loop the first time I seen a...

    It threw me for a loop the first time I seen a Trane 50 ton split with tandem compressors, sight glass rivering with just one comp running but cleared up when the second kicked on. Not sure if...
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    Appreciate that, sir. Will do. I did take the old...

    Appreciate that, sir. Will do. I did take the old Prodigy board with me when I left, I didn't think to try and plug it all back in and see if there was even anything wrong with it in the first place,...
  41. Do you wanna be a salesman or a mechanic? Dirty...

    Do you wanna be a salesman or a mechanic? Dirty hands or dirty conscious?
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    No problem and thanks, it's funny and it's true!...

    No problem and thanks, it's funny and it's true! :grin2:
  43. I had the same issue today on a split unit....

    I had the same issue today on a split unit. Contactor points pitted and welded closed, sending power through anytime the unit is on.
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    I had a good feeling it had to be something the...

    I had a good feeling it had to be something the programming but just didn't know how to go about it and don't get to work on the Lennox units often enough to be that familiar with all the nuts and...
  45. Thread: Wages

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    I like how my company does it, the benefits of...

    I like how my company does it, the benefits of being non-union but keeping close to par with union rates for the area. $40/hr and $4/hr for RRSP. great benefits, 3 weeks vacation pay, holiday days...
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    I think i'm screwed for carpel tunnel for sure...

    I think i'm screwed for carpel tunnel for sure then, been boxing for 8 years and doing the HVAC gig for the last 6. Don't plan on stopping either of them anytime soon. We only get one ride, might be...
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    It did end up being a programming issue within...

    It did end up being a programming issue within the Prodigy board itself. When the board got replaced by the other contractors, they needed to program the units Model, Serial and Catalogue #'s to let...
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    x2 .. clean that cond coil! And for the...

    x2 .. clean that cond coil!

    And for the replies you got, it's because you got no info and are asking if random things are in need of replacing with nothing to back up the why. We all want as much...
  49. I think this thread has :deadhorse: on...

    I think this thread has :deadhorse: on sub-cooling. It's a useful measurement, in the right application, under the right circumstances. You either get it, or you don't.
  50. I would imagine if you were overcharged your...

    I would imagine if you were overcharged your liq/head pressure would be a fair bit higher with that ambient.
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