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  1. Thread: Replace TXV?

    by Retread
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    Replace TXV?

    I have a 5 ton system on a 2300 sq ft home I am working on. I don't do homes normally mostly roof top units.

    Suction pressure is going back and forth between 60 and 67 psi.
    High side moving back...
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    When you find another job (and you should) call...

    When you find another job (and you should) call the labor board they will make sure you get back pay for all the ot you worked. You will also be doing the next guy a favor. If they have that many...
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    We had a couple of brand new Lennox package units...

    We had a couple of brand new Lennox package units with single phase copeland compressors that would not start. Put a hard start kit on and the they started and ran fine. After a day did not need...
  4. Thread: Questions??

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    Look for warm areas for this trade. OKC again had...

    Look for warm areas for this trade. OKC again had the lowest unemployment rate of any large city less than 5% now 21 out of the last 25 months. He will need to get a state licence that should not be...
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    Lennox is selling off Service Experts no buyer...

    Lennox is selling off Service Experts no buyer announced just intent to sell.
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    They don't have to give you a reason to fire you...

    They don't have to give you a reason to fire you but if they don't they cant then claim a reason to deny unemployment benefits. One reason that has been mentioned for not being union in a right to...
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    I am blowing oil from my vac pump also but...

    I am blowing oil from my vac pump also but thought it was just due to the volume of gas coming through the pump and picking up the oil in the vacume pump. I had not even thought I might be pulling...
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    What he said. I had one start at normal amps...

    What he said. I had one start at normal amps then climb as it ran until it tripped. Boss thought I was crazy changing compressor but had no other ideas, then was happy when it fixed the issue.
  9. Thread: Manifold hoses

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    I use the black hoses from NRP and add the low...

    I use the black hoses from NRP and add the low loss or anti-blowback fittings that you add. Then when pulling vacuum or recovering I can take it off and go straight to the core removal tool. The...
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    When you say technical college I am not sure what...

    When you say technical college I am not sure what you have found. In Oklahoma one of the most respected schools is OSU Tech, a branch of the university that offers an Associates degree. Some of the...
  11. Thread: Lennox 40 ton?

    by Retread
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    how sure are you the condenser is clean? If you...

    how sure are you the condenser is clean? If you did not wash it I would start there. Helped a tech the other day by phone where he weighed in the charge on a coil that looked clean but when he...
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    you might want to consider used especially if you...

    you might want to consider used especially if you are just starting up a company. Lower overhead greater chance of survival in first few years. Also Ford is rumored to be coming out with the full...
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    I have seen them that way before. On one job I...

    I have seen them that way before. On one job I had to inspect the work of the installer for a chain. It was an above ceiling grid install and the specs called for the opening to be on the top of...
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    And they ran the wire over the blower bracket...

    And they ran the wire over the blower bracket between the top of the unit and the bracket. After a while the insulation on the top goes then the wire insulation and a nice short to ground on the...
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    check to see if your transformer is connected to...

    check to see if your transformer is connected to the 208v or 240v tap if it a 208/240v unit. They come from the factory on the 240v tap and if you have 208v it can make the contactor chatter.
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    on some compressors you can tell by the paper the...

    on some compressors you can tell by the paper the label is made of. When it gets too hot the label turns brown. I know that is true on some Lennox units. When they see that it can void the...
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    I use a pocket notebook you can get a office...

    I use a pocket notebook you can get a office depot or the like. Has a band around it last longer and not as likely to get messed up. still fits in shirt pocket but larger than the supply house...
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    no steel tank like nitro.

    no steel tank like nitro.
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    The United Refrigeration here carries the CO2 for...

    The United Refrigeration here carries the CO2 for those of you who are looking for it.
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    I have worked on the billable hour before and It...

    I have worked on the billable hour before and It can work out. We billed all our drive time. so I was possible to charge 14 hours for 12 worked. For example drive 45 min to area and have two calls...
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    I will look at mine and see is that is the case...

    I will look at mine and see is that is the case with the 902 good to know thanks.

    I finally found that yes the comm wire went to the roof like I thought but the Building Automation guy said now...
  22. Thread: Which tool

    by Retread
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    What he said.

    What he said.
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    Odd reading with my Fluke 902

    I was working with the building automation guy today trouble shooting some noise in the comm circuit of the EMS system. To find which of the two comm wires goes from the lighting panel to the EMS...
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    It's not legal. over 40 hours worked must be...

    It's not legal. over 40 hours worked must be paid at time and a half unless you are on Salary. Also employer to get out of OT salaried person must spend something like 60% of their time in...
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    sounds like the drier. look for the restriction...

    sounds like the drier. look for the restriction where the ice starts. If it was the condenser part of it should be iced.
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    I think this is a troll. First it is a walk in...

    I think this is a troll. First it is a walk in Freezer then a A/C? Has an air filter? someone is having fun acting like they are a brick short of a load.
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    Yeah my bad Energy management System I was too...

    Yeah my bad Energy management System I was too lazy to write it out. They can cause the system to run according to their setting rather than the factory settings. I think you are right check the...
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    thermostat or EMS? How does it work in Test...

    thermostat or EMS?

    How does it work in Test mode?

    If EMS it could be an issue with them. No new error code make me suspect this.
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    I bought a 400watt inverter at Atwoods farm...

    I bought a 400watt inverter at Atwoods farm supply that work but I have to turn it off when I start the van due to voltage drop.
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    very happy with my sman 3 and the service from...

    very happy with my sman 3 and the service from fieldpiece
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    From what I am hearing and have seen in my own...

    From what I am hearing and have seen in my own check it would be "clock" hours. Now I think most places expect you to bill most (but really all) your time.

    Shops that charge 75 tend to pay...
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    Seems to me a good tech makes about 1/3 of what...

    Seems to me a good tech makes about 1/3 of what the company charges for labor around here. Some will make more If I could not get that I would move on after a while.
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    It is a job and if you need to feed the...

    It is a job and if you need to feed the family....

    one thing to look at is it seems you work 14 days a month. That leaves you 1/2 a month to look for a better job.
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    I agree.

    I agree.
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    I would not do it. the tab on their website show...

    I would not do it. the tab on their website show you will work 14 11.5 hr days for $2240 "gross" or $14an hour. They have you out of town for 14 days straight and don't pay meals. I would hope you...
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    truck fee and GPS don't seem to go together. If...

    truck fee and GPS don't seem to go together. If the IRS thinks the truck is for your benefit they want you to pay tax on that benefit. Charging the truck fee keeps you from being taxed. Outside of...
  37. Thread: hvac veto bag

    by Retread
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    two straps

    I would love to see it have two straps so it can be carried like a backpack up a ladder. Company makes us use a backpack for "safety" so the standard Veto is not an option for me. I hate the...
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    "OBJECTIVE My immediate career plan is to work...

    "OBJECTIVE
    My immediate career plan is to work in the HVAC field; I also would like to get a very strong understanding for it. I believe it will help me build a strong foundation for myself. I am...
  39. Thread: Which meter

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    Had my UEI (yeah I know I am looking at replacing...

    Had my UEI (yeah I know I am looking at replacing it) on a roof checking the amp draw on a blower motor. 13.8 amps Then I though wonder if this is correct. Asked the boss for his fluke 12.8. Hmm...
  40. I don't think you will see 35-40 in Oklahoma for...

    I don't think you will see 35-40 in Oklahoma for most people. The union was is just under $30 and that sets it for the rest of us. Also remember that is with their school and 5yrs.

    Don't sweat...
  41. Applied Science sounds like it could be HVAC is...

    Applied Science sounds like it could be HVAC is it? What school and what is the name of the program? The program at Metro Tech is four nights a week for 14 month and it count for your 2 years...
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    ladders bothered me a bit at first getting back...

    ladders bothered me a bit at first getting back into the field. Within a couple of months I did not even think about it anymore. The better shape you are in the better for ladders. You will become...
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    The break in time will not be your main problem. ...

    The break in time will not be your main problem. The fact that you have less than a year exp will be. I would apply for every job even if they ask for 2-3 exp. We all want the best we can get and...
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    "go west young man"

    "go west young man"
  45. Thread: Which meter

    by Retread
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    I am thinking about going with the SC 46 for the...

    I am thinking about going with the SC 46 for the size. It seems to have everything I would need.
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    I am praying for your healing. When I was your...

    I am praying for your healing. When I was your age I had a doctor that told me "God does all the healing we just collect the bills." I Pray he uses you doc for that healing and quickly.
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    Well I can't cut a hole in one or flip it they...

    Well I can't cut a hole in one or flip it they both belong to my customer. When told what it would take to work on it he said. "I don't spend much time in my office anyway." He did not want it...
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    All you need is a crane to pm this unit

    201002

    You can not open the door to the compressor section and controls on smaller unit without lifting it. Of course it is not working.
  49. I still mark the "front" side of a fan blade with...

    I still mark the "front" side of a fan blade with an F just out of habit to avoid that same thing. too many times i realized I pulled the blade and did not pay attention what way is up.
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    I have had mine for a few months now no problems...

    I have had mine for a few months now no problems and I use it on 1 3/8 inch copper.

    I lost my case on a windy roof at the mall so they just hang in the truck. Seem very tough.
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