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  1. Thread: Mentor?

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    Mentor?

    Wanting to learn something new. I have been in the trade for awhile but always done commercial and industrial. Would like to shadow somebody who runs there own shop mostly residential.

    Not...
  2. Thread: Camtech

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    Camtech

    Anybody go to camtech to prepare for the contractors exam? If so would you recommend it.
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    So if spring and fall your temps average say in...

    So if spring and fall your temps average say in the 50's and it is cheaper to run the heat pump for 4 or 5 months then the heat pump will pay for itself over time but there is some math you will need...
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    Look at the cost difference of gas prices vs...

    Look at the cost difference of gas prices vs electrical costs of running both units and then most heat pumps heat the house until temps get down in the low 40's so look at your run times based on...
  5. Thread: Pickup trucks

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    I just seen where Seimens control guys changed to...

    I just seen where Seimens control guys changed to chevy colorado and dodge dakota trucks with the service toppers and they looked like they might be okay for service with maybe a trailer for...
  6. Thread: Pickup trucks

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    Pickup trucks

    Anybody work out of a truck with the A.R.E truck toppers or any other toppers and if so do you like them?
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    U.A.W local 788

    U.A.W local 788
  8. Thread: Classes

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    If you are interested in learning the business go...

    If you are interested in learning the business go to a college,real trade school, or try to get an apprenticeship or start out as a install helper and go to school at night.
  9. Thread: Classes

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    I wouldn't trust any 8 week program. There is a...

    I wouldn't trust any 8 week program. There is a reason why employers want 5 yrs or more of experience. There is alot to learn and its always changing. I think it is schools like that that are part of...
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    Removed DIY

    Removed DIY
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    Removed DIY

    Removed DIY
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    Keep an open mind, always try to learn something...

    Keep an open mind, always try to learn something new.

    Some tips, when recovering freon and pulling a vacuum use a schrader removel tool and when recovering if you have access to cold water or ice...
  13. call a serice tech

    call a serice tech
  14. Sticky: Hey everybody after high school went to work for...

    Hey everybody after high school went to work for York at a factory started making the furnaces and a/c's then moved into the sheetmetal fabrication side.

    Then after 9 yrs they shipped the factory...
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    Where I work it is alot more comfort cooling and...

    Where I work it is alot more comfort cooling and refrigeration and just a little boiler and hydronics.Since it is hot in Florida.

    We mostly just do chemical tests and adjustments for the water...
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    Anybody here ever work on low temp cascade...

    Anybody here ever work on low temp cascade refrigeration?
  17. Thread: Part time?

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    Part time?

    I have a job with a great company and am very happy there, but right now only getting 40hrs.

    Could use a little play money and wanting to do some residential work and learn that side of the...
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    That sounds just like my job. I love where I...

    That sounds just like my job. I love where I work, but don't make that much. This would be great for a single guy with no kids.
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    Fluttering manifold gauges

    Other then noncondensables what would cause the fluttering?
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    Missing alot of info but look at the evap coil...

    Missing alot of info but look at the evap coil could be dirty.
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    Thanks for info timebuilder never thought about...

    Thanks for info timebuilder never thought about that just went off what some old timers told me.
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    well if breaker wasn't tripped and you were...

    well if breaker wasn't tripped and you were careful with the water hose maybe it wasn't that.
    It could have been tripped before you changed the filter and thats just when you noticed it.

    Just...
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    After cleaning are you sure it was working? If...

    After cleaning are you sure it was working? If not when you cleaned I am guessing you didn't call a tech and washed it without turning off the breaker. If so water and electricity don't play nice....
  24. They usually sit a few inches under the...

    They usually sit a few inches under the unit.Insulate the lines like the other members said and also install a overflow switch on the secondary pan.
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    So if you check the cap under load does the...

    So if you check the cap under load does the voltage effect vom meter like a fieldpiece meter set to mfd?
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    Second that on the chinese drywall

    Second that on the chinese drywall
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    If you have a water cooled condenser then you...

    If you have a water cooled condenser then you need to look at inlet and outlet water temps there should be about a 10 degree split.
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    Check to make sure the voltage is at least as...

    Check to make sure the voltage is at least as high or higher if it was a 7.5 mfd 370v then you need at least the same or a 7.5mfd and 440v.
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    How do you check a cap under load?I have never...

    How do you check a cap under load?I have never heard that before,
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    Does unit have low pressure switch?If so does it...

    Does unit have low pressure switch?If so does it actually work do a pump down and verify. What about a crankcase heater?Also check original wiring.
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    at 3 degrees subcooling the freon is barely...

    at 3 degrees subcooling the freon is barely changing from a gas to liquid Telling you that there is to much freon or a coil with restricted air flow.I like to use subcooling and temp difference...
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    WoW I have seen some gruesome pics in arc flash...

    WoW I have seen some gruesome pics in arc flash training those are right up there.What were they thinking?
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    WoW I have seen some gruesome pics in arch flash...

    WoW I have seen some gruesome pics in arch flash training what were they thinking?
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    Low balls A/C service can we help you?

    Low balls A/C service can we help you?
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    Look up Thermotron in Holland Michigan they have...

    Look up Thermotron in Holland Michigan they have a low temp cascade course.I went there last yr.
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    I worked at a York factory back in the 90's and...

    I worked at a York factory back in the 90's and we would take coils that leaked off the line and dip them in a tank of water and where the leak was it would bubble.Then we would repair and...
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    Thats some funny sh*t right there.

    Thats some funny sh*t right there.
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    Thermotron Chambers

    At our facility we have thermotron chambers and the low stage side has a desuperheater before the cascade condenser.Just wondering why it needs to have 2 condensers. I know the cascade condensor is...
  39. I think that unit if yours has got your...

    I think that unit if yours has got your number...it purposely stops its fan so you will come out and bang it.
    You need an automatic banger-onner.

    We sell them for 999.99.

    Twilly might come...
  40. Sorry for giving the info new to site. I should...

    Sorry for giving the info new to site. I should probably read the rules.
  41. Sounds like you have No DIY advise, thank tou. I...

    Sounds like you have No DIY advise, thank tou. I would call a company to look at it .Could possibly start a fire.Or even shock you. Could be other things as well but it is potentially dangerous.
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    We have nalco trasar on our cooling towers they...

    We have nalco trasar on our cooling towers they are nice they monitor the water and automatically add the chemcals for you.It saves chemicals and frees you up for other things.they can also send out...
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    if you do suspect compressor then remove wires...

    if you do suspect compressor then remove wires from compressor and ohm out common to run and common to start then start to run and start to run should be the highest and start to common second and...
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    I would recover freon and unsweat cap tube and...

    I would recover freon and unsweat cap tube and break off about 2 inches f the tue then put nitrogen in system to check if cap tube is now clear.if it is clear then braze the cap tube back in and pull...
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    Welcome to the sight alot of good info to be...

    Welcome to the sight alot of good info to be found here.
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    It depends on how dirty the coil is.If it is just...

    It depends on how dirty the coil is.If it is just surface dirt then a pump up sprayer with chemical for the evap coil and then rinse.If it is really dirty then u need to pump down the condensing unit...
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    Also what was the orginal call? Did it have a...

    Also what was the orginal call? Did it have a leak?Wondering what original problem was.
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    Well the best way to check charge is sh and sc...

    Well the best way to check charge is sh and sc but if you dont have pipe clamp temp probe or thermometer then feel the liquid line at the outlet of the condenser it should be a little warmer then...
  49. Thread: Hello guys

    by griffic1
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    I am here trying to learn more about residential...

    I am here trying to learn more about residential units.I have been doing commercial and industrial A/C and refrigeration.Was thinking about working part time maybe doing residential changeouts and...
  50. Thread: Hello guys

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    Hello guys

    My name is Chad and have been in the trade for 10 yrs. after high school started working for York at the factory.Then they moved the plant to Mexico and I thought hey I know a little about A/C's so i...
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