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    I am talking about a pocket card to refer to when...

    I am talking about a pocket card to refer to when troubleshooting. They are all good techs the more information the better they will be. Education all the time
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    looking for a pocket card type check list for...

    looking for a pocket card type check list for trouble shooting a/c and refrigeration units. Something that shows pressures and possibly capacitors.
    Something for the techs to go over before calling...
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    do you get any ice making at all ? partial...

    do you get any ice making at all ?
    partial cubes ? What kind of condenser air or water cooled ?
    I try not to put gauges on any ice machines as they are critically charged.
    Is your ice thickness...
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    service check list card

    Does anyone out there have any good service check list pocket cards they would like to share. I have a couple of apprentices that it would benefit greatly.
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    Does this unit have unloaders ? But yes best to...

    Does this unit have unloaders ?
    But yes best to try the pump down with the compressor suction valve. It will prove that you are just working on the compressor with no other valves to fault and give...
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    is this new gasket you have put in directly from...

    is this new gasket you have put in directly from Alto sham ?
    I have come across that using the factory part is best for this.
    If you get it directly from alto sham it should be no problem
    good...
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    no joke. He taped the bare copper ground wires....

    no joke. He taped the bare copper ground wires. Blue wire goes to one of the elements.
    Guys at the supplier posted it too.
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    the ground wires were bare copper so he taped...

    the ground wires were bare copper so he taped them up so they wouldn't short out.
    The blue wire goes to one of the main lugs of power.
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    the tip of the high limit was damaged by the...

    the tip of the high limit was damaged by the marette. I am going to change it.
    there was a ground lug on the opposite side where he brought the wires in too.
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    electrician trying to do controls

    560261
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    I ended up getting it. found that if you press...

    I ended up getting it.
    found that if you press the 2 outer bottom buttons and hold for 30 seconds it will show the passcode.
    then entered the passcode when requested. This unlocks the stat for...
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    Have done that still locoed out.the configuration...

    Have done that still locoed out.the configuration options table only allows 1,2,3,5&8 to be changed.
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    carrier program access code

    Have several stats. Carrier 33cs2pp2s-01. They have been locked out and the owner was never provided with the access code
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    I remember the average age in my journeyman class...

    I remember the average age in my journeyman class was late 30s. We just hired a tech in their 30's and she goes to school in a couple of months for level 1
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    Thanks, I have always replaced the guts of the...

    Thanks, I have always replaced the guts of the valve which is removing the top portion of the valve with the spring. I have never removed the bottom bellows where the refrigeration connection is....
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    This valve is on an ice machine and is not cost...

    This valve is on an ice machine and is not cost effective to pump out the machine and remove the valve. If I can just use a rebuild kit.
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    johnson controls penn water valve

    Question: I have recently repaired a V46AA valve. Guts were replaced.
    The bottom is leaking water. Under the brass water valve portion and above the refrigeration bellows.
    There are 4 torex screws...
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    Sounds like this tech isn't very good at refrigeration equipment. Anyone would never leave a unit like this till it was fixed.
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    lol

    lol
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    yes this would normally be done asap. Unless you are located in an area that is remote with no part access.

    Wonder what type of refrigerant is in this unit.
    Wonder if the compressor was tested....
  21. Thread: heat load

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    heat load

    Question on how much of a heat load does a VLT product in a gaming lounge ?
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    Try to pump down the compressor. Turn it off once...

    Try to pump down the compressor. Turn it off once it is in a vacuum. Pressure should hold and not rise.
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    it is good practice to change the capacitor when...

    it is good practice to change the capacitor when changing a motor.
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    condenser clean ? what kind of condenser is this...

    condenser clean ? what kind of condenser is this ? water or air cooled ?
    sounds like the compressor is going off on overload.
    Don't run a compressor with no refrigerant in the system. It requires...
  25. Thread: Old trane

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    yes still see these around from time to time. ...

    yes still see these around from time to time.
    What is on the duct where the disconnect is mounted ?
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    Yikes, all this reading and it is just try to...

    Yikes, all this reading and it is just try to tighten the top water fitting. If that does not work then the fitting will have to be replaced. This includes reclaiming the refrigerant cutting the...
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    the most cost effective solutions is to purchase...

    the most cost effective solutions is to purchase a room dehumidifier. Anything beyond that is going to cost some big dollars.
    Setting this up so it automatically drains is key. This is so that you...
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    It depends on where you are located. This will...

    It depends on where you are located. This will help decide on what options to go with.
    outdoor climate is important
  29. Thread: HTP boilers

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    HTP boilers

    I have had recently been called to a high rise apartment building. No hot water. They have 2 new HTP boilers. Found that the heat exchanger is ruptured in one of them.
    The building owners are...
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    In the newer homes here codes have changed. All...

    In the newer homes here codes have changed. All homes require HRV's due to the moisture from the building materials. Extreme weather in our area to. Summer can be 95+F and 100%RH Winter is -40F and...
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    What type of hardwood floors do you have. There...

    What type of hardwood floors do you have. There are only a couple that actually require higher humidity. Usually installed in the more tropical areas.
    The type of windows and outdoor temperature...
  32. Thread: Dectron help

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    to get any service manuals contact your dectron...

    to get any service manuals contact your dectron rep or James Hogan at Dectron in Atlanta
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    Is the curb open down into the pool space ? are...

    Is the curb open down into the pool space ?
    are the ducts insulated and sealed ?
    Was there a start up report filled out and sent into the factory? If there was did the approve it?
    Every unit that...
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    HVAC/Refrigeration tech required

    Royal Mechanical Solutions requires a service tech.
    Any level apprentice will be considered. Service experience required.
    Great hourly rates and benefit plan.
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    Do you have anther sensor in the room to compare...

    Do you have anther sensor in the room to compare it to ?
    0% RH, I think my nose would bleed instantly.
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    carrier zone thermostats

    I have a building with an older Carrier zone system. Thermostats cat no.690040. These are the stats that have the rotary dial numbers 1-9 and letters A-F

    Problem that I am having is. I can not...
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    NuCal i have used it before. Pink in colour and...

    NuCal i have used it before. Pink in colour and works well. Have to dilute though
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    have used muriatic acid to clean in the past....

    have used muriatic acid to clean in the past. Works well but have to know how to dilute and monitor.
    There are other chemicals on the market that will work. Check with your local supplier
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    contact a water filtration place. They will get...

    contact a water filtration place. They will get you something designed for your water.
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    30F differential across the coil is a good start....

    30F differential across the coil is a good start. This is a dehumidifying number target.
    Air flow is another good thing to check. Too slow and it will freeze up.
    Air flow. Does it have turning...
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    http://www.aerco.com/Products/Water-Heaters

    http://www.aerco.com/Products/Water-Heaters
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    You should be able to get good service from EA as...

    You should be able to get good service from EA as they are in Calgary.
    You should have a gas ticket in order to put your hands on this. Insurance reasons
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    If you shut off all the vents that supply into...

    If you shut off all the vents that supply into the warehouse (not knowing how many or sizes of entire system) you could restrict the air flow and cause the unit to trip out on high limit during...
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    Location of the hair salon and its city by-laws...

    Location of the hair salon and its city by-laws could help you in what you may need.
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    The headmaster should be only installed on stage...

    The headmaster should be only installed on stage 1. (mechanical cooling)
    When it is cold enough outside stage 1 should be a set of outside air dampers (economizer that gives free cooling) The...
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    it all depends on the duct sizing. A 7.5 ton unit...

    it all depends on the duct sizing. A 7.5 ton unit can be up to 3800CFM.
    Be careful.
    get someone in to help you out and tell you what you have and what you need.
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    Usually only the stage 1 will have the headmaster...

    Usually only the stage 1 will have the headmaster control on it. As most of the time the second stage is not required at that operating temp.
    Stage 1 should cool the space during low ambient temps....
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    you will have to explain a bit more. What is...

    you will have to explain a bit more.
    What is the entire unit doing ?
    why do you say you think you need a hot gas bypass ?
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    It all depends on what temperatures you are...

    It all depends on what temperatures you are operating. How is it defrosting now ?
    Not enough information to help you yet.
    What is your problem or concern ?
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    Mechanics in our area are paid ranging low end of...

    Mechanics in our area are paid ranging low end of 32 (government jobs) to 45. plus benefits on top of that.
    that is commercial/industrial hvac and refrigeration.
    amazing how the numbers differ...
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