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    I've worked on way too many of those ice cream...

    I've worked on way too many of those ice cream novelty cases and they have all had the 48 hour time clocks with 1 defrost pin in it. They seem to work when setup properly but charging them is a PITA...
  2. I have done supermarket work for my entire 11...

    I have done supermarket work for my entire 11 year career. The best advise I can give is that family comes first. Don't be affraid to tell the boss NO once in a while. When I'm on call, I work as...
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    I use a milk crate bungied to the back of my...

    I use a milk crate bungied to the back of my shelves. It holds 2 of the smaller nitro tanks, 1 small oxy tank, and 1 mc acetylene tank. Works great.
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    I have replaced valve plates after 3 years with...

    I have replaced valve plates after 3 years with the nylog smeared gaskets and they came off much easier. That sure was a pleasant surprise when i didn't need to hammer on my gasket scraper to clean...
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    Hey TDC, I've seen this problem with the RL cases...

    Hey TDC, I've seen this problem with the RL cases on a few occasions. Hussmann told me to stack nickels under the plenum. I asked him if they supply the nickels or do I need to, because washers are...
  6. First thing you should do when you find an iced...

    First thing you should do when you find an iced up evap coil is mark the time clock to ensure it is spinning. I have seen them stick and then when manually turned they work for a few days again. Not...
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    Just turn off the first fan and see how the rack...

    Just turn off the first fan and see how the rack runs on the cycling second fan. If it helps, you can install a pressure control on the first fan. I don't like to cycle the 1st fan but you might...
  8. Don't beat yourself up too much, it is really...

    Don't beat yourself up too much, it is really difficult to get that much water out of a system. A micron gauge doesn't cost that much, and it may help you get some sleep at night after you change...
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    -Normally de-energized=differential and...

    -Normally de-energized=differential and energized=wide open. This is not always, but it is the standard from what I have seen,
    -As far as the head pressure issue goes, the rack might not have...
  10. Use a micron gauge, triple evac, and get it below...

    Use a micron gauge, triple evac, and get it below 500 microns. Did you do an acid oil test on the failed compressor? Was your sight glass green after you installed the new barrel?
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    And kool gas defrost is a Hussmann term. I don't...

    And kool gas defrost is a Hussmann term. I don't think Tyler ever used anything besides hot gas defrost. But I'm not 100% on that.
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    When you are saying that the hold-back is set at...

    When you are saying that the hold-back is set at 200 psig and the bypass is set at 180 psig, does that mean that mean you looked at the paint pen written on the valve or did you actually check them? ...
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    Keep in mind hussmann coils have a 5 year...

    Keep in mind hussmann coils have a 5 year warranty. I have changed more than a handfull in the service meat/deli cases and the produce cases also. They leak like a screen door,
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    If the rack was tripping on high head pressure, I...

    If the rack was tripping on high head pressure, I think you would be able to hear the compressors really changing tune as they climb up to 385 psig or so. Could be an issue with a discharge...
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    Terminal 4 should power the solenoid and terminal...

    Terminal 4 should power the solenoid and terminal 3 should power the heaters. So if you turn the clock to defrost, you should have 208-240 volts across "3" and "N." In refrigeration mode there...
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    Geez....I have a hard enough time trying to get...

    Geez....I have a hard enough time trying to get my guys to valve off the suction and oil lines on a faulty compressor and now I have to make sure they leave the discharge line open. I always...
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    What is the brand and type of defrost timer? And...

    What is the brand and type of defrost timer? And what does tripping in high end mean? You will only get out of this what you put into it.
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    Whenever we are removing an old rack or even a...

    Whenever we are removing an old rack or even a small condensing unit, I remove all of the metal service valves caps and stick them in my van. Then when you are wrenching in the middle of the night...
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    Poll: We bought 20 of the infa-red fieldpieces for each...

    We bought 20 of the infa-red fieldpieces for each tech, and only one of the techs actually likes it. Biggest POS I have used, IMO. The h-10's are great when they are working properly and can find...
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    The impact does much better with bolts. And when...

    The impact does much better with bolts. And when the bolt is tight, the drill tries to rip your arm out of socket. The impact driver never tries to rip out of your hand, it just hammers until the...
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    Hermetic=Sealed Sealed=Not repairable -Cut...

    Hermetic=Sealed
    Sealed=Not repairable
    -Cut it apart to see what makes it tick and throw it in the trash where it belongs.
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    You can use a thermometer to measure the temp of...

    You can use a thermometer to measure the temp of each head. If one is hotter than the others you will at least know which head to start tearing apart. I have had good luck using this practice on...
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    -I've seen a few txv's doing this same thing over...

    -I've seen a few txv's doing this same thing over the years. It had nothing to do with the location of the equalizing line or oil logging, just a failed txv. It seems more common when installing...
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    I have experienced and repaired this same problem...

    I have experienced and repaired this same problem in a store built in 2009 or 2010. There is a gap between the door frame and the top of the case. They do a poor job of sealing this at the factory....
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    -That is a decent way to check if it is pumping...

    -That is a decent way to check if it is pumping oil. Make sure you also close the "oil equalizing line," if it has one. It should run for at least 90 minutes before tripping out on oil safety. I...
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