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  1. Thread: Nice linesets

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    The units were dragged over there to do the...

    The units were dragged over there to do the landscaping... No electricals and note the unistrut to the left. Sorry for the buzzkill. :-)
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    That dirty PVC brings down the whole job guy... ...

    That dirty PVC brings down the whole job guy... I used to chuck garbage like that right back in the bin. If thats all you could get, pipe the stuff in the rafters with the dirty stuff and bring a...
  3. Thread: Supersized!

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    No guards, locked room, strict access... unit...

    No guards, locked room, strict access... unit was running at about 30% when this was taken, flash froze motion of wheel and belts. When it is at full howl we don't enter room, can't get door open!
    ...
  4. Thread: Supersized!

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    Current motor is 30hp on a VFD, dead motor (out...

    Current motor is 30hp on a VFD, dead motor (out of view on floor) was 50hp, dates on the wall say motor was swapped in 77. They probly did'nt remove it because it must weigh 500lbs! The open drive is...
  5. Thread: Supersized!

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    Not really a Wall of Pride deal but wanted to get...

    Not really a Wall of Pride deal but wanted to get comments on the biggest dang blower I've ever worked on... Paul is 5'-9" for the size comparison. I went commercial because "it all works the same,...
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    Yep, all the time... Block them wide open and...

    Yep, all the time... Block them wide open and leave them in place. I'll try to get a pict of the biggest one I've seen.
  7. Thread: megging

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    And, megging the motor and wire run when...

    And, megging the motor and wire run when installing a new or replacement drive is a crucial step... I've never personally paid for a new motor or drive and plan on keeping it that way!
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    LMAO... I can bungle my way through most any...

    LMAO...

    I can bungle my way through most any minor JC issue... In my region that makes me an ACE!
  9. Thread: motor problems

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    Does it start.run.trip or go straight to trip?...

    Does it start.run.trip or go straight to trip? Check each leg to ground, does shaft turn? Any smoke, odor, sparks, fire?
  10. Thread: Cleaver Brooks

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    Re: your profile ...

    I've heard a KaWHAMMMM or two.... I usually don't hang around past the Ka!

    :-)
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    Purging very seldom per light, I think machine is...

    Purging very seldom per light, I think machine is very tight. I know certain operating conditions can drive up non-condensables but I'm not seeing that. Yes, big boss can't be talked to! I asked for...
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    OK, Pump screens and tower strainer getting done...

    OK, Pump screens and tower strainer getting done by this time next week (I'm in the middle of changovers). I'll check delta P across absorber and monitor the inlet steam to see if it is still...
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    Here is a copy/ paste of the unit running: You...

    Here is a copy/ paste of the unit running:
    You can see, no load in the bldg, unit has run since about noon, on days like today it may lock out 10 times or not at all. Unit not reaching setpoint,...
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    Re: Low refrigerant water trip?

    Hi Randy!

    I'll get the steam where it should be and then recheck the cyclegard. My diagram shows a pilot lamp to show when the cyclegard is open but my machine does not have it. I'm positive I'm...
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    OK, cool, I understand the load thing... scary...

    OK, cool, I understand the load thing... scary part is that the steam pressure drops to as low as 3# during operation. This is due to problems on the transmission end. As a side note, we fired up the...
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    LMFAO! My vote for winner! This under a beach...

    LMFAO! My vote for winner!

    This under a beach house?
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    No VFD on Cond pump. VFD on Tower fan per cond....

    No VFD on Cond pump. VFD on Tower fan per cond. return to absorber setpoint of 80 deg. Was spot on today. Would I benefit from lower SP?

    Only valves on setup are 2-way for free cooling off plate...
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    NP, glad I could help.

    NP, glad I could help.
  19. Thread: Doooozy!

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    Boss sent me to the private home of a facilities...

    Boss sent me to the private home of a facilities manager for one of my accounts today... said only "he has boiler problems". I arrive to find a steam boiler on a two-pipe steam system now trying to...
  20. Thread: Screening

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    Have the owner take it up with the code...

    Have the owner take it up with the code authority... Aint your fight, you are just the messenger.
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    I would start here: ...

    I would start here:

    http://www.commercial.carrier.com/commercial/hvac/general/0,2047,CLI1_DIV12_ETI1876_MID4390,00.html
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    Re: Few questions!!!

    Went out today on a different problem and was able to run the Absorber and take measurements:

    Run time +/- 30 mins OAT 67deg. F

    Steam varied between 3-6 psi, not sure why as steam valve was...
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    We can have a quote contest... "Customer said...

    We can have a quote contest...

    "Customer said he wanted water cooled condensers..."
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    We've got to have more details on this rig!

    We've got to have more details on this rig!
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    Switches good, tower good... Yes, I've been...

    Switches good, tower good...

    Yes, I've been reading up on Absrbrtek... hoped he would post a reply to my questions!
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    I return to the site next week (or sooner if it...

    I return to the site next week (or sooner if it goes down, new guy is on call) and will take readings then... From memory steam is at 6-7 psi, strong solution runs 110-120 deg ands trips limit 1 at...
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    No, found it online... Likely hurricane damage,...

    No, found it online... Likely hurricane damage, thought it was cool so I threw it up here. :-)
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    Carrier 16JB021604 Steam fired, LiBr absorber....

    Carrier 16JB021604 Steam fired, LiBr absorber. I'm having problems with random lockouts due to high temp on the strong solution line. Unit is 6 years old and to my knowledge has not had much routine...
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    Re: or electronic reliabilities found elsewhere:

    .5 to 1.5 HP? Yeah right... call me when those drives grow up!
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    Warranty, connectivity and support. Out to 5...

    Warranty, connectivity and support.

    Out to 5 years, N2 with JC software, and no contest.
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    http://ww2.imagewiz.net/images/hvac/133175_Pr09260...

    http://ww2.imagewiz.net/images/hvac/133175_Pr092604fandrop.jpg

    I think someone must be looking for a new job today...
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    I just completed training on the new line of JC...

    I just completed training on the new line of JC VFD's. These are relabeled CH drives with JC software. Anybody have the CH SV drives in service? Any problems? These seem to be very versatile drives...
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    Yeah, huge... sorry. I need to edit before...

    Yeah, huge... sorry. I need to edit before posting. Funny you say wasps, huge nest (dead) under there, and huge spiders! Look close and you'll see a dead cap, and a hard start, the cover would'nt go...
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    "bring your kneepads"... My back got all achy...

    "bring your kneepads"... My back got all achy just looking at that pit.
  35. Thread: Call backs

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    Define "callback" To me it means: Tech A goes...

    Define "callback" To me it means: Tech A goes out on a service call and makes repair. Next day, or week, the customer calls back and says she is still broken. We send Tech A back out to do his own...
  36. Thread: UNT VS. CVTPRO

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    Yeah, I reversed the polarity on the N2 bus...

    Yeah, I reversed the polarity on the N2 bus before attempting to download to it but no dice... I also tried using the zone bus with the same result. This is a used controller so I'm wondering if it...
  37. Thread: UNT VS. CVTPRO

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    Is the CVTPRO backwards compatible with a...

    Is the CVTPRO backwards compatible with a UNT110-0? I'm getting a timeout error when trying to comission this UNT but my CVTPRO works fine with UNT110-1's. Do I need to dig out my CVT101 just to...
  38. Thread: Taking bets

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    Mega- Serves the converted school barely visable...

    Mega- Serves the converted school barely visable to the right of the tower, it is office space now... lines are buried under parking lot and I'm thinking they have WSHPs. No other major equipment...
  39. Thread: Just a baby...

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    LOL, Yes, 40 units plus common areas... We take...

    LOL, Yes, 40 units plus common areas... We take care of 4 subsidized facilities like this, mechanical design in all is questionable, and yes the cooling is a little light on warmer days.
  40. Thread: Taking bets

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    LMAOOOO! Yeah, I drive to the cheap side of...

    LMAOOOO! Yeah, I drive to the cheap side of town...
  41. Thread: Taking bets

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    I drive by this bad boy every day... Will it...

    I drive by this bad boy every day...

    Will it snap off first or hold water and blow apart this winter when it freezes?

    Just what is the maximum distance between supports for 8" scd. 80? :-)
    ...
  42. Thread: Profiles

    by gone404
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    Been meaning to do mine, will do it right now...

    Been meaning to do mine, will do it right now...
  43. Thread: Just a baby...

    by gone404
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    40 unit assisted living apartments, Whalen FCU in...

    40 unit assisted living apartments, Whalen FCU in each + common areas. Piping is buried and ends up in closet of directors office, I run hose to her toilet to drain! I like the oddball stuff, hate to...
  44. Thread: Makin' ice!

    by gone404
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    I got thrown into repairing a huge rack at a...

    I got thrown into repairing a huge rack at a local ice rink and wanted to show the ice machine I had previously posted about.
    Twin Vilter 8 cylinder compressors, system charge @6000# R-22, runs...
  45. Thread: Just a baby...

    by gone404
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    Baby chiller that is, so small you almost miss...

    Baby chiller that is, so small you almost miss it!

    http://ww2.imagewiz.net/images/hvac/130610_P9220050.JPG

    Everyone here posts pictures of all the giant machines they work on so I thought I'd...
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    Those condensers are ugly, must build shed... ...

    Those condensers are ugly, must build shed...

    http://ww2.imagewiz.net/images/hvac/130606_P9240060.JPG

    Why, why, why does my A/C break down so often? (could'nt be the hack installers or hack...
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    And calibrate the supply air temp sensors......

    And calibrate the supply air temp sensors... there may be as many as one per zone damper and one @ bypass damper.
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    Yep, plug changes are a bitch... And, the plugs...

    Yep, plug changes are a *****... And, the plugs are recessed into a 5" deep well in the head :-( Love my Ford though.

    '97 F-150 Ext. Cab Off-road 5.4l
  49. Where'd the heat strips go? Someone must have...

    Where'd the heat strips go? Someone must have forgotten the block off plate...
  50. Thread: Who buys what?

    by gone404
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    Employer should supply all tools... as long as...

    Employer should supply all tools... as long as you care for them like they are your own. In our shop sloppy construction guys nearly cost us this benny.
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