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  2. Thread: Travel Pay

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    We're non Union and travel time is just like any...

    We're non Union and travel time is just like any other time, it's after 40.

    Think of it this way, if you were a delivery truck driver, would you only get paid OT for the time loading and...
  3. Yes, what's wrong with that??? If the climate...

    Yes, what's wrong with that??? If the climate zone didn't drop below 40, you practically wouldn't need heat at all.
  4. Thread: 3 phase question

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    A refrigeration guy.

    A refrigeration guy.
  5. Thread: 3 phase question

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    When I read his post, that wasn't what I saw he...

    When I read his post, that wasn't what I saw he was saying.
  6. Thread: 3 phase question

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    Post #14

    Post #14
  7. Thread: 3 phase question

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    Here's a 3 phase wye and delta setup. The 120...

    Here's a 3 phase wye and delta setup. The 120 volt circuits in the delta is 180 degrees out of phase with each other but the 240 volt circuits are 120 degrees out of phase with the other 240 volt...
  8. Thread: 3 phase question

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    I tried to explain this earlier in this thread on...

    I tried to explain this earlier in this thread on post #13 on the bottom of the first page and quoted in post #60 3 posts up.

    I'll add that the 180 degrees your referring to in single phase is...
  9. Thread: 3 phase question

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    Timebuilder already explained 2 phase power...

    Timebuilder already explained 2 phase power earlier in this thread so I'll go with "what he said".
  10. Thread: 3 phase question

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    You won't look like a hero if that motor burns up...

    You won't look like a hero if that motor burns up and the fire department gets called out due to the smoke in the building. Or if someone gets bit by touching a metal part connected to the unit...
  11. Thread: 3 phase question

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    460 volt single phase condenser fan motors are...

    460 volt single phase condenser fan motors are very common in small tonnage rooftop package units.
  12. Thread: 3 phase question

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    A lot of people get confused with this and it's...

    A lot of people get confused with this and it's hard to explain but I'll give it a shot. I've been asked "why is it called single phase and not 2 phase, there's 2 wires???" The answer is because...
  13. Thread: Holiday Pay

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    To play devil's advocate, in an argument I had...

    To play devil's advocate, in an argument I had with a previous employer years backs about charging overtime and paying straight time, his point was there were also many times when they charged...
  14. Thread: Holiday Pay

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    We get paid OT after 40 and sick days, vacation...

    We get paid OT after 40 and sick days, vacation days and holidays count toward the 40. We get paid double time on Sunday's and holidays in addition to the 8 hours holiday paying including scheduled...
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    The DynaViews are going to have to be replaced...

    The DynaViews are going to have to be replaced and programmed by someone familiar with RTAC's and CH530 controls.
  16. Thread: Hourly Rate

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    It takes more than 1 hour to perform the job....

    It takes more than 1 hour to perform the job. There's the time to go to the supply house to pick up the part, driving time to make it to your house, time to haul tools to furnace & clean up, time to...
  17. Thread: Hourly Rate

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    The issue with customer supplied parts is who...

    The issue with customer supplied parts is who will warranty it if it fails.

    Just curious, if you have the part, why don't you fix it yourself?
  18. Thread: Hourly Rate

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    Many company's bill by flat rate pricing (cost to...

    Many company's bill by flat rate pricing (cost to perform a particular task parts and labor) so they may not break it down. For example when you go to get your oil changed in your car, they charge...
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    There's computer software for that but I don't...

    There's computer software for that but I don't know much about it.
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    TechView can load the latest software........

    TechView can load the latest software..... KestrelView is not needed for that.

    When the ambient temperature falls below 32 deg, the keypad will automatically lock out and require the password to...
  21. Thread: Megger Readings.

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    I think my arm would get tired after cranking for...

    I think my arm would get tired after cranking for 10 minutes.
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    If this is a 100 ton MACHINE (50 ton COMPRESSOR),...

    If this is a 100 ton MACHINE (50 ton COMPRESSOR), then you should have a GP compressor and not an intermediate compressor. The diagnostic of "oil flow control" only applies to intermediate...
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    Artichill, I agree with these other guys. If you...

    Artichill,
    I agree with these other guys. If you put a larger HP motor in place of the origional, it doesn't move more air and doesn't over amp the motor. In the residential side, this is done all...
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    The OP needs to call a pro.

    The OP needs to call a pro.
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    You need to upgrade the controls to AdaptiView...

    You need to upgrade the controls to AdaptiView controls and it will come with a new "inlet guide vane actuator". You need to bite the bullet now as non of these controls are available anymore.
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    Hospitals are also buildings where static...

    Hospitals are also buildings where static pressure is tightly controlled. Isolation rooms (where people with nasty contagious diseases stay) are kept in negative pressure with surrounding rooms in...
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    I would just replace the unloaders.

    I would just replace the unloaders.
  28. How far above the pump is the sump in the tower?

    How far above the pump is the sump in the tower?
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    This is a "Corner Grounded Delta" system and is...

    This is a "Corner Grounded Delta" system and is found in older facilities that have no need for 277 volt service such as a manufacturing facility or a central plant in an apartment complex. The...
  30. If the contract department is the bureaucracy...

    If the contract department is the bureaucracy that is causing a month delay in replacing worn out equipment, why would want it to be pushed through faster than normal when it serves their office...
  31. Thread: heat load

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    watts X 3.413= BTU

    watts X 3.413= BTU
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    Why does he won't to move the condensing unit...

    Why does he won't to move the condensing unit indoors? How would you wash the coils?
  33. Install new digital thermostats on the units....

    Install new digital thermostats on the units. Most have timers built in. Also install hard start kits if the compressors are single phase. I have a 15 KW standby generator and the hard start kits...
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    Very true.

    Very true.
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    That chiller has a factory electronic flow...

    That chiller has a factory electronic flow switch. There is no reason the Carrier parts dept wouldn't be able to look it up. Talk to another parts counter man.
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    I've got 3 30 pounders I'm going to sell.

    I've got 3 30 pounders I'm going to sell.
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    Matthew, I'm sure you read this when you...

    Matthew,

    I'm sure you read this when you signed up??

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1241-Welcome-to-HVAC-Talk!-Please-read-these-rules
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  39. Thread: Self Employment

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    Please don't take this the wrong way..... I think...

    Please don't take this the wrong way..... I think you should have worked for another contractor for at least 5 years before going into business for yourself. There is a lot you'll learn that you...
  40. Thread: Self Employment

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    Just curious..... Did you have any HVAC training...

    Just curious..... Did you have any HVAC training before you went into business for yourself?
  41. Put in a small chiller.

    Put in a small chiller.
  42. If there isn't a sensible heat load but a latent...

    If there isn't a sensible heat load but a latent heat load, you could have a chilled water coil 10 feet thick but it wouldn't do any good if the chilled water valve is closed.... That's why they...
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    Trane parts dept. In my area, it's a franchise. I...

    Trane parts dept. In my area, it's a franchise. I don't know about the other districts.

    Just to clarify, I may be wrong about selling at cost, but they hav a very low markup.
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    The Trane distributer in my area sells tools at...

    The Trane distributer in my area sells tools at cost as a service to its customers.
  45. Thread: triac output

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    How are you measuring the triac voltage output? ...

    How are you measuring the triac voltage output? It's not the same as measuring a relay voltage output.... You can get a false reading.
  46. Thread: triac output

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    Yes, if the coil or wiring is shorted.

    Yes, if the coil or wiring is shorted.
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    I too would listen to these guys and get your...

    I too would listen to these guys and get your money back. Then you can buy 2 and have a spare.

    I've had this model for about 15 years and love it. (although the battery is dead and I plug it in...
  48. Thread: Humidity control

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    That's your problem.....Chilled water temp is too...

    That's your problem.....Chilled water temp is too high. The colder the coil surface temp (which is chilled water temp), the more moisture that will be condensed out of the air. Try 42-44 degrees.
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    I too think it would probably be alright. I...

    I too think it would probably be alright. I remember the old days when a lot of people purged the lines instead of evacuating and they ran fine for years. There was probably a slight positive...
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    A motor starter has overload protection and a...

    A motor starter has overload protection and a contactor doesn't.
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