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  1. Thread: Megohmeter

    by Big Mike
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    Megohmeter

    Does anyone currently use a Fluke 1520 megger. Looking for a new megger and curious if there is any input on this particular meter. Thanks in advance.
  2. Thread: steaks

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    Hey HVAC2B, I have a question and I know that you...

    Hey HVAC2B, I have a question and I know that you will have an answer. Where can I find some little burners for cooking in the mini pots. I am fixing to start a small group cook off in my area and...
  3. Thread: Vacuum issues

    by Big Mike
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    I had a busted vacuum pump once that done me...

    I had a busted vacuum pump once that done me wrong. If the system held 150 psi of Nitrogen for the weekend it sounds like your good to go. Check and make sure that you dont have refrigerant or...
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    :eek:Is it cooling at all? What is the outdoor...

    :eek:Is it cooling at all? What is the outdoor air and discharge temperature at the condensing unit?
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    Looks like the supply house and or the factory...

    Looks like the supply house and or the factory would have been on top of this. 3 Comps to the same serial #!!!! RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!
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    I have always used ryde lyme. The " Concrete "...

    I have always used ryde lyme. The " Concrete " your talking about is probably just heavy and well aged scale. If you mix and circulate the ryde lyme with water and a circ pump ( Counter Flow ) for...
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    Rotaryfrk, Where were those temporary chillers...

    Rotaryfrk, Where were those temporary chillers from????

    RTAA machines are proven and have low failure rates. Screws are a little noisy but they keep on going. I have only seen two compressor...
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    HEHEE What would the trip charge be from North...

    HEHEE What would the trip charge be from North Carolina to texas??? Just glad she got it fixed and nobody got over on her. Tends to happen more and more now days. Enjoy whats left of the weekend!!!!...
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    :o:o:o HEHEHEHH She Got You!!!!

    :o:o:o HEHEHEHH She Got You!!!!
  10. Thread: steaks

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    Aint nothing like good food and good ball...

    Aint nothing like good food and good ball games!!!!!!!! How dem steaks turn out???:mad: And where is mine??
  11. Thread: steaks

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    Not near as hot as those cracklins!!!!

    Not near as hot as those cracklins!!!!
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    Some applications use subcooling and some use...

    Some applications use subcooling and some use suction superheat. But to answer or not to answer your question..... All manufactures have specifications that they like to see their equipment operate...
  13. Accurate readings make a lot of difference. Glad...

    Accurate readings make a lot of difference. Glad that it is resolved.

    Mike
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    Tommy Tommy Tommy!!!!!!!! It dont matter what...

    Tommy Tommy Tommy!!!!!!!! It dont matter what they think.....Hell I think ( I Hope :confused:) he was joking... But Any Way........ DID YA LEARN SOMETHING?????????? That is whats important. Not...
  15. James, is this the only chiller on the loop? It...

    James, is this the only chiller on the loop? It is down to setpoint and most of the readings look good. I dont think that it is short of refrigerant but maybe an oil logged evap. If there is any way...
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    We must be neighbors!!!! Boiled a couple of...

    We must be neighbors!!!! Boiled a couple of sacks this afternoon and put a little backstrap wrapped with maple cured bacon and cream cheese on the pit !!

    By the way Illdoit, What is Jo Spice?????
  17. Thread: smoker

    by Big Mike
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    That cooker / smoker that you have there is good....

    That cooker / smoker that you have there is good. I have on like it and you can slow cook on it or roll it up. It is an all around cooker. Chicken at 300 done in 2 hours with plenty of juice.

    Mike
  18. I tried opening the attatchment but was unable to...

    I tried opening the attatchment but was unable to read it and its like 80 plus pages long. Must be alot of info!!!!! Try listing you log info in a post.

    Mike
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    Jump the low pressure switch out momentarrily and...

    Jump the low pressure switch out momentarrily and watch your suction pressure. It may go into a vacuum ( bad txv) or it may go below 30 for a few seconds and come right back up as if short of gas....
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    Thanks for the advice. Will check in on some...

    Thanks for the advice. Will check in on some alternatives before bidding the job.

    Mike
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    Is the 30 Psi drop your speaking of just the...

    Is the 30 Psi drop your speaking of just the units suction running 30 psi or is there an actual diffrence of 30 psi between the txv and the compressor suction?? If it is just the fact that your...
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    I have seen the oil level on the non running...

    I have seen the oil level on the non running compressor drop. I never looked into it as a problem but maybe it is. I have seen it on several ocasions. As far as the vibration, you mentioned the...
  23. Log the machine out and give a little more...

    Log the machine out and give a little more information. Discharge temp and discharge superheat, approach temps, % of full load amps, slide valve position, pressure drop on oil filter, pressures and...
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    Tommy.... The shortcut that HMD is talking about...

    Tommy.... The shortcut that HMD is talking about is charging liquid in to a water cooled machine. If the water regulating valve is not open and allowing water to FLOW through the condenser, you could...
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    A/C Units In Pool Houses

    I'm currently biding a job for a physical therapy clinic and the plans show for a A\C to condition the pool area. Have anybody used standard equipment in these applications and if so how long did...
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    It will really help to have another pair of hands...

    It will really help to have another pair of hands when you stab the cover back on and getting the discharge line lined back up. Also like txhvac said, the service bulletin will come in handy.

    Mike
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    Your half way there...

    Sounds like you have done a little research but to get you back on the correct track you need to get with your local AC guys and have them discuss some options of applications with you. The best...
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    Not Worth It

    I have used them in the past but they are a problem. Most have multiple layers and once dust and lint work there way in past the first layer it is imposible to wash out. Use 30 % Filters and maybe...
  29. Delta T Knows

    I also agree with Delta T. Times like these will seperate fly by night and quality service companies.
    New construction in Louisiana is still going good but has slowed down considerably since last...
  30. Thread: Problems

    by Big Mike
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    No Problems....

    As long as they are set up correctly there are usually no problems. They take a little longer to set up but once you have put a few in you know what to expect.

    Mike
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    Air Leaks

    Sounds like air leaks in the return duct or possibly air entering though the economizer. Shouldnt be that much rise on the return air duct. A 32 degree drop on the coil may not b anything to worry...
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    Im With Big Dank

    I have never seen an application where the condensing unit was larger than the evaporator. You are sending 7.5 tons of refrigeration through a 5 ton coil. Not Gonna Happen. The valve on that coil is...
  33. Thread: First Smoker

    by Big Mike
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    Better Smoke Flavor

    Try soaking your chips in water for a few hours before using them. They will last longer and give off more smoke. Also before placing your meat on the smoker, place it in the freezer and get it real...
  34. Thread: Meggers

    by Big Mike
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    When ohm testing with a regular volt ohm meter...

    When ohm testing with a regular volt ohm meter you are sending a 9v DC signal out from the battery in the meter. The signal is sent out of one lead and received by the other lead. According to the...
  35. Thread: union

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    Local 198 Baton Rouge, LA 15 years..... Use to...

    Local 198 Baton Rouge, LA 15 years..... Use to complain when I was younger but understand now that its a good thing.
  36. HEHEH I like that!!! It must have been -50 F...

    HEHEH I like that!!! It must have been -50 F !!!!
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    Sorry I didnt let yall know how it went. Rain...

    Sorry I didnt let yall know how it went. Rain held me up but I replaced the RV and placed a 3 ton cage in the TXV............. Still the same thing. 165 Head and 100 suction. I did have a little...
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    These are the ones that stick in your throat for...

    These are the ones that stick in your throat for a long time. Just dont look like 4 degrees would cause that much pressure rise. Soon as the sun gets off that roof I am going back for more!!! One of...
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    Thanks Aircooled, I picked up a replacement rv...

    Thanks Aircooled, I picked up a replacement rv today and will probably replace it tonight. I had 4 degrees rise on my suction line through the valve and seems like any HP class I can remember said...
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana Local 198 15 years in...

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Local 198
    15 years in the field and love it most of the time. Started as an apprentice in 91. Worked for 2 years with a power and temperature rental company ( great...
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    Lennox 5 Ton Heat Pump PROBLEMS!!!

    I never claimed to be the best tech. ever but I dont think I am to dumb either. But I have one that is eating me alive. I dont have alot of Lennox experience but I know I dont like them as of now.
    ...
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    Two Stage Gas Valve

    Not sure if Trane offers a two stage gas valve on those units but its something to check.

    Good Luck
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    Sit and THINK!!

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    so it really doesn't surprise me companies "can't find good techs"

    chosing people because of their skin color , or the government forcing...
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    Refactometer

    Been using this one for 3 years. Works great. Not a bad price for a tool of its kind. If you have to send samples off you will pay this much in no time. Good Luck


    Refractometer, Battery Coolant...
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    I agree with Tom on the install. That is not the...

    I agree with Tom on the install. That is not the correct mounting for that receiver. It should be horizontal and with that in consideration the outlet dip tube would be app. 6 inches higher than the...
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