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    That is a fact, he didn't do his job. A stick...

    That is a fact, he didn't do his job. A stick per joint, that's going to be expensive in more ways than one. I sure hope he didn't have any leaks? ;-)

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk now...
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    I don't think brazing without N2 would cause that...

    I don't think brazing without N2 would cause that much build up, that looks like a major oil problem. N2 is always a great protocol but how many units have been burned in without driers or N2? And...
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    I just found an add on app for Evernote that lets...

    I just found an add on app for Evernote that lets you create your own forms, http://kustomnote.com
    I made my own equipment list, belt list, refrigerant type and system charge, M# and S#. I have ...
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    Handy apps for HVAC Techs

    HVAC Buddy is general knowledge you should have in your head if you've been in the field for any length of time. I guess it could be useful for some, I use it occasionally, a note pad, calculator and...
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    Yeah I thought about relocating them. I have one...

    Yeah I thought about relocating them. I have one machine that is about 30' from the dough room, I have to go through 2 doors to get to it and I've only had to clean it once in 6 months.
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    That's what I'm trying to avoid, it's not cost...

    That's what I'm trying to avoid, it's not cost effective for my customer but it's very profitable for me:yes:
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    Yeast is making a mess in my Ice Machines.

    I have several Pizza Restaurants that have Ice makers with in 10 feet of the dough room. The inside of the machines are growing a white paste (water snot) at an incredible rate and plugging up the...
  8. You can't correctly sub cool with a mixture of...

    You can't correctly sub cool with a mixture of liquid and vapor, you must have a solid column of liquid all the way to the TXV.
    Gas it up and let it shut down while you monitor system pressures,...
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    I quoted the job using a Coleman furnace, I don't...

    I quoted the job using a Coleman furnace, I don't think they liked the price but I'd rather be safe than sorry.


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  10. Thread: Simed up Hoshi

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    Ok, well that's typical. I take care of 9 pizza...

    Ok, well that's typical. I take care of 9 pizza places and I've seen some similar looking things. In most cases, unless I'm the guy taking care of the PM work, the pizza restaurants don't do any...
  11. Thread: Simed up Hoshi

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    That is some nasty looking black algae, is this...

    That is some nasty looking black algae, is this machine by a bakery or around yeast? I'm curious to see what the hoses and the water distributors look like.

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    Mobile Home Furnace question.

    I've tried to locate parts for an old Magic Chef furnace to convert it to LP gas. After looking the unit over I figured it's better to replace it.
    I live in California (The state of entitlement),...
  13. BTW, your part number is correct.

    BTW, your part number is correct.
  14. Yes, you're both correct about the I/R eyes. I...

    Yes, you're both correct about the I/R eyes. I called Scotsman today and started to tell the tech support guy about the Manitowoc ice bin and he finished my sentence saying well you're going to...
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    Got it, you're making a small receiver out of...

    Got it, you're making a small receiver out of the drier by tilting it down. The old Hussmann s/c freezers had a hollowed out Sporlan drier mounted vertically and a LLFD just down stream. Your...
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    That's a great idea, I've never considered...

    That's a great idea, I've never considered swapping the cap tube with a TXV, it does makes sense. Do you add a receiver or just make sure you have a liquid seal @ the TXV?

    BTW, I was just sharing...
  17. Ok, I'll check it out on Monday, Thank you.

    Ok, I'll check it out on Monday, Thank you.
  18. What is the procedure to check the setup?

    What is the procedure to check the setup?
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    You don't need to get an Embracco, a Copeland or...

    You don't need to get an Embracco, a Copeland or Tecumseh will work too. More than likely it's a 1/3 HP CSIR compressor. I would probably use R-134A, but in reality MP 39 will work too, so that's...
  20. Scotsman - Manitowoc mismatch ice overflow problem.

    I have a Scotsman CME506AS-1F ice machine on a Manitowoc B-570 ice bin. Ice is overflowing from the bin when the bin door is opened. I've already confirmed the bin sensor works correctly, the ice...
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    I agree with your statement, superheat at the...

    I agree with your statement, superheat at the evap coil would have been some handy information to know.
  22. Thread: Poor Brazing

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    Looks like pigeon crap, LOL! I'm guessing, but I...

    Looks like pigeon crap, LOL! I'm guessing, but I think they (original tech) tried to braze this with some pressure in the system.
    I'll bet you didn't have any problems closing that up? Good call...
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    You must have an enemy out there or the...

    You must have an enemy out there or the competition's getting fierce these days. What a bummer!
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    What was the ambient temperature? He didn't...

    What was the ambient temperature? He didn't calculate superheat, which would have been really nice to know. Shooting from the hip, yes you have a leak and a 7* split (with missing information)...
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    Intuit, isn't that the company that makes Quick...

    Intuit, isn't that the company that makes Quick Books? The card reader I saw was from Square App, they charge you 10 bucks for the reader and give it back after your first transaction, the app is...
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    iPad 2 for invoicing and POS?????

    Got a quick question for all of the residential/commercial techs. Are any of you using an iPad 2 to for invoicing and credit card payments?
    I saw a very interesting article about this and thought...
  27. Thread: Just For Men

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    Let it go gray, it's just who you are and that...

    Let it go gray, it's just who you are and that should be good enough for anyone.
    I have a family member who's been using that crap for several years, doesn't do much good when your face looks 50...
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    How cool is that? Talk about going the extra...

    How cool is that? Talk about going the extra mile!
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    I chuckled a bit when I first heard about a local...

    I chuckled a bit when I first heard about a local company promoting this method and charging the customer a little over 1k to do it. My question to them was do you change the oil? "Ah, no we...
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    Had one similar to this, customer had 15 cats in...

    Had one similar to this, customer had 15 cats in a 2 bedroom condo. The R/A was under the closet door at floor level with "no" filter.
  31. Thread: Testo 550

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    I'm glad I looked before leaping.

    I have avoided making the purchase and I'm glad I haven't spent the cash on these. Maybe I'm missing something but can't you do the same thing with a good quality thermometer, calibrated gauges and...
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    H10 vs Tek Mate w/410a

    @ LT 1 FUN,

    I haven't done much work with R-410a..... yet! That's good information to know about the Tek-Mate vs the H10 corded. I'm usually in Supermarkets or Packing Sheds now. I was doing...
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    H10PM

    I had a larger battery in my old H10PM and used a higher capacity charger as well. I know the battery came from "Battery Bill" and I think the charger came from Bacharach. It gives you about 30...
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    Which H10 are you using, the corded or the...

    Which H10 are you using, the corded or the battery operated?

    Regards,

    Richard
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    I agree

    Hi JP,

    I concur about the H-10, but I'll have to mention it's really a pain in the butt to use the corded unit in a Supermarket. The H10PM battery operated model generally runs out of juice way...
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    Hussmann Thermoficient Food Store Refrigeration Package

    I work on these regularly, the old push pull oil system was wonderful while it was running however if one machine goes down it doesn't take long for things to get complicated. The newer systems use...
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    Danfoss vs Sporlan

    Ok, right off the start I'm a big fan of Sporlan components.
    Here is a direct question for everyone who feels the same as I do,
    (Have you ever replaced a Sporlan TXV with a Danfoss TXV?) If you...
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    I concur, I also like the the H10PM, the only...

    I concur, I also like the the H10PM, the only reason I don't use it as much as I used to is because of the terrible battery life.
    Here is what I usually do, I'll use the D-Tek to find my leak area...
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    This is great back to the basics information,...

    This is great back to the basics information, FUBAR= Frequently Unused But Always Reliable. Thank you for putting that up icehouse.;)
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    Overcharged possibly? I'd weigh in 1/2 the...

    Overcharged possibly? I'd weigh in 1/2 the charge fire it off and watch the pressures as I slowly added gas from that point.
    Has this compressor been changed out before?
    You've received some...
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    Use a Sporlan C032-CAP-T Catch-All. Once you do,...

    Use a Sporlan C032-CAP-T Catch-All. Once you do, you'll never go back. ;)[/QUOTE]

    10-4 to that!
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    Good call on the oil change, that's the key...

    Good call on the oil change, that's the key especially if it's POE oil. The reality is you may need to do more than 1 oil change... even with a good evacuation @ 500 microns. It really bites if...
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    Evaporator leaks/ Ultrasonic Leak Detectors?

    I'm a fin cuttin', pass condemning, weld it off, by passing crazy man when it comes to coil leaks. Let met qualify myself by saying I look the situation over intently before making a decision to...
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    I've hooked my meter up to the timing circuit and...

    I've hooked my meter up to the timing circuit and watched it read voltage and the light never came on. I don't care for Sentronic oil failure controls too much (new or old). I've changed out dozens...
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    Looking for 36' LT Coffin cases

    I'm looking for a reputable company that sells good used equipment. I'd like to find a 36' line up of Low Temp coffin cases that are 5-10 years old in decent
    condition at a reasonable price. ...
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    Well I'm sure you know I'm talking about a case...

    Well I'm sure you know I'm talking about a case or box that has pulled down to temp, then when it calls for refrigeration that's when I begin to adjust the txv to set S/h.

    Regards,

    Richard
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    Good point! After everything has pulled down...

    Good point!
    After everything has pulled down your potential to bring back liquid increases dramatically if you set your valves at startup or after a defrost. I was taught to check super heat after...
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    Open Air Cooler, is it a Multi Deck Cooler MFG'D...

    Open Air Cooler, is it a Multi Deck Cooler MFG'D by Killion or a Displaymor?
    Does it have an air curtain?
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    Part Winding Start or Dual Contactor?

    I working on a older Russell Condensing unit with a Copeland 4D. There are 2 contactors in the panel and I don't see any type of a timing circuit for the Start and Run, there is a N/C Aux on my #1...
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    Yellow in the front brown in the back!

    Yellow in the front brown in the back!
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