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    You need to have a computer running ultrasite...

    You need to have a computer running ultrasite that has outlook (not express). Message me your email address and I can email you the setup instructions from CPC.
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    I have also seen both. It's usually "preferred"...

    I have also seen both. It's usually "preferred" to put the solenoid as closer to the coil as possible. This eliminates any possible hammer caused by feeding high pressure/high velocity liquid into...
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    Yes I am that lucky. I have two accounts that I...

    Yes I am that lucky. I have two accounts that I split my time between. I know my customers very well. They spend a lot of money on their systems, so if I need to replace a sheave I replace it and...
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    Ok then it's even more simple. You aren't...

    Ok then it's even more simple. You aren't talking to the customer. Why not? If you had 3 out of 6 units crap out on one building who would give you the go ahead to replace them? There has to be...
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    Last I checked pictures can be emailed. You have...

    Last I checked pictures can be emailed. You have come up with a counter argument for everyone's suggestion, but I'll throw one more your way. You say to the customer (however many there may be and...
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    I like to show the customer. I place the sheave...

    I like to show the customer. I place the sheave gauge on the pulley and then take a picture of the light coming between the gauge and the pulley groove. Or, if it's a small one, I take the sheave...
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    Hoshizaki makes an automatic ice maker/bagger...

    Hoshizaki makes an automatic ice maker/bagger setup. Might be worth looking into. Around here most of the small stores depend on delivery from the regional ice house. The ice houses here provide...
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    If only add that it might help if you looked at...

    If only add that it might help if you looked at the compressor as a compressor and a vapor pump. Maybe this would help you to wrap your mind around a little easier.
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    ^^^^ Ding, Ding, Ding

    ^^^^ Ding, Ding, Ding
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    Yes that would be my recommendation. Analysis is...

    Yes that would be my recommendation. Analysis is relatively cheap. It's just like any other preventive maintenance tool. The more frequently you sample, the clearer the readings become.
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    I like to alternate oil analysis with oil changes...

    I like to alternate oil analysis with oil changes annually. Basically, I try to do oil change annually and then at the 6 month mark I do an oil analysis reading. Not just for acid, it keeps a...
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    If the condenser is dirty or condenser fan is out...

    If the condenser is dirty or condenser fan is out it will cause high discharge, in turn causing high suction. I would start there before I condemned the compressor.
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    That's very interesting. Who knew shaft seals...

    That's very interesting. Who knew shaft seals could lead to good conversation. I work mostly with Vilter 440/450 compressors. This is the actual language from their service manual. 471231
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    www.omega.com If you have time to order it...

    www.omega.com
    If you have time to order it they'll have what you need.
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    Not sure what the instructor was referring to in...

    Not sure what the instructor was referring to in this case. In order for the shaft seal to perform properly the bellows need to be constantly lubricated. There is a weep/drip hole in the bottom of...
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    100% agree with all the previous posts, but I...

    100% agree with all the previous posts, but I would also add that the compressor type you choose is going to be determined in large part by your system requirements and who engineers it. I have one...
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    Anyone heard of openings in the DFW area?

    Anyone heard of openings in the DFW area?
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    Industrial Refrigeration DFW

    Hello all. I am trying to relocate to the DFW area and need some help finding industrial refrigeration companies in the area. I have about four years of experience working on a variety of different...
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    Simple green in a Hudson sprayer. Spray the...

    Simple green in a Hudson sprayer. Spray the whole coil down with the simple green. Let it soak for a few minutes. Use water hose with nozzle to wash off dirt. If you have access to warm of hot...
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    I'll try that. Thanks medic.

    I'll try that. Thanks medic.
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    Run cap is new and I have checked it multiple...

    Run cap is new and I have checked it multiple times thinking the same thing. Still shows correct capacitance (35).
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    Compressor pulling high amps

    Alright guys,

    Looking for a little help on a problem unit I am dealing with. First call was to replace the dual cap due to condensing fan not running. Replaced the cap, but the compressor was...
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    Forklift....wheels up

    385481

    Have no idea how it happened, but my customer called asking for a crane and sent me this picture. In the end they were able to get it turned over with some other forklifts. Wish I could...
  24. Thread: Body cooler

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    Suddenly the hotter than hell process plant in...

    Suddenly the hotter than hell process plant in working in doesn't seem so bad. If they ask you to check out a problem with the inside of the oven, I suggest turning that work down.
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    Sorry ga hvac my post was directed at the op not...

    Sorry ga hvac my post was directed at the op not to you. We must have posted at the same time. I also was trying to provoke the op to think where the moisture would have come from that they thought...
  26. Others have said it but it doesn't seem like they...

    Others have said it but it doesn't seem like they were heard. Before you do anything else you need to clear the sight glass and set the superheat for each txv, not just if it is "flowing" or not. ...
  27. Without knowing the amp draw on the motor it's...

    Without knowing the amp draw on the motor it's going to be hard to say what's wrong with your motor. My advise would be to triple check that all of your connections are torqued properly.
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    That sounds like a wonderful textbook answer, but...

    That sounds like a wonderful textbook answer, but where did the moisture come from???
  29. Thread: Hose seal

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    JB makes enviro safe hoses

    JB makes enviro safe hoses
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    Reminds me of techs who turn ball valves past the...

    Reminds me of techs who turn ball valves past the stop pins and shear them off. If something takes that much force I try to make a habit of taking a second look at the situation before proceeding. ...
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    On call is a mind set. We're on call from Monday...

    On call is a mind set. We're on call from Monday to Monday about once a month. During that week I just get it in my mind that I'm going to get called out. That way when I do it's not such a big...
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    I have the Toolpak backpack. Lots of pockets. ...

    I have the Toolpak backpack. Lots of pockets. Never used anything else so I don't have a good comparison, but it has held up well over the last three years. All the zippers still work and only...
  33. Thread: Hose seal

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    30 seconds and a good search lead me to this. ...

    30 seconds and a good search lead me to this. Hope it helps.http://www.jbind.com/pdf/gasket%20replacement.pdf
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    Been using r-290 in natural gas field processing...

    Been using r-290 in natural gas field processing for a while now. System design is similar to nh3 with pump trap and cornell (or similar) liquid pump, with a curve that closely resembles r-22. I...
  35. Thread: Opinion

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    Having one unit come on while the other is in...

    Having one unit come on while the other is in defrost should not have any effect on the other coil defrosting, unless you have air over defrost with a room temp below 36 degf. In that case you...
  36. Thread: Opinion

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    x2. Also, I like to flip the thermostat...

    x2. Also, I like to flip the thermostat setpoints occasionally so that the lag compressor becomes the lead and vice/versa. That way the runtimes are equalized a little more.
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    That is interesting about the difference in...

    That is interesting about the difference in densities between the two refrigerants. Which part did you think was a dubious claim? I have used this dubious claim many times to check to see if a line...
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    I know that feeling well. Also, with some...

    I know that feeling well. Also, with some practice you can tell if the line is cold vapor or liquid by feel. Put your hand on the pipe and then remove it (grab the pipe for a second). If the frost...
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    It seems that you are under charged. Charge to...

    It seems that you are under charged. Charge to 10 degf superheat. Given 0 box temp and 75 degf ambient your pressures should be:

    Sp - 24
    Dp - 250 (30 degf over ambient for air cooled condenser)...
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    If your box is pulling down you could have high...

    If your box is pulling down you could have high superheat. With r-404, to maintain a 0 degf box temp, you want a -10 suction temp. If you look at your pt chart you will see that for -10 degf your...
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    The simple answer is that with 40-50 deg...

    The simple answer is that with 40-50 deg superheat you won't have any liquid coming back. It is common to see frost on low temp suction up to the compressor, under normal operating conditions due to...
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    What are the operating pressures? Did you leak...

    What are the operating pressures? Did you leak check with nitrogen and pull a good vacuum (measured with micron gauge)? Do you have a valve on the water outlet that you could throttle the water...
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    When you say water cooled, I am going to assume...

    When you say water cooled, I am going to assume that you have a unit with a water cooled condenser. Have you verified that water is actually moving through the condenser barrel. What are the exact...
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    Never used anything but 56% and paste flux. Just...

    Never used anything but 56% and paste flux. Just have to have a good plan because taking the joint back apart can sometimes prove to be a real pain. Sure does shine up nice when you're done though....
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    Everything that you just said aside, here are...

    Everything that you just said aside, here are some basics. All of this could be quite normal. You just said that your box temp is 5-10 degf. If you have a 10 degf td that puts the sst at -5 to 5...
  46. Thread: Bung Hole

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    It looks like a lot of the companies that can...

    It looks like a lot of the companies that can perform a hot tap, can do so on composites. I would call around and find out.
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    Translation: we didn't find the problem.

    Translation: we didn't find the problem.
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    X2. Check for voltage drop at the contactor. If...

    X2. Check for voltage drop at the contactor. If no voltage drop there, check the breaker. If you find the source of the voltage drop at either of these places, replace that component.
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    Assuming this is a steel vessel. You would need...

    Assuming this is a steel vessel. You would need to find a welder that can hot tap a valve onto the bottom. Then you would end up with a ball valve, sized to your connection on the bottom. This is...
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    Tom, Sorry I haven't been able to get back to...

    Tom,
    Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you before now, but I have had a little bit of time to think over your situation. It seems as if your compressor issue and oil issue are indirectly...
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