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    I installed one at my house, that I picked up at...

    I installed one at my house, that I picked up at Lowe's or Home Depot. It has a male garden hose and a female garden hose connection. Tee'd it into the clothes washer connection. No tools, quick and...
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    Was the new board "bound" by TechView or...

    Was the new board "bound" by TechView or KestralView?
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    Every time I see this meter mentioned I'm...

    Every time I see this meter mentioned I'm reminded of my Navy days. :grin2:
    That's one tough meter. And an analog still has its place in today's world.
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    Very, very common on commercial sites. Return...

    Very, very common on commercial sites. Return airflow is from the space, thru ceiling return grills (sometimes light fixtures with built-in slots), into the ceiling plenum, to the air handler return.
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    Prior to the introduction of the RTHA, the only...

    Prior to the introduction of the RTHA, the only equipment that Trane mandated have a factory startup was centrifugal chillers. It was decided that the RTHA would also have a mandatory factory...
  6. Mr Bill, Would calling another company be...

    Mr Bill,

    Would calling another company be covered by the warranty? How about calling another that also carries Trane?
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    Are you maybe confusing the "Gadsden Flag" with...

    Are you maybe confusing the "Gadsden Flag" with the "1st Navy Jack"?
    The 1st Navy Jack is a variation of the Gadsden Flag, but is not the flag most think of when thinking of the Gadsden Flag.
    ...
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    Whew! Now I won't have to search thru all my old...

    Whew! Now I won't have to search thru all my old pocket notebooks! :cheers:
  9. Hvacker, I'm thinking that by "original cause"...

    Hvacker, I'm thinking that by "original cause" you're talking about it being external to the compressor, right? Like a starter malfunction, or a refrigerant circuit problem?
    I agree about...
  10. I've seen good and bad rebuilds (and motor...

    I've seen good and bad rebuilds (and motor rewinds) come from both factory and independent shops. I figure the one thing they both have in common is they both have human beings doing the work.
    ...
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    FL.HVAC said he waited two weeks, and it worked...

    FL.HVAC said he waited two weeks, and it worked out for him.
    Good luck, man. I'm hoping for the best for you.
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    Thanks for the history lesson! :grin2: Pretty...

    Thanks for the history lesson! :grin2:

    Pretty sure I've seen a CTV that was a benchgrinder. I mean with a model number that began with "CTV".

    You sure that you aren't just quoting from some...
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    Disappointing results yesterday.

    Disappointing results yesterday.
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    I just checked - you can still get Nazi...

    I just checked - you can still get Nazi memorabilia on Amazon... :whistle:
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    Also, I think this is why compressed gas...

    Also, I think this is why compressed gas suppliers get upset when a completely empty cylinder is returned to them. Part of the responsibility of having dry nitrogen lies with us not completely...
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    I've seen that, too. And I've heard others have...

    I've seen that, too. And I've heard others have seen it. Never from Trane, but possibly because I stopped trusting nitrogen to be dry long before I started getting it from there, so I don't bother to...
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    I've heard of people confusing sun-faded...

    I've heard of people confusing sun-faded cylinders of R22 and R134a....
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    Thanks RC. The OP's predicament reminds me of...

    Thanks RC.

    The OP's predicament reminds me of my first startup of a rebuilt chiller: my SH66 thermometer was inadvertently selected to Centigrade. Imagine my shock and fear when I thought all...
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    I've never used those gauges, but is it saying...

    I've never used those gauges, but is it saying the saturated temperature for R22 at 0.2 PSIG is -38.7F ?
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    Try to relax. Good luck!

    Try to relax.

    Good luck!
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    Wouldn't be surprised to learn that the loop was...

    Wouldn't be surprised to learn that the loop was also not properly flushed after construction.
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    Thanks Timmy!

    Thanks Timmy!
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    This was sometimes done, years ago, before...

    This was sometimes done, years ago, before government intervention. To save the customer money, we would do this on large commercial systems, to "recover" as much refrigerant as possible prior to...
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    I was a parts guy at an RV dealership. Little did...

    I was a parts guy at an RV dealership. Little did I know that 7 years later I would begin a career as a chiller tech. When I first saw a refrigerator that used fire to make cold, I was all "what the...
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    I think recreational vehicles still use those....

    I think recreational vehicles still use those. Motor homes and travel trailers. They did when I had a job in that industry, about 37 years ago.
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    Looks like it was going into the building through...

    Looks like it was going into the building through a hole in the side of it. Maybe where some louvers were removed. When it fell, it probably tumbled in the direction of outside the building.
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    Thanks for the link, Icemeister

    Thanks for the link, Icemeister
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    Presuming that is correct, the question becomes...

    Presuming that is correct, the question becomes did the floor buckle as the weight of the unit settled on it as it was being placed, or when the falling unit crashed down onto it?
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    I'd bet that if you visited the factory you'd...

    I'd bet that if you visited the factory you'd find that type string being used somewhere. Such as a vendor using it to bundle or package parts that shipped there for final assembly.
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    My eyes got misty more than once while reading...

    My eyes got misty more than once while reading this.
    Thank you for posting this, GA.
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    Refer to BaldLoonie's post #23.

    Refer to BaldLoonie's post #23.
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    Look at the water box laying a few feet from the...

    Look at the water box laying a few feet from the end of the unit. Imagine what it takes to break or shear that off. I wonder just when that happened. When it hit the ground? While it was being rigged...
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    It means that the device is "past the end of the...

    It means that the device is "past the end of the expected sequence".

    Sorry, but I don't recall what causes it, or how to get it to go away.

    Try this: Close TechView (or AdaptiView). (Might as...
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    I realize that, J. I didn't mean to come...

    I realize that, J.

    I didn't mean to come across as "correcting" you. :cheers:
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    I think that's a real possibility, considering...

    I think that's a real possibility, considering the small differences in the wording, and the fact one has the units labeled and the other does not.
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    I doubt this was used for R11. The high side...

    I doubt this was used for R11. The high side gauge would be virtually useless since 15 psig is the most you would see. And the low side wouldn't be much better. The operating range of low pressure...
  37. No. Heat energy travels from hot to cold. The...

    No.
    Heat energy travels from hot to cold. The air surrounding the hotter condenser is colder than the condenser. Typically, more so at night. So heat transfer is greater at night. Humidity in the...
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    Gotcha. I see that all three of your ships, and...

    Gotcha.
    I see that all three of your ships, and my one, are all decommissioned. My was scrapped about 1999, in Bremerton. I read that the Ranger and Constellation are in Brownsville, waiting to be...
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    I wonder if we were ever in the same Carrier Task...

    I wonder if we were ever in the same Carrier Task Force. I was on the USS Mississippi (CGN40) which sailed with the Nimitz on two Med. cruises (1981-2 and 1982-3), until it left the Atlantic for the...
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    Had a coworker find debris in the bottom of a new...

    Had a coworker find debris in the bottom of a new drum of low pressure refrigerant (R11, I think).

    Had another coworker find water in a nitrogen cylinder.

    You can't trust anybody or anything,...
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    JWPATE, sorry to hijack, but as an ex-Navy guy, I...

    JWPATE, sorry to hijack, but as an ex-Navy guy, I have to ask - what's up with your avatar? :grin2:
  42. This thread is in its 18th day! OP, unless...

    This thread is in its 18th day!
    OP, unless you're satisfied with playing with graphs, and discussing them, it is way past time to call in another technician. Not a controls tech, an equipment tech....
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    I've seen a leaking sensor cable, too. It was a...

    I've seen a leaking sensor cable, too. It was a puzzler for me, too...
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    Are you asking why didn't he hear it two years...

    Are you asking why didn't he hear it two years ago? Probably because it wasn't slugging two years ago. A lot can happen in two years.
  45. Once air is the system, it will often get moved...

    Once air is the system, it will often get moved around, and you can spend a lot time bleeding air from multiple points. I like to avoid that if possible.
  46. You're right, it is different. It's not so much...

    You're right, it is different. It's not so much that I disagree, I just like to avoid having any part of the system ever see a vacuum. While idle or running. I'd much rather find out there is a leak...
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    On that cool day (50F) it was at the very low end...

    On that cool day (50F) it was at the very low end of acceptable subcooling. Could be slightly low on charge. Since fan control is based on saturated temps converted to pressure, maybe fan control is...
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    Thanks Nyrb. You too, Under Pressure.

    Thanks Nyrb.
    You too, Under Pressure.
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    Got it. So apparently there is another oil...

    Got it. So apparently there is another oil pump/motor/pressure input that is checked prior to what I mentioned in the start sequence. Would the oil pump motor contactor dropping out during normal...
  50. Also, what I like to do, is with the system...

    Also, what I like to do, is with the system on-line and the pump running, check that the highest point and the pump suction are at 10 psig. So that in case of a leak, water comes out and no air goes...
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