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    Thanks supertek, you are right. I was unfortunate...

    Thanks supertek, you are right. I was unfortunate to join a weak chapter. I was just venting a little about my negative experience. I'm sure most of the chapters are worth joining, and I think it...
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    I guess it does depend on the chapter you join....

    I guess it does depend on the chapter you join. The chapter I joined in Texas was a complete waste of time and money.
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    Thanks to all for the replies. I had heard that a...

    Thanks to all for the replies. I had heard that a lot of problems were due to water supply and good advice about putting guages on as a last resort.
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    Ice machine crash course

    Hello guys, I am taking a job with a company that does a lot of ice machine work. I don't have a lot of experience with them but do have some exposure. I know all manufacturers have different...
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    Whatever you do, stay away from the desco service...

    Whatever you do, stay away from the desco service management software. My company uses it for our Android phones and it sucks.
  6. Thread: salary

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    I am not looking for a job or being offered a...

    I am not looking for a job or being offered a salary. I have never heard of a service tech being paid salary and was wondering if it happens in our trade.
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    salary

    Anyone working or ever worked as a technician for salary? I've always been warned against it but curious about opinions or experiences.
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    Yeah. That installation manual that disintegrated...

    Yeah. That installation manual that disintegrated in the compressor compartment 10 years ago (if left in unit to begin with). If I'm gonna research online I might as well ask here where I can get a...
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    For multi position air handler. I don't think...

    For multi position air handler. I don't think I've ever seen anyone remove but wouldn't hurt.
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    Thanks to all for the reply. Yes these were the...

    Thanks to all for the reply. Yes these were the green weather makers. Year 1990, don't remember model #. Sounds right, new customer location complaining of recurring water leaks. The units had traps...
  11. Thread: carrier clo

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    If safeties are on common side of contactor swap...

    If safeties are on common side of contactor swap wiring to put them on hot side and then maybe a tattle tale will trip.
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    Maybe put a tattle tale on the safeties that...

    Maybe put a tattle tale on the safeties that aren't manual reset. Low press and freeze stat.
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    internal traps

    Hi all, I've seen some old carrier units with internally trapped drains. My question is: if an external trap is added will this cause drainage issues? Also there is usually a sticker or something to...
  14. I would recover, remove and check orifice, change...

    I would recover, remove and check orifice, change drier, pull good vacuum, charge with clean refrigerant and take it from there.
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    Ran into that one before. They were heat pumps...

    Ran into that one before. They were heat pumps and the larger outdoor unit on smaller indoor was causing unit to trip high head in heat mode. It was the first time they had tried to use the heat on...
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    I have the hs32 ( I think that's the one). It's...

    I have the hs32 ( I think that's the one). It's been good. Only broke down due to self inflicted damage. Forgot to switch from continuity to voltage before checking volts and popped fuse. After the...
  17. Wouldn't worry too much about the oil. Would...

    Wouldn't worry too much about the oil. Would definitely pull another vacuum to get all non condensables out. You can have a 80/20 mix of poe to mineral (per National Refrigerants). The compressor is...
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    Lived in Texas for seven years working in Austin,...

    Lived in Texas for seven years working in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo, etc. Hydration, sun protection and knowing when its break time or quitting time. Back in California now working for a...
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    Ok. So the tubes are pushed into the 7/8 pipe...

    Ok. So the tubes are pushed into the 7/8 pipe from liquid line towards coil or from coil back towards liquid line drier? The end of the 7/8 pipe where the tubes exit does look like a distributor now...
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    It's a packaged unit right? I wouldn't mess with...

    It's a packaged unit right? I wouldn't mess with subcooling, etc. It's already been overcharged. I would recover entire charge and weigh back in with nameplate charge. Then check subcooling,...
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    I say keep it neat on your interviews. If the...

    I say keep it neat on your interviews. If the employer likes everything about you but is concerned about your hair then they will ask you to cut it. They're not going to let potentially good employee...
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    Check voltage at the compressor so you know what...

    Check voltage at the compressor so you know what voltage the compressor is "seeing". If voltage is good put your amp probe on and set to record max. Let unit run and see what your meter reads when it...
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    Trane heat pump metering device

    Packaged heat pump model# wcd180b400ea

    On the indoor coil the liquid line exits a 1/2" drier then increases to 7/8". On the end of that 7/8" pipe are the cap tubes that feed liquid to the coil in...
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    Stay and watch the unit cycle. When it shuts off...

    Stay and watch the unit cycle. When it shuts off check to see if there is 24 volts to condenser. That way you can determine if its shutting off by the stat or tripping on a safety or something...
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    Get in whenever you can. It's sounds like...

    Get in whenever you can. It's sounds like Nebraska has temperature extremes both ways. Also refrigeration is year round. Some regions have mild winters and hot summers or cold winters and mild...
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