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    I suggest getting a magnehelic gauge. This way...

    I suggest getting a magnehelic gauge. This way you can accurately troubleshoot if its the mechanical part of the swith or something else like a blocked flue/intake etc by measuring the accutal "w.c....
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    Ya its through MOV. Thanks for the advice, I...

    Ya its through MOV. Thanks for the advice, I found the downloads too. Thanks again, looking forward to the class.
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    Niagara AX cert class

    Myself and another coworker are headed to Minnesota in March to take the Niagara AX certification class, have any of you taken this class? And if so do you have any suggestions for getting the most...
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    I was installing a new outdoor unit at this...

    I was installing a new outdoor unit at this couples house and needed a disconnect. This was back before everyone had a cellphone so I had a pager # to page my boss with the owners house number. So I...
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    I work in all weather conditions. Rain, snow,...

    I work in all weather conditions. Rain, snow, heat, night or day. However I will never put my personal safety at risk. No matter what the circumstances. I have never been on a job or met a customer...
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    I would agree that reading the manual to...

    I would agree that reading the manual to familiarize yourself with the unit should be your first step. In the alarms and alerts section it will give you possible causes to your issue. I have alot of...
  7. Thread: Irene

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    I was based at NAS Pensacola in '04 when...

    I was based at NAS Pensacola in '04 when hurricane ivan came through. The devastation was just unreal. I had never experienced that kind of power. Amazing. We were evacuated to blue angels elementary...
  8. 1. Airflow and waterflow. Often overlooked and...

    1. Airflow and waterflow. Often overlooked and misunderstood.
    2. It all begins with week one day one basics. Superheat, subcooling and the basics of electricity.
    3. Always have a good friend in the...
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    As mentioned before you should be ok with a...

    As mentioned before you should be ok with a plus/minus 10%. However I use this as a rule of thumb and get the right capacitor. Ill use the plus/minus to get a customer by till I have the right part....
  10. Thread: On call pay

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    We get time and a half for anything over eight...

    We get time and a half for anything over eight hours and its all time and a half over fourty hours. Most of our guys get a $75 dollar "bonus" for being on call if they live "in town". I live in a...
  11. Jp, you broke the cardnial rule of callout, just...

    Jp, you broke the cardnial rule of callout, just like fight club....never talk about callout lol. Just part of the job ya know.

    Beenthere, thanks for the assist. Was posting from my new...
  12. Sorry thats supposed to read whats the rest of...

    Sorry thats supposed to read whats the rest of the hvac world up too?
  13. Whats the rest of the HVAC world up too?

    So its saturday. 8:30. Im in a factory. An hour from home working on a chiller. Got me thinking, whats the rest of the hvac 0 up too? Callout like me?
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    Your customer needs to keep in mind that if he is...

    Your customer needs to keep in mind that if he is running an exhaust hood @ 10,000 cfm he needs to be bringing fresh air back into the facility via a mau. Expense or not he needs to make that...
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    I see that alot in my neck of the woods too. I do...

    I see that alot in my neck of the woods too. I do not know the reason myself why other techs do this. My best guess is they do not understand how a refrigeration system works and this was their best...
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    This is a 24/7/365 field. Nights, weekends,...

    This is a 24/7/365 field. Nights, weekends, holidays, we have to do em all. Some techs call this a job, I call it my career. The biggest disadvantage I have found through my years is I always know...
  17. Thread: Short cuts

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    To our 3 year tech, This is fantastic advice. I...

    To our 3 year tech, This is fantastic advice. I could not have said it better myself. Not to be rude but do yourself AND your customers a favor and hit the hvac books and study, study. And then prove...
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    Not knowing all the particulars of your situation...

    Not knowing all the particulars of your situation it sounds just by what you are posting that your issues might be more of airflow and duct design issue than anything. I would recommend that you have...
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    txv brazing techniques

    Like many of you Im sure, I am always looking for new tips and techniques on how to do my job better. So I have a question for you all. In my opinion the number one enemy of a txv,(not including...
  20. I would recommend getting a pro tech to look at...

    I would recommend getting a pro tech to look at it. The crankcase heater should be replaced, and at a bare minimum the wiring should be repaired before it shorts out.
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    It sounds like you are in a tough situation and...

    It sounds like you are in a tough situation and you have my sympathy. It sounds by what you are saying that your landlord is sending out a tech that clearly does not know what he is doing. I suggest...
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    Is this a 3-phase or single phase compressor? If...

    Is this a 3-phase or single phase compressor? If it is noisy and getting hot the rotation may not be correct.
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    Am I the only one?

    I can tell how busy we are based on how often my phone rings during the day. Just curious if I am the only one who gets plucked from job to job, especially when doing maintenance. When I am working...
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    I have begged our service dept to provide...

    I have begged our service dept to provide uniforms. We get cheap t-shirts, and button downs that need a extra button. We have to provide everything else pants, boots, safety equip. Our installers...
  25. I didnt do this but was on the job when it did,...

    I didnt do this but was on the job when it did, seriously! We had installed a new cooler, two evap on one condenser. I had the guy working with me start pulling a vacuum, etc while I was wiring the...
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