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  1. Thread: Question??

    by MisterFixer
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    That statement says a lot. Refrigeration would...

    That statement says a lot. Refrigeration would definitely be a "drop what your doing" and "report to work" situation.
    Thats something to consider for sure.
  2. Thread: Question??

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    Yep, I realize the importance of the...

    Yep, I realize the importance of the refrigeration issues.
    Probably not ready for it but will keep looking into it for now.

    Just seems the better jobs are in refrigeration.
    HVAC Tech kind of...
  3. Thread: Question??

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    Good information. I read here a lot and have...

    Good information.
    I read here a lot and have learned quite a bit.
    Sounds like the refrigeration end would be upgrading my experience and knowledge.

    Ive had very few co-workers that were either...
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    Well are you guys still satisfied with SSG? Is...

    Well are you guys still satisfied with SSG?

    Is it strictly HVAC/R or do they do building maintenance too?

    I work for a property management company and could be sent on ANYTHING from door locks...
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    This would be another reason JLL would handle...

    This would be another reason JLL would handle such an account. They offer a variety of services when a company is in bad shape.
    From selling it and handling the transaction to helping cut costs....
  6. Thread: Question??

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    Question??

    I have experience with HVAC and carry a Universal EPA card.
    I Have worked mainly with housing,hotels and telecommunications facilities.
    Some Chiller experience,compressor changeouts and a lot of...
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    Still aint over it.. Waiting until the morning...

    Still aint over it..
    Waiting until the morning for a price is going to keep me up all night. LOL
  8. Some customers prefer Run to fail

    Some customers prefer Run to fail
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    It's all pure madness just keeping up with the...

    It's all pure madness just keeping up with the rules
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    So much for a profitable day......pretty much...

    So much for a profitable day......pretty much down the drain
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    Yeah, Pretty sure Im going to eat a chunk of...

    Yeah, Pretty sure Im going to eat a chunk of change here
    The Heat pump probably costs a lot more- have to check on it in the morning.
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    Makes it rough

    Walk in to the supply store.. tell them what I need (3 ton Package Unit Heat pump)
    Have someone pay for it and pick it up and unload it.

    Turns out.....ITS NOT A HEAT PUMP it's A/C with 15KW Heat...
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    Its an old Coleman like hvacman14 said and has...

    Its an old Coleman like hvacman14 said and has seperate relays in the unit to control the A/C
    Its definitely a relay and now I just have to find one
    First time I ever ran across one like this
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    10-4 hvacman14 Looking for a relay now It...

    10-4 hvacman14

    Looking for a relay now
    It Just might be the issue but it checks good and thats whats so confusing
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    Overlooking something ???

    Beating my head on what should be a SIMPLE fix.
    Simple 2 wire t-stat
    Modular Home
    A/C - Electric Heat
    Split System

    Turn t-stat to heat works great- no issues

    Turn T-stat to "OFF" and A/C...
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    Very much possible especially if you have more...

    Very much possible especially if you have more chiefs then indians.
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    need to have a boss you can talk too and get...

    need to have a boss you can talk too and get results- Exactly, that would be fantastic but so many are out to get by with as little effort as possible and too worried about saving their own rear end....
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    We promote within. But I guess if they dont your...

    We promote within.
    But I guess if they dont your not qualified.

    Worlike / Family life balance
    As long as you take worklife as first priority

    Annual Raises
    Just not over .25 cents

    Figuring...
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    Constant searching. Internet job sites but you...

    Constant searching.
    Internet job sites but you have to filter through the jobs until you find on of interest.
    Ive learned to stay away from the openings posted every single day for months.
    But...
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    I still have about 5 or 6 days left of vacation....

    I still have about 5 or 6 days left of vacation. If need be I will handle it that way.
    For now I'm planning to do it the way they requested when you plan to take another job and give 2 weeks notice....
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    Didnt even know I would find something like this...

    Didnt even know I would find something like this either 5 days on 5 days off.

    The 5 years I just spent being ON-CALL for nothing was the biggest waste of time all the while hanging on for false...
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    Good advice and is currently the plan in action....

    Good advice and is currently the plan in action.
    Already spent time at the new place and interviewed with 4 different leaders.
    New job offer and details will be discussed on Monday.

    Then if Im...
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    This company has a plan but as "EMPLOYEES" we...

    This company has a plan but as "EMPLOYEES" we have no clue what that plan consists of. Our opinion is that they want to drive it into the ground. Because we have lost all motivation by being...
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    That is the hardest part about leaving. Most all...

    That is the hardest part about leaving. Most all of us were happy after the 2nd year things were going good 3rd year was even better. 4th year started going down but they got everything back. 5th...
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    They dont want me to leave and as much as they...

    They dont want me to leave and as much as they tell us about keeping costs down its not an option for a $2.50 raise.

    I will give a 2 week notice and if they send me packing that day I guess I...
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    Its a corporate atmosphere and suggestions or...

    Its a corporate atmosphere and suggestions or requests fall on deaf ears. Just when things are going good they transfer leaders and everything falls apart with new leadership. Vicious 5 year cycle...
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    Well. Leaving is my only option as I have had...

    Well.
    Leaving is my only option as I have had the needed conversations several times in the past 2 years.
    Always excuses about the money issue but yet company stock and clients stock is at all time...
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    I guess I'm Burned out

    5 years, at the current place.
    Been great until recently.
    Not sure what the exact issue is but I've reached a point I'm ready to move on.
    Biggest reason is pay scale.
    New employees come in making...
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    This was not actually my job. This job was ...

    This was not actually my job.
    This job was performed by a contractor in a home I rent.
    I do know they did not run a new line set, so I will check the size of the lines.
    It has about 80 ft of...
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    410A AHU in attic

    R-22 Unit had to be replaced and the
    new unit is 410A

    This new 410A condensing unit is quiet outside
    However, You can hear the liquid line inside and it is irritating makes a hissing noise when...
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    New 410A Unit installed. This new 410A...

    New 410A Unit installed.

    This new 410A condensing unit is quiet outside
    However, You can hear the liquid line inside and it is irritating.
    Just guessing but it seems since it runs a higher PSI...
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    Thanks to everyone. I am meeting with another...

    Thanks to everyone. I am meeting with another tech tomorrow to turn this unit back on and and try to find the issues.
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    Thanks Chris, Every bit of information helps....

    Thanks Chris,
    Every bit of information helps.
    Unfortunately I wasn't born with all the knowledge needed to diagnose every problem.
    The fun part is learning and I am glad you pointed out the thread...
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    06D Compressor question

    06D Compressor 10 TONS each- I have one running too warm.
    Both compressors are side by side on a Carrier DX Unit
    One is running 70 suction/225 head pressure and I have no issues with it and it has...
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    OK ,Thanks. Correct- the cond. fan had been...

    OK ,Thanks.
    Correct- the cond. fan had been replaced last year and required a 5MFD

    The Compressor will not start even with a new capacitor and a hard start, it tried to start every few minutes.
    ...
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    Thanks, Its drawing RLA 47.9 Suprised it hasn't...

    Thanks, Its drawing RLA 47.9 Suprised it hasn't thrown the circuit breaker
    Unit model number is RPKA-019JAZ
    Rheem Classic Heat Pump
    Installed 2004 but the numbers on the compressor are not very...
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    Capacitor size ???

    I need a 30/5 MFD dual run capacitor
    all I have on hand is a 35/5 (The bad capacitor is reading 22.5 MFD and 2.2 MFD)

    Also would you put a hardstart on a dual run capacitor for the compressor?
    ...
  38. Thread: Got Yorked

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    I do not miss working on those UNION-AIRE makes...

    I do not miss working on those UNION-AIRE makes the same set up.
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    Well. That is some crazy work. It would be...

    Well. That is some crazy work.
    It would be interesting to go inside and see what else you find.
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    Parts are not cheap. Some cond. fans are 3 phase...

    Parts are not cheap.
    Some cond. fans are 3 phase while the other one is 1 phase
    P66 replacement- sometimes you can isolate the refrigerant line and sometimes you have to recover
    Some units run...
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    Many,many things can cause it. Power Surges...

    Many,many things can cause it.
    Power Surges
    Lightning
    Being 10 years old
    Mechanical Failure
    Lack of preventative maintenance
    Some systems are undersized and work harder to maintain temps. thus...
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    Zoom Oil works fast. Puller in some cases if I...

    Zoom Oil works fast. Puller in some cases if I can find it buried in my vehicle!
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    Thanks, I'm glad I asked. I suspected this was...

    Thanks, I'm glad I asked.
    I suspected this was normal and really do appreciate the knowledge here.
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    Personal Job question ???

    Just want to hear different opinions and suggestions......

    I started in residential HVAC 1993
    Mainly apartments
    Then a little hotel experience
    and now I work on a variety of all of the above...
  45. Thread: on call

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    In years past we rotated with 5 techs and it was...

    In years past we rotated with 5 techs and it was not so bad.
    Now I rotate every other week and when someone takes vacation we end up covering 3 weeks straight, sometimes more when someone has to be...
  46. Possibility cats had access prior to our arrival,...

    Possibility cats had access prior to our arrival, the home has an access door which did not have a lock on it until I put one. I actually found the door open one afternoon after a wind storm. Also...
  47. Yeah I will try the light from my dye kit. Can't...

    Yeah I will try the light from my dye kit.
    Can't run duct through the attic because the 2nd floor already has its own unit and that duct is up their.

    I may have it under control, didnt smell...
  48. Yeah, it is vented from the floor and the return...

    Yeah, it is vented from the floor and the return is also low on the wall at floor level
    I've gone all over the house looking (smelling) for any specific areas.

    Started taking vent covers off and...
  49. How do you get a cat piss smell out of the ducts?

    200K home and the air coming out of the vents smell like cat piss which sets off my allergies.
    I'm going to clean the evaporator coil and have the carpet cleaned again. Might even have to tear it...
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    Just had the 80% unit sent back to the supply...

    Just had the 80% unit sent back to the supply house.
    They MUST have a 90% (2 vent furnace) in this case.
    I have not seen a 90% here in the mid-south until this instance, I have spent all of my time...
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