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    Ever wonder why your teacher of HVAC/R doesn't...

    Ever wonder why your teacher of HVAC/R doesn't know things? If you're good, running calls pays way more than teaching hence the best won't leave the money to teach. So often the second and third best...
  2. Have you considered an Ammonia/Absorbsion system....

    Have you considered an Ammonia/Absorbsion system. The only electricity would be the control circuit and fans.
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    If it is a Cornilus dispenser there should be a...

    If it is a Cornilus dispenser there should be a black cover in front that you can lift off and see if water is coming from ice machine or if ice is melting. If ice is melting let it fill up and that...
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    I suppose the closer the better, yet 100 feet...

    I suppose the closer the better, yet 100 feet isn't all that far and if done right should not be a problem. I service a Subway with a Norlake cooler and a freezer that are piped down a story the...
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    [QUOTE=UmmScott;21686621]638761 Remember...

    [QUOTE=UmmScott;21686621]638761

    Remember guys...if you completely empty the bin, it WILL stop and will not make anymore ice unless you ask it nicely HA!

    Charge the customer an extra $20 an hour...
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    Ice o Matic is every bit as bad as Manitowoc. The...

    Ice o Matic is every bit as bad as Manitowoc. The price is figured to be with my price to be slightly more than a new machine.
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    It's pouring rain here so I won't grab one, but...

    It's pouring rain here so I won't grab one, but in the package for Supco is a chart that tells the length and which one for any cap tube based on freon and temp rating. If you grab any of the tubing...
  8. It don't much matter though I have some...

    It don't much matter though I have some reservations about it.
  9. The supply house where I get freon put it this...

    The supply house where I get freon put it this way, R-407c is what you find in the South East. As you go north toward Canada, you'll find more and more R-407A and if you go to Europe you see R-407B....
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    It depends. What politicians do you contribute to?

    It depends. What politicians do you contribute to?
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    If this is a Carrier, I worked on a few for the...

    If this is a Carrier, I worked on a few for the government and your discharge is only slightly high and your suction is even closer. I would clean out the condenser real well.
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    I know exactly what you are refering to with the...

    I know exactly what you are refering to with the yellow and brown store with the initial DG. I got a call to do some of their work from a, get this, wait for it..........a fourth party! I did ONE job...
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    Have you cleaned the condenser coils lately. It...

    Have you cleaned the condenser coils lately. It looks like if you clean the coils the head pressure will drop and you might see that you are low on freon. I see you mentioned the coil was clean, but...
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    There is no better advertisement then satisfied...

    There is no better advertisement then satisfied customers. I noticed that someone mentioned word of mouth, and he is correct. A customer that feels you saved the day and did a great job at a fair...
  15. I'm guessing that Norlake is at a Subway? I'm...

    I'm guessing that Norlake is at a Subway? I'm also guessing that the compressor is a med temp? 10 lbs sounds like plenty of R-404A.
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    What is your box temp? I noticed that you...

    What is your box temp? I noticed that you mentioned the AC isn't cooling. Do you suspect that it may not be condensing? Have you tested with water and a pump sprayer? How close to temp does it get?
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    Those who sincerely believe that an ice machine...

    Those who sincerely believe that an ice machine is PM'ed by simply flipping the switch to "Wash", might be hacks.
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    I reckon that the several local techs that have...

    I reckon that the several local techs that have the amazing fortune of over half their calls result in a new compressor are likely hacks. I have learned that when I get a call to go fix something...
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    Because you describe the unit as being a cinder...

    Because you describe the unit as being a cinder block wall with cork insulation and aluminum over that I gather this is a walk in freezer? If this is correct, you could remove the panels against the...
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    The fellow who sold Larkin around here is a...

    The fellow who sold Larkin around here is a better salesman than whoever sell Bohn. Most everyone I service has a larkin, at least the conveince stores.
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    Most of the open compressors that I have worked...

    Most of the open compressors that I have worked on compress a lot more freon than you usually pump thru a semi hermetic.
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    The difference isn't so much between Heatcraft...

    The difference isn't so much between Heatcraft and Larkin, but between the Beacon and Beacon II controls. There are no parts for the Beacon, so when they go out, you either have to switch to a...
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    May I ask about the ignition module? From time to...

    May I ask about the ignition module? From time to time, I get an intermediate issue of the appliance not heating, that originates from a small crack in a solder on the mod board. Most of the time it...
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    I've seen simular, and I've come to dismiss it as...

    I've seen simular, and I've come to dismiss it as poor communication. I worked for a man that would tap his finger on the evap inlet line and then tap the same finger on the evap outlet line. He...
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    No. The evaporator will have a low pressure and...

    No. The evaporator will have a low pressure and the TXV will be metering into the evap.
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    JP Smith, I agree that if there is a good time to...

    JP Smith, I agree that if there is a good time to use an electronic leak detector, it is a rack.
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    I used the electronic detector in the Navy when...

    I used the electronic detector in the Navy when the lines went thru multiple compartments on several decks. It can tell you which space the leak is in, but that's about it. I realize that you may...
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    I only have two supermarkets that I service, but...

    I only have two supermarkets that I service, but like everything else I do, my primary leak detector is soap bubbles, though I will use the injectable dye and light if needed. I'ld be a little...
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    Perhaps I should have said that a compressor is...

    Perhaps I should have said that a compressor is EFFECTIVELY a pump. I should probably also compare the pump/compressor to gas and diesel engines. Most of the parts and operations are the same. The...
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    Does the Larkin walk in have a Beacon (1)...

    Does the Larkin walk in have a Beacon (1) electronic controller?
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    A compressor is a pump. It takes a suction from...

    A compressor is a pump. It takes a suction from the low side and pumps it to the high side. Since what we draw from the unit is pressure, we call it a compressor, but if we used it to produce flow...
  32. If I may share my experience, it seems the best...

    If I may share my experience, it seems the best way the ensure that your techs are the grade you want is to start with clean slates and teach your skills to them. I know it is getting to the season...
  33. Employers and costumers are a fickled lot. I have...

    Employers and costumers are a fickled lot. I have interviewed with several and met with custumers who have asked many questions about procedure and troubleshooting etc, which I answered well. I have...
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    Because most places will expect you to have your...

    Because most places will expect you to have your EPA 608 certification before they will even let you work as an apprentise, you could consider the two day course offered at most AC supply stores as a...
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    Today, I worked in South Haven, Mississippi. If I...

    Today, I worked in South Haven, Mississippi. If I was willing to live in Hackberry or Port Author, I would get almost twice what I currently make. Those who work on the coolers down there make a lot...
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    I love working restaurants. I had to learn the...

    I love working restaurants. I had to learn the gas systems, since all I worked on in the service was electric, but it was well worth it. There is nothing more fulfilling than an executive cheif that...
  37. This is one of those things that I picked up in...

    This is one of those things that I picked up in the service where several units expect the suction pressure checked montly on some of the smallest units for PM's. It was surprising how few months it...
  38. Thread: Opinion

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    "Better" is a bit ambigous. Two controls reduces...

    "Better" is a bit ambigous. Two controls reduces operating cost. Like someone else mentioned, it is best to be able to switch which is lead and lag, as it allows each compressor to wear evenly.
  39. Ice machines and small critically charged systems...

    Ice machines and small critically charged systems have only one method of assuring a proper charge. Sure walk ins and large reach ins can often be charged using the variety of methods, but those...
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    In years gone by, I made side money processing...

    In years gone by, I made side money processing deer meat for hunters. I built two extra walls in the garage making an 8x8 room with no windows except a place to put a window unit AC(an old one). With...
  41. Thread: hoshizaki

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    Are you watching the harvest cycle? Is the water...

    Are you watching the harvest cycle? Is the water being pumped across the evaporator plates? Have you watched enough of these ice machines to know if you see enough volume being pumped or the pump...
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    Nashville is booming with business, but I don't...

    Nashville is booming with business, but I don't know about what is in the state of KY.
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    Currently, I'm on call always. I actually charge...

    Currently, I'm on call always. I actually charge double time for outside normal hours, so I don't get a lot of odd hour calls except to ask if I can check first thing in the morning. To be honest,...
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    I realize that, but the water that cools the...

    I realize that, but the water that cools the condensor directly controls the discharge pressure of the refrigerant. The more heat that is absorbed by the water, the lower the discharge pressure of...
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    Perhaps I missed where you mentioned why you need...

    Perhaps I missed where you mentioned why you need to open up the freon side.
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    You should be able to secure the water and...

    You should be able to secure the water and replace the valve.
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    You can change the water discharge valve without...

    You can change the water discharge valve without recovering the refrigerant. I feel as I should mention, however, that if you suspect that the system is overcharged, you need to ensure that you have...
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    Traulsen are worse for working on, yet overall...

    Traulsen are worse for working on, yet overall they are a fine reach in. I actually like True. They make a fine reach in, which is easier to work on if you will be doing your own maintenance. I find...
  49. Thread: caterpillar

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    Caterpillar doesn't hire people directly. They...

    Caterpillar doesn't hire people directly. They use VOLT staffing to prevent unions. I worked at their Corinth MS plant for awhile, but the money is terrible. If you work there long enough you might...
  50. Thread: Questions??

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    Basically, anywhere along the Gulf Coast has a...

    Basically, anywhere along the Gulf Coast has a good HVAC market. Louisiana is probably easier to work in, but you have a state income tax. In Camarron Parish if your husband can work on 440v 3ph walk...
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