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  1. Thread: tam5

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    Unit ran through start up cycled valve and locked...

    Unit ran through start up cycled valve and locked out. Condensing unit did not have time to start. Need to check SH sensor,
  2. Thread: tam5

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    Thanks. Where can I find the service fact sheet...

    Thanks. Where can I find the service fact sheet with the diagnostic codes? Seems I just picked up a new customer that owns 6 of these units.
  3. Thread: tam5

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    tam5

    I just seen my first trane tam5 air handler. After brief exam of unit. It seems a pretty unique design. Blower at bottom to create positive pressure cabinet. Neat electronic x valve controlled by 2...
  4. Thread: Arizona jobs

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    Dairy. Does the term Dairy air, ring a bell....

    Dairy. Does the term Dairy air, ring a bell. Thats where the saying comes from. I have worked at several independent dairys. You will be washing digested grass out of condensor coils, you will...
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    I have used all types of meters. My preference is...

    I have used all types of meters. My preference is Fieldpiece. Although I do not buy the clamp styles anymore. After two of them the wires going to the clamp broke on the inside. Iprefer the sticks...
  6. Myth or fact

    I have been in this business for over 20 years and have worked for several different companies. Have had my own bussiness for a couple of years. Too much agravation for my taste. Ninety percent of...
  7. did you find freon leak? Would recommend a...

    did you find freon leak? Would recommend a nitrogen pressure check and check at outlet of condenser water. Check and see if hot gas valve is sticking. But like what was posted earlier. Manitiwoc. Do...
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    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay...

    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay up to 20 bucks for a hand wash.
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    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate...

    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate change caused by man. The reason is .....HISTORY... The most recent is my Grandfather passed at the ripe old age of 94. And he told me that the climate...
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    old salt 20 years exp

    I am currently looking for work in the Florida or southern Alabama area. Been beating around on commercial. residential and industrial units for 20 year. Refrigeration for about the last 10 or so....
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    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just...

    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just made my day err....Make that month. He is sending me a brand new sman3 to replace the one that I mentioned in earlier post. You guys can use whatever...
  12. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not...

    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not remember when. I think it was less than a year ago. The first one kept powering down during first week. Supplier replaced. Then the second one had one of...
  13. Thread: Workboots

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    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of...

    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of anyboot i buy in 8 months or less. Found the best buy is Schmidt from Tractor supply Company. They are waterproof although a bit heavy.Had a pair of Georgia...
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    SMAN 3??????

    I bought a new sman 3 last year. Took back first one. Unit would shut off for no reason. Got second one. Had to replace both valves in manifold to stop leaking. Clamp broke for thermo. Had that...
  15. On another note. I have had systems that have...

    On another note. I have had systems that have never been into. That have had plugged tubes. So it is not a poor service issue. Rather. a poor refrigerant issue.:.02:
  16. converted several. 134a to 409a since last...

    converted several. 134a to 409a since last posting. and yes changing compressors after a captube plug up. Is a good idea. I have found that the original com. does not last a year after cap tube...
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    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12...

    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12 did.
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    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does...

    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does not work well with high condensor temps. Say above 100* ambient.
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    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets...

    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets on it.:grin2:
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    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know...

    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know about the heat they generate though. Also found they do not like salty air. As for the power loss just simple phisics. Takes energy to create heat....
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    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped...

    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped box temp faster. Don't know why.
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    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the...

    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the worst refrigerant on the market. I have not liked it when it came out and like it less now. Like others have posted if the condensor coil plugs up chances...
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    All reponses are excellent and true. It is best...

    All reponses are excellent and true. It is best to use oem start components. Hopefully american made. Have had alot of problems with chinese made caps.:.02: Also check electrical connections all the...
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    We have several 30 to 75 horse pump motors that...

    We have several 30 to 75 horse pump motors that run on vfd. In comparison to units that are not vfd. We have less contactor replacements and because of the soft starts no water hammer on vfd units,...
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    I am with you. If water is leaking out of pan and...

    I am with you. If water is leaking out of pan and warm water coming into pan. Pressures should be higher than normal not lower.
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    Don't know why they keep getting a head ache cage...

    Don't know why they keep getting a head ache cage with a door any way. Never seen anybody use it. They where either like mine latched and locked(have no idea what happened to key) or screwed...
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    Might be saying something everyone else knows....

    Might be saying something everyone else knows. Older machines with blown in foam used refrigerant to blow in. back before they band its use. Wil drive leak detector nuts. Some newer imported...
  28. Thread: On call pay

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    Yeah, but he reaps from the benefits of what you...

    Yeah, but he reaps from the benefits of what you learn. Me personally. If I am not being paid don't ask me to show for a meeting.:.02:
  29. Thread: On call pay

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    Whoa! Every one I worked for anything more than a...

    Whoa! Every one I worked for anything more than a 15% call back rate is bad. The last time my call back rate was figuired it was at 3%. But that was residential only company. About 5 years ago.:.02:
  30. Thread: On call pay

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    I have had this discussion before. With an...

    I have had this discussion before. With an employer, that only wanted to pay me for billable time. Which excluded call backs, vehicle maintenance and any warranty calls that the manufacturer would...
  31. Thread: On call pay

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    There are too many companies looking for good...

    There are too many companies looking for good help to put up with such foolishness. Just put up with it until you can find a better opp. Summer is just right around the corner. The companies that...
  32. Thread: On call pay

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    I worked for a company that tried that on me. I...

    I worked for a company that tried that on me. I told them if I got no extra pay for working the holiday. The owner could pull call his self on holidays, because I would not. If they did not like...
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    Congradulations. Sounds like you did a good job...

    Congradulations. Sounds like you did a good job raising your son. Now! If he will burn up the phone time with you. I don't think his employer will complain much. Just think a second generation HVAC...
  34. Thread: Scary 20%

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    That's where I disagree with you. It takes money...

    That's where I disagree with you. It takes money to make money. I have never had my pay check signed by a poor man. It is the wealthy that create jobs. The government cannot make a job. They can kill...
  35. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Thats the ones we are supposed to help. I am...

    Thats the ones we are supposed to help. I am talking about the ones that will not take a job. Because it will stop the checks. Usually because they can't pass a drug test. I am tired of trying to...
  36. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Oh! So you are saying the poor are poor because,...

    Oh! So you are saying the poor are poor because, it was somebody elses fault. I grew up with very little to eat, in a poor family. Often if we did not kill something hunting we had no meat. I was one...
  37. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Now I will have to agree with most of what you...

    Now I will have to agree with most of what you are saying here. But it still goes back to greed. I work for a corporation and its always about the I/O. Economy is bad and profits are down. So what...
  38. Thread: Scary 20%

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    I am the middle class and I will tell you. I pay...

    I am the middle class and I will tell you. I pay more than my fair shair at 22% of my income and if you figuire in state amd local taxes it will be closer to 35%. What burns my butt, Is people...
  39. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Along time ago. My history teacher. Told us that...

    Along time ago. My history teacher. Told us that most of the nations of the world economies are based loosely on war and disease. Without either there is no way to control population. Too many...
  40. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Too late. I have almost no brown left. One of the...

    Too late. I have almost no brown left. One of the girls in the office once said it made me look distinguished. I said, makes me look like an old fart.:grin2:
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    Happens in florida too. The right lawyer and ten...

    Happens in florida too. The right lawyer and ten grand cash and breathalizer gets out of calibration.:gah:
  42. Thread: IT HVAC

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    I have worked on a Data Air and a Datac. And you...

    I have worked on a Data Air and a Datac. And you are right the liebert was alot easier to work on. The Data Air I found out the hard way. That you cannot take a generic condensor fan motor and put on...
  43. Thread: IT HVAC

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    You know. The first time I ran into a Liebert....

    You know. The first time I ran into a Liebert. Everyone was freaking out. About all the controls. I looked at the filters and changed a bad belt. Looked at the schematic and located the low air flow...
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    After 18 years experience. I think I will let...

    After 18 years experience. I think I will let this be....Before I say something that will get me chewed out. I have been behind so called NATE certified techs. I know one that I would not let within...
  45. Thread: Scary 20%

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    Whats really sad. Is that our glorious leaders do...

    Whats really sad. Is that our glorious leaders do not study history. Because if they did they would learn from the former presidents mistakes. If you increase taxes on the wealthy: the unemployment...
  46. Thread: Scary 20%

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    SSSHHHH!! Don't let the man know you have change...

    SSSHHHH!! Don't let the man know you have change left. Remember he want's change.:gah:
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    You have the oppurtunity that took me 15 years to...

    You have the oppurtunity that took me 15 years to get. You will understand the cut in pay. Once you start working on the big stuff. You will run across controls and parts you have never seen. I...
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    Dang... you kinda sound like I did when I started...

    Dang... you kinda sound like I did when I started at 5.00 an hour. What was that....18 or 19 years ago. Started cleaning coils & changing filters. The jobs the other techs did not want to do. Now I...
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    I have big hands. (sometimes too big) I had a set...

    I have big hands. (sometimes too big) I had a set of vaco's and I gave them to a newbie. I thought the handles where to small and uncomfortable. To each his own. Whatever works best.:.02:
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    I have tried just about every brand of nut...

    I have tried just about every brand of nut drivers. Most of them wear out to soon or the handle is to small. I have been using Malco for about the last ten years. Big handles and it takes about eight...
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