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  1. Thread: This is SCARY!!

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    Those idiots! Don't they know that conduit is a...

    Those idiots! Don't they know that conduit is a poor conductor of electricity? I have found that copper works best, 5/8 and 7/8 L for over a hundred amps (and the air hole in the middle locks in all...
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    weezer,was that your best shot? lame ass...

    weezer,was that your best shot? lame ass moron,why dont you go and chew some more skoal grease monkey, and by the way I could kick your monkey ass with one hand behind my back. god only knows how...
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    BOYCOT HVACPOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I'm...

    BOYCOT HVACPOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh, I'm sorry:HVACPOPE.
    You should be carefull about who you threaten. You never know who you are dealing with. Wisdom speaks softly, and a fool shouts insecently.
    ...
  4. Thread: RAUC stumper

    by weezer
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    chillerdude, Are the compressors piped to share...

    chillerdude,
    Are the compressors piped to share oil. If not you will have problems with oil return which can cause high amp after extended time.
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    flowtronic

    Flowtronics-your friend and mine.
    Simple fix, change to txv's. Carrier tech will walk you through on board changes.
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    We always replaced ignitor and board when ignitor...

    We always replaced ignitor and board when ignitor failed. There was alot of warranty issues with the old boards. Sequences where off a little.
  7. Thread: BIG DILLEMA

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    I agree with chiller mek: If we don't police...

    I agree with chiller mek:

    If we don't police ourselves who will. I'm tired of all those hacks bringing us down. It doesn't matter if your union or not. We all still do the same work. We all share...
  8. Thread: BIG DILLEMA

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    Okay guy's, here is my two cents. Before I was...

    Okay guy's, here is my two cents.

    Before I was issued a security clearance on a federal installation I was required to agree to turn in or apprehend persons participating in unlawful acts in...
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    I agree with Harv. You have to go with 100...

    I agree with Harv. You have to go with 100 percent outside air. I have seen many screwed up evaporators due to clorine fumes from dissinfectants. If you pressurize and exhaust you will remove most of...
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    noisy screws

    After you have made all appropriate diagnosis' ask Trane about their sound problem solutions. I had to install sound blankets on the compressors, piping, and oil seperators of a new RTAA due to...
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    Dear Clean: Sounds like you definately have a...

    Dear Clean:
    Sounds like you definately have a blockage. Trace back from the receiver outlet. You might have a chunk of descicant in the receiver outlet or something else somewhere in the condenser....
  12. Thread: COMMERCIAL HVAC

    by weezer
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    1963?

    Has your customer signed a "do not resessitate" order for you or are you trying to raise the dead?
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    Thanks for the correction djken. The formula...

    Thanks for the correction djken. The formula seems to work. I tried it several different ways and came up with kosher answers. I have one for you now. As 'onetime' stated, this equation is no where...
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    SUICIDE CORD!!!!

    SUICIDE CORD!!!!
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    static/cfm

    10"round at .5 static would be delivering 950cfm.
    10"round with 400cfm would give you a typical static of .09. .. .75static will give you 1300cfm. 1.0 will give you 1450cfm. Atleast that's how I...
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    Talk to Trane about time delay bypass of LPS....

    Talk to Trane about time delay bypass of LPS. Possibly with reset relay. It's been a while. Hope that puts you on the right track. I have seen this happen before.
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    It seems to me that owners could pay their...

    It seems to me that owners could pay their mechanics with higher wages and benies if they weren't paying a service manager to spy and babysit. Too many bosses think that they own us. You make us feel...
  18. Thread: Heater Problem

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    unit heater

    I will try to be a little more diplomatic than the other guys here. However, I feel the same. We are an elite group of mechanics (not techs!)who have put in our time gaining value and irreplaceable...
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    variable

    That was much better. I think we're making headway now. This is what I'm getting from you: You have an airhandler with chilled water coil and hotwater coil. You have two blowers on vfd or inlet guide...
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    I am extremely impressed. "Are you serious...

    I am extremely impressed.
    "Are you serious clark?"
    What kind of amperage offset are we talking about.
    Are we dealing in the realm of free energy here. Just joking. No, but seriously, when the...
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    Here's my late reply. GPS smeepie-s! If they...

    Here's my late reply.
    GPS smeepie-s! If they want to know where I am they can ask me. My boss leaves me alone. I do my job and he does his. When he asks me to go the extra mile I do it for him...
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    ???fans????

    Orland25;

    If you are working on a vav system you are probably looking at a supply fan and powered exhaust. Are they both maintaining static via vfd's? Who is the manufacturer? What is the actual...
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    Dear Mike; Don't kick yourself too hard. We all...

    Dear Mike;
    Don't kick yourself too hard. We all take calculated risks in this field, based on what we know. If I knew then what I know now I would have made vastly different choices. Hang in there...
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    tripping

    Pond Man;
    What's tripping? Is a breaker tripping? Do you hava functioning ambient controls on this unit? If not, your compressors will try to run liquid and overamp. I just had to replace a 30 amp...
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    exhaust

    If memory serves me, any plumbing exhaust or combustion exhaust ten feet or closer to the intake of economizer, or makeup air intake has to be raised atleast two feet above the said unit period. At...
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    naughy tennants

    We need more detailed info to help you. There is no such thing as "inexpensive" when considering controls replacement. Are these multi-zone ahu's? Will the naughty tennants tolerate loss of control...
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    trane??

    Are there other units on this building? If so is this particular unit breaking properly before ramp up? If it is fighting against positive pressure, that motor will overheat. Or Tracer might be going...
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    HIGH HEAD/

    Three a.m. is the clincher.
    That would be your lowest ambient this time of year. Ambient fan off, P66 fails = no fans. Show up early while ambient is still low. Disconnect ambient fan then watch to...
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    cannon fodder

    OORAHH;
    Most of us have been in this situation. Must be res company. Take my advice and come over to the green side with us comm techs. Let that jackass get rich off of someone else's blood. Listen...
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    Check the flue and intake for debris. A slight...

    Check the flue and intake for debris. A slight drop in differential will cause a hard lock out, usually at this time of the year.
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    Try the oraface plate. I'll bet you find some...

    Try the oraface plate. I'll bet you find some chunks there. I bet that made one hell of a racket.
  32. Thread: sever room

    by weezer
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    server room

    Civi:
    Is the room in question a storage room? If so, ductless is the way to go. Find out for sure what the total wattage will be for the servers and any other related equipment. Then use this...
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    split

    Dear vic:
    Are both lines insulated? If not, insulate both of them. What type of system is this? Is it sized correctly? Is the line set the correct size? Is the charge correct? It was designed to...
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    mr slim

    The master hit the nail on the head. Are you on the right spots? Are both lines insulated? What appears to be the liquid line leaving the CU is actually a portion of the expansion chamber. It does...
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    MOA

    Just read some more posts by 'agent'. Sounds to me like that unit is doing it's best and then some. Your head pressures seem good. Suction pressures are high. And subcooling very high accordingly....
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    MOA

    Even if the txv bulbs are clamped snug and insulated properly, they won't work properly if they are positioned wrong. If they are at a 12oclock positon on the pipe they will only sense gas temp. If...
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    service manager

    Hey R12, sounds like your describing The Boss Carpenter.
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    3 compressors

    Dear Penny Lane:
    Three compressors on same circuits in a few months? One question; are you paying each time or are they being replaced under warranty? As was stated by wisemen formerly, there is a...
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    SIRTAB is right. If you lose the drive you will...

    SIRTAB is right. If you lose the drive you will have back up for volume control.
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    PA swamper go figure

    I'm from NM too. Evaporative doesn't work at all in high humidity which PA is famous for. Like HVACKER said you have a big fresh air fan. Remember this word, DRAFT, it's everything. If you don't have...
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    compressor

    High pressure is an issue here. Those trane units are designed on very tight specs. Those coils have to be clean or all kinds of problems occur. Dirty coil leads to high head, to high superheat, to...
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    unloaders

    Dear Brettlin:
    We need to know the model# of the compressor, number of heads, size of system, DT of condenser, ambient, DT of evap, superheat after evap, superheat at suction of compressor,...
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    single phase

    Dear Vaporlock:
    Yes, scrolls can run backwards for short periods of time. However, extended reverse rotation will cause mechanical failer due to loss of lubrication or electrical failure due to...
  44. Thread: PUMP QUESTION

    by weezer
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    trap

    I agree with MDP.If your inverted trap is above the water line of tower sump, even by several inches you will have a problem. Unless that pump runs constant even a small pocket of air will stall a...
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    fin heaven

    Dear Agross:
    Grin and bear it. You are being tested.But don't worry, it will probably get worse. If you don't mind I will give you a little advice. What ever you are told to do, do it (within reason...
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    going res

    I agree with HW. The local's rates are just the standard minimum. Everything else is up to the boss. With your experience and talent and the fact that your shop just lost a good man, it seems to me...
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    Not bad. Looks like a couple of frustrated...

    Not bad. Looks like a couple of frustrated hvac'ers did it. The condensate line isn't kosher. It will make a huge mess. And the electrical is not up to code. Other than that it looks very good. Great...
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    ya baby

    Oh yah, that looks like a HomeDepot install. Don't worry, the varmits will get smoked on the turf-wire before you do. Drop a dime to the inspector before someone gets fried.
    We had $60K chiller go...
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    what's wrong

    Tallyhoe;
    Is that two condensing furnaces twinned and sharing one intake and exhaust air? That gas line doesn't like to be sized correctly either. Nice insulation on suction line also probably one...
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    Isn't it amazing how much talent you can pick up...

    Isn't it amazing how much talent you can pick up from a few night classes. My God, how do these cluster%$#@'s pass inspection. This is just another example of suppliers selling equipment to private...
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