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  1. Thread: Wizzards

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    Ha Ha! Umm, actually I don't.

    Ha Ha! Umm, actually I don't.
  2. Thread: Wizzards

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    No, I'm trolling you, but I wonder what brought...

    No, I'm trolling you, but I wonder what brought this on..... :whistle:

    My first thought is, seems it would lower the pressure, but how much.

    My second thought is, I wonder if it's occurred to...
  3. Thread: Rat Nest

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    We maintenance/in-house staff guys have to have a...

    We maintenance/in-house staff guys have to have a thick skin, or a sense of humor here. Luckily I have both.
    Plus it helps that most of my career was in the field, so I've seen such things many...
  4. Thread: Rat Nest

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    Wow. Looks like maybe somebody was lost and...

    Wow. Looks like maybe somebody was lost and confused, then frustrated, then just gave up and bailed out on it.
  5. Thread: Hot loop

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    I saw a loop go from 50F when the chiller was...

    I saw a loop go from 50F when the chiller was shut down, to 90F in less than 24 hours. The pump was in "Hand".

    Navy nuclear reactors are initially warmed up, from a cold shut down condition, with...
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    The ones I'm familiar with (Trane VCEF) have an...

    The ones I'm familiar with (Trane VCEF) have an auto reset limit that trips at 130 and a manual limit that trips at 160.
    I would measure the discharge air with a test thermometer. When you say...
  7. Totaleclipse, you may want to start a thread,...

    Totaleclipse, you may want to start a thread, with a link to here, in the chiller forums. I think a lot of chiller guys here don't visit the Wall of Pride/Shame forums that much. I know several would...
  8. Very nice looking! Trane has put a lot of...

    Very nice looking!

    Trane has put a lot of effort into making their screw chillers quieter, but still, it's a screw... :whistle:
  9. Have you considered mini-splits or PTACs? Seems...

    Have you considered mini-splits or PTACs? Seems the initial cost of a chiller install would be rather high. Don't forget the chilled water piping (and pump, valves, strainer, etc), with it's need to...
  10. That should have the two line of text screen,...

    That should have the two line of text screen, with push buttons below, on it. Similar, but not quite the same as, the UCP2 panel that was used on larger chillers.

    I'm not a controls guy, but a...
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    Maybe you don't get it because of all the...

    Maybe you don't get it because of all the experiences on this site. You know, where a thread starts with "all the pressures and temperatures are good, but it ain't running right. Help..."

    It's...
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    I did a job once for a company that makes those...

    I did a job once for a company that makes those ozone generators. Since I'm the curious type, I asked what those are used for. The guy said two of their biggest customers are fire departments and...
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    I think it's just some artist's submittal that...

    I think it's just some artist's submittal that was selected by an advertising firm, and Trane. It's supposed to convey a sense of forward motion, as in moving forward.

    I seem to recall hearing...
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    I suspect that's why many places now include...

    I suspect that's why many places now include taking a written test. Especially one that is generic, with word problems testing comprehension and reasoning skill.
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing, Rob.

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing, Rob.
  16. I see now that two different spec's are in...

    I see now that two different spec's are in discussion: the valve spec's the OP asked about, and the design flow spec's that for this particular application of that valve, that Pecmsg and Hvac69...
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    I find that it is a huge help to find the...

    I find that it is a huge help to find the building's control prints. It almost always has a Sequence Of Operations on it, that will describe how the system is designed to operate, and how all the...
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    Haha! I see now! (A little embarrassed I didn't...

    Haha! I see now! (A little embarrassed I didn't get that...).

    Thanks!
  19. Maybe you could find the design flow rate on...

    Maybe you could find the design flow rate on either the building prints (the schedule, or listing, of components sometimes will have design parameters), or on the test and balance report (hopefully...
  20. Thank you. :cheers:

    Thank you. :cheers:
  21. Am I correct in remembering that the macro...

    Am I correct in remembering that the macro selection can be changed? My understanding was that the macro selection was for the convenience of the installer/startup tech. So that he wouldn't have to...
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    What's a "Loft boner"? Please, no pics. ...

    What's a "Loft boner"? Please, no pics. Description only.:whistle:
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    Most controls guys don't like for an equipment...

    Most controls guys don't like for an equipment tech to mess with "their" stuff. I respect that, because as an equipment tech, I don't want them messing with "my" stuff.

    I am able to tell when my...
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    Both places where I have been in my career have...

    Both places where I have been in my career have an ethics policy. Both prohibit accepting gifts worth more than a small amount in value. I think $25. Although that wouldn't apply to prizes from...
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    My first thought, when the bad mouthing was...

    My first thought, when the bad mouthing was mentioned, was that maybe that is where the guys that have been belittled here go to. But the numbers CircusEnvy mentioned seem too small for that to be...
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    Trane has an enclosure available for the panel....

    Trane has an enclosure available for the panel. Some people also use an enclosed electrical box, with a hinged door.
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    For what it's worth. I'm just acknowledging that...

    For what it's worth. I'm just acknowledging that it's unsolicited advice and may be worthless to you. That's all.

    PS: Coldrig, you may be only guy that's ever asked me about any "text-speak" I've...
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    To some of us, less Beatles on the radio was a...

    To some of us, less Beatles on the radio was a good thing.

    "Everybody had to listen to Elton John and Disco music"? No, no we did not. There was still good rock and roll being made, it just wasn't...
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    ::DD: :cheers:

    ::DD: :cheers:
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    I liked the 70's...

    I liked the 70's...
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    I believe the DynaView is only available as a...

    I believe the DynaView is only available as a complete assembly. At least from Trane. I can't speak as to what you might find on ebay... (FWIW, since I'm not the trusting type, I wouldn't buy one...
  32. Agreed. I would like to add a thank you to...

    Agreed.

    I would like to add a thank you to home20 and all participants in this thread for a nice educational opportunity for this commercial guy, who has next to no gas furnace experience. A great...
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    Rob, did ya'll do that conversion? It's very nice.

    Rob, did ya'll do that conversion? It's very nice.
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    Well, I used to work for Trane. Did some...

    Well, I used to work for Trane. Did some refrigerant conversions, but never a Tri Star conversion. Heck, I've never even seen one. Rob's picture is the first time I've ever even seen a picture of...
  35. I should be embarrassed at this, but wth. I...

    I should be embarrassed at this, but wth. I figure others could use a laugh.

    When I first read "waste oil heater" I thought "who would want to heat their waste oil?" At least I figured it out...
  36. I think that not all such heaters are meant to be...

    I think that not all such heaters are meant to be unvented. Some have to be vented. If you go this route, make sure the heater you purchase is clearly marked "vent free".

    Dad has used his heater...
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    Look out. Sounds like plans to borrow your...

    Look out. Sounds like plans to borrow your business. And anything else he thinks he can get away with.
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    Thanks. Don't know what we're doing wrong... I...

    Thanks. Don't know what we're doing wrong...

    I solved the problem by getting another hand truck, with solid tires.
    My buddy solved it by replacing the pneumatic tires with solid tires he got from...
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    It happened to me, once. I made sure it never...

    It happened to me, once. I made sure it never happened again...
  40. My Dad has something similar to what...

    My Dad has something similar to what Energy_rater_La has. The house is all electric (out in the country), and he wanted back-up, too. He installed it himself (simply mounted it on the wall), then...
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    Rider77, have you had a hand truck with pneumatic...

    Rider77, have you had a hand truck with pneumatic tires before? A co-worker and I used to have one each and we were always finding flat tires, especially in the winter time. In south Alabama! I know...
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    A compressor conversion, isn't it Rob? I believe...

    A compressor conversion, isn't it Rob? I believe Trane called it "Tri-Star", or something like that. Most likely done in the 1990's - early 2000's.
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    This type information can be found on the...

    This type information can be found on the buildings architecture's prints. Look for something called "Air Handling Units Schedule", probably found in the mechanical section, where the pages will be...
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    Try frying them in olive oil. You just might...

    Try frying them in olive oil. You just might never go back!
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    Has the heat pump worked in the past, using city...

    Has the heat pump worked in the past, using city water like this?
    What is the temperature of city water in winter?
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    Our local Trane office has made a few hires since...

    Our local Trane office has made a few hires since the on-line application process was put in place, but I believe all but one of those hires were of guys that were well known to the manager and the...
  47. Thanks, Vstech. Learning opportunities like this...

    Thanks, Vstech. Learning opportunities like this are why I read the residential forums.
  48. I have a question for the gas furnace guys: Is...

    I have a question for the gas furnace guys: Is CO2 a byproduct of combustion? If no, is it correct to presume that the presence, or increase in CO2 when the furnace runs is simply due to the...
  49. Thanks, Home20. In commercial applications...

    Thanks, Home20.

    In commercial applications CO2 is monitored to ensure that sufficient fresh air (from outdoors) is introduced into the building. High CO2 levels are an indication that the air is...
  50. Is this discussion about CO (carbon monoxide), or...

    Is this discussion about CO (carbon monoxide), or CO2 (carbon dioxide)?

    Or is it that I'm just confused, being as how I'm a commercial guy and know next to nothing about gas furnaces?
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