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    Some replies never cease to amaze me. Almost as...

    Some replies never cease to amaze me. Almost as bad as the argument that filling up your car in the morning with gas will give you better yields as opposed to filling it up in the evening. Just run...
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    Pull out the gas, blow out the coils and replace...

    Pull out the gas, blow out the coils and replace tube and drier. Put a fork in it and walk away.
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    The company I work for does refrigeration and...

    The company I work for does refrigeration and cooking equipment. We do all the HVAC work for the customers that have contracts with us. So we cover the whole restaurant. We do most of the major...
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    Use a hairdryer here and there. Heat up the...

    Use a hairdryer here and there. Heat up the material to make it fit.
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    How do I get a job in Guam? Or the USVI for that...

    How do I get a job in Guam? Or the USVI for that matter. I'm tired of the cold.
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    I have seen some very nasty stuff growing on...

    I have seen some very nasty stuff growing on evaps in some very well known chains. It's enough to make you blow chunks. Toilet water is cleaner. The soda valves are just as bad. This is a whole new...
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    Built for Burger King. Worked on a few. Call Duke...

    Built for Burger King. Worked on a few. Call Duke 1-800-735-3853
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    No mention of M# for starters. Master Jet or High...

    No mention of M# for starters. Master Jet or High Efficiency. Also too much finger pointing and this and that. Replace the valve. Verify manifold pressure. Or call in a service company and watch and...
  9. Thread: tiny bubbles?

    by gastech
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    A full glass don't mean squat . A hot box w/clean...

    A full glass don't mean squat . A hot box w/clean coils and properly operating valve and vapor pump will show bubbles. Let temp come down to near SP. If a LAC valve is involved then you will need to...
  10. Thread: what if?

    by gastech
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    Why do you want to increase the amp draw? What is...

    Why do you want to increase the amp draw? What is the SFA rating ? If there is one. For all you know the motor size and pulley sizes may be wrong. Voltage plays a big part as well. Wheel size...
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    Never heard that one. But I do know that Copeland...

    Never heard that one. But I do know that Copeland warns against fan cyclers on units w/semi hermetics unless the suction line is wraped around the body.
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    Manitowoc and Hoshi are by far the leaders. I...

    Manitowoc and Hoshi are by far the leaders. I can't stomach the rest. Just replaced the original board on a '95 B model the other day. That unit still had all it's original parts on it and it still...
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    De-ice it and clean it and replace the float...

    De-ice it and clean it and replace the float switch. Chk operation of the bin stat by putting pump into wash. Put in freeze mode and chk temps by touchy feely. Let 'em fall and chk bin stat in a...
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    T'stat is going. Change it.

    T'stat is going. Change it.
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    These units will pull into a vac. when cold then...

    These units will pull into a vac. when cold then drop off to near zero when at temp. Depending on your altitude the temp may never hit 212F. The vac. pump is there to remove air which is a...
  16. Thread: tech pay

    by gastech
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    The Co. I work for pays hourly and o/t is time...

    The Co. I work for pays hourly and o/t is time and a half. We have 10 techs w/2 on call once every 5 weeks. We get paid admin. pay when on call. That's for answering the phone and dealing with the...
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    Got a call on a Norlake WIC running warm. Climbed...

    Got a call on a Norlake WIC running warm. Climbed up on top and found several hard starts laying around. Comp. hot as hell. Tecunseh. Label said it was a 208/230 single phase. Ohmed out windings and...
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    A full sight glass don't mean squat. If you're...

    A full sight glass don't mean squat. If you're charging to a full glass then you're doing it wrong. Some techs swear by mounting driers vertical to maintain a head of liquid. Wrong again. Proper...
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    One other thing. If press. are ok in a harvest,...

    One other thing. If press. are ok in a harvest, then your chg. is ok. If they are off in a freeze, then the txv is bad. Normal sheet will be just a hair thinner at the top. Get a book on that model...
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    What size machine? If its small and you put hoses...

    What size machine? If its small and you put hoses on it you just lost some of the charge and created a new problem. Possible that the tubing is separating from the backside. Evaps have a 5 yr....
  21. Thread: headmasters

    by gastech
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    A clear sight glass don't mean nothing. At low...

    A clear sight glass don't mean nothing. At low ambients alot of the refrigerant is sitting in the reciever. I've worked on some Hussmans that required 4 lbs. more after a clear sight glass. Simulate...
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    Chk for tube separation on back side of plate....

    Chk for tube separation on back side of plate. Thicken up the slab. Replace machine.
  23. Thread: Kairak

    by gastech
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    Do you love cleaning cond. coils on kairaks? Our...

    Do you love cleaning cond. coils on kairaks? Our techs have rotated some of the cond. units on non warranty units and added a coil of tubing to help w/ moving them should the comp. die. All the...
  24. Thread: Who buys what?

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    Non union here. Small co. w/9 trucks. The techs...

    Non union here. Small co. w/9 trucks. The techs buy all of our own tools. Am fortunate to work for a man who pays very well and gives out bonuses accordingly. W/that bonus I buy what I want. I work...
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    Danfoss.....good valves. proper charge....even...

    Danfoss.....good valves. proper charge....even better.Good way to tell if you got a bad valve or are low on gas.........put unit into a harvest.if press. are good..you gat a bad valve. If press. are...
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