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  1. Thread: Replace TXV?

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    Replace TXV?

    I have a 5 ton system on a 2300 sq ft home I am working on. I don't do homes normally mostly roof top units.

    Suction pressure is going back and forth between 60 and 67 psi.
    High side moving back...
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    When you find another job (and you should) call...

    When you find another job (and you should) call the labor board they will make sure you get back pay for all the ot you worked. You will also be doing the next guy a favor. If they have that many...
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    We had a couple of brand new Lennox package units...

    We had a couple of brand new Lennox package units with single phase copeland compressors that would not start. Put a hard start kit on and the they started and ran fine. After a day did not need...
  4. Thread: Questions??

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    Look for warm areas for this trade. OKC again had...

    Look for warm areas for this trade. OKC again had the lowest unemployment rate of any large city less than 5% now 21 out of the last 25 months. He will need to get a state licence that should not be...
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    Lennox is selling off Service Experts no buyer...

    Lennox is selling off Service Experts no buyer announced just intent to sell.
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    They don't have to give you a reason to fire you...

    They don't have to give you a reason to fire you but if they don't they cant then claim a reason to deny unemployment benefits. One reason that has been mentioned for not being union in a right to...
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    I am blowing oil from my vac pump also but...

    I am blowing oil from my vac pump also but thought it was just due to the volume of gas coming through the pump and picking up the oil in the vacume pump. I had not even thought I might be pulling...
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    What he said. I had one start at normal amps...

    What he said. I had one start at normal amps then climb as it ran until it tripped. Boss thought I was crazy changing compressor but had no other ideas, then was happy when it fixed the issue.
  9. Thread: Manifold hoses

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    I use the black hoses from NRP and add the low...

    I use the black hoses from NRP and add the low loss or anti-blowback fittings that you add. Then when pulling vacuum or recovering I can take it off and go straight to the core removal tool. The...
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    When you say technical college I am not sure what...

    When you say technical college I am not sure what you have found. In Oklahoma one of the most respected schools is OSU Tech, a branch of the university that offers an Associates degree. Some of the...
  11. Thread: Lennox 40 ton?

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    how sure are you the condenser is clean? If you...

    how sure are you the condenser is clean? If you did not wash it I would start there. Helped a tech the other day by phone where he weighed in the charge on a coil that looked clean but when he...
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    you might want to consider used especially if you...

    you might want to consider used especially if you are just starting up a company. Lower overhead greater chance of survival in first few years. Also Ford is rumored to be coming out with the full...
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    I have seen them that way before. On one job I...

    I have seen them that way before. On one job I had to inspect the work of the installer for a chain. It was an above ceiling grid install and the specs called for the opening to be on the top of...
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    And they ran the wire over the blower bracket...

    And they ran the wire over the blower bracket between the top of the unit and the bracket. After a while the insulation on the top goes then the wire insulation and a nice short to ground on the...
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    check to see if your transformer is connected to...

    check to see if your transformer is connected to the 208v or 240v tap if it a 208/240v unit. They come from the factory on the 240v tap and if you have 208v it can make the contactor chatter.
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    on some compressors you can tell by the paper the...

    on some compressors you can tell by the paper the label is made of. When it gets too hot the label turns brown. I know that is true on some Lennox units. When they see that it can void the...
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    I use a pocket notebook you can get a office...

    I use a pocket notebook you can get a office depot or the like. Has a band around it last longer and not as likely to get messed up. still fits in shirt pocket but larger than the supply house...
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    no steel tank like nitro.

    no steel tank like nitro.
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    The United Refrigeration here carries the CO2 for...

    The United Refrigeration here carries the CO2 for those of you who are looking for it.
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    I have worked on the billable hour before and It...

    I have worked on the billable hour before and It can work out. We billed all our drive time. so I was possible to charge 14 hours for 12 worked. For example drive 45 min to area and have two calls...
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    I will look at mine and see is that is the case...

    I will look at mine and see is that is the case with the 902 good to know thanks.

    I finally found that yes the comm wire went to the roof like I thought but the Building Automation guy said now...
  22. Thread: Which tool

    by Retread
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    What he said.

    What he said.
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    Odd reading with my Fluke 902

    I was working with the building automation guy today trouble shooting some noise in the comm circuit of the EMS system. To find which of the two comm wires goes from the lighting panel to the EMS...
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    It's not legal. over 40 hours worked must be...

    It's not legal. over 40 hours worked must be paid at time and a half unless you are on Salary. Also employer to get out of OT salaried person must spend something like 60% of their time in...
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    sounds like the drier. look for the restriction...

    sounds like the drier. look for the restriction where the ice starts. If it was the condenser part of it should be iced.
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