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    How big is the bin ?

    How big is the bin ?
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    Think you are right Noel.... wonder if that air...

    Think you are right Noel.... wonder if that air vent has anything to do with it filling up.
  3. Thread: Call Back-A-Rama

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    I love a challenge but following people around...

    I love a challenge but following people around too much does tend to get depressing. A consultant was in where I work and said callbacks and non billable hours resulting from them were the...
  4. Thread: TRASH ROOMS

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    Low bid ? :) the cooler the better we run them...

    Low bid ? :) the cooler the better we run them about the same temps as a regular walk in cooler, and all of them are basicly walk in coolers that happen to be full of trash or in a few cases dead...
  5. Thread: Submarine Pool

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    dunno how much more damage salt water would do...

    dunno how much more damage salt water would do but had a resturant where the basement turned into a swimming pool, replaced all the fan motors and relays made new fan shrouds and all is still running...
  6. Cam and microswitch setup like on the older...

    Cam and microswitch setup like on the older scottsman cubers. slow running motor with a disk mounted to it,then cut in as many spaced out areas as needed to get the switch to make and break when...
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    Multi circuit condensors is probably why they do...

    Multi circuit condensors is probably why they do it that way. That and have to agree with cost also 2 stats and the dual input p66 are cheaper than the 4 pressure controls plus p66 that would be...
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    Not sure but this might help ...

    Not sure but this might help

    http://www.alliantenergy.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/pub/bus_exp_eff_012399.hcsp
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    If you cant find one deep socket and a grinder...

    If you cant find one deep socket and a grinder can make one.
  10. Dunno if hot gas would be a good idea on a heat...

    Dunno if hot gas would be a good idea on a heat pump. does the unloader actually work ? I have seen more than one carrier that had something stuck under the unloader solonoid right from day one...
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    Might want to leave it alone, sometimes what...

    Might want to leave it alone, sometimes what looks bad is actually doing a better job than paint would. Whats the evaporater made of ? fish don't like copper.
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    Anyone care to imagine what the vast majority of...

    Anyone care to imagine what the vast majority of calls to GE tech support are ? Hotel ptacs and who looks at them first ? Then again if they wanted to pay for my time on hold..... :)
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    well if its leaking how do you follow the...

    well if its leaking how do you follow the instructions ??? Have already found and repaired leaks on 2 units that someone put that stuff in one did have a dead compressor due to a blocked drier and...
  14. Thread: got rear ended!

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    I got sideswiped by a schoolbus last winter...

    I got sideswiped by a schoolbus last winter getting paid for the time was not even an issue, same thing when a van dies even on overtime. Remind me to thank my boss for not being a total A$$ and...
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    Ask the brilliant engineer who placed it there :)...

    Ask the brilliant engineer who placed it there :)

    Is there enough space to put a duct on the "return" and pull air from above roofline without killing condensor airflow ? or a combination of a...
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    Lable the pipes, see yellow and grey mostly

    Lable the pipes, see yellow and grey mostly
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    No sane person would do it where I work :)

    No sane person would do it where I work :)
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    http://www.mrslim.com/home.asp roam around...

    http://www.mrslim.com/home.asp

    roam around and download the service info for it. old page it was eaiser to find but the info is still there.
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    Ran into that last summer not one unit... all 6...

    Ran into that last summer not one unit... all 6 on the roof of a strip mall ducted backwards.
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    Sonc... havent had the misfortune of seeing one...

    Sonc... havent had the misfortune of seeing one of those yet. have had the misfortune of changing a few of those tandem bristols though.
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    what kind of york has split coils ? only yorks I...

    what kind of york has split coils ? only yorks I have seen with them are the older residential ones. If its a coil like the tranes and carriers that need to be split there is no way to get them...
  22. Thread: BEACON SYSTEM

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    They have changed sensors/thermistors yet again...

    They have changed sensors/thermistors yet again now they are all white. They are so reliable if one is bad I just toss in the 3 or 4 other ones while in the coil.
  23. Thread: Sporlan Sold?

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    uh oh well it could have been worse imagine if...

    uh oh well it could have been worse imagine if emerson bouyght them :)
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    A regular steel bolt ? thats a good idea need...

    A regular steel bolt ? thats a good idea need to try it on the next one I do.
  25. Thread: coffin freezer

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    Have rewired a couple that someone thought the...

    Have rewired a couple that someone thought the fans should have been off during defrost. Terminator/overtemp limit shut off defrost before coil was cleared of ice and bottom layer of product was...
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    They could have at least pulled the armaflex off...

    They could have at least pulled the armaflex off first :)

    http://webpages.charter.net/conflused/workpics/dtbefore.jpg

    http://webpages.charter.net/conflused/workpics/dtafter.jpg
  27. Thread: Hot Tapping

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    The same way a hot tap is done a temporary line...

    The same way a hot tap is done a temporary line stop can be installed. if anyone is interested how its done roam around here http://www.protapping.com/
  28. Seabord....... when I saw multiple techs and 2...

    Seabord....... when I saw multiple techs and 2 sets of pleated filters two names of people I work with (and several more that I can't remember their names but have long since been fired) popped right...
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    I agree with baub the odds of 2 machines dropping...

    I agree with baub the odds of 2 machines dropping off at the same time are pretty slim unless its a water supply or dirt issue. Are they really clean and is there anything flowing down the drain a...
  30. 5 tons with under 1000 cfm and what looks like a...

    5 tons with under 1000 cfm and what looks like a slightly higher than normal suction pressure doesn't add up. The combination of multiple techs and 2 sets of pleated filters would really get me...
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    mainman.... There is a big difference between...

    mainman.... There is a big difference between something running and running right. Just to be positive there are a total of 3 lines between condensor and air handler ? liquid line ,suction line...
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    2 more pipes that isn't going to work with the...

    2 more pipes that isn't going to work with the common liquid and suction lines especially when a compressor unloads or one shuts down.
  33. Thread: manitowoc

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    Gravity or something like that :) water...

    Gravity or something like that :)

    water level rises enough to start down the drain in the sump, the plastic cap deal over the drain won't allow any air in so once enough starts its trip out...
  34. Thread: tubing as evap

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    temp or pressure controled odds are it will need...

    temp or pressure controled odds are it will need a defrost clock.
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    why ? 2 scrolls are cheaper than one semi no...

    why ? 2 scrolls are cheaper than one semi no wonder they are all going that way.
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    Both compressors are tied togather ? Uhhhhh ...

    Both compressors are tied togather ? Uhhhhh look real good at the condensor section you might have a bigger problem. Know the 40 ton yorks like in that picture are basicly 20 ton units bolted...
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    Don... I have a smaller maxtor external drive no...

    Don... I have a smaller maxtor external drive no complaints however didn't install the backup software just use it for data storage.
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    If its on the ground you need to see how far you...

    If its on the ground you need to see how far you can throw it.. its more fun to watch it hit the ground from the roof though :)
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    yep they turned it back on called me a liar and a...

    yep they turned it back on called me a liar and a couple of days later.....
    http://webpages.charter.net/conflused/workpics/boom.jpg

    Have had more than one call about a self contained...
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    Be careful some of the low temp gases have some...

    Be careful some of the low temp gases have some real high pressures at 70*
  41. Thread: R-503

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    Might want to be sitting down when you hear the...

    Might want to be sitting down when you hear the price :)
  42. Thread: hp80 or 404a ?

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    Should have mentioned this one had a new...

    Should have mentioned this one had a new condensing unit and evap done at the same time it was swapped to hp80 and has poe oil in it. We use 408a as the step between no complaints with it or hp80...
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    An orifice is cheap but finding a place that has...

    An orifice is cheap but finding a place that has them in stock can be tough sometimes.
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    What if its sideways ? I think they should...

    What if its sideways ? I think they should eliminate the l and t on contactors or make the cover plates so they can be flipped, the smaller 40 amp contactors have the coil connections on "top"...
  45. Thread: hp80 or 404a ?

    by cynic
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    Freezer application is one better than the other...

    Freezer application is one better than the other ? Have picked up a few customers that have had hp80 conversions done none of them are real close to the shop or a supply house. Yesterday after...
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    Doesn't take much to ground the probes. the old...

    Doesn't take much to ground the probes. the old probe probably had a buildup on it bridging between the adjustment screw and the wire. Unless you were wearing brand new boots and standing on a dry...
  47. Thread: Carrier Coil

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    5 tons ? if its not even possible to do a temp....

    5 tons ? if its not even possible to do a temp. patch and they dont want to wait replacement might be a better option, those things do tend to eat heat exchangers also.
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    Don't let it get to ya :) Spent most of the day...

    Don't let it get to ya :) Spent most of the day splitting and washing condensor coils in a place we just did the pm last week.
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    Just say honey you were right I shouldn't have...

    Just say honey you were right I shouldn't have done this :)
  50. Thread: HVAC-Talk....Rap

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    Geee thanks Frozensolid my 15 miniutes of fame...

    Geee thanks Frozensolid my 15 miniutes of fame involves penicillin :)
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