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    Carrier laying off 2100

    Jobs going to mexico. Hopefully their quality won't get any worse.
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    Carrier will lay off 2100 peaple

    Carrier just said that are laying off 2100 factory workers. by 2017. I just hope that when you go to a carrier supply house that your not happy.
  3. Thread: Oh boy

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    I !like the adjustable cement block and brick...

    I !like the adjustable cement block and brick stand. Looks like it has a masonry flue, could have punched a new hole and raised the flue.Butt that's to much effort!
  4. Thread: ummm

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    How do the air know which way to go, their are no...

    How do the air know which way to go, their are no arrows or duct work to show it how to go.By having a broom in the same room maybe they swept up all the arrows😁
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    I like the preheating of the fabric softener and...

    I like the preheating of the fabric softener and detergent's pre radiant gas heater. And if the flex gas line was just a little shorter it might play a tune!
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    You can be greatfull for the training, but you...

    You can be greatfull for the training, but you don't have to feel bad about leaving. I don't know how many times a project manager told me their was no money in the job, or when I got in trade having...
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    When pv solar systems get more efficient and...

    When pv solar systems get more efficient and battery storage is cheaper and maybe if I would win a big lottery I might think about it. The sun doesn't shine in Missouri enough, geo thermo is the best...
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    Talked with chiltrix and looked at all their...

    Talked with chiltrix and looked at all their material. A very neat idea comes in a 2 ton and a 3.5 ton unit, all ahus r the same but have different brackets for their configuration. All ahu run a...
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    It always amazed me why a small contractor would...

    It always amazed me why a small contractor would risk hurting your men on a demo that requires heavy lifting, carrying sharp pieces of cast iron,flying objects.When they could hire a demo contractor...
  10. Pull a oil sample see what's in it. If theirs a...

    Pull a oil sample see what's in it. If theirs a valve on the suction side close it down part way see if the sound changes when the load on compressor is less, the bearing and thrust load should...
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    Since you been in the trade for five years you...

    Since you been in the trade for five years you just started to feel a little under appreciated. This field is a lifetime of learning. Retired from 40 years with one UA contractor. Just happen to get...
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    I've scene it multiple times working for a large...

    I've scene it multiple times working for a large mechanical contractor where these kids that are dumber that a box of rocks when hired seem to come out of their shell and and turn out to be a good...
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    That boiler doesn't look any bigger than two...

    That boiler doesn't look any bigger than two million btu's . They make smaller sectional boiler that size. If you don't know how to rig and have the correct chain falls and other tools someone...
  14. If your by a big city you can rent anything...

    If your by a big city you can rent anything needed to pick up almost anything. A company LIFTING GEAR HIRE has everything from any length chair fall, come a long, multi tons. You need to lift or move...
  15. 10' Double strut ,two troilies, 1/2 " I hooks,3/8...

    10' Double strut ,two troilies, 1/2 " I hooks,3/8 cleaves,1/2 ton chain block with 15' of chain, chain come a long. You can lift most compressors,air handlers pumps and motors. Just remember what you...
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    You can mix cores, on suction line a filter only...

    You can mix cores, on suction line a filter only cartridge can be used, single core can handle 25 tons, sporlan make a solid brass shell to 2 5/8"
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    Just draw arrows on the inside of the flex so the...

    Just draw arrows on the inside of the flex so the air knows what direction to flow and use flex duck lube they sell it at harbor freight next to the made in America tools.
  18. I think it's quite interesting that someone's...

    I think it's quite interesting that someone's interested in drier performance. When I see that most company's and men are in mode of of using industry practices and not industry standards.And only...
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    Forty four years but had I to get three people to...

    Forty four years but had I to get three people to help me count
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    Called chiltrix found out that they just started...

    Called chiltrix found out that they just started handing these systems. Their from Europe and hopefully their going to send me more info. Have some concerns about claimed efficiency and no track...
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    This chiltrix system looks very interesting,I'll...

    This chiltrix system looks very interesting,I'll be contacting them on monday for more information.
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    Did you figger the problem out?

    Did you figger the problem out?
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    Daikin makes a flare gauge that has to be used on...

    Daikin makes a flare gauge that has to be used on their mini's. Then pressure test at 24 hours @ 500lbs. I use this on all my commersal systems and haven't had any problems. This is a Daikin spec.
  24. Liquid solinoid valve sticking closed at start up...

    Liquid solinoid valve sticking closed at start up or a expansion valve not opening at start up, liquid valve not closing 100%- compressor would run longer and and take a longer time to pump down...
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    Spring is held on to the stem by a top clip that...

    Spring is held on to the stem by a top clip that looks like a washer with a square hole. You can use needle nose pliers compress the spring a little and turn clip 45* and lift it off remove spring...
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    If the system has a ceiling return air. Look for...

    If the system has a ceiling return air. Look for outside air infiltrating the ceiling pay attention if the their is a soffit over the front of the building and any light coming in at the...
  27. Cycle chiller off then back on more than once....

    Cycle chiller off then back on more than once. Watch the pump down and compressor pressures.
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    Mini split geo system

    Looking for a heat pump geo condenser that can run two floor units and two ducted units 36000 btu's. Four 9000. Looked around and didn't find any systems.
  29. I'm sure it will work if u draw arrows on the...

    I'm sure it will work if u draw arrows on the piping so the freon knows where to go, talk very nice to the compressor.
  30. Look on the board and see if it's the input or...

    Look on the board and see if it's the input or outputs that are toasting the board. Then you can fuse the same with the cheap glass fuses and plastic holders.
  31. Only 3. First out of trade school 1.5 years for a...

    Only 3. First out of trade school 1.5 years for a residential contractor, 1.5 years for the comfort maker factory service, and 39 years for a large mechanical contractor as a general foreman, shop...
  32. Thread: Retired

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    R500

    My local branch of united refrigeration showed it in their computer, but none sold in the st louis ,mo area. I purchased this drum at least 38 years ago to fix a old at that time a carrier...
  33. Double check the flow switch operation, liquid...

    Double check the flow switch operation, liquid line solinoid valve- could be hanging up, also seen electronic valve stick open part way and flood compressor. Valve guts looks like a inverted bucket...
  34. Thread: Retired

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    Retired

    Does anyone have any use or know someone that might have for freon 500. This refrigerant was used by Carrier 40+ years ago. Have 30 + pounds just for the shipping. This IS NOT 502
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    In 35 years I been cleaned out 4 times. It only...

    In 35 years I been cleaned out 4 times. It only takes 2 minutes or less to open doors of a ford van and take anything out with a handle. Alarm or not, if their wearing work clothes nobody evens...
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    Valve has a bad power head or moisture is high in...

    Valve has a bad power head or moisture is high in system and freezing in valve or drier
  37. Dunham Bush medium vertical screw compressor

    Tring to find a 3 1/8" discharge check valve that fits between compressor and service valve . D/b is known for customer no service. Thanks
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    Make shure coil is piped correctly coldest water/...

    Make shure coil is piped correctly coldest water/ coldest air, and how much building infiltration is their.
  39. Dunham Bush medium vertical screw compressor

    Tring to find a 3 1/8" discharge check valve that fits between compressor and service valve . D/b is known for customer no service. Thanks
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    check subcooling, if 10 to 15 degrees distrubuter...

    check subcooling, if 10 to 15 degrees distrubuter may not have a proper orfice or none at all. distrubuter tube temp would be warmer than temp at expanstion valve bulb
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    we started using them with pronto forms.working...

    we started using them with pronto forms.working out some of the problems .but it coming along
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    general forman

    work for a 40 man service company were on call a week at a time, friday to friday mouning 1 hour a day '2 for sat. 2 for sun. iF you work its port to port. union company 562 saint louis
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    in the hood

    went on a no heat call walked down the basement stairs stoped before getting all the down. 5 or 6 german shepard puppies and 6 inches of chichen feathers all over the floor. ask the owner what was up...
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    using ipad for service tickets

    anyone using the ipad and did you make your own program or purchase one.company that i work for wants to go in this direction
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    screw compresser

    freq drives are used on evap fans- vav systems, towers , condenser pumps.screw compresser use discharge pressure for lubrcation and the oil helps cool the rotors. if they used a oil pump like a...
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    turn crankcase heaters on. keep condener fans off...

    turn crankcase heaters on. keep condener fans off charge by subcooling after pressures start getting into range enable condenser fans. recheck subcooling and hope u have a load
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    looking for design temps and dew to see if and...

    looking for design temps and dew to see if and how they have changed. they now are 93/3 and 75 dew point
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