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    Have it it is awesome will last your lifetime and...

    Have it it is awesome will last your lifetime and works great. Why go through the trouble of worrying about a micron vacuum if your not sure your blank off set up is leak proof? It works great
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    The difference with the two is tip style too. The...

    The difference with the two is tip style too. The 1506 is the coiled up tip I believe so it won't fit in a well. Like them both though
  3. You lose your defrost by doing that so I would go...

    You lose your defrost by doing that so I would go coil sensing if you use a cold control. Lpc works fine in a lot of cases though...
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    Well I have been doing refrigeration on my own...

    Well I have been doing refrigeration on my own for 2 years. Legal LLc , insured, etc.... Being a one man show leaves no room for a life outside work or family. You have to do every call and...
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    Aside from the technicalities does anyone have a...

    Aside from the technicalities does anyone have a number in mind for wages based off the rate of 95/ hr?
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    It was stated that the company has no employees....

    It was stated that the company has no employees. Everyone is paid/ hired as subcontractors. Company is licensed ,bonded,insured
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    Employer buys parts. I would get 20% of parts...

    Employer buys parts. I would get 20% of parts profit as well. Employer also maintains truck stock, or i can purchase as needed on thier accounts.
    All other expenses are 100% my responsibility...
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    Wages as a sub contractor

    Hey guys, been busy, and off the site for awhile.

    Wanting to hear opinions about pay as a sub contractor. Thinking of starting new job. Should be a great company with a great group of guys. Doing...
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    Does it just terminate on time rather than temp...

    Does it just terminate on time rather than temp so x is not needed?

    I see lots of old ****ty walk ins with x disconnected for who knows how long. Always tell customer and they say its fine, it's...
  10. Your kinda all over the place.... You must clean...

    Your kinda all over the place.... You must clean the condenser completley before doing anything. Look for saturation temp no more than 30 degree above ambient.

    What is the size of your reciever...
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    OK. AND BECAUSE THE PERFORMANCE CURVE DOSEN'T SAY...

    OK. AND BECAUSE THE PERFORMANCE CURVE DOSEN'T SAY do we assume all curves are published at 230 volts?

    This one is showing 10 amps at my evap/condensing temps. It's three phase. I should be able to...
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    Copeland compressor curve

    I need to check a compressor that is 208 volt. I believe the ratings on the curves are at 230 volt right? What is the formula to check amp draw at 208 volt? Can't remember. Thanks

    It's a three...
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    The way true coolers work is the cold control...

    The way true coolers work is the cold control interrupts power to compressor and condenser fan at the same time. So, if compressor goes off and fan is still on, it is off on overload. If both go off...
  14. it never hurts to put a sight glass right before...

    it never hurts to put a sight glass right before solenoid at evap while your at it. can help with troubleshooting down the road.
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    Ya thats what I'm thinking too. I think its best...

    Ya thats what I'm thinking too. I think its best to spend alot of time on the phone and check every piece myself
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    Natural gas kitchen conversion

    I will be converting over a fairly large kitchen from propane to nat. Gas. Vulcan and blodgett ovens,a few fryers,ranges,tilt skillet,etc....

    Is it best to call manufactures tech support with each...
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    Is it a copeland? Thier opi page will tell you...

    Is it a copeland? Thier opi page will tell you under electrical
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    Maybe order a couple 3 in 1's to keep on hand too...

    Maybe order a couple 3 in 1's to keep on hand too for stuff like this while your waiting
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    Receiver stores liquid so txv has a full column...

    Receiver stores liquid so txv has a full column while running, accumulator is for protection against floodback, and slugging. It won't cause the system to hold any more total charge. It will only...
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    Do u have an accumulator ? It shouldn't hunt that...

    Do u have an accumulator ? It shouldn't hunt that much. Make sure it's sized right, bulb insulated, pure liquid to it, adjust for 6-10 at coil. You should have an accumulator with that short of a...
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    You guys hit almost 100 today. Probably very...

    You guys hit almost 100 today. Probably very busy....
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    Idahoreferman- what part of the state are you in?

    Idahoreferman- what part of the state are you in?
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    They seam really tough. I worked on a true...

    They seam really tough. I worked on a true freezer not to long ago k body air cooled. They are definitely hot to the touch while running. Never measured temp though. I'd say if discharge gas is under...
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    a bad reversing valve will mimic a bad...

    a bad reversing valve will mimic a bad compressor. high suction, low amp draw, youll have hot discharge gas going straight back to compressor. feel discharge line into valve and permenant suction...
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    The diagnostic calculator is nice. How do u input...

    The diagnostic calculator is nice. How do u input 208 or 240 volt though? Handy app
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    Best to tell them they need a whole condensing...

    Best to tell them they need a whole condensing unit, 404a, and also re do cap tubes to correct 404 size.

    If it ran good on 416 i guess u could do that again , but we all know its intended for...
  27. Just looked a new customers walk in. No pump...

    Just looked a new customers walk in. No pump down, no defrost clock, had a stat that broke one leg of 240v to condensing unit. Then went through a dual pressure control. It was an old russel 4 fan...
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    Ok I'll be the dumb one to ask. How do you know...

    Ok I'll be the dumb one to ask. How do you know on a new call you have never worked on ? By feeling how the air flows through coil? High head?
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    Check capillary line to powerhead for rub...

    Check capillary line to powerhead for rub through. Sounds like txv is shut
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    Sub zero fridge question

    Got a subzero mini fridge/ under counter dropped off. Cold control stuck closed. Unit has a plate type evap with no evap fan. Does anyone know what temps the plate would run. Can I use an a12 701...
  31. Thread: r12 walk in

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    There is something wrong with it. Low suction and...

    There is something wrong with it. Low suction and high sh. Evap is starving or lineset is picking up to much heat
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    I use saddle sweat valves, braze on with unit...

    I use saddle sweat valves, braze on with unit charged, leave perminatly or pinch off/ stub.
  33. Thread: Hard start kit

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    It wouldn't trip, it would be harder to trip. 1/5...

    It wouldn't trip, it would be harder to trip. 1/5 is smaller . It would work for testing at least.
  34. It's cap tube. Also would have a CPR to check....

    It's cap tube. Also would have a CPR to check. Need to find out head pressure, check CPR, then drier and cap tube for restriction
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    I'm saying 25-30 at least. Nothing confusing is...

    I'm saying 25-30 at least. Nothing confusing is it?
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    In this area if what you say is true and you can...

    In this area if what you say is true and you can trouble shoot and do major repairs you would be in high demand and be worth 25-30 at least.
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    Yes I would do coil sense for sure. I typically...

    Yes I would do coil sense for sure. I typically use a ranco a12-701. Not practical to carry so many oem's when this stat usually works great.

    The etc would be for more adjustability, or for a...
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    So would it just loose a ton of capacity going to...

    So would it just loose a ton of capacity going to 134? I understand its not ideal in low temp. It's just by the time i buy a different gas, i damn near could just by a new compressor.ive done several...
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    I noticed the printout shows r12 low temp also....

    I noticed the printout shows r12 low temp also. That's why I'm confused. The actual metal nameplate on compressor says r12/22/502? If its 12 only, i can't do much. I'm not buying new refrigerant for...
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    I was not able to see anything on powerhead. Do I...

    I was not able to see anything on powerhead. Do I have the option to use 22 if i put a 22 txv in as well? Is that the idea on these dual rated k body's?
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    Small walk in freezer

    Called to look at an old inop walk in freezer. No info on history. Semi hermetic k body m#kaa2-0075-cav. Says 12/22/502
    Singer evap m#dh2-21-2
    Box 4x5x5.

    Question is not knowing what refer is...
  42. 225 is the max. Also with an accumulator you...

    225 is the max. Also with an accumulator you shouldn't be worried about flooding. Go ahead and shoot for 20 at the pump. 20-40 is generally considered safe though. I would go 20 if u can though
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    Ok. So your generally mounting control outside...

    Ok. So your generally mounting control outside box and running probe in, rather than mounting control inside and running electrical in?
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    Electronic temp control retrofits

    How is everyone going about retrofitting etc's to stuff like true reach in etc..... Drilling a hole through box to run probe then just silicone shut? Like the idea of carrying one for reach in...
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    And because it never satisfies on temp which...

    And because it never satisfies on temp which would cause coil to thaw out . If cant make temp it eventually freezes
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    There spec sheet says designed to maintain a...

    There spec sheet says designed to maintain a 36-40 degree box temp. Seems like an a12-701 would be good
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    Why would the a12 series not work? If they cut in...

    Why would the a12 series not work? If they cut in at 37 or 41 for the 701 , and then go down from there? If they shut off when the box gets to about 35 degrees box temp or a little lower even isn't...
  48. Maybe some 3 in 1's . Cold controls.

    Maybe some 3 in 1's . Cold controls.
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    Yj hydraulic expander

    Just got a yj hydraulic tube expander today. Very nice tool. Can see really never needing a coupler up to 1 1/8 again. If anyone was wandering its very nice- recomended
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    I always use the 701 myself haven't had an issue...

    I always use the 701 myself haven't had an issue yet
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