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  1. 27 Cents a pound on Compressors? Nice. I turned...

    27 Cents a pound on Compressors? Nice. I turned in 8 of them last year and got 8 Cents a Pound here in Oregon. Lol.
  2. Yeah I think maybe they were looking for...

    Yeah I think maybe they were looking for Microfarad rating hoping to make an easy sale. Maybe they powered up the unit but didn't wait for the time delay to see it restart. They headed out there...
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    Company I worked for once let all service techs...

    Company I worked for once let all service techs drive box truck home everyday. They did install GPSs on all of their trucks though. They got Insurance break for having GPSs on them. Service dept...
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    Scotsman

    I see what you mean. Its only four years old and compressor went on it. I swapped it out while I was waiting for compressor. After putting in compressor it didnt hold nitrogen pressure. I ruled out...
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    Thanks! Got it. I appreciate it!

    Thanks! Got it. I appreciate it!
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    Its a Tecumseh model AK175AT-048-A4L.

    Its a Tecumseh model AK175AT-048-A4L.
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    Scotsman Prodigy question

    I have a Scotsman Prodigy ice machine, water-cooled condenser with a bad compressor. Its a : Model C0330SW-1B, Serial 09121320011103. It has a PTCR in it. When I order a new compressor for it, should...
  8. I started 10 years ago and pretty much have done...

    I started 10 years ago and pretty much have done only service. Occasionally I helped with installs. It was difficult early on but it has been very rewarding. I worked for 4 different companies my...
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    I went to a training on Oil Burner Controls about...

    I went to a training on Oil Burner Controls about 8 or 9 years ago. They were discussing ways to test older style ignition transformers. This guy raised his hand and told us a story of his bad...
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    Mitsubishi VRV/VRF units

    I recently got a new building added to our Maintenance workload. It has a Mitsubishi VRV/VRF unit in it. I will contact Mitsubishi this coming week to inquire about manufacture trainings available...
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    Grainger HVAC help guy actually had Sterling...

    Grainger HVAC help guy actually had Sterling Radiator manuals. He was able to match the SPDT limit switch for me.
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    Limit Switch on a Duct Unit

    I have an older Duct Unit heater that has a bad limit\fan switch. There are no visible numbers on the limit switch at all. The unit is a Sterling Radiator Model CS-400, Serial 1286-91. I emailed the...
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    I felt it was a reasonable risk. The hybrid...

    I felt it was a reasonable risk. The hybrid system only calls for less than 80 degree water from the boiler. The water source heat pumps in each room does a bulk of the heating. I wouldnt have done...
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    Actually worded that wrong. It wasnt part of the...

    Actually worded that wrong. It wasnt part of the Main Gas Valve. i meant to say its independent of the Main Gas Valve. I wouldnt mess with the internal parts of a gas valve.
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    Its a solenoid valve wired to the same terminals...

    Its a solenoid valve wired to the same terminals as the main gas valve. Its just upstream of the main gas valve. Its an independent part of the gas valve. I pulled the plunger out of it and had to...
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    Bypassing an Auxiliary Gas Solenoid

    I had to make a borderline call other day. We have a Community building that has an Early Childhood Education Center in it. The Heating/Cooling system is a hybrid system with a Hot Water Boiler,...
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    The Common to Start winding was 2.1 ohms, the...

    The Common to Start winding was 2.1 ohms, the common to Run was .7 ohms. Run to Common was 2.8,2.9..The Run winding bounced around some each time I ohmed it out. The rated RLA was 24Amps. I cant...
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    compressor analyzer

    Thanks. I appreciate your input. Ill look into getting a compressor analyzer. I've only been using a meter to check compressors.
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    relay/compressor

    It doesn't necessarily matter which took out which, they were bad and i replaced them. My main question was can compressor windings be bad but yet not give a definitve open winding when ohmed out? Is...
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    Danfoss 1/4HP Compressor

    Im looking at a Walk-in cooler condensing unit that has a Danfoss 1/4hp compressor. The condensing unit is outside and the crankcase heater blew. It took out the contactor and starter relay as well....
  21. The storeowner says everything is orignal...

    The storeowner says everything is orignal installs. There are two Trane propane furnaces installed up in attic space with cooling coils downstream of furnaces. Both outdoor units are Goodman heat...
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    I had a Propane customer that had Heat but no Hot...

    I had a Propane customer that had Heat but no Hot Water. They had a Boiler with an Indirect tank for hot water. Customer said they would get hot water for a couple days then they would lose it, get...
  23. Vision Pro 8000

    Yeah that sounds good, Vision Pro 8000. I was only there briefly and when restarting the gas furnace before it retripped the control board fuse it appeared the Chronotherm digital thermostat...
  24. New Customer with Compatibility Issues of Cooling/Heating Units

    I've got a store owner that has a Goodman Heat Pump outdoor unit with an indoor unit which is a Trane Propane furnace with a coooling coil. Have little service history from previous techs and store...
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