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  1. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I got my Sman3 2 months ago and it works great. I...

    I got my Sman3 2 months ago and it works great. I broke the latch on my hard case. Is it possable to order a new latch to pop in there? Thanks you.
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    I have a customer who rents his space for a pizza...

    I have a customer who rents his space for a pizza joint. I get a call that the roof started leaking and it had to be fixxed. The owner of the building now wants someone there to baby sit me when...
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    The thief must have Obsessive-compulsive...

    The thief must have Obsessive-compulsive disorder.:gah:
  4. Not sure what happened, there was no insulation...

    Not sure what happened, there was no insulation on bulb and bulb strap was not pinching bulb. When I turned on condenser, it took less than a minute for suction line to freeze, bubbles in sight...
  5. They can't seem to get it to work just right

    Got a call from one of my customers, pizza joint, that he was having issues with one of his other stores. It is about 45 miles away. He didn't think I would travel. Long story short, walk-in cooling...
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    That's exactly what it looked like.

    That's exactly what it looked like.
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    Yes, new line set at install. I can only the...

    Yes, new line set at install. I can only the someone else was used since last year, ( I usually only put my gauges on six months to a year on this type of maintenance, clean and quick check...
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    Purple oil in compressor burnout.

    Today I worked on a Nordyne 5ton unit with a Copeland scroll compressor. The compressor was shorted between run and start windings. After recovering the R22, I cut the suction line to find it full of...
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    The information I have is based on news articles...

    The information I have is based on news articles only I could not find the info. on the state website. They expect more answers available on a website early August. It is supposed to be a flat fee...
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    I have found quite a few R404a freezers with 180...

    I have found quite a few R404a freezers with 180 valve from R502 "retrofits" and work, But It will work better and properly in the winter when you get a cold spell with the 210 valve

    .

    Summer...
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    I did not see a # on it. I did not think to take...

    I did not see a # on it. I did not think to take it apart to check for a part# when I was there. Most likely I will have to go back and see if # is inside stat.
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    Looking for Part# on Carrier Humidistat

    It sound a little odd but I have customer that I just installed a Carrier 50HJ-008-V531, with a Humidi-MiZer™ adaptive dehumidification system. My customer wants a humidistat to match one they have...
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    A cracked braze in a closed system makes it into...

    A cracked braze in a closed system makes it into an open system.




    How do you know no air or moisture got into system? The HO did not state if the braze was on suction or liquid line. If the...
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    [QUOTE=Silver96Firebrd;4875302] My questions:...

    [QUOTE=Silver96Firebrd;4875302]

    My questions:

    1) How much oil do you think I have left? Is this going to cause premature compressor failure?
    2) Unless it's inside the unit, I don't think I...
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    I agree. I had the same thing. contact er looked...

    I agree. I had the same thing. contact er looked good (3 phase) and contact would not pull together properly (end of spring hanging it lopsided.) on 1 side. compressor would single phase and kick out...
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    Yes, twice at the same place. 2 years ago got new...

    Yes, twice at the same place. 2 years ago got new customer and they had issues with all 7 refrigeration units. One was a coffin meat case in which the pressures were way off and thought TXV was wrong...
  17. Is MO49Plus™(R-437A) R-12 Replacement any good?

    I have been using Hotshot as my replacement R-12 refrigerant. I know all of the replacement refrigerants (R-409 / MP39 / MP66 / Hotshot) contain R-22, R-124, and some contain R-142, all HCFC...
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    I prefer Hoskizaki, because for me, I have very...

    I prefer Hoskizaki, because for me, I have very few issues other then cleaning. With the the right filter system, they seem to never give me problems. If you ever let one go and get extremely dirty,...
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    Duct Tape & a Few Screws Will Fix It

    I would like you to check out this fan blade that was Repaired by someone I know, more then I would like to say. Lets just leave it at that. Yes I did fix the situation with the factory original fan...
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    Poll: I agree. Its that way here. I personally...

    I agree. Its that way here. I personally believe some try selling so hard because they are unable to do service work with the people they have hired. I call them install companies, because that...
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    Poll: [QUOTE=bwagner62;2178782] So a guy who works on...

    [QUOTE=bwagner62;2178782]
    So a guy who works on HVAC in a commercial setting and practices his trade on the side is a side jobber and not worthy of the professional esteem that I should render to...
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    You are conforming my thoughts on this. They tell...

    You are conforming my thoughts on this. They tell me the "factory told them" that it was the same BTU's, but I told store manager they were wrong and they needed to send the units I ordered. They...
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    Rheem Split System In Question?????

    I was to install two 5 ton single phase unit in doctors office. I needed two unit with at least 58,000 BTU's per unit 13 seer. Well, I wanted cube series R-410a system and found 13 seer had only...
  24. new customer wants me for second opinion

    A family member of mine is the manager for a local pizza joint. They were getting water 1/4in deep in walk-in cooler. They finally got owner to call me instead of the usual hvac contractor. I was...
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    I even had "The Old Bold Man" (father in law)...

    I even had "The Old Bold Man" (father in law) with 30 odd years in the hvacr business try to explain it doing my conversation with the gentleman. It did not work. I'm sure some "Joe" sold him his...
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    A month ago, no lie, customer walks in my office...

    A month ago, no lie, customer walks in my office at lunch. He sits done and needs a price on a 5ton package unit for his mobile home. I asked if he already had existing A/C and if he know what size...
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    This reminds me of the same customers that want a...

    This reminds me of the same customers that want a quote on an A/C unit, you tell them you need to look at the job and probably do a load calc. First thing they say is , ( They know what they need...
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    Checked cam switch, it would opened hot gas valve...

    Checked cam switch, it would opened hot gas valve and would push rod out.
    Does the cam shaft Switch shut off water pump? shut down compressor? I usualy do not have problems solving the issue on...
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    Ice O Matic Will Not Shut Down

    I just hooked up an Ice O Matic ICE1006 remote condenser that continues to make ice with full bin. bin switch checked out OK. when you turn off selector switch,,LL solenoid engages and unit pumps...
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    We have been using Totaline Dryers for the last 2...

    We have been using Totaline Dryers for the last 2 years and they do not put any information on the box or in the paperwork. I've been thinking of going back to Sporlan. I remember they had...
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    Filter Dryer Question

    Does anyone know the percentage of volume that liquid refrigerant takes in a liquid line dryer? I believe, (and may be wrong) that the cubic inch sizing on a dryer is the total shell volume. I'm...
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    Mr. AC just sent you private message. Hope this...

    Mr. AC just sent you private message. Hope this helps. Also try removing w2 during one test.
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    I have installed only 2 of these units and have...

    I have installed only 2 of these units and have not had any "known problems coming out of defrost" and start right back up. This may be a silly question but, Where is the time delay located? in...
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    R-406a is still a HCFC refrigerant. Over the next...

    R-406a is still a HCFC refrigerant. Over the next ten years, prices will rise and quantities will dwindle in time. Thanks though for the info.
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    Thanks. I will check out that thread now.

    Thanks. I will check out that thread now.
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    R-12 Replacments

    Has anyone heard of any replacement HFC refrigerants, not HCFC refrigerants (R401a, R-401b, R409a, or R414b)for R-12, other than R134a being worked on? I'm just curious because of the phase out of...
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    I do not negotiate price unless you are...

    I do not negotiate price unless you are purchasing multiple units at one time and installed at the same place. For a few hundred dollars more, I would take warranty, I sell that same warranty with...
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    You would hope if installed properly, you would...

    You would hope if installed properly, you would not have to change one, let alone two. I had a unit (manitowoc ice machine) come in and run one day and seize because bearing cracked in shipment....
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    I prefer a warranty offered though the...

    I prefer a warranty offered though the manufacturer. That warranty company Equiguard is JUNK, if purchased directly from them! They will only replace up to the cost of the unit and one compressor....
  40. NO, not exactly. You what air to pull though coil...

    NO, not exactly. You what air to pull though coil and not try to push air though the coil. They air different. Air is more likely blow around coil when you try to push air though coil. You will move...
  41. Well, here I go. I have made condensers that were...

    Well, here I go. I have made condensers that were ate up by acid, (1 time I was called because other company could not fix and it would be 2 weeks before they could get a replacement condenser),...
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    Here in South Florida, "The rule of thumb", will...

    Here in South Florida, "The rule of thumb", will get you in trouble. Its not because of the weather, which is mostly 8 months of hot and humid, its construction and different buildings codes for...
  43. I went back and edited my self after you ask....

    I went back and edited my self after you ask. What can I say, for some reason I put the 0 in there. My bad.
  44. Sorry here: Extra refrigerant needed = (Linear...

    Sorry here:

    Extra refrigerant needed = (Linear feet of line set – 15 ft) Times X oz per ft.
    Where X = 0.6 for 3/8” liquid tubing, 0.4 for 5/16”, or 0.2 for ¼”

    65-15=50
    (X).6oz x 50=30
    Extra...
  45. Most manufacturers call for .6 per ft over 15...

    Most manufacturers call for .6 per ft over 15 feet of line set. This is per ft of liquid line , if 3/8 OD copper.

    Also you will lose a percentage of capacity because of the length of the suction...
  46. I gotha. Just putting out some info maybe others...

    I gotha. Just putting out some info maybe others did not know.
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    All your friend can do is make them do at least...

    All your friend can do is make them do at least what was in the contract. Other than that sounds like a hack job. Most likely a total waste of money and probably will never work properly unless...
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    QUOTE=gman110;2070137]Is this Westinghouse unit 2...

    QUOTE=gman110;2070137]Is this Westinghouse unit 2 stage heat/2stage cool ? (it also has heat strips)[/QUOTE]
    Yes, with emergency heat (heat strips).


    QUOTE=gman110;2070137]The thermostat wiring...
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    Twilli Don't Leave! ..... Your fans/stalkers like...

    Twilli Don't Leave! ..... Your fans/stalkers like me won't know what to do for the next 30 minutes!......I could wash those dishes from thanksgiving or..... maybe ......never mind I got Cops recorded...
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    Not sure, I sent 50 bucks and a picture of a set...

    Not sure, I sent 50 bucks and a picture of a set of gauges.:rolleyes:
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