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    Think of it as being 18 years old with 22 years...

    Think of it as being 18 years old with 22 years of experience.

    Tell your wife that when she turns 40, you'll trade her in for two 20s...

    ...if your wired for 220.
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    If you can wrap a kitchen in 3 piece crown and do...

    If you can wrap a kitchen in 3 piece crown and do cabinet-making, then it sounds like you got a great career already. Where I live (Los Angeles), those skills can earn you a great income. Have you...
  3. There is no cut-in pressure switch. After the...

    There is no cut-in pressure switch. After the pump-down the compressor is off and doesn't start again until the computer senses a demand for cooling.

    Yes, it is a screw on pressure switch - small,...
  4. That's interesting. We do get a lot of oil...

    That's interesting. We do get a lot of oil foaming with the 06Ds. I suspose that's because at low suction pressure, the refrigerant starts to boil out of the oil.

    Don't know why the mfg uses a...
  5. It's an a/c system used on transport using R22....

    It's an a/c system used on transport using R22. All the basics are normal. We have a fleet of these units, and a few will produce a fault indication (a fault light comes on) after pumpdown. Most of...
  6. 06Ds - what is a typical low pressure switch setting?

    If you work on 06D compressors, what is the psi setting for a typical low pressure cut-out switch?

    Here's why I'm asking: the a/c system I work on uses a 06D with a 6psi low pressure switch. The...
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    You wait till the day before the final to find...

    You wait till the day before the final to find the answer? Seems like you're not really interested in learning this trade.
  8. Thread: animal help

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    That's great. Are you gonna keep the dog? If so,...

    That's great. Are you gonna keep the dog? If so, maybe you should name him Lucky.

    How about posting some pics? I'd like to see the puppy and that crevice.
  9. Thread: animal help

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    Yet another idea...

    Try using an air-hammer with a chisel. One of your buddies might have one.

    Try calling your local fire department (do NOT call 911). Tomorrow is Sunday, they might be having a slow day. Every now...
  10. Is there any money to be made in repairing appliances?

    Not working for a large company (think Sears), but on my own or with a small mom-n-pop outfit.

    My local trade school is starting an applicance repair program. I'm thinking ahead...looking for a...
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    On second thought, Carrier has a home-study...

    On second thought, Carrier has a home-study course.
    Go to www.training.carrier.com Click on Training, then books, videos, CDs.
    You can then download their training catalog (pdf). Their...
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    I took the NRI Hvac home study course a few years...

    I took the NRI Hvac home study course a few years ago. NRI (National Radio Institute) was around for decades, but went out of business a few years ago.

    Here's how it worked:

    They send you a...
  13. Thread: animal help

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    Keep chiseling and use some vegetable oil or...

    Keep chiseling and use some vegetable oil or soapy water for lubricant. If he got his head in, it can come out. Rescue that puppy and he'll be your pal for life.
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    I did a little research and found that this...

    I did a little research and found that this compressor had the same failure before and after the rebuild. The rebuild company is not oem. I work for a public agency, and they always go for the lowest...
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    I checked the gaskets today, and they are in the...

    I checked the gaskets today, and they are in the right postion. All ports appear clean.

    We replaced the compressor, and the system works good. So the problem is with the compressor. Still can't...
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    That's interesting. I'll have to look into that....

    That's interesting. I'll have to look into that. When I changed the unloaders the gaskets remained stuck to the cylinder head, so that's how I left them. They are odd looking with 3 holes for the...
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    Carlyle 06D unloaders not working

    I found this problem on a transport system that was icing the evap coil.

    Here's the system: Carlyle 06D 208vac, 6 cylinders, with pressure (non-electric) suction cutoff unloaders on 2 of the...
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    Yes, 6 psi is very low, but that's how the mfg...

    Yes, 6 psi is very low, but that's how the mfg designed the system. The low pressure switch opens at 6 psi.

    I work on another, almost identical a/c system (different mfg), that uses a 20 psi low...
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    Thanks, Clgman for the good info.

    Thanks, Clgman for the good info.
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    Go to Training Fourms -> For Your Interest. ...

    Go to Training Fourms -> For Your Interest.

    Lots of great info there.
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    Here's a book recommendation that might help: ...

    Here's a book recommendation that might help:

    DDC for HVAC Techs, by Lamabooks.com

    They said it should be ready by end of summer. Sounds interesting. I'm gonna pick up a copy.
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    This will show the difference: ...

    This will show the difference:

    http://www.brainerdcompressor.com/06d_06e_unloader_identification.htm

    Sorry, I know this is an old thread. But this link gives some good information.
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    They offer hvac courses that range from 23 wks to...

    They offer hvac courses that range from 23 wks to 81 wks, both day & evening. That's all I know so far.
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    Anyone know about this hvac school?

    It's located in Southern California. Anyone go there?

    http://www.brownsontechnicalschool.com/pages/hvac.htm
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    http://www.fool.com/ira/ira03.htm With either...

    http://www.fool.com/ira/ira03.htm

    With either an IRA or Roth, I'd suggest you start with low cost index funds. The Wilshire 5000 (total stock market index fund) and a international index fund...
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    Yes, some good information. Thanks

    Yes, some good information. Thanks
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    That's also a good idea. I'll have to get another...

    That's also a good idea. I'll have to get another temp probe besides my Fluke pipe-clamp type.

    Also, I came across this superheat kit. It might work since my system has a schrader valve right next...
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    I placed a small order about 2 yrs ago. I...

    I placed a small order about 2 yrs ago. I received my items quickly without problems. I'd do business again with them.
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    Measuring Superheat on a Carlyle 06D system

    I'm working on a transport a/c system using R22 and a Carlyle 06D compressor.

    To measure the superheat, the maintenance manual tells us to place the temp probe next to the TXV's temp bulb....
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    I think I'll go with the PS40 impact driver (not...

    I think I'll go with the PS40 impact driver (not to be confused with the I driver).

    http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PS40-2A-Impact-Driver-Holster/dp/B000PI4896

    Since I do transport a/c work, I...
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    Anyone use these Bosch Drivers?

    Bosch has a new impact driver, PS40. No reviews on Amazon yet, but my local tool store has it for $199. It puts out 80 in-lbs of torque, which is pretty good for such a small unit. Anyone have one?
    ...
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    Gee, I thought building engineers made good...

    Gee, I thought building engineers made good money?

    I also live in LA. Have you checked out local 250?

    Saw an ad in the paper from United Technologies for field service techs and engineers in...
  33. Sounds like my school. I went through the...

    Sounds like my school. I went through the evening/weekend program. Had a large lab filled with equipment from manufactures like Carrier, Trane, etc. Didn't get to touch any of it. Found out that only...
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    Had to call the rooter guy because my main line...

    Had to call the rooter guy because my main line was clogged with tree roots. Two guys came out, a trainee and his supervisor. While the trainee was snaking the line, the supervisor asks me if he can...
  35. Thread: Bob Seger

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    Just like Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Jackson...

    Just like Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Jackson Brown, and the Stones. All released new CDs in the last few years, but the new material just isn't very good. Sometimes it's downright awful.

    Hank...
  36. Thread: Bob Seger

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    Has he written any new songs?

    Has he written any new songs?
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    This comic illustrates how teenagers hate to be...

    This comic illustrates how teenagers hate to be seen with their parents around other kids.

    Reminds me of an incident that occured when I was a teen.
    One Friday night my mom, dad, sister and me...
  38. Thread: Laptop experts

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    PC Magazine did a survey of their readers about...

    PC Magazine did a survey of their readers about laptops:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2006499,00.asp

    Dell's Inspiron 1505 has gotten rave reviews from a couple of techie magazines. Lots...
  39. I can't answer your question, either. But these 2...

    I can't answer your question, either. But these 2 sites have helped me out a lot in the past:

    http://www.extremetech.com

    http://www.maximumpc.com

    Go to their discussion forums and fire away.
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    Do all 4 chillers ever run at the same time? Or...

    Do all 4 chillers ever run at the same time? Or are some of them a back-up, in case the primary chiller fails or needs to be taken off-line for maintenance?

    Thanks everyone, I'm learning a lot.
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    Thanks folks, for the useful info.

    Thanks folks, for the useful info.
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    A friend of mine is a mechanical engineering...

    A friend of mine is a mechanical engineering student who is studying heat transfer devices. He wants to do a research paper on chillers. He asked me some questions that I couldn't answer, since I...
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    Well I figured it out. The coil on this contactor...

    Well I figured it out. The coil on this contactor is actually two coils in one (that's why 2 terminals are marked M). One is a 5 ohm coil, the other is 270 ohms. Both coils energize to close the...
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    Thanks, that's an excellent site. I'll have to...

    Thanks, that's an excellent site. I'll have to study it tomorrow when I have more time.

    The terminals V,W,M are all low voltage (38vdc). Best I can tell, when the contactor closes, the aux contact...
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    First of all, this question is not about hvac....

    First of all, this question is not about hvac. But I hope you can help me in any case.

    I work on a 208vac, 3 phase air compressor. It uses a Siemens magnetic starter with a solid state overload...
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    I used to do the same. Some of the labels are...

    I used to do the same. Some of the labels are interesting in their own right.

    I remember one hot sauce was called Religious Experience.
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    PLCs are used in commerical work? How so?

    PLCs are used in commerical work? How so?
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    I took a jar of Dave's insanity salsa (it also...

    I took a jar of Dave's insanity salsa (it also comes in a salsa form) to work along with a bag of chips. A few of the guys brave enough to try it were bouncing off the walls with pain. It was fun to...
  49. Thread: Mag Light LEDs

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    I like my Streamlights. Don't have to twist them...

    I like my Streamlights. Don't have to twist them on-off like Mag lits. The Twin-Tasks are nice.

    http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=46
    ...
  50. Thanks for the good ideas. I'll give them a try.

    Thanks for the good ideas. I'll give them a try.
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