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    The loading dock door is over in the direction...

    The loading dock door is over in the direction the heater is pointed. I told them we would need to move the heater out and away from the new freezer. It's not really a big job, but they sound like...
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    Condenser Heater

    The freezer was installed this summer and has worked great until the cold weather got here. Now it has trouble holding temp. Hmmmmmm.
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Sometime you have to stop and laugh when you find things like this. I am 6'6" tall, and I needed a ladder to change the frickin economizer actuator. Someone left an old wood ladder under the unit for...
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    So many manufacturers use crappy and undersized...

    So many manufacturers use crappy and undersized filter and/or driers. Granted, if the system is put together right and clean, it shouldn't matter. But as most of us have found out, that seems to...
  5. Thread: Beer can cold

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    A suction line is beer can cold? Whoever started...

    A suction line is beer can cold? Whoever started this goofy "tip" must have liked warm beer.
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    I'm a Steamfitter Service Tech. But I have the...

    I'm a Steamfitter Service Tech. But I have the option to get any qualification I want for any job in my local. I just have to put the effort into the training. There is no father-son stuff here. If...
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    Solution to Global Warming

    And what we will do is pump the heat into huge holding tanks and release it during the winter months. This way we will maintain a nice 60 to 70 degree temp year around, no matter where you live. :D I...
  8. Thread: Bread

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    When we lived in GA while I was in the military,...

    When we lived in GA while I was in the military, it was always funny to us to see this. If the weather man so much as mentioned ice or snow, the store shelves would be stripped of bread, milk, and...
  9. Thread: Hitchhikers

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    You guys are all to quick to make them into...

    You guys are all to quick to make them into lunch. I say keep them alive and let them feed you for a few years first. Fresh eggs can be so good. :D
  10. Thread: Hitchhikers

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    Definitely Reds. My parents raised them when I...

    Definitely Reds. My parents raised them when I was a kid too. I remember a rooster that would chase us kids all the time.
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    Roof piping and ice/snow.

    RTUs sit on a flat part of the roof. Just ahead of them in a pitched metal roof. Come Spring thaw all the snow and ice rushes down the roof and collides with the gas piping. My co-worker took a...
  12. I have an extended Express parked in my driveway....

    I have an extended Express parked in my driveway. I love the ride, as the wheelbase is also extended with the body. Smooth for a 3/4 van. On the other hand, that long wheelbase makes it maneuver like...
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    Fooling the Thermostat

    Like any real man, I love beef. And aged beef is even better. This topic came up on another forum. As I was reading the article I saw the paragraph quoted below. I have never worked on a meat cooler...
  14. Thread: Hammered Coils

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    Yeah we see that fairly often around here. We...

    Yeah we see that fairly often around here. We suggest guards but the customer doesn't like spending the money. They usually order up the guards the second time around.
  15. Thread: Water Proofing

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    Yep. The guy sealed all the other holes and seems...

    Yep. The guy sealed all the other holes and seems in the outdoor section, which really does no good for anything since the condenser fan openings are still letting water in. He should have screwed...
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    I'm gonna steal your customer base by offering...

    I'm gonna steal your customer base by offering them a much better deal. Tail light warranty instead of driveway. :D
  17. Thread: Water Proofing

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    I don't know when their sticker is from. We took...

    I don't know when their sticker is from. We took over this customer a couple months back, and the space has been occupied by a few different store chains.
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    Water Proofing

    What a fool. He forgot those two big holes on the top. All kinds of rain is going to get in there. The sad truth is the customer probably paid for this, including sealing the outdoor section, only...
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    This Songs for You

    The great thing about music is sometimes the songs really can speak about your life. Here's a song for hard working Americans. Even has an HVAC man at 3:37 into the video.
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  20. This is a classic! Some people are so ignorant I...

    This is a classic! Some people are so ignorant I don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for them.
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    Was not pulling in all three legs. Looked good,...

    Was not pulling in all three legs. Looked good, not burnt up or anything, but the middle leg would not pull in completely. Compressor would single phase and open the circuit. The other contractor...
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    I had the same thoughts myself. The company that...

    I had the same thoughts myself. The company that did it has been around and is fairly well known. But they are also the kind of place that will hire just about anyone and start paying them barely...
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    You ever have one of those good days?

    We get a call from a property management company we work for stating one of the packaged units at a newer building has been diagnosed with a failed compressor by a competing contractor. The...
  24. Thread: Obstruction

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    I cleared the restriction already. What you see...

    I cleared the restriction already. What you see on that rag is what I pulled out of the liquid line and metering device. The now empty filter body is just shown for reference.
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    Obstruction

    Factory installed crappy filter on a couple decade old RTU. The outlet screen broke and the BBs that would normally be inside it were all sitting downstream on top of the metering device. This is the...
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