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    Bucket of ice or cold water and a wet towel,...

    Bucket of ice or cold water and a wet towel, takes a lot of strain off of your recovery machine, keep extension cords short and heavy guage.
  2. I nearly pissed my pants when I heard the clip!

    I nearly pissed my pants when I heard the clip!
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    We have istalled McQuay, Sanyo, Chigo, Daikin,...

    We have istalled McQuay, Sanyo, Chigo, Daikin, Mitsubishi,Goodman, Carrier. Out of all of them Mitsubishi has been the best by far, but as earlier stated in repleys they are all as good as the...
  4. I cut one open, it connects to the compressor...

    I cut one open, it connects to the compressor internally, the pipe extends through the dome.
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    They work well on small diameter pipe not so well...

    They work well on small diameter pipe not so well on capilary. I use it for adding stubs to process tubes on hermetic systems.
  6. water may be dripping on a connection during...

    water may be dripping on a connection during defrost or fan delay is bad and humidity is shorting out fan motor.
  7. Thread: Cleaning

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    We had a really nasty kitchen, fryer was 6' from...

    We had a really nasty kitchen, fryer was 6' from refrigeration units, everything was wet with grease. I used one of the spray can condenser cleaners and nearly shutdown the kitchen, the stuff...
  8. Thread: Cleaning

    by frank slusher
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    dawn dish washing liquid and hot water

    dawn dish washing liquid and hot water
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    Go with the dumb s#$$@ first, turn off the power...

    Go with the dumb s#$$@ first, turn off the power drag a hose to the unit and wash the crud out of the coil. I was talking a tech through a the same problem not long ago. He removed the charge,...
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    Most compressors will draw locked rotor amps on a...

    Most compressors will draw locked rotor amps on a rapid restart, 5 min time delay would allow good equalization of pressures.
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    We do a lot of True mfg warranty work, in the...

    We do a lot of True mfg warranty work, in the past depending on the type of failure, we would change condensing unit and cap tube. By the time you flush the old unit and change the compressor there...
  12. Had one day before super bowl 10 years ago, our...

    Had one day before super bowl 10 years ago, our on call guy that serviced this account was drunk and not answering his phone. I was the next best choice at 10pm on Saturday night, these people had a...
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    I have been using an imperial for 19 years, have...

    I have been using an imperial for 19 years, have had a few bad flares but they were my fault: when you get to the bottom don't overtighten, it forces all of the metal out of the flare, they will...
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    check crankcase heater, may be full of...

    check crankcase heater, may be full of refrigerant on start up.
  15. 6:00pm on a Friday, freezer is down in a nursing...

    6:00pm on a Friday, freezer is down in a nursing home. Drive in DC traffic, get there and maintenance man says "we have been trying to get it to cool since Wendsday morning".
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    Methane gas will do that, installed a unit at a...

    Methane gas will do that, installed a unit at a waste water treatment plant and before the job was finished exposed pipe was black. They spec'd K copper for the piping. In the area that I grew up a...
  17. it is like asbestos training, we have it for 1...

    it is like asbestos training, we have it for 1 customer, you sit for the class 3 days and find out that it is still in use in major building products. the government needed to create more jobs and...
  18. carrier used to have those universal joints, they...

    carrier used to have those universal joints, they are tough to replace in the middle of unit. We have had loose belts do the same thing, they fray and snag the distributor and wrap it around motor...
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    I have seen them dirty but not like that, replace...

    I have seen them dirty but not like that, replace it with a Sporlan 032 capt, we cut them at the other end as that will show you what really made it to captube. Compreesor is probably failing.
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    why not evacuate it? A heat lamp and a vacuum...

    why not evacuate it? A heat lamp and a vacuum pump for a couple of hours should do the trick.
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    they remove lime scale deposits, sanitizer kills...

    they remove lime scale deposits, sanitizer kills the mold and bacteria. We keep both nickel safe and lime away on our trucks. If in doubt use nickel safe, on Hoshi machines use full stregth. just...
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    Have seen a clogged muffler, oil carbon sealed...

    Have seen a clogged muffler, oil carbon sealed all but a pin hole. Had another that the liquid line service valve was so packed with carbon that an 1/8"drill bit wouldn't fit in it, that the...
  23. Thread: Lost

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    reversing valve hung up?

    reversing valve hung up?
  24. Take an rc40 recovery bottle remove the plug and...

    Take an rc40 recovery bottle remove the plug and fill valve install 2 3/4 mpt x 1/2 flare fittings in thier place, makes a very cheap cold trap. Then get a trash can and fill it with ice, connect...
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    We had a problem with overtightening the flare...

    We had a problem with overtightening the flare nuts, it will actually push the metal out of the joint. I had a leak on an install and found it to be at the liquid line flare, when I pulled it apart...
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    I had a 410a system with the same problem on...

    I had a 410a system with the same problem on Friday, leak test showed no leaks. Caps were loose and we had a cold winter. I am going to pick up the new style o-ring caps and install.
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    doctor in a luxury condo building called and said...

    doctor in a luxury condo building called and said no cooling in bedroom, showed up and stat was turned off, he called and cleaning lady handed me the phone. he wanted to know what was wrong and I...
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    locked my keys in the van 2 months ago, sprinters...

    locked my keys in the van 2 months ago, sprinters wont lock the front door without a key. But the back doors will lock all day long without it. Was at the last call of the day and had to grab...
  29. hot shot works well as long as you don't...

    hot shot works well as long as you don't overcharge. some bubbles in sight glass, don't clear it.
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    not at all, that is so you can move the furnace...

    not at all, that is so you can move the furnace to get to paint thinner and gasoline stored behind it!
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    there may be a problem

    got called to give a second opinion on this antique split system, the boss knows that I like taking things apart. Carrier 5H80 2 circuit split system was the first air conditioned building in the...
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    Karma has a way of settling those kind of debts,...

    Karma has a way of settling those kind of debts, usually pays out on a 10 to 1 ratio. Unfortunatly you probably wont get paid, but what goes around comes around. We have been stiffed a couple of...
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    Turbo torch with #29 tip, gets the pipe and...

    Turbo torch with #29 tip, gets the pipe and fitting hot enough to work silfos easily. An A-14 will take a a little longer but you wont get as much sun burn.
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    Usually when the refrigeration circuit is the...

    Usually when the refrigeration circuit is the problem, it was after someone put gages on the system. Get a set of close gages no hoses- for observation only.
  35. R134a and cap tubes can be a real pain. We work...

    R134a and cap tubes can be a real pain. We work on a lot of True equipment- warranty. When the unit overheats enough to breakdown compressor oil, they usually recomend a new compressor and captube....
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    Inside the evap housing is a resivior about the...

    Inside the evap housing is a resivior about the size of a shot glass, there is a screen at the inlet and a float. When the screen get slimy the pump cycles a lot and will burn up over time. As...
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    wear rubber gloves when you remove the heads from...

    wear rubber gloves when you remove the heads from that compressor, if you suspect acidity. Good gloves not cheapies. Look at the valve plates and the piston tops, if you see dents or broken...
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    You need to know why the first one died. If it is...

    You need to know why the first one died. If it is semi hermetic, pull the heads and end bell before you start the new one. You should also use a suction filter to catch any garbage that blew back...
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    It won't always trip on high pressure, but it...

    It won't always trip on high pressure, but it probably should have. When you service small machines, use a gauge with a close coupled fitting-no hoses. You can buy them or make them up yourself, no...
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    Hey you may be right, we had a room and hallway...

    Hey you may be right, we had a room and hallway in the arena that was always hot. Guys were complaining that the A/c would not keep up. Noticed a hissing noise under the floor and was told not to...
  41. Like the cars in their driveway, it should be up...

    Like the cars in their driveway, it should be up on blocks. Plastic ones.
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    It all depends on what you are willing to do,...

    It all depends on what you are willing to do, have had my head stuck in units that made me gag and had to swallow to keep from wearing it. Smelled like a bad date gone very wrong. Had units that...
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    sounds like there is too much cooling and no...

    sounds like there is too much cooling and no dehumidification. Also check the make up air hood. If you are bringing in too much outside air and not exhuasting, the humity will hang in the cool...
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    You really need to fix the make up air unit as...

    You really need to fix the make up air unit as you are pulling air from unwanted areas through the space. Bathroom exhuast fans are fighting to pull foul air out while the kitchen is pulling it back...
  45. You know why its humming? It doesn't know the...

    You know why its humming?
    It doesn't know the words.
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    Not to sound stupid but did anyone check the...

    Not to sound stupid but did anyone check the condesate drain heater and trap. Low temp boxes will ice up very quickly when condensate pan is full. Just a thought, seems like the smarter we get the...
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    A real pro would not use something that volitale...

    A real pro would not use something that volitale unless the unit was outdoors.
    Pressurized 11 or tirchlorathane would be perfect, but illegal in the U.S.
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    R134A doesn't seem to work well in hot areas or...

    R134A doesn't seem to work well in hot areas or with dirty condensers. The POE oil breaks down and gets acidic it has a really funky smell like rotten produce or garbage. Have only seen it in small...
  49. sounds like compressor is bad either valves are...

    sounds like compressor is bad either valves are warped or pressure is blowing by the piston. Try to pump down the unit and see if it holds. Motor has probably overheated more than once.
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    they put all the bells and whistles on them if...

    they put all the bells and whistles on them if you want to pay for them. Those are like builder grade units, we repair them a lot. That will probably not be the last compressor for that unit. ...
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