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  1. hardest part is getting line set to the unit. I...

    hardest part is getting line set to the unit. I did it on a 6 drawer, found the exact match evap, replaced it and changed the r-12 with a r-404 TEV then gutted the condenser cab to give space for...
  2. The PITA units to service (grill drawers etc)...

    The PITA units to service (grill drawers etc) that do little more than collect grease and heat the kitchen, I have converted them to remote 404a condensing with success.
    Of course it's not always...
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    yeah...

    The high side gauge went bad. It read about 300 lbs higher than it should. The system is all good now. I failed to look at the most obvious problem after a hot day on a roof. Anyhow, that's my...
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    picture of coil

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=6000011717335669170&oid=111531289088996131922

    Sorry, I tried to paste a link of a picture but not sure why i dont see it in thread
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    I think this is called a gravity coil

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=6000011717335669170&oid=111531289088996131922

    it has worked in a 2ft. wide pie case with r-12 and 409 for the past 50 years. There is also a reach in just...
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    48" sandwich prep table question

    looking to replace my customers prep table that is a 26 year old R-12 bev-aire on a remote condenser (which is also being replaced).

    I first looked at new self contained units. That way, we could...
  7. Okay for the record I found techs that have...

    Okay for the record

    I found techs that have done this. Using heat/cool 24v signals from the board and relays I installed a 1 hp motor and so far , so good.
  8. York D1np036 packaged unit blower motor conversion, has anyone done this?

    The customer has had at least 2 of these 600.00 variable speed IBM's go bad and now it's bad again.

    I know for a fact that I can bypass all the variable drive BS and wire directly to the...
  9. If they cost more just means you get to charge...

    If they cost more just means you get to charge more and make more on it.

    Exactly. I guess he'll get the extra charge and then go with the new units the next time around, if he's smart
  10. your experience with 414-B HotShot on medium temp systems please

    I have 2 restaurants with multiple r-12 condensing units for medium temp coolers of different sizes. Of course, they leak and of course, the owner wants to keep them going. I want to change them out...
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    not one bit. I was somewhat disappointed by that...

    not one bit. I was somewhat disappointed by that but found out that its not the same place. They will have a tech drive over 200 miles just so they don't call outside vendors. I think its a matter of...
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    Its been good. I have a few good accounts that...

    Its been good. I have a few good accounts that are well cared for and got rid of a few bad ones. I have found it difficult to break into corporations like Jackinthebox, even as a backup facility...
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    passed

    I actually took the course and passed april, 2012. The course was about 700 and I studied for a month before. I found the c-38 state test to be easier than the course :)
  14. LOL no that would not fly. After doing more...

    LOL no that would not fly. After doing more research I discovered a comprehensive tier markup system
  15. Commercial refrigeration companies: what are your rates?

    I am a licensed and insured c-38 contractor with 8 years f/t in the field. However, this is my first year in business as owner/operator. Now that the heat is off and calls have slowed,I am working on...
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    just did that

    I just passed the law/ c-38 and I can tell you the test is not hard if you do 2 things: learn HOW to answer the questions they ask, think about what the test wants you to answer and forget what you...
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    She was raised on r&b and was in Europe for 5...

    She was raised on r&b and was in Europe for 5 years doing experimental rock in the early 70's. I guess she needed money
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    Into The Great Wide Open

    I post my short bio not as a question but rather to generate comments of those who have done (or doing) what I am about to embark on.

    Skillset: 3 years community college HVAC course/electronics...
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    a hole was drilled and the opening was sanded....

    a hole was drilled and the opening was sanded. Besides, copper eating termites would leave little teethmarks
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    Okay, good advice. I pulled the trigger and...

    Okay, good advice. I pulled the trigger and ordered a home study course with 2 days of law exam in class.

    I know there is alot of failure in self employment for many good reasons, I need to get...
  21. Thread: On call pay

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    California labor laws, gotta love'em. We got 2...

    California labor laws, gotta love'em. We got 2 hour minimum for each afterhour call and paid driveway to driveway.

    The overtime depends on whether or not you worked a 40 hour week of course but...
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    Carl's jr. is the chain. I am one of 3 or 4 out...

    Carl's jr. is the chain. I am one of 3 or 4 out of 10 corporate employees that got the ax.

    The company was sold last year and will sell again when it goes public in a few years so the whole...
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    Best C-20 exam course in California?

    After 5 years of working as a hvac/r ref tech for a large fast food chain, the in house facilities maintenance department was downsized and my position was part of the cut. My former supervisor...
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    BTW, here is a link of test equipment for these...

    BTW, here is a link of test equipment for these motors:

    http://12.21.92.154/res/products-home_srt.html
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    Well there is a burnt component. What i...

    Well there is a burnt component. What i need...and dont have is a tek-mate tester from g.e. to narrow down further. I will prolly take apart on my bench and test each component if I cant find that...
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