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  1. Yearly maintenance is important. Parts are...

    Yearly maintenance is important. Parts are inspected and cleaned, and proper performance and early signs of problems can be identified. There is alot more to servicing equipment then a filter change.
  2. Silly question, but why won't they run a new...

    Silly question, but why won't they run a new wire? Is it between floors, because I wouldn't do that, either. The wireless thermostat may be a good option for you. You would be able to fully utilize...
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    Great reply, rundawg. Just to add a little, the...

    Great reply, rundawg. Just to add a little, the DSI also has purge times before, and between ignition attempts. This is to purge any gas from a failed ignition cycle. It also allows the...
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    Thanks, guys. I'm in Oklahoma, where natural gas...

    Thanks, guys. I'm in Oklahoma, where natural gas is king. I've never personally laid eyes on an oil-fired anything. I will likely buy both a pump and portable heater, both are good to have and the...
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    Thanks for the advice. I have researched the...

    Thanks for the advice. I have researched the question before I asked here. The local trane office told me that their method was to warm the chiller. I have searched gear pumps, but most seemed too...
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    how to warm up a centrifugal

    I need to do an oil change on a CVHE. There is no hot water available near the chillers, so I need to find a portable water heater solution to warm the barrel. Preferably without taking 6 hours....
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    What is the amp draw? The overload will open if...

    What is the amp draw? The overload will open if the current is to high. It could be any of the electrical components, or wiring, that are causing your problem.

    Edit: I re-read the rules, and might...
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    Just make sure you continue your education while...

    Just make sure you continue your education while you find your next job. Employers like that.
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    Use the low temp limit in the fancy new digital...

    Use the low temp limit in the fancy new digital thermostat to prevent them from setting it below 68*F.

    Refrigerant pressures are only a small glimpse into what the system is doing. Subcool,...
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    Updated. Airflow issue was resolved by...

    Updated. Airflow issue was resolved by configuring for another model and a psc blower, cycling power, resetting correct configuration, and cycling power. Instructions from tech support. Compressor...
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    I didn't dig up the old thread, but I read it. He...

    I didn't dig up the old thread, but I read it. He mentioned coated air coils. Do it. I don't know about you, but regardless of manufacturer, I have been replacing a number of coils. Have read and...
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    climatemaster TED compressor issue

    Installed a climatemaster TED038 friday. Installed the communicating thermostat as well. System ran fine, maintained around 10 degrees suerheat, subcool was 15- 18 as the txv modulated.

    I have 2...
  13. Sticky: I Learned a lot being stuck by myself as a...

    I Learned a lot being stuck by myself as a maintenance guy with a little votech experience. I read a lot of books ( internet was not around then). After I gained experience I went to work for a...
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    quoted for truth! read and compare in house...

    quoted for truth! read and compare in house ratings and customer reviews. it will give you a good idea of what options you have in your tire size. some sizes have more options then others. hope you...
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    that's a nice find! i have never even seen the...

    that's a nice find! i have never even seen the spout-type can before. pretty cool.
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    how did the health department miss that?

    how did the health department miss that?
  17. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    thanks, i think i will try that. :payattention:

    thanks, i think i will try that. :payattention:
  18. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    update: i took the advise of a few of you and...

    update: i took the advise of a few of you and swapped compressor control boards. compressor ran normally with good board swapped in place. when i removed the cardboard protector off the back of the...
  19. your right, and you get a bonus point for...

    your right, and you get a bonus point for correctly spelling mui! i guess i haven't worked on any of the newer envisions, although i am very familiar with the premier board. thanks for clearing that...
  20. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    loose connection caused the fire. ALL connections...

    loose connection caused the fire. ALL connections were checked/tightened. i watched the electrician check the main feed. phase abc are correct. i suspect that when the insulation melted of the high...
  21. maybe its commercial only. its a data tool called...

    maybe its commercial only. its a data tool called a "muay" that plugs into the board. you get real time sensor readings, fault codes, etc. i have worked on a couple dozen of the commercial ones, but...
  22. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    thanks, i had thought about swapping the known...

    thanks, i had thought about swapping the known good one for the questionable one, but didn't know if there was an easier solution. the addresses have not been changed ever because both are origional...
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    you might want to look at the rest of the joints,...

    you might want to look at the rest of the joints, if they missed one, they could have missed more.... do it for your piece of mind. look around at the rest of it for obvious problems, hopefully it...
  24. i haven't liked the envision like the previous...

    i haven't liked the envision like the previous posts have. i do, however, agree with everything they posted about using a 2 stage unit. have you looked into the climatemaster? electronics are much...
  25. let me be the first to ride the fence.... i...

    let me be the first to ride the fence.... i believe that some of your statements are true. not every truck for every company is stocked with a proper combustion analyzer. and many furnace problems...
  26. even if you are a tech, it should be fairly...

    even if you are a tech, it should be fairly obvious. not criticizing, just sayin'

    as a gesture of kindness, did the dryer happen to get replaced? THINK
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    you are

    you are <No DIY diagnostics in the open residential forums, thank you.
  28. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    i am very familiar with 460/3/60 systems and...

    i am very familiar with 460/3/60 systems and checking voltage is the first thing i check. brand new contactor, and ckt 1 runs perfectly. compressor starts and runs fine, for a second. screw chiller....
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    p.s. this is my 15th post, so pro access here i...

    p.s. this is my 15th post, so pro access here i come!
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    the training is a very valid discussion between...

    the training is a very valid discussion between techs and management. personally i have been to some training for controls and some newer residential systems, but it is difficult to find valid...
  31. Thread: rtaa chiller

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    rtaa chiller

    after a contactor fire, and a rewire, i have an '02 rtaa that still gives phase reversal, phase loss, and phase reversal protection loss codes, each on seperate attempts at startup. i have replaced...
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    oops! like those before me, i will not get an...

    oops! like those before me, i will not get an answer from the o.p. because the question is over a year old! i guess i should check the dates first.....
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    my track car.

    my track car.
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    i agree. check strainers, flow regulators, etc....

    i agree. check strainers, flow regulators, etc. for debris/ blockage. sounds like a water flow issue to me. what is your water pressure drop across the coil? list any of the previously mentioned...
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    i have a van with a utility body, best of both...

    i have a van with a utility body, best of both worlds. you can keep tools and parts organized and accessible from the outside and still have room for equipment inside. with a normal van it always...
  36. Thread: addatives

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    thanks for the replies, gentlemen. k fridge, i...

    thanks for the replies, gentlemen. k fridge, i have also used the leak sealant twice, both times on last hope for the system situations. I make sure to tell the customer that it could potentially...
  37. Thread: addatives

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    addatives

    i was reading other posts on this forum, it seems very conclusive that most people believe that the only thing that belongs in a refrigerant circuit is 'refrigerant and oil'. as a new member to this...
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    i understand,tool-slinger. here in oklahoma we...

    i understand,tool-slinger. here in oklahoma we see temps of 105 plus, with high humidity. units that work normally suddenly can't keep up, and i always debate with myself on how much to overcharge to...
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    unusual climates

    a few years ago i was in phoenix arizona visiting relatives. the outdoor temp. was 117 and i checked my uncles a/c units while i stayed at his house. obviously the pressures were elevated compared to...
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    glad you brought your camera, no one would have...

    glad you brought your camera, no one would have believed you otherwise!
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    when they play each other, i go orange....

    when they play each other, i go orange. otherwise, its all about the borders... thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
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    I can only guess... I imagine its like the...

    I can only guess... I imagine its like the conversations had around the counter at the local supply houses x 10!
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    new guy from oklahoma

    hello, my name is Brent. I have been in the hvac industry for 12yrs primarily in service, both residential, commercial, and geothermal. I just stumbled across this site looking for info. on a trane...
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