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  1. You will be hard pressed to do better than you...

    You will be hard pressed to do better than you are are now. You are getting experience and that is way more important than school I think. Troubleshooting skills can be taught in school, but can only...
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    Usually an air duct is on the side directing...

    Usually an air duct is on the side directing cooling air over the motor. About half of the ones I have seen the electrician ran the service through this air duct. If the duct is blocked or the lid is...
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    Is the motor on the roof inside of an upblast...

    Is the motor on the roof inside of an upblast vent system with a domed lid over the motor? Is it a belt drive system? The units I see without overloads in the motors are belt driven with a ducted...
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    I am pretty sure kitchen exhaust fans are not to...

    I am pretty sure kitchen exhaust fans are not to have overloads in the motor.
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    You are exactly correct! I had no idea the guy...

    You are exactly correct! I had no idea the guy needed help on a grocery store walk in with miles of hidden pipe. I was thinking engineered system for cooler/freezer. Sorry about that.
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    The size of the receiver will list maximum weight...

    The size of the receiver will list maximum weight of water it will hold. This can be converted to refrigerant weight by specific gravity and used as the maximum charge that will fit in the receiver...
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    Charging to a clear sight glass can only be used...

    Charging to a clear sight glass can only be used if the expansion valve is not oversized and the proper oriface is installed. A heat exchanger on liquid to suction will change things too. Most walk...
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    I have looked at lots of budgets for slow food...

    I have looked at lots of budgets for slow food restaurants. The older the building and equipment is, the closer it gets to 2%. I have some new building and eqiupment at .8%, and some at 5 years old...
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    If the head pressure climbs to limit tripping...

    If the head pressure climbs to limit tripping pressure with a 110F liquid line then bigger condenser fan motors and blades have to help. Lots of places in the US see temps like 110F. Put the unit on...
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    I do not know what model you are working on .......

    I do not know what model you are working on .... If it has a probe for temp to the board you will need a chart to check for proper operation. Bad probes can do strange things. I have found some...
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    The way most schools budget is based on the...

    The way most schools budget is based on the number of meals per year. This ties in to the number of students they serve. Before you were hired in they may have contracted out all of the maintenance...
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    One tube will last for 10 years. Just a little...

    One tube will last for 10 years. Just a little dab on moving parts. Also make sure to clean old grease from surface or it will soon stick again.
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    So this sounds like the condenser could be...

    So this sounds like the condenser could be blocked with cardboard till LL temp hits 110F and see what the head pressure does on them.
  14. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    Just a few thoughts.... I have started 2 ac...

    Just a few thoughts.... I have started 2 ac businesses. Both made it. The first start up was 10 times harder due to learning how to run a business. If you have enough money to buy his business you...
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    Non condensibles makes good sense with your...

    Non condensibles makes good sense with your symptoms if the compressor amp draw is low. No ductwork, wrong metering device, load too big makes sense if your amp draw is high. This assumes clean...
  17. I had nothing to loose when I tried this....

    I had nothing to loose when I tried this. Customer was turning off the ac at night and could smoke a compressor in 30 days. They have not lost one compressor since and still do not run the air at...
  18. I have noticed that Braziallian Tecumseh...

    I have noticed that Braziallian Tecumseh compressors seem to have oil in them from the factory that makes lots of wax in the cap tube. I have had excellent luck wireing the fan motor to run 24/7...
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    It would be nice to know the discharge temp of...

    It would be nice to know the discharge temp of the compressor and what type of oil is in it.
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    I bet the tires are to blame for the shimmy. Load...

    I bet the tires are to blame for the shimmy. Load range E tires go out of round if you get more than 20k on them. Been there.
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    My bad. It all makes sense now!

    My bad. It all makes sense now!
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    So you are saying they do not take any of your...

    So you are saying they do not take any of your profit and are easy to work with? I am still in touch with the managers that are now forced to use this company and they all say they hate it. Some of...
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    So have they paid the bills without removing your...

    So have they paid the bills without removing your profits yet? I have ran 3 calls without signing a contract with FM Facilities Maintenance for OSI Restaurant Partners lately. I will get paid full...
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    The company came from the Enron group and changed...

    The company came from the Enron group and changed the name to FM Facility Maintenance. I am still in touch with many OSI partners that are waiting for this maintenance iniative to end. Please let me...
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    FM Facility Maintance

    I have worked for osi for 16 years. They did the fm facility maintenance thing. Fm facility maintenance wanted to take over my business with a 26 page contract that took all rights away from me. I...
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