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    Well, looking at the picture I see BX cable, not...

    Well, looking at the picture I see BX cable, not MC so the armor serves as the ground. Hence the reason for no green wire in the cable and the presence of the bonding wire, meant to keep the armor...
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    New RTU Annoyances and A Rant

    Rant On,

    Just installed a new 20 Ton Trane Voyager. I go to start it up and found circuit 2 flat. Checked condensor and found a large leak at the bottom just past the u bend at the tube sheet. A...
  3. This sounds like a logical approach. The LCI-R...

    This sounds like a logical approach. The LCI-R interface is readily available for the Reliatel and the other units could easily be controlled by lon t'stats.

    Any preference between Echelon I-Lon...
  4. Are these custom units with the operation for...

    Are these custom units with the operation for process?
    They are not custom units
    Do you need OPC for their SCADA system (if they have this)?
    They don't have a SCADA system.
    Do you prefer a local...
  5. Suggestions for light industrial HVAC control system

    I am looking for some suggestions for HVAC control systems for a small factory. They are looking to have control of all the systems from one place and limited operator control locally (like the...
  6. Thread: MEATLOAF

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    I got the recipe from a radio show about 3 years...

    I got the recipe from a radio show about 3 years ago. It's the best I've ever had.

    Italian meat loaf

    2 pounds lean ground sirloin
    1 cup Italian bread crumbs
    2 eggs beaten
    Salt and pepper to...
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    5 gallons of oil, holy sh't. NewportNic is...

    5 gallons of oil, holy sh't.

    NewportNic is right if you are lucky. Remove every last bit of lithium-bromide and water. Ask the factory for a 'recomended degreaser', nice clean rust free steam...
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    Oddly enough I understand exactly what you are...

    Oddly enough I understand exactly what you are saying. I am assuming that the 6cph setting is not requiring the furnace to shut down every 10 minutes, but not allowing it to cycle any shorter than 10...
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    Regarding humidity, I have no humidifier of any...

    Regarding humidity, I have no humidifier of any sort. I really do need one or two desperately though. In my situation given the longer run times on the air handlers, even though the air handlers...
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    In my own home I had 2 comfortmaker single stage...

    In my own home I had 2 comfortmaker single stage furnaces 80% with a total btu output of 250,000 btu. They were replaced with a hydro-air system utilizing a mod-con boiler with a max output of...
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    A Jewish Deli Sloppy Joe- Corned Beef, Pastrami,...

    A Jewish Deli Sloppy Joe- Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey, Roast Beef on Triple Decker Rye Bread With Russian Dressing And Coleslaw on the sandwich and a pickle on the side with some greasy fries...
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    The only ill effects I have ever seen because of...

    The only ill effects I have ever seen because of the heating coil being on the return were on resi ECM motors, but this doesn't apply here. It should be fine. The only thing you'll be heating is the...
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    Nope that's no mis-application they probably have...

    Nope that's no mis-application they probably have 208v 3~ and are looking for 220V.

    http://www.solaheviduty.com/products/transformers/pdfs/bboost/bbselect3ph.pdf

    Depending on the type of 3~,...
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    Do a search on my screen name, I responded in...

    Do a search on my screen name, I responded in detail a while ago to another person asking the same question. In my opinion the Aprilaire t'stat stinks. It's compensation programming is way to loose...
  15. Thread: DV Gas Insert

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    DV Gas Insert

    I have a Majestic WMC42 wood burning fireplace in my own home. This was installed and surrounded on all sides by full thickness brick. At some point a set of gas logs were installed. The fire looks...
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    You probably have an ARKLA/SERVEL/ROBUR. That is...

    You probably have an ARKLA/SERVEL/ROBUR. That is not the condensor loop that has the brine in it. It is the chilled water loop and unless you want to freeze the unit in the winter, it takes a...
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    Yeah, The Federals are bad, between arcing of the...

    Yeah, The Federals are bad, between arcing of the bus and non-trips they really stink, the later breakers are supposed to be a little better in the trip dept, but the bus bar has to be real clean and...
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    They are there to provide a small amount of power...

    They are there to provide a small amount of power between the W1 & R and W2 & R even when the limits are open for power stealing thermostats or older electronic thermostats that use triacs for...
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    Show me a clean room that uses electronic air...

    Show me a clean room that uses electronic air filters only, in a similar arrangement to a home EAC, with just a small 1" pre-filter and no other filtration.
    You will never see this.

    However you...
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    If humidity is not an issue then the UV lights...

    If humidity is not an issue then the UV lights are really not needed. I feel strongly against electronic air filters, as I've seen too many that weren't cleaned properly shut down and allow all the...
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    Agreed, get any 5" Pleated Media filter. The...

    Agreed, get any 5" Pleated Media filter. The problem with electronic filters is that they are high maintenance and their efficiency drops as they get dirty, to the point where they shut down no...
  22. You say that you are in Central NJ and have...

    You say that you are in Central NJ and have perimeter ducts in a slab. The majority of houses like this I've seen have ductwork that doesn't lend itself well to central air. (I'm not saying it won't...
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    Get the Burner manual for the Powerflame from...

    Get the Burner manual for the Powerflame from their website. They have good troubleshooting and set-up instructions. Check your flame sensor for dirt. Check to make sure on startup that your air...
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    Being that it is a Weil McClain, Series 88 I...

    Being that it is a Weil McClain, Series 88 I imagine, it probably has the pressure switches in a tap in the front of the boiler. The way the pressure switches are mounted stinks. If you remove all...
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    I think that water heater is a Tragesser Coppper...

    I think that water heater is a Tragesser Coppper Core. Those tanks were copper lined and lasted just about forever.

    Rob
  26. If you look around Philly and NJ you can find...

    If you look around Philly and NJ you can find some old two phase 4 wire motors still running. I've worked on a couple of open drive compressors like that. The give away is the 4 pole disconnect. It...
  27. Good Luck! Rob

    Good Luck!

    Rob
  28. It seems that your TXV is hunting, even on a...

    It seems that your TXV is hunting, even on a stable load. I know this is a new unit, but did you check the TXV for size and the correct powerhead for the refrigerant? (Maybe the machine was built in...
  29. That is odd. Does this unit have a liquid...

    That is odd.
    Does this unit have a liquid receiver?
    Is there a way for you to see if the expansion valve is getting a constant flow of liquid (a sight glass)?
    Did you check the condensor...
  30. Also, do you have a water tank on the chilled...

    Also, do you have a water tank on the chilled water loop of this unit or is the loop volume sufficient to eliminate swings?

    Does the loop water temperature have wide swings?

    Rob
  31. Let's start at the top. Is the high pressure...

    Let's start at the top. Is the high pressure switch cutting out in the cooling mode or in the heating mode?

    Have you seen the unit cut off on high pressure? What were the load conditions then?
    ...
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    You can't mess with the sealed system because you...

    You can't mess with the sealed system because you don't have the steel manifold set, the manuals or the training. A little 717 will knock you on your a--.

    Usually, the sealed system is fine...
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    OK then, You should really put a thermister in...

    OK then, You should really put a thermister in your air stream to measure the air temperature and cycle the furnace/ and or condensing unit if needed. This is what most zoning boards do. They check...
  34. Thread: Its different

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    Manuerops are great compressors. They take some...

    Manuerops are great compressors. They take some slugging and keep on pumping.

    I feel it is only fair to everyone involved to remove the serials before posting. The customer didn't ask me to post...
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    I see you're pretty much set on building your own...

    I see you're pretty much set on building your own zoning system, but if you check out the Honeywell Enviracom system you will see that they have zone damper controllers, a main system controller,...
  36. Thread: Its different

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    I get a no-cool call from an office in a factory....

    I get a no-cool call from an office in a factory.

    A luxaire 2 ton shoved in a corner with junk around it. I cleaned around it so I could find it.
    ...
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    Yup, that control does have a relay set up to...

    Yup, that control does have a relay set up to hold when the power is applied and will not reset after a power failure. I had the same issue in a printing company who used a Cleaver Brooks with a...
  38. After you check your flow and SP. Is that an...

    After you check your flow and SP. Is that an adjustable pitch pulley I see on the condenser blower motor? If it is well, crank 'er up, and check the flow and SP.

    The last units I saw like that...
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    You are really oversized, but you can try one of...

    You are really oversized, but you can try one of the honeywell vision pro thermostats. It has a setting for systems that experience huge swings. I forgot the menu number, but it is usually set to 2...
  40. So there is your answer. The Crestron Thermostat...

    So there is your answer. The Crestron Thermostat is just a regular 1 or 2 stage thermostat. It has the same wiring as any other thermostat plus the cresnet and the external sensors. Crestron assumes...
  41. Yes, either of these thermostats will work. I...

    Yes, either of these thermostats will work. I believe the FV4 is a simple two stage control scheme and doesn't use the infinity control system. (If I'm wrong someone correct me, please). If it does...
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    It's been a while, but the last time I saw one of...

    It's been a while, but the last time I saw one of those it had two shell evaps controlled by two txvs with liquid line solenoids on the seperate evaps. If I remember correctly, the ink distribution...
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    Maybe I can't see it but, where's the feed...

    Maybe I can't see it but, where's the feed backflow protection?


    Rob
  44. Hey Rob, about your screen name ... are you Texas...

    Hey Rob, about your screen name ... are you Texas "Variable Speed" Rules? Or what?

    "TX Valves Rule"? [/B][/QUOTE]

    Yes that's TX Valves Rule. In my opinion no metering should be fixed metering...
  45. I used R12 to power the air horn in my 72 Ford...

    I used R12 to power the air horn in my 72 Ford service van.
    Man, that van sucked, couldn't steer it for sh**. Horn worked good though. Don't change a thing.

    Rob
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    There weren't very many 4" supplies. The plywood...

    There weren't very many 4" supplies. The plywood plenums seem to quiet the whole thing down too. I guess it is a medium velocity system. Unico eat your heart out.

    Rob
  47. Thread: 4

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    4 inch dryer vent duct

    Sorry, no pics. One day I'll have to get a camera. Go to a disabled lady's 1800sq ft house and see an old Luxaire 4 ton condensing unit with a Westinghouse A/H big sucker laying on the floor in the...
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    Corey, Sorry to hear about your dad. God be...

    Corey,

    Sorry to hear about your dad. God be with you and your family.

    Rob
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    I used to work on some of the old Bryant, Arkla...

    I used to work on some of the old Bryant, Arkla absorption units. Brooklyn Union Gas was pushing them. They were a piece of work, solution pump problems, belts breaking, and if you were really lucky...
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    About a 300CFM exhaust ventilator should do,...

    About a 300CFM exhaust ventilator should do, check out the Broan insulated units, they are quiet. A unit of this size should require about a 8" exhaust. The insides are pretty much all plastic, so...
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