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  1. ENG air is probably the best company I've ever...

    ENG air is probably the best company I've ever dealt with for support. With the model and serial they know where it was built and every part in it.

    Best of luck. Out of curiosity, did you compare...
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    Funny, I had the opposite problem. Systems in a...

    Funny, I had the opposite problem. Systems in a military server room were so oversized the prevailing winds on the roof made it impossible to build enough head pressure to move refrigerant.
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    Are they the bulb mounted stats? What material is...

    Are they the bulb mounted stats? What material is the hot water coil? If you were crafty you could try coating a couple with some heresite Spray. I Would figure that would take care of it.
  4. Sounds like your stat was switching power to it....

    Sounds like your stat was switching power to it. Electronics fail. Northern hemisphere heat pumps should be fail heat. Southern, the reverse. It would be more likely you were losing your 24v to the...
  5. Thread: Manometers

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    UEI EM201 I've never been dissapopinted with...

    UEI EM201 I've never been dissapopinted with mine. Couple more bucks than the Analogue one....
  6. Thread: hourly pay

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    Alberta's a different beast. I think it's...

    Alberta's a different beast. I think it's changing a little but it's very loosely regulated. I was told when I arrived I was aloud to work on gas equipment. Under alberta legislation HVAC mechanic is...
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    Lol....Try -40 plus windchill. The northern...

    Lol....Try -40 plus windchill. The northern Hemisphere is a cool spot.

    As mentioned everything has it's upsides and downsides. If you want to stay clean all the time, not the trade for you. I've...
  8. I would have liked to haver considered myself a...

    I would have liked to haver considered myself a good employee. I was loyal for three years. One year I logged well over 3000 working hours. Long days and nights in the refrigeration/supermarket...
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    I bought them both from suppliers. I didn't...

    I bought them both from suppliers. I didn't register them. Good call on the lube. Over filling I can definitely see. I've heard they're good on warranty. I think the XL got turfed. I still have the...
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    I had both the XL and the LC. I loved the bags...

    I had both the XL and the LC. I loved the bags but the zippers pooped the bed on both bags within a year. Roughly $400 and two bags later my tools are stuffed in a cheap $20 bag. They're nice but the...
  11. Thread: hourly pay

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    Back home (eastern Canada) Rates are a low of 25...

    Back home (eastern Canada) Rates are a low of 25 to a high of 36. I work in the oil sands. Fort Mcmurray union rate was roughly $55/hr gross plus benefits.

    Had a great job that was $70/hr shift...
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    Tired compressor

    Tired compressor
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    Voyagers? That's funny. I was servicing rooftop...

    Voyagers? That's funny. I was servicing rooftop about a year back and ran into this. They would switch the speed of the motor by relays. Ran contunuously with no call for heat.
  14. Thread: transformers

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    I've typically found when the primary is toast,...

    I've typically found when the primary is toast, it doesn't have anything to do with the secondary. The load on the secondary transformer typically takes out the secondary coil (if not protected). The...
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    387591

    387591
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    Problem with 507 system

    So basically a fellow I know rebuilt a ancient r12 system. Two compressors in tandem doing a walk in freezer. By the sounds of it quite sizeable. He swapped compressors, valves and what not to be...
  17. Poke around and follow the 24 volts to your...

    Poke around and follow the 24 volts to your contactors. Check for voltage drop throughout the lv circuit. If that doesn't turn up anything test components individually.
  18. Good ol ENG A. A fella and I had cleaned up the...

    Good ol ENG A. A fella and I had cleaned up the burner and accessories on a direct fired mua. It was doing the same thing. Turns out he had hit one of the differential air pressure tubes. It would...
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    I've found they only work on smaller solenoid...

    I've found they only work on smaller solenoid stems. Tried it on a couple of mkc2's (the 5/8 stems) and no dice. Still nice for the smaller stuff.
  20. Yep. Even with soft tubing I tend to anneal it....

    Yep. Even with soft tubing I tend to anneal it. You can silphos over crack but a wave of the torch to soften it up and you'll never have to. I've always had/used the mastercool Hydra Swage kit. I...
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    We work on a couple dinosaurs for a large...

    We work on a couple dinosaurs for a large telecummunications company. Big, big Liebert units with glycol cooled condenser loops. They're still huffing away. They're around. One of my co workers used...
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    I find this thread very interesting. Everyone...

    I find this thread very interesting. Everyone seems to be incredibly worried about the "components" not being rated for 410. I don't like Soft tubing running 410a, 500psi behind flares and new thin...
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    Phew! We had oil problems with one DT rack and a...

    Phew! We had oil problems with one DT rack and a MT rack when we switched to MO-99. We found some cases logging oil. We put a few cans of POE in both and the problems seemed to have vanished :.02:
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    I'd say ok but the accounts payable is now my...

    I'd say ok but the accounts payable is now my address :grin2:
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    Commercial/industrial union would be my guess. ...

    Commercial/industrial union would be my guess.

    In Alberta the Union rate is 43.50? Base wage. Not hard to make six figures out there....Across Canada it seems to be a low of 25 to an average of...
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