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    Ambition, Get into refrigeration and stay...

    Ambition,
    Get into refrigeration and stay there. It's year round work and something different everyday. I am a small 2 man shop including me, and I am constantly looking for young guys like...
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    I can't stand it when I see those line sets...

    I can't stand it when I see those line sets coiled up like that, it looks like crap and can't be good for oil return.
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    Frymaster service manual

    I am going to be working on a lot of PMJ445ECSE fryers in the future. I have only worked on a few. Is there a good tech manual on these? Where can I get one? Thanks
  4. Thread: Flashing Lights

    by SeanH
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    Is the company that installed the unit not a...

    Is the company that installed the unit not a certified Trane installer?
  5. Thread: Ice machine help

    by SeanH
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    It's definitely a Scotsman. When the red...

    It's definitely a Scotsman. When the red refrigeration light comes on, that means your supposed to disconnect it and throw it in the trash.
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    Unplugged the evap fans and stick a digital temp...

    Unplugged the evap fans and stick a digital temp probe in the coil to verify cut ins and cut outs as well as the consistency.
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    A good puller. I believe the " ultimate Puller"...

    A good puller. I believe the " ultimate Puller" is the one I have.
  8. Once that nickel comes off that evap it's time to...

    Once that nickel comes off that evap it's time to get a new machine.
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    I went through this situation and lost big time....

    I went through this situation and lost big time. I got my state license and thought that my old boss would give me a raise, more responsibility, etc. it didn't happen. I had 145 hrs saved up because...
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    That's the way to go man. Go to school, and on...

    That's the way to go man. Go to school, and on your days off try and work with a small company who is wiling to work with your schedule. I just hired my first employee 8 months ago. He was a...
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    Bayhvactech, start another thread that is titled,...

    Bayhvactech, start another thread that is titled, " how long did it take to get out on your own" you will not find many, if any, guys on here that got into this trade and 4 yrs later were running a...
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    TXV power head failure?

    TXV power head failure?
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    Don't do it. It doesn't add up. Think about it...

    Don't do it. It doesn't add up. Think about it for a minute. If this dude is so busy and a guy like you comes around with some mechanical background, and a passion to learn, he would hire you, train...
  14. Yes. I have an iPad, I got an app called quick...

    Yes. I have an iPad, I got an app called quick sale. I think it was $50. But I can generate invoices from the field with signature capture and email them to customers. It also has an inventory...
  15. I'm in my 3rd yr on my own. Been at it for 13 yrs...

    I'm in my 3rd yr on my own. Been at it for 13 yrs total. I do mostly commercial refrigeration work/ restaurant work. This last year I picked up a produce facility with 26 walk in coolers. There were...
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    It just flakes off and blows through the...

    It just flakes off and blows through the registers. We had our last cold snap here in Austin so in cooling it shouldn't happen because the coil will be wet.
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    American standard told me that it's aluminum...

    American standard told me that it's aluminum crystalline oxidation and will only happen in hp mode for the first two heating seasons and then will eventually clear up. Or you can replace it with the...
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    I called today, they did say there was an issue...

    I called today, they did say there was an issue and would replace with an epoxy coil, but will only pay 2 hrs labor to do it. That seems a little weak in my opinion. Thank god this is a friend of...
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    American standard Tam7 snowing!?!?

    Last year I sold 8 new systems, all with tam7 air handlers. I have had no issues with any of them until today. I got a call from a customer that said when he turned the unit on it was "snowing"...
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    Call tech support and ask for it. They can email...

    Call tech support and ask for it. They can email you the list.
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    There is nothing you can really do until you get...

    There is nothing you can really do until you get the building to positive pressure.
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    Use the ranco A12 constant cut in controls. Also,...

    Use the ranco A12 constant cut in controls. Also, true has a parts stock list that will fix 80% of the issues you would come across.
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    I would do it for sure. But I would only lease a...

    I would do it for sure. But I would only lease a brand new machine to someone. I would try to get my money back in 18 months. Then you have an additional 18 months where the machine is under...
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    Yes those dollar amounts are correct. And i...

    Yes those dollar amounts are correct. And i agree, I'm not sure of any commercial building that I have worked on that is less than $600k in value, therefore I carry $2 mil worth of liability. And...
  25. Thread: New guy in Town

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    Welcome to Austin!! We need more techs here for...

    Welcome to Austin!! We need more techs here for sure
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    I get that, I hold a class A combo. I'm just...

    I get that, I hold a class A combo. I'm just saying for another 40 questions on a test you can work on anything, why not just do it.
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    I never understood why you wouldn't just take...

    I never understood why you wouldn't just take both tests in class a. You can work on anything for 40 more questions.
  28. Thread: Leak repair

    by SeanH
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    There are only two ways to do things in this...

    There are only two ways to do things in this business. The right way and the wrong way. What you're fixing to do would be the wrong way.
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    Ambient is pretty low. From my experience you...

    Ambient is pretty low. From my experience you should be around 130-150 psi and 14-18 psi when box is at 38 and ambient is between 80-95 degrees. If this unit is going to be in a hot restaurant...
  30. Thread: Grasslin

    by SeanH
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    Yes, I too prefer grasslins over paragon. I...

    Yes, I too prefer grasslins over paragon. I recently started doing work at a huge produce facility and changed out around 12 old paragons with grasslins and have probably returned 8 of them. Some...
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    Ok, so I have gathered some more intel. The...

    Ok, so I have gathered some more intel. The pervious motor was a 975 rpm motor. He put a 1075 non OEM motor on there. Maybe because the blade pitch didn't change and now running faster with the 1075...
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    Condenser fan motor issues

    Weird issue here. My buddy called me and said that he had a condenser fan motor go out. He replaced the motor and cap, 2 hrs later the motor burned up again. Blade is on correctly, rotation is...
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    Maybe I missed something here but didn't you say...

    Maybe I missed something here but didn't you say that you would run the system and the liquid line was cold. They came out and diagnosed a compressor burnout? That would have tripped the breaker and...
  34. Thread: Trane RTU issue

    by SeanH
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    Every 5 minutes or so it would try to kick on but...

    Every 5 minutes or so it would try to kick on but would immediately shut off the blower motor. I usually only work on refrigeration systems. Not up to speed with these trane units. Tech support is...
  35. Thread: Trane RTU issue

    by SeanH
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    Trane RTU issue

    Model: YSC092A3ELA13D

    Cannot figure this thing out. No cooling call. Turned unit on and fan would come on and both compressors would come on then turn off. Gauged up, found high head pressure,...
  36. Thread: Summer clothes?

    by SeanH
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    Columbia fishing shirts. Best shirt ever made.

    Columbia fishing shirts. Best shirt ever made.
  37. Thread: SMAN 4 issues

    by SeanH
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    Called twice today, no return call. I don't want...

    Called twice today, no return call. I don't want to say anything bad about them because I like the gear they sell. However, I did just drop some money on that manifold.
  38. Good call

    Good call
  39. Thread: SMAN 4 issues

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    For sure, I get that. But how high would that...

    For sure, I get that. But how high would that pressure get? At 140 deg F, R410A is at 537 psi. This manifold is rated up to 580. On a hot summer day, if I left my gauges in my truck for a while, I...
  40. Thread: SMAN 4 issues

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    I have a ball valve on my high side hose. And no,...

    I have a ball valve on my high side hose. And no, I did not leave it full of liquid refrigerant. I was watching the gauges and all of a sudden the pressure reading went away and OL appeared. What are...
  41. Thread: SMAN 4 issues

    by SeanH
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    R22- walk in cooler with 2 evaps. It's a produce...

    R22- walk in cooler with 2 evaps. It's a produce company that I just started doing work for. Found both TXVs wide open to prevent frost up, don't know why the last guy thought that was a good idea....
  42. Thread: SMAN 4 issues

    by SeanH
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    SMAN 4 issues

    Just bought the SMAN4. First day I used it it worked awesome for about 10 minutes and then my high side pressure display is now reading OL. has anybody had these issues before?
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    Smitts, where you from?

    Smitts, where you from?
  44. Thread: 80 hours a week?

    by SeanH
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    That's because they can't find guys to work 40 hr...

    That's because they can't find guys to work 40 hr weeks sitting at a desk, never mind the work we do. This is a dying trade, everybody wants to go to college and learn computer skills and then they...
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    All it says is Y2 without Y1. Mis-wire. I...

    All it says is Y2 without Y1. Mis-wire. I switched y1 with Y2 and it seems to run fine now. Very weird, the other unit is wired the exact same way and no issues. I even switched both tstats to see if...
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    Trane/AM heat pump issues

    Hey guys,
    Not used to these new HVAC unit as I am a refrigeration guy. I just installed 2 new units in my parents house. American standard 4a6h6036c1000a paired with the tam7. I am having a...
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    Haha, I've been wondering the same thing, and the...

    Haha, I've been wondering the same thing, and the point of it.
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    It's a model DFW-150CF. I saw on the Internet...

    It's a model DFW-150CF. I saw on the Internet that there migh be a kit using John guest fittings, seems like that would work better than the current setup. I don't believe there is a solenoid valve,...
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    Round up Steamer issues

    Anyone work on these steamers and have issues with the spray tubes leaking and filling the steam chamber when off. Is there a replacement kit?
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    Hey cess_king, is that line hide a pain to...

    Hey cess_king, is that line hide a pain to install on a not so smooth surface? Like limestone walls? Those installs look like they were done with some pride, good work!
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