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    Aside from the great lists below, the tools are...

    Aside from the great lists below, the tools are pretty much the same. The company will likely give you time to adjust. Start with the basics and work up. I have several sets of refer and oil...
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    That is exactly what I thought. Hence my...

    That is exactly what I thought. Hence my response.
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    What kind of sub-ing are you referring to? Our...

    What kind of sub-ing are you referring to? Our install division frequently subs from the manufacturer's for large industrial installs. The amount is negotiated and agreed upon way in advance and...
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    We have good luck with the black ones. The...

    We have good luck with the black ones. The stainless ones are definitely better, but not enough to justify the cost if you have to replace a couple every year. The black ones are good for what you...
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    If all you are doing is residential (5 ton and...

    If all you are doing is residential (5 ton and down) you will do fine with a smaller CFM pump. The old rule of thumb is pump CFM times 3 will give you the system capacity the pump is good for. This...
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    Agree with the others. Lose the manifold when...

    Agree with the others. Lose the manifold when pulling a vacuum. I am partial to the JB's. They have been bulletproof for us. We have between 15-20 of the 7 and 10 CFM Platinums in service at the...
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    Working in the rain is one thing. Working in a...

    Working in the rain is one thing. Working in a downpour is unsafe. It just ain't worth it.
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    To further make my point, look under the...

    To further make my point, look under the headlines for Contracting Business on the right side of the main screen. Emerson just joined forces with one of the leading inverter manufacturers in the...
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    There are several product lines out there where...

    There are several product lines out there where Emerson owns the entire chain of parts, except for the electronics. And in some cases, they own that too.

    I take care of a lot of data room...
  10. We all thought the same thing about the McQuay...

    We all thought the same thing about the McQuay brand name. And yet it is now gone. McQuay carried the bulk of the custom commercial and industrial equipment market. I had a chiller show up two...
  11. I was at the manufacturer's rep last week for...

    I was at the manufacturer's rep last week for Daikin/McQuay. In my world (commercial and industrial) the McQuay name is already being phased out quickly. I was told by a Daikin North America...
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    Actually Joey, after years of suffering from what...

    Actually Joey, after years of suffering from what you describe, most of the manufacturers are moving toward making their own critical parts. Daikin makes their own compressors. Emerson bought out...
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    I would start by looking at your heat exchanger. ...

    I would start by looking at your heat exchanger. Is your water side flow rate good? Glycol and at what GPM? What is your target fluid temp? R22? Staging control band?
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    I feel your pain MechTech. I just got back from...

    I feel your pain MechTech. I just got back from a call after power was restored following Hurricane Arthur's brief visit.

    This facility has had defective UPS's on the BMS system for over 6...
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    Way back when, it was allowed for the return. I...

    Way back when, it was allowed for the return. I believe that NFPA was the first to prohibit it, then the other code parties followed shortly behind.

    This looks like a supply duct. That hasn't...
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    I have never seen a leak inside the equipment. ...

    I have never seen a leak inside the equipment. It is in the piping somewhere. Maybe start with the hoses sets to the IRC's?
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    Hurtinhvac, I will offer a perspective from the...

    Hurtinhvac, I will offer a perspective from the owner's side for you.

    In these buyout transitions, things are hectic to say the least. About a year and a half ago, we purchased the assets of a...
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    There is not a quick answer to that question. ...

    There is not a quick answer to that question. Not by a long shot. You have to calculate piping length and receiver capacity, plus your chilled water temp drop across the condenser coil. Time to...
  19. That looks rough, but what caught my attention...

    That looks rough, but what caught my attention were the gas prices. Wish ours were that low.
  20. Thread: Chillers

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    Great information Bald Loonie. When it comes...

    Great information Bald Loonie.

    When it comes to small, air cooled chillers, there is very little difference in the major players. Daikin/McQuay, Carrier, Trane, and York. Each one has its...
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    The first thing that my grandad taught me was to...

    The first thing that my grandad taught me was to put my PT chart in my shirt pocket every morning. It, my leatherman, and my flashlight all go in their place at 5 am like clockwork. Old habits are...
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    Now that is funny right there. I have an older...

    Now that is funny right there.

    I have an older crew. Most of us had been using analogs for 20 years when the new digitals came out. When we hire a new guy, they just look at us funny when we...
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    This is pretty much the industry standard. ...

    This is pretty much the industry standard. Definitely want to talk to the kids. We don't really do residential, but all of my residential colleagues wont cross the threshold without an adult...
  24. You are missing it genduct. What you are...

    You are missing it genduct. What you are suggesting would only control humidity in bulk bands (10-15% +/-). Highly sensitive areas need precise RH control (inside of 3-5% RH total movement.) It is...
  25. Thread: My daughter

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    Congrats. She is adorable. As the others have...

    Congrats. She is adorable. As the others have said, being a dad is the more challenging and rewarding thing any of us will ever do. Enjoy every moment with her. Never make excuses for not...
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