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    Nothing really special about this unit, I'm just...

    Nothing really special about this unit, I'm just trying the easy way out of fixing a messed up unit. Already have a basic wiring diagram to use.
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    Bohn wiring diagram

    Would anyone happen to have a wiring diagram for an old Bohn RCB84T or equivalent condensing unit? I contacted Bohn and they've purged their archives for this unit.
  3. Thread: trane pcm or upcm

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    :couch: It may sound silly but check Ebay. I...

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    It may sound silly but check Ebay. I found a contractor "back east" that sells slightly used boards from upgrade jobs.
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    Tempmaster Induction VAV

    Anyone out there happen to have any information on the Tempmaster Type SP box circa 1969? Any help would be appreciated, I have an old building that's had too many incompetant fingers playing with it...
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    We just sealed two old pans with Pancrete XE....

    We just sealed two old pans with Pancrete XE. Great stuff.
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    comm4 & Lonmaker

    Can the Echelon Lonmaker be used on comm4 devices as well? Debating if it's worth the money to purchase Rover.
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    Wide Open Spaces

    About 10 years ago the wife and I settled in Eastern Colorado due South of Fort Morgan, we're originally from the East coast suburbs of Maryland. Nothing beats walking out the back door and seeing...
  8. Thread: pay scale?

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    Voice of reason

    Glad to from hear a voice of reason. The weekly paycheck is not the whole standard except for perhaps the younger members. Union or non the weekly paychecks can and frequently do match or exceed each...
  9. Thread: What is your pay

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    We start 1st year apprentices at 15/hr, seniors...

    We start 1st year apprentices at 15/hr, seniors techs will usually end up in the area of 35/hr
  10. Thread: Service Managers

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    Service Managers

    Has anyone else noticed a trend of sales people with no technical knowledge being put in as service managers? Granted service techs are the best sales people but what sense does it make to have a...
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    The simplest remedy that I've seen has been to...

    The simplest remedy that I've seen has been to install a shaft grounding kit. Relatively inexpensive and very functional. We have a local medical/biological campus with bunches of VFDs, without the...
  12. Thread: More Trane Bashing

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    Still the same, if I could get an upgrade copy of...

    Still the same, if I could get an upgrade copy of V16 sp5 for only $400 I'd buy it. The BAS techs from the local Trane are great guys that will go the extra mile for the customer, it's the office...
  13. Thread: More Trane Bashing

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    If someone can sell me a legal copy of Tracer V16...

    If someone can sell me a legal copy of Tracer V16 for $400 just tell me where to send the money, I'll buy it today!
  14. Thread: More Trane Bashing

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    Here's one to figure out: I hired Trane BAS to...

    Here's one to figure out: I hired Trane BAS to upgrade a client's workstation to V16 sp5. My cost was $1200 for software and labor time (the tech is an old work acquaintance and we fixed a couple...
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    Just completed the very same upgrade. Had to...

    Just completed the very same upgrade. Had to download the drivers for the arcnet card onto the new PC then let Tracer set up the commiunications. Wouldn't work when we set up the card in the normal...
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    You're correct, if the company holds your...

    You're correct, if the company holds your retirement and they crash so does your retirement in most cases regardless of the goverment regulations. A good friend of mine took medical retirement only...
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    Funny developement, contract negotiation time...

    Funny developement, contract negotiation time again and we figure just another series of negotiations and a new contract for the guys, no big deal. Then we get notice that the service techs have...
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    Every now and again this thread starts up and we...

    Every now and again this thread starts up and we all get on our collective soap boxes and proclaim how bad the other side is taking it in the shorts. A good tech will make a good living union or non...
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    Excuse me? I don't understand your last post. My...

    Excuse me? I don't understand your last post. My company does strictly commercial/industial work, we deal with balancers on every job we do. Though I am by no means doubting your mechanical or...
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    15 minutes settle in time on TXV adjustments,...

    15 minutes settle in time on TXV adjustments, also if your valve is hunting (suction pressure goes way up then down then up again and down) odds are it's either a faulty power head or you're...
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    Engineers on commercial projects are usually...

    Engineers on commercial projects are usually dealt with through a paper trail, got to have any correspondence documented or they might try to weasel out. I didn't see or maybe just overlooked it,...
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    The H10 is still the tops to me,but once again...

    The H10 is still the tops to me,but once again the equipment is only as good as the operator.
  23. light load

    light load
  24. Thread: model #'s

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    go to the manuf website and do a search

    go to the manuf website and do a search
  25. The majority of semiherms don't care about...

    The majority of semiherms don't care about rotation, oil pump or not. The oil pumps will pump regardless of rotation. If fla is 8A~ and actual under moderate load is 5A there isn't a problem. The...
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    http://www.xpedio.carrier.com/idc/groups/public/do...

    http://www.xpedio.carrier.com/idc/groups/public/documents/techlit/23xl-2ss.pdf

    You might find this publication helpful
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    Compressor cooling during part load operation

    Compressor cooling during part load operation
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    Good question, I did a little refresher reading...

    Good question, I did a little refresher reading and it sounds like you changed the oil properly. One thing you might want to lok at is the water side. High evaporator water temperature or low...
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    From the mechanical side of the story, yes the...

    From the mechanical side of the story, yes the first compressor should be fully loaded before bringing on the second compressor. Running the compressor unloaded to long can cause oil return problems....
  30. Thread: Test recover tank

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    In general, a fire extinguisher company can...

    In general, a fire extinguisher company can recertify your recovery tanks for you. Our's gets us for about $5 a shot. They have to recertify fire extinguisher bottles every so often so they're...
  31. Thread: wearing shorts

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    Commercial/industrial side of the trade you'll be...

    Commercial/industrial side of the trade you'll be escorted off the site or fined by MSHA or OSHA. No shorts allowed, many industrial sites will require long sleeve shirts also.
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    I always found a backup wrench to be very...

    I always found a backup wrench to be very helpful, but then I'm just that way.
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    One thing seems to glare out at me, the 38.2 CHWR...

    One thing seems to glare out at me, the 38.2 CHWR temp. Why so low? What application are these machines in, comfort process? Doing some basic math, to get a 38.2 CHWR temp you're going to have...
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    A few years ago I got a very minor scratch while...

    A few years ago I got a very minor scratch while working on a cooler at the morgue, next evening I'm hooked up to so many tubes and gadgets due to a blood infection. Little wounds do have a way of...
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    Well there you go your decision is made. The...

    Well there you go your decision is made. The Fatboy is a nice ride and with a better seat you can even make those occasional trips to far off and exotic places, like Albany.
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    Basic question, how did I select my first bike...

    Basic question, how did I select my first bike (Harley that is). I saw an add in a Chicago paper for an old iron head Sportster CHEAP. Bought it and trucked it 800 miles home, rode for a year tore it...
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    Basic question, how did I select my first bike...

    Basic question, how did I select my first bike (Harley that is). I saw an add in a Chicago paper for an old iron head Sportster CHEAP. Bought trucked it 80 miles home, rode for a year tore it apart...
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    On the union side of the company we have approx...

    On the union side of the company we have approx 200+ employees and a little more on the non union side. Pipefitters left the union years ago leaving only the tinners and techs as union. Techs were...
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    Yep it does happen

    Yep it does happen
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    I don't get mad when my orders aren't ready, I...

    I don't get mad when my orders aren't ready, I get flat out pissed off. Phone calls or letters to the main office of the supplier work absolute wonders. I had a supplier years ago that couldn't meet...
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    Interesting developement, our techs were...

    Interesting developement, our techs were grumbling a lot about the union representation. This week they voted out by a 75% majority. Installers stayed union and supported the decision of the techs....
  42. Thread: On Call Pay

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    For the imposition of being on call we pay the...

    For the imposition of being on call we pay the tech one hour time and a half for Saturday and one hour double time for Sunday, PLUS $10 for every phone call he calls back. If the tech responds to a...
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    bjd is correct, the proper terminology is steam...

    bjd is correct, the proper terminology is steam generator. I thought I was the only one scared of Fultons in cleaners shops. Very high recovery rate and watch out for the broom stick against that...
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    The majority of boilers used in dry cleaning...

    The majority of boilers used in dry cleaning shops are designed for night shut down. Now do not equate this with a long life expectancy that you would from a central plant boiler. I remember my first...
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    In the juridictions that I've worked in, soft...

    In the juridictions that I've worked in, soft soldering ANYTHING in a refrigeration system gets you a fail on the inspection. In the old days I soft soldered then was taught the hard way not to,...
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    Depending on the type/age of closed system you...

    Depending on the type/age of closed system you have removal of the iron oxide (the black stuff that discolors the water) may be impossible. Old systems that don't have an air seperator as compared to...
  47. Thread: Stulz - ATS

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    Used to deal with ATS and Stulz in the old days,...

    Used to deal with ATS and Stulz in the old days, now I deal with the new StulzATS. Advantages, lower cost than a Liebert, quicker ship times, and now get this rookies and residential guys, the ONLY...
  48. Thread: wattmaster

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    Wattmaster tech support is great, dealt with them...

    Wattmaster tech support is great, dealt with them on quite a few jobs, from "what the heck is wrong with this thing" to "what do I need to do this?". To purchase you have to deal with the local rep...
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    We've installed literally hundreds of these...

    We've installed literally hundreds of these setups and still our fitters loose the adapters and try to install with a jury rigged setup like you've described, yeah they'll leak. You'll have to find...
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    R12, if you're into commercial/industrial HVAC...

    R12, if you're into commercial/industrial HVAC send me your resume, my website should be in my credentials or just search the web, we're there. I'm always looking for experienced, well trained types,...
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