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  1. I agree. He may be able to get it to work...

    I agree. He may be able to get it to work reliably just with the contactors. On my first one, the tech in Norman had me check for resistance to ground in the safeties. They all were replaced.
  2. They have had the explanation of needed repairs....

    They have had the explanation of needed repairs. It was rejected.
  3. The repairs mentioned by SLC tech are the ones...

    The repairs mentioned by SLC tech are the ones the customers will not approve. That's why I had to teach them to cycle the power.
  4. I have several retail sites that have the code 9...

    I have several retail sites that have the code 9 issue, and because people will not let me fix it properly, I have taught each store manager how to go to the panel, cycle off the power, and cycle it...
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    I have a site where the utility company had a...

    I have a site where the utility company had a transformer fire, and when they replaced the transformer and wired it back up, they inadvertently swapped two of the leads ....which of course meant the...
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    Poll: What a blessing!! Good morning, Bret and...

    What a blessing!!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
  7. It's part of the "race to the bottom."

    It's part of the "race to the bottom."
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    Well....we will be talking!!!

    Well....we will be talking!!!
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    I agree 100%. It is the number two reason I post...

    I agree 100%. It is the number two reason I post so often. We need to make sure this is a viable trade, with good pay for those who work hard and smart, because our nation has lost SO much work in...
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    Will you be working tech support for Nat Accounts?

    Will you be working tech support for Nat Accounts?
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    The blower has several settings in the ECTO...

    The blower has several settings in the ECTO section of the processor. You will want to take the manual that should be in the unit and find the blower settings, learn how to look at them (and the...
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    If you want the post moved to the private Pros...

    If you want the post moved to the private Pros pub area, all you have to do is ask. There's a black triangle in the bottom of all of these posts, and you can go back to post number one, click the...
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    You are not alone.

    You are not alone.
  14. Question 1: What color is the plastic cover on...

    Question 1:

    What color is the plastic cover on the controller?
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    I remember the cold part. I had to remind myself...

    I remember the cold part. I had to remind myself that she was not in there, feeling cold. She has left that container. The real person you knew doesn't need a blanket.

    In my case, when Julie had...
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    May I add... ...many caps are rated for 370...

    May I add...

    ...many caps are rated for 370 volts. There is no problem at all with using only 440 volt rated capacitors. They are built better to withstand the higher voltage, and they will work...
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    One more thing. These MUST be crimped tightly. If...

    One more thing. These MUST be crimped tightly. If you doubt your grip, there are compound crimpers that will do an excellent job of preventing the terminal crimp from becoming a problem.
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    Sta Kon is a brand name that is a trademark of...

    Sta Kon is a brand name that is a trademark of Thomas and Betts, and techs often use the brand generically, like "hand me a Kleenex." It may be a Marcal or a house brand, but to most people, it is...
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    I raised the river in my town by several feet. ...

    I raised the river in my town by several feet.

    Then I got mad.

    I hate cancer. I hate death, and sin, and oppression, and murder.

    Fortunately, God was not a stranger to me, and that was truly...
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    IMHO, you can cut back the conductor to an area...

    IMHO, you can cut back the conductor to an area that did not experience a temperature that changed the nature of the physical condition of that conductor. Modern thermoplastic insulation remains...
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    Bingo. I was about to ask about the method of...

    Bingo.

    I was about to ask about the method of connection. I avoid sta kons for the compressor wires. A properly installed ring, hook, or fork terminal that is listed for the current value (larger...
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    Sticky: You know it might be a good idea that Dad posts a...

    You know it might be a good idea that Dad posts a "thread over" type of message, and then lock the thread.
  25. Sometimes, I learn as much as the guys we help....

    Sometimes, I learn as much as the guys we help. Maybe not in the same way, but being able to look over a dozen or so shoulders every day teaches me how other techs think, and how I can improve...
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    My best advice is to talk with the people you...

    My best advice is to talk with the people you love every day. The first couple of months are like walking through the valley of death that is mentioned in Psalm 23. You will need those people to help...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    You may need to increase your fiber.

    You may need to increase your fiber.
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    Poll: It depends on the time of day: my computer is...

    It depends on the time of day: my computer is morning and night.

    Galaxy Note 2 throughout the day.
  30. I think you will find it is a combination of two...

    I think you will find it is a combination of two conditions.

    1) bent fins.

    2) dirt embedded in the slab coil.

    If we could look omnisciently into the history of this unit from 2007 to...
  31. Could you tell me if the air blows straight up...

    Could you tell me if the air blows straight up out of the fans, or if it comes off the fan blade tips?

    This is with all the panels in place.....
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    One problem is well reflected in the post grom...

    One problem is well reflected in the post grom GA, above.

    We used to be what was called a "meting pot." We all came here to become Americans.

    Now, people are not coming here to become...
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    Oh, take off! Say it ain't so!

    Oh, take off! Say it ain't so!
  34. I believe that this coil is the beloved 4" slab...

    I believe that this coil is the beloved 4" slab coil. it is a real challenge to clean. It can look fine, and even run a first stage pretty well, but with both stages and a hot pull-down it can be...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
  36. Yes. This is a model that I have called, "son of...

    Yes. This is a model that I have called, "son of DR016."

    Any problem with a condenser fan not rotating in the correct direction?????
  37. I did a very odd 410a unit..it had a problematic...

    I did a very odd 410a unit..it had a problematic smoke detector in the blower section.

    This is why I want model and serial.....
  38. Model and serial number? Scroll or recip? ...

    Model and serial number?

    Scroll or recip?

    What killed the first compressor?

    I'm waiting to see how a Carrier RTU has a txv.....could be a model I have not yet seen.....
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    The reason we are responding the way we are is...

    The reason we are responding the way we are is because we have a leader who believes that these attacks are somehow "our fault."
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
  41. I meant city and state...

    I meant city and state...
  42. That is very entertaining.

    That is very entertaining.
  43. I have to ask. Who is the "beginner tech" you...

    I have to ask. Who is the "beginner tech" you mentioned in point 2? Maybe you are new here, but that isn't me.

    I have been hired many times since 1968, for everything from radio announcer to...
  44. You can imagine I've given this considerable...

    You can imagine I've given this considerable thought.

    Suppose you are never permitted to even discuss what it is that you know, so that you don't have an opportunity to demonstrate any arrogance....
  45. That is certainly true.

    That is certainly true.
  46. I have a lot of trouble with spell check. I meant...

    I have a lot of trouble with spell check. I meant to have my post say hygroscopic.
  47. Sounds to me like you need someone with carrier...

    Sounds to me like you need someone with carrier experience on site.
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    Just an FYI for everyone reading this, in case...

    Just an FYI for everyone reading this, in case you missed it this morning.

    The perpetrator in the Baton Rouge shootings was identified as being associated with the US domestic terror group known...
  49. This 'no vac' approach should not be done with...

    This 'no vac' approach should not be done with any POE oil system, because it is SO hydroscopic.You need to get the moisture OUT.

    This was done years ago with mineral oil systems. A vacuum should...
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    I think that is a somewhat comforting view, but...

    I think that is a somewhat comforting view, but it is wrong.

    People say, "only 10% of these men are radicalized."

    Maybe.

    That's 10% of over a billion.
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