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    Not necessarly an "incorrect" statement, but I...

    Not necessarly an "incorrect" statement, but I will totally go with an incomplete one. They are only monitoring IPS. without a baseline analysis, the information will be useless no matter what. It is...
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    John, You are looking at two completley...

    John,

    You are looking at two completley different styles of fans and overlooking one very important detail.

    The green fan is designed to run at that rated CFM with a static pressure, the...
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    I'm just going to throw a stupid at you. The...

    I'm just going to throw a stupid at you.

    The entire idea behind vibration testing is to trend and compare data to a baseline.

    That being said, if you have live data, why are you setting limits...
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    It is my humble opinion that without a proper...

    It is my humble opinion that without a proper start up report and the design specifications, you will be chasing your own butt forever. The inspector using an infrared thermometer at the grill is the...
  5. Thread: CH530 question

    by GT Jets
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    I highly recommend the Microsoft Office online...

    I highly recommend the Microsoft Office online class, you then become certified on anything you take the test on, Word, Powerpoint, Exel etc.


    Plus bosses dig that.


    GT
  6. Thread: CH530 question

    by GT Jets
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    You can use Microsoft "text to table" feature,...

    You can use Microsoft "text to table" feature, takes some practice, but it can totally be done. Done it numerous times with the notepad filed from different hyperterminal print files. The forst one...
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    Just curious what island you would put them on?...

    Just curious what island you would put them on? Serious question.

    That dude has some deep seeded issues. The cheese slid of his Ritz a long time ago.

    GT
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    I have literally been a mechanic my entire adult...

    I have literally been a mechanic my entire adult life.

    After reading this post in its entirety (twice) lol, I have a few questions that may help you with your decision making paradigm.

    Do you...
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    I recently purchased a Fieldpiece SVG3 for a...

    I recently purchased a Fieldpiece SVG3 for a friend, decided to use it before I gave it to him. Honestly, extremely nice meter. I think I paid just over $100 for it and thinking about tossing my TIF...
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    Subtract the folks that simply "don't want to"...

    Subtract the folks that simply "don't want to" and the problem becomes smaller... The issue is, identifying those who know who they are...

    Some people start at the bottom, others just end up...
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    What oil were you running in it? any metal in the...

    What oil were you running in it? any metal in the oil?


    Sounds like a textbook bearing problem to me.

    GT
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    Great stuff. GT

    Great stuff.

    GT
  13. Thread: On Call Delima

    by GT Jets
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    60 miles? I personally don't see any issues as...

    60 miles?

    I personally don't see any issues as it stands...



    This is how I would handle it.

    Have whomever is on call at the time work it out with the two dudes/dudettes in the branch...
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    Holy crap. I wouldn't tell that to my nephews...

    Holy crap.

    I wouldn't tell that to my nephews and my kids. They are the "new generation" and they are the hardest working loyal employees there are. They surround themselves with good people and...
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    It sounds to me like you have two things going...

    It sounds to me like you have two things going on.

    The first and most obvious is where are you advertising for the position? The reason I ask is simple, how do they not know a drug screen and a...
  16. If you are in New York, I would hit up the local...

    If you are in New York, I would hit up the local unions and see if they can help you. I do know that our school has set up similar things with high school kids.

    What is the worst thing they can...
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    That's pretty rare, I normally have to read...

    That's pretty rare, I normally have to read through 50 posts and then discover it has been answered ten different ways.... :putergreet:

    GT
  18. Spot on. I do know what NOT to take apart...

    Spot on.

    I do know what NOT to take apart these days.....:whistle:
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    They don't call them safeties for nothing.... ...

    They don't call them safeties for nothing....

    Suction line freeze stat, high pres. cut out, low pressure cutout, discharge temp switch, CLO boards...


    I have never seen a single device do what...
  20. I am probably the wrong person to ask about the...

    I am probably the wrong person to ask about the physical demand part. I am 6'6" and 240# and my first job was moving irrigation pipe doing pre construction soil prep for a paving company, 80# pound...
  21. Well, you might be barking up the wrong tree......

    Well, you might be barking up the wrong tree... How are you with a shovel? I would not say that the math skills required are heavy, but you will use general math skills daily. Nothing too difficult,...
  22. Thread: METASYS ADS

    by GT Jets
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    Is the SQL running? GT

    Is the SQL running?

    GT
  23. If it is just doing a slab, why variable speed?...

    If it is just doing a slab, why variable speed? Seems like a dramatic overkill. The slab is not going to have immediate temperature spikes.

    I feel that you are over thinking it.

    Trane, FHP,...
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    Really?

    Really?
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    How well does the AC work in your car on a 90...

    How well does the AC work in your car on a 90 degree San Diego Day with the window down?

    Where do you think the moisture is coming from to make the ice?

    While you at home posting these...
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    It is a 3/8" flare solenoid I put on myself... I...

    It is a 3/8" flare solenoid I put on myself... I had an issue on a system where the janitor unplugged my extension cord to vacuum and the system sucked all the mineral oil right out of my pump... I...
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    How do you find a four foot long leak? GT

    How do you find a four foot long leak?

    GT
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    I bet I have replaced a dozen evaporators due to...

    I bet I have replaced a dozen evaporators due to the same problem, over half were under warranty still....

    I love that glow crap. I had several units at one building under a contract that I put...
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    What are you talking about? They got paid to do...

    What are you talking about? They got paid to do that. :eek2: Makes ones head at risk of exploding.

    GT
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    You have to look at this several ways. My son...

    You have to look at this several ways.

    My son is on the Autism Spectrum, it's very subtle, but he is definitely not "normal", (whatever that means).

    That being said, we think it started after...
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    Maybe, maybe not. The valve you are talking about...

    Maybe, maybe not. The valve you are talking about is not that high of quality.

    How long are you letting it pull at the low micron reading?

    I always use a ball valve to isolate the pump. Then...
  32. Thread: Reading amps

    by GT Jets
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    Straightest answer I can muster... First...

    Straightest answer I can muster...


    First off, I do not think that meter is a true RMS device... That being said, it will work fine in 90% of all cases. Where you will get yourself into trouble...
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    Chilled water fan coil. Likely a specially...

    Chilled water fan coil.

    Likely a specially constructed deal on a custom basis. Not going to be able to roll into the Home Depot and order one.

    A qualified HVAC contractor should be able to...
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    Well, I guess it could be worse. It could say...

    Well, I guess it could be worse.

    It could say standing outside rest room doing the pee pee dance, or in line at the coffee shop picking butt....
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    Do you mean strainer? Do you mean sump screen?...

    Do you mean strainer? Do you mean sump screen? Can be done either way honestly.

    GT
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    What do you mean "big surge"? What surges? ...

    What do you mean "big surge"?

    What surges?


    Sounds like it is starting loud? Lights flicker?

    That machine should start pretty quiet I would think.

    Just need some more input.
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    Depends on the manufacturer of the the towers,...

    Depends on the manufacturer of the the towers, but the short answer is yes.

    GT
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    Typically, a two cell cooling tower has a...

    Typically, a two cell cooling tower has a connected or "common sump" It eliminates the need for equalizing lines and extra plumbing. These will also be installed closely together (basically touching...
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    Anytime I see the terms "government funded" or...

    Anytime I see the terms "government funded" or "government incentive" my head nearly explodes. Since when does the government agencies have anybody smart enough employed to come up with such rules? ...
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    Dude, Don't take it so personal... My...

    Dude,

    Don't take it so personal...

    My simple statement was that if you are in a 20F environment, having it in the garage is foolish. Why store your HOT water in a 20F space? You lose quite a...
  41. Thread: Grease gun?

    by GT Jets
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    I am now a mechanical service mechanic and came...

    I am now a mechanical service mechanic and came from the marine industry (servicing commercial/pleasure).

    I have been using the Alemite grease guns for nearing two decades. I carry three on my...
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    Except maybe commercial, Industrial...

    Except maybe commercial, Industrial Service/Installer... :whistle:

    GT
  43. Don't really understand why you would think they...

    Don't really understand why you would think they would not be legal.....

    See them all the time and had one myself. I even had infra reds in my shop. What's the issue? They are typically 10' in the...
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    You have to look at this three ways. The...

    You have to look at this three ways.

    The first, and perhaps most obvious, the lower fuel prices are going to (albeit temporarily) stifle advancements in renewable energy and Hybrid based cars and...
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    The truth is the true Unicorn. To think you are...

    The truth is the true Unicorn. To think you are going to find one on your doorstep is just silly.

    We will never get the real story, especially on the first go around...

    GT
  46. Is this a serious question? Let me put it to...

    Is this a serious question?

    Let me put it to you in a different way...


    What is the design criteria this system was designed for?, e.i. minimum and maximum heat rise, minimum inlet...
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    I couldn't agree more... I was just wanting to...

    I couldn't agree more... I was just wanting to point out that the answer he is looking for is likely pretty "rough order of magnitude"...

    I would blow his mind and give the answer the rest of the...
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    If your instructor is using "rule of thumb", then...

    If your instructor is using "rule of thumb", then it would be much easier to figure for CFM for the footage and offset that number by the occupants... I think you are way over thinking this.

    It is...
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    Where is this heater located? Basement, attic,...

    Where is this heater located? Basement, attic, mechanical closet etc?...

    Normally when arcing occurs it is due to either carbon tracking or extremely low humidity. How cold is it where you are at?...
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    You're right, It's screwy, but may be worth...

    You're right, It's screwy, but may be worth looking into... My funny initial thought was "wait until the next dude sees this POS"... LMAO

    GT
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