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    Hi Fixerup, Why was the bearing loose on the...

    Hi Fixerup,

    Why was the bearing loose on the shaft? Was a taper lock loose or was the shaft worn and if so was the fit repaired? Even if you made the shaft repair, this most likely wasn't the...
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    Captinsano and jdcoolj are right on all counts. I...

    Captinsano and jdcoolj are right on all counts. I just want to repeat that a good vibration analyst will be able to tell you if the source of the problem vibration is imbalance; misalignment;...
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    In my experience, when air handlers are shaking...

    In my experience, when air handlers are shaking it's almost always unbalance. It's actually rare that I walk up to a fan assembly that is properly balanced.
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    I'm NOT an HVAC guy (as those that know me can...

    I'm NOT an HVAC guy (as those that know me can tell you) but can't you check flow across the coils, or pressure drop, or something, to determine if they're blocked?

    I'm definitely biased but I...
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    Yes sir! In a couple more years I'll be changing...

    Yes sir! In a couple more years I'll be changing my screen name to JoeVegas.
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    TunaGuy - I sent you an email about your CSI...

    TunaGuy - I sent you an email about your CSI stuff.
    I demo'ed an older version Commtest box but I've not played with the VB7. It was a single channel box, maybe a 3000 or VB5, I can't remember. At...
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    Tunaguy is right on both counts. Commtest makes...

    Tunaguy is right on both counts. Commtest makes some good equipment, quite a few of the Trane offices use it. And it takes a lot of work to get good at vibe analysis. If you go at it half-hearted you...
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    Most large industrial sites and a lot of smaller...

    Most large industrial sites and a lot of smaller ones are doing vibration analysis, either in-house or through a contractor. Like you said, being able to predict failures and to make small repairs...
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    Hi Who, The data collector I use can be seen...

    Hi Who,

    The data collector I use can be seen at http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/brands/csitechnologies/pva/csi2130/Pages/CSI2130MachineryHealthAnalyzer.aspx
    and the software at...
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    Hi Tx, I think the DFW class happened in...

    Hi Tx,

    I think the DFW class happened in 2007, just before I started teaching my classes but it was done by a good friend of mine from Mobius. I know all of the people at Mobius very well and, in...
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    Hi Teckster, My intent for this post was to...

    Hi Teckster,

    My intent for this post was to get to Trane techs that might not hear about my Trane classes. I try to notify as many offices as I can but sometimes it seems that the info doesn't...
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    Vibration Analysis training for Trane techs

    The fine folks that run this site have allowed me to post this notice.

    My name is Joe Gurney and I am a certified Level 4 vibration analyst and Level 3 vibration analysis Instructor working out...
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    Do you have the serial number? I'm not sure I can...

    Do you have the serial number? I'm not sure I can help but I'll try.
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    Jay, I sent you current contact info by...

    Jay,

    I sent you current contact info by email. Give me a call.

    Joe
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    The more I read this board the more impressed I...

    The more I read this board the more impressed I am with the depth of talent and information that's here. I'm still wading through the Pro forums. if I'm not careful I may end up understanding what...
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    Thanks for all of your responses. I didn't mean...

    Thanks for all of your responses. I didn't mean to try to rush things, I was just curious. This is a really good board and I'm looking forward to seeing what the Pro side has to offer.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Pro Membership status

    I applied for pro membership about two weeks ago and I was wondering if someone could tell me how long it normally takes to hear something?

    Thanks - Joe
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    Sorry I didn't post earlier. I stay on the road a...

    Sorry I didn't post earlier. I stay on the road a lot and don't always have time to look at the message boards. I saw your first posts but I wasn't sure what you were asking.
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    Your motor guy is right. 3 phase AC motors don't...

    Your motor guy is right. 3 phase AC motors don't have armatures in them they have squirrel cage rotors. Armatures are found in DC motors and small AC motors like in power tools. There is no...
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions.

    Thanks for all the great suggestions.
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    Thanks. I'll add it to the list.

    Thanks. I'll add it to the list.
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    The person that I was asking for is located on...

    The person that I was asking for is located on the island Malta. I'm not sure what resources they have there. I think websites may be his best bet, but thanks for the suggestion.
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    Thanks for the recommendations!! I'll pass them...

    Thanks for the recommendations!! I'll pass them along.

    Joe
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    Thank you, sir. I will look into that. - Joe

    Thank you, sir. I will look into that. - Joe
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    Can someone tell me what I need to do when...

    Can someone tell me what I need to do when posting to keep the text on screen? I hate when I have to scroll back and forth to read a post and I know it has to b other some of you.

    Thanks - Joe
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    Supertek, I've been reading posts for the...

    Supertek,

    I've been reading posts for the past couple of weeks and, you're right, there are a lot of really smart people using this site. I'm not an HVAC tech but I have picked up some stuff by...
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    I'm in Nashville,TN Been with Trane for 6...

    I'm in Nashville,TN

    Been with Trane for 6 years

    25 years as a Vibration analyst
    Certified - ISO Category IV

    I do predictive maintenance, infrared thermography, laser alignment,...
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    HVAC Book Recommendations

    An associate of mine sent me this inquiry.

    "I'm searching for a good book on HVAC. I am more interested on the air side of it and so I need one giving the basic design of systems( air flows,...
  30. Thread: PVC Dryer Vent

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    Just for the record - I bought a 10 year old...

    Just for the record - I bought a 10 year old house 2 years ago. It has about 15 feet of PVC piping buried in the slab for dryer venting. I have to move the dryer twice a year, and clean the pipe of...
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    The majority of the industrial customers I...

    The majority of the industrial customers I service have gone to Royal Purple lube products and they swear by them. I've been told that after switching to RP oil and grease they've seen dramatic...
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    I was in the electric motor repair industry for...

    I was in the electric motor repair industry for 25 years before coming to Trane. I always worked on the mechanical side but had many friends that did the electrical stuff including working on...
  33. I'm not trying to say IR is the best way to take...

    I'm not trying to say IR is the best way to take readings in this situation. Im just trying to explain how it can be done, if you want to.
  34. If high temperatures are an issue you could use...

    If high temperatures are an issue you could use hi-temp black spray paint to create a spot for measuring. Flat Black paint will give very similar results to electrical tape.
  35. The accuracy of Infrared thermometers and IR...

    The accuracy of Infrared thermometers and IR cameras is greatly dependent on how much infrared energy is being emitted (this is known as emmisivity) by the object you're testing. As you may have...
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    Do you think there will be enough interest to get...

    Do you think there will be enough interest to get a Vib forum started on this site? Like I said below I'll be happy to contribute and help answer vibration and predictive maintenance questions. I'm...
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    Drivewizard let me know about trying to start a...

    Drivewizard let me know about trying to start a vib forum on this site. I have 25 years of vibration analysis experience working on all types of industrial and HVAC commercial equipment and will be...
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