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  1. #1
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    Don't forget the pookie...

    Call on a small W/I freezer- An old Hussman condensing unit on the roof. The unit breaker was tripped- reset and BAMMM! Flash and trip.

    Took a while to find it, but a feed to the LL solenoid valve from the control panel was connected by a close nipple with plastic bushings on both ends.

    There was slack in the wire (#16 THHN) to the coil,but it still wore through the bushing till the hot leg hit the nipple. BOOM!

    Took about 20 years, but...

    A little pookie stuffed in the hole... might have save the problem.
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    I have to ask what is "Pookie"?

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    I've heard pookie used to describe both silicon caulk or brush on mastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allan38 View Post
    I've heard pookie used to describe both silicon caulk or brush on mastic.
    Yeah, those and some other 'goo'...

    Might even be for fire caulk...
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  5. #5
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    perma gum maybe?

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    If unit breaks down less than every 20 years, its too dang reliable. Need to engineer more weak points for failure to keep service call revenue up!!!! Just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trippintl0 View Post
    If unit breaks down less than every 20 years, its too dang reliable. Need to engineer more weak points for failure to keep service call revenue up!!!! Just kidding.
    If you can figger out a way to get the breakdowns on a preprogrammed rotating fill in the slow times schedule you could make all the money just selling the idea. All those weak spots giving way at the same time would cause too many grey hairs.

  8. #8
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    I have seen plastic bushing burn thru like that form electricians pulling long runs of wire thru them.

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