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    rtwa100 trane chiller question

    Anyone familiar with the trane rtwa100 chiller with 2 screw compressors?

    I had a leak on the flange on the end of the compressor where the suction valve and suction line bolts on...I took it all apart and there was no gasket behind the flange...It was just steel to steel and leaking...Trane gave us a replacement gasket set for both compressors there were like 10 parts in all...It makes no sense that there wasn't a gasket...I am figuring it was a error at the factory...
    Has anyone else seen this?
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    sounds like somebody was sleeping on the job to me.

    good luck.
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    Years ago I pulled the condenser head on a 900 ton CVHE to check and clean the tubes, pulled the head and there was no O-ring installed, shook my head and wondered how it ran and never leaked before, but it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    sounds like somebody was sleeping on the job to me.

    good luck.
    Must of been one of those Friday 4:30 or Monday morning machines.
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    Hmm

    I was wondering where that extra gasket was supposed to go!

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    imagine being on the assembly line and all you do is gasket in and bolt it up 8 hours a day...sure they forget things like that,and their not all happy campers where ever they make those compressors.just cover yourself with pix and calls right back to the Trane sales as soon as you find something like that...especially on the freon end.if that unit isn't new how did it hit the job, and started up .did it come in charged up,slightly positive...how did they pull a VAC on it at the factory????i had a 75 ton Trane rooftop get rigged on a weekend,i get there on Monday and both circuits are flat ...pull VACs on both circuits and did 250 Mics?
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    I believe that chiller is assembled in Pueblo Colorado....Last I heard they would hire workers from a temp agency when they got busy. Pueblo used to have lot's of problems getting the right charge in the RTAA's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillrdude View Post
    Years ago I pulled the condenser head on a 900 ton CVHE to check and clean the tubes, pulled the head and there was no O-ring installed, shook my head and wondered how it ran and never leaked before, but it did.
    seen the same on a cvhe 025 oil tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    sounds like somebody was sleeping on the job to me.

    good luck.

    jayguy,
    don't know if we agree about stuff or not, but I love your avatar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    jayguy,
    don't know if we agree about stuff or not, but I love your avatar!
    love the johnny bravo when he is in the land of the amazon women!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    HOO HAA! I'M SO PRETTY!!
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    hmm....it happens....i have got about 20 of those under contract haven't found a leak on the suction line valve as of yet....

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    RTWA yadda,yadda and so forth

    I attended many classes in Pueblo, CO on RTAA,RTHA,RTHB,RTWA,RTHC......
    of course part of ALL these classes is the GRAND TOUR of the plant were these gems are built. That in itself is a learning experience ! Like the guy with the headphones on and rocken away while trying to braze,solder weld the twin discharge lines to a commen pipe on a 400 ton RTAA that was slated for a Houston delivery, the glue was all over the pipe not the joint. I took the liberty of doing the job myself as I figured at least here I would have plenty of room to work. I actually did end up doing a start-up on the machine for the Humble School District. Than did you ever wonder were some of that strange stuff got inside the machines ? Found a assembly line worker installing els and valves on a machine and all the els had debris of various types and the whole bunch looked like the had been sitting open for several months. Many of the same stories from La Cross, especially during a strike.

    ga1279

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