Good Morning, Big winter storm coming in tonight I think I will take off at lunch and drive strait through so I don't get snowed in. Kansas winter storms in March are Very bad news and something to be wreckend with.
Bret, by June you will be feeling beat every day, just like me. Yesterday I pm's four 180's, one 80, and one GCS 24. Pulled out the dual blowers on the 180's and greased the bearings, wrote em all up for pressure washer coil cleanings. A beautiful day, too. Much bettter than sitting in an office somewhere.
Keep up the good work!!!
[Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.] 2 Tim 3:16-17
Guess I'm starting to pay my dues as Bellaire put it in the other thread. Found my first leak today with the good ol' Big Blu. I noticed a MT training unit's sight glass was bubbling in the on cycle and would only come up to over the moisture indicator. Took an Inficon Tek Mate over it and found nothing. So I took the Big Blu on all the fittings and found bubbling on the packing gland on the suction side service valve on the adjusting stem. Apparently that unit hasn't been checked in years and I was the first to notice it short cycling. However the service valve is hooked to a pressure control so some leakage will occur because it has to be cracked for the control. Knowing my instructor I'm now going to learn how to top up a charge (never did that before). Good thing it's R-134a and not a 400 series blend.
2.5 months left in the classes then I'm out in the field with the rest of you. I'm really enjoying learning this trade. It requires you to think. It's more than running wires or laying bricks (don't get me wrong I have respect for all tradesmen). I like how I find the steady hand and eye for detail and small things that I developed when I built models as a kid now comes in when trying to find something like a leak. Also, a buddy of mine that I worked with on practicum told me he's hoping that I get in with his company. If that's the case I'll be doing the HVAC side of the trade.