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  1. #15393
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  3. #15395
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    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.

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    Today is a 10 in Houston. We get about 6 or so days a year this nice.

    Only downside is that I'm not out in the Bay fishing for big uglies in my kayak.

    This is the kinda day a residential crew draws straws to see who gets the condenser

    K

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    Damp & Dreary March in N. FL. / Been a long winter.
    cant wait for $ummer.

    Prayers are with you!!!!

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    Good evening all. Hope all is good for everyone.

  7. #15399
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    Evening all went form work to RSES
    was up on PMing a couple 80 s on a roof

    I'm dead haven't been this beat in Months

    Night all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    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!!!
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    And keep smiling!!!
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  10. #15402
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    Hey Bret, Gruppys.

    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.
    Get money, get paid.

  11. #15403
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    Howdy all! Hope this was a good ending to the work week.
    Ray, great that you're enjoying this field..............and leak checking. That's gotta be one task I hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Hey Bret, Gruppys.

    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.
    Bit of advice to you from an old gruppy.

    You have a problem with your leak detector. Do the following.

    Find the tallest building that you can safely and legally access the roof of. Carry you Inficon POS detector up there. Grasp it by the sensor and spin it three times as fast as you can. Fling is as close to true north (not magnetic north) as you can. Go buy an H-10. Find leaks

    As far as 400 series blends, don't get all worked up about topping charges, either. I have done it hundreds of times. As long as the system is operating at the time of the leak, you will not experience any fractionation. Even upon shutdown, it takes a long time for fractionation to occur.

    As long as you remove the gas from the cylinder correctly, you will be FINE.

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