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    Thanks, I'll check it out. Sent from my H1711...

    Thanks, I'll check it out.

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    Manual J8 training

    Does anyone know of a decent online training program for learning the manual J8?
    I'm studying for my masters finally after holding my journeyman for the past 10 years and I've heard from others if...
  3. Thread: ICE-O-MATIC help

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    ICE-O-MATIC help

    I have an Ice-o-matic ice machine, m# ice0250ha3.
    The machine is making very little ice. I noticed the bin switch was hanging up and replaced that. Afterwards I noticed the evap coil had ice but...
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    Sure thing. I'll let you know what I come up with.

    Sure thing. I'll let you know what I come up with.
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    I might try that camera trick just to see if I...

    I might try that camera trick just to see if I get anything. Thanks for pointing that out. Much appreciated.
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    Saw the same thing in the service manual. Just...

    Saw the same thing in the service manual. Just cleaning instructions. I have a set on order. I don't normally do a lot of refrigeration work, mostly commercial roof tops and chillers. Wanted to make...
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    Yup. Pulled the assembly out and cleaned it good...

    Yup. Pulled the assembly out and cleaned it good with cleaner. Is there a certain way to check continuity on those sensors?
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    Scotsman CME506AS ice machine "bin full?"

    I have a Scotsman ice machine that I've been working on. It has the Auto IQ Controller with no fault codes. Only issue is the bin full indicator light is staying lit when the machine is not even...
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    So here's the latest info on the chiller: I...

    So here's the latest info on the chiller:
    I started with checking circuit #1 which appeared to be running ok. After connecting gages and temp probes I realized the SC was high and SH was low...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Not waterproof could be a disadvantage, but if...

    Not waterproof could be a disadvantage, but if you happen to get stuck in the rain I'm sure a clear plastic bag will help keep them protected.
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    Thoughts on the Testo 550-2

    I was trying to decide if the Testo 550-2 manifold set was worth purchasing. Looking for some input from those who regularly use it or have used it. Just looking to move up to a digital manifold set...
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    Correction to last paragraph: Gage pressure was...

    Correction to last paragraph:
    Gage pressure was 40 psi which equals 45 deg. temp, however my line temp did drop to 46 deg. which would give me a 1 deg SH.
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    McQuay Chiller PEH050 Required Superheat

    Trying to figure out the required superheat on a McQuay chiller M# PEH050, 134-A water cooled.

    Chiller tripped on High Disch. Press. This morning, I reset it and took some readings 30 minutes...
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    Sounds like a good idea. I think I will pull the...

    Sounds like a good idea. I think I will pull the freon and weigh it. Thanks for the advice
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    Also previous tech had tried replacing core...

    Also previous tech had tried replacing core driers and tried adjusting the TXV. I'm assuming he thought the refrigerant flow was incorrect and was the reason for when both compressors are on the...
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    It is R-22 system. Sight glass was clear when...

    It is R-22 system.

    Sight glass was clear when I checked.

    Didn't take SH or SC readings yet, will get those on next site visit.

    I was informed that one of the compressors was replaced on...
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    Equipment locator from carmel software works...

    Equipment locator from carmel software works well. Even allows you to enter precise gps coordinates of your equip.
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    Pressures on circuit #1 with both compressors...

    Pressures on circuit #1 with both compressors running are about 62 suction/240 discharge.

    Pressures on circuit #2 with 1 compressor running are around 62 suction/ 240 discharge. But as soon as...
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    Return is generally around 57-62 degrees while...

    Return is generally around 57-62 degrees while supply is maintaining 45-48 degree water temp. All 8 AHU's were occupied with about 800 people in the building. Circuit #1 has no issues running both...
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    CarmelSoft.

    CarmelSoft.
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    Equipment Log Apps

    Wondering if anyone was using any good Equipment Log apps or software? Recently started using one called Equipment Locator that seems to work fairly well.


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    Have you checked the superheat and subcooling? It...

    Have you checked the superheat and subcooling? It almost sounds like your pushing oil out and the foam may be refrigerant boiling off?
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    Could it be that the txv is clogged and not able...

    Could it be that the txv is clogged and not able to compensate for both compressors running?
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    I just don't get why one compressor running on...

    I just don't get why one compressor running on the same circuit pressures are good, start the second compressor on the same circuit and the suction dives from 60 to 30.
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    I was informed that another mechanic did replace...

    I was informed that another mechanic did replace the powerhead in the past and even adjusted the TXV. Sounds like maybe the TXV could be clogged if he had no luck.
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    DX coil is after the chilled water coil.

    DX coil is after the chilled water coil.
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    It was around 82 degrees before I left to go get...

    It was around 82 degrees before I left to go get the new heater. When I returned 1-1/2 hours later it was around 88 degrees outside.
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    Sounds like a good place to start! Thanks for the...

    Sounds like a good place to start! Thanks for the advice pecmsg. Much appreciated
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    The prints show two PE switches which bring on...

    The prints show two PE switches which bring on the cooling stages. I'm guessing that it's always been a 2 stage. The CCH died on me today, I checked the oil sight glass and the level was half way. I...
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    Im not sure if the compressor is original or not....

    Im not sure if the compressor is original or not. You have offered a lot of useful info. Appreciate all of your time. Thanks for all of your help Mikey.
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    It's a York condenser with a Copeland 2 stage...

    It's a York condenser with a Copeland 2 stage compressor. It seems like the oil level and pressure is fine but has problems coming back. I do have a superheat issue that needs to still be addressed
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    So, I had a chance to get to the site today and...

    So, I had a chance to get to the site today and found that my CCH had stopped working. It was working fine about 2 days ago. unit was tripped on O.P switch. I didn't bother to reset it because I knew...
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    The highest that I saw the head pressure reach...

    The highest that I saw the head pressure reach today was 230 psi. With 82 degree outdoor air temp.

    This is a VAV system so it's possible there is a restriction of airflow somewhere. I'll start by...
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    I had 55 psi suction and 226 discharge. my...

    I had 55 psi suction and 226 discharge. my suction line temp was around 34 I believe and my liquid line was 76 degrees.
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    Haven't checked oil differential yet. After unit...

    Haven't checked oil differential yet. After unit starts I can see the oil returning back to the sight glass of the compressor until half full. So I just assumed that the oil pump was doing its job.
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    Crankcase heater is working, you raised some very...

    Crankcase heater is working, you raised some very good points to look into. I checked my superheat and sub cooling today and had a 4 degree super heat and 30 degree subcool. Think it's possible that...
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    TXV size is unknown at this time TXV bulb is...

    TXV size is unknown at this time

    TXV bulb is secured to the side of the line on clean pipe

    Evaporator coil has not yet been checked

    Belts appear to be good

    120V oil press switch.
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    I believe it is 6 stages. Water supply temp is...

    I believe it is 6 stages. Water supply temp is maintained at 45 degrees and there is no glycol being used. I'll have to get the rest of the specifics when I get back to the site.
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    McQuay Chiller Low Suction

    I have an air cooled McQuay Chiller, M#ALR170. Chiller has 4 compressors total, 2 for each circuit. Circuit #2 is unable to run both compressors at the same time. When both compressors are on, the...
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    Thanks for the response.

    Thanks for the response.
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    Checked the superheat on the DX Unit today at 4...

    Checked the superheat on the DX Unit today at 4 degrees and my sub cooling was 30 degrees. I'm guessing I need to remove some refrigerant?
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    Thanks for the quick response. I'll check it out.

    Thanks for the quick response. I'll check it out.
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    There are 6 ell's total. The piping comes out of...

    There are 6 ell's total. The piping comes out of the top of the AHU from the coil section, runs the length of the AHU on top (6ft). Then it runs down along the side of the AHU (4FT). It then runs out...
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    Oil level will be barely visible in the sight...

    Oil level will be barely visible in the sight glass when I reset the oil pressure switch. Once the unit finally starts after a few failed attempts I can see the oil coming back into the sight glass....
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    How do you get a pro membership? I've been a...

    How do you get a pro membership? I've been a member since 2008 and have a journeyman license.
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    DX Condensing unit trips on oil failure

    York DX condensing unit for air handler continues to trip on oil failure. I added oil until mid level in the sight glass and still trips daily. Crankcase heater is working. System has no pump down,...
  48. Another thing worth checking into would be to...

    Another thing worth checking into would be to make sure the gaskets are the correct ones. For a hot water system the installer should have used a gruvlok coupling with grade "E" EPDM gaskets which...
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    I think they should be fine for what I need and...

    I think they should be fine for what I need and from what you've described. Thanks for your response. Much appreciated.
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    This is for a hot water heating system by the...

    This is for a hot water heating system by the way. The gaskets are color coded with red/green stripe for hot water application. The original fittings are rigidlok but I was sent the gruvlok. Do you...
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