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    I was told by a Trane bearing engineer that if...

    I was told by a Trane bearing engineer that if you have to use the puller to remove the bearings, you will need to get new bearings. Apparently, they are damaged (or damaged just enough) when moved...
  2. Thread: Trane Headache

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    If you donít know whether or not it is flooding...

    If you donít know whether or not it is flooding back, than you havenít done your job yet. You need to actually put your gages on it. You need to put your temp sensors on it. You need to log the...
  3. Thread: York YR

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    what does this mean? and what error EXACTLY?

    what does this mean? and what error EXACTLY?
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    yes it can. or between circuits but that is rare....

    yes it can. or between circuits but that is rare. it could be that a leak was repaired and the circuit wasn't fully recharged. it could be that someone removed charge due to a dirty condenser coil...
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    I do not know. I wouldnít put the Danfoss back in...

    I do not know. I wouldnít put the Danfoss back in anyway.
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    I have . It comes as a kit and is pretty easy...

    I have . It comes as a kit and is pretty easy except for some miscellaneous copper fittings and insulation you may need. The Sporlan EEVs work very well. The Danfoss EEVs suck and are only slightly...
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    I didnít know they discontinued the TXV. Of...

    I didnít know they discontinued the TXV. Of course, the Danfoss TXVs were junk on their best day.
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    just joking around with shell. as for the...

    just joking around with shell.

    as for the refrigerant, R123 weighs 25% more than R22 per cubic foot. also, oil is approximately 56 to 65# per cubic foot, so if you have a lot of oil in your...
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    I know you are finished with this job, but once...

    I know you are finished with this job, but once you switch to vapor recovery, install a portable purge on the tank. It will speed up the recovery in vapor mode by keeping the tank pressure down....
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    I put fieldpiece meters in them myself.

    I put fieldpiece meters in them myself.
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    Depends on what you are putting in it.

    Depends on what you are putting in it.
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    It does matter but he is in charge and...

    It does matter but he is in charge and responsible for the job so leave it alone.
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    If you have a primary lower voltage than the...

    If you have a primary lower voltage than the transformer is rated for, you will put out a lower secondary voltage. If you have the ability to change the tap to a more accurate entering voltage, then...
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    Diagnosing a contactor based on how its contacts...

    Diagnosing a contactor based on how its contacts looks is damn near impossible unless you are looking for work.

    but a very easy way to diagnose their condition is to measure across the...
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    We are well known for our large fish in Iowa.

    We are well known for our large fish in Iowa.
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    We have a 5000# fish scale. Works well for that...

    We have a 5000# fish scale. Works well for that size.
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    I would ask why the filtration needs to be that...

    I would ask why the filtration needs to be that good. Perhaps there is something in the water? “Normally” you do not need such high filtration after start up.
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    I only perform oil changes when the oil analysis...

    I only perform oil changes when the oil analysis says to or a major overhaul or a problem developed that would require it. This is for low pressure, high pressure, whatever pressure chiller I have.
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  19. Your welcome! Of course, I didn’t invent it....

    Your welcome! Of course, I didn’t invent it. There is a downside. Obviously, every actuator has to have a feedback signal..which is more money. And this means that every actuator could overdrive the...
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    A phase rotation meter is handy in such cases.

    A phase rotation meter is handy in such cases.
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    keep on turnin’. Proud Mary keep on burnin’.

    keep on turnin’.
    Proud Mary keep on burnin’.
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    A “one size fits all refrigerants” sensor isn’t...

    A “one size fits all refrigerants” sensor isn’t likely to ever happen or be reasonably priced. I am waiting for the day when a manufacturer quits the “old stuff” in order to make a more sensitive...
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    So, are you stating this or are you...

    So, are you stating this or are you reading/quoting it from somewhere? And if it is true, it means that there is a lot of union potential out there or the unions are in serious decline. If it isn’t...
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    What does this mean? one of the problems in...

    What does this mean?

    one of the problems in this industry (and perhaps in all industries) is common terminology. However, the terminology can also limit the industry to “standards” and those...
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    I prefer to talk to my customers leak rates in...

    I prefer to talk to my customers leak rates in terms of hogsheads/millennia. Perhaps you do as well so I converted your 0.00000107 ounces/sec to roughly 41.8446 hogsheads/millennia.

    your welcome....
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    I would think that “Reefer Hand” would mostly...

    I would think that “Reefer Hand” would mostly apply to California and Colorado residents.
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    The noise changes when you adjust the valve...

    The noise changes when you adjust the valve position? Seems like that is where your problem lies. Many valves aren’t meant to be at a very small open position. It may be that your pump is running too...
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    Brand? Model? Do you have any...

    Brand? Model? Do you have any readings/measurements? Anything possible with speculation.
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    to tag onto B, a leak is an unacceptable orifice....

    to tag onto B, a leak is an unacceptable orifice. as such, if the pressure is 10 psig at one leak rate (i.e. 1 oz/year) and then you pump up the pressure to 50 psig, the leak rate changes to 2.24...
  30. I would also say no.

    I would also say no.
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    Amen

    Amen
  32. If a valve is 95-98% open, speed up the pump. You...

    If a valve is 95-98% open, speed up the pump. You usually don’t wait until it gets to 100%. they may not get to 100% so you pick an arbitrary number close to 100%. There are drawbacks like any other...
  33. I donít usually get past the chiller paint but I...

    I donít usually get past the chiller paint but I have investigated the concepts and formulas to try and understand how they are messing with my chillers. I havenít seen anything discussed in...
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    I am not familiar with a voltage code of "52" in...

    I am not familiar with a voltage code of "52" in your model number. it is likely that you have "50".

    34% @ 4F FP means you are running propylene glycol.

    YLAA, size 350, 50 Hz, Brazed Plate Heat...
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    this is what i do and unfortunately, this is...

    this is what i do and unfortunately, this is true. let's say they are using the "wrong grease". you switch to the "right grease". the bearings fail (because of the years of "wrong grease")...who gets...
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    We havent seen that in writing yet, but we are...

    We havent seen that in writing yet, but we are doing the same.
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    We are all in the same boat as you. And those of...

    We are all in the same boat as you. And those of us who are here, are always building a better boat.
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    Make sure that it is the light blue/cyan blue...

    Make sure that it is the light blue/cyan blue fluid. Do NOT use the dark blue. Throw the dark blue away. Don’t use it anywhere...except where you want bacteria to grow.
  39. i appreciate the offer. i was just throwing that...

    i appreciate the offer. i was just throwing that little bit out there since it applied very well. refrigerant doesn't apply exactly the same since a centrifugal compressor is running with vapor...
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    we have used it when it has been many years...

    we have used it when it has been many years older. i do not know of any shelf life.
  41. and now we have also described "surge" in a...

    and now we have also described "surge" in a centrifugal refrigerant compressor, as well. different terminology, same phenomenon.
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    This isn’t much to go on. Model number? Design...

    This isn’t much to go on. Model number? Design flow rate? Actual
    flow rate? What is the exact diagnostic display? Print or write down the diagnostic log.
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    The amperage likely goes up...but does it go up...

    The amperage likely goes up...but does it go up too much? Vibration analysis could tell what the RPM would be very accurately. An RPM that is too slow may indicate a weak rotor bar/weak motor.
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas you dirty fingered wrench monkeys. I am glad you are a part of this site! Spend lots of time with your family and be safe in the coming year.
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    Of course, they are the same from a differential...

    Of course, they are the same from a differential standpoint. But I have seen several posts around here that talk about actual temperatures in C but differential in K. The posters were typically not...
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    I have seen several posts around here that have...

    I have seen several posts around here that have used “K” in this manner especially from Europeon conuntries.
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    16C is not the same as 16K. While both are SI...

    16C is not the same as 16K. While both are SI measurements and both change the same incremental step, they are not the same. It’s like when we use 15F....it isn’t the same as 15F (below water freeze...
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    if there is a dispute, i can show you a saved...

    if there is a dispute, i can show you a saved trend. in most circumstances this level of documentation isn't necessary. there are some where it is. one of the greatest benefits to the trend is to...
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    I use the Amprobe AMB45 and I really like it....

    I use the Amprobe AMB45 and I really like it. There are some higher end Flukes that I like. I use the Fluke rotation meter. I also have a greenlee.
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    “Never meg in a vacuum” is also a myth. I have...

    “Never meg in a vacuum” is also a myth. I have done it. The devil is in the details. In this case, the detail is the POWER behind the megger. Just like static electricity has enough voltage potential...
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