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  1. I see it all too common on RTUs as well. The sun...

    I see it all too common on RTUs as well. The sun gets it every time. Itís SO easy to do at the time of install!!!
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    There is a shortage of aluminum and it is having...

    There is a shortage of aluminum and it is having an effect over the whole industry.

    From what I understand there were some terrifs put on aluminum also which is making the small amount available...
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    DELTA T IN THE REFRIGERATION CYCLE

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  4. I used to carry my big bag everywhere, then I...

    I used to carry my big bag everywhere, then I found it was unnecessary so I cut it down to a small carry all pouch. Similar to the MC that the OP mentioned (I think)

    At one point I got it down to...
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    410a HP limit is typically set at 600. Why is...

    410a HP limit is typically set at 600. Why is this system running up until 700? What is the switch set for?
  6. They already have to put up with all the crap...

    They already have to put up with all the crap from the passengers, at least let them be comfortable.
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    What is your superheat and subcooling showing as?...

    What is your superheat and subcooling showing as?

    Temp split across the evaporator?
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    Inside will be fine if thatís where they want to...

    Inside will be fine if thatís where they want to put them. It shouldnít make any difference to the cost to be installed inside or outside.
  9. I vote camera. Is there a model number on it...

    I vote camera. Is there a model number on it anywhere?

    I also agree with disconnect it now and figure it out later.

    Set your alarm off and see if itís the siren before you cut the wires. It...
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    Do you read voltage at the de energized terminals...

    Do you read voltage at the de energized terminals in the zone pro? If not then induced voltage is not your problem. Confirm your settings are correct on the T6Pro, I suspect that is where your...
  11. Thread: Checking amps

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    Fluke 324 has better resolution for low amperage...

    Fluke 324 has better resolution for low amperage items. For this reason it is my preferred meter. 325 is good too but has lower accuracy than the 324.

    Place the wire being measured centred and...
  12. The problem you face is a contractor sells a $20...

    The problem you face is a contractor sells a $20 part but it may take 8 hours to install it.

    Why would they want to save $15 when it puts their craftsmanship on the line? Itís not worth the risk...
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    If you pay me I can come to your house and turn...

    If you pay me I can come to your house and turn it around for you every season [emoji1787]
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    Not all parts are compatible with R410a...

    Not all parts are compatible with R410a pressures. I would confirm that first.

    Is there a check valve followed by a LLSV or other similar scenario that may have allowed hydrostatic expansion to...
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    What is an energy efficient electric heater? How...

    What is an energy efficient electric heater? How would it gain efficiency? I would assume the only way to do it is to heat a local area instead of a room. So a radiant heater will be ďenergy...
  16. Thread: RSES Journal

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    In the area of Canada Iím in the employers are...

    In the area of Canada Iím in the employers are having a hard time finding skilled techs.

    I think right now we have a surplus of unskilled techs and a shortage of skilled techs. The industry was a...
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    Apprentices should not be working on equipment...

    Apprentices should not be working on equipment alone until they are proficient and capable to preform the required tasks of what they are being asked to do, so the odds of a hard start kit being...
  18. You need proper training before you start selling...

    You need proper training before you start selling your services to people. Seriously, donít do that to them.


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    Itís just a set of dry contacts, should be easy...

    Itís just a set of dry contacts, should be easy to confirm itís operation before condemning other components.

    Use caution sufficient to protect you from whatever voltage is being switched by this...
  20. Thread: Clean screen ?

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/4513cb8a...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/4513cb8a8ab7cf1ea5ffbf876a29e713.jpgzoom in, the top arrow is the lip of the strainer, the bottom line W/ arrow is the seam you could probably get a blade...
  21. Thread: Clean screen ?

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    It should slide straight out towards you. They...

    It should slide straight out towards you. They are usually a tight fit so expect to have to work it out a bit.

    The mesh is a sock with a brass lip around the one side. If you look at the picture...
  22. Thread: 407c 3 phase

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    Donít forget to write the new type and total...

    Donít forget to write the new type and total charge on the unit where the sun wonít bleach it away. ;)


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  23. Thread: RSES Journal

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    Just got my first one this month :) Sent...

    Just got my first one this month :)


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    Did some research online and yeah guess all this...

    Did some research online and yeah guess all this time using my meter, it does not measure inrush current effectively. I have the fluke 323. Thinking of upgrading to the ampprobe 320 or fluke...
  25. Iíve taken them apart to look at them. They are...

    Iíve taken them apart to look at them. They are not exactly made with any sort of precision. I am pretty sure they did it just to stop the scrolls from reversing in a quick off cycle event so unknown...
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    I should have specified, I am well aware that...

    I should have specified, I am well aware that larger hoses and removing restrictions from the system before starting increase the speed. Itís just to the extent that is claimed that has me wonder if...
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    Micron Guage, which is the best buy?

    I gotta say, Iím a little skeptical of this claim.

    ... Ok. A lot skeptical.

    Because Iíve heard this from so many people now Iím going to ask for your help in confirming these results. (Not...
  28. Thread: Suspicious

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    Odd, I could have sworn it was you. Iím going to...

    Odd, I could have sworn it was you. Iím going to have to dig it up again just to find out who wrote it now.


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  29. When you wire a single phase motor you put line...

    When you wire a single phase motor you put line power to your Common and Run terminals.

    To switch the rotation of the motor you need to connect the line voltage to the Common and Start terminals....
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    And look for things like poor connections at your...

    And look for things like poor connections at your local disconnect, panel, and other line voltage terminations.


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  31. Thread: Suspicious

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    Cap tubes ;) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Cap tubes ;)


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    How much gas did they add? Is it over charged...

    How much gas did they add?

    Is it over charged now?

    If itís not over charged now Iíd there a leak in addition to this setup issue?


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  33. I would guess itís tripping the LPS before the...

    I would guess itís tripping the LPS before the system starts to stabilize. Does it have a LLSV?


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    A friend of mine was telling me about how their...

    A friend of mine was telling me about how their dad removed their dishwasher with a chain saw during a renovation. He cut through the floor and hit the water line, flooded the place... some people...
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    If they think itís a good job then they will try...

    If they think itís a good job then they will try to brag about it. Maybe they thought they had done good? [emoji2369]


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    Dropped a phase? Sent from my iPhone using...

    Dropped a phase?


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    A few things ... My Honda dealer told me itís...

    A few things ...

    My Honda dealer told me itís common for them to use dry hot air to blow out systems. I believe this is actually quite common in automotive. When Iíve questioned other mechanics...
  38. Let the contractor know that it has been sitting...

    Let the contractor know that it has been sitting open to the atmosphere for that long so they can replace the oil and follow the proper cleanup procedures. You have more concerns than just bad oil so...
  39. If you get fired for that then you should have...

    If you get fired for that then you should have left that company a long time ago.


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  40. We can not offer you DIY advice on this forum due...

    We can not offer you DIY advice on this forum due to forum rules and restrictions.

    I can tell you that if there is no gas in the system then you have a bigger job ahead of you than you have...
  41. Go to a doctor and get it documented that it was...

    Go to a doctor and get it documented that it was a work related incident.


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    Maybe itís also low on charge? Sent from my...

    Maybe itís also low on charge?


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  43. Thread: Question!

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    Is it a heat pump? Sent from my iPhone using...

    Is it a heat pump?


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  44. Thread: Amp Clamps

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    Amp Clamps

    I like Fluke meters. They donít have all the bells and whistles that others have but I trust my life to them every day and they are super dependable. Iíve had too many false readings from other...
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    Iíve fixed a York with that repair kit. It had...

    Iíve fixed a York with that repair kit. It had aluminum brazing rod, a stainless steel brush to clean, and you use a low temperature flame carefully or you will risk melting the aluminum coil back...
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    I was just old that the tape is not there to...

    I was just old that the tape is not there to create the seal but to provide a lubricant so the threads can seat properly without gulling. Iím not sure how much truth is in that, I never looked into...
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    It also depends on how thick your tape is....

    It also depends on how thick your tape is. Thereís white, yellow, and pink over here that are the standard thicknesses. They progressively get thicker in that order with white being the thinnest.
    ...
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    Itís a good thing they didnít brand the company...

    Itís a good thing they didnít brand the company as ďBoatĒ or that thing may have gone down harder than the Titanic [emoji23]


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    In the industry we like to refer to them as...

    In the industry we like to refer to them as Scrollballs :)


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    Itís a roll former of some type but I canít...

    Itís a roll former of some type but I canít identify the rollers on there... a Pittsburgh machine only puts a 1/4Ē bend on the metal but that machine doesnít look like it will put the bend on a...
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