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    That is some seriously impressive insulation work!

    That is some seriously impressive insulation work!
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    410A has almost no glide. I wouldn’t worry at all...

    410A has almost no glide. I wouldn’t worry at all about pumping it down or topping it off.

    Scrolls pump down just fine, they are common on pump down refrigeration systems. Sometimes they rattle a...
  3. Thread: 404A

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    The glide on 404A is very low. I don’t even think...

    The glide on 404A is very low. I don’t even think twice about topping it off.
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    Nope, no solution...the dispatcher still sucks.

    Nope, no solution...the dispatcher still sucks.
  5. Thread: Strange

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    ...Under boobs :yes::yes:

    ...Under boobs :yes::yes:
  6. Thread: Strange

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    Might be broke.

    Might be broke.
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    I work on ammonia systems. All are large systems,...

    I work on ammonia systems. All are large systems, mostly food processing plants.
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    The type with a coalescer element and the type...

    The type with a coalescer element and the type with a float and needle valve will have different methods for determining failure. Both types are are rebuildable.
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    I say go for it. Small refrigeration is my least...

    I say go for it. Small refrigeration is my least favorite kind of work. I much prefer large HVAC and large refrigeration. It is tough working on a huge variety of stuff and being expected, by the...
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    I’m gonna say the frozen coil caused a liquid...

    I’m gonna say the frozen coil caused a liquid slug to take out the compressor. When the compressor isn’t pumping, the evap superheat is a meaningless number.
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    Verify the JCI controllers have power. If they do...

    Verify the JCI controllers have power. If they do have power, you could try power cycling them.
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    The app does not make up for the extras that the...

    The app does not make up for the extras that the micro is missing.
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    I just have the micro, it’s cheaper than the JB...

    I just have the micro, it’s cheaper than the JB gauge. The pro would be nice.
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    Here’s a 5 ton split heat pump I did recently. 15...

    Here’s a 5 ton split heat pump I did recently. 15 minutes to 120 microns. Held below 150 for 10 minutes.
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  15. Thread: Pulsing in TXV

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    The superheat, subcooling, and air temps are all...

    The superheat, subcooling, and air temps are all needed to tell if the txv is actually the problem or if there’s a liquid restriction or just a low load. The OP found a dirty blower wheel, so the...
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    Yes, it’s very limiting. I highly recommend...

    Yes, it’s very limiting. I highly recommend getting a couple Appion large diameter hoses and core removal tools.
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    I got no problem going on commercial roofs, resi...

    I got no problem going on commercial roofs, resi roofs are different. They’re steeper and it’s a lot scarier getting on and off the ladder.
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    Ammonia subcoolers are typically not fan coils,...

    Ammonia subcoolers are typically not fan coils, they are more like what icemeister posted. It can be done with plate and frame or shell and tube heat exchangers. Is this system going to have an...
  19. Yup, me too :cheers:

    Yup, me too :cheers:
  20. I wouldn’t use that one. That stat can’t go...

    I wouldn’t use that one. That stat can’t go outside and doesn’t have a remote bulb. It could go in the economizer hood, but that would not be ideal. The OP needs a stat with a cap tube and bulb.
  21. You could use a ranco etc, or a mechanical stat...

    You could use a ranco etc, or a mechanical stat with a cap tube and sensing bulb. Find one where your desired set point is somewhere near mid range of the stat. Just run the Y circuit through the...
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    He comes back all the time! He was just here the...

    He comes back all the time! He was just here the other week showing off his all bun burgers he was eating because he had no work to do.
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    Doesn’t seem like the guru to me. Seems like a...

    Doesn’t seem like the guru to me. Seems like a thin skinned rookie. Kinda like the guru before we beat him down so many times.
  24. Thread: Beef jerky

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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
  25. Thread: PM time

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    ::DD: I’d be too ashamed to post that pic if...

    ::DD:
    I’d be too ashamed to post that pic if that’s what my burgers looked like.
  26. Whattttt...I use my combustion analyzer at least...

    Whattttt...I use my combustion analyzer at least weekly, even during the summer! Well...maybe every other week occasionally.
  27. Thread: PM time

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    Maybe you should start your own tech support...

    Maybe you should start your own tech support business. Tech support for all types of equipment, just call the hvac guru! $2 per minute and you can just bill the customer for the cost!
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    Poll: I agree. I don’t see the benefit of having four...

    I agree. I don’t see the benefit of having four new forums to cover a subject that seems to come up infrequently. I think it makes sense to lump it into residential appliances.
  29. My universal zebra ecm motor tester.

    My universal zebra ecm motor tester.
  30. Thread: PM time

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    You must be really bored.

    You must be really bored.
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    I have no problem with the magnet strap.

    I have no problem with the magnet strap.
  32. The low discharge temps would be due to the flood...

    The low discharge temps would be due to the flood back you were getting. What were your pressures/temps after the repair?
  33. So you evacuated the condenser...that likely...

    So you evacuated the condenser...that likely removed the non condensables that were causing your problems.
  34. Something is not adding up here. I’ve worked on...

    Something is not adding up here. I’ve worked on these Masterbuilt condensing units for -40 walk ins. The ones I worked on had two stage Bitzer compressors. They were 404A and had 180# headmasters....
  35. So you’re saying it was overcharged to compensate...

    So you’re saying it was overcharged to compensate for a bypassing headmaster?
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    Yes...a meme is a picture with a “funny” caption.

    Yes...a meme is a picture with a “funny” caption.
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    I just downloaded tapatalk just to see...

    I just downloaded tapatalk just to see it...definitely a meme with a racial slur, I don’t see how anyone could think otherwise. He must’ve been drunk, he normally seems like a good guy in his posts....
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    Who’s Cheri?

    Who’s Cheri?
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    I’ve seen a sporlan liquid line solenoid leak...

    I’ve seen a sporlan liquid line solenoid leak from the stem once. It was in a beer walk in. No pitting on the stem, just leaking.
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    He said he confirmed that if he called in an...

    He said he confirmed that if he called in an order his “helper” could pick it up. His “helper” is you. He asked what model to order and you ignored him. :gah:
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    There’s still good trade schools. I went through...

    There’s still good trade schools. I went through a two year program at my local tech school 8 years ago. The teacher had decades of experience and had a full understanding of why things are the way...
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    I personally don’t see why propress is considered...

    I personally don’t see why propress is considered ok and sharkbites aren’t. They both have an o ring seal and a means of keeping the pipe from popping out of the fitting. I much prefer soldering. A...
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    Does R to C measure 24 V? If it does, what do...

    Does R to C measure 24 V? If it does, what do mean there’s no power to the stat. If it doesn’t, does the transformer secondary measure 24 V?
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    My bag I bring in to almost every call is pretty...

    My bag I bring in to almost every call is pretty big, it probably weighs 30 pounds. I do a lot of commercial and industrial work and a trip to the van could easily take 15 minutes, sometimes 30...
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    But if everything is good it must be working...

    But if everything is good it must be working fine!

    OP...people here would be happy to help. We need actual numbers of what you’ve measured, not that they’re fine or good.
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    A meter is definitely one of the most essential...

    A meter is definitely one of the most essential tools on a service call. Don’t touch anything until you’ve confirmed your suspicions with your meter.
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    Blasphemy! That’s what small allen wrenches are...

    Blasphemy! That’s what small allen wrenches are for :grin2:
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    Weird, I never heard of getting paid by the call....

    Weird, I never heard of getting paid by the call. That sounds terrible. What’s the pay for a no heat? Do you pay for and mark up parts, or does the employer?
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    How careful were you brazing in the reversing...

    How careful were you brazing in the reversing valve? I’ve only seen a stuck reversing valve once. The pressures weren’t quite equal, they were 10-20# apart. I’ve seen plenty of bad compressors with...
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