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    Time to PM the starter. Shut it down, lock it out...

    Time to PM the starter. Shut it down, lock it out and check EVERYTHING from contacts to auxiliary switches. Sounds like something is not closing or opening.

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  2. Thread: 438a in a 410a

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    If I remember right from another thread, the...

    If I remember right from another thread, the pumping capacity of a 410 compressor is roughly 30% less than a 22 compressor. In that regard, it'll act like either a weak compressor or the condenser,...
  3. Thread: 438a in a 410a

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    Which is not well?! Hahaha Sent from my...

    Which is not well?! Hahaha

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  4. Thread: Damaged R-22

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    I personally would in a moderate to severe...

    I personally would in a moderate to severe burnout of a failed compressor. Another one would be if excess air and moisture got into it, like running almost flat and the suction was in a vacuum with a...
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    I carry my own recovery tanks. If the refer is...

    I carry my own recovery tanks. If the refer is questionable, I take it in for an exchange. I don't trust anything out of the shop either.

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    Good practice is to change it. On the other hand,...

    Good practice is to change it. On the other hand, if it wasn't plugged before, you follow proper brazing practices eliminating contaminants, I think you'll be ok. Now if it looked like a hack threw...
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    I know Trane offers a temporary repair kit, part...

    I know Trane offers a temporary repair kit, part #KIT16112. Not sure who makes your unit but maybe that'll work.
    Either that or try soldering a can like mentioned... but it has to be a freshly...
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    If that's the case, I'd go with rechargable AA....

    If that's the case, I'd go with rechargable AA. Panasonic Eneloop are very good and last a long time. Go to batteryjunction.com, you can search flashlights by battery size. I've gone through them...
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    I carry an Emsiar D4S. Lots of options from what...

    I carry an Emsiar D4S. Lots of options from what emitters you want to a magnetic tail cap. I opted for the Nichia 219C emitters. 3000 lumens but has a 90%+ CRI (color of light vs sunlight). No more...
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    First, a little about me: I came along into this...

    First, a little about me:
    I came along into this field I would say mid point. I was in my late 20's, not young but not too old to change and learn. I took electronics at Boces and got an associates...
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    I know, just making a reference that even if the...

    I know, just making a reference that even if the oil is fresh out of a container, there still may be some crap in it.

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    Same here, I always pull on fresh oil! I do a bit...

    Same here, I always pull on fresh oil! I do a bit of chiller work. Even with mineral oil, you should see how much comes out of it when the vacuum gets deep through the sight glass.

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    Evacuate BEFORE adding the oil? Sent from my...

    Evacuate BEFORE adding the oil?

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  14. Thread: Why the hell

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    Hooked on phonics worked for me! Sent from my...

    Hooked on phonics worked for me!

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    Just a thought but a short story first. I...

    Just a thought but a short story first. I installed my furnace in my house and put an A coil on it knowing I'd do AC. When I finally got it in, put the t stat to ac, it tripped the control...
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    Have you checked voltages throughout to see if...

    Have you checked voltages throughout to see if there is a drop anywhere? Also, are you measuring from ground or from common? Sounds like a bad connection or a bad wire. When there is more load, the...
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    For one, you can stand back past the arc flash...

    For one, you can stand back past the arc flash boundary and still read your meter!

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  18. Thread: 407c

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    Rotflmao Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk

    Rotflmao

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    If I can feel it with my thumb nail, I replace...

    If I can feel it with my thumb nail, I replace both.

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    If it's been hit, I replace it. Sent from my...

    If it's been hit, I replace it.

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    The only thing I would question about crimping...

    The only thing I would question about crimping something on the wire, then putting it in a lug is the connection between the crimp and the lug. If the crimp can't form to the lug when you tighten it...
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    Maybe I was misleading... I was talking about the...

    Maybe I was misleading... I was talking about the oxygen content in the fuel. It will vary from season to season and day from night. I think a "ballpark" number would suffice due to the fuel quality...
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    Might that be the reason why I see crimp rings...

    Might that be the reason why I see crimp rings under a lug once in a while? Not a ring terminal but more like a small piece of thin copper tubing that is slipped over the bare wire before tightening...
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    If they were that hard up and really needed it, I...

    If they were that hard up and really needed it, I would. Just would get it in writing that it is outside the realm of normal practice and not liable for any issues.
    Edit: And I forgot to quote you...
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    For me, that's not an easy question to answer. It...

    For me, that's not an easy question to answer. It depends on a lot.
    Small system, less than 50 tons:
    If it's just a repair, been open less than a day, minimal fittings/joints touched, 500 microns...
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    X2. Any further back pictures of more of the...

    X2. Any further back pictures of more of the setup?

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    I've run cogen plants off of methane off of...

    I've run cogen plants off of methane off of landfills. The collection system and clay cap needs to be in good shape. Need a gas analyzer to test the fuel or you have no idea what your dealing with....
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    How old are the hoses? Sent from my SM-G935U...

    How old are the hoses?

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    No it wasn't, it was a lineset. Sent from my...

    No it wasn't, it was a lineset.

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    Oil makes the threads slide much easier. Less...

    Oil makes the threads slide much easier. Less friction as the fitting gets tighter. This allows more clamping force compared to rotational torque that your wrench sees. As for on the flare, it'll...
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    Good call. Oil is an excellent torque multiplier!...

    Good call. Oil is an excellent torque multiplier! I've also had a bad lineset. The tube kept on splitting at the flare every time I tried to flare it. Upon inspection, it looked like the 3/8" suction...
  32. Thread: Bad compressor?

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    It's very hard to get moisture out of POE oil....

    It's very hard to get moisture out of POE oil. I've seen it boiling out in a sight glass at 400 microns. Too bad the owner didn't tell you until after... an oil change may have saved it. Sounds like...
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    A little risque... Bloody Knickers! Sent from...

    A little risque... Bloody Knickers!

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    If you stray off course, it could be called the...

    If you stray off course, it could be called the DeForester!

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    I hear ya! We've had more frozen coils this...

    I hear ya! We've had more frozen coils this winter than any other previous year I've been around.
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    The way that strainer broke, yes it is now out of...

    The way that strainer broke, yes it is now out of alignment. Was it before, I'm not sure. Alignment is not the issue here however. How would alignment cause the pie plate in the valve to break off...
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    Without any issues until now... I've seen 8"...

    Without any issues until now...
    I've seen 8" Victaulic fittings push apart when a pipe freezes. The next spring, the pipes were 6" apart.
    It looks like they valved off and drained the chiller, but...
  38. Thread: Strange

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    Yeah.... Kinda lacking in info!

    Yeah.... Kinda lacking in info!
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    How did the connectors look? Sounds like you have...

    How did the connectors look? Sounds like you have a bad connection somewhere. Pull apart every plug and check.
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    What size is this setup? Maybe use a brazed plate...

    What size is this setup? Maybe use a brazed plate heat exchanger? Sure it's another pump but it would eliminate any issues with the chiller
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    Yes, that is one thing that is overlooked by a...

    Yes, that is one thing that is overlooked by a lot of controls contractors. Whoever has the BMS, usually wants to control the pumps. The chillers should be controlling the pumps. What does it have...
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    I know......

    I know......
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    I think that stems back from 500BC... Confucius...

    I think that stems back from 500BC... Confucius say, happy wife, happy life.
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    Great point, especially in commercial! Flame...

    Great point, especially in commercial! Flame permits and a fire watch take up a lot of labor. Quick repairs could easily cut labor in half.
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    For me, #1 Solder #2 Pro Press #3 Shark Bite...

    For me,
    #1 Solder
    #2 Pro Press
    #3 Shark Bite
    I'm more old school... Pro Press I really do like except for the price, which does offset labor. Don't know why, for me, Shark Bite seems like a...
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    And my bad. Somehow I totally overlooked the...

    And my bad. Somehow I totally overlooked the second half of that post... Wow
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    Aren't those magic erasers made out of a...

    Aren't those magic erasers made out of a sacrificial material? I'd try it without the towel.
  48. Thread: Check this out.

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    I heard they are pushing closer to 12,000 HP. A...

    I heard they are pushing closer to 12,000 HP. A whole lot of power in any sense! I wish there was a dyno big enough just to see!
    What amazes me even more is the time it takes to rebuild the motor...
  49. Thread: Too cold

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    My wife's car has heat rays... Must be a wife...

    My wife's car has heat rays... Must be a wife thing.
    Unfortunately it's not my van, but it does have a butt warmer (driver only)!
  50. Get some good 'ol Square D or CH contactors and...

    Get some good 'ol Square D or CH contactors and don't look back!
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