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  1. Usually just rain gear or a hoodie is enough. I...

    Usually just rain gear or a hoodie is enough. I do have a pop up canopy I put up when necessary. I don’t remember exactly how cold winters were in MD, but they’re a lot colder than here.
  2. I’m in northwest Washington but the climate is...

    I’m in northwest Washington but the climate is similar, maybe a bit more mild up here. Drizzle is a constant challenge in the winter. I think it’s great working in this field up here. I grew up in...
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    I’ve tried putty but went back to wet rags....

    I’ve tried putty but went back to wet rags. They’re just easier and more reliable. The key is to cut thin strips and keep them wet.
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    I’ve seen a solenoid valve leaking from the stem...

    I’ve seen a solenoid valve leaking from the stem once. Did you soap it? The detector just gets you close, it could be leaking from anywhere.
  5. Take the job with the small business if you like...

    Take the job with the small business if you like variety. It sounds like you’d get to work on a lot of interesting things instead of just changing filters on rooftops all day.
  6. Where I work, we are on overtime after 8 hours in...

    Where I work, we are on overtime after 8 hours in a day. We are not scheduled for overtime unless we agree to it, unless we’re on call. We do residential, commercial, industrial, and refrigeration. I...
  7. What you’re doing all sounds pretty good except...

    What you’re doing all sounds pretty good except not having an end to normal business hours. I’m on overtime after 8 hours in a day. We are not forced to work overtime unless we’re on call, but...
  8. Double IPA

    Double IPA
  9. Thread: Pastrami

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    Cook it just like brisket. Either cure it...

    Cook it just like brisket. Either cure it yourself or start with a store bought corned beef. Soak in water for 24 hours to remove some salt, corned beef is meant to be boiled or braised so if itís...
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    Pork butts definitely take a while. You can get...

    Pork butts definitely take a while. You can get it done in less time if you crank the heat half way through. I usually try to get them started by 6 or 7 am to have them ready for dinner. I might cook...
  11. Thread: Pastrami

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    Pastrami

    Iíve cured my own brisket in the past, but this time I picked up some Snake River Farms American wagyu corned beef brisket at the grocery store and made pastrami. Desalinated it and rubbed with a...
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    I’ve never seen a subcooling circuit on something...

    I’ve never seen a subcooling circuit on something that small.
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    Glad to hear your new job is working out! I also...

    Glad to hear your new job is working out! I also enjoy commercial way more than residential.
  14. I’ve had very good results with 407C for medium...

    I’ve had very good results with 407C for medium temp refrigeration. I’ve found the TXVs often need to be adjusted to prevent flooding though. I have not had good luck with 407C on fixed orifice gas...
  15. Thread: Saying Goodbye

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    Thanks for all your work, making this such a...

    Thanks for all your work, making this such a great site!
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    There’s not many things on most refer units...

    There’s not many things on most refer units that’ll reset by cycling the main power. Motor protector is one of them.
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    I’ve got a customer with a similar system. Their...

    I’ve got a customer with a similar system. Their old location had a master built with bitzer compressors. The new location is Krack with bitzer compressors. I’ve found the compressors locked out on...
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    So you think they reset the controller, but the...

    So you think they reset the controller, but the controller only showed a high temp alarm. I’m not familiar with this system, but if I were you I’d try to figure out what could shut down the system,...
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    How did they reset it?

    How did they reset it?
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    You say it shut down after a defrost. What...

    You say it shut down after a defrost. What exactly did it shut down on?
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    I don’t understand. If you’re the lead, isn’t it...

    I don’t understand. If you’re the lead, isn’t it your job to tell the helpers what to do?
  22. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    Hereís a few pics of my prime rib from tonight....

    Hereís a few pics of my prime rib from tonight. Cooked on my Weber charcoal grill with one small chunk of pecan wood.
  23. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    Nice, looks delicious! The whole thing isn’t over...

    Nice, looks delicious! The whole thing isn’t over cooked at least. I’m sure some people wanted the more well done slices. Was this on a Weber charcoal grill? If so, 4” above the grate can easily be...
  24. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    Looks great! Based on how the outside looks, I’m...

    Looks great! Based on how the outside looks, I’m assuming you kept the grill temp really low? Tell us about your method. Let’s see some sliced pics! :grin2:
  25. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    Hereís some pics of one I did a couple years ago...

    Hereís some pics of one I did a couple years ago at my parents house on a Weber kettle.
  26. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    I see the pics now. Looks like the bones might be...

    I see the pics now. Looks like the bones might be cut off and tied back on. I’d cut the string, trim off the fat, tie it up as round as possible without the bones. You can cook the bones separately...
  27. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    By pulling off the membrane do you mean silver...

    By pulling off the membrane do you mean silver skin? Leave the roast tied. I don’t see any pics, but I like to remove the bones and tie it to make it as round as possible. That’ll help it cook more...
  28. I don’t think I’d be able to deal with that. I...

    I don’t think I’d be able to deal with that. I don’t even have gps in my van.
  29. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    Gas or charcoal? I cook one once or twice a year...

    Gas or charcoal? I cook one once or twice a year on my Weber charcoal grill. Keep the grill temp low. I have a proper grill temp ambient probe, but before I got one I would just wrap a k probe around...
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    Nope, never heard of it. Just googled it, sounds...

    Nope, never heard of it. Just googled it, sounds interesting. Sounds like they’re commonly used in refineries. I do quite a bit of work in refineries but no process work, just comfort hvac.
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    I work on almost everything. I do a bit of...

    I work on almost everything. I do a bit of residential, my least favorite. I work on large ammonia refrigeration, 1000 hp IQF ( individual quick freeze) tunnels for berries, freeze dry chambers, cold...
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    I’m another one who hated school but got good...

    I’m another one who hated school but got good grades with little effort. I worked in a lumber mill after graduating high school for five years. I knew that job was going nowhere and wanted to find a...
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    If water spilled out of the charging port...

    If water spilled out of the charging port schrader core, the diaphragm is ruptured. Replace the tank, or possibly just the diaphragm. Charge the tank to match the fill pressure.
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    I’ve seen a bat stuck to an air filter once. When...

    I’ve seen a bat stuck to an air filter once. When I pulled the filter out, the bats head popped off as it passed through the filter slot!
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    Why two pressure switches, is this a two stage...

    Why two pressure switches, is this a two stage furnace? Is it possible the -1.39 one is supposed to have normally closed contacts?
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    If my theory is correct, yes. Unplugged at the...

    If my theory is correct, yes. Unplugged at the board, not at the flame sensor.
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    Right, the blower is coming on because the board...

    Right, the blower is coming on because the board thinks the burner is lit...flame sensed out of sequence.
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    He said the blower turns on and the board flashes...

    He said the blower turns on and the board flashes a code for flame sensed out of sequence.
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    It’s just a theory, but the wire could be...

    It’s just a theory, but the wire could be intermittently shorting. Maybe the wire is pinched or the insulation melted off in one spot. If that’s not the cause, I’d look at transformer polarity, as...
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    Sure it does. The board is flashing a code for...

    Sure it does. The board is flashing a code for flame sensed out of sequence. It thinks the burner is lit, so it turns on the blower. I would say a shorted flame sense wire is the most likely cause.
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    The flame sense wire could be intermittently...

    The flame sense wire could be intermittently shorting.
  42. We went to ASAP for a while, but now we’re back...

    We went to ASAP for a while, but now we’re back to DISA. I’ve been picked for a random twice in a seven day period and I’ve gone four years without getting picked. It definitely seems pretty random.
  43. Pots legal here too but we still get tested for...

    Pots legal here too but we still get tested for it. Kind of annoying but I’ve gotten used to it. I’m union but it’s really the refineries that dictate our drug testing requirements. We have random...
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    Yeah, not using nitrogen is pretty much a...

    Yeah, not using nitrogen is pretty much a guarantee for compressor failures on VRF systems. I’m working on cleaning up an LG VRF installed without nitrogen purging right now. My first time working on...
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    Weird, we install lots of Daikin VRF and as far...

    Weird, we install lots of Daikin VRF and as far as I know, we’ve never lost a compressor. With VRF, install is crucial to equipment life.
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    Daikin is very common around here and they are...

    Daikin is very common around here and they are also 5/16.
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    I’m not talking light commercial hvac...that’s...

    I’m not talking light commercial hvac...that’s about as basic as resi. I’m talking large commercial and industrial.
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    Tends to be cleaner. Not a big deal but gives it...

    Tends to be cleaner. Not a big deal but gives it a slight edge to me. I do a lot of farm refrigeration, so there’s a lot of dirt and rats like to make homes inside of racks, and refrigeration itself...
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    I say large hvac is equally challenging to large...

    I say large hvac is equally challenging to large refrigeration. I like both but I think hvac has a slight edge because the working environment tends to be better.
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    I will typically leave it open for purging,...

    I will typically leave it open for purging, pressure testing, and evacuation. It does not need to be open for pressure testing or evacuation if you use the suction and liquid service ports at the...
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