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  1. Iím with you. We do mostly refrigeration and Iíve...

    Iím with you. We do mostly refrigeration and Iíve probably got 40+ start capacitors on board. 125v, 220v, 330v, 440v in multiple Mfdís.
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    It looks like it’s in mid-installation. Got the...

    It looks like it’s in mid-installation. Got the spool of interconnect wire on the ground.
  3. :ditto:

    :ditto:
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    I must have gotten a rare one, because in 5...

    I must have gotten a rare one, because in 5 years, my D-Tek Select has never missed a leak. I’ve had others, and never trusted them. Too many false alarms. With the Select, if it goes off, there is...
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    Babies and Divorces

    With the shelter in place orders across the country, Iím just curious to see how many babies are born about 9 months from now, and how the national divorce rate trends in the next 12 months.

    Iím...
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    Buy one of these...

    Buy one of these...
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    Oops. Missed the scroll part. No valves to blow...

    Oops. Missed the scroll part. No valves to blow out. Only bearings to wash out.
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    D-Tec Select. Best detector Iíve ever used. If it...

    D-Tec Select. Best detector Iíve ever used. If it doesnít beep, there is no leak.

    The only other detector Iíd consider is the H-10.
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    First off, I use a solenoid valve magnet to open...

    First off, I use a solenoid valve magnet to open the valve when it’s not convenient or possible to energize the valve. Secondly, liquid in the suction line is never a good thing. I washes oil off the...
  10. I’ve been know to do that from time to time.

    I’ve been know to do that from time to time.
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    Nicely organized. I’ve had small and I’ve had...

    Nicely organized. I’ve had small and I’ve had big. The one constant is whatever the size, I managed to fill it up.
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    I don’t think you have a short. More likely a...

    I don’t think you have a short. More likely a loose connection. A short would trip a breaker or pop a fuse. One wire at a time check all connections for tightness. Visually inspect everything. Look...
  13. Thread: AOPs

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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    It’s the installer, not the equipment that...

    It’s the installer, not the equipment that matters. A great installation of the lowest economy equipment will last longer and perform better than a crappy install of platinum equipment.

    There are...
  15. Could be your solenoid valve, pressure controls,...

    Could be your solenoid valve, pressure controls, contactor, wiring, etc. This should be a very elementary problem to solve. Call someone else.
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    Great for you Adlerberts! That’s freaking...

    Great for you Adlerberts! That’s freaking awesome! Stay the course. One day at a time.

    I’ve used the downtime to replace all the seals on my hoses, remove the security screens on the van and wash...
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    Especially the cold beer.

    Especially the cold beer.
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    Not to hijack the thread, but would refrigeration...

    Not to hijack the thread, but would refrigeration contractors be essential services? Someone has to keep the food (and beer) cold.

    Also, it was -10 here last night. Would heating contractors be...
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    Two separate times, and the nails were framing...

    Two separate times, and the nails were framing nails. I actually went to the ER for the wrist one. The nail was pretty deep.
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    Went to the liquor store today. Came in at the...

    Went to the liquor store today. Came in at the front end of our governor giving a speech. Got what I wanted and got in line. Lines were kind of long, but not terrible. Looked behind me, and noticed...
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    Never a screw, but nail gun, TWICE, slow learner....

    Never a screw, but nail gun, TWICE, slow learner. One nail through the finger, the other in the wrist.
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    Those are not terrible, but easily straightened...

    Those are not terrible, but easily straightened with a fin comb. If I was installing it, I would have straightened them as a point of pride.
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    He forgot to change the inducer motor and heat...

    He forgot to change the inducer motor and heat exchanger. I hate when people only replace MOST of the parts. Do the job right, and replace them all. Darn Millennials!
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    My G5 has worked great for many years.

    My G5 has worked great for many years.
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    Those guys should be tied off to the scaffold.

    Those guys should be tied off to the scaffold.
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    Some valve cores are old and worn out and the...

    Some valve cores are old and worn out and the tool won’t grab them. When this happens, I unscrew the core, then take the core remover off of the tool so the end is open. Obviously, the valve on the...
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    True freezer built on a Friday

    Customer has a brand new True R290 freezer. It was giving an alarm for the T-1 probe (cabinet temp). The electrical box is located on the bottom. It has 2 screws near the top that need to be removed...
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    If you have a gender identity crisis, look in...

    If you have a gender identity crisis, look in your underwear.
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    It was 404a and I was using MAPP gas.

    It was 404a and I was using MAPP gas.
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    Yep. Sinclair station with a giant dinosaur...

    Yep. Sinclair station with a giant dinosaur outside. This was a self contained unit which took 6lbs of refrigerant.
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    In addition, according to my wife, I don’t have...

    In addition, according to my wife, I don’t have very many brain cells to spare.
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    Nothing like phosgene in the evening

    I was searching for a leak in this Zero Zone sandwich display cooler tonight. The TXV was encapsulated in ice, so I got my MAPP gas torch out to melt the ice so I could check the valve for leaks.
    ...
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    That’s hilarious! Sad, but hilarious.

    That’s hilarious! Sad, but hilarious.
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    For every 100 posts I read, I post to one. I...

    For every 100 posts I read, I post to one. I usually don’t post unless I have something new or constructive to say. Usually, someone else has posted the advice I would have given. Every time I’ve...
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    A lot of foresight there. They aligned the unit...

    A lot of foresight there. They aligned the unit perfectly with that door so future service techs can access the electrical compartment from inside the building. Especially helpful if it’s raining.
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    All that’s missing from your pictures is the...

    All that’s missing from your pictures is the trailer house it serves.
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    Sure looks like a classic case of air...

    Sure looks like a classic case of air infiltration. How many doors in the lineup? Is it just happening on one door? Have you done the “dollar bill tug trick” around the gasket?
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    New service vehicle Northern MN

    Just got this gem for running my remote calls. Extra wide track, wide skis. Goes through anything. I tried to get it stuck last week, and was not successful. Even in 4í of powder and in slush. It...
  39. Up here, in Northern MINNESOTA it is common to...

    Up here, in Northern MINNESOTA it is common to have a heat pump and a gas furnace. The tipping point with gas is about 20 degrees. At that temp, the gas furnace takes over for less cost than the heat...
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    This...

    This...
  41. Thread: -20 box

    by GenesisRefrig
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    Not really sure I understand the question, but...

    Not really sure I understand the question, but it’d be pretty hard to thaw a coil with refrigerant still flowing through it. I’ve always shut the unit down and used hot water to get rid of the ice....
  42. Ive cracked a couple over the years by inspecting...

    Ive cracked a couple over the years by inspecting a hot joint. Got the mirror too close to the not yet cooled joint caused it to crack. The good news is: once your mirror is cracked, all the stress...
  43. I hate trying to access the electrical side or...

    I hate trying to access the electrical side or the txv side on top of shelving stacked with product! It would be so nice to not have to bend my body in half and work in a half reclined position on an...
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    In addition to doing HVAC/R, I also teach 6th...

    In addition to doing HVAC/R, I also teach 6th grade math and science. This thread explains why my students were asking me about the start of WWIII today.
  45. Yeah, not something you should try to wire...

    Yeah, not something you should try to wire yourself. Call a good contractor and they can source a new cover and get a new contactor wired in.
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    Aren’t those the hooks for the rear door latches?...

    Aren’t those the hooks for the rear door latches?

    Nice, organized van.
  47. We just replaced it’s twin sister. It was...

    We just replaced it’s twin sister. It was originally coal, then converted to municipal steam. We put in a Ruud 96% with a heat pump. Our customer had one month last year where their utility bill was...
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    This ...

    This

    https://www.kele.com/power-supplies/dcp-1-5-w-5pk.aspx
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    It could be a bunch of different things. As...

    It could be a bunch of different things. As posted, get a good tech to hook up a manometer, check your pressure switches, and your inducer motor. He/she will also evaluate your venting, heat...
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    You can check out this YouTube video of the Jet...

    You can check out this YouTube video of the Jet Rack ladder rack.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn1hDZnHFIU
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