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    How many lbs in a blast chiller?

    Hey Guys,

    Got a question for you,

    I have a Delfield T40 blast chiller which I basically need to raise off the ground, it's currently sitting flat on the floor and the bottom of the unit is...
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    Put your amp meter on the gas valve wires and see...

    Put your amp meter on the gas valve wires and see the amp draw, it should be o.75 or something like that, if it's below 0.50 or close to it, the gas valve won't stay open, I went though 5 or 6 gas...
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    For sure, sometimes it seems the guys designing...

    For sure, sometimes it seems the guys designing it have never had to service it, might look good on paper but in the real world it doesen't work very well.

    Wish you the best.
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    No worries, Appreciate the concern :) My bad...

    No worries, Appreciate the concern :)

    My bad on the name, I should've just quoted you.

    100% Agreed. I swapped the engine on my bike about 2 months ago, I was amazed at how much had to come off...
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    Not having a breakdown, lol. Just speaking my...

    Not having a breakdown, lol. Just speaking my mind.

    Not speaking to you Iz, just discussing the general topic of our new up and coming member here revolutionizing the engineering trade by going in...
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    Yes, cars and bikes, you have to remove...

    Yes, cars and bikes, you have to remove everything to get to anything, I know.

    But that's fun ripping apart.

    I don't find having to pull all kind of stuff apart or having to lay on my back or...
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    Yup, and if new engineers changed that, we might...

    Yup, and if new engineers changed that, we might have a chance at getting somewhere.

    The manufacturers won't design it, their Engineers will.

    Keep agreeing that's how it is and it won't change...
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    Create an account at the below site, do the Class...

    Create an account at the below site, do the Class 1 test online, for about $30.00

    Now you can buy refrigerant and are a certified technician. Most are universal but if you don't work on 5 lbs. or...
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    If you are going to be designing it, do us all a...

    If you are going to be designing it, do us all a favor and do some field service work first, so you know what it takes to do certain things and how to place things.

    Not trying to be rude but some...
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    I've done it in the past since I'm really careful...

    I've done it in the past since I'm really careful with gas work but I think it's pointless. I've leak tested with and without it and it doesen't seem to leak either way, I just like the peace of...
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    Cool, I didn't get one when I was there...

    Cool, I didn't get one when I was there yesterday, I asked about them but they didn't have any.
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    I don't no, is that the one I need?

    I don't no, is that the one I need?
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    I'm trying to find one as well, not for the 2...

    I'm trying to find one as well, not for the 2 flat sided gland nuts but for the one with notches in it.

    Is that what the socket one is for? I'm heading down to United Refrigeration later today,...
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    If you weighed in the charge and it's short...

    If you weighed in the charge and it's short cycling, most likely it's a restriction. Could be the drier, could be the TXV or piston or whatever you have.

    Sounds like a restriction though.
  15. Check the TXV and make sure the bulb is secured...

    Check the TXV and make sure the bulb is secured properly, it doesen't sound like it's responding which means it's either not reading the correct temperature or it's broken.
  16. So, did it have a schrader or not? The...

    So, did it have a schrader or not?

    The suspense is killing me.
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    It's true. I think it's because it's a...

    It's true.

    I think it's because it's a testament to just how awesome we are, figuring stuff out and not letting those manufacturers with their fancy board printers and multi layered board design...
  18. The hose ends, male come with a swivel fitting so...

    The hose ends, male come with a swivel fitting so they rotate 360*, they don't have stops, both yellow and blue have that. Just the bare hose, no fittings. They sell seperate swivels you can get,...
  19. Blue is better, looks nicer. Thought I just...

    Blue is better, looks nicer.

    Thought I just replaced 3 that were leaking at the swivel joint on the end connecting to the equipment, good to know why they are different colors though, I always...
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    I love and hate these kettles at the same time. ...

    I love and hate these kettles at the same time.

    Definetley a flame sensing problem, you are taking Ma signal on the flame monitor so if there is a wire that is damaged on that return from the...
  21. How long was the 3 lbs in the system before you...

    How long was the 3 lbs in the system before you measured this?

    As you add refrigerant to a running system through the suction line where your clamp is, it can get very cold and so the SH tends to...
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    Interesting, good to know. Thank you.

    Interesting, good to know.

    Thank you.
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    I did that. It's no doubt a leak, but why was...

    I did that.

    It's no doubt a leak, but why was it acting like that, got the SST to where I thought it belonged at 15*F but it wouldn't get below 38*F, then I add more refrigerant and then it can...
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    Yeah, it has a 64 oz charge amount on the sticker...

    Yeah, it has a 64 oz charge amount on the sticker but I didn't want to recover at the time since I was just trying to get it back up and running fast and then do the real repair later.

    It would've...
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    Structural Concepts Display unit leaking

    Howdy guys,

    I got an interesting one yesterday, a Structural Concepts HOU5652R unit, confused me a little bit.

    I get called because they think it's not working and the food is getting moldy too...
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    That too, I guess that would be the correct way.

    That too, I guess that would be the correct way.
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    Condensation happens where cold meets hot. So...

    Condensation happens where cold meets hot. So it's just a matter of finding out where that is, if it's right by a door, I would think that there is an air leak hitting the cold surface, hot goes to...
  28. Cool, I saw the COSS class and I wanted to go...

    Cool,

    I saw the COSS class and I wanted to go to it but never made it.

    Tropic Supply has a free class up in Orlando 2 months from now, it's only 2 hours long but it's Mike Nipper from Copeland...
  29. RSES Hydrocarbon Training & Teardown Class.

    Howdy folks.

    Anybody done the RSES Hydrocarbon training course online?

    Was it worth it?

    How about a Copeland compressor teardown seminar, anyone done that?

    Was that worth it?
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    Good deal. What's ERP? Do what you gotta...

    Good deal.

    What's ERP?

    Do what you gotta do, but I'm telling you, I think what you are running into is perfectly normal for most people, no need to do anything other than the job and make sure...
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    Bud, There's a lot of ways you can do it...

    Bud,

    There's a lot of ways you can do it wrong, there's many mistakes you can make and the fact that you are worried is completely normal, just like anything in life, you want to do it and be good...
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    I used to be like that and it just kind of went...

    I used to be like that and it just kind of went away as I started to trust myself to do it properly.

    Don't go to a psychiatrist unless you want to end up worse than you are, I've never seen...
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    Low SC and high SH is a in indication of a lack...

    Low SC and high SH is a in indication of a lack of refrigerant.

    Not enough refrigerant in the condenser equals not enough refrigerant in the evaporator equals poor cooling.

    90 PSIG is about...
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    Not a clue. But please do enlighten me.

    Not a clue.

    But please do enlighten me.
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    R404 is not environmentally friendly, no. The...

    R404 is not environmentally friendly, no.

    The only refrigerants I think are considered to be close to eco friendly is propane and butane, R290 is being used as a replacement for other refrigerants...
  36. Thought I can't help you too much, I can tell you...

    Thought I can't help you too much, I can tell you this.

    The way to "charge" a unit is to put enough juice in it to get it to where the pressure tells you the correlating saturated temperature of...
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    I just got this in my email today, figured I'd...

    I just got this in my email today, figured I'd share.
    ...
  38. Yeah, they got it really bad. Hopefully it...

    Yeah, they got it really bad.

    Hopefully it just veers off completely, but you never know. We're on the ready though, if it decides to come to Clearwater, we'll be ready for it.
  39. To you too buddy. Yeah, we're watching it,...

    To you too buddy.

    Yeah, we're watching it, hopefully it doesn't shift direction.

    I feel sorry for the Bahamas though, man, that's a narly storm.
  40. Really? Huh, I didn't know that.

    Really? Huh, I didn't know that.
  41. If the system is not in operation, the TXV will...

    If the system is not in operation, the TXV will be open as the bulb the TXV uses to sense temperature will be warm so it will open further to add more refrigerant.

    Unless the TXV is broken, in...
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    Sure, that works too.

    Sure, that works too.
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    Pull the gas into a cylinder and check the P/T...

    Pull the gas into a cylinder and check the P/T and compare it to a chart, that's how it's done.
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    That doesen't make any sense. IF anything,...

    That doesen't make any sense.

    IF anything, your SH needs to be brought down.

    Your coil is 28* that's pretty perfect.

    It's either airflow, lack of heat transfer for some reason or the box...
  45. Thread: Damaged R-22

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    Makes sense.

    Makes sense.
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    Terry, Fair enough, the oil might be what's...

    Terry,

    Fair enough, the oil might be what's acidic in the refrigerant and not the refrigerant itself but if the test strip comes out reading acidic, then how could one be comfortable using it?
    ...
  47. Thread: Damaged R-22

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    Haha, I'm not in any way implying I know more...

    Haha,

    I'm not in any way implying I know more than anyone else.

    I mentioned it in a different thread, but if you were to take an acidic system, confirmed that it's acidic, recover the...
  48. Thread: Damaged R-22

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    Sure, but I guess in terms of the refrigerant...

    Sure, but I guess in terms of the refrigerant being contaminated, it's just guessing right now, I would want some tests done to see it myself.
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    Well. I do speak Danish and English, a little...

    Well.

    I do speak Danish and English, a little bit of German but I don't recognize that language.

    Is it ancient Egyptian perhaps?
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    Okay, no problem. Not it shouldn't. I do...

    Okay, no problem.

    Not it shouldn't. I do commercial walk in stuff mainly with pump down controls so I use magnets for solenoid valves but the TXV's I never have to mess with. Logically thinking,...
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