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    Sticky: Poll: Carrier exclusively my grandpa carried them from...

    Carrier exclusively my grandpa carried them from 1952-2016 then I've done the same since. I have however taken a recent liking to trane. I do feel however that especially now day's most brands all...
  2. Gave it one more shot with builder their slackeys...

    Gave it one more shot with builder their slackeys of a install company came out said it was correct even showing them the trane manuals hooked up my nice field piece gauges and showed them 3 degrees...
  3. Flexseal!!!!

    Flexseal!!!!
  4. I told them when we did the punch walk it was...

    I told them when we did the punch walk it was wired and programmed incorrectly. Their guy came back out and said yep its right we wire em all this way. I didn't argue since it felt like a no win...
  5. Trane UD29VS variable speed furnace/aprilaire 8120X ventilation controller?

    Good evening guys need some input I was going to call april aire tech for opinions but as alway's figured I'd stop here first. I just purchased a new home and paid for a nice upgraded trane system...
  6. Guy's I figured the best option was replacing it...

    Guy's I figured the best option was replacing it and it was reaffirmed by yall which helps me rest better. Customer opted for replacement problem solved shes cruzing right along now quiet as a...
  7. TRANE RTAA bearing noise suction side

    Guy's Got a RTAA you have been kind enough to lend a hand on through the years and shes been running like a top. Customer called me out unit was really loud. 2 weeks ago did full pm on it thought I...
  8. Thanks for all the well wishes guys. We laid him...

    Thanks for all the well wishes guys. We laid him to rest on monday afternoon at high noon his favorite time of day. Get this though kinda cool factoid we figured out. Monday was my grandparents...
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    Where the heck in the US has it been cold enough...

    Where the heck in the US has it been cold enough yet to have that happen this early in the year. Man it's still mid to high 90's everyday where I live. I'm jealous that's one froze up HP
  10. Lost another HVAC old timer last night.

    Well guy's my grandpa George Yendrey a long time heavy HVAC and refrigeration guy lost the good fight last night at 88 years old. He retired from our industry just 5 years ago at 83 he just couldn't...
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    RTAA still clicking right along

    Guy's I want to say thanks for all of the help my first few years on here and figuring out the nuances of the RTAA series chillers. It took a bit to get a handle on it and get all of the bugs out...
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    Your house is as good as it's going to get with...

    Your house is as good as it's going to get with the builder grade equipment installed and complete mess of a all flex duct system it's a typical new construction mess. It's a ac system to get the...
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    When I was in high school I helped my grandpa...

    When I was in high school I helped my grandpa change out a AC system in a local theater that my great grandpa and grandpa installed right at the end of or after WWII. I remember it had Carene...
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    Sad to say from San Antonio to Houston to College...

    Sad to say from San Antonio to Houston to College station and points south that complete mess of a improperly sized, installed and complete non designed mess of a duct system is pretty much the norm...
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    I would buy another Inficon DTEK. I've had mine...

    I would buy another Inficon DTEK. I've had mine for 4.5 years and it has been bar none the best most accurate no false alarm detector I have ever owned or used. In the past dye was the only other...
  16. York THGD60 replacement compressor sizing confusion

    I work on heavy commercial HVAC primarily so my findings on this one puzzle me. It's in a home we are considering purchasing and it has a puked compressor mechanically seized. My confusion comes in...
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    A coated condenser barrel sounds very plausible. ...

    A coated condenser barrel sounds very plausible. It's as you point out not transferring the correct amount of heat to the cooling water and causing a high head pressure condition. Is water flow...
  18. Thank you I will look that up. Co paid for all...

    Thank you I will look that up. Co paid for all the PPE I need but I had to take the initiative after almost getting lit up to go purchase it.
  19. I ordered all the good stuff to have on my truck...

    I ordered all the good stuff to have on my truck this morning. Walked in to summit electric this morning talked with guys they got everything I needed to keep me safe from now on. I didn't however...
  20. safety equipment/procedures working with 480+

    I grew up in this field with my grandpa showing me all of his way's and teaching me all I know currently about HVAC and refrigeration and electrical/electrical safety. I'm 38 but literally ran calls...
  21. Changing the water temp sensors was a piece of...

    Changing the water temp sensors was a piece of cake took about an hour start to finish of installing the sensors at least. Running the wiring takes longer because I'm a nitpick and refuse to splice...
  22. Yes it is after this the machine officially has...

    Yes it is after this the machine officially has all of it's new sensors now.
  23. 10-4 thank you sir.

    10-4 thank you sir.
  24. RTAA E,L water temp sensor replacement?

    I've got a 98 model RTAA 215 I need to change the entering and leaving water temp sensors on. A rat of all things gnawed cable flush with the sensor.

    I've read and re read the IOM and it never...
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    Thanks a bunch good to have this

    Thanks a bunch good to have this
  26. The same one. But i did slide valves back in jan...

    The same one. But i did slide valves back in jan and completely forgot to post an update until last night when i did the other 2 posts. I hate to leave those who helped out in la la land as to...
  27. I shut it down after ten minutes and gave it...

    I shut it down after ten minutes and gave it about 30 to settle down and most of my oil had come back. I started the circuit and got it fully charged and ran it several hours till charge and SC...
  28. Sorry forgot to post a update. We went ahead and...

    Sorry forgot to post a update. We went ahead and replaced the slide valves in both units and the load unload solenoids and actuators and all is well. She has been running like a top since the...
  29. Update. Replaced the sat evap temp sensor and...

    Update. Replaced the sat evap temp sensor and the suction temp sensor and this solved my particular problem. Thanks for the help as always.
  30. She's back in business and running and running...

    She's back in business and running and running perfect so far knock on wood. It took a few hours to get the whole charge into it and get her all leveled back out but so far so good. Thanks for all...
  31. Got rained out tuesday. Purged nitrogen and...

    Got rained out tuesday. Purged nitrogen and started vacuum pumps again this afternoon If my micron gauge has good results. Should be able to charge it and celebrate. Then go hop on a cruise ship...
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    Would you mind posting the new exv update...

    Would you mind posting the new exv update instructions as a fyi. If not would you mind emailing them to me so I can through them in my memory banks if I have to do this on a few RTAA's under my...
  33. 10-4 I will definitely sleep better tonight for...

    10-4 I will definitely sleep better tonight for sure. I left a holding charge in it overnight tomorrow I will go ahead and start a vacuum again and if everything checks ok micron wise this time...
  34. The oil was definitely there to begin with the...

    The oil was definitely there to begin with the oil level was was at trane's recommended nominal level 2 months ago when we did the quarterly pm. But because the master oil solenoid was on when my...
  35. Brought system to atmosphere using nitrogen and...

    Brought system to atmosphere using nitrogen and checked oil using sightglass method. From the centerline of the oil separator at the very bottom i have a oil level that is sitting at about 3 to 3.5...
  36. You are correct i think it emptied the oil...

    You are correct i think it emptied the oil separator. Im heading over in a bit to see how vacuum is doing. Then im going to get some pressure in it and verify oil separator level. Thanks
  37. RTAA 215 possibly sucked oil charge out of oil cooler after pulling vaccum.

    I had a call out late yesterday afternoon found 1 circuit completely flat tube rubbed at condenser tube sheet and dropped complete charge and it was raining all day. Welded it up put 2 new drier...
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    I went ahead and called trane and found it the...

    I went ahead and called trane and found it the next morning. Thanks for trying though that list of TSB's had a couple I hadn't seen and make for good reading
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    There is not a motor made with a OEM internal...

    There is not a motor made with a OEM internal relay. Post model and serial of said unit and what brand and type of motor you are trying to install. For now put down the tools and please step away...
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    Looking for RTAA-SB-10 bulletin

    I am putting together a notebook of information on this one series of chiller to keep in my truck. Does anyone have this bulletin. I can call trane in the morning but figured someone here is bound...
  41. This is on a comfort cooling application. Circuit...

    This is on a comfort cooling application. Circuit b running like a champ. Its oversized enough that i had the ems contractors use one circuit as purely backup. It then switchs circuits back and...
  42. Called trane first thing this and ordered a set...

    Called trane first thing this and ordered a set of sensors for it. Next weeks to do list is now a bit longer.
    Thanks for ideas as always i just didnt want to pull it apart to verify sensors per...
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    Man oh man is that some awesome stuff to work on...

    Man oh man is that some awesome stuff to work on and beautiful work. I'd love to work on stuff that big but there just isn't any work like that around here to be done. Some of the stuff people post...
  44. RTAA code 190 low superheat (temp sensor out of cal)

    Early this year everyone here with gracious help pointed me in the direction until we found slide valves wore out. Rebuilt them and she has run like a top until this evening. I got a call around 6...
  45. Unfortunately the BAS system in this building...

    Unfortunately the BAS system in this building still has a taradactyl that flies from the server room to the chiller to hit start and stop. I'm in the process of getting a bid together to update to a...
  46. The UCM just has the main start stop input. It...

    The UCM just has the main start stop input. It takes control of Circuit A and B from there. That is food for thought for sure to try once it's back up working the way she needs to be
  47. This unit does several buildings and has a...

    This unit does several buildings and has a ancient EMS system on the complex. Usually this time of year it's off more than it's on even during the day. But early in the morning around 4 everything...
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    Around here we have lots of Bard on the wall...

    Around here we have lots of Bard on the wall units for oilfield housing offices etc. I have come across several of them through the summer where the hacks set a separate condenser and tied into the...
  49. Thanks for the input. My customer ok'd slide...

    Thanks for the input. My customer ok'd slide valve rebuild and parts are on order. As soon as it's done I will let everyone know but I'm positive it will be good to go afterwards. I apologize for...
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    Just got back from one tonight the store manager...

    Just got back from one tonight the store manager called and said the whole store was freezing cold. Got up on the roof only to find the lazy filter guys didn't put one single screw in any of the...
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