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The refrigeration guy

Discussion in 'Refrigeration' started by Rather B Riding, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    Sometimes I hate being the refrigeration guy at my company. Walk in freezer down. Nothing is running. High side has pressure. Wonder what the low side has. Son of a b........... IMG_20170803_091614129_HDR.jpg IMG_20170803_113341197_HDR.jpg
     
  2. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    A little wD 40 and a small pipe wrench that I always have in my bag just for that reason
     
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  3. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Man we have racks that scare me every time i need to close a suction valve
     
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  4. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    So what was the problem?
     
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  5. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    My service wrench wouldn't fit on the stem. Lol
     
  6. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Lol so the box is still warm?? Haha

    What was the Refrigeration issue?
     
  7. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    It wasn't working right,, duh cheese head :chairshot::D
     
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  8. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    It's the thermostat
     
  9. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    It's broke

    It can't be fixed.

    Needs a whole new one.
     
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  10. R/HVAC

    R/HVAC selfemployed

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    Pics show high - low control was replaced, different brand was used too.
     
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  11. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    Yes that's exactly what the problem was. Dual pressure control.
    I got to the job and maintenance said it probably went down a few days ago. Box is at room temp no fans. Condenser was off. Time clock sending voltage to cooling circuit. Dual pressure control read open switch. I grabbed my gagues and checked high side and it had 145 psi. Pulled the stem cap off the suction.... Son of a b..... You gotta love refrigeration. You never know what you're gonna find till the dog house comes off. I've seen much worse. I have quite a few horror stories.
     
  12. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    How the Hell did you spot that from that Pic? I guess it's true,ain't no app for experience!
     
  13. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    2nd thumbnail pic is different.
     
  14. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    That's a trained eye for detail. The failed dual pressure switch was a Ranco. I replaced it with a a Penn Johnson. Just a better product in my opinion. Since they moved Ranco to Mexico the quality has suffered and i always perfer quality over price.
    Good eye Knave. That's looking at the back side of the control Too.
     
  15. frozensolid

    frozensolid Psychologist's Dream

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    Ranco is famous for chattering and burning sh!t up. Pressure controls ain't what they used to be. Anything is better than them.

    I remember working on old racks with Dunn and Bush belt driven compressors all staging was done by pressure controls. They were 40 or more years old and still had the original working pressure controls. Those were the days. :)
     
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  16. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    @R/HVAC is who caught the issue from the pics
     
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    Damn you is old I don't remember that :rolleyes::D
     
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  18. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    We still have a couple of stores staged off pressure controls.
     
  19. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Those were the ones with the black metal covers!
     
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  20. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    That's because he's good............

    Really Good............!
     
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