Joined on December 30, 2005
Last Post on December 6, 2013
@ December 6, 2013 9:10 PM in Used oil after vacuuming?I recommend a Meineke Muffler Shop. I work on Used Oil Heaters for that co, the shops are independently owned. I also(used to) did work for those goofy Jiffy Lube shops, 10-12 or so!. It took 4-6 months to get paid, 20-30 phone calls! Here in Suffolk Co L.I. N.Y they(Jiffy Lube) have the overhead gas fired Infrared heaters or some use #2 oil furnaces. It is their company policy to keep their garage doors WIDE OPEN in ALL weather conditions, talk about waste! NOT LOL! The waste oil heaters burn oil, tranny fluid, rear end fluid , and Vacuum Pump oil! Sorry Professor, you had a type o there ! I know you meant Meineke, now a LOL!
Check the "oil heating section" on "The Wall" , Mr. Jamie Hall filled me in on a lot of info about all of those fluids , it is under "waste oil heaters"
@ December 5, 2013 1:09 PM in Waste Oil Heaterthat is a lot -a- bit more info than I got from the Reznor girl ! Thanks Jamie! The ash is a yearly cleanup on a yearly routine.
@ December 4, 2013 7:57 PM in Start cap ,start winding ; run cap ,run windingLOL also! I took a correspondence course thru USAFI-United States Armed Forces Institute- while serving onboard a WW 2 submarine(68-72) and I read that and BELIEVED that for years! I just showed that to my new apprentice after he said that very same thing to me.
@ December 4, 2013 7:32 PM in Start cap ,start winding ; run cap ,run windingIt must be true because it is in writing as per my very second book " Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning" Copyright 1968!
@ December 4, 2013 7:21 PM in Ask Yourself "Why"?I ask myself, why am I not as smart as "The Professor"
I ask myself ,am I not as smart as "The Professor"
I ask myself, am I not as smart as "The Professor"
@ December 3, 2013 3:44 PM in Waste Oil HeaterWhat is the btu content of motor oil/tranny fluid/rear end fluid? I was told the btu of motor oil is the same as #2 oil .
@ December 2, 2013 3:37 AM in bubbles in sight glassThat swooshing noise,outdoor fan not running/then running, indoor supply air plenum air temp sometimes cool/cold , sounds like a HP going thru a "defrost cycle" to melt frost off of the outdoor unit. Are you a H.O. ( home owner ) or a tech? Check the electric heat (2nd stage heat) during a defrost , and also ck the Freon pressurers during the defrost. How many stages/strips of electric heat do you have? The bubbling in the SG is a "it dependes " situation, mostly no. And for your wallets sake ,I hope those "air bubbles" are not air bubbles but "Freon bubbles".
@ December 1, 2013 11:35 AM in need a little informationGood Morning to you David. How did the boiler work OK for X amount of years ,and then not so good for the past couple of years? Just mechanical problems?
@ November 30, 2013 10:49 AM in Indoor Pool HVACCan you use the self contained unit the recovers/recycles the btu's back into the air/water?
@ November 28, 2013 8:16 AM in sandy revisitedWhen you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you King for a day then go to the mirror and look at yourself and see what that guy has to say.
For it isn't a man's Father or Mother or Wife whose judgement upon him must pass, the fellow whose verdict counts most in his life is the guy staring back from the glass.
He's the fellow to please,never mind all the rest,for he's with you clear up to the end,and you've passed your most dangerous difficult test ,if the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like "Jack Horner" and "chisel"a plum and think you're a wonderful guy, but the man in the glass says you're only a bum, if you can't look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the world down the pathway of years and get pat's on the back as you pass, but your reward will be heartaches and tears if you've cheated the guy in the glass.
@ November 28, 2013 6:34 AM in Got Three Minutes?My clan is good, thanks. Happy T'giving to you and all of yours! I agree the video is basically simple and straight forward, but , the main point is that there is more than one way to work on an AC system in cool/cold weather. The REFRIGERATION trade requires working on system in very cold ambients! This past summer I had ZERO service calls from any of my existing customer's ( AC/R & ice) for an "overcharged of Freon" related problem. New customers w/ that kind of problem were properly repaired. Take care, David C Broome !
@ November 28, 2013 6:02 AM in I am so sorry for not answering my emailsGood Luck to you, with your problem. You gave me the shivers!!!!!!!!!! LOL.I'm in that age group myself.I was wondering where you were. Glad to "hear" your voice again. Give your brother a "big brother " hug from me!
@ November 27, 2013 6:37 AM in Got Three Minutes?Morning Mike T! Happy T'giving to you and all of yours! I went to www.fieldpiece.com, products, cold weather charging, scroll down to video, And Jim Bergmann ( yea, that SMART guy Jim Bergmann, from Testo instruments and Truetest tools) narrates and gives his approval. Have a good holiday everyone!
@ November 26, 2013 5:00 PM in Got Three Minutes?Take a look at the Fieldpiece 3-min video on how to charge an AC system in lower than 70* ambient. I've been doing that for 45 years!!!!!! Fieldpiece calls it a "Charging Jacket for TXV Systems" item # S365. It is under the heading of "COLD WEATHER CHARGING" AC Systems
@ November 22, 2013 3:26 PM in low ambient heat pump to supplement house heatingHi bill. That was me flapping jaws! And I think what you want to do is good, make sure that you spec a "low ambient HP". Not sure about the longevity of those units. Maintenance is normal, indoor air filters, wash outdoor unit once a year.
@ November 21, 2013 9:58 PM in Nitrogen pressure399 sounds better! LOL! You were doing 66mph in a 65mph zone and YOU get a ticket. LOL! Happy T'giving Day!
@ November 21, 2013 9:49 PM in Nitrogen pressureIf I'm using that crummy moisture laden nitro w/ a water ppm of 400 and the MoistureIndicator/SightGlass is sensitive to/at 65-75 ppm then ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what?
@ November 21, 2013 8:22 PM in Imagine that!My new apprentice showed me a Fieldpiece catalog , pg #9. There it shows,yet, ANOTHER way of charging an AC systems in under than 70* ambients ! IMAGINE THAT!
@ November 20, 2013 7:44 PM in screw terminal quick disconnect adapterIn the Mars Catalogue?
@ November 20, 2013 5:27 PM in Nitrogen pressureNice "Formula" ,I will certainly remember that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, do you have a formula for the #'s that I supplied ? I had a similar situation this very day, at 30*f ambient!. Humbly Yours, again, Terry.
@ November 20, 2013 4:32 PM in Pulsating liquid line on shut downWhat were the in/out temps w/ pressurers ? H.P. 's should have 3 access ports ! Clicking as in electrical? You said the unit worked ok until now. "Now" as in time or as in ambient?
@ November 20, 2013 4:03 PM in low ambient heat pump to supplement house heatingWith most steam systems you shouldn't need sup/heat. Flapping jaws , what do you have for A/C ? Using a ( 2nd fl gone) steam boiler that would be oversized is not so good. Being that a lot of 2nd fl's are generally cooler than 1st fl's(wind)( your floor is their warm ceiling), having a unit like you are describing could provide a tempering heat for the 2nd fl ,to not fire the boiler at all, on 52 1/2 *f - 62 3/4*f day's ??????????