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Are The Multi-Taps on a Blower Run or Common?
Here's the first question: Does it really matter if the speed taps on a motor are run or common? Well, yes… sort of. In some cases, it helps to identify if you're dealing with an open winding or an open thermal overload. The thermal overload breaks common, but you will still read a path between […]Read more
The Surefire Way to Get a Blower Wheel Off
I've always opposed the practice of grabbing a hub puller as the first method of removing a blower. This video by Brad Hicks with HVAC in SC on YouTube demonstrates the exact method I use to safely remove a blower wheel without damaging anything. Thanks, Brad! Transcript What's going on, guys? Here's another 60-second tech […]Read more
What is "Cascade" Refrigeration?
Photo Courtesy of Emerson What is Cascade refrigeration? “Cascade refrigeration” is a term you will hear more and more over the coming years, and while some of the systems may be very complex, the concept is actually pretty simple. Some refrigerants are well-suited for high and medium-temperature applications, and some are better suited for lower-temp […]Read more