WireNut
I had a interesting service call on a 16kw with 16ckt. transfer switch I installed three months ago. Customer calls and says lost power and generator is working but my microwave and garage door opener wont work. He says hes not in a hurry for me to fix it. Well i know it worked after our install, so in my head I'm thinking of what could be wrong. An hour later He calls a again and says his neighbor told him power is back on, but his generator won't shut off. I asked him to check breakers...all ok he says, then I told him to manually shut it down, which he did but of course transfer switch never switched back to utility side so he has no power. I could tell by his voice he's loosing it, and told him I'm on my way. When I get there generator is running because he didn't want to be in the dark.
1st thing I find is main breaker WAS tripped. I reset breaker, transfer works then generator stops. Now onto the microwave.....outlet has power, microwave shot!
Next up the garage door opener. We cant budge door....its welded to the aluminum trim that it butts against. What? I look up at the gutters and every seam has weld splatter and burn marks. As I go to the rear of the garage I notice a semi circle burn on top of the gutter about 3/4 in diameter. It is directly under the 4800 volt power lines. Then the homeowner tells me when he got home the power company was there working on the lines. They look new. Somehow they made contact with the garage while working on them and fried all the metal outside, the garage door opener and microwave. And the home owner may discover more tomorrow. Unfortunately for me I did discover the generator was leaking oil. The friggin oil cooler has a leak. Do you guys know if the hose is long enough for the new cooler after I cut it off the old , does the new one come with any or should I buy some?
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redman
hey wirenut: I always buy the "kit" with the hoses and clamps included.
Never had much success with trying to re use the hoses back, even if they are brand new. The barb fittings are tough to get hoses off, then re install but it can be done.
You can do a warrant claim on cooler and hose kit.
Fyi, if the get the story from tech. you need to put "dye" in the oil system, to prove its the cooler, good luck !
Mike
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WireNut
redman;37981 wrote:
hey wirenut: I always buy the "kit" with the hoses and clamps included.
Never had much success with trying to re use the hoses back, even if they are brand new. The barb fittings are tough to get hoses off, then re install but it can be done.
You can do a warrant claim on cooler and hose kit.
Fyi, if the get the story from tech. you need to put "dye" in the oil system, to prove its the cooler, good luck !
Mike


Thanks Mike...I did take a picture of the cooler with the oil dripping.
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BrentB
redman;37981 wrote:
hey wirenut: I always buy the "kit" with the hoses and clamps included.
Never had much success with trying to re use the hoses back, even if they are brand new. The barb fittings are tough to get hoses off, then re install but it can be done.
You can do a warrant claim on cooler and hose kit.
Fyi, if the get the story from tech. you need to put "dye" in the oil system, to prove its the cooler, good luck !
Mike


Hose extractor tool from harbor freight works fairly good!
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Skip Douglas SkipD
BrentB;37984 wrote:
Hose extractor tool from harbor freight works fairly good!
Brent, could you please give us something that works for a search on the Harbor Freight web site? I couldn't find what you're talking about.
Skip Douglas
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Wireform
[url]http://m.ebay.com/itm/301860151427?_mwBanner=1[/url]
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Pville
The link shows the set Harbor Freight has.

[url]http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-long-reach-hose-grip-pliers-37909.html[/url]
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WireNut
Do they make a tool that opens the compression clamps?
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WireNut
BrentB;37984 wrote:
Hose extractor tool from harbor freight works fairly good!


I looked for the kit on GenService. They have a 0G40210SRV, but i dont know if its the correct one. Plus I'm thinking the price is kinda high for a short piece of hose and 4 clamps. $24.65 plus shipping. It will be a warranty claim.
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MEC
WireNut;37991 wrote:
Do they make a tool that opens the compression clamps?


Oetiker (crimp on) compression style or the spring clips?
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WireNut
They are the crimp on
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