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Re-introducing the techtown Knowledge Base

Active members of techtown will know that the discussion forum is where to go to ask questions and get expert ...
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Why is a Commercial Dishwasher Not Drying Properly?

A dishwasher is one of the most essential appliances in any restaurant or commercial kitchen. Most technicians get calls about ...
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When and How to Adjust a Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV)

Are you getting complaints about a thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) that isn't working correctly? This is a common issue in ...
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How to Test a Circuit Breaker That Keeps Tripping?

If the circuit breaker becomes in a faulty condition, it keeps tripping again and again. The whole area will be ...
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Manometer vs Pressure Gauge: Key Differences

Pressure measurement is the measure of the force applied by a gas or liquid on a surface. Pressure measurement is ...
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Thank You, Technicians! Enter to Win a Full Tool Makeover!

Summer is finally here! As the country (and indeed the rest of the world) slowly gets back to normal, we're ...
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Types of Condensers in Refrigeration and HVAC

When it comes to refrigeration & HVAC, there are always questions about the condenser. What is a condenser? How does ...
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Learning Center: Types of Blowers and Fans

Blowers and fans are essential devices in the world of engineering. These electro-mechanical or mechanical devices are commonly used where ...
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What is R600A Refrigerant?

For the longest time, chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons have been used as refrigerants. Research, however, has shown that CFC, HCFCs, ...
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How to Get Your EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification

In any field of this modern life, to get expertise in any field and to show you are skilled enough, ...
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Refrigeration 101: Different Refrigerant Types

A refrigerant plays an essential role in a refrigeration system. Refrigerants are often overlooked whenever individuals are talking about cooling ...
Three Tips to Upgrade Your Work Vehicle

Three Tips to Upgrade Your Work Vehicle

For technicians who spend the majority of their time on the road, a work vehicle is more than just a ...
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Logic Probe vs Multimeter: What are the Differences?

Logic probes and Multimeters are both essential instruments for technicians. These are measuring devices used to measure specific quantities that ...
Impact Driver vs Impact Wrench vs Hammer Drill

Impact Driver vs Impact Wrench vs Hammer Drill

No matter the job, impact tools are a must in any technician's van or weekend warrior's toolbox. Unlike standard power ...
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Everything You Need to About How to Read Refrigerant Gauges and Manifolds

As a technician, you constantly handle different heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and appliances. One tool that you ...
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Service Calls Podcast: Bringing Kitchens Back Online

With the Restaurant Revitalization Fund in full swing, more restaurants are coming back online following pandemic-related shutdowns. Elmer Schultz Services ...
Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician

Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician

These Are The Top Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Freelance Technician ...
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PartsCast: Protecting Your Business with Air Purifiers

Welcome to the May 2021 episode of the PartsCast podcast. PartsCast is a rotating menu featuring the foodservice industry’s thought ...
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The 4 Best HVAC Smart Probes on the Market

The switch to digital probes has gained more steam in recent years throughout the HVAC/R trade. With more and more ...
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What is Freon and What are the Signs of a Freon Leak in Your Equipment?

What happens when a Freon leaks in a refrigerator or freezer? Is Freon leakage dangerous for health? How do you ...