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11-12-2004, 11:56 AM
This coke machine looks to be 1950s very good shape, compressor just took a crap on me. looking for the BTU of compressor Make Kelvinator Mod# V205 Ser# 2850678 I dont really work on stuf this small if I could get close to somthing that would work. Unit is more for show and tell than any thing.
they were going to use it just for parties because it looks cool and will hold alot of bottles of beer, I think I need some one really old here.
11-12-2004, 09:20 PM
I tried to call you back. I will buzz you tommorow AM about 9 or so.
its a keeper,put a 1/3hp pump in that baby,if im not mistaken that deck slides right out through the front.change the fan motor why you are at it,takes a 9watt fan motor,
11-15-2004, 07:53 AM
I already replaced cond.& evap. fans, rewired machine. It all ran for 4 hours,t-stat cycled comp. off, turned temp. down some more comp. locked up. This comp. has more steel in it than most cars, going to keep old comp. the last tech that work on this used comp. as an ash tray, top of it is dished in so it would hold alot.
11-15-2004, 08:30 PM
Most of those little jobbies use cap tubes. Did you charge by superheat at box temp? No need for coil SH. Just make sure at 34 degrees, right before you have thing shut off on cycle you see about a 20 DEGREE pump superheat. On those little pumps it don't take much gas, and it takes even less liquid to lock it up.
Don't feel bad. Your just an HVAC guy. I won't tell anyone. Actually your more like a controls guy, which makes it even funnier your messing around with this. :D
11-16-2004, 05:57 PM
No shrader to even check charge but there will be soon, but there is service valves that look like there to have a flare fitting on it and some one just cut line and brazed it in the hole. I will take your advice on charging unit back up with new compressor and as far as sticking to HVAC and Controls not a chance, we have had a lot of Ref. jobs just given to use because the lack of qualified techs in this area, this area has really grown in the last 3 years, see you should have went west not east. Good help is still had to come by here, I have had a few that said they would relocate here untill they ask me how cold does is get there they have yet to call me back.
There are a few restaurants that I will not eat at any more in town, I am sure there are a lot of stories in this.
11-16-2004, 08:48 PM
I am coming through their on my way home for Thanksgiving. I was at a wedding in Dallas about a month ago or so, and some family from there was saying it has grown to the point I may not recognize it all that much from I90.
I miss Wisconsin terribly this time of year. We both do.
If it don't get any better here, I will be seriously considering moving back. In all my time away, in the service, and was all over the country and Korea with the Army, then moving here, every time I run into someone from Wisconsin, it's always a treat to kick back and just talk about Home. I never seen the same enthusiasm of two other people from another place when they are talking about their home.
Now to more serious topics.
11-24-2004, 07:56 AM
Cap tube pluged up after about an hour of running fine with new compressor in, Cap tube is only 30in long about a foot from compressor it has a coil 1 inch with 6 raps. If I make cap tube do I need this coil, it is not tuching suction line at this point, or should I just install TXV on this.
Some one told me these make a real good smoker maybe that will be my next thing I do with this.
just replace cap tube,take the round end of screw driver put a couple of coils in it and be done with it.i build those babys all day long when im in the shop,weight in about 6ozs of 134a or whatever the flavor of the mo.is and watch your gauges add little or release a little oops did i say release i mean recover a little and you should be fine.
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