I guess I have to go there back now <g>
I have been puzzling over my notes - scribbled from memory after the fact as the job was a rain-out at the end - and now I'm not even sure whether they came from this 407 job or not! <g> The more I think about it the more confused I get. So I guess I have to run back over there - I'll explain it a a gesture of good will: just want to make sure everything is perfect for you. <g>
I won't bother mentioning the real reasons. <g>
Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey
Oh! I forgot the best part !
During the project the engineer customer is with me constantly and endlessly either asking questions or telling me things. Plus; we are trading engineering stories of all kinds, discussing higher education, philosophy, and various languages.
At some point I get it all together and looking nice so I dump in some refrigerant and fire it up. I notice immediately that the condenser fan is making a sort of clicking noise. So I look at that and ponder/project just what the problem might be. Immediately the guy starts:
What's the matter? Is something wrong? What could it be? Why would there be a problem? (and on and on until I want to bellow Shut The Fuk Up! - but don't because I am too gracious)
I'm tired, it's hot, he has managed to stand in front of my fan all day, and the yammering is bugging the hell out of me. So I listen and realize that it's the compressor - not the fan making the noise. It sort of sounds somewhat like a scroll running backwards - but this is single phase so it's not that.
So then I get him to be quiet and I am frenziedly scanning through the data banks: How can this be? What is that noise? What can cause this?
About then I notice that the gauge pressures are almost exactly the same. What??? A brand new compressor isn't pumping? How the hell can that be?
So I shut it off again and pause and ponder and go over the details of the install again in my head: running the mental video.
It was just about then that I realized that I had neglected to open the service valves on the unit. <g>
I laughed and leaped to do that - of course immediately contaminating the R407 with whatever non-condensible the dry pressure charge is. <g>
In the end I did manage to get away without drowning - but just Barely. <g>