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    I've been driving mine home for 11 years now,...

    I've been driving mine home for 11 years now, plus I have a company gas card. It just makes more sense logistically for me.
  2. Thread: clogged dryer

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    I've had driers plugged like that. I cut one open...

    I've had driers plugged like that. I cut one open in a 134a system and all the desiccant beads were fused together like concrete. The cap tube was the same way. I believe high heat was the culprit. ...
  3. Thread: reach in freezer

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    You don't cut off the evaporator end. Only the...

    You don't cut off the evaporator end. Only the drier end so it saves having to empty out the unit, remove the shelves, fans, shroud, t-stat etc. It just gives you another option.
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    That's what the lead wire is for. It comes in...

    That's what the lead wire is for. It comes in various sizes for different cap tube inside diameters. The oil forces the 1/2" long piece of lead through the cap tube under 2000 psi so it scrapes away...
  5. Thread: reach in freezer

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    If you do a lot of cap tubes like I do, then it's...

    If you do a lot of cap tubes like I do, then it's worth it. Although I don't use it all the time, when I do need it its a nice tool to have around.
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    It's basically a hydraulic pump that forces a...

    It's basically a hydraulic pump that forces a small piece of lead through the cap tube forcing out any blockage safely into the evaporator. Thermal Engineering makes one.
  7. Thread: reach in freezer

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    I agree. Your probably going to have to change...

    I agree. Your probably going to have to change the cap tube unless you have a cap tube checker/cleaner.
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    You are correct.

    You are correct.
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    Mine goes home with me. In fact, I think I have...

    Mine goes home with me. In fact, I think I have the only set of keys. I have a company gas card and schedule my oil changes and repairs. I cover a large territory so I don't go into the shop everyday...
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    Always recover the old refrigerant. Drop in...

    Always recover the old refrigerant. Drop in replacements are not meant to be blended in.
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    I think you may be on to something Hurtin. The...

    I think you may be on to something Hurtin. The cap may only be necessary for 115v application.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a 20uF a run...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a 20uF a run cap not a start cap?
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    That would be the correct way to do it, but...

    That would be the correct way to do it, but where's the fun in that? :-)
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    Sounds like you have a restriction instead of a...

    Sounds like you have a restriction instead of a leak.
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    If you plan on checking the high side, don't...

    If you plan on checking the high side, don't forget to prefill that hose with liquid before you zero your scale. Otherwise you may take too much refrigerant with you when you disconnect the hose. Or...
  16. So...we send all our money to China. They fund NK...

    So...we send all our money to China. They fund NK and in return NK threatens us with our own money!?!? I'm no political or military strategist, but that kinda seems like we are our own worst enemy....
  17. Thread: Service manual

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    On those 4440 tecumsehs the suction inlet should...

    On those 4440 tecumsehs the suction inlet should be cool but not to the point of sweating. The suction line will sweat further back but only be cool at the inlet when properly charged. At least that...
  18. Thread: Service manual

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    I agree with Tommy. These critically charged cap...

    I agree with Tommy. These critically charged cap systems have to be weighed in or you better have a sixth sense about you to know when it's right. Very little room for error. In this situation I'd...
  19. Thread: Service manual

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    Charging by amps doesn't work with these small...

    Charging by amps doesn't work with these small critically charged systems. By the time you put enough gas in it to noticeably affect the amp draw, you are already overcharged.
  20. Thread: Service manual

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    Well we really can't help him on the charge...

    Well we really can't help him on the charge without knowing pressures and temps etc. More data is needed.
  21. Thread: Service manual

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    That's a 1/3 hp 134a compressor but you probably...

    That's a 1/3 hp 134a compressor but you probably already know that.
  22. Thread: restriction

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    How many psi of nitro did you try to force...

    How many psi of nitro did you try to force through it? I can't imagine how a pipe of that diameter could become blocked If the dryer and cap tube are fine. Was this fridge working when you bought it?...
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    One question comes to mind and I'm only asking...

    One question comes to mind and I'm only asking because I've done it myself. Does your service valve have a Schrader in it and more importantly, does your nitro hose have a core depressor in it?
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    Sounds like the work of Dr. Frankenstein! Grab...

    Sounds like the work of Dr. Frankenstein! Grab your pitchforks and torches! Seriously though, unless your prepared to replace the cap tube and install a dryer, then it's time for a new fridge. One...
  25. Thread: restriction

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    I agree with SBK. Unless there are extraordinary...

    I agree with SBK. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances ie, kink in the line,your probably wasting your time. How did you determine that you have a restriction and why do you believe that it's...
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    I had no idea. I stand corrected.

    I had no idea. I stand corrected.
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    I still think it may have the wrong compressor in...

    I still think it may have the wrong compressor in it. You mentioned a 32oz charge which seems like a lot of refrigerant for a 4440 (1/3 hp) system.
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    I'm not familiar with Randell equipment but most...

    I'm not familiar with Randell equipment but most full size double door coolers I've seen have a 1/2 hp compressor not a 1/3. Perhaps someone installed the wrong compressor last year.
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    I've never heard of a condenser motor not cycling...

    I've never heard of a condenser motor not cycling with the compressor. Is the compressor kicking out on overload? Is it a reversing fan motor? If so, perhaps the timer is bad or a bad wire so it's...
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    We need more details. Is this a single door or...

    We need more details. Is this a single door or multiple door cooler? Model? Manufacturer? Etc.
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    12 minutes is plenty of time for that unit to...

    12 minutes is plenty of time for that unit to equalize. I would suspect a restriction also. What are your pressures?
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    Noble goals, but Murphy's Law dictates that...

    Noble goals, but Murphy's Law dictates that despite your best efforts, anything mechanical can and WILL break and most likely at 2:00am!
  33. Thread: I wish

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    I hear ya! Vigilante justice. Don't want C.S.I....

    I hear ya! Vigilante justice. Don't want C.S.I. knocking on my door though so maybe I'll hold off on that one!
  34. Thread: I wish

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    Thank you. And yes, no restriction on moving away...

    Thank you. And yes, no restriction on moving away except that my house is worth half of what I owe on it and no one is buying in what was a once peaceful safe neighborhood. So I'm stuck. We have...
  35. Thread: I wish

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    I live with a crack house on my corner and a...

    I live with a crack house on my corner and a convicted kidnapper and pimp slinging drugs and girls from MY front yard!! I'm not exaggerating. I have children that I escort to the bus stop for fear of...
  36. Thread: I wish

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    That's an excellent point!! Also Hiroshima and...

    That's an excellent point!! Also Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those women and children were ok to die apparently.
  37. Thread: I wish

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    Not to take away from the victims pain but dozens...

    Not to take away from the victims pain but dozens of individual men women and children are murdered daily in this country. Often with a single shot and no one blinks an eye, yet when it happens in...
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    I fear you may be right on that one!

    I fear you may be right on that one!
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    1) Because your not required by law to obey the...

    1) Because your not required by law to obey the advise of 911 operators. They can't see what's going on and your phone description is only hearsay therefore they have no jurisdiction to order you to...
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    I truly believe this has little, if anything, to...

    I truly believe this has little, if anything, to do with race and everything to do with the legal use of "lawful self-defense". Zimmerman, while an idiot, was under no obligation to "stand down". 911...
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    I'm not familiar with that dryer but will...

    I'm not familiar with that dryer but will definitely check it out. Thanks for the tip.
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    The man hasn't had his trial yet. Let's wait and...

    The man hasn't had his trial yet. Let's wait and see what REAL facts are presented in a court of law before passing judgement. Zimmerman definitely put himself in an unnecessary situation but...
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    Your correct except for the dryer part. The...

    Your correct except for the dryer part. The compressor is a 1/3 hp and that is the dryer that comes in the box from Tecumseh.
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    When I cut the dryer out, the rocks (I'm...

    When I cut the dryer out, the rocks (I'm characterizing them as that. Actually they crumbled to powder quite easily) were in the liquid line before the initial dryer screen. That's what prompted me...
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    I agree with all of what you said with the...

    I agree with all of what you said with the addition of flushing out the condenser due to the rocks pictured in my hand being in the condenser outlet line before the dryer. I also think that the...
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    Lol! I poured a fair amount of beads out of the...

    Lol! I poured a fair amount of beads out of the dryer that were loose. They weren't crumbly at all. The rocks in my hand were in between the dryer and condenser before the dryer screen so I can't...
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    333141333151 let's try this again!

    333141333151 let's try this again!
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    I see the pics fine on my phone. Can you guys not...

    I see the pics fine on my phone. Can you guys not see them?
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    Plugged dryer and cap tube on reach in

    332931 dryer looks like cement!332941 these chunks were between the condenser and the dryer BEFORE the filter screen! Cap tube looked the same as the dryer for about 6-8 inches.
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    Just because a state is painted red on some cute...

    Just because a state is painted red on some cute little map does not mean that every human being in that state agrees with the extremist views expressed here. The vast majority do not. While...
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