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  1. Thread: A/C renew

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    PS: and you will not get your money back when you...

    PS: and you will not get your money back when you find out it doesn't work. Read the disclaimer on the cans.
  2. Nickel plated copper evaporators for making ice...

    Nickel plated copper evaporators for making ice was and still is a bad idea. Stainless Steel has double the life and you can rub and scrub with any acid cleaner.
  3. Thread: A/C renew

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    The service bulletins from the OEM's are just a...

    The service bulletins from the OEM's are just a way of buying them time. The additives are not working. The cure is to change the comp oil, LL drier and TXV. You are going to be sucking this one up.
  4. Thread: A/C Renew

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    A/C Renew is a wasted effort. Don't buy into the...

    A/C Renew is a wasted effort. Don't buy into the hype. A supply house was touting it as an internal cleaner for the TXV clogging problem. It does not fix the TXV problem and you will not get your...
  5. It may be a liquid in the can but it is funky in...

    It may be a liquid in the can but it is funky in the oil; salesmen will never have anything bad to say; seeing is believing. Next time you run into a locked compressor or plugged unit from sealant,...
  6. We have observed that systems hacked with sealant...

    We have observed that systems hacked with sealant have amber to dark brown powder crap in the oil.
  7. Thread: Super Seal Help

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    Ditto...

    Ditto...
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    There once was a highly reputable company that...

    There once was a highly reputable company that developed a percussion device that added low level sound waves into a piping system. The theory was that the vibration would cause existing scale to...
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    The same song and dance with a new beat; radio...

    The same song and dance with a new beat; radio waves of a certain frequency that will reverse the charge of an atom so it will not stick to your pipes. Not even the super collider can transform a...
  10. Problem is there is a sucker born out of trade...

    Problem is there is a sucker born out of trade school every day. I donated a bunch of old equipment to a local trade tech as they always need projects. There was leak sealer on the shelf and a can...
  11. Thread: Easy seal

    by mikep
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    How much do you like your gauges? Maybe you can...

    How much do you like your gauges? Maybe you can conduct an experiment and report back. Or, ask the manufacture and report back. There is video out there and it is not pretty.
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    These micro channel coil manufacturers are very...

    These micro channel coil manufacturers are very anal about using chemical coil cleaners. The issue is that the mc coils are highly susceptible to corrosion. It is not a matter of properly rinsing the...
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    H-10 and Big Blue

    H-10 and Big Blue
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    We have tried them and they seem to loosen up...

    We have tried them and they seem to loosen up over time. I have a walk-in TXV where the nut keeps backing off. Put on the plastic bonnet. Went back 6 mo later and the nut backed off and was leaking....
  15. Thread: Vacuum pumps

    by mikep
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    I have Ritchie pumps that have been pulling below...

    I have Ritchie pumps that have been pulling below 500 readily for over ten years. If I was to get a new pump I would try the Appion. I love the company and their products.
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    We stopped using the pink and other hazardous...

    We stopped using the pink and other hazardous coil cleaners a couple years ago after we were asked to try the Viper cleaners. No more burns, no more stink, no more workman comp claims. The Viper for...
  17. Fluke is all I need...

    Fluke is all I need...
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    I purchase Viper from United or Allied...

    I purchase Viper from United or Allied Refrigeration or Johnstone in SoCal and yes Viper is a great cleaner. It is made by Refrigeration Technologies.
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    We are only using Viper. No more chemical crap...

    We are only using Viper. No more chemical crap that burns. Not for me, not for my techs or on my customers coils
  20. Thread: Oil sample??

    by mikep
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    My company primarily does servicing, installs for...

    My company primarily does servicing, installs for over 40yrs and reclaiming refrigerant since the late 90's. Before we send an oil or refrigerant sample to a lab for testing we use the Checkmate test...
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    Leak Detection Tools: H10, Big Blu, Nitrogen, R22...

    Leak Detection Tools: H10, Big Blu, Nitrogen, R22 and diligence...
  22. This same experiment was done at a local supply...

    This same experiment was done at a local supply house. The sealer was emptied into a cup and sat there for weeks before it eventually dried into sharp and hard brown crystals. So much for the...
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    If you are not using Nylog you are doing it wrong.

    If you are not using Nylog you are doing it wrong.
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    I delayed responding to your post to have a...

    I delayed responding to your post to have a chemist friend review your product MSDS and your explanation of how the Superseal works. Based on the ingredients listed in your MSDS, the reaction with...
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    Those products work best when they are left...

    Those products work best when they are left unsold on the wholesalers shelf. They make for excellent dust collectors.
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    According to your own explanation the sealant...

    According to your own explanation the sealant reacts with the condensate formed around the exit point of the refrigerant leak stream. This means a doughnut of sealant will form around the leak...
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    As I recall vacuum pump oil has a boiling point...

    As I recall vacuum pump oil has a boiling point much higher than compressor oil. I believe that vacuum oil is also called "top cut", meaning all the lower boiling point portions of the oil have been...
  28. Thread: A/C Leak Freeze

    by mikep
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    Leak Sealer under any brand name will kill your...

    Leak Sealer under any brand name will kill your compressor. Last season we condemned several units shot with the new Calgon easy sealer. Locked rotors seem to be the soup de jour. One comp was still...
  29. The defrost timer idea is great. Those little...

    The defrost timer idea is great. Those little chest freezers run 90%. That Supco start relay will be toast within 6 mo.
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    I wish I could travel to your college and ask...

    I wish I could travel to your college and ask your Cliplight person a question. I need to ask him because I am getting old do I need to get me some of those pills advertised that will boost my T...
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    This thread has turned into a sales pitch.

    This thread has turned into a sales pitch.
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    slctech has done the homework. This is why we...

    slctech has done the homework. This is why we come to this board to get the true information.
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    Pipe fittings leak. Especially galvanized pipe.

    Pipe fittings leak. Especially galvanized pipe.
  34. Thread: Acid Neutralizer

    by mikep
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    The voice of sanity..."Find and fix the problem"...

    The voice of sanity..."Find and fix the problem" don't chase it down with someones brew.
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    Since Mr. Cliplight is here, maybe he can read...

    Since Mr. Cliplight is here, maybe he can read through all the stop leak threads and account for all the dead bodies.
  36. Thread: cleaning coils

    by mikep
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    We started using Viper last year after swearing...

    We started using Viper last year after swearing off coil cleaning chemicals for the longest time. I can relate to what itsiceman is preaching in this discussion. I don't want any of my techs getting...
  37. Thread: Steve Jobs Dead

    by mikep
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    He changed the world. His vision was to have a...

    He changed the world. His vision was to have a computer in every home. Computer companies like IBM, Digital Equipment and Wang said it was impracticable and no one would buy a computer for personal...
  38. Thread: Acid Neutralizer

    by mikep
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    Here it is:

    Here it is:
  39. Thread: Acid Neutralizer

    by mikep
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    There has never been a need to do anything more...

    There has never been a need to do anything more than replace the liquid line drier and add a suction line drier for a burnout, period. No flushing chemicals, no additives. Every compressor...
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    An epoxy that says it can hold 2500psi. Where do...

    An epoxy that says it can hold 2500psi. Where do they get these crazy numbers. Most copper pipe will burst at 1000psi; maybe we should use epoxy pipe.
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    Get your tools, get your license, get your...

    Get your tools, get your license, get your insurance, get your business cards and start knocking on doors.
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    Brilliant!!!

    Brilliant!!!
  43. Thread: Leak Lock

    by mikep
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    Ditto on the Nylog. Use it on everything.

    Ditto on the Nylog. Use it on everything.
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    This is an R-404a LT system with TXV and most...

    This is an R-404a LT system with TXV and most likely with a receiver and sight glass. Me thinks his high SH is due to a bad suction line temp reading and he is not reading temp at the evap outlet.
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    This oil is OEM approved and used in mini splits...

    This oil is OEM approved and used in mini splits made in Japan and Korea. This company also makes the double end capped PAG oil recommended by just about every auto manufacturer. So this company has...
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    I do not know about "One Shot" But "Hot Shot" is...

    I do not know about "One Shot" But "Hot Shot" is notorious for poor oil return.
  47. Thread: compressor oil

    by mikep
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    Bubbles or turbulence observed in the comp oil...

    Bubbles or turbulence observed in the comp oil sight glass is normal right after start up especially with low temp coming out of defrost. If you see the oil bubbles/foam under normal load and run...
  48. Thread: leak sealers

    by mikep
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    People who call you up to come out and get the...

    People who call you up to come out and get the cold air blowing but refuse to pay for a proper repair (leak check and fix) get the hit and run (gas and go) option from us also. We strike the warranty...
  49. Thread: Which is better

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    I have the Zebra. Maybe used it a handful of...

    I have the Zebra. Maybe used it a handful of times in two years.
  50. Thread: Large Company

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    We went behind a company last week that charged...

    We went behind a company last week that charged the customer $650 to put on a two wire hard start. They first tired to sell them a new 3t cond unit for 5K. Removed the POS Supco, replaced a bad run...
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