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  1. R410 boils at minus 55.3F this is no where near...

    R410 boils at minus 55.3F
    this is no where near ambient, in fact it is about 120F below ambient

    there are terminology issues going on here
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    is charge weighed in? Even tho the low control...

    is charge weighed in?
    Even tho the low control should be set lower than 20, lo side should show at least 30 at startup; high should be about 375
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    someone went after the nuts and did not use a...

    someone went after the nuts and did not use a backup wrench on the Tee body.....
  4. why would seriously anyone need to ask this...

    why would seriously anyone need to ask this question?
    Brain not capable of handling the concept of cause and effect?
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    I had no idea that what seemed to me a simple...

    I had no idea that what seemed to me a simple post to try to help others could uncork such an avalanche.
    The medical literature is crammed with info on the many families of herpes viruses for those...
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    the Rx11 flush won't hurt the hoses but i doubt...

    the Rx11 flush won't hurt the hoses but i doubt that will get you where u wanna go...the Chrysler expansion valve setup is way more complicated than it needs to be and is subject to failure. Even in...
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    Ummmm....it is not the herpes you are thinking...

    Ummmm....it is not the herpes you are thinking of....shingles is caused by one of several very different families of herpes viruses......it is a horrible very painful rash caused by the old chicken...
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    Shingles...what you should know

    Greetings,
    recently there was a thread concerning a member who had shingles on his face.
    It looked scary so since my neighbor is a doctor and I had him look at the pic.
    I felt obligated to share...
  9. Thread: why?

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    no chance those long runs will clog

    no chance those long runs will clog
  10. "at ambient of 90F, low side was about 33-35psi,...

    "at ambient of 90F, low side was about 33-35psi, high side was 200-225 psi, at about the 30psi of suction the compressor was tripped - vent temps were 44-48F. "

    Those numbers look much better....
  11. the early toyota manuals were not user friendly....

    the early toyota manuals were not user friendly. They were filled with inconsistencies, contradictions, and in some cases incomprehensible Engrish. I think this was because different sections were...
  12. "as soon as the compressor starts, I should see...

    "as soon as the compressor starts, I should see some bubbles
    after say 3 mins, it should be all clear, right?"

    umm more like 2 min.
    you have written a very quick summary.
    If you re-read what i...
  13. "specs call for 750 to 850 gm of R12" that is...

    "specs call for 750 to 850 gm of R12"
    that is quite a wide range, and you are on the low end of the range.

    If you are gonna add more gas PLEASE follow my suggestion of closely observing and...
  14. How far is the condenser from the Radiator? You...

    How far is the condenser from the Radiator?
    You say you have foam around the edges so that the air cannot bypass....is the foam on all 4 sides?
    If foam on all 4 sides the space between may not...
  15. Evap and condenser need to be clean. Also cabin...

    Evap and condenser need to be clean. Also cabin air filter if there is one, but back then that was unusual.
    With R12 you should be able to freeze meat in that car.
    SH and SC are nearly useless in...
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    one hell of a 90*

    one hell of a 90*
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    as so often happens the OP is no where to be found

    as so often happens the OP is no where to be found
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    Tecumseh had a bulletin.......

    Tecumseh had a bulletin....
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?583432-AC-properly-charged-but-sight-glass-full-of-bubbles/page3

    post 37

    At 26 psig suction he is at about -10 anyway....how...
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    you are at 18 and want 0. suction will continue...

    you are at 18 and want 0. suction will continue to drop slowly as box continues to pull down. valve needs a pressure differential.
    what about SH, SC, etc? Condenser clean? Many factors here.....
    Is...
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    need more numbers. 295 seems low. Is this AOP?

    need more numbers. 295 seems low.
    Is this AOP?
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    should not try to clear the glass with 404. there...

    should not try to clear the glass with 404. there is an emerson bulletin on this
    hi side on 404 usually runs at 375
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    over time religion has triggered more war than...

    over time religion has triggered more war than any other cause
  23. put the number into the Tecumseh site and it will...

    put the number into the Tecumseh site and it will tell you all the specs incl oil. No label on it?
  24. Thread: Sh sc

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    search this forum. These have been discussed many...

    search this forum. These have been discussed many many times.
    Really quick take
    superheat tells you how much refrigerant is in the evap
    subcooling tells you how much refrigerant is in the...
  25. Bruce, the support engineer at Dole, is a top...

    Bruce, the support engineer at Dole, is a top notch guy. I am surprised he didn't suggest going to a 404 system. You'd get to less than 40 with that
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    3 phase in a residence?

    3 phase in a residence?
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    It's from China, tho, it must be good...

    It's from China, tho, it must be good...
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    I have a competitor to the Blue Vac that works...

    I have a competitor to the Blue Vac that works very well. I contacted the mfg direct and asked about exposure to pressure and they said, 'don't do it'. so i don't, i valve it off when charging.
    ...
  29. Thread: 3X4=11

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    ha! ever see the movie 'Idiocracy' unfortunately...

    ha! ever see the movie 'Idiocracy'
    unfortunately we are there
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    give it up

    give it up
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    I have a guess but are you a HVAC-R technician or...

    I have a guess but are you a HVAC-R technician or electrician?
  32. Thread: New guy

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    There is precious little info here. Dirty filter?...

    There is precious little info here. Dirty filter? Dirty condenser? Ever have a pro look at it? There is very little DIY in the world of HVAC-R
  33. Compression ratio is diff on 404 vs 134, so doubt...

    Compression ratio is diff on 404 vs 134, so doubt 134 compr. would work the way U want, and would prolly need diff cap tube, or just use 404 TXV. Not sure about evap tubing and cond. coil, tho. Need...
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    normally that is an oil drain pan for a car you...

    normally that is an oil drain pan for a car you get at OReilly's
  35. looks like a typo, shoulda been "good" ... ?

    looks like a typo, shoulda been "good" ... ?
  36. He keeps smoldering fires going, frequently uses...

    He keeps smoldering fires going, frequently uses unseasoned or wet wood, and leaves the HVAC fan running continuously
    he can figure just about anything out

    U sure about this? The word 'wacko'...
  37. Thread: 2006 E350

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    no language. watch out. no mileage given. some...

    no language. watch out. no mileage given. some ads like this are scams
  38. google it

    google it
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    what yr, how many miles? car ac compr. will...

    what yr, how many miles?
    car ac compr. will seldom last more than 100K then the shaft seal gives out, and the low pressure sw stops the compr from coming on
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    i've worked on more than my share of old cars....

    i've worked on more than my share of old cars. old timer told me to 'tighten first then loosen' on stuck bolts/bleeders/etc. Counter-intuitive, I know. Amazingly, it works, and has saved me a lot of...
  41. wow. who needs this?

    wow. who needs this?
  42. Help! Dad! Search function now very limited

    I tried to search for SH info on scrolls and only got 6 hits from 2004-2005.

    Is this due to the upgrade? Anyone else?
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    capacitor question

    anyone know who makes caps for Lennox?
  44. why no pix? would be a big help. sounds like...

    why no pix? would be a big help.
    sounds like typical refer burn. Keep an eye on it for possible infection.
    and yes we all need to think about eye protection....frozen corneas don't clear up, they...
  45. Thread: First Post

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt_hour ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt_hour

    which also mentions
    "Confusion of kilowatt hours and kilowatts:
    The terms power and energy are frequently confused. Power is the rate at which energy...
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    grid can blink 4 or 5 times a day here. compr...

    grid can blink 4 or 5 times a day here. compr would stop and try to restart within a min or less. Delay on break works great if power to it is continuous. Delay on make 5 min no one really notices...
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    ya ICM 102

    ya ICM 102
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    grid hiccups around here...delay on make timer

    grid hiccups around here...delay on make timer
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    nice!

    nice!
  50. ya those RF chips are bad news, figure out is you...

    ya those RF chips are bad news, figure out is you have it and if so tell the carrier you don't want it...whoever came up with that miserable idea anyway? The banks say they are safe, ignoring several...
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