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    3rd Grade Science Project

    My daughter wanted to do her 3rd Grade Science Project on Refrigeration.

    I explained to her that in order to understand Refrigeration, she'd first need to understand "Boiling Point" That led us...
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    I agree 100%.

    I agree 100%.
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    Yep, that's the place. The Sahara Saloon. Took...

    Yep, that's the place. The Sahara Saloon. Took that pic last night. There was a gathering of friends & family. It's funny how respect works, I saw people there who had no love for Marvin, but had the...
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    360691 Fair winds, shipmate.

    360691

    Fair winds, shipmate.
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    I only knew Marvin a couple years, just long...

    I only knew Marvin a couple years, just long enough to wish I'd met him earlier on in my carreer. The things he taught me will last a lifetime. I'd promised him a zillion times in the last few weeks...
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    Not carrying. Yet. Recently purchased the FNX-45,...

    Not carrying. Yet. Recently purchased the FNX-45, but haven't taken the CCW class yet. I'm not a big dude, not real sure how I would conceal that cannon anyway... Been thinking about the S&W Governor...
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    At one point or another, a number of the guys...

    At one point or another, a number of the guys currently commenting on this thread have slapped me down over the years. Sometimes without any lube. Those slapdowns are responsible for a fair portion...
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    After wiping the egg off my face, had to put just...

    After wiping the egg off my face, had to put just one more video up....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNvnA73IbFY&list=UUesCCLbQPgQ3l-hnXXpyYgw&index=1
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    So I hooked the whole rig up to two Recovery...

    So I hooked the whole rig up to two Recovery Cylinders and ran the test again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-07hkOuuBo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRJuf8gofG0

    Then I went and watched...
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    Yes. I was trying to prove vacuum on my pump,...

    Yes. I was trying to prove vacuum on my pump, hose rig, and micron gages. Was not hooked up to a tank or system.
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    Sorry about the poor quality video, fellas. I had...

    Sorry about the poor quality video, fellas. I had just recently made two purchases. I bought the Appion MegaFlo rig, the Fieldpiece AVG2 Micron Head, and a spare set of Appion hoses from a friend of...
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    Buyer's Remorse

    All fittings were coated first with vacuum grease, then with Nylog. Same results. Beginning to think I should just listen for the sound of the pump to change.
    ...
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    Interesting topic. We've had cold weather-related...

    Interesting topic. We've had cold weather-related issues here in Vegas, believe it or not. Most of our troubles manifested in Floodback in Medium Temp equipment. The problems have been tracked to two...
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    It may be your bosses company, it may be your...

    It may be your bosses company, it may be your bosses decision to make, but it's YOUR face that the customer will FOREVER associate with that work.

    Bail, dude. Bail now.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDDx2TWnMro&list=PL...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDDx2TWnMro&list=PLXpvPfXqXbT1jG_uQ7UfDTAsWtP031dEh
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    FP does a number of things I REALLY like, but...

    FP does a number of things I REALLY like, but unless things change dramatically, Digi-Cool gets my Gage $$$. I've tried my level best to destroy my 1250s and I've resigned myself to the notion that...
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    Redfish... Shakin' Things Up...

    NICE JOB Fellas! Do it again...

    http://www.redfishinstruments.com/products/iDVM-lte/
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    Lose the HG rig, build an App For That, and make...

    Lose the HG rig, build an App For That, and make it talk to this. THEN you'll be cooking with REAL butter.....

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    Appion MegaFlow Rig

    Okay fellas, what's the word from the field on this thing? Looks like smart money....
    http://www.appioninc.com/products/mgakitfeatures.html
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    I'm still not convinced this method of charging...

    I'm still not convinced this method of charging does anything other than simulate a damn-dirty coil.
    Maybe a teepee better.....?
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    Merry Christmas Everybody!

    From my family to all of you, just in case the world DOESN'T explode tomorrow.... :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djsVQA58m60&feature=youtu.be
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    I was concerned about bits and chunks of that...

    I was concerned about bits and chunks of that stuff finding its way into the TXV, so the solenoid valve and all copper in that section were replaced. With a torch and silfos. One jug of R404a later,...
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    One branch of a chain we picked up several months...

    One branch of a chain we picked up several months ago, first visit there. Have to assume it ran for a while.
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    Very odd. I've had ZERO problems with my LC, even...

    Very odd. I've had ZERO problems with my LC, even tho I try every day to destroy it. I bought the MB and the belt loop gave out almost immediately. When I went after the warranty on the MB, I too got...
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    Open air cases will sometimes ice up at irregular...

    Open air cases will sometimes ice up at irregular intervals, based on when nearby HVAC Supply Air Ducts are 'washing out' the case air curtain. Especially when the HVAC is Calling for Heating. It's...
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    "M-O-O-N"... that spells WTF?

    I don't really know what to make of this...

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    I don't know what product it was. It was red,...

    I don't know what product it was. It was red, resembled a Loctite product, and I was able to break all joinings with only my hands. Whatever they used, it didn't work.
  28. www.vetopropac.com/products/model-mb

    www.vetopropac.com/products/model-mb
  29. Me too... :) 336331

    Me too... :)

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    Me too... :)

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    Walk-In Freezer Not Holding Temp

    Found the system COMPLETELY flat on Charge. Looks like someone tried something clever. Them clever guys are turning out to be my best referral source... :)

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    Go check out www.ke2therm.com and look for their...

    Go check out www.ke2therm.com and look for their ROI generator. Supply it with as much info as you can about whatever customer you have in mind. That will give you a reasonably close idea, but as...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Here's another one. This is one half of a Walk-In...

    Here's another one. This is one half of a Walk-In Freezer at a local branch of a nation-wide drug store chain. This used to be on a Defrost Timeclock, 4x30. In 5 days time, that would've been 20...
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    Yep. Me too. Smart-phones are the way to go. That...

    Yep. Me too. Smart-phones are the way to go. That way a tech can capture and e-mail the data. Very useful when a guy has to PROVE what was found, what was done, what the end results were. Make your...
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    Nice job on the video. You have WAAAAAAY too much...

    Nice job on the video. You have WAAAAAAY too much spare time! :)
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    I thought this looked cool, haven't seen one in...

    I thought this looked cool, haven't seen one in real life yet...
    www.turbocor.com
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    Thanks for confirming, Andy. Funny thing is,...

    Thanks for confirming, Andy. Funny thing is, there's already a Bypass Check in place. Just need to get the powers that be to give the okeydoke. Before another compressor scrambles.
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    Fellas - Thanks for the ideas and the link....

    Fellas - Thanks for the ideas and the link. Here's what I found:

    http://www.hussmann.com/Discontinued%20Tech%20Info/GWI_GWIC_GWIT_GWIE_GWIEC_GWITE_0358020.pdf

    What caught my eye were pages 3-1...
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    My best advise to you on this issue is have a...

    My best advise to you on this issue is have a reputable contractor take a look. Try here for a reputable contractor...
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/forumdisplay.php?1012-AOP-HTalk-Contractor-Map

    I...
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    Yeah. I'm unfamiliar with that Sporlan number. I...

    Yeah. I'm unfamiliar with that Sporlan number. I think maybe its NOT Externally Equalized, but is designed for Gas Bypass. I think maybe someone THOUGHT it was for equalization. But I don't KNOW...
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    Check valve.

    Check valve.
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    317931317941 My thinking is either I've got a...

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    My thinking is either I've got a valve dumping Liquid straight down the Equalizer line, or I've got a valve designed for Hotgas Bypass incorrectly fitted to the Return as tho it were...
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    Sporlan TEV Info

    I've got Defrost issues, Refrigeration issues, Store Manager issues....
    I suspect improper installation, but I need to prove it. Getting all lost and buried on Sporlan's website. Does anyone have...
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    Cheaper by about $100 a jug in my neck o' the...

    Cheaper by about $100 a jug in my neck o' the woods.
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    I used it once on a compressor replacement job in...

    I used it once on a compressor replacement job in a Lennox gaspack. Seemed to work fine. I'm staring down the barrel a a compressor job in a Trane Heatpump and am going to try it there.
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    SLC

    How're the supermarket guys doing in Salt Lake City?
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    Its a damned shanme. The Little Guy stands almost...

    Its a damned shanme. The Little Guy stands almost no chance these days. Digi Cool is a fantastic machine. I like my 1250, even tho I tried my level best to destroy it. Will be placing my order for...
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    I was being a wise-ass. Sorry.

    I was being a wise-ass. Sorry.
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    My guess is some folks are just bigoted against...

    My guess is some folks are just bigoted against Haggis-Eating-Canadians.
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