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    The glide is not an issue once you understand how...

    The glide is not an issue once you understand how it works and what it means. Most p/t charts take into account the glide % anyways.

    As for the higher discharge, thats the price to be paid for...
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    What is the reason few manufacturers seem to shy...

    What is the reason few manufacturers seem to shy away from the r32 component? It seems like the blends with the smallest capacity loss contain some % of r32 in the cocktail. What about the...
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    Well looking at the msds, it looks like the...

    Well looking at the msds, it looks like the additive is a hydrocarbon component which makes sense, as thats whats in the blends.
  4. My wife kept complaining about how the a/c in the...

    My wife kept complaining about how the a/c in the car doesn't blow cold (out of gas). She came home one day saying she wanted a new car. Funny how that A/C started working the next day. Well, guess...
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    I ended up going back today to recover the charge...

    I ended up going back today to recover the charge and use 407c. I tried out some Cliplight Super Change oil bonding additive. System pulled down much quicker with 407c. As for the oil return, only...
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    yes, i would like to put 407c in but i have...

    yes, i would like to put 407c in but i have billed out so much time today trying to make it work that i cannot justify spending more for a proper oil change. Going to have to wait for something to...
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    ICOR NU22B - Your Refrigerant sucks!

    Middle of last summer our company started to consider using alternatives for R22. My vote was to stick with R22 or change to R407c when possible due to the fact its the closest performance match. I...
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    Sounds similar to an experiment we tried at work....

    Sounds similar to an experiment we tried at work. We had an old R12 reach in freezer that was converted to 134a (bad idea) and it wouldn't pull down enough. Recovered the charge and substituted it...
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    Really? I have had the opposite experience. I can...

    Really? I have had the opposite experience. I can see there being room for error with the product being so simple but as long as you get a good oil splatter on the paper they usually work.
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    What he said. Really any acid test kit will...

    What he said.

    Really any acid test kit will do. I carry about 5 -6 of those QwikCheck tubes (P/N QT2000) that you just push over top of the schrader and it sprays the little chemical paper with a...
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    Shameless plug for a fluke 116. 40Meg Ohms

    Shameless plug for a fluke 116. 40Meg Ohms
  12. Scott you think thats bad? Our company used to...

    Scott you think thats bad?

    Our company used to be Taylor authorized. All of us took the required training and satisfied all the requirements to get full service, support and a better discount on...
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    Malco I have had the same 5/16 going on 4...

    Malco

    I have had the same 5/16 going on 4 years now. my 1/4 would be the same but i lost it last year.

    http://malcoproducts.com/product/hvacr/service/nut-drivers
  14. The water level in the basement was a concern of...

    The water level in the basement was a concern of mine, but it doesn't seem that any components were exposed to water besides the vapor sensor.
    I just thought id ask if anyone tried.
  15. The particulars are the sensor got wet and i want...

    The particulars are the sensor got wet and i want to replace it with a flammable vapor sensor from off the shelf. Im not bypassing anything or even doing anything remotely unsafe. The difference...
  16. Question about Flamable vapour sensors on domestic HWT.

    A friend of mine had his basement flood Saturday night and the flammable vapor sensor on the bottom of the hot water tank got wet. I tried drying it as best I could but the black residue they paint...
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    So as long as the moisture indicator indicates...

    So as long as the moisture indicator indicates dry, moisure is at a minimum? Will an oil sample on a refractometer show moisture content? I have only ever used one to confirm % of MO to POE.
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    OK so after a 20 min standing vacuum test the...

    OK so after a 20 min standing vacuum test the final reading was 800 microns - this was after breaking with nitro twice and having pump on for 14 hours total. Charged up the system and ran the system...
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    Understanding moisture presence with POE?

    I have a system that had a ruptured water cooled condenser. Long story short, will the final micron reading tell me if the POE oil will need to be changed due to the presence of moisture?

    What i...
  20. This project is a test pilot for the other 5...

    This project is a test pilot for the other 5 units on site. If i can put something together with locally sourced components the other units will be much easier in the coming years.
  21. Need Help Finding replacement Shell and tube condenser

    I have an account that sprung a leak in one of there dry clean machines condensers. The system is from italy and OEM replacement parts are 17 weeks away so I have been tasked with trying to find a...
  22. The first compressor was covered under warranty,...

    The first compressor was covered under warranty, so technically he has only put 2 compressors and a high pressure cut-out into it.
  23. I was just looking at compressor performance data...

    I was just looking at compressor performance data to get a better idea of where the operating envelope is. It goes up to 140*F condensing (AE4450Y) so thats where im probably going to set it.
    Its...
  24. Suggested Hi-Pressure cut out setting for True prep table

    This will be compressor #3 im putting in tomorrow on this prep table in 3 years. Just out of warranty... again. Customer just cant seem to remember to clean the damn condenser on a regular basis, so...
  25. Hobart Proofer/Retarder - bread too dry after bake

    What causes the bread to be too dry after the bake?

    Assuming the humidity is fine, what could be the issue?
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    404a Compressor used in 22 system

    Its my understanding that 404a rated compressors are now being shipped in most cases when selecting a replacement for an r22 compressor.

    For example, if i had a 1hp medium temp R22 compressor...
  27. Thats one way to get to the rating plate! :grin2:

    Thats one way to get to the rating plate! :grin2:
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    The 116 is will do 90% of what you need. The 323...

    The 116 is will do 90% of what you need. The 323 is alright for a basic meter but i have yet to use it for anything but checking amperage and even at that its just passes.

    For the money, the kit...
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    Ah, the home made PHM r407c. I had actually done...

    Ah, the home made PHM r407c. I had actually done it a few times when i was in an emergency situation without enough r22 to fill the system. If the compressors already poe charged, why not.
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    Honestly i just use a yellowjacket 68802 charging...

    Honestly i just use a yellowjacket 68802 charging scale. Its easier if your using a 25lb jug of 134a because the weight keeps it down and its easier to zero out once the liquid inside settles.
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    Did you physically see the waxing on the cap...

    Did you physically see the waxing on the cap tube? I would try and get another one of those crappy spun copper driers and change it out just to be safe. It's not very often that the cap tube can be...
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    Not a bad idea. I might do just that. Thanks.

    Not a bad idea. I might do just that.

    Thanks.
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    mechanics vice setup

    I want to put a 6" mechanics vice on the truck but im trying to think of somewhere handy to bolt it down without it getting in the way all the time. Anyone have any ideas for something easy to setup...
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    Yellowjacket 60290. Does up to 1 1/8.

    Yellowjacket 60290. Does up to 1 1/8.
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    Currently using the Bullet, its ok. I would never...

    Currently using the Bullet, its ok. I would never say its a good pump but it does pull down to 500 microns. Not having the blank off valve bothers me but i guess the valve on the manifold hose does...
  36. Thread: TRUE LEAK

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    If you have a little 12v drill get yourself a few...

    If you have a little 12v drill get yourself a few small wire brush attachments with the 1/4in quick change ends like these:
    ...
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    The company i work for occasionally does work on...

    The company i work for occasionally does work on high end fridges, freezers and wine coolers. We are talking a price range starting at $3500. Here is basically how I treat the calls. If its not...
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    You have gone and done it! You only get 2...

    You have gone and done it! You only get 2 "Successful easy-out use" tickets in your lifetime! You have just used one of the tickets up. Better hope its a few years before you have to use the other...
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    Partstown App Bitzers Refrigerant reference...

    Partstown App
    Bitzers Refrigerant reference
    Copeland Mobile
    Copeland X-Ref
    Davenet

    those are the ones i frequently use
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    http://i60.tinypic.com/8xk56a.jpg...

    http://i60.tinypic.com/8xk56a.jpg
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    Its definaty a nice feeling going in and fixing...

    Its definaty a nice feeling going in and fixing the "big problem" and looking like the hero. Supermarkets have there good days and there bad. I enjoyed the work, its a faster pace but at the same...
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    Is there a difference in the PTC relay in the...

    Is there a difference in the PTC relay in the 1/2hp vs the 1/12 or even the 1/3? I have always just used the 1/2hp without giving any thought to the actual size of the motor. The 1/2 hp just works.
    ...
  43. Partstown app no longer works as of ios9 iphone update

    So i never update my phone ever because it usually breaks something and if im not having problems, why fix what aint broken. Anyways, guy at our office thought he was doing me a favor last week and...
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    When i first started this trade my boss handed me...

    When i first started this trade my boss handed me a tube of leak lock and said "i don't want to see you ever use this." Confused, I asked him why he even gave it to me. His reply: "You will know when...
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    Either H10 Pro or Dtek Select H10 Pro is...

    Either H10 Pro or Dtek Select

    H10 Pro is better and finding and pinpointing 134a however. For 410a, 22, 404a they both seem to work equally well.

    H10 Pro sensors are a little expensive, Dtek...
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    Buy an H10 Pro and keep it charged. Planet does...

    Buy an H10 Pro and keep it charged. Planet does not matter, only product loss.
  47. i wouldn't call the hilmore cheap but i wouldnt...

    i wouldn't call the hilmore cheap but i wouldnt call it expensive either. I have had mine now for about 5 months and it has worked well all summer long. I just checked it with icewater this week and...
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    there is a reason fluke is so expensive. :grin2:

    there is a reason fluke is so expensive. :grin2:
  49. The hilmore temperature probe also uses...

    The hilmore temperature probe also uses thermocouples but in there defense, its a very simple, small and easy to calibrate device.
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    Ended up calling one of my laundry parts...

    Ended up calling one of my laundry parts suppliers who was of no direct help. He gave me the phone number of another mechanic who specializes in these machines. I guess the scroll was a bad idea in...
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