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    Now that I agree with It's was funny when I...

    Now that I agree with

    It's was funny when I got to "Have Fun" with the nu calgon rep. He was going on and on about all the benefits, and I just jumped in and stated that we used it to prevent...
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    Time for some A/C Renew!!!!! LOL!!!!! I had...

    Time for some A/C Renew!!!!! LOL!!!!! I had too!
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    And just for the record, AHRI are not "God" and...

    And just for the record, AHRI are not "God" and other issues can come up with ANY situation:
    ...
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    Trust me, it's no upsell, it is DEFINITELY a hope...

    Trust me, it's no upsell, it is DEFINITELY a hope to avoid callbacks. In the Magic Pack PATC units, if you ever worked on them you know that they can be a pain in the a$$ to service. It just is a...
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    No, I totally agree that using A/C renew from the...

    No, I totally agree that using A/C renew from the factory to get better SEER ratings would be a crock.

    And like I stated before, EACH SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT!!!

    I have seen older R22 units have...
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    That is a very good point. Or you try the...

    That is a very good point.

    Or you try the product on your units and find out that is does work........or does not.

    The one claim that I do not agree with is that just put in in run it for...
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    A few things I noticed is in the R22 systems, the...

    A few things I noticed is in the R22 systems, the cans worked great!! In the R410a systems, we used their injector tool, as we are only using 2 ounces for Magic Packs VS 4 for regular. The liquid...
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    Zerol Ice became A/C Renew, a product of nu...

    Zerol Ice became A/C Renew, a product of nu calgon. One of the changes was due to the pressurized cans originally had R22 as a carrier gas for the can. A simple connection of the suction port with...
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    Yea.....That could be a problem. Or when you do...

    Yea.....That could be a problem. Or when you do your A/C work dealing with 90% Magic Pak PATC type units, from Condos, Apts, student housing, 55+ communities...... Watching the look of the...
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    Just saw your Update post, Dual means having a...

    Just saw your Update post, Dual means having a front and rear factory system, not just cooling the front and back. Those Temps Look Great, something could have worked it's way loose and is now in...
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    For my main Job, I am a network engineer, and we...

    For my main Job, I am a network engineer, and we have several 3500 GMC Savana 3500 EXT 6.6 Diesels, in a cargo version. They are equipped with FACTORY REAR A/C as we don't want the computer stuff...
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    You may also want to take a look here: ...

    You may also want to take a look here:

    http://www.nucalgon.com/products/oils/a-c-re-new

    Now a lot of people thought of this as another "Snake Oil" product, HOWEVER, with the rash of those bad...
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    The name, it's basically the same product just...

    The name, it's basically the same product just re-named. But keep in mind, the older pressurized cans of Zerol Ice contained R22 as a carrier gas to get the product into the system. The newer...
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    The R410a one was larger and that unit still had...

    The R410a one was larger and that unit still had power and was running when the roof came down in the HVAC closet, and a few minutes later... WOOSH!!!!!!

    After the propane tank Blew up the HVAC...
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    That is correct, it was the oil that was burning,...

    That is correct, it was the oil that was burning, not the R22 or R410a but it was pressurized and atomoized, that is what did it.

    It was still a sight to see, a 5 foot flame coming out for 20-30...
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    The insurance thing is what has me..... That...

    The insurance thing is what has me..... That would be a huge breaking point.

    Never really thought about that.

    Points taken.

    And yea, don't think when we were close to some of the...
  17. Thinking about it, the insurance thing is what...

    Thinking about it, the insurance thing is what has me...... Would they pay?

    That is a reason alone to not do it.

    Point Taken.
  18. It was a "U" shaped building and the Fire was...

    It was a "U" shaped building and the Fire was jumping, Got a first hand look at what R22 or R410a will do when enough heat gets to them and it reaches that point..... FLASH POINT......As soon as...
  19. All the units have been labeled, with no personal...

    All the units have been labeled, with no personal ID info on the tag. Just a Generic Sticker Stating the unit was converted to a HC gas and to observe all safety measures and service/handling...
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    When all hell breaks loose

    Some of you know that I am also a Volunteer Fireman, well Friday night all hell broke loose:
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  21. Considering what just happened, and the response...

    Considering what just happened, and the response that we ran, I am telling him that as of next week, we are pulling out ALL of the HC's and recharging it with R22.

    I will post in the General...
  22. Ok, have thought this over, from this point...

    Ok, have thought this over, from this point forward, we are putting a hold on all HC charges. All the units will be inspected and tags will be in place.

    We will inform the apartment management...
  23. http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/download/MailFOV_Env...

    http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/download/MailFOV_EnviroSafe_06112013.pdf

    Again thanks for everyones input, I found the Notice of Enforcement and actions to be taken.

    Notice it only covers...
  24. HOW DID WE ALL MISS THIS: ...

    HOW DID WE ALL MISS THIS:


    http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1037524867/Explosion-at-Enviro-Safe-in-Pekin-reportedly-injures-4-people#thecomments

    This changes everything. I didn't blow up, but they...
  25. Wow, I did not know about the enforcement...

    Wow, I did not know about the enforcement actions. That is good to know.

    Yes, all of the units are labeled, and with this new enforcement actions, I think I will step away for a while and lets...
  26. Actually HC's can be used for MO99, 407C, and 2nd...

    Actually HC's can be used for MO99, 407C, and 2nd Gen replacements. Which is what was happening. They went with NU-22, and were not happy with the performance, so they began to install the HC's. ...
  27. Cooling Chassis Replacements.... And I didn't blow up!!!!

    As some of you know, in working part time with a family memeber at some apartment complexes, I have used ES22a and ES502a and some air enhancer additive with excellent results.

    We have a few new...
  28. I do this too with a family member part time. ...

    I do this too with a family member part time.

    "Beer Can Cold" is how you charge the MAGIC PAK system.

    Superheat and Subcooling? WTF does that mean?

    It's an apartment complex. I only...
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    After considering all of the factors involved,...

    After considering all of the factors involved, the 3 ton 2 stage with the VS blower would be fine.
  30. PATC also works. Except some are small splits...

    PATC also works. Except some are small splits and people can get it confused.
  31. Usually a Thru the wall, or better yet, say...

    Usually a Thru the wall, or better yet, say "Magic Pak Type", 99% of companies will know what you are talking about.
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    Scarry Story. The reason why you were not...

    Scarry Story.

    The reason why you were not alerted by your smoke alarms is they were most likely ionization, and they do not work well with smoldering fires.

    Go Photoelectric.
  33. Ok, I see another possible CO situation. Check...

    Ok, I see another possible CO situation.

    Check my Pic and you will see that I am more than qualified to answer this one.

    First off, if you suspect a CO problem, if the alarm is going off or...
  34. Tune air can improve vent temps at least 5*,...

    Tune air can improve vent temps at least 5*, sometimes more. And you can use A VOV, and Tune Air Together.

    And no, most service shops can not detect it.

    They also have an Excellent sealing...
  35. BINGO!!!! So that is why it is that cold!!! I...

    BINGO!!!! So that is why it is that cold!!! I used Autofrost, and it's R134a replacement Cooltop on several cars, all with good results.

    If that is the case, then DO NOT USE THE VOV!!!!!

    A...
  36. WOW!!! You could probably do it on that car. ...

    WOW!!! You could probably do it on that car.

    The only thing that I am afraid off for getting it that cold it the EVAP freezing up, that is why I will try to keep it at 34 or above.

    What...
  37. What year is your car? The 06 Fusion/Milians...

    What year is your car? The 06 Fusion/Milians have the Evap Cut out sensor that will cut the compressor off at 39-41*, the 07 and up models will have the sensor cutting out at 35-37*, don't ask why,...
  38. I know that there is other EATC systems out...

    I know that there is other EATC systems out there, I just happen to work on fords the most, and from what I have seen, they seem like one of the most reliable, and are cheaper to repair when they do...
  39. I do 5 times as much auto A/C as I do home. ...

    I do 5 times as much auto A/C as I do home.

    The Compressor Types, Condenser Types, Fans/Airflow, and Referigerant controls are key.

    The GM V5 variable displacement is good, as is the Ford FS-10...
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    Your happy Fire-Fighter here again. If your...

    Your happy Fire-Fighter here again.

    If your house was filled with CO, you would not be talking to us right now.

    As stated before, CO forms with incomplete combustion, not a pilot light which...
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    As a Part Time A/C Tech, and Volunteer...

    As a Part Time A/C Tech, and Volunteer Fire-Fighter, I can answer a few of these:



    YEP



    Working PHOTOELECTRIC Smoke Detectors. The common Ionization are all but useless during a...
  42. Window shakers have their good and bad points. ...

    Window shakers have their good and bad points. But for many it is the most cost effective solution. I know many folks who still rely on them, and will for the forseable future.

    Take this...
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    ABC Dry Chemical works wonders. So you were...

    ABC Dry Chemical works wonders.

    So you were driving by to leave a notice on the door and OH MY GOD!!!!! You saw smoke from the condenser unit, you grab you 5 or 10 pound extinguisher off the...
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    I will give that a shot and let you know. I...

    I will give that a shot and let you know.

    I still consider these systems mis-matched as they were originally 1.5-2.0 tons and now they are 2.0-2.5 tons.

    Now with the reman coils and new...
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    I figured that. I have been using my sling...

    I figured that.

    I have been using my sling psych and getting BD adn WB readings.

    The only problem is, I thought that could only be accurate with a "Matched" system.

    I know that I have it...
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    Thats what I thought. These systems are a pain...

    Thats what I thought.

    These systems are a pain in the you know what to begin with. Originally they were sealed systems, with no service ports.

    The cap tubes work ok, and have worked for the...
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    Cap tube VS TXV in old systems

    Hello,

    I mentioned before that I have been working at an apartment complex across the river from me this summer doing part time A/C work.

    So far, we have 100 systems changed out, and things are...
  48. Thread: To Punt or Not?

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    Ok, well I have decided to work on an As Needed...

    Ok, well I have decided to work on an As Needed basis with this guy, the money is not bad, but there is some things that I will not do.

    First off, I'm not that thrilled that there are no high...
  49. Thread: To Punt or Not?

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    Yea, they had somebody else checking the heat...

    Yea, they had somebody else checking the heat exchangers and what not. They just called me in to assist with the A/C side of things.

    I agree 100% that new units would be the key, but management...
  50. Thread: To Punt or Not?

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    Yea, I was thinking the same thing. The TXV's...

    Yea, I was thinking the same thing. The TXV's just seem like they would be a nightmare in trying to install and maintain. Almost the same situation that you were in, the guy is nice and all, but...
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