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    That all hinges on getting the recovered...

    That all hinges on getting the recovered refrigerant tested for me. If it shows a high level of 'other' in the test, it would be a quick way to move out any oil trapped contaminants. Otherwise, then...
  2. Thread: Just a scratch

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    LoL... I've known guys to do that and have the...

    LoL... I've known guys to do that and have the balls to charge the company card for the gas while they were at it!
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    Not a bad idea. Hmmm... I wonder now if Rx11...

    Not a bad idea. Hmmm... I wonder now if Rx11 flush is approved for automotive use with hoses instead of copper linesets.
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    Aw... Just when I was about to ask which...

    Aw... Just when I was about to ask which direction the bubbles were going too!
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    I used to service the residence equipment of a...

    I used to service the residence equipment of a fella that was fairly well to do... He had supply and returns installed in all rooms except bath and kitchen. He even went so far as to have two sets of...
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    It's recommended that hoses be a 'barrier' type...

    It's recommended that hoses be a 'barrier' type hose using R134A. Same with the R414b due to possibility of the R22 in the blend attacking the rubber. I'd try some of the R500 I have sitting around...
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    I thought the same thing. Decal in the engine...

    I thought the same thing. Decal in the engine compartment states 32oz of R12 was installed at the factory. I could have the year make wrong, it's stuck in my head that it's a 93 though. You're right...
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    Electric cooling fan on this one that's working...

    Electric cooling fan on this one that's working okay. Car is on loan to my daughter since this weekend, she reported that the discharge air ran at 70F the 2 hour trip home at interstate speeds...
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    On a quiet foggy morning, you can kick back and...

    On a quiet foggy morning, you can kick back and tell yourself how wonderful and peaceful the world is while the pigeons fly around your head... Hahahaaa.

    Newer cars can be a blessing or a curse....
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    If you have a clean recovery cylinder you can...

    If you have a clean recovery cylinder you can catch a sample of the refrigerant and have it tested for purity at a supply house. For it to have seemingly ran okay then done as described, there might...
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    That's what I'm thinking Szw21. It's between the...

    That's what I'm thinking Szw21. It's between the two. Mining the internet I didn't find anything pointing to design problems.

    I can't vouch for automotive CI/CO pressures BBeerme. I think the...
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    Did most of that Gunslinger. Except for beating...

    Did most of that Gunslinger. Except for beating on it... LoL! There wasn't much change when raising engine RPM's or spritzing the coil.

    I'm pretty sure I'll replace both when I open the system...
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    The sat temp on 12 at 250psi is 155F. Which...

    The sat temp on 12 at 250psi is 155F. Which seemed high as opposed to other equipment. I'd expect that's getting close to the HPCO setting for 12. Even though it was around 100F when on it today, I'd...
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    Good idea IRBH! After bouncing some ideas with...

    Good idea IRBH!

    After bouncing some ideas with another tech today, it's come down to either the TXV isn't flowing due to powerhead charge loss/sticking metering stem, or drier/receiver has a...
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    Do you suppose they make those TXV valves in...

    Do you suppose they make those TXV valves in different BTU capacities? Maybe someone replaced it once with a small valve?
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    The engineered life expectancy of most heating...

    The engineered life expectancy of most heating and cooling equipment is 15 years juliee. If I were repairing it, I'd replace both motor and wheel.
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    I've seen recovery tanks that the valves and the...

    I've seen recovery tanks that the valves and the pressure release valve leaks. With refrigerant in the tank perform a leak check with a reliable detector...
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    Anyone mess with car A/C much?

    I try to avoid working on them myself. Being the tightwad I am though...

    I've got a couple older vehicles that have me baffled. And they're both Chrysler/Dodge products with their block TXV...
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    On the chiller...excess capacity and staging...

    On the chiller...excess capacity and staging compressors...indeed not a good idea for air cooled...Problems experienced will include short cycling...too many starts in comparison to run time and...
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    HaHahahahaha....Now...You Know that *Installer...

    HaHahahahaha....Now...You Know that *Installer Guide* is really only a reccomendation!!!
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    Dang!!! And my worry has always been how the...

    Dang!!! And my worry has always been how the doctor would remove the screwdrivers and vacuum pump!!!

    A bolted hermetic would definitely hurt!!!
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    Job sequence: step 1: Pistol in pocket for...

    Job sequence:

    step 1: Pistol in pocket for killing snakes...
    step 2: Hose down with Bug Spray for ticks 'n' chiggers...
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    Awww Geeee...just one round with your pliers...

    Awww Geeee...just one round with your pliers oughter be good!!! I've been in the habit of telling the apprentices it takes two pipe wrenches to make-up threaded fittings...and I want to see wrench...
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    I've seen these with a circ. pump off the water...

    I've seen these with a circ. pump off the water heater plumbed into a hydronic coil in the air handler...

    Total Electric!!! Quite the POS to work on lol...
  25. Thread: Redneck Vacuum

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    Now... The *Really Cool* part of that is it's...

    Now...

    The *Really Cool* part of that is it's the one tool for both airing tires up and evacuation...
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    Aw, the poor guy was surely overcome with...

    Aw, the poor guy was surely overcome with phosgene way before he finished :)
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    And that Smoke Detector still works?!?!?

    And that Smoke Detector still works?!?!?
  28. Thread: pully alignment

    by indian
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    A lot of time and experience since then...I have...

    A lot of time and experience since then...I have always enjoyed training someone who want's to do a job right. Maybe I should upgrade from indian to War Chief....
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    sparkey

    Could you help me find a website that electricians visit on a frequent basis? I prefer a website that I can ask questions about how I can do your job without actually hiring you, you know, I can do...
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    munchkin

    munchkin makes a cool product, I even took a class on these, what do you do to make a living? are you trained? even if you take classes would you do something for me?....FREE?
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    Well... the FAA doesn't require a pilot's...

    Well... the FAA doesn't require a pilot's liscense for flying model airplanes either but there are a few model buffs that brag they are pilots.
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    That was a normal defrost cycle.

    That was a normal defrost cycle.
  33. Thread: Heat pump

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    Send me the blue prints, you are tougher than the...

    Send me the blue prints, you are tougher than the job.
  34. Thread: Pressure Washer

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    Well gang, the dude doesn't have a clue. I...

    Well gang, the dude doesn't have a clue. I already notice this as a Trane unit. Split the coil and wash it out right, or send up a power washer and cheap help with the permanent tan. You get what you...
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    I still say you wear a white polo shirt and...

    I still say you wear a white polo shirt and always request a helper! Get the drift? :-)
  36. Thread: Thermocouple

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    I could fix it for you, all you would need to do...

    I could fix it for you, all you would need to do is pay the bill.
  37. I feel your plight brother, just need to...

    I feel your plight brother, just need to remember, no matter how hard you try, you can't and never will be able to fix stupid!
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    Coleman buys back their best of the oldies and...

    Coleman buys back their best of the oldies and put it on display, try contacting coleman, that old unit may be worth some real money!
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    Mr. Wilson whining makes me laugh, and you whine...

    Mr. Wilson whining makes me laugh, and you whine so well, please call a tech and end your whining. WWAAAAAAA.
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    Real techs don't look for the answer online...

    Real techs don't look for the answer online...
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    When it comes down to electrical diagnosis and...

    When it comes down to electrical diagnosis and repair...I only trust my training, experience and a good Fluke meter. Read and learn. I blew up a 460 3p disconnect recently, it wasn't my fault but...
  42. Thread: Tight fit

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    "Houston, We have a problem"

    "Houston, We have a problem"
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    The issue refers to an allowed time for the...

    The issue refers to an allowed time for the crankcase heater to boil away migrated liquid in the crankcase sump, which in this case will be inside after a long off period in cooling mode,shutdown...
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    The power and light bulb people charge by the...

    The power and light bulb people charge by the watt, does it make a difference if it's single or three?
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    Looks like another old Trane with a...

    Looks like another old Trane with a Sears@Roebucks tag.
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    Don't worry about plumbing if you are an HVAC...

    Don't worry about plumbing if you are an HVAC tech!
  47. Thread: TRANE Quality

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    Stick with the window units, you can at least...

    Stick with the window units, you can at least return it to the retail store when it goes south.
  48. Thread: leak detectors

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    Anyone have any good tips on a reliable metal...

    Anyone have any good tips on a reliable metal halide detector?
  49. Thread: Redoing floor

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    Why can't you find a tile man that want's HVAC in...

    Why can't you find a tile man that want's HVAC in his house?
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    Somewhat like a surf bum waiting for a tsunami,...

    Somewhat like a surf bum waiting for a tsunami, now that you are riding it, enjoy every minute!
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