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    I hang it every three feet. Stretch it as much as...

    I hang it every three feet. Stretch it as much as possible. Silver tape it to your boots and collars. Then put a big zip tie on it over the tape. Pull the jacket back over it. Put another zip tie.
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    Be sure to open up the end of the line after you...

    Be sure to open up the end of the line after you use your tubing cutter. I have had the same situation. Got a call on an American standard Heritage 14 with a small liquid line like that. It was a 3...
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    I have a friend with an ld mom and pop grocery...

    I have a friend with an ld mom and pop grocery store. We use ac and heat pump compressors (high temp) for the walkin coolers and medium temp applications. Cheap compressors from eBay (R22) running...
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    It would be better in my opinion to do two...

    It would be better in my opinion to do two separate smaller systems. One for the second floor and one on the first. Ideally the vents should wash the outside walls and windows. In some homes you can...
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    Can we put three "super boosts" on a 3 phase and...

    Can we put three "super boosts" on a 3 phase and charge it beer can cold? Lol
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    I use a potential relay and appropriate start...

    I use a potential relay and appropriate start cap with a bleed resistor. Best way.
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    I resorted to using two cans of it in a big deli...

    I resorted to using two cans of it in a big deli display case with long gravity coils.

    Absolutely killed myself looking for leak. No visible oil, no uv detection, no visible bubbles with nitro...
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    I just saw a clipped headmaster valve on a krack...

    I just saw a clipped headmaster valve on a krack beer cooler the other day. We scheduled a visit to replace it. The previous company cut it out.

    This is an outdoor rooftop Condenser
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    I have seen systems that seem like everything you...

    I have seen systems that seem like everything you touch, something else breaks. To homeowners they do not know anything about the equipment and could get suspicious when you were not guilty of...
  10. 134a is a good medium temp gas as long as you...

    134a is a good medium temp gas as long as you have a nice big condenser coil with plenty of airflow.
  11. Lol

    Lol
  12. We use Freon in our cooler. Charge em beer can...

    We use Freon in our cooler. Charge em beer can cold. If your using 404a be sure the pressure on the beer can cold pipe does not exceed 404 psi or it will all blow up.
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    +1 Be sure when you get it running in ac mode,...

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    Be sure when you get it running in ac mode, the suction line should be beer can cold.

    In heat mode, the suction line is warm like mom's apple pie right out of the oven.

    Add freon if...
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    Add freon until the big pipe is beer can cold.

    Add freon until the big pipe is beer can cold.
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    we do it all the time. i have a tall office...

    we do it all the time. i have a tall office building where we have a lot of 10 seer condensers 5 tons and under. Building owner is scared to damage the rubber roof and always has us change...
  16. I always said we could have something like that,...

    I always said we could have something like that, drive around neighborhoods and in the middle of the night "recover" refrigerant. Leave business cards on the doors and sell them back their...
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    That is because that panel was running near max...

    That is because that panel was running near max load to begin with.
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    If the unit tripped the main, that is not your...

    If the unit tripped the main, that is not your fault. It sounds like the panel was over branched running near it's limit to begin with. Don't take the crap for that.
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    I would recover all the charge, leak test with...

    I would recover all the charge, leak test with nitro, fix leak, change drier, evacuate below 200 microns and charge back with clean refrigerant. If it has poe oil, change the compressor oil.
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    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/907/lM...

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    most compressors can be wired with a potential...

    most compressors can be wired with a potential zstart relay and seperate run and start caps. The relay uses back voltage feed back off the start winding to energize the relay coil and "hold it open"...
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    +1 gas pressure

    +1 gas pressure
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    Probably a low side leak. Suckling atmosphere....

    Probably a low side leak. Suckling atmosphere. Find the leak.
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    In southern climates...I would say not. If gas is...

    In southern climates...I would say not. If gas is available not worth it.
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    That would have been one heck of a tidal wave. Lol

    That would have been one heck of a tidal wave. Lol
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    i have a 250 gallon water tank with the top cut...

    i have a 250 gallon water tank with the top cut out of it. plastic farm tank. we use it for that.
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    We had some goodman electric air handler where...

    We had some goodman electric air handler where the factory left tooling oil on the coils. It caused the condensate to drip off the middle instead of running down to the pan.

    Caused me some...
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    I have 4 or 5 still running. I put a used bristol...

    I have 4 or 5 still running. I put a used bristol compressor in one of them for a rental unit.
    It pulled below 200 microns and it is old.
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    For a big flush, I use denatured alcohol from the...

    For a big flush, I use denatured alcohol from the paint store. Works well. Blow it through with nitrogen. You have to change the Vacuum pump oil a few times. The alcohol vapor contaminates the pump....
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    We have some ADP coils from 1994 that are still...

    We have some ADP coils from 1994 that are still going strong. Never had to touch the txv on any of them.
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    true

    true
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    i wouldnt do for a customer. i like to experiment.

    i wouldnt do for a customer. i like to experiment.
  33. i guess staybright could be used in heat...

    i guess staybright could be used in heat sensitive areas. i have seen refrigeration guys hook up txv valves with staybright so the valve does not have to be made so hot.
  34. Adding to your tool collection, buy some gallons...

    Adding to your tool collection, buy some gallons of vacuum pump oil and change the oil every job. Get a good micron gauge or a couple of them.

    Get core removers and a Yellow Jacket evac kit with...
  35. i have always brazed line sets. Never done...

    i have always brazed line sets.
    Never done anything different. Youtube taught me well lol
  36. i have had residential furnaces like york or...

    i have had residential furnaces like york or trane that uses odd control boards that we do not stock go out in the dead of winter where the customer has no backup heat. I have many times taken a...
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    Will a sharkbites actually hold r22 pressure? I...

    Will a sharkbites actually hold r22 pressure? I am curious.
  38. +1 I would not have charged that kind of price to...

    +1 I would not have charged that kind of price to repair a residential furnace.
    I could do it much cheaper and still turn a profit.
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    I would put 200 psi of nitrogen on it and soap up...

    I would put 200 psi of nitrogen on it and soap up all the connections and coils and check for bubbles.

    My vacuum pump would have had that below 200 microns in a couple hours.

    If you were...
  40. The torch will draw the oil and burn it. Not much...

    The torch will draw the oil and burn it. Not much you can do about it. Braze it quickly.
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    I have gone to extreme non profitable measures on...

    I have gone to extreme non profitable measures on jobs before. It can be done but your losing money and time on jobs like this.
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    +1 One of my commercial office buildings have...

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    One of my commercial office buildings have 32 5 - Ton 3 phase carrier systems. Coils are 25-30 years old. Never an evaporator leak.

    Not one evaporator has ever leaked.

    The outdoor units...
  43. I made a soft copper flare line that can resist...

    I made a soft copper flare line that can resist heat to connect to your access tee to flow nitrogen through. Your hoses will obviously melt. Even with a wet rag.

    Just make a a 6' 1/4 soft copper...
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    Have flushed condenser coils with denatured...

    Have flushed condenser coils with denatured alcohol and nitrogen. Works great. Change your vacuum pump oil 3 or 4 times. You will notice the microns stop coming down. Time to change the Vacuum pump...
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    We did two 5 ton condensers for a church that was...

    We did two 5 ton condensers for a church that was stolen. We welded up steel pipes around them and cemented them in the ground.
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    I always used the same gauges. I remember having...

    I always used the same gauges. I remember having to upgrade my hoses for 410a.
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    poe oil and mineral oil mix fine. Old wives tale...

    poe oil and mineral oil mix fine. Old wives tale about the goop and sludging.
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    Dry ship Nordyne / Garrison / Goodman or whatever...

    Dry ship Nordyne / Garrison / Goodman or whatever they want to call it cheapo I installed today

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/673/6OsMlt.jpg
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    I do agree. Put a TXV on it to help match it up...

    I do agree. Put a TXV on it to help match it up better. On 10 seer evaporators I run a txv and charge a little higher subcooling so the heat pump does not starve in heat mode.
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    We never put R22 back in a 22 system. We use 422B...

    We never put R22 back in a 22 system. We use 422B or 424A. I get 424A cheap.
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