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    Sorry, need to be a little more specific. "In...

    Sorry, need to be a little more specific.
    "In order to leave the flare connections accessable, I would run the lines to the opposite end of the unit to enter the wall. Right?"
    I am talking...
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    Ductless on interior wall

    We have installed a few ductless units, running the lines directly through an exterior wall. Now looking at installing some indoor wall units on interior walls, so it brings up a few concerns....
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    Dosen't dropbox use the cloud?

    Dosen't dropbox use the cloud?
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    Need a techi geek for ipad

    Got an ipad2, to put a bunch of service manuals etc on. I need step by step instructions on this. Been trying for a couple of weeks. No prob getting the manuals onto the office desk top. (windows) I...
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    PCB's

    Bring back the good ole PCB's. ....on second thought, this is great!!! $$$
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    If bad valves, it wouldn't have returned to...

    If bad valves, it wouldn't have returned to normal pressures.
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    Biggest problem you have, when you are learning...

    Biggest problem you have, when you are learning to use Stay-Brite, is over heating. Hard for you 'blow till it glows' guys !
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    I guess you are reading from each terminal to...

    I guess you are reading from each terminal to ground? if so: your meter's voltage is building a capacitance until it reaches infinity. Recommend you meg the compressor.
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    My above question applies when the unit is...

    My above question applies when the unit is malfunctioning. I'm assuming the condenser fan was running? Condenser fan shutting off, when your not there? Check fan amps and the cap.
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    Is the suction line very cold? If not I would...

    Is the suction line very cold? If not I would suspect the internal releif valve in the compressor.
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    Tried many tires. We now only run Michelin. With...

    Tried many tires. We now only run Michelin. With brand new tires it is not as bad ....but it gets worse as the tire dosen't wear evenly all around.
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    Here in Texas it dosen't get that cold (except...

    Here in Texas it dosen't get that cold (except when I get near my wife at bedtime):whistle:
    Brakes: 40K miles. We change our own oil(Mobile 1 synthetic) so that cost is not too bad.
    My son loves...
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    Yeah, I'm concerned about cracks due to boat...

    Yeah, I'm concerned about cracks due to boat vibration.
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    've been driving a Freightliner Sprinter since...

    've been driving a Freightliner Sprinter since 2008. Love it! You can stand upright in it, like humans are designed to. When I get something out of one of our econolines, is like crawling into a...
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    I set ours up myself also. eg: the guy (with the...

    I set ours up myself also. eg: the guy (with the butt crack half way up his back) sits on the opposite side from the 7 refrigerant bottles.:LOL:
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    Ability to withstand vibration is another...

    Ability to withstand vibration is another concern. The spine fin condenser coils, for example, vibration will cause the coil of alum tubes to settle 6 to 8 inches, and the bottom tube will rub a hole...
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    Sticky: Poll: Marine/commercial/ industrial

    Marine/commercial/ industrial
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    Completely agree with AlcoMech. Change...

    Completely agree with AlcoMech. Change compressor, install suction dryer. When you get it up and running, you must find what caused the comp failure, or you will be doing it again...just a matter of...
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    Maye if everyone is getting into it, they will...

    Maye if everyone is getting into it, they will put their heads together and work all the bugs out.
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    The advantage of aluminum, to my marine...

    The advantage of aluminum, to my marine customers, is less corrosion. On copper/alum coils, within a couple of years the heat transfer between the alum fins and the copper tubes greatly decreases,...
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    1999 thru 2008, e250 & E350" same prob. Never...

    1999 thru 2008, e250 & E350" same prob. Never could get the balance right. Took em to several places, including truck frame and front end specialty shop.:gah:
    But the alum wheels solved it.:grin2:
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    Thanks! I just ordered some. :cheers:

    Thanks! I just ordered some. :cheers:
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    :eek:Ford puts the rims on their trucks!

    :eek:Ford puts the rims on their trucks!
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    Are you talking about micro-channel or spine fin...

    Are you talking about micro-channel or spine fin type of coils?
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    Still, No good dependable method. Hope the...

    Still, No good dependable method. Hope the manufactures have a easy replacement program, with coils readly avaib!
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    Yeah, we have done everything by spec, torquing,...

    Yeah, we have done everything by spec, torquing, etc. You would think ford would 'straighten" out this prob after so mant years! But dosen't show up till post warranty. Not many curbs out here. My...
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    Alluminum condenser coils

    Some a/c manufacturers have come out with "micro channel" all alluminum condenser coils. Looks similar to a auto radiator. Seen any problems with these?
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    micro channel

    Some a/c manufacturers have come out with "micro channel" all alluminum condenser coils. Looks similar to a auto radiator. Seen any problems with these?
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    mini-split manufacturers

    In the standard a/c marketplace there are different brands manufactured by the same company. Is that the same situtation with mini-splits?
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    allum repair

    Is there any GOOD, proven over time, method of repairing an alluminum tube?
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    Yep. Like you said earlier, seen more problems...

    Yep. Like you said earlier, seen more problems with brazed joints! Just use what's best for the particular application.
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    Ford E-series vans...wheel prob

    Every E-250 of E-350 van we have had eventually has prob with the steel wheels bending. THE 350, GOT ALLUM WHEELS, WITH NO MORE PROB. Ya'll seen the same thing? (please no Ford haters. just the...
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    Stop the back draft

    Fairly large wood burning stone fireplace. If I don't have a roaring fire I can get a backdraft. Guess I'll have to put in sealed front glass doors? Who can make them custom, to fit?
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    The old caps with PCB's would last. Of course, if...

    The old caps with PCB's would last. Of course, if anything is good, it gets outlawed. But on the other hand, how much easier can a service call be?
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    Nah! Get you a turbo torch stk-99, 1lb mapp...

    Nah! Get you a turbo torch stk-99, 1lb mapp bottle, stay brite 8, & stay clean flux. That's the way to go. That will take care of 90% of your joints. No nitrogen needed. You won't be burning stuff...
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    Mini-splits on interior walls

    What tips do you guys have on installing a mini-split on an interior wall? I have seen them on outside walls only. It could surely be done in a new construction, but how could you ever replace it or...
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