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  1. Thread: cappilarys

    by freon500
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    Hi luxx, we do a lot of light commercial work...

    Hi luxx, we do a lot of light commercial work repairing small unites like you do.
    This is what we do as far as cap tubes go.
    1.-We replace cap tubes on all with all compressor change replacements...
  2. Thread: Small cooler

    by freon500
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    In light commercial work these small restaurant...

    In light commercial work these small restaurant boxes like the TRUE you are working on are the main bread and butter appliances we work on. Replacing the thermostats with other than OEM parts can be...
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    HVAC-Talk needs to be congratulated and thanked.

    I am very happy that overseers of HVAC-Talk are allowing posts from different political views. This means a great deal to me as an American who supports our first amendment rights of free speech. I...
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    This is not a forum for political discussion,

    but, since it is being used for that purpose I'll put in my two cents.

    To be a Republican, the way the Republican party has morphed since the second world war,
    you either have to work for the...
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    These last eight years with the Repuglicans have been

    so great, ...I can't wait for the next four years!
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    The smaller furnace takes a longer time or never...

    The smaller furnace takes a longer time or never quite brings the temperature up to 70 degrees and therefore can't take advantage of the thermostat differential, that is the thermostat temperature...
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    RECOMMENDED FLUX: Stay Clean Paste Flux, ...

    RECOMMENDED FLUX:

    Stay Clean Paste Flux,

    Stay Clean Liquid Flux (used with 4”or larger copper tubing also stainless steels)

    Bridgit Water Soluble Paste Flux.

    If you don't have any of...
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    Torch temperture.

    What you need for this kind of work is a specific temperture. You need an even temperture that is optimal for the brazing or soldering material you have selected for the job. Too hot will get you...
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    Torch temperture.

    What you need for this kind of work is a specific temperture. You need an even temperture that is optimal for the brazing or soldering material you have selected for the job. Too hot will get you...
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    Energizer head lamp.

    The Energizer head lamp weighs nothing and is very comfortable, it is also very bright. Being a head lamp it frees your hands so that you can just do your work. I can change a compressor or a TXV in...
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    Acetylene only is fine. For TXV work you need...

    Acetylene only is fine.
    For TXV work you need to keep the valve cool with something like Benzomatic Cold Coat which works much better than wet rags which cover too much of the stub you are tyring...
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    You'll be buying gauges more than twice, don't worry.

    Particularly if you are just starting. They just get lost, left behind, and broken. It's an occupational hazard, get used to it. There is no point in beating up yourself about it, it just happens....
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    Just a cheap one.

    Start with a cheap one that has automatic off so that the battery doesn't wear out too soon. The reason is that there is no point in spending a lot of money at the start. Later when making money...
  14. I had a UEI clamp on meter for a couple of years,

    it worked great, better than my amprobe which died after a couple of years for no reason at all, till one day I found it covered in lubricating oil, I cleaned it as best a could and it worked for a...
  15. We take our Tools to all kinds of places.

    HVACR techs have to take their mobile shop, along with all their tools, to all kinds of places, several times a day, sometimes up to six and seven places a day. So it is common to leave a tool...
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    Tru Pointe Leak Detector

    At Amazon.com I found a new one for about $160 which, if it is as good at detecting all refrigerants as my D-tec is at detecting R22, is a great price. I'll let you know how good it is when I get...
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    What do we work on?

    Restaurants, restaurants, restaurants.
    Walk in coolers, freezers, lots of small stuff, ice cream machines, ice machines, some soda vending machines and the AC roof top units up to 20 tons.
    Also...
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    Flower box evaporator TD.

    Larger evaporators are needed to create less of a temperature difference (TD) between the air going into the evaporator and the air coming out of the evaporator. In the case of flower walkin...
  19. I'm shopping around for a sturdy laptop that can...

    I'm shopping around for a sturdy laptop that can take the wear and tear that is part of riding around in a van from one service job to another through all kinds of weather at all hours of the the day...
  20. Well, to tell the truth I prefer to work with a...

    Well, to tell the truth I prefer to work with a nice new CU, but the way business works here the custumer just wants to know how much it's going to cost to fix the problem, so I give him a quote, if...
  21. Well, to tell the truth I prefer to work with a...

    Well, to tell the truth I prefer to work with a nice new CU, but the way business works here the custumer just wants to know how much it's going to cost to fix the problem, so I give him a quote, if...
  22. Oh yeah, forgot, also take out the plugs,...and...

    Oh yeah, forgot, also take out the plugs,...and hook up the controls and power.
  23. Thanks guys for the tips. It is so true klogers...

    Thanks guys for the tips. It is so true klogers and icemeister that hurried is not necessaraly fast. When under pressure I try to remind myself of that and just do it right, if only just to avoid...
  24. What is the fastest way to change out compressors...

    What is the fastest way to change out compressors without having to do it again? I'm talking about fractional HP compressors in kitchen type refrigerators and freezers. It takes me about 2 1/2 Hrs...
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    Well, so far I've found out that pinching off the...

    Well, so far I've found out that pinching off the high side might be bad luck because of the pressure build ups you get some times when there is a restriction in the line. I've also found out that...
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    Still,...how about the smaller units with cap...

    Still,...how about the smaller units with cap tubes? Would you skip the nitro,...? Might be bad luck!
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    What is the most efficient way to pump down...

    What is the most efficient way to pump down fractional compressor refrigeration units in order to replace, say TEVs, captubes, filer/dryers, solenoid valves, etc. I'm tired of recovering the...
  28. No. No. Even though we would make lots more...

    No.
    No.
    Even though we would make lots more money if we were regulated and even more so if we were self regulated, look at the AMA and what doctors have done for themselves, they started by wanting...
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    Let's see here, we have potential clients who...

    Let's see here, we have potential clients who need our services and we sometimes can't get past the way we think who they are and therefore we refuse them our services. Do I have that right?
    I work...
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    Yes, R12, Mccool and Condenseddave you are the...

    Yes, R12, Mccool and Condenseddave you are the coolest. I've been reading your stuff and it's great, insightfull, fun, and very helpful to me. Thanks guys.
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    Our country the USA over the years has invited,...

    Our country the USA over the years has invited, accepted and employed emigrants from all over the world. At any given time there have almost always been several waves of emigrants arriving to our...
  32. Thread: ice maker

    by freon500
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    Call Ice O Matic, they bought-out Crystal Tips a...

    Call Ice O Matic, they bought-out Crystal Tips a few years ago and though they don't support Crystal Tips Equipment they still have some information. Call them when they are not too busy and talk to...
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    Thanx people for the tech stuff. I like the...

    Thanx people for the tech stuff. I like the chopping off the front end of the cap tube, I'll try that next time, see is it works. As for the timming of a vacume operation on a small...
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