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    Pour some denatured alcohol in a (clear) glass,...

    Pour some denatured alcohol in a (clear) glass, pour some oil in there too, shake it, swirl it, do whatever you want to do to get it to blend then let it set over night and check the mix in the...
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    I guess you missed my point about it being used...

    I guess you missed my point about it being used as a flush.:Faint:

    I've used the Rx11 stuff, but people where having issue with it too.

    I made a "tire cheater" just a tank with a ball...
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    tell your boss to take that call back as you told...

    tell your boss to take that call back as you told him what you thought it was and he said no your wrong. :)
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    Let it be, then put the new one on the roof. I...

    Let it be, then put the new one on the roof. I see that when there is no space. just need to make a stand and run some new lines and power.

    most cost effective option is to do nothing.
    ...
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    Then you have a restriction in the refrigerant...

    Then you have a restriction in the refrigerant lines and or a-coil. If it has a filter I would check that first. If you think its the txv, you could pull the bulb and put it in some hot water...
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    Not sure which meter you had, but you need at...

    Not sure which meter you had, but you need at leas a K type temperature meter of some sort.

    Sounds like it could be over charged too. I've run into a few where they just charge the low side to...
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    Would be cheaper to run a new line set even if it...

    Would be cheaper to run a new line set even if it difficult to do.

    R22 is too expensive to use as a flush. Maybe a drop in R22 replacement refrigerant could be used.

    what are you doing on a...
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    Do you have a copy of the flushing procedure...

    Do you have a copy of the flushing procedure outlined in their installation manuals.

    What I found said " The line set and/or indoor coil must be flushed with at least the same amount of...
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    with all the txv's that have been going bad with...

    with all the txv's that have been going bad with sludge, it's more then learning to do it right. you have people that are doing it right, but are switching to pistons just to get them to run.
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    So maybe lately in the manufacturing of...

    So maybe lately in the manufacturing of components, the POE oil is exposed to moisture and is the root cause of all the sludge issues?


    Is there a test for POE oil to see if its converted back...
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    I hear you on the bent blower wheel. Not...

    I hear you on the bent blower wheel. Not worried about rust, most of these units are over 25 years old and need to replaced.

    I've tried the scraping and vacuuming but I don't like breathing...
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    If it dusty it just stays dusty. But I find...

    If it dusty it just stays dusty. But I find them plugged solid and you ain't getting the hair and lint out unless you pull the motor and wash it off. coil cleaner works wonders too.
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    I don't like the small straw colored ones. ...

    I don't like the small straw colored ones.

    Since its been hot,so I decided to start wearing shorts. I spray the coil with cleaner and start washing it out. Freaking black widow comes out a...
  14. Thread: Bryant txv

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    I would still run the TXV and then switch to...

    I would still run the TXV and then switch to piston once bad. Can't be done with 2 stage stuff.
    Edit... If you fixed a few I can see your point to just fix it before so you don't have to come...
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    Those tube things are junk. You need the...

    Those tube things are junk. You need the expanded mesh. Ive had tube units where they could get the panels off and they cut the condenser to get the aluminum out..

    but in all reality you need...
  16. Thread: Bryant txv

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    Little birdy told me it was cheaper for them to...

    Little birdy told me it was cheaper for them to replace the coil then to pull all the units on the shelf. So yes they are selling know problem units and letting the contractor do the...
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    The building codes here are changing. running...

    The building codes here are changing. running ducts in open attics will be a thing of the past pretty quick on new homes.

    They are making rules so the duct work needs to under the insulation...
  18. Quick note: One should verify the common lead on...

    Quick note: One should verify the common lead on the compressor and where it plugs onto the contactor so you plug the black lead from the 5-2-1 on the correct lug.
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    you can call the tech rep at your local...

    you can call the tech rep at your local distributor and he can tell you the expected loss. I've done that before when using lines sets not the same size as recommended. Yes you will not get...
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    Glad you posted that as all the inspector has to...

    Glad you posted that as all the inspector has to say is did you factor in for "not" in free air.

    http://www.barr-thorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Digest-176-NEC-Tables.pdf
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    I don't see where I said that.:putergreet: ...

    I don't see where I said that.:putergreet:

    Maybe I should have told them chase headlights on the freeway?
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    sound attenuation ideas.

    Ok I just installed a furnace which is in a closet and the return air can is under the unit. Super tight on space.

    They had a 100,000 btu furnace, but load calc came out a lot less as they...
  23. Thread: Old r22 tanks

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    Yep, the blacksmith use them to make mini forges....

    Yep, the blacksmith use them to make mini forges.

    EPA says to recover and poke a hole in them.
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    Ok a couple easy things to remember. If you...

    Ok a couple easy things to remember.

    If you run 100' or more you have to go to the next larger wire.

    14 gauge uses a 15 amp breaker
    12 gauges uses a 20 amp breaker
    10 gauge uses a 30 amp...
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    I ask the distributor for there match up list. ...

    I ask the distributor for there match up list. just easier on me
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