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    Pushing on the belt in the middle and checking...

    Pushing on the belt in the middle and checking deflection at certain push pressure is an expected procedure and you will find this tool at any auto parts store or Harbor Freight like place. You don't...
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    It's fine for compressor to show measurable...

    It's fine for compressor to show measurable resistance in megaohm range. I didn't say NOT to do it. I suggested you start with less invasive tests first and go forward only if your findings warrant...
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    An insurance with zero payout is an insurance...

    An insurance with zero payout is an insurance with a policy of discrediting and denying every claim.

    Take credit for any and all mere favorable hunch.
    Deny blames by insisting on evidence...
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    Haven't we all had WTF?!?! moments when we...

    Haven't we all had WTF?!?! moments when we unplug something and the 12v barrel plug in your car comes out with it or you unplug a cheap CHINA MADE wall adapter and you realize the outlet pulled one...
  5. Thread: Hose gaskets

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    Gosh how old are they? Throw out those older than...

    Gosh how old are they? Throw out those older than 5 years. They give you a sticker shock, but they're not expensive at all for what you get out of them. You have to get slapped across the face hard...
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    Fans and pumps have almost no load at start, but...

    Fans and pumps have almost no load at start, but big fans are HEAVY and weigh hundreds of pounds and they behave like an automobile. If you punch the gas at every stop light, it puts a lot of stress...
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    Sup, how are you? Seal is disturbed every...

    Sup, how are you?

    Seal is disturbed every time you remove the connector/starter module. If the system is experiencing unexplained refrigerant loss, it's not a bad idea to take the H10 and sniff...
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    Did you disturb anything that connects to the...

    Did you disturb anything that connects to the pins that penetrate the compressor?

    The terminal entry seal is just like how wires enter a light bulb. Overheating due to loose connection, having...
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    They usually are, but held to OEMs quality...

    They usually are, but held to OEMs quality control standards. This kind of lock down wouldn't go well with the public had there not been a bunch of sketchy garbage aftermarket batteries that you can...
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    There is definitely a trend in consumer products...

    There is definitely a trend in consumer products to utilize embedded controller against users and it is starting to catch up everywhere else. People are reporting some cameras and camcorders are...
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    The cost would still be enormous. Let's see that...

    The cost would still be enormous. Let's see that working out at an acceptable true cost. This means taking into account feasibility without tax funded subsidies and factoring in localized and global...
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    I think the cost would be enormous and inability...

    I think the cost would be enormous and inability to handle the occasional but very essential over-height items.
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    Marking gimmick. How does it work? Snake oil...

    Marking gimmick. How does it work? Snake oil thread keeps coming every couple months :bangs head:
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    By the way, the overload in compressor is part of...

    By the way, the overload in compressor is part of the circuit protection which is what allows a larger breaker than normally allowed for conductor ampacity. If you substitute with a different type...
  15. Heat shrink tube over the service port caps with...

    Heat shrink tube over the service port caps with harder to find than normal ones. I seriously doubt vandals are going to go through the trouble of replacing it with matching color heat shrink tubes.
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    I was looking through the service manual for a...

    I was looking through the service manual for a Thermo -240*F that uses glide. It was intriguing. The thing was like a small air liquefaction plant. The first stage condenses out the highest boiling...
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    that's 421A, a blend of R-125/R-134a...

    that's 421A, a blend of R-125/R-134a +"proprietary lubricant".
    Instead of butanes, there's some kind of oil that increases solubility of MO in HFC, probably POE... getting around eachothers...
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    Essentially all "drop-in" gas uses a few percent...

    Essentially all "drop-in" gas uses a few percent hydrocarbon for oil return which accomplishes more or less the same thing as priming with 3% of system charge in lighter butane and topping off with...
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    Would they be China made? ~:\

    Would they be China made? ~:\
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    He asked if replacing the worn out refrigerant...

    He asked if replacing the worn out refrigerant will help save the compressor. Maybe a DIY landlord?
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    Naming the owner's kids is messed up.

    Naming the owner's kids is messed up.
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    It's a wholesaler, not Nordstroms.

    It's a wholesaler, not Nordstroms.
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    so what do you do every day around there? You...

    so what do you do every day around there? You chose there for a reason right?

    What's living there like?
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    What do you do in Ecuador? How much is R-12 and...

    What do you do in Ecuador? How much is R-12 and R-502? Can you vent it?
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    Srsly WTF ! These are R12 drop-ins 417C...

    Srsly WTF !

    These are R12 drop-ins
    417C R-125/134a/600 (19.5/78.8/1.7) is called ICOR HOT SHOT 2
    437A R-125/134a/600/601 (19.5/78.5/1.4/0.6) is called DuPont MO49Plus


    These are R-22...
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    The new replacement's essentially all the same....

    The new replacement's essentially all the same. They're all tweaked a bit like 404A vs 507.
    It shouldn't be as difficult though, because, if you already have POE, you're good to go.

    134a will...
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    Could 410A have introduced to eliminate...

    Could 410A have introduced to eliminate compatibility to promote equipment sell opportunity in the US market? Europe went with 407C.
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    There are not that many refrigerants around. ...

    There are not that many refrigerants around.
    143a, 125, 134a and 32.

    143a is getting cut.

    125/134a blends fill in for 22 and 404A
    Part of 125 is substituted with 32 to further reduce GWP. ...
  29. I meant sizing in tonnage. For the same...

    I meant sizing in tonnage.
    For the same capacity, higher EER units are larger as they run lower temperature rise. i.e. 12 EER outdoor units are larger than 9 EER units even if they're the same...
  30. No, even though HFCs are generally inferior to...

    No, even though HFCs are generally inferior to CFCs and HCFCs.
  31. The numbers aren't that important, but your post...

    The numbers aren't that important, but your post suggests you don't have a good grasp of the idea.
  32. And you do have subcooledness.

    And you do have subcooledness.
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    From the power saved from reducing the fan speed....

    From the power saved from reducing the fan speed. When you double the fan speed, you double the cfm, but you need 8 times the horsepower. It's the same way the other way around, so half cfm = 1/8 the...
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    Rotary compressor sucks directly into the vanes...

    Rotary compressor sucks directly into the vanes and compressor into the shell. The shell runs at the high side pressure. It's slow to start cooling and there's a longer lag before it starts cooling...
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    According to Gooole... charge amount... 2oz...

    According to Gooole... charge amount... 2oz
    Dude, you broke it.
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    Looks like it could be an MOV. To absorb the...

    Looks like it could be an MOV. To absorb the spike when the coil shuts off so the controls don't glitch out or fail.
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    All gaskets leak on a molecular level and fitting...

    All gaskets leak on a molecular level and fitting will leak the same amount regardless of system charge. Some domestic machines only contain an ounce or so of refrigerant. Most leak detectors have a...
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    It sounds like the refrigeration engine is based...

    It sounds like the refrigeration engine is based on a household fridge.
  39. The pictures in brochure shows tiny capacitors...

    The pictures in brochure shows tiny capacitors and they offer "quartz" version too.
    It's the electronically controlled embedded system locking up. It's just the nature of embedded systems that make...
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    It does when you circulate it through a filter...

    It does when you circulate it through a filter drier.
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    What did you end up doing?

    What did you end up doing?
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    ? I only use premium holeless solid copper...

    ? I only use premium holeless solid copper capillaries.
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    My response didn't format right. My thoughts.......

    My response didn't format right. My thoughts.... smart thermostats create additional security vulnerabilities like all other Internet of Thing that use embedded systems. It's the typical case of...
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    In my profile under "friend's activity", I see the posts made by buddies. I'd like to clean-it up so joypostings aren't cluttering up on their dashboard

    is there anyway?
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    The hotness is the ability to manage your...

    The hotness is the ability to manage your thermostat from your smart phone anywhere.

    Those thermostats have an embedded computer with custom system OS and wireless connectivity.
    One Example is...
  46. If the tenured guys who got angry over new guys...

    If the tenured guys who got angry over new guys getting paid the same stuck around instead of leaving, they'd have to continue paying them... or lay them off and the company would be paying...
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    Check the color of refrigerant with sight glass...

    Check the color of refrigerant with sight glass on a gauge set.
    If it's not moisture, it could be wrong oils picked up from the recovery tank.
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    It's not gonna remove water in one pass. You may...

    It's not gonna remove water in one pass. You may need to temporarily run giant filters for a little while. The standard size filter drier is not sized to handle abnormal moisture ingestion.
    ...
  49. The employees haven't earned $70,000 per person...

    The employees haven't earned $70,000 per person yet.
    by the way, the salary pay of politicians aren't that high.

    ...
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    The ads have gotten too intrusive. Full time ads...

    The ads have gotten too intrusive. Full time ads that take up a large space on right side that are flashy might be deterring some people from visiting.
    I've been biting lips about mentioning any...
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