I didn't have a problem seeing anything when the light was off
Originally Posted by Cliplight Mfg
“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
I have personal seen 2 cans of clip light sealent explode. Following there instructions word for word. The tech it exploded on was just fine after getting checked at hospital. The company said they hadent had the problem before. But you will never see that crap in my hand. 2 cans 2 seperate occasions.
The can or the hose attachment?
Originally Posted by yunggun
Just picked up a job last night where The Super seal was installed with a new condensing unit 3 years ago.
The compressor is roto-locked. No obvious indicators for failure.
Client has been advised of the possible complications, but wants to replace the compressor.
Any ideas about cleaning this crap out of the system?
PS- Installing contractor appears to have gone out of business during the hottest summer I can remember
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Two pressures, four temperatures = SUCCESS!
Boulder Heating Contractor
For HVACR Professionals:
Whats the problem? Don't they sell a can of clean the **** out too
Originally Posted by darctangent
“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
Originally Posted by itsiceman
Haven't had the pleasure. That's a tough one. Use the customer's reclaimer and vacuum pump
Has anyone used this product in a multi-V system (LG or Mitsubishi city multi)? Does/Could it gum up these systems?
I decided to try out leak freeze on an old unicorn system with a leaking evap coil. We will find out if it works. It just seemed a better choice since is doesn't react to moisture, air, and polymers. I'm not keen on using it but if its an old system that a custom7er just wants to squeeze a little more life out of it I'm willing to try it but i let them know the risks.
I wouldn't risk it. Those systems are full of cap tubes, strainers and LEVs. That could turn into disaster.
Originally Posted by bjs619
Worry is a really gross misuse of one's imagination. -- PHM
Originally Posted by mikep
Thank you for your comments.
At Cliplight we use science as a tool to expose myths and shed light on the truth. A shark tank is completely harmless for a diver with the proper equipment and knowledge. We fearlessly swim with sharks all the time and we are still here after 36 years. Are you sure that is our video or a competitor? I know some of our competitors use animation and show it the way you are describing.
If that's the case, your analogy makes perfect sense.
The only Cliplight sealant video that we have, is a magnified live experiment involving actual refrigerant, oil and a low pressure condition utilizing a measured engineered leak. If this is the one you are referring to, you are only witnessing the excess polymerization flowing out from the exit and spilling over the surface of the pipe. Behind this action the sealant is attaching itself to the interior of the throat (the conduit for the refrigerant leak) nearest to the exterior edge. When we study the point of leakage at the edge of the throats exit we see that moisture droplets are formed due to the effect of refrigerant expansion. Refrigerant exiting creates a throttling effect. The gas expands rapidly in atmospheric air, lowering the atmospheric dew point and letting go of its moisture content. Although this action produces droplets of water which are formed and quickly carried away with refrigerant the process is continually occurring allowing a wetted surface for the sealant to react to. Oil does not have time to collect at the edge as it is continually scrubbed away being miscible with the refrigerant. Once the oil leaves the throat with the expanding gas it will drop out of the flow path because of its heavier mass weight. The polymerization process continues building upon each other as it closes the exit area similar to a camera shutter. Along with this root action there is carryover of sealant which will form a raised mound similar to a volcano. When the process is complete you can actually sand the exterior and not disturb the seal. Once the micro leak has been repaired it can withstand up to a pressure of 850 psig +.
You’re exactly right with the analogy. Fish need water and so does our sealant. I like the way you think. We need more techs like you asking the hard questions so that manufactures will have to give account and prove that their products really do as they say they do. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss them.
Originally Posted by eurocool
Methanol, ethanol and alcohol have been used for many years to prevent water in refrigeration systems from forming ice crystals at expansion devises. It works but unfortunately the drawback is that you still have water, water that may not freeze but will still react with oil and refrigerants and form acids.
Bottom line is methanol is flammable along with the others and at Cliplight we like to put all the necessary details in our MSDS so that the handler (customer) can take all the precautions necessary to store, handle and apply the product safely. We put everything you need to know, complete disclosure to keep the customer safe.
Here's the scenario. If you were to have a pallet of our product and a collision occurred during shipping where every can on the pallet split open and there was a source of ignition close by, you could potentially produce a flammable condition.
Note: all Cliplight cans are vacuum packed and contain no propellants such as propane, isobutane or butane. The cans are steel walled and because they are in a vacuum the probability of the can rupturing on impact is very low compared to propane, isobutane or butane propellant cans.
Our refrigerant sealants polymerize on contact with water. The ideal situation is to have the sealant contact with moisture in the air and not from the systems internal moisture. For that reason our new Advanced sealant has a hydrolytic chemical composition added to the sealant which can remove up to 60 drops of water from a single application regardless of the size of the unit. This addition helps to remove internal moisture conditions allowing the sealant to reach its target destination and react to the moisture being deposited at the leak site.
My name is Paul Appler and I am the developer of this product. I would like to invite you to call me so we can discuss this in much greater detail then an email could ever possibly deliver.
Could you please elaborate on this? Our cans have a safety relief on the bottom of the can, this will only open if pressurized over 420psi. This is a feature that is on all our sealant cans. Could this have been another product? Please Call 866-548-3644 and speak with Jesse Homenuik Research & Development Assistant so we can properly follow up on this situation.
Originally Posted by yunggun
I delayed responding to your post to have a chemist friend review your product MSDS and your explanation of how the Superseal works. Based on the ingredients listed in your MSDS, the reaction with water does not and cannot initiate a polymerization reaction as you allege. Water reacts with your silicone compounds to release methanol and other alcohols. The only way your ingredients can be polymerized is with an acid and pre-polymerized silicone base. Your ingredients are classified as adhesion accelerators, and are used in silicone adhesives preparations that cure with acetic acid such as with RTV silicone's. The accelerators in your product are used in silicone adhesives because they are alcohol donors. The alcohols evaporate off with the acid to cure the RTV silicone base faster.
My chemist friend does not have any faith in your science and I will spare you his off color comments. One thing he did mention was that he would not be concerned with combining water with your ingredients such as with a wet system. He would be more concerned with any acid in the system which would cause your ingredients solidify. This may explain why we are running into locked compressors and plug expansion devices.