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    Confused superheat

    Good Morning
    When taking superheat on a doubledoor self contained refrigerator, its impossible to get to the evap. outlet without taking the cover down and some have the evap. fans mounted right on them. Lately I find myself doubting my readings at the compressor after working on a walk in. Do you think I'm getting a correct reading from the compressor?
    Thanks
    Lafam1

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    Nothings impossible. Difficult, maybe. Not impossible.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Nothings impossible. Difficult, maybe. Not impossible.
    Well Thank You 2sac, that was a great answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafam1 View Post
    Well Thank You 2sac, that was a great answer!
    Damn that's funny


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    Quote Originally Posted by lafam1 View Post
    Well Thank You 2sac, that was a great answer!
    Here's what I learned a long time ago. If I can't do it, there's someone else who will. The people that "do" are the ones working. The people that don't are sitting at home.
    Have the customer empty the box for you. Tell them to clean the rotten food and mold out of it while they're at it. Get your readings. I assume you are being paid by the hour? If it takes an extra hour to make sure the box is working properly, that money is going in your pocket. If you don't check it and it results in a callback, that money is coming out of your pocket whether yoor boss charges you for the call back or doesn't send you on the next call because you're not thourough enough. If it's the lunch rush, tell them you'll be back in the morning make sure it's empty.
    I check evap SH on an install, a txv replacement, a pump replacement, or if I am completely dumbfounded. I do not do it during a maintenance. No need unless there are obvious signs. Then it becomes chargeable. It's a win win for me.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Oh Al,
    It sounds like your saying getting a reading from the suction side of the compressor on a 2 door self contained refer. (or equivalent) is not good enough for superheat.

    Peg

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    Peg,Not saying it isn't good enough. Depends on what you're looking for.
    http://youtu.be/ZG0ft_5YXsA
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    AAHH Yes, They don't make em like that anymore.
    The dodge lives on in my 93 work van!
    Hail Al, You are the Master!

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