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  1. #27
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    jared why not puff up the system with the 134a in it?? r22 is like gold now....

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    r22 isn that expensive and you wont be using that much

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    $ a bottle in my neck of the woods.....
    Last edited by beenthere; 10-27-2012 at 09:03 PM. Reason: price

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    Quote Originally Posted by primmers View Post
    there was no inulation on the suction line...

    has anyone had any success with the leak sealers you blow into a system?
    I have tryed stop leak on a couple of systems, it didn't cause any problems, but it also didn't work. If the leak is that big it might not help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primmers View Post
    jared why not puff up the system with the 134a in it?? r22 is like gold now....
    We're talking about 1-2 oz max. The reason you use R22 is because most leak detectors pick it up very good.

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    I work on Bev-Airs everyday. Not familiar with that particular unit but sounds like a leak. Restricted condition is probably due to moisture icing up in cap tube. It's imperative to pull a deep vacuum (300-500 mics) on these systems. Break the vacuum with nitro a couple times to get there. Pull all the insulation off the line set and see if your leak is there first. I find leaks there a lot. If the copper is badly corroded, the line set should be replaced from comp to cabinet. Hope this helps.

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    FYI, Bev-Airs can be a PITA to leak detect. I had one this summer that got the best of me and I was forced to admit defeat and sent it to the junkyard! In my defense, it was 15 years old.

  8. #34
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    HA! 15 year olds stuff is new in my area!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by primmers View Post
    HA! 15 year olds stuff is new in my area!!
    A lot of my equipment is on or near the beach, so 15 years equals major corrosion. I forget that equipment in other climates probably fairs much better. Of course,kitchens for instance, tend to be corrosive environments no matter where you are.

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    Driers warm as they pick up moisture, I think you defiantly have a leak, with POE oil and moisture you are going to be making acid big time.

    I didn't see where you had changed the drier maybe I missed that.

    You might want to look for a kink in the suction line. Look where it comes out of the cabinet, it is rare but I have seen it happen.

    Pretty sure you have some type of compound problem: low charge-leak, restriction hiside or lo side ....

  11. #37
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    driers warm when picking up water?????? really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by primmers View Post
    driers warm when picking up water?????? really?
    I was scratching my head on that one too........

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    I was scratching my head on that one too........
    I waiting for that one to be explained.
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