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  1. #1
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    Modified Heatcraft service cap

    I came upon this gem today and was utterly amazed! I can imagine the conversation from the tech and his helper after they finished changing the compressor. "Hey Billy, we are missing a cap, lemme run down to the truck and grab a new one". "Listen here youngbuck, we don't have time for that. Lemme show you a trick that works wonders for leaky schraeders!"

    Yes, it is what it looks like. A rubber plug from the new compressor was slathered in leaklock and firmly placed over said leaky schraeder. I was amazed. This whole time I have been throwing them away thinking that they were useless.Name:  IMG_20121219_091927.jpg
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    Nice. It looks like the other plug is supporting the tubing. OEM compressor mounting hardware as well. Very Crafty.

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    Lol, this is classic.

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    Damn, I'v been in this buisness a long time and thought I new everything!

    Learned something new.

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    We just got this account back. Once the GM left the new GM picked his own service company. Needless to say the old GM is back and went back with us.

    I can tell exactly what equipment the previous service company touched because leak lock is on EVERYTHING. Schraeder cap, king valve caps, flare fittings, you name it. If it had threads and was a freezer, cooler, walkin and reachin, or ice machine that he touched. There is leak lock on it.

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    It keeps the nitrogen in the compressor...
    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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    wow.. that's crazy.. what a beautiful thing.

  8. #8
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    Maybe they sell channel locks as a side business too with their leak lock?

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    ive never used the stuff , any why would anyone ?

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzenuh View Post
    I came upon this gem today and was utterly amazed! I can imagine the conversation from the tech and his helper after they finished changing the compressor. "Hey Billy, we are missing a cap, lemme run down to the truck and grab a new one". "Listen here youngbuck, we don't have time for that. Lemme show you a trick that works wonders for leaky schraeders!"

    Yes, it is what it looks like. A rubber plug from the new compressor was slathered in leaklock and firmly placed over said leaky schraeder. I was amazed. This whole time I have been throwing them away thinking that they were useless.Name:  IMG_20121219_091927.jpg
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    That rubber plug has cracks been on there quite awhile ago.

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    this is what happens when you let your 5 year old son help out

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