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    Flux capacitor

    So, I'm looking at an add on the side of my screen.
    Made by CPS, it's that Molecular Transformator.

    AKA, the flux capacitor.
    Even the website's spell check is telling me "Transformator" is not a word.

    I know what it does, but just the idea of naming it something that complex is insanity.

    We're an industry, where the acronym for "Thermostatic Expansion Valve" is TXV.
    Yes, I know, TEV is already taken. Blah blah.

    Seriously. Lets call it what it is.
    "Refrigerant Cooler."

    Side note:
    Has anyone used one yet?
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

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    it works great for distilling moonshine
    "If you've eliminated all other possibilities whatever remains must be the truth."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmsmars1 View Post
    it works great for distilling moonshine
    Thats kinda what I thought!

    I wonder if mash can mix with mineral oil, or it's more like 410a.
    I heard some manufacturers saying a nice blast of nitro makes it clean enough though.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Side note:
    Has anyone used one yet?
    No, I made one years ago out of some scrap 3/8" copper, and $1.50 worth of fittings.
    The CPS thing is about $135.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    So, I'm looking at an add on the side of my screen.
    Made by CPS, it's that Molecular Transformator.

    AKA, the flux capacitor.
    Even the website's spell check is telling me "Transformator" is not a word.

    I know what it does, but just the idea of naming it something that complex is insanity.

    We're an industry, where the acronym for "Thermostatic Expansion Valve" is TXV.
    Yes, I know, TEV is already taken. Blah blah.

    Seriously. Lets call it what it is.
    "Refrigerant Cooler."


    Side note:
    Has anyone used one yet?
    Secondary heat-exchanger would be more apropos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    Secondary heat-exchanger would be more apropos.
    apropos?

    But yeah. just something else.

    Mark, it sounds like you don't use it.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    I have used it, it works great with 410A especially when it is hot outside, was able to pull all of the 410A out of a system into one recovery can, I had the Flux capacitor in a bucket of cold water, had to change the water a number of times it got so hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Mark, it sounds like you don't use it.
    I use my $1.50 one quite often.

    I just find it funny that people pay $135 for that CPS thing.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    It sounds easier than keeping a hose running on top of the bottle in a wheel barrow.

    I'll have to do one with some of the copper I have and test it out this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    I use my $1.50 one quite often.

    I just find it funny that people pay $135 for that CPS thing.
    they just don't fart CFCs and bleed Mineral Oil like the refer dogs we are....

    I'm quoting Uncle now, when he first laid eyes on a Thrmo-whatever-it's-called...he said:"Only a guy with no refer experience would fall for that gimmick. Why would you pay someone a hundred bucks for something you can make your self?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    they just don't fart CFCs and bleed Mineral Oil like the refer dogs we are....

    I'm quoting Uncle now, when he first laid eyes on a Thrmo-whatever-it's-called...he said:"Only a guy with no refer experience would fall for that gimmick. Why would you pay someone a hundred bucks for something you can make your self?".
    I this one of those dual personality situations? I guess you wouldn't know anyway.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    No, I made one years ago out of some scrap 3/8" copper, and $1.50 worth of fittings.
    The CPS thing is about $135.
    Do you just stuff the copper in a bucket or is your setup a little more elaborate?
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    I am just wondering how much refer you lose to it.
    "If you've eliminated all other possibilities whatever remains must be the truth."

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