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    receiver on a cap tube system

    On a reach in cooler is it wrong to have a condenser with a receiver? Thanks

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    Not a good combo. What's the model # of this unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldpizzaguy View Post
    On a reach in cooler is it wrong to have a condenser with a receiver? Thanks
    A refrigeration system using a capillary tube expansion device is, by definition, a critically charged system.

    A refrigeration system using a receiver is, by definition, not a critically charged system.

    Attempting to apply a capillary tube on a system having a receiver is attempting a contradiction.
    If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

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    Normally no. Have seen some RIs with remote condensing units that has them, TXV set up though.

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    According to nccer receivers are of little to no value with a fixed metering device. That gives me the impression that it wouldn't hurt anything but is pointless.

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    A capillary tube cannot work properly with a receiver. Yes, you can get the system to cool, but that doesn't mean it's working right.

    Here's a past thread which gets into more detail on the subject: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....-tube-question

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    Funny, I have several factory build systems that run from -60c to -150c with caps and receivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    Funny, I have several factory build systems that run from -60c to -150c with caps and receivers.
    ULT. Different animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    Funny, I have several factory build systems that run from -60c to -150c with caps and receivers.
    Do you have any piping diagrams for these? It would be interesting to see what they're doing differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    Funny, I have several factory build systems that run from -60c to -150c with caps and receivers.


    Our ULT are cap tube and no receivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Our ULT are cap tube and no receivers
    Maybe he's talking about an HX. Kinda looks like a receiver.

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    Expansion chamber...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmclifton View Post
    Expansion chamber...
    While that would be considered a receiver...technically, it's not exactly the type we were referring to.

    Perhaps jimp is just having a bit of fun.

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