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    some people....

    This was a routine maintenance on a new customer. The unit had been there for two years and hadn't been touched since installation. I was called because the installers had disappeared shortly there after. Imagine my surprise when I popped off the liquid cap and got high pressure liquid pouring out all over my hands. The installers forgot to replace the shreader valve.
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    I'm surprised you got it all the way off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan_L View Post
    The installers forgot to replace the shreader valve.

    Forgot??? Probably didnt know any better...who wants to bet those things were popped out of there because the "installers" thought they were plugs! Bet they brazed that thing in and didnt even bother with a vac either. Sorry to see an innocent guy get hurt like that. Heat'em and Cheat'em strikes again.
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    Dang, that looks like it hurts

    OK, You convinced me I'll wear my Leather gloves.

    Like a guy I used to work with alway said, "always assume the person working on the system before you was an idiot, your safer that way"
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    That looks painful, Hope you went to the doctor
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    Ouch I think Ill always wear my gloves now.

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    Man, I don't know what to say. The guys before you are at fault. But you should have noticed the oil and pressure coming from the valve. I can call it as negligence on both ends. Sorry dude.
    As field tech's we have to be aware of such idiotic manoeuvres. Safety first, got to take care of the kids, but first myself.
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    not denying the fact that I should have noticed, but live and learn. I made a mistake and suffered for it, thats the way it goes. I know better now, and by the looks of it there are a few others that will pay more attention from now on.

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    Was that from the heat of the liquid or the freezing of the freon?Damn dude I know that had to hurt. My thoughts are with your hand.
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    I always keep gloves in my tool bag. The problem is sometimes I forget to wear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan_L View Post
    This was a routine maintenance on a new customer. The unit had been there for two years and hadn't been touched since installation. I was called because the installers had disappeared shortly there after. Imagine my surprise when I popped off the liquid cap and got high pressure liquid pouring out all over my hands. The installers forgot to replace the shreader valve.
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    Damn Dude!!!

    It must have hit you hard!

    My skin is so rough on my fingers and palm that I've poured liquid R22 on them before to watch the liquid boil and it don't seem to hurt. Of course it takes a second to be gone. That must have REALLY came out of there good!

    Is it safe to assume your first reaction was to try and get the cap back on and that it sprayed on you trying to do that?
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    I guess the installers thought those were spare parts. Did you stand back and let it blow or try to put a schrader in there?

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