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    My favorite repair

    I spoted this condenser repair on the unit next to the one i was working on.
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    hey i did that one! i didnt have no couplings. just foolin, nice one.

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    That looks vulgar.
    Building Physics Rule #1: Hot flows to cold.


    Building Physics Rule #2:
    Higher air pressure moves toward lower air pressure


    Building Physics Rule #3:
    Higher moisture concentration moves toward lower moisture concentration.

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    OMG
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Lightbulb

    More surface area for better heat rejection.

    Thought it was easier that way.

    I give up.

    Most be cheaper, NOT.
    Waddya mean don't thaw out the frig with a knive?

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    I do that when I can't find a place to hang my guages.

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    I had one where a drunk guy emptied both barrels of his shotgun through the coil just to see what it would do. It was time for a new unit after that.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chesapeake View Post
    I had one where a drunk guy emptied both barrels of his shotgun through the coil just to see what it would do. It was time for a new unit after that.
    So what did it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintkennon View Post
    So what did it do?
    He said there was a boom followed by a large white cloud. I saw the two irregular entry holes going in one side and the small ones coming out the other. I laughed my arse off. I wish I had a picture, but it was before the time I started carrying a camera on jobs.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chesapeake View Post
    He said there was a boom followed by a large white cloud. I saw the two irregular entry holes going in one side and the small ones coming out the other. I laughed my arse off. I wish I had a picture, but it was before the time I started carrying a camera on jobs.

    That's pretty funny. I've been waiting for a condenser hit by a bullet. Hasn't happened, yet!

    Worst one I've ever seen was when a 1 HP condenser fan broke its mounting base and chopped through 6 tubes in the coil.

    That emptied a 700 pound rack pretty quickly.

    Did some ugly work there, but I managed to avoid using elbows!!!

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    I wish I had a picture of one I came across years ago.
    This was on an Ice merchandiser out door freezer. 1/3 HP CU running R 12. Must have had a leak in the second or third pass from the bottom of the coil, discharge from compressor. They took some 1/4 soft copper and coiled it in front of the condenser fins and held it in place with wire, then back into the fourth elbow from the bottom. Worked fine for at least 10 years like that before the compressor gave out.
    I r the king of the world!...or at least I get to stand on the roof and look down on the rest of yall

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    Hey, middle of the night call, you do what you can. It's functional, but looks pornographic.

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    Manifold holder

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