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  1. #1
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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.
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by powerup View Post
    I do that when I can't find a place to hang my guages.
    lol
    Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things!

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    That may violate an HVAC man checking the other unit.

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    Good grief! It's not that hard to get that little nipple in there, this dude was overthinking here.

    My two favorite similar repairs (using nipple only) that I have made was when my uncle was using the cond. for a table saw to build a dog house, lucky for me he only went thru the top row.

    The other was when my kid was showing off his bow an arrow. Up with the arrow and down into my outdoor unit. in middle of winter a few weeks after Christmas.

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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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