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    Thumbs down HVAC/R super seal. My 1st experience

    I worked on a system 2 weeks ago that had a leak. I evacuated the system and charged with nitrogen but could not find the leak. This is a 5 ton ac only system with about a 100ft line set which is not accessible for about 50ft. I had not found this website at that time and didn't know any better, so as a last ditch effort I put in a can of the HVAC/R Super sucks.

    Well the system was fine for a week until yesterday when I got the call for no cooling.

    I had to replace the drier today . I'm going to cut it open tomorrow and see if I can get some pictures.

    I only wish I would have found this website and read some of the views about it here.

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    Here you go. Half of the dessicant balls dropped out in the trash, but they look just like what is shown. The end piece had all of the balls stuck to it and they fell off when I pulled it out.
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    nice pics
    proves not to use that crap
    If con is the opposite of pro
    is congress the opposite of progress?

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    Nice picks like iron said proves that stuff is crap.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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    Is that third picture a solid clump of crap?

    That is as good of evidence as any.


    I think that a permanent place in the wall of shame is in order, here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Is that third picture a solid clump of crap?

    That is as good of evidence as any.


    I think that a permanent place in the wall of shame is in order, here!
    YES make it a sticky
    If con is the opposite of pro
    is congress the opposite of progress?

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Is that third picture a solid clump of crap?

    That is as good of evidence as any.


    I think that a permanent place in the wall of shame is in order, here!


    Quote Originally Posted by iron View Post
    YES make it a sticky
    X3 ya got my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Is that third picture a solid clump of crap?

    That is as good of evidence as any.


    I think that a permanent place in the wall of shame is in order, here!
    Yes the 3rd picture is a solid clump of crap. It was completely solid and about 3/8" thick until I had to distort it to get it out of the housing. I'd say there was a good 10F temperature drop across the drier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron View Post
    nice pics
    proves not to use that crap
    I'm done with it. I will not recommend it and will highly recommend staying away from it. I went back to the supply house to put in my formal complaint and one of the guys in there said he's used it a few times and he's lost two compressors from systems that have had this put in within a few weeks.

    Let this be warning to all, that if you decide to use this, at a minimum you need to install a new drier.

    This stuff reacts with Oxygen. What's in a drier, moisture? What's mositure, H2OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhh no...

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    Thanks for posting that. Luckily I'm old school and never used it.

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    I have had no problems been using it for three years you have to follow manf. instructions when looking for leaks you always change the drier after all where do you think all the moisture and air go. Super seal reacts to these type of things.

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