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    true reach in coolers

    What's everybody's average time to change out a compressor and cap tube for the average true reach in cooler? Specifically the kind that you have to do from the rear/side of the box since it doesn't have the slide out condenser setup. I believe they are type "n" compressors?

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    we bid about 4-5 hrs usually

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    Is that using a direct replacement compressor? We use the Tecumseh equivalent to save on cost. The differences in piping can be annoying, but hey, a buck is a buck.

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    Even with the most complicated I can't see it taking more than 5 hours. If you are efficient in your work. However, I think it depends on how motivated you are that day. Some days go really well and fairly smooth. Where as other days, you can't seem to get anything right and you find yourself having to do things more than once. Love those days. No job is ever than same. One if the things I love about this trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonray View Post
    Even with the most complicated I can't see it taking more than 5 hours. If you are efficient in your work. However, I think it depends on how motivated you are that day. Some days go really well and fairly smooth. Where as other days, you can't seem to get anything right and you find yourself having to do things more than once. Love those days. No job is ever than same. One if the things I love about this trade.
    x2...i changed an aka4460 in a true pizza prep table...took 2 1/2 hours..easy peasy...
    next day had to change an aea4440 on a true botte beer cooler, man what a pain. nothing went right haha

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    Yesterday, I brazed everything in, pulled a vacuum, went to charge system and then figured out I brazed the filter drier in without cutting the inlet cap off.

    I always feel like I'm going so slowly even when I don't do anything stupid, but I'm actually right on par from what I am hearing.

    Live and learn.

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    How do u braze in a filter drier without removing the cap?

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    However long it takes, it better be up and running by lunchtime.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    ...and if it's a upright, all day.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerik View Post
    How do u braze in a filter drier without removing the cap?
    I understood that as, he wanted to cut a few inches off of the existing cap tube.

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    Oh yah.. the imlet of the cap tube... gotcha

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    Yes spun drier. I would have caught a blocked cap tube much sooner in the process

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