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  1. #1
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    Only the second time in 20 some yrs. I ain't proud but got AC up and running for a day until I could replace the head. Balanced charge by superheat.
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    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

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    That washer is alot cheaper than the quarter I've used..
    "Value our Differences"

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    I didn't know you could do that. What was the problem? Bulb lost it's charge?

    At first I thought you went to the nuddy bar.

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    I've filed down dimes (hope the treasury dept. doesn't read this)

    Some tx's have 2 pushrods , some have 1.

    It's an emergency only deal...can reap pain on a system if you are not careful.

    A buddy of mine took out a rack (washed out oil) because he didn't completely check after doing this.

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    It's got to do with load predicting not checking. You're changing the metering device to a fixed orifice basically and if you do it when it's 75 outside and have a 10 superheat you might have no superheat when it's 95 outside. We once took over a Full Maintenance contract where the previous contractor set us up with a couple of these.

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    Thats pretty slick, looks like they had the bulb mounted just a tad bit tight

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by swampfox
    Thats pretty slick, looks like they had the bulb mounted just a tad bit tight
    They smooshed it so it would fit under the clamp!

  8. #8
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    I'm going to a call on Monday with a new power head. The old one lost its charge so I smashed the bulb with ChannelLocks.

    Now to put this washer/quarter/filed dime in, you must pump the system down right?
    R2B4BTU

  9. #9
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    otto

    I mashed the bulb first, no help. Pumped system down, cut tube off, no pressure. Easier to remove without bulb assembly on it. So the answer is yes, pump it down. Be careful if you have any pressure when you take head off, will shoot pushrods out. Dry valve off too. Don't want any water around. Hope to see you in Baltimore.
    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

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