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    They are essentially out of business. Something...

    They are essentially out of business. Something to do with a bad partnership/business deal with UEI


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  2. Thread: Appion vcrt

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    What about the blu-vac core tools? Sent from...

    What about the blu-vac core tools?


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  3. Thread: Appion vcrt

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    That checks off the list of what I figured the...

    That checks off the list of what I figured the issue could have been.

    Ive got a few of them and never had any issues.

    But - obviously your having some problems, so try another brand.

    The JB...
  4. Thread: Appion vcrt

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    What type of micron gauge, and where do you...

    What type of micron gauge, and where do you connect it?


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    Ball valve wont stop an issue if the pump looses...

    Ball valve wont stop an issue if the pump looses power when your not there.


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    Pretty sure he was just pulling on the hose and...

    Pretty sure he was just pulling on the hose and micron gauge.




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    Thats very interesting Sent from my iPhone...

    Thats very interesting


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    I take it you found a KF-16 adaptor to mate right...

    I take it you found a KF-16 adaptor to mate right up to the pump like that.

    Thats the same way my set up works.

    Did you get a tee as part of the kit for 2 hose operations?


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    Oh, the other way to do it would be to pump...

    Oh, the other way to do it would be to pump liquid from the cylinder back in. It will go way faster.

    Another item of caution. If you pulled refrigerant out of the machine as liquid, much of the...
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    No I mean hook the pump to the tank, and put the...

    No I mean hook the pump to the tank, and put the micron gauge on the other port on the tank.

    You might have a small leak in the manifold you made. My guess would be at the pump connection. How did...
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    Yeah, Try it connected to an empty tank. For...

    Yeah,

    Try it connected to an empty tank. For whatever reason vacuum seems to do better with some volume to work with.



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    I like it. You could make some trim plates from...

    I like it. You could make some trim plates from sheet metal and paint them black.

    I bet that pump works wayyy better with the mods.

    Nice!

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    Did you make any mods? Sent from my iPhone...

    Did you make any mods?


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    Here is the thread where I tore it down. ...

    Here is the thread where I tore it down.

    Fieldpiece vp85
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    Anyone using NAVAC tools ? Thoughts?

    I have no experience with Navac. If your wanting to get rid of it, maybe its not good. I guess I just assumed it was.

    Personally I wont buy another FP pump. But if you want it that bad, just buy...
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    I have JB pumps that have been modified. And my...

    I have JB pumps that have been modified.
    And my hoses are custom. There is a whole thread on the development. Its a long thread.

    But prior to that I used the Appion Megaflow hoses - 2 of them...
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    If you really want to up your vacuum game, the...

    If you really want to up your vacuum game, the best on the market is the bluvac hose set up. Unless you build your own, those have the largest internal diameter on the market.

    You will see a...
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    And thats being generous on what the 1/4 hose can...

    And thats being generous on what the 1/4 hose can do really the ID is more like 3/32 so even less capacity

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    Save your money. From where Im standing, you have...

    Save your money. From where Im standing, you have 2 quality vacuum pumps already.

    Spend your money on hose set ups, power tools, or anything you want. Or just save it. I see no reason to have more...
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    Briskheat makes a variety of heater sizes, one...

    Briskheat makes a variety of heater sizes, one specifically for 30 lb refrigerant cylinders. They can be had from grainger.

    Just search drum heaters. Take the diameter of the cylinder to narrow it...
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    That someone was me. Wait, you already have 2...

    That someone was me.

    Wait, you already have 2 working pumps. Whats wrong with that?

    Your not gonna see much difference between 7 and 8 cfm.

    Your gonna see much bigger strides once you start...
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    JB performs better, has a smaller foot print, and...

    JB performs better, has a smaller foot print, and parts are readily available from many vendors, even though you really wont need parts until after several years.

    Im one of the guys that tinker in...
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    Its gotta be for capacity of the filter. ...

    Its gotta be for capacity of the filter.

    Hardly anyone looks, but most suction driers simply line sized do not have much capacity, and those look to be small.




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    Is that a typical condenser leveling technique in...

    Is that a typical condenser leveling technique in your area?

    All Ive ever seen is gravel below the poly pad, concrete, or angle brackets.

    Also, is this all just side work? Since your working at...
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    What is a Vertical?




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    Just go to Airgas or any other Welding gas...

    Just go to Airgas or any other Welding gas supply. They should be able to set you up.

    Its been over a decade since I used CO2. I seem to remember an adapter similar to what you posted. Required a...
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    Ive used unregulated co2 many times. But I have...

    Ive used unregulated co2 many times. But I have not carried co2 in over a decade. Just takes up space.


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    Tom, How long did that take to make? Sent...

    Tom,
    How long did that take to make?


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    X2 I can really appreciate the effort,...

    X2

    I can really appreciate the effort, craftsmanship and thought put into that.

    I really like how the shelving is all hung leaving the floor completely open.



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    Either get a different reg or try cleaning coils...

    Either get a different reg or try cleaning coils with something else.

    Air compressor, or better yet, a water hose.


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    There is a ton of ammonia systems in Chicago. All...

    There is a ton of ammonia systems in Chicago. All are warehouse, packaging and processing type applications. And ice rinks, but many are going away from that.

    Nothing small in this market, and I...
  33. Draw and post a schematic of how you think it...

    Draw and post a schematic of how you think it should go, and we will review that


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  34. What exactly are you having trouble with. On your...

    What exactly are you having trouble with. On your last post someone posted a general wiring guide with very good examples.

    Is there a specific sensor type or power source or actuator application...
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    Change Device Instance On JCI VMA1620?

    When you upload, there should be an advanced options link. Open that and check the boxes that say boot and main.

    That will bring the controller to the same version of CCT/PCT.

    But - be certain...
  36. Measured static pressures are reliable. In that,...

    Measured static pressures are reliable. In that, what you measure is an accurate reading of the pressure at that point in the system, and at that time. And when you see it change, that reading is...
  37. I would call that a Venturi effect. Sent...

    I would call that a Venturi effect.


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  38. Are you using an analog input to the chiller for...

    Are you using an analog input to the chiller for the remote settings or trying to use written points in bacnet?

    Cause if your doing it via hardwired points, then I believe you need to have the...
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    The app worked fine for my purposes, but was...

    The app worked fine for my purposes, but was definitely not a streamlined, polished app like MQ.

    I just use the workbench page. Then the nonstop crashing. Have not really had the chance to use...
  40. Sounds like a setting or 2 in the chiller through...

    Sounds like a setting or 2 in the chiller through the user interface requires adjustment.

    Have the model number of the chiller?


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    How does it compare in physical size to the...

    How does it compare in physical size to the globesaver?


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    Also do you have another pump such as a JB or...

    Also do you have another pump such as a JB or yellow jacket for a side by side size comparison?


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    Is that an ammonia set up? Sent from my...

    Is that an ammonia set up?


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    No, not during operation. No need to change how...

    No, not during operation. No need to change how you run the torch. You obviously know how to braze. I meant when your done. Instead of blowing out the torch with high oxy pressure, you could just...
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    You could just turn the ace down Sent from...

    You could just turn the ace down


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    I set mine the same way. Balance pressure. ...

    I set mine the same way. Balance pressure.




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    That job sounds like a losing battle.


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    I dont think it matters where the pressure drop...

    I dont think it matters where the pressure drop occurs, but the regulator is more efficiently doing it.

    With a bigger tip, probably not much of an issue. Smaller tip, then the throttle point on...
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    If they had complete braze free version with...

    If they had complete braze free version with adaptors with flare nuts, then I could see a place for it in the VRF market. But even then, do you want your job to be the guinea pig?


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    Always start by doing maintenance on the burner,...

    Always start by doing maintenance on the burner, pilots, flame rods, ignitors, etc...


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