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    It depends on the type of refrigerant and oil in...

    It depends on the type of refrigerant and oil in the systems. Some systems donít like it while others donít care so much.

    I canít speak for automotive, they do things a little different from the...
  2. Whatís behind the filter? Sent from my...

    Whatís behind the filter?


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    To add. If itís starting to fail now you donít...

    To add. If itís starting to fail now you donít know how quickly it will take a dive. Since you are not there every day to check it itís best to change it proactively and avoid the call back. They may...
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    If itís failed then itís failed. Doesnít matter...

    If itís failed then itís failed. Doesnít matter how good it used to be. Itís not good anymore.


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    I do the same when reaming also, but when using a...

    I do the same when reaming also, but when using a file on the end of a pipe the paper towel or cloth that is stuck in the pipe would get in the way and possibly jammed inside the pipe... it could...
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    Trouble Making Flares

    I wouldnít doubt that information, Iíve not read literature on how to do it Iím just speaking from experience. Wouldnít filing introduce the possibility to contaminate the inside of the pipe with...
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    When I make a flare I do not ream the pipe after...

    When I make a flare I do not ream the pipe after cutting it. I just clamp it and flare it. Removing the sharp burr can damage the face of the flare and also allow it to crack easier when forming the...
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    I use the same, but the ones my supplier carries...

    I use the same, but the ones my supplier carries come in a box and are white. For what itís worth though they are basically the same thing.


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  9. Iím sure he knows a lot more than you think. You...

    Iím sure he knows a lot more than you think. You sound confident and full of book knowledge, but knowing how to use it, when to bend it, and what itís limits are, take experience similar of what that...
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    I got my sheet metal ticket first also. If you...

    I got my sheet metal ticket first also. If you have an interest in it then take the Refrigeration course next. You wonít regret it. Although slightly related, they are two completely different trades...
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    I live in Canada also and if we waited for warm...

    I live in Canada also and if we waited for warm weather then nothing would get done. Just run the heat strips to generate load in the room first, then switch to cooling and block off the condenser....
  12. Buy a Fluke? Sent from my iPhone using...

    Buy a Fluke?


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    Take care of your own health right now. When you...

    Take care of your own health right now. When you have apprentices working under your care then take care of their health also. You are teaching them how to do their job, but also how to do it safely....
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    If you canít safely do the job because the...

    If you canít safely do the job because the employer canít provide adequate safety gear then the job should not be done. You are the tech who will pay the price for using an old dirty insufficient...
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    What type of metering device does it have and...

    What type of metering device does it have and what method did you use to determine the correct charge?


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    You really need to get your post count up and...

    You really need to get your post count up and apply for pro membership. According to your last thread you should have been out of school for a year now. All that is asked is for you to interact with...
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    What meter were you using when you were checking...

    What meter were you using when you were checking for continuity?


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    A/C using semiconductor

    They got an award for using a product in a way itís already being used and calling it new? Did they ever pull the wool over their eyes!

    I donít see how it would be better for the environment. They...
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    I miss read your first post. I thought it was...

    I miss read your first post. I thought it was tripping the breaker. Still could be a short but also check your incoming power to it. Make sure voltage is correct and connections are secure.

    Not...
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    Keep looking. You have a short somewhere in the...

    Keep looking. You have a short somewhere in the control circuit.


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    Ahh, that sounds like a job to take apart. You...

    Ahh, that sounds like a job to take apart. You probably want to opt for a more permanent solution rather than tape (can be temporary sometimes). With that in mind I would suggest using paint, glue,...
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    I use the same balancer (not sure of brand but...

    I use the same balancer (not sure of brand but looks similar). It works well. You could shave plastic off the heavy side to balance it. Just be sure not to go too thin. You could also apply a wrap...
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    Dry ice and thermoses.... Iíve put dry ice...

    Dry ice and thermoses....

    Iíve put dry ice into pop bottles before, I would never strap that to my back though ;)

    https://youtu.be/nZHGK37jBp8


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    Well that does seem like a pretty cheep option...

    Well that does seem like a pretty cheep option also.

    I gotta admit, whenever I go into an attic I always wonder how I can take LESS stuff up there with me, these suits and hoses and bottles seem...
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    Honestly though, Iím having a hard time...

    Honestly though, Iím having a hard time visualizing what you are describing. Why the tube in tube HX? Iím sure it would make more sense to me if you had a chicken scratch drawing to aid this...
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    Chilled coveralls for attic work!

    I feel like alcohol has already been introduced...



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  27. Thread: Restriction

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    Could be one possibility. What steps were taken...

    Could be one possibility. What steps were taken to protect the TXV from heat Damage?


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  28. Thread: Restriction

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    How do you know the TXV is throttling open if the...

    How do you know the TXV is throttling open if the distributors are plugged? Something you are saying isnít making sense here.

    Is this a new system? What is it serving?

    What type of refrigerant...
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    Have you considered using an ultrasonic flow...

    Have you considered using an ultrasonic flow sensor? They can measure very small flow rates. Not sure if it is compatible with your control circuits, you would need to look into that. The ones Iíve...
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    Why donít you tell us what projects you have...

    Why donít you tell us what projects you have planned for it. That will greatly help us make better suited recommendations.


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    For a 3/8Ē homeowner drill I would suggest this...

    For a 3/8Ē homeowner drill I would suggest this one. This is the one I bought my mom and dad years ago and itís held up to their tasks just fine.

    ...
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    HydroxyChloroQuine... does it work or not???

    That would never fly in Canada. We started releasing prisoners that were ate risk of becoming ill due to covid.... I donít get it myself but someone Iím sure has logic for it somewhere.

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    Why donít you tell us how you came across this...

    Why donít you tell us how you came across this job and what experience you have. Itís hard to help you if we donít know your capabilities.


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    Subcooling Question

    Without looking up the unit Iím going to assume this unit has a condenser mounted TXV with a ďlow pressure liquid lineĒ that runs between the TXV and the evaporator coil.

    Do you have a service...
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    Iím not familiar with your unit in particular but...

    Iím not familiar with your unit in particular but I have found if water accumulated in the pressure switch tubing then it can cause errors to occurs. Is it possible the condensate drain is failing to...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200413/5645ccf0...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200413/5645ccf0cc5d8d7f809486f0f5ac3765.jpg


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  37. Use different chemicals in the pool. Sent...

    Use different chemicals in the pool.


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    I canít see either of the two attachments either....

    I canít see either of the two attachments either. Can they be reposted by someone who can open them or by the OP if they use a different method?


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    Tell us what good looks like. What did you...

    Tell us what good looks like.

    What did you read at the safeties?

    What was your low side doing when your high side went up?


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    That feature is there for energy efficiency, but...

    That feature is there for energy efficiency, but if you donít like it then it can usually be turned off. The process to do that is different for various models.


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  41. Thread: Rookie move

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    Rookie move

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200407/fdef682be1a6acdb65de112a0059c400.jpg

    What a rookie, they cut the extension bars WAY too long!


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    So Iím curious... if within the next few months a...

    So Iím curious... if within the next few months a headline reads ďWife kills husband for chewing too loudĒ, is that considered a Covid related death?


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    Takete, you have 116 posts but your profile has...

    Takete, you have 116 posts but your profile has you labeled as a regular guest. Have you ever signed up for professional status before?


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    You said you had a TXV didnít you? You shouldnít...

    You said you had a TXV didnít you? You shouldnít be charging it by superheat. You charge it by subcooling. If superheat isnít maintaining an acceptable number then the TXV either needs to be adjusted...
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    Having an 18 foot column of liquid sitting on the...

    Having an 18 foot column of liquid sitting on the compressor head could force liquid back through the discharge valve if it starts to get worn, or just given enough time. Iíve cut a scroll apart...
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    I was going to suggest that it may have been the...

    I was going to suggest that it may have been the meter auto ranging but it sounds like you found the solution.

    Thanks for posting the solution that you found!


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    Iím going a slightly opposite route. I think no...

    Iím going a slightly opposite route. I think no stress coming home from work will make for happier couples and may lower divorce rate while boosting birth rate.


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    Recovering to the high side would probably be...

    Recovering to the high side would probably be your safest course of action if you suspect a large quantity of liquid remains in the suction side. You said you thought there might be liquid in the...
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    The reason I questioned is because your profile...

    The reason I questioned is because your profile still has you listed as a Regular Guest, not a Professional Member when I view it. You may want to contact admin about that so it doesnít cause more...
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    You posted quicker than I, looks like youíve...

    You posted quicker than I, looks like youíve answered many of my questions in that post... still a few remaining.


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