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    After the refrigeration system is repaired and...

    After the refrigeration system is repaired and functioning properly, check that the condensate drain has a P-trap that is properly holding water to prevent infiltration into the box. It needs to be...
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    "The solution to pollution is dilution" - Jim...

    "The solution to pollution is dilution" - Jim Ignatowski
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    "Experience is what you get thirty minutes after...

    "Experience is what you get thirty minutes after you need it" - Merv Kozey
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    The Egyptians actually used evaporative cooling...

    The Egyptians actually used evaporative cooling with R718 refrigerant (dihydrogen monoxide) thousands of years before Willis Carrier came up with electric air conditioning. Americans may have better...
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    Bbq don't lie!

    Bbq don't lie!
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    I stand corrected. I remember reading that it...

    I stand corrected. I remember reading that it shouldn't be spiralled and it shouldn't cross over itself. This manual says both are okay. Now I wonder if I read that or was told that. 🤔
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    Defrost Termination Fan Delay switch not working...

    Defrost Termination Fan Delay switch not working properly. Coil has to freeze the moisture onto the fins before the evap fan(s) start(s). This is to eliminate blowoff of moisture into the box which...
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    Instructions for a field built self regulating...

    Instructions for a field built self regulating heat tape state to not wrap the heat tape around the drainline. Lay it underneath the pipe or INSIDE the drainline. Power it on defrost cycle only or on...
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    Youtube has lots of videos how to service these...

    Youtube has lots of videos how to service these systems. R290 can be purchased at supplier for cheap in small canisters. Do NOT use torch until system charge is released to atmosphere and lines have...
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    You need to have enough net positive pressure at...

    You need to have enough net positive pressure at the pump inlet to make it work properly. Your described symptoms tell me you don't...

    An expansion tank is used in a chilled water system to...
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    Is the expansion tank waterlogged? You will need...

    Is the expansion tank waterlogged? You will need enough system pressure to keep the pumps from cavitating and have "pressured water" to the pump intake.
    Try adding air or nitrogen if you have it,...
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    Naval jelly, spray paint to match original oem...

    Naval jelly, spray paint to match original oem color.
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    ICE Tech support 1-844-423-9378

    ICE Tech support
    1-844-423-9378
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    Have dielectric unions been installed?

    Have dielectric unions been installed?
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    Jim, you will want to drain ALL the oil as it is...

    Jim, you will want to drain ALL the oil as it is POE which is very hygroscopic. This means that the oil absorbs moisture and will not release it. This is why Mineral and Alkylbenzene oil is supplied...
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    We use them a lot. More for swaging though....

    We use them a lot. More for swaging though. Flares do work but look sketchy at first. You need a good drill with a high rotational speed and it helps to preheat the copper if you have a weaker drill....
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    We've been looking into getting one. One of my...

    We've been looking into getting one. One of my techs has a small domestic sized unit and it cleans 2 square ft coils very well. Better than high pressure nitro. Looking st a $4K portable unit from...
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    I just re-read post #13 for the reasons you were...

    I just re-read post #13 for the reasons you were concerned about.
    So if you want to use conduit and pull it around a long sweep this is one of many solutions that a competent trained professional...
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    What reasons would necessitate the need to...

    What reasons would necessitate the need to replace the lineset in the future?
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    9 years life on a Veto bag is way too short! I...

    9 years life on a Veto bag is way too short! I guess the new ones made in China don't come close to the early quality units made in USA.
    Veto chose profit over quality by making that decision. They...
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    Invest in a Veto LC. Mine is now over 10 years...

    Invest in a Veto LC. Mine is now over 10 years old and going strong. I used to be able to bench over 300lbs and rip 4" phone books in half but wouldn't go bigger than an LC unless it was a backpack....
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    [QUOTE=BBeerme;24920741]POE is compatible with...

    [QUOTE=BBeerme;24920741]POE is compatible with all refrigerants.

    All new refrigerants but not compatible with R12.
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    Way to go! Winner winner chicken dinner!

    Way to go!
    Winner winner chicken dinner!
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    Collapsing 45 gallon drums is non hvac 😂

    Collapsing 45 gallon drums is non hvac 😂
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    Beautiful install! Push It does have a point...

    Beautiful install!
    Push It does have a point though.
    The galvanized clamps will corrode through copper due to the dissimilar metals. Probably not very quickly but galvanic action will cause...
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    So if you were to choose between Appion and...

    So if you were to choose between Appion and Bluevac, which one and why? Anything better than these?
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    Leak Lock has its' place and so does Nylog.

    Leak Lock has its' place and so does Nylog.
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    Yup. BTDT. It waves at you saying "Over here!" If...

    Yup. BTDT. It waves at you saying "Over here!" If you tape plastic or gloves over suspect components or connections that are not obviously inflated from escaping gas, cut a small slit in the plastic...
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    Even a $5000 Imager will show the same as your...

    Even a $5000 Imager will show the same as your cheaper unit IF there is NO temperature difference. As there is no refrigerant evaporating off of the top level of the liquid in the receiver like it...
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    [QUOTE=technocratic;24649651]I can't believe I...

    [QUOTE=technocratic;24649651]I can't believe I just used the word bling. Does it show I have highschool aged kids?

    Appion IS the new BLING.
    That is some groovy, far out, techno swag right there 😆
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    Thanks itsiceman, I agree it's possible in the...

    Thanks itsiceman,
    I agree it's possible in the right environment if all the planets align but the ice would still sublimate (maybe take longer) and you would have bigger problems with that much...
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    My son is being taught in trade school that if a...

    My son is being taught in trade school that if a vacuum is pulled too fast by having an oversized pump, the low pressure will freeze the moisture before it can pull it out. Anyone else ever hear...
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    Sure will. Just pour hot water over the receiver...

    Sure will. Just pour hot water over the receiver and the liquid level will show up considerably cooler than the vapour as the metal will not heat up with liquid touching it and will heat up a great...
  34. Thread: Flashlights

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    Flood-It rechargeable with rare earth magnetic...

    Flood-It rechargeable with rare earth magnetic feet. Expensive but perfect. Also have the cheap mastercraft two pack of weaponized led penlights that take triple A's for 16bux. 8 bux a light, bright...
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    Good post! 100% truth right there.

    Good post! 100% truth right there.
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    Brians' fan club!

    [QUOTE=Brian GC;21548001]Hey Tool, I know how you like to hear about my bike rides. Well, last Thursday I rode a hard pace around Lake Tahoe. 72.2 mi, 4,037' of elevation gain, 3 hours 57 min, 18mph...
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    Most definitely! I posted info a year after the...

    Most definitely! I posted info a year after the OP for that same reason. All I'm saying is that it would be decent for him to get back to us and post an update.

    597261
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    We'll probably never know. He posted it 4 years...

    We'll probably never know. He posted it 4 years ago and only has 9 posts in total. :cool:
  39. Thread: Chain Saws

    by koolkahuna
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    [QUOTE=BBeerme;20807691]I got to do that with a...

    [QUOTE=BBeerme;20807691]I got to do that with a machine gun once.


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    Oh wait, I read that wrong. It was only a four inch pine.

    Cool!
    I had a job with forestry collecting new growth tree...
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    [QUOTE=CleterD;20806851]I like the old saws even...

    [QUOTE=CleterD;20806851]I like the old saws even though they are heavy. My main saw is a Homelite Super XL that I bought used in the 70's. Recently picked this jem up, another heavy saw from the...
  41. Thread: Chain Saws

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    Sorry to hear about Husqvarna not backing up...

    Sorry to hear about Husqvarna not backing up their product. Never heard of that from husky before.
    I used to be a professional buckerman and I have a husky 181 32 years old and a 288 14 years old I...
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    You're on the fast track to learn a lot here....

    You're on the fast track to learn a lot here. Grab the handles, get the required information and hold on! It's gonna be a ride!
    Seriously, follow instructions and we will save your bacon brother.
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    I think now we are getting somewhere. You have...

    I think now we are getting somewhere. You have now posted some info we can use to help you. It sounds like you are indeed a refrig mechanic. We quite often get people who try to scam info out of us...
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    If he was this bad why work for him in the first...

    If he was this bad why work for him in the first place? Maybe he's feeling like a few of us on this site. That you may be the problem. We are happy to help other mechanics but you don't know enough...
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    Why would there be 25psi suction pressure at the...

    Why would there be 25psi suction pressure at the condenser? :(
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    Also used by duct cleaners. They call it a...

    Also used by duct cleaners. They call it a skipper. The air pulls the hose in and the backward facing air jets disturb the dust while the large vac truck pulls the dirt out.

    I can't see the pics...
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    Now that write their is funny!

    Now that write their is funny!
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    Does the compressor pass the three second test?...

    Does the compressor pass the three second test? Put your hand on the top of the hermetic can for 3 seconds. If you can't cause it's too hot then somerhing isn't right. Is the condenser dirty or water...
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    Brian, are you an HVAC/R mechanic? Your 20 year...

    Brian, are you an HVAC/R mechanic? Your 20 year old company you speak of, what trade(s) does it encompass?
    My thinking is that you should get a qualified tech to repair this, perhaps one of your own...
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    You definitely have a good temperament to handle...

    You definitely have a good temperament to handle a problem child.
    Good on ya!
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