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    CO2 is harmless. CO is accepted as O2 by our...

    CO2 is harmless. CO is accepted as O2 by our lungs and will kill.
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    Co2 not a good leak trace! Ambient fresh air has...

    Co2 not a good leak trace! Ambient fresh air has about 400ppm and we have a lot more on our breath.
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    Asics make a line of shoe that is very good for...

    Asics make a line of shoe that is very good for plantar fasciitis especially when used with an insert from Tradehome shoes. My wife has hers under control with this.
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    Until I got the H10pro, all leak detectors caused...

    Until I got the H10pro, all leak detectors caused me to question my sanity at some point. I like it it doesnít alarm on soap bubbles etc. it will go off on Nu-Blast due to the propellant.
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    The KT-53-VC TEV element went from a green color...

    The KT-53-VC TEV element went from a green color to a blue color. Just saying.
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    Heís busy piping in a new rack. No time to play...

    Heís busy piping in a new rack. No time to play with toys I suppose.
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
  8. Thread: Filer dryer

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    I like that. The house side of the dryer. Wait...

    I like that. The house side of the dryer. Wait what if itís inside?
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    TEVs do fail, but they almost never fail with low...

    TEVs do fail, but they almost never fail with low superheat usually itís high superheat.
    What line of EEVs are you having such good success with? A major gas station chain in my area has had such...
  10. Thread: Filer dryer

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    It will neutralize acid, filter out contaminants,...

    It will neutralize acid, filter out contaminants, and absorb moisture.
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    Yes. But they can only react as fast as their...

    Yes. But they can only react as fast as their temperature and pressure sensors. And by the time the sensor reacts, and the stepper motor drives the valve closed, it is very common to have periods of...
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    EEV sure know how to dump liquid to the...

    EEV sure know how to dump liquid to the compressor on startup or when they want to.
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    I had a airflow pressure switch kick my tail once...

    I had a airflow pressure switch kick my tail once but it caused a cool fail not a chattering contactor.
  15. Code says need it. Havenít found much moisture or...

    Code says need it. Havenít found much moisture or dirt in them though, and havenít had valve inlet screen plug as a result of no drip leg.
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    Donít run it long and donít leave it that way.

    Donít run it long and donít leave it that way.
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    Hmmm

    Hmmm
  18. Thread: Need new TXV?

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    I do not agree.

    I do not agree.
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    I looked at your profile gatorman, I see you are...

    I looked at your profile gatorman, I see you are a tech... maybe this thread should be moved to ďTech to techĒ instead of Ask Our Pros.

    Here is some info - hopefully not too much for the public...
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    I have a relay good idea for you... ;)

    I have a relay good idea for you... ;)
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    Chuck thanks for the report, how did you get to...

    Chuck thanks for the report, how did you get to the coil fins with only one section of product out? Maybe through the fan?
  22. Thread: Overcharged

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    I have rolled down the window with intent to vent

    I have rolled down the window with intent to vent
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    We have a tech that does that on self...

    We have a tech that does that on self contained.... ďfans not coming on had to blast fan delay with CO2Ē
    And when we run the Callback we find an undercharge or evap starved for refrigerant.
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    (Dear you,) No, itís a sealed bulb and it should...

    (Dear you,)
    No, itís a sealed bulb and it should hold its charge without expiring.
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    Also on bigger systems you can harm the...

    Also on bigger systems you can harm the compressor. An Addison unit that I work on has a liquid line solenoid and if you hold in the contactor it just runs the compressor in a vacuum.
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    Yeah I was wondering how you would have to pay a...

    Yeah I was wondering how you would have to pay a recovery fee when itís all gonna leak out anyway.
    Especially on a 1 lb system.
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    Haha well I didnít say fix! Just nice to know...

    Haha well I didnít say fix! Just nice to know where the gas is going.
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    Well really now. How about finding the leak?

    Well really now. How about finding the leak?
  29. Gauges on backward, dryer plugged with easy seal.

    Gauges on backward, dryer plugged with easy seal.
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    I have a ZX but it always seemed like the sensor...

    I have a ZX but it always seemed like the sensor lost its edge fairly quickly.
  31. Keep it oiled it will be fine.... haha

    Keep it oiled it will be fine.... haha
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    From what chuck told me last night, it will go...

    From what chuck told me last night, it will go off if you turn it on itís side.
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    Haha. I did the same at my place. I replaced the...

    Haha. I did the same at my place. I replaced the 2008 Goodman furnace but the 1988 Carrier A-coil remains.
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    Well, it is a Lennox A-coil, hmmm

    Well, it is a Lennox A-coil, hmmm
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    I do, in big coolers and freezers.

    I do, in big coolers and freezers.
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    Guess I should have done my homework. Thx.

    Guess I should have done my homework. Thx.
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    The specs are .030 oz/year (Stratus) vs .006...

    The specs are .030 oz/year (Stratus) vs .006 oz/year (H10Pro) so the Stratus is pretty good but wonít catch a fly farting in a gale.

    Put another way, the H10 leak spec is 5X smaller. Main...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190717/2b795f7f...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190717/2b795f7f9728796203c062eea3f74815.jpg

    Leaking since October 2016.
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    It contains r11 who knows what the blend might be.

    It contains r11 who knows what the blend might be.
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    For what itís worth. The actual leak rate on...

    For what itís worth. The actual leak rate on those bottles is less than .5 oz/yr. Iíve had an extra laying around the van for 2.5 years and the level is still nearly full.
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    Copy/paste from H10G manual which uses same pn...

    Copy/paste from H10G manual which uses same pn bottle.

    The calibrated reference leak is a removal bottle containing halogen gas R11, and is calibrated to provide a leak equivalent to...
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    Itís R11 with a leak rate calibrated to simulate...

    Itís R11 with a leak rate calibrated to simulate .5 oz/year of 134a.
  44. Also in bold letters they state that you are not...

    Also in bold letters they state that you are not supposed to mix refrigerants. So they are recommending you install it with air in the system. Yikes.
  45. Yeah thatís interesting. R12a is a Hydrocarbon...

    Yeah thatís interesting. R12a is a Hydrocarbon (HC) which means it is fully flammable. For liability reasons I cannot tell you what to do.

    On R290 (propane) systems we pull a vacuum like normal...
  46. Can you post a picture or a verbatim description...

    Can you post a picture or a verbatim description of the big bold warning? Typically you would want to break the final vacuum with refrigerant only.
  47. Thread: need help

    by knave
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    Assuming refrigerant charge is correct and...

    Assuming refrigerant charge is correct and expansion valve is set for proper superheat, low evaporator temps are caused by not enough heat (load) transferring in the evaporator.
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    Look at considering how to find the service...

    Look at considering how to find the service manual for your appliance.
    As far as I know we cannot give DIY information here.
  49. The EACs I have worked on have not done a good...

    The EACs I have worked on have not done a good job of protecting the system. What EAC do you have?
  50. Thread: Appion G5 Twin

    by knave
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    Restriction on outlet. Get a bigger hose and hook...

    Restriction on outlet. Get a bigger hose and hook to vapor port
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