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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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. Thread: need help

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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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. Thread: Appion G5 Twin

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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
  16. I can agree with this.

    I can agree with this.
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    I want to see the Stratus sense the H10 reference...

    I want to see the Stratus sense the H10 reference bottle...
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    True enough. I mistakenly was thinking DTek made...

    True enough. I mistakenly was thinking DTek made the PGM-IR
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    Haha. Well this guru joined in 2009, not sure why...

    Haha. Well this guru joined in 2009, not sure why Lazarus came at me like that
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    Put it this way, the H10pro spanks the $3000...

    Put it this way, the H10pro spanks the $3000 PGMIR, why would the Stratus be better?
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    I would like to be clear. Are you implying that I...

    I would like to be clear. Are you implying that I am the guru?
  22. Are you running it in dry mode or cool mode? ...

    Are you running it in dry mode or cool mode?

    Keep in mind the modulation starts about 3į above target room temp, yes the blower always runs in cool mode. Is it possibly oversized? If so, select...
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    I donít want to start another thread but I have a...

    I donít want to start another thread but I have a question. Would Fieldpiece/ MeasureQuick be a good app to use if I simply needed a single pipe temp measurement?
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    Guru
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    You were correct on R-S being highest ohms. But...

    You were correct on R-S being highest ohms. But C-R is lower than C-S!!!!!
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    Good. Having a firm grasp on electrical...

    Good. Having a firm grasp on electrical troubleshooting will take you farther than most.
    Have you studied Watts law & Ohms law, and how they work together? Can you find common, start, and run by...
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    Sorry, yes, H10pro

    Sorry, yes, H10pro
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    Good luck.

    Good luck.
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    If they have a lot of basement registers open the...

    If they have a lot of basement registers open the cold air wants to drop into the basement, and this causes low return temps, cold basement, and longer runtime.
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    They are the same voltage, so 0v potential...

    They are the same voltage, so 0v potential between them.

    With the switch (tstat) closed, you could look at it as one long wire and you would be measuring the voltage at each end of it.
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    During cooling, R,Y, and G will measure 27v to...

    During cooling, R,Y, and G will measure 27v to common

    During heating, R and W will measure 27v to common
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    Why is the return air 64į? Some recirculation, or...

    Why is the return air 64į? Some recirculation, or a cold basement?
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    Hmm. This escalated.

    Hmm. This escalated.
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    Because the system wasnít designed for a 64į set...

    Because the system wasnít designed for a 64į set point.
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    A spoiled rotten, I mean a good friend of mine is...

    A spoiled rotten, I mean a good friend of mine is about to get a company provided Stratus and he already has an H10. Iím sure he will keep me posted.
  36. Thread: Replace TXV ???

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    I donít believe you need any different txv. It is...

    I donít believe you need any different txv. It is doing ok. If you want to prove this temporarily pull the bulb off the suction line or loosen it to get your superheat down. Your temp split wonít...
  37. Thread: Replace TXV ???

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    You did not mention outdoor ambient. I would be...

    You did not mention outdoor ambient. I would be checking the compressor amp curve. I think itís losing itís mojo.
  38. Thread: Chicago!!!!!!

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    Haha it was sure fun to read the stuff from 07! A...

    Haha it was sure fun to read the stuff from 07! A glimpse of what this site used to be like before ARP, AOP, ETC.
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    Parhs- what is the lifespan of a minisplit system...

    Parhs- what is the lifespan of a minisplit system in Greece? If the lines are short and no amount of moisture gets in.
  40. Not something you want to learn to wire on your...

    Not something you want to learn to wire on your own. Contact Enertech they will help. They are good people. (618) 664-5860
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    If the wireless temp clamps work good, thatís a...

    If the wireless temp clamps work good, thatís a really good tool right there. Would be handy to have.
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    Put 1/4Ē flares on top of a YJ 41 manifold and...

    Put 1/4Ē flares on top of a YJ 41 manifold and screw the pressure probes on there. Then zip tie a cheap phone or tablet on top of everything and youíre good to go. :D
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
  44. Recover, check orifice for trash stuck in it,...

    Recover, check orifice for trash stuck in it, replace dryer, vacuum, weigh in recovered gas in liquid form to factory charge. Add gas to charge to factory specifications. Check condenser fan rotation...
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    Btw your granddaughter is one cute kid. Nice job...

    Btw your granddaughter is one cute kid. Nice job grandpa
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    We had this type of call. Comp 2 on a rack system...

    We had this type of call. Comp 2 on a rack system would trip every couple weeks. Copeland semi. Finally remembered to check the contactor and it was burned up.
    3 months later, same thing, contactor...
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    Yes I am curious if they are accurate, or even...

    Yes I am curious if they are accurate, or even close to accurate at cold temperatures. I need tools that I can trust. And accurate pipe temperature measurement seems to be hard to find.
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    Wireless cooper clamp......

    Wireless cooper clamp......
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    Thanks for that, sounds like they work fine in...

    Thanks for that, sounds like they work fine in freezers.
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    Well thatís what the specs say but Iím curious...

    Well thatís what the specs say but Iím curious how it actually plays out....
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