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    I would always use my 1/8" probe, it's tight and...

    I would always use my 1/8" probe, it's tight and you can't use the handle on the Cooper sensor. Just grab the probe near the handle with pliers and use that to push it in and out.
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    My phone

    My phone
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    Yes, I pulled a fan.

    Yes, I pulled a fan.
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    No, I do not have a YJ bottle.

    No, I do not have a YJ bottle.
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    So I now have a Stratus leak detector that works...

    So I now have a Stratus leak detector that works great, no more erratic readings thanks to instant response from Inficon.

    Checked a store yesterday that has been losing some gas and found a leak...
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    Yes, I spoke to Inficon this morning and the...

    Yes, I spoke to Inficon this morning and the issue is being resolved. Thank you!
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    Your h10 pro is probably no different than a new...

    Your h10 pro is probably no different than a new one. Might need a new sensor.
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    That's interesting. I seldom see 410a but would...

    That's interesting. I seldom see 410a but would that be any different than other 400 series gases? Mostly refrigeration so 407 448 etc.

    The pgm-ir works fine, you have to set the type of gas so...
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    Does yours go nuts just by tipping it? Let me...

    Does yours go nuts just by tipping it?

    Let me know if this video link works.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/vurPHRKpgGSjr8j58
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    Actually I don't know for sure what kind it is....

    Actually I don't know for sure what kind it is. The original a/c was Amana and I changed it out with a used Lennox. Never did change the 1995 evap. But it had a 2012 goodman furnace
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    I guess I am the aforementioned spoiled rotten...

    I guess I am the aforementioned spoiled rotten coworker.

    Just got the new Stratus and I also have the H10 Pro. Walked around in my house and once in a while the detector would show ppm up to 14...
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    Smart Pro/R system

    Any refer guys out there using them? I know they've been out for a few years now, how are they holding up?

    One thing they would be nice for is startups, watching multiple evap superheats at once...
  13. Thread: 449A

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    Yes, you will be fine going back to 404a. Just...

    Yes, you will be fine going back to 404a. Just check superheat and adjust valves as needed. Maybe by the time 404a is phased out in your area 449 will be available.
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    You should be able to get a parts account with...

    You should be able to get a parts account with Lennox without being a dealer. Then you could have access to lennoxpros.com and can look up oem parts information.
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    Ha! I remember wondering why there was hot air...

    Ha! I remember wondering why there was hot air coming out from under the fridge and asking about it! Don't remember my age, but my mom says that as soon as I got some toy tools I was taking things...
  16. Thread: TXV Sensing Bulb

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    Typically bulb position does not really affect...

    Typically bulb position does not really affect operation until you get into larger pipe, just don't put it on the bottom where there can be a layer of oil acting as an insulation layer.
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    My house has a furnace that burns r290, 500...

    My house has a furnace that burns r290, 500 gallons of it piped right into my house. I don't think a couple ounces in the fridge is going to be a huge problem.
  18. Did anyone say H10 pro yet?

    Did anyone say H10 pro yet?
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    The pgm is worth every penny in a rack room. If...

    The pgm is worth every penny in a rack room. If the stratus has similar capability then it will be a bargain.
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    LOL, I use digital gauges and temp sensors. I...

    LOL, I use digital gauges and temp sensors. I wouldn't go back to analog gauges for any reason. I wasn't saying I used only a crappy analog gauge, but I know I could find the problem that way if I...
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    This is the holier than thou attitude about some...

    This is the holier than thou attitude about some of these fancy tools that stinks and causes guys not to buy into it. You made my point for me!

    I will go into any rack room with a stubby gauge,...
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    Have you found the problem? I worked on 3...

    Have you found the problem?

    I worked on 3 beacon systems today and thought of this thread, so I tested for voltage from transformer common to ground. They are working fine as far as the...
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    Here's a news flash, your customers don't care...

    Here's a news flash, your customers don't care about all that data, they don't even know what it means. They just want cold air.

    It's fine if you want to use it and get all the data, I'm not...
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    I am old enough to remember when the imanifold...

    I am old enough to remember when the imanifold came out and a bunch of guys were beta testing it, then buying it and I said something about walking up to a system and getting pressures in less that...
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    Then I would be tracing wiring to find where the...

    Then I would be tracing wiring to find where the bad connection is, or bad contacts in some pressure control or any other contacts in series with the contactor coil. I still don't believe that the...
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    Are you trolling me? LOL I thought you never came...

    Are you trolling me? LOL I thought you never came here

    At ours, and Hudson too I believe, they just do the munters same time as rtus and don't even call anyone. We only get called for the racks
  27. Thread: Holding Charge

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    Manufacturers still leak test new units with...

    Manufacturers still leak test new units with helium because of small molecule size but recover it and charge with nitrogen before sending out.
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    Why are you hung up on the voltage to cabinet?...

    Why are you hung up on the voltage to cabinet? What is the voltage across the contactor coil when it is supposed to be energized? I don't think the beacon evaporator has a grounded transformer common...
  29. Thread: Sporlan A8 valve

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    Wow, this is great! Will be very useful for my...

    Wow, this is great! Will be very useful for my next conversion.
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    There is a big box store/supermarket chain that...

    There is a big box store/supermarket chain that uses a coil cleaning contractor for all the coils on the roof. For RTUs and single split system refrigeration units they just shut off the disconnect...
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    That's all wrong, I can't believe you said that....

    That's all wrong, I can't believe you said that. You have to use subcooling. :whistle: :D
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    Good job, glad you got it solved!

    Good job, glad you got it solved!
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    I'm showing respect to his thread by trying to...

    I'm showing respect to his thread by trying to keep things real. Don't want him to waste $1,000 of labor splitting hairs.

    You're welcome to run your service calls however you like. Just seems over...
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    He's probably moved on to other things since he...

    He's probably moved on to other things since he already fixed the system. 10 psi on low side is ok for that system he has, it will work fine. You are overthinking it to the point of obsession. I...
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    What sort of system? Parallel rack? Single...

    What sort of system? Parallel rack? Single system? What kind of oil and refrigerant?
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    Add a little bit more gas to make up for the...

    Add a little bit more gas to make up for the ounce or two you lost pulling your hose off the high port and call it good, there is no restriction, it's fine.

    Next time on those little units after...
  37. Thread: R290 Pinch off

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    I've been looking unsuccessfully for them. Got a...

    I've been looking unsuccessfully for them. Got a link?
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    Does your new drier have more volume than the...

    Does your new drier have more volume than the factory one? If so you need more than factory refrigerant charge to compensate
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    You absolutely could charge the customer for...

    You absolutely could charge the customer for that, then he could call the place where he bought it and get them to pay for it. You say you don't want to lose the customer so tell them upfront it will...
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    I lack complete knowledge of everything too....

    I lack complete knowledge of everything too. That's why I ask questions.

    Also the customer was involved in the decision so the part about food and costs is none of our concern, that was already...
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    But not nearly as much fun and educational as...

    But not nearly as much fun and educational as fixing it yourself. Any mook can swap parts, Goldcas should be encouraged and helped in his endeavor, it will make him into a better mechanic.
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    Wow, that is an interesting system. Why did the...

    Wow, that is an interesting system. Why did the liquid leaving the receiver go outside through a fan coil? Trying to understand what the purpose of that was. Free subcooling in low outdoor temps?
  43. Thread: I'm back

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    Welcome back Bob! I've moved on a bit since we...

    Welcome back Bob! I've moved on a bit since we met in filthydelphia, all commercial refrigeration now, not much heating work. The combustion analyzer doesn't come out of the van very often anymore...
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    Standard deduction doubled right? I think that...

    Standard deduction doubled right? I think that made the most difference in my case.
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    Personally my tax refund was bigger, ticked me...

    Personally my tax refund was bigger, ticked me off. I usually try to keep my witholding adjusted to have a zero refund at the end of the year. I noticed a little less was being withheld so I didn't...
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    Only time I have a problem with the batter is in...

    Only time I have a problem with the batter is in a big store and I have to check the whole store for a PM.

    For any smaller system it's fine, I plug it in my van after every use. I have found if...
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    Some store chains still require it.

    Some store chains still require it.
  48. No. Micron gauges do not reference surrounding...

    No.

    Micron gauges do not reference surrounding pressure, they measure absolute pressure.
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    True, it's a bad idea.

    True, it's a bad idea.
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    In the residential service world they are on...

    In the residential service world they are on their own after a month in many cases. Riding around training for 2 years never happens.
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