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    You guys aren't grasping the whole concept of the...

    You guys aren't grasping the whole concept of the AXV's, and the one benefit they have compared to any other type of metering device. That benefit is that they maintian a constant pressure, which...
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    Kind of, but the factory doesn't charge with...

    Kind of, but the factory doesn't charge with anything except for nitrogen, and I'm pretty sure you don't want to charge THAT as a liquid. :whistle:

    As far as I know, they only provide the cases...
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    Yes! If you open it up, the guts from an LG or...

    Yes! If you open it up, the guts from an LG or Samsung compressor should fit right in. Easy peasy!

    :cheers:
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    It means he wants you to go to home depot and get...

    It means he wants you to go to home depot and get all new duct work, and then put it in yourself to see if that fixes the problem. Then when it does he can say "Hot diggity, I fixed it! I knew it...
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    I think you clowns are forgetting that a...

    I think you clowns are forgetting that a restricted cap tube usually comes with high subcooling. I'm not sure what subcooling you're supposed to have on those things, since I usually don't check...
  6. I'd go to the parts house and get a new one with...

    I'd go to the parts house and get a new one with different pitch and a different number of blades that's designed to move the same amount of air. Then I'd go check on how you're doing and I would...
  7. Yeah, but a good parts house counter guy should...

    Yeah, but a good parts house counter guy should be able to match it up to something else that would work.

    Sometimes you can find a prop with a different number of blades with a different pitch...
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    Can't believe this thread keeps going. You guys...

    Can't believe this thread keeps going. You guys have compelled me to walk around to the back of my house to take some pictures of mine. It's a 2-tonner from 1980. It has an all aluminum coil that...
  9. Looks like if you got rid of the white pipe, the...

    Looks like if you got rid of the white pipe, the rest of that mess might be easy enough to bend out of the way (as long as you're somewhat careful while doing it). I think it would be worth a shot.
  10. That looks like that might be a pain in the ass...

    That looks like that might be a pain in the ass to disconnect and remove, since the electrical is bundled with the lineset.

    I would think if you were able to gently bend the pipe around the edge...
  11. I agree that what R600a said is the much more...

    I agree that what R600a said is the much more common way of doing it.

    There are some industrial/commercial customers who are set up the way you described, but I would have to think it would be a...
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    This was my thought also, and along with that,...

    This was my thought also, and along with that, what TXV is in there? Freezers often will have either a pressure limiting expansion valve, or a separate CPR valve near the compressor which does the...
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    What's the point? If we all did agree to switch...

    What's the point? If we all did agree to switch over to the metric system, I'm pretty sure millerpl would just find something else to rant about.
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    Well, unless you want to build a walk-in cooler...

    Well, unless you want to build a walk-in cooler for them to live inside of, expect the walls of their home to possibly be destroyed (and their resulting health problems to get worse) if you plan to...
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    It appears that you are correct. I did miss the...

    It appears that you are correct. I did miss the part where you spoke about the occupant. My apologies. Please give another chance.

    Who is this occupant and what issues are we trying to solve...
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    I could design a wall if you really wanted me to....

    I could design a wall if you really wanted me to. I was just saying that's not what I normally do. If I were to design some walls for someone who wants to keep it abnormally cold inside, they would...
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    I don't design walls. I design air conditioners,...

    I don't design walls. I design air conditioners, and the ones I design aren't designed to do whatever the hell it is that you're talking about.

    What's your deal? Is there a back story that...
  18. They do make stainless press fittings, but they...

    They do make stainless press fittings, but they aren't approved for gas. I would guess that the normal press fittings that are made for gas would probably work fine with the stainless pipe, but my...
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    No. That's not how it works. You can't use an...

    No. That's not how it works. You can't use an air conditioner to turn a normal room into a refrigerated cooler. A normal room should never be set to maintain a temperature lower than about 70F. ...
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    If I remember correctly, I think the whole thing...

    If I remember correctly, I think the whole thing might have shut down for a short while at the very beginning. Then they opened back up with just retail, with Nickelodeon Universe and all of the...
  21. I'm not talking about CSST. That's not what they...

    I'm not talking about CSST. That's not what they want. They want actual hard steel threaded piping.



    What do you mean by this? Do you start with the die set really shallow and then adjust it...
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    Thank you for your very insightful opinion,...

    Thank you for your very insightful opinion, although in my opinion it's either a little dumb, short sighted, or possibly in the wrong forum. I live in Minnesota, which gets some of the coldest air...
  23. I don't normally use couriers, but I know some of...

    I don't normally use couriers, but I know some of my co-workers use them frequently. I think the popular ones in my area are "Quicksilver Courier" and "Speedy Courier". I think they are both...
  24. Has anyone threaded stainless pipe before?

    A potato chip factory customer of ours wants us to run 2" stainless steel gas piping to some giant fryers that they have. I've never done anything like this before. Is that even doable (or allowed...
  25. Cool! Do you have any more pics of the vintage...

    Cool!

    Do you have any more pics of the vintage refrigeration equipment? Please share. :cheers:
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    The condensing unit behind my house is a Carrier...

    The condensing unit behind my house is a Carrier "Round One" from 1980, and still works great. I don't know how, since it has Aeroquip precharged line-set connections, but as far as I know it has...
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    Yep, Carrier and Bryant are split up between...

    Yep, Carrier and Bryant are split up between different wholesalers here. I think they both sell Payne and maybe some others.

    Interesting side story... The Bryant dealer also deals in Captive...
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    I don't deal with the local Carrier dealer too...

    I don't deal with the local Carrier dealer too often, but we deal with the Bryant one quite a bit. With warranty issues they usually have you fill out paperwork and then they'll take the old part...
  29. If I remember the story correctly it was not done...

    If I remember the story correctly it was not done on purpose. Something about Lewis and Clark and the land surveying equipment of the day not being very good.

    :cheers:
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    Holy Crap! Things will get interesting if that...

    Holy Crap! Things will get interesting if that happens. :eek2:
  31. As long as this is a wide-open space with enough...

    As long as this is a wide-open space with enough room for the heat that's blown out of the top of the unit to dissipate, your plan could work.

    If this is more similar to a closet or if it has an...
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    A few years ago someone punched a hole in the gas...

    A few years ago someone punched a hole in the gas tank of our big shop truck in order to steal the gas. Our shop guy got about a mile away before it ran out of gas and we figured out what happened....
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    Yep, that'd be the one. I just google some...

    Yep, that'd be the one. I just google some stuff, and apparently it uses about 250lbs of mercury, which comes out to about 2 gallons. Damn, that stuff is heavy!
    ...
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    I think I've told this story once before, but...

    I think I've told this story once before, but here goes..

    There's a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth MN that has it's giant light bulb mechanism floating in a big puddle of...
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    I'm not a Lennox expert, but it appears that the...

    I'm not a Lennox expert, but it appears that the air handler and outdoor units that you have listed are indeed both enabled for the communicating controller, which is the S30.

    They can also be...
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    Yep, that'd be a T87. I'd guess about 90% of...

    Yep, that'd be a T87. I'd guess about 90% of houses built between about 1950 and 1990 came with one of those. What year was your grandpas house? If I had to make a wild guess I'd say that thing is...
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    Did you know that Chrysler was one of the...

    Did you know that Chrysler was one of the pioneers of commercial air conditioning?

    The story I remember was that when they were building their Chrysler Building in NYC they couldn't find anyone...
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    Are you trying to tell us about a Honeywell T87,...

    Are you trying to tell us about a Honeywell T87, which was by far the most popular thermostat for about 50 years in a row?

    It always makes me feel bad when I am asked to change out a perfectly...
  39. They stole the name I was going to use for if I...

    They stole the name I was going to use for if I ever opened up my own hvac shop. I was even going to have a catchy jingle...

    Mr. Cool, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Cool!
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    Actually, I think I get why sushi cases use...

    Actually, I think I get why sushi cases use AXV's. On these things, the copper pipes that run through the cases need to be covered in frost, without being too cold and without the compressor ever...
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    What are you talking about with PTAC's and "box...

    What are you talking about with PTAC's and "box temperature"? When I think of of a PTAC, I think of the glorified window air-conditioners that they have at the Motel 6. Are you talking about a...
  42. Yeah, subcooling doesn't work with receivers. ...

    Yeah, subcooling doesn't work with receivers.

    You are supposed to use charts and math to figure out the proper amount of refrigerant. I usually use the unofficial method, which is to run a blow...
  43. I believe some of the fancier residential systems...

    I believe some of the fancier residential systems have something in their control boards to help you charge them up, but in general it's the same procedure as with a normal txv, and you just use...
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    My understanding about how K types work is that...

    My understanding about how K types work is that the temperature of the meter has an effect on the reading. They work fine if your meter is in a place that's around normal room temperature, but if...
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    Don't listen to R600a on this one, except for the...

    Don't listen to R600a on this one, except for the part where he says not to listen to him. :cheers:

    I've had the fun of installing one of these things a few years ago, so I know the fun you're...
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    None of the above. K type thermometers are...

    None of the above. K type thermometers are trash.

    Spend the money and get a Cooper Sh66a. I believe they come with a strap on pipe sensor, and a sharp probe that's good for jabbing thru the...
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    You didn't give us enough info to go on. That is...

    You didn't give us enough info to go on. That is likely a 240V thermostat. Wire colors on 240V circuits don't mean anything. Yes, for someone who has a voltmeter and a solid grasp on electricity...
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    Yes, that is definitely not supposed to be doing...

    Yes, that is definitely not supposed to be doing that. Luckily it looks like it is just dripping onto the ground, so it's not nearly the problem it could be if this were a picture of your attic or...
  49. Maybe it's because (generally speaking)...

    Maybe it's because (generally speaking) residential sucks more and pays less? At least that's why I got into commercial.

    Why would some fancy lennox rtu be any worse to figure out than one of...
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    Well, then I highly suggest you start from the...

    Well, then I highly suggest you start from the beginning and read thru all 1094 posts on this subject, and THEN tell us about how much you still care. :couch:
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