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    Quote Originally Posted by icy78 View Post
    yep. That's what I was using couldn't remember the name of it.
    Maybe I'm wrong and its not made by CPS but I thought it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timtanguay View Post
    I use a coaxial heat exchanger from a water-source heatpump that was being decomissioned. works like a hot-damn and prevents your recovery cylinder from stacking up.
    I went to URI and bought a 3/4 ton water cooled condenser (cupranickel) for $120. brazed on flare fittings and water hose connections. best thing ever.....run a hose to it, and another hose to drain it somewhere. I hate dealing with Ice when I can just connect a hose.

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    We've got several accounts where the maintenance contract says we'll hose off the condenser in spring before the cooling season, but there's no hose bib to be found anywhere. Oooopsie.

    I make a note of it on my report forms, but so far nothing gets done. The boss dudes don't even want to acknowledge my emails or statements on our forms, LOL. Guess that would be some sort of liability issue.

    And I hate carrying more than a sort piece of garden hose on the service vehicle. But with these guys I'm with now, I've got 300' of hose. Oh well, at least I'm not getting called at 2am for some refer that went down.

    Guess there's ups and downs to every style of work.


    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    I went to URI and bought a 3/4 ton water cooled condenser (cupranickel) for $120. brazed on flare fittings and water hose connections. best thing ever.....run a hose to it, and another hose to drain it somewhere. I hate dealing with Ice when I can just connect a hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPTA_AOP View Post
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    High tech thumper keg!

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Alfa-Lav...sAAOSwQPlV8Dyd

    Me thinks you overpaid.


    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    I went to URI and bought a 3/4 ton water cooled condenser (cupranickel) for $120. brazed on flare fittings and water hose connections. best thing ever.....run a hose to it, and another hose to drain it somewhere. I hate dealing with Ice when I can just connect a hose.

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    Here is a thread I started when I made mine. I used 30' of 3/8" copper pipe that was "donated" by the company, so it cost me almost nothing.

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    People still recovery refrigerant these days... j/k

    I bought my CPS when they first came out, dont remember what it cost then, but still have it and use it today...
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    Quote Originally Posted by timtanguay View Post
    I use a coaxial heat exchanger from a water-source heatpump that was being decomissioned. works like a hot-damn and prevents your recovery cylinder from stacking up.
    I'm thinking about doing this method, cleaner then letting the water overflow out of the bucket in a mechanical room, what side tubing on the water side and refrigerant side?

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    An old drier coil.Name:  20170512_122358-1728x2304.jpg
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    Yeah that old robinair took 2 men and a boy to get on a roof!

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    i made a nice one out of 3/8 copper wrapped around a B tank a bunch and cane up with two access stems brazed in

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecker head View Post
    i made a nice one out of 3/8 copper wrapped around a B tank a bunch and cane up with two access stems brazed in
    Good idea. I copied you.
    I just wish I had left room in the middle of the coil for a 3/8 flare bi flow HH filter dryer.
    Revision 2 will definitely have that.
    I got fed up on a job when my appion g5 twin kept shutting off on high head pressure so I made this.

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    You guys are doing it all wrong. Ice is the mo' betta' way to do it. Seriously. Talk about super fast. I've done something like 70 pounds in something like an hour.

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    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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