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    In very early compressors it was said the compressor might come off it's mounts. I never saw that but there is a real possibility of oil leaking past the piston rings and filling the upper chamber. Starting could blow the valves.

    I was gifted a freezer long ago. It was flat and I saw an opportunity. I would fix the leak and have a freezer. What I found though was the condenser was made of steel. The insulation was made of sticky rubber (forgot the name) passed moisture and the pipe had pin holes all through the length.
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    Its all about the oil. We could start a thread about heat pumps and crankcase heaters and there would be differing opinions as well.

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    Where's the oil going to go when you lay a fridge on it's side?


    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Its all about the oil. We could start a thread about heat pumps and crankcase heaters and there would be differing opinions as well.
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

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

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

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    So, the oil stays in the crankcase. Got it. Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
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    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

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

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

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