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  1. #1
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    Refrigerant tank blankets?

    This will be my first winter on the cold side of the mountains here in Oregon, have a quick question.

    We had our weekly meeting this morning and it made me think about tank blankets/heaters. How effective are they and who here uses them religiously in the winter?

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    Unless you do refrigeration why would you be changing in the winter for a/c ? Even a heat pump it's not recommend.

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    They have a place. Dont think Ive used mine in years!

    I dont even know where it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    They have a place. Don’t think I’ve used mine in years!

    I don’t even know where it is.
    I know where mine is, still in the wrapper it came in.

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    When necessary, I put the drum inside of the bldg or inside a warm water bath or in the cab of the truck while blasting the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    I know where mine is, still in the wrapper it came in.
    Is that where I left it.
    Send it back, Ill send you a 6-pack!

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    I thought that's what a torch or heat gun was for.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    I just moved back to Oregon from Phoenix AZ. I feel like i haven't been able to feel my toes in three weeks

    At least I haven't had to replace a compressor since I've been back (knock on wood)

    Sent from my LM-G710VM using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeThrowGuy View Post
    I just moved back to Oregon from Phoenix AZ. I feel like i haven't been able to feel my toes in three weeks

    At least I haven't had to replace a compressor since I've been back (knock on wood)

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    Heat gun blasting that sucker. What im NOT looking forward to is RECOVERING charge on a roof in the cold. Now that sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    I thought that's what a torch or heat gun was for.
    Exactly my thought. MAPP gas torch keep it moving.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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    I use my map gas.

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    I used the yellow Jacket Jacket one for a while, until the elements failed. I never bothered to replace it, as the cost was a bit pricey. It served it's purpose.

    Passenger cab with heat on, sink with hot water, torch, heat gun all depends on the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Unless you do refrigeration why would you be changing in the winter for a/c ? Even a heat pump it's not recommend.
    Lots of heat pump compressors re changed out in the winter. And you have to recharge the system.

    Then there are the commercial and industrial applications that use A/C 365.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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