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    Blue hose

    I am finally set up for dual hose evacuation! I am testing it out on my bosses van.
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    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I am finally set up for dual hose evacuation! I am testing it out on my bosses van.
    Yeah boi!!! Lol. I just got a barely used 10cfm jb pump for $160. The guy bought it to pull bubbles out of epoxy and realized it wouldn't work... his loss my gain. And I got a free imanifold from jmart that I have yet to use... they have the probes for me but I haven't been back yet to get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zamoramax View Post
    Yeah boi!!! Lol. I just got a barely used 10cfm jb pump for $160. The guy bought it to pull bubbles out of epoxy and realized it wouldn't work... his loss my gain. And I got a free imanifold from jmart that I have yet to use... they have the probes for me but I haven't been back yet to get them.

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    Ironically hooking up the second hose takes more time on a residential system install than it saves but on stuff like residential refrigerators it'll save me a ton of time.
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Ironically hooking up the second hose takes more time on a residential system install than it saves but on stuff like residential refrigerators it'll save me a ton of time.
    I use 2 - 1/2” hoses and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    I use 2 - 1/2” hoses and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!
    Yup. Im itching to go head to head with my 7 and 10 to see if there's a difference. Im going to guess its negligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    I use 2 - 1/2” hoses and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!
    My hoses are bigger than your hoses.
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    Now I just need to convert my pump to KF flanges.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
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    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    My hoses are bigger than your hoses.
    IDK they’re big BLACK hoses…once you go black you can’t go back

    But seriously lol..what’s the ID on those blue ones you got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    IDK they’re big BLACK hoses…once you go black you can’t go back

    But seriously lol..what’s the ID on those blue ones you got?
    3/4".
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    3/4".
    Damn now I feel like a loser lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    Damn now I feel like a loser lol
    This is my true blue mess.
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    Well I pulled the truck down to 135 microns although I didn't do a decay test so it probably was not really truly below 200 microns and charged it up and found the cause of the failure there's only 9 volts to the clutch so looks like I'm going to be adding a relay and a direct line from the battery.
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Trash all over the dash…
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Trash all over the dash…
    Yep. It's almost a company trademark.
    Where else do you store all the invoices until tax time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Well I pulled the truck down to 135 microns although I didn't do a decay test so it probably was not really truly below 200 microns and charged it up and found the cause of the failure there's only 9 volts to the clutch so looks like I'm going to be adding a relay and a direct line from the battery.
    Oh no…did they really bury the clutch relay under the dash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    Oh no…did they really bury the clutch relay under the dash?
    I will try replacing that first but often there is too many connections and undersized wire that had deteriorated over the 21 years of slamming down the road on Fords joke of a suspension system so the resistance is just too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I'm going to be adding a relay and a direct line from the battery.

    Don't forget to add a in line fuse 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Don't forget to add a in line fuse
    For sure
    My 16-year-old brother-in-law did quite a bit of mechanic work for the last few years and he repeatedly fixed vehicles for this one local idiot firefighter who kept doing things like installing aftermarket lights and radios with no fuses and then getting a short and melting everything.
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    I'm feeling like a bit of a dummy I was so focused on the AC system I didn't notice that the alternator was bad. Looks like I won't have to mess with the AC wiring.
    Pretty crazy that an alternator going out could wipe out the AC clutch that fast.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zamoramax View Post
    Yup. Im itching to go head to head with my 7 and 10 to see if there's a difference. Im going to guess its negligible.

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    Depends on what your doing. Small oil free new lines and coil. Take longer to run the power cord and set up the pump.

    On a larger system, your looking at significant time savings if you have big enough hoses. Not a big deal if your running over night and returning to the job next day, but a huge savior if your babysitting the pumps on an emergency repair.

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