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Filter/drier capacity

Discussion in 'Refrigeration' started by doc havoc, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    So I consulted with a member of this forum the other day regarding filter drier capacity. I am replacing a locked up compressor on a 2 door freezer. The original drier was an 8 cu. in. capacity. I looked through my inventory and I had a 5 cu. in. capacity drier. I was quite certain it would be okay, but wanted somebody elses opinion. Had this have been a burn out, I would not have even thought to put a smaller drier in. Now to my question.

    When replacing a drier, are there any "rules of thumb" to follow? What would/could happen if a drier was drastically smaller than the original, provided the line connections were the same size? For example, what if I replaced the Sporlan C082-S with one of those spun copper driers? And will a drastically over sized drier have any effect? Other than requiring a slight charge adjustment?
     
  2. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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  3. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    The outside of the box will have the flow capacity in Tons.
     
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  4. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Think of it this way.

    Trane will send out a 10 ton rooftop unit and each circuit will have a 3 cubic inch drier
     
  5. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    dinky little focker.
    built in faktory.
    with laboratory conditions
     
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  6. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    And then the scientists in the clean room at the lab have a leaky braze joint and a circuit will come flat out of gas
     
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  7. MNHVAC

    MNHVAC Man on a mission

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    That thing is coming along nicely. Can't wait to fire that bad boy up!
     
  8. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    The author of the article flange posted recommends using low temp solder on the drier. He doesn't specify Stay Brite 8, or any other. Just says low temp solder. I'll stick to my 15% rods. Decent read though.
     
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  9. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Y’all need some real R taught in that school
     
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  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Flare driers are where it’s at

    Easy to change, no torches required
     
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  11. MNHVAC

    MNHVAC Man on a mission

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    I'll leave the brazing to you on this one.
     
  12. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Yes, but I had the sweat drier in stock.
     
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  13. MNHVAC

    MNHVAC Man on a mission

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    @doc havoc does a damn good job of keeping it interesting.
    He's got my vote.
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Canada eh!
    Brown noser :D
     
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  15. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    replaceable core shells.
     
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  16. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Don't have time. It's a 9 month program. They get some decent electrical, decent small refrigeration, decent hvac, including duct sizing, layout and fabrication. The program is really geared towards resi and light commercial hvac with some small commercial refrigeration. However, if I could find a good market tech that wanted to take a significant pay cut to come and train disrespectful, dishonest, untrustworthy shitheads, I would talk administration into hiring that person and expanding the progrsm. Salary would be somewhere around $65000 per year, so that person certainly wouldn't get rich doing it.
     
  17. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Nonsense!
     
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  18. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    that’s
    disrespectful, dishonest, untrustworthy /R Shitheads!
     
  19. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I would do it if I knew anything :D
     
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  20. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Better off looking for a hack