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finally ditched the manifold for evacuation.

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by jamesyarbrough, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. jamesyarbrough

    jamesyarbrough Amateur Gynecologist

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    Finally got some 3/8s hoses and a tee fitting for the pump. Had to do an install today with the big bossman. He struggled for about 45 mins with his old yellow jacket manifold, ancient robinair pump and thermistor to get it below 1000 microns and it kept rising.

    I went and got my set up. He talked a little smack about how long it took to hook up all the core tools and hoses and that i use vacuum grease on every connection and hiw silly it all was. After 2 mins it had pulled down to 350 microns. At 5 mins it was at 180 so i switched the valves on the appion core tools and the bluvac steadied to 251 and held for 5 mins.

    :crickets::crickets::crickets:

    Silence
     
  2. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    Nice! :thumb:
     
  3. jrbenny

    jrbenny Yuge member

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    Good job. Now quit ****ing up the other stuff. :Stick:
     
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  4. Swampfox

    Swampfox red tagged

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    I got fired for this among a few other things, like brazing with nitrogen and bitching about the boss's use of leak lock and bleach

    but mainly my vacuum rig
     
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  5. jamesyarbrough

    jamesyarbrough Amateur Gynecologist

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    You been talking to my boss?

    :lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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  6. jays 65

    jays 65 New Member

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    I pull through my yellow jackets i get paid by the hour
     
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  7. knave

    knave PM Tech

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    Wow.
     
  8. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    Are you bitter? Lol

    I got fired for "being better than the guys that have worked for me since high school" and "taking customer satisfaction too seriously."
     
  9. knave

    knave PM Tech

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    Bleach?
     
  10. jrbenny

    jrbenny Yuge member

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    X2
     
  11. Swampfox

    Swampfox red tagged

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    He uses it on drain lines
     
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  12. jamesyarbrough

    jamesyarbrough Amateur Gynecologist

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    Whats wrong with pouring bleach down condensate drains? I do it all the time.
    If one is stopped up i blow it out, pour a gallon of bleach down it, and then a gallon of hot water. Works well
     
  13. Swampfox

    Swampfox red tagged

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    bleach reacts poorly with copper, worse with aluminum, even the off gassing
     
  14. Green Mountain

    Green Mountain Living legend in the HVAC/R industry

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    The off gassing from BPRs is pretty bad too!
     
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  15. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    People run resi drains in copper? :confused:
     
  16. knave

    knave PM Tech

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    He's saying the off gas gets to the coil
     
  17. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    I guess thats possible then
     
  18. Swampfox

    Swampfox red tagged

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    I just refused to use the stuff, he's a rather haphazard guy, he spilled bleach in his truck and then it was all over stuff we had to work with, one time he slung some all over me getting a bag of duct straps out, it was a mercy firing I think lol

    my apologies to the OP :hijacked:
     
  19. Daryl_Dixon

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    On annual PM's, I would put a 1 ounce shot of bleach in the condensate pump and cycle it through and let refill with clean condensate. Worked very well for preventing plugged discharge lines.
     
  20. jamesyarbrough

    jamesyarbrough Amateur Gynecologist

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    Some of the older ones. Thats why i always chase it with a couple gallons of hot water.
     
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