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MUST SPEND MONEY - Actually, I just need a new recovery machine.

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by phillyjim, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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  2. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Today i breathed in way too much freon. Been in a haze all day. Fkn 3way condenser / heat reclaim valve pissin out. Old PE valve. Parts not readily available around here. Found a o ring kit and took valve apart and damn o ring way too small. Had to get creative and found a gasket from the truck that made a temp/possible permanent fix. Fun day :rolleyes::alcy:
     
  3. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    i carry o-ring stock to custom make as needed. but little ones are tough
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Yah i have miscellaneous gaskets not much for o-rings though. Was tempted to just cut the fkn valve out today as to used for heat reclaim , and that's not being utilized in the store as the coils leak. But figured it would be easier to replace o rings , too bad the guys gave me wrong parts . Too bad I found out the hard way once valve was apart :lachen:

    BEER IS GOOD
     
  5. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    They sell rolls of o ring materials. If you need to do a silly job like that, its often easier to buy a few rolls of different diameters, and the glue to make one in the field. You simply cut it on a diagonal, make the ring and glue the ends. Good idea for the next piece of chit you need to resurrect.
     
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  6. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Yep use to carry the kit on my service truck
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    I will have to look into that as we do work on a lot of pieces of chit
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Now you tell me :chairshot:
     
  9. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Sheesh

    Just cut the bitch out and be done with it.
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    I have to now :lachen:still leaking today but slowed it down big time. Should last the weekend :mrbill:
    Ahh who cares I ain't on call :alcy:
     
  12. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    My G5 has been hit or miss the last few weeks so took apart today.
    Looks like one of the valves might have been getting stuck.
    It had a good seat but went past the head and might have been getting stuck. I filed down the valve and the machine pops off on the 550 psi high pressure cut out test everytime now.

    I don't know if other machines are this easy to take apart but this thing comes apart with just a few bolts and it can be rebuild in minutes.
     
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  13. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Who needs a recovery machine when a bucket of water works just fine :D
     
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  14. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Too much work

    The green way

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    Stick one of these on the ground :loltard:
     
  15. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

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    Mine trips with 410a. Better than tripping the customers breaker I spose