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HVAC/R Evacuation Quiz May 25, 2022, 4:43 am
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This article was written by my good buddy, Bill Frisbie. Bill is a service manager and crack technician at AirFx, a Trane dealer in lovely Inverness, Florida. Thanks, Bill! One of the most intimidating things in the field is to walk up to a piece of equipment that you have either never worked on or […]Read more
Leaking (Bypassing) Valves
We had a class with our refrigeration techs, and the topic of leaking and bypassing service “angle” valves and ball valves came up. One of the techs pointed out that most valves recommend loosening the top nut on ball valves and the packing nut on angle valves before turning the stem for maximum longevity of […]Read more
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