5 Install Mistakes that Kill Systems
When we install systems, we should have three main goals in mind: maximizing longevity, efficiency, and capacity. We want our units to work as long as possible, use the lowest amount of energy, and move the greatest amount of BTUs possible with a proper mix of sensible and latent heat transfer. Unfortunately, some installation practices […]
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Can Pulling a Vacuum too Fast Freeze Water/Moisture?
First, I want to give credit where credit is due. This post is made possible by the fantastic demonstration video by Neil Comparetto that I embedded below. Before you get bored and stop reading, I want to get the conclusion out in the air. Ice can form in a vacuum, but I still advise pulling a […]
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Testing the Leak Rate on Your Micron Gauge Itself
As a technician gains skill, they will learn that regularly testing your tools is a huge part of success. It isn't long in the field before techs find out that just because a meter or gauge gives a particular reading, it doesn't ALWAYS mean it is correct. Vacuum is one of these areas. Everything in […]
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Testing the Leak Rate on Your Micron Gauge Itself
As a technician gains skill they will learn that regularly testing your tools is a huge part of success. It isn't long in the field before techs find out that just because a meter or gauge gives a particular reading it doesn't ALWAYS mean it is correct. Vacuum is one of these areas. Everything in an […]
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How Long Should I Evacuate a System?
This article was written by Jim Bergmann with MeasureQuick. Anyone who has ever picked up a vacuum pump has asked or been asked this question. To be truthful, it is like asking, “How many licks will it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?” In the words of the wise […]
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Replacing a Piston w/ TXV and Evacuation
We get a lot of questions about both evacuation procedure and TXVs so last week we produced videos on both topics, including: • Before and after testing of piston vs. TXV • Using the Bluvac Measurequick app • Use of core remover tools for evacuation • Flowing nitrogen • creating an external equalizer port and […]
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