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Tech Tips:

Proper Liquid Line Drier Location
By:Bryan Orr Diagram above by Carrier  It's really easy to put a liquid line drier in the proper location, but it's still more commonly installed in the WRONG location. Namely, people install it right at the condensing unit. (OK, it isn't that big of a deal, but I needed some dramatic emphasis.) Installing it at […]
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Why is 3/8″ Liquid Line So Common? Liquid Line Sizing
You may have noticed that 3/8 liquid lines are generally the norm in equipment 5 tons and under. We went to a job recently where the system had a 1/2″ liquid line, and it got me thinking about the ramifications of going larger or smaller on the liquid line. Liquid Line Basics The liquid line […]
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Subcool and Liquid Line Length
By:Bryan Orr The primary role of setting an appropriate level of subcooling is to ensure that we deliver a full line of liquid refrigerant to the metering device. We want to do this at: A pressure differential required by the metering device At a temperature and pressure no higher than required for maximum capacity and […]
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Podcasts:

The Basic Refrigeration Circuit
By:Bryan Orr In this episode of HVAC School, we discuss the entire basic refrigerant/compression refrigeration circuit. We are in the business of moving heat. Heat refers to motion in the molecules. Temperature is the average velocity of those molecules. Heat needs a temperature differential to move. So, HVAC systems absorb heat when the refrigerant is […]
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