Should I Pump Down or Recover?
During my second year in HVAC, the company I worked for was hired to fix some poor work that was done on a multi-head inverter system. The system used flare connections, and many of them were leaking. The system also had a branch box, which meant there were even MORE flares. So we pumped all […]Read more
Multi-Position Service Valves
This tech tip video comes from my friend Andrew Greaves of AK HVAC and HVAC Comedy on Youtube and the HVAC Vehicle Layouts group on Facebook. Many residential techs get confused when they see these multi-position valves in larger equipment, and Andrew does a great job of demonstrating the basics in this video. In the […]Read more
5 Simple Service Valve Tips
Service valves are so basic, and we see them with such regularity that we can miss them altogether. Before I give the tips, I want to address the tech who tells the customer it was “probably the service valve” or “the caps were loose” as a plausible reason for a leak without actually making a […]Read more