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Don't Forget the Suction Filter Drier
Courtesy of Emerson It is important to have refrigerant free from debris and contaminants, and we control these issues on many different fronts. 1. Proper tubing handling prevents copper shavings, dirt, and water from entering while installing. 2. Flowing nitrogen while brazing prevents carbon build-up. 3. Deep vacuum of 500 microns or less removes air, […]Read more
The "Other" Pressure Switch
The chart above is from a Carrier heat pump, and it lists some common accessories. I have heard this common pressure switch (last on the list) called a low-pressure switch (because it opens on fall in pressure) and a high-pressure switch (because it's in the liquid line), but RARELY do I hear it called its […]Read more
What is a HSO (non-bleed) TXV/TEV?
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the HSO (hard shut-off) or “non-bleed” TXV (thermostat expansion valve) and what makes it shut off, why it exists, and how it “magically” opens. Once you understand the forces inside the valve, it is quite simple, obvious, and sadly devoid of any magic. The Three Forces The TXV […]Read more