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A Simple Piping Practice
Although there are various line lift, sizing, and trapping guidelines depending on oil and refrigerant type, there is one guideline we can all understand easily and remember to apply. This guideline is to slope suction lines towards condensing units/compressors. Keeping the suction line sloped toward the compressor, especially with long overhead lines, helps return the […]Read more
Are The Multi-Taps on a Blower Run or Common?
Here's the first question: Does it really matter if the speed taps on a motor are run or common? Well, yes… sort of. In some cases, it helps to identify if you're dealing with an open winding or an open thermal overload. The thermal overload breaks common, but you will still read a path between […]Read more
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 […]Read more