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Thermal Expansion & Dissimilar Metals
Dissimilar metals, like aluminum, copper, brass, and steel, are some of the main metals one may experience in their trade, and few people are comfortable working with dissimilar metals. They don’t trust their brazed joint, or they are afraid of melting away material. To put some of the nerves of those in the field at […]Read more
How a Heat Pump Reversing Valve Works
If you don’t have a gas furnace or fireplace in your home, your unit’s reversing valve is probably your best friend during the winter months. As their name suggests, reversing valves reverse the refrigerant flow to send the hot, compressed vapor to the indoor coil instead of the outdoor coil. The system releases heat into […]Read more
What if you Only Have One Large Hose?
When evacuating, the FASTEST way is to use two large-diameter hoses connected to two core removal tools and the cores removed. These hoses are then connected to the pump using a tee or evacuation “tree.” However, when you only have one large hose, another acceptable method is to connect the large hose to the suction […]Read more