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by tbirdtbird
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Mark IV AC evaporator history questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3417

Re: Mark IV AC evaporator history questions

Hmmm, if YOU are stumped there may not be much hope for the rest of us.......

Please keep us informed
by tbirdtbird
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Vacuum Pump CFMs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Vacuum Pump CFMs?

by tbirdtbird
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: ARCHIVES QUESTION FOR TIM
Replies: 0
Views: 3465

ARCHIVES QUESTION FOR TIM

Tim, trying to access the archives but the link to each topic says 'missing'.
Wonder what I am doing wrong.

BTW this is a great site! :D Have looked at some of the others and they are just, well, off the wall

Dave
by tbirdtbird
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: High Pres Line Splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: High Pres Line Splice

You are correct, compression fittings are nearly useless. Flare fittings are used on copper tubing in residential and commercial HVAC all the time. Have refitted copper on a commercial freezer box (-40°) using flare, as was the original. Use Nylog on the flare, and be sure they are tight. However, c...
by tbirdtbird
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK YOU !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: A BIG THANK YOU !!

Done. Ordered. Not what you see hanging on the walls at Johnstone and Baker.

I'm on a couple of HVAC forums and have seen how they set up their trees. Never a word about black hoses, tho.

Thanks!
by tbirdtbird
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK YOU !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: A BIG THANK YOU !!

Doug, I am not familiar with the black hoses. Do these entirely replace the traditional red-blue-yellow setup? Or are they used for vacuum only. I can easily get 300 microns on my tree with the red and blue joined together with a special quick connect union I made (we always test the tree before we ...
by tbirdtbird
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK YOU !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

A BIG THANK YOU !!

I would like to thank the heavy hitters on here, and Tim, for a super knowledgeable site! I have many years of experience with mobile, residential, and low temp commercial (freezer boxes to -40°). My full time job is with my nephew restoring vintage vehicles, and not stuff like a tri-5 chevy. Earlie...
by tbirdtbird
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 11877

Re: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement

" I used compressed shop air to force out the flushing fluid and help dry it. " This will introduce a lot of moisture from the compressor. It has already been suggested that a 30 minute vacuum is insufficient, all the water vapor must be boiled off. We vac for a min. of one hr, and use a m...

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