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    Sorry folks, I was on my way to solving the...

    Sorry folks, I was on my way to solving the problem until the company from which I've ordered the service kit and spare valve decided to put my order on hold due to an obsolete part number.

    That's...
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    Ok. No thanks to Parker, I found myself a...

    Ok. No thanks to Parker, I found myself a solenoid valve repair kit. I'm gonna crack the thing open and check for blockages, etc.

    I've also gotten a back-up TXV if that needs to be replaced as...
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    And FYI, I decided to make it official and buy a...

    And FYI, I decided to make it official and buy a recovery machine and cylinder instead of borrowing.

    Borrowing has worked out in the past.... but I'd rather have ready access.
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    Always fine with people throwing ideas on the...

    Always fine with people throwing ideas on the wall. :)

    I'm mostly disappointed that I didn't check the solenoid valve and decided to go ahead with the redesign and rebuild of the liquid line. As...
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    I thought about it.... :p: Time to recover...

    I thought about it.... :p:

    Time to recover refrigerant and check the TXV and Solenoid valves like I should have before... After thinking about why the liquid injection worked, that told me the...
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    In retrospect, it may have been wise to replace...

    In retrospect, it may have been wise to replace the TXV just to be safe... but I didn't... and so it goes...

    Liquid Pressure: 325PSI
    Suction Pressure: 70PSI
    Superheat: 8-10F

    I experimented...
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    Rebuilt - Repeat Problem

    Ok, so I've finally recharged and started back with testing. The same problem has presented itself.

    When the sight glass was still bubbling, the liquid pressure was climbing above 300PSI, Suction...
  8. I wish I still had time for this stuff.... My...

    I wish I still had time for this stuff.... My dang project hasn't moved in months, hehehe.
  9. Custom built Chiller units.

    Custom built Chiller units.
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    This made me chuckle a bit, because mine is still...

    This made me chuckle a bit, because mine is still sitting in a garage. LOL!

    Anyways....

    Coolers are a good item to use because the plastic can handle lower temperatures. Although, 0F is at the...
  11. Thread: Flow Issue

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    Your flow meter is installed improperly. It is...

    Your flow meter is installed improperly. It is likely giving you a faulty reading. I gather it is the paddle type and not a positive displacement sensor. Positive displacement type of sensors cannot...
  12. Oh, in addition to what I said in the PM, my...

    Oh, in addition to what I said in the PM, my revisions will resume work soon enough as we relocate. :) So you can at least look on to see if I'm qualified enough for ya. hehe.
  13. I still do.... in fact, I finished one (mostly),...

    I still do.... in fact, I finished one (mostly), and then had to redesign.... then had to postpone it AGAIN!!!

    It is far less common, though. Most folks don't do a lot of heavy gaming, or really...
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    Time for a little Hiatus... Sister's wedding this...

    Time for a little Hiatus... Sister's wedding this week, then we're buying a house at some point. A lot to do, so needless to say the chiller takes the back burner.

    I managed to finish most of it,...
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    Just a look at the new coil. Not much in the way...

    Just a look at the new coil. Not much in the way of interesting pictures.... The top one is in proper orientation.

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/IMG_20140417_224100.jpg
    ...
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    Slowly. As I've gotten busy, I have less time to...

    Slowly. As I've gotten busy, I have less time to work on the thing... Although I did a little work this past weekend and will do a little more this weekend coming up. It has largely been idle for the...
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    I'm sure the watchful eye noticed my mistake.......

    I'm sure the watchful eye noticed my mistake.... I forgot to install an access port to the isolated loop on the liquid line.... :p

    No worries, I'll ensure that one is installed prior to the...
  18. It is kind of tight in there. I actually looked...

    It is kind of tight in there. I actually looked back to see after you posted that to make sure I didn't make a mistake.
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    Did some more work today. Closed up the system...

    Did some more work today. Closed up the system real tight and now I only have the modifications to the cold coil left to do. I've got some EPDM rubber hose for the return lines. Its a much better...
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    I hadn't gauged power usage as of yet, I wanted...

    I hadn't gauged power usage as of yet, I wanted to have everything fine tuned first.

    It is likely that we're talking about 1700W total (~15A).

    That greatly depends on actual usage and...
  21. Hot running is more than just a function of...

    Hot running is more than just a function of superheat being too high. You must consider pressure differentials, as the greater that is, the more heat that the compressor generates through additional...
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    Me neither. Hopefully, this time, I will have...

    Me neither. Hopefully, this time, I will have trouble free operation. :)

    Aside from taking care of some nagging problems, my filter drier will now be replaceable in the future. :)
  23. It is designed for that orientation by the looks...

    It is designed for that orientation by the looks of it. Similar to my Tecumseh HG compressor. It is deviated from level by roughly 5* and designed for horizontal operation.

    My main concern is its...
  24. Well, no warranty or support means that you...

    Well, no warranty or support means that you either buy a different unit, or take it apart and examine.
  25. You could have a defective unit. Does it not come...

    You could have a defective unit. Does it not come with a warranty?

    What are your Flow rates?
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