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Refrigerant Recovery

Staying RRR current

October 25, 2022

The refrigerant checked out fine. No contamination with other refrigerants and no air contamination.  Their machine pulled 30 ounces out of that system.
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Refrigerant recovery and system diagnostics

October 19, 2022

That’s right. Two days later the customer called and said it was cooling terrible. I had him bring it back in and put the gauges on it and checked the vent temperature and it was running about 325 on the high side and about 45 on the low side and the vent temperature was about 55 as I indicated earlier.  Of course, it was in the low 90’s that day.
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The ambient temperature differences

October 11, 2022

That hose is easy to get to, so I whipped it off of there and had the new one on probably in less than 3 minutes.  The owner was standing there watching and thought I was finished when I tightened up the second connection. He said he was going to go up and pay and would be back to get the car and hit the road.
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TEXA joins MACS Trade Show

October 11, 2022

TEXA joins MACS Trade Show!  MACS Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 2-4, 2023, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. TEXA joined MACS as a member in 2018 and is supporting MACS Training Event as a Silver Co-Sponsor of the Welcoming Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville.
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Refrigerant overcharge

October 5, 2022

A shop could end up with an overcharge of refrigerant in a system and a resulting performance problem and waste a lot of time trying to diagnose what the problem is.
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Visit ITWSexton at MACS 2023 Training Event

October 4, 2022

ITW Sexton has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of two-piece aerosol cans for over 60 years. With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, ITW Sexton’s product line makes it easy to select the ideal solution for a wide range of standard and customized containers - from high-pressure, specialty gases to low-pressure consumer goods. Backed by the ITW family of companies, ITW Sexton is the preferred supplier of aerosol cans for customers that demand the highest level of safety and quality.
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The refrigerant left in a system after recovery

September 27, 2022

First, here is a brief review of the results of the R/R/R machine test covered in last week's article.   A J2210 R/R/R machine left 9 ounces of refrigerant in a system which had contained 27 ounces, after doing a "complete" recovery. 
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Don’t overlook a diagnostic clue

September 13, 2022

When thinking about the topic of A/C diagnostic tools, a recovery, recycle, recharge machine (R/R/R machine) is not one of the first tools that comes to mind.  It may not come to mind at all in the world of inexperienced technicians. 
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Improving A/C cool down time

July 19, 2022

If there is an issue with an A/C system, then obviously that needs to be fixed and that will aid in cool down time.  However, if a system is working properly and a customer is complaining, then the focus needs to shift toward educating the customer on steps they can take to improve cool down time.
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It isn’t blowing cold enough

June 29, 2022

"It isn't blowing cold enough.” Most any auto repair shop that does A/C work will often hear customers say this phrase. It can be the result of any number of things that can be wrong with an A/C system.  Often it is a case of common things such as, a low refrigerant charge, a refrigerant overcharge, contaminated refrigerant,  a blend door issue, a cooling fan problem, or maybe a weak compressor.
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