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Old 08-23-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Cleanup after a compressor burnout


This is my first post on this forum, but I have been reading other posts to answer my questions.

I own a small apartment complex and do all of my own work including the air conditioners. One thing I don't understand is how to cleanup a system before installing a new compressor after a burnout.

What is the best way to do it?
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I should add that I know how to evacuate, pull a vacuum, and charge the system. I'm just concerned with what to use to take care of the acid after a burnout.
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Explain to me what you mean by "cleanup a system"
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I'm not talking about non-condensibles and moisture. But in my reading I find information about "flushing" the condenser and line set. Also, installing a drier with an ability to do something with the acid.
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I understand a burn out. Yes flushing lines, adding a filter/dryer and flushing the coil is right.

But, my advise to you is to hire a pro. Why? Because it will be done right and if done wrong the system will fail because of the acid.

Hang out with the tech and ask tons of questions so that next time you will be able to do the work.

While I'm Plumber/Mechanical I also own 12 rentals and understand the issues with cash flow when it comes to hiring out the work.

You are licensed to handle freon?
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Yes, I am licensed and I have spent time with techs, but not concerning this acid question.
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DO you own or have access to a nitrogen tank?

You will need to use nitrogen and lots of it to flush the system.

Give me a minute to find a link for the flush.
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I do have nitrogen and know how to use it.
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Here is a like for the flush.

Read the Q & A's it talks about burn outs

When I flush a system I use 1 1/2 tanks of 40 cu tanks

http://www.diversitech.com/literature%5CLIT-FLY-PF.pdf

You can buy this as a kit and then buy refills for the flush.
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Thanks a bunch. This is just what I've been looking for.
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