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In Topic: Best Olympic moment

22 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

I was in Lake Placid in 80, it was the most amazing time ever.
Thanks dad.

In Topic: The Most Under Rated Rock and Roll Bands of all time.

14 August 2016 - 08:16 PM

2 words.
Operation Mindcrime.

In Topic: Comanche blasts the Atlantic

28 July 2016 - 04:24 PM

My bad, didn't see the other ones, mods feel free to delete.

In Topic: Summer Solstice...124'F. Good a reason as any to go sailing today

21 June 2016 - 12:04 AM

On the 4th of June I was at race mile 214.6 at the SCORE Baja 500 doing work.

It was 120.6f at 11:59 am. In the shade.

We lost the thermometer at 125.

We think it was 130 at least in the sun.

It was a different kind of hot. And bees......millions of honey bees. We were wearing 20-30 of them each for 4-5 hours.


In Topic: Time to Replace the Frig - Looking for Advice

01 June 2016 - 01:50 PM

If the low side was in a vacuum, then it either had a leak, or was undercharged by accident or on purpose.

Keep in mind that the pressure determines the evaporator temperature, so when we have 6- 7lbs, we are around 0 degrees F. Add an average of 15 degrees to that because the plate temp and the box temp are two different animals. 15 is about the average temp differential we see between any plate and the box temp.

That is a good place to start. There is nothing wrong with it running in a vacuum, as long as its leak free, it just means a colder plate, but on this type of box/system its really not needed.

Some of the stuff we build for large yachts use R404A, which at the same pressure 6-7lbs, gives us a -40F evaporator! At 10InHg vac R404A is almost -70F!

Fun stuff.