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The concept of superheat

October 19, 2021

We illustrated the concept of superheat in last week's article by boiling water and superheating steam in a moonshine still. This week we will apply this concept to refrigerant in an air conditioning system.  The still has been replaced with an evaporator. 
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The Humble Mechanic wants to see you at MACS

September 2, 2021

Charles Sanville, better known as the Humble Mechanic is MACS Keynote Speaker. Come see Charles on Thursday, September 30 at 11:30am at The Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
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Back to school bus A/C

September 1, 2021

Since it’s September (and another school year is upon us), we’re going to look at what’s so different about school bus A/C as compared to the more common automotive-type systems.
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Mind the compressor clutch gap

August 31, 2021

One of the first things I was taught in my A/C training was to always check the clutch air gap prior to installing a compressor. 
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Who are MACS future leaders?

August 27, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2022 MACS board of directors’ election. Are you ready to get involved and help shape MACS for the future?
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Two clues to a condenser’s identity

August 24, 2021

There are two steps to determining what type of condenser is in a vehicle.
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Mysterious servicing issue in R-1234yf systems

August 11, 2021

Recently a 2017 R-1234yf Honda system, with 72,099 miles, encountering a loss of cooling (slow leak) over time would not pass the equipment charge procedure and the production amount could not be charged. 
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Field study: Incorrectly installed condensers

August 10, 2021

I have handled numerous tech calls involving older GM trucks with incorrectly installed condensers.  In preparation for this series of MACS blogs, I discovered a salvage truck with one of these condenser repairs.  This gave me the opportunity to duplicate the incorrect installation and look for pitfalls and solutions.
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Low refrigerant charge and the search for real data

June 22, 2021

I had read about how low refrigerant charges could increase compressor operating temperatures and decrease the amount of oil flowing to compressors, but I had never been able to find results from any tests. After discussing this with MACS, we decided to do some testing to get some real data.
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Robinair sponsors free Section 609 test prep webinar and test for 500 technicians this summer

June 7, 2021

Robinair sponsors free Section 609 test prep webinar and test for 500 technicians this summer
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