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Xringer 05-30-20 10:46 AM

It's been about a year, and it's getting damp in the basement again.
The Santa Fe isn't working this year. I found some new info about this ProSeal.
It's not for R410a units anymore. I looked for the reason and found out
the R410a pressure is too high and could explode the can!

So, I'm going to figure out how to pre-load a long hose with ProSeal
and then inject it into the system with some nice R410a behind it..

jeff5may 05-30-20 08:34 PM

Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured themselves, so now nobody can have nice things...

Xringer 05-30-20 09:24 PM

It lives!
 
I guess a little tin can with a bit of propane for propellant can't stand up to R410a pressures.
Anyways, I sucked the air out of a hose (with a cut-off valve), connected it to the can adapter, opened the cut-off to fill up the hose with ProSeal, and then moved the hose over to the Santa Fe and pushed in the ProSeal with R410a.
Once I turned on the R410a tank, I had just a few seconds before 23 oz was gone.

I ran it for 2 hours and it work okay. About like it did before.
I can't detect any R410a leakage! I hope that ProSeal holds for a while!

Left it on, and the basement air feels much nicer now.

Summer seems to be starting here. Last week, I got to wear shorts to work (babysitting). It's been pretty warm.
But, I just saw the forecast for Monday, and it's back to March again.

Cheers,
Rich

Xringer 07-08-20 09:43 PM

Still working during the Apocalypse..
 
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Still working, keeping our food storage rations from being spoiled by the humidity. (Can't go to the store, might catch COVID19).

I have the Santa Fe plugged into a smart socket that's turned on 12 times a day, on the odd numbered hours. On each odd hour, it runs for 18 minutes (or less if it's dry). It keeps the RH in the basement around 50% on average.
When it's rainy, it comes up to about 51 to 52% average RH.
Check out today's plot, the Santa also warms up the basement a bit.
It's been damp weather a lot (& we have a swamp on the back edge of our lot),
& the bill is currently showing $10 per month for keeping it dry down there..


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