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Refrigeration Test Bench – Part II

In Part I, I summarized my efforts to build myself a testing platform for refrigeration projects.  I cut that post short at about the point where I began doing some heavy brazing work.  Also, the amount of media in that

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Refrigeration Test Bench – Part I

This post is going to be a bit long because it will be largely media, since I’ve done no writing for the last several months and have been busy in my shop.  I will let the pictures and videos do

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Refrigeration – Back at it!

  Oh my; where to start?  I’ve been away from the blog so long, and have so much to discuss, I fear I know not where to start.  I’ve written quite a bit about refrigeration in the past, but that

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Posted in Dehumidifiers, Hot Water, Personal, Philosophy, Refrigeration, Refrigerator


I had a feeling the other night, that we were dangerously low on propane.  My fears were justified as the heater began sputtering the next morning.  I shut everything down, including the refrigerator until I could get some propane.  It

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Posted in Dwelling, Refrigerator, The Squatch, Tiny House

The Great Gravity Flooded Evaporator

I’ve grown quite fond of the gravity flooded evaporator in the last year or two.  It has a number of advantages over a dry type evaporator.  I’ve discussed some of these in previous posts (here and here) and I will no doubt

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Trying Not to Blow Myself Up

I advocate hydrocarbon refrigerants for vapor compression systems whether it’s refrigerators, dehumidifiers, split systems, whatever.  There are a lot of advantages to them over proprietary cocktails like R-134a, R-22, 410a and so on.  First of all, they are naturally found

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Future Plans

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about refrigerator designs and what steps I’m going to take in developing them.  I tend to take on a lot more than I can chew and then when it all becomes too overwhelming, I

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