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Old 06-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #11
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While that works, it isn't really very cold.

It's not what I was referring to.

They used to have canned freon that was REALLY cold and you didn't have to invert the can. I assume there still is such a thing, probably with CO2 instead or freon, but I haven't had any for YEARS.
20 some odd years ago I used a product called "Pop-up" to freeze gum so it was easier to scrape off the sidewalk. Gotta love minimum wage jobs.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #12
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While that works, it isn't really very cold.

It's not what I was referring to.

They used to have canned freon that was REALLY cold and you didn't have to invert the can. I assume there still is such a thing, probably with CO2 instead or freon, but I haven't had any for YEARS.
Are you pullin' my leg, yankin' my chain, showin' yer ****, what? It's R134a.

R22 hasn't been manufactured for use in the USA or UK since 2003 (backstock is all you can get). Granted, R22 boiling-point is about 14-degrees colder, but I hardly think anything that evaporates at -26deg F can be called "not really very cold", especially when you're using it to chill electronics.

CO2 would probably fracture anything brittle like a silicon wafer, whether it was malfunctioning or not.



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"Canned air" is also cheap-as-dirt, and anyone can obtain it nearly anywhere (if you're over 18, that is). Neither of which can be said for R22 (well, not anymore).
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:46 AM   #13
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Dolphins cry when you use those cans.
And I cry every time you post dumb sheit like that........because I think you might actually be sincere in your warped beliefs (and, yes, I know it was sarcastic.)
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:58 AM   #14
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Are you pullin' my leg, yankin' my chain, showin' yer ****, what? It's R134a.
I stand corrected. A Google search turned up R152a as the first reference but 134 is also listed farther down.

And while the new refrigerants don't eat up the ozone, they ARE potent green house gasses. So the dolphins aren't crying; it's the polar bears.

ANYHOW, the point is that there are ways to find intermittant heat related electrical failures that don't involve rebuilding the engine........be it something to cool the parts in question or something to heat them up semi-selectively, like a hair dryer.
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