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Jul 27, 2023

Jim Fultz and Jim Hagl from Copeland join the podcast to talk about filter driers and system cleanup. Filter driers come in many types and sizes; they typically go on the liquid line (bi-flow filter driers are used on heat pumps), but suction line filter driers also exist. 

Copeland’s liquid line filter drier models...

Jul 25, 2023

In this short episode, Bryan goes over the fourth chapter of his new book, Unconformed. The chapter is called "So... What Do You Do?"

Parents always want to be proud of their children, but it seems as though children are more proud of children who attend college than take up apprenticeships. However, these...

Jul 20, 2023

This podcast is based on a Kalos meeting about pipefitting best practices, particularly in commercial refrigeration applications. It begins with a few words about quality workmanship by the Kalos founder and CEO, Robert Orr.

Pipefitting consists of repairs and joining metals; when joining metals, we need to liquify the...

Jul 18, 2023

In this short episode, Bryan talks about filter driers and their important role in HVAC/R system protection, especially in accordance with Copeland's (formerly Emerson's) AE24-1105 R5.

We can really start keeping our systems contaminant-free by handling tubing properly, purging and flowing nitrogen, and keeping copper...

Jul 13, 2023

This podcast episode is one of Alex Meaney's HVACR Training Symposium presentations: HVAC Design Backwards, Forwards, and In Between.

Load calculation factors in all three means of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. It doesn't directly tell you the tonnage; it just tells you how many BTUs (sensible and...