I am looking for some advice or pointers on restoring a Rich Beers based hybrid system(110V and engine
drive) that stopped working some time ago prior to my ownership
I like the design and intent to re-do components needed to get it going again. I have experience and tools building smaller BD-50 based air-cooled systems. And i figured this is a step-up in complexity but doable for a DIY
with engineering skills.
I don't need advice on converting to 12V. I have a 5kW northern lights generator
For starters id like to get the 110V loop going.
Later on i'll get the engine
drive working, as its a completely separate loop.
110V is a 1/3HP r134a Copeland based system with 1/4" ID copper high side and liquid receiver. suction is 5/16" ID
Does anyone know if these receivers and service
valves go bad or can be re-used assuming I pressure test it.
looks very rusty and those wiring
connections are old. So i've decided to get a suitable replacement compressor
. Do they typically get shipped oil
Complete 110V condenser units are in the order of 500$+ while compressor can be had for $150.
Condensing loop and foils look ok and I plan to pressure test and just replace the fan. (110V).
Are there any good instruction manuals
on initial charging
I have two boxes(fridge and freezer). Liquid (high)side splits and solenoid is used to shut off the flow to the fridge plate based on thermostat signal while freezer
Are there any fine differences in charging
a system with expansion valve as opposed to cap-tube?
I have the Kollmann refrigeration
book already and there is some very good stuff there but i don't think there is specifics on split loop that has a solenoid.