Yes, cap tube system. Sorry, didn't say that. That's about what I figured.
I was thinking that the super cooled liquid freon probably didn't flash as
fast. More saturated vapor by down the suction line. But, it makes sense
that the delta p of a hot condensor would feed more refrigerant.
It did take several minutes for the condensor to dry off. And like you say,
it's impossible to get any kind of accurate reading with a wet condensor.
Watch the superheat drop, as it dries? Wouldn't superheat increase, with a
hot, dry condensor?
Short cuts. I hear yah. I've got a mental check list of all the things to
check, while servicing any kind of system. Someday I'll write it all down,
and make a written check list. I'd publish the check list on this board, but
I'd hear from the competent techs that we ought not be teasing the public
with tidbits of information. The trade really requires some training, and
apprenticeship. A little knowledge is dangerous.
Christopher A. Young
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