View Full Version : Heating compressors / systems for recovery

29-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Anyone have any clever tricks / tools for heating compressors / refrigeration systems for recovery? I'm growing old recovering this system, and my trusty rubber mallet is getting a lot of use. Worse is that this one is a burnout and having a tank in-line to collect the bad oil probably isn't helping anything.

Anyone use a space heater? Nichrome wire? Halogen lamp? Heat blanket?

install monkey
29-05-2013, 09:48 PM
turbo torch (mapp gas)

monkey spanners
30-05-2013, 12:04 AM
Hot air gun, have used halogen lamp too and on farms bucket of very hot water from the plant wash boiler, depends on the size of system.

30-05-2013, 03:38 AM
Yeah I'm hesitant to use the torch because it always runs out when I need it. That and I'm really good at unintentionally burning stuff. Woohoo!

Heat gun usually means I have to sit with it.

Here's a question... could I run some juice through the compressor coils without the start capacitor attached? Or would that cause a (further) burnout?