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frank
13-04-2005, 08:52 PM
Just a cut and paste from a forum over the pond. They are discussing a recent domestic installation where the suction line was kinked during installation.



MintJulep (Mechanical) 23 Mar 05 20:39
John,

You can count on the HVAC guy giving you problems. Have your lawyer's phone on speed dial.

Yes, it would be possible to cut out the damaged sections and braze in a new section. But now you have four brazed joints that are potential future leaks where you should have none.

There are compression fittings that would be suitable for refrigeration service. They are expensive. They are not available at Home Depot. They will not work on soft annealed pipe that it sounds like was used.

You paid for a continuous, undamaged suction line between evaporator and condenser. That is what you should get.

botrous
13-04-2005, 09:01 PM
Nice Nice Nice , they will prosecute us for a joint . Mice Mice Mice

Karl Hofmann
13-04-2005, 11:57 PM
I was prsecuted for a dodgy joint a few years back....I was smoking it at the time :rolleyes: