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Another shop made a line for this guy. They used those slip on compression fittings............And it leaked. Lost 3.75 lbs of R12 and would not stand by their work.
Guy brought it to me. I welded a barb onto the old line with a torch and that special Aluminum rod then crimped it with our brand new bubble crimper. Sorry about the Cell phone camera pic but it's all I have at work. Hopefully the pic will show.
We sell some pretty nice aluminum rod and all the odds and ends to make hoses. Most expensive item is the crimper.
Nice job Chris
With the price of gasoline, and the value of my time to run back to the hose shop - that crimper is a bargain. Good tools don't come cheap, but they pay back quickly. The ability to fabricate a proper hose on the spot, with the ends oriented the correct way is priceless.
I worked on a car recently that had been through 2 condensors, and was cracking the third one at the inlet connection. The problem was evident as soon as I pulled the bolt out of the fitting... the hose almost hit me in the face. It had been "fixed" by the owner's brother - a heavy equipment mechanic. He told me it took two people to put the "fixed" hose in. Of course, the shop that changed the earlier condensor had just re-installed the hose.
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.
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