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AC line I made today.

chris142 on Tue June 03, 2008 9:41 PM User is offline

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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.

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TRB on Tue June 03, 2008 11:13 PM User is offlineView users profile

We sell some pretty nice aluminum rod and all the odds and ends to make hoses. Most expensive item is the crimper.

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bohica2xo on Wed June 04, 2008 2:02 PM User is offline

Nice job Chris

Tim:

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.

B.

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