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Side can tap question.

70monte on Sat June 12, 2010 11:51 AM User is offline

Year: 1998
Make: Chevrolet
Model: K3500
Engine Size: 7.4L
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: 80
Country of Origin: United States

I've got a quick side can tap question. Does it matter where on the can you put the can tap. Like near the bottom, middle, or top? Thanks.

Wayne

TRB on Sat June 12, 2010 2:16 PM User is offlineView users profile

Close to the top most of the time. We use 30 pound cylinders so don't really use those much anymore.

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70monte on Sat June 12, 2010 2:47 PM User is offline

Thanks, I've always put them around the middle or closer to the bottom but I didn't know if it made a difference. I was mainly just curious.

Wayne

daman on Sat June 12, 2010 3:02 PM User is offlineView users profile

Try to upgrade to a top tap Monte much safer operation.

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70monte on Sat June 12, 2010 4:50 PM User is offline

How is a top tap safer? Thanks.

Wayne

daman on Sat June 12, 2010 9:30 PM User is offlineView users profile

Just all around better,sealing, piercing,leak potenal,etc,etc...

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'00 Pontiac Sunfire 2200 I4 SFI
'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

Dougflas on Sun June 13, 2010 12:18 AM User is offline

at the top as you'll be introducing vapor and the can won't give in stength wise

NickD on Sun June 13, 2010 6:38 AM User is offline

I don't understand the concept of a side tap, seems that is the weakest point of the can. No can tap works if you only need half a can, no matter how hard you tighten it, but not too hard, will smash that rubber washer, it will leak out. That is why I buy cylinders, much cheaper per pound, will always use it, and comes with a built in valve at no extra charge.

70monte on Wed June 16, 2010 6:14 AM User is offline

Thanks guys.

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