Setup for pressure testing condenser (3/4 + 5/8 ports)

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Setup for pressure testing condenser (3/4 + 5/8 ports)

Postby r-mm » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:07 am

In the past I have rigged various fittings to pressure test components like this oil cooler. I usually submerge it in water to look for bubbles and check that pressure holds.

I'm sure there is a common way of doing this for a condenser. Before I go science project on it, does anyone have a good off the shelf solution theyve used? These are common 3/4" and 5/8" fittings.

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Re: Setup for pressure testing condenser (3/4 + 5/8 ports)

Postby bohica2xo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:51 am

Every flush & test fitting I own was made from a scrap hose assembly of some sort.

Any "You Pull It" type salvage yard has your parts waiting. A couple of wrenches and a pocketknife will get you mating fittings.

If you use a short length of hose with a crimped on fitting, you can go with a hose barb & clamp for your air fitting. Plug the other hose & fitting.

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