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    Tubing Coils

    I'm working on a freezer cabinet that has a partially plugged Cap Tube. So I thought of changing out the whole "heat exchanger" tubing. NLA from OEM. Getting new Cap Tube and new 1/2" AC/R copper tubing.

    I know I have seen this before, but I can't find it now. Maybe I am wording my search wrong. Seems I recall a chart of the minimum "coil" or "loop" diameter of various sizes of copper tubing. I have Copper Tubing Handbook(s). They have a lot of information but I don't see that they address the coil or loop data.

    Can someone help me out on this..??
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    Make?
    Model?

    Pic of the coil?

    Refrigeration Hardware, Case Parts, PartsTown all have a good selection of coils!

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    I think he’s talking about the discharge condensate coil used on McCall’s. But my crystal ball has been known to be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzycajun View Post
    I think he’s talking about the discharge condensate coil used on McCall’s. But my crystal ball has been known to be wrong.
    1/4" or 3/8" and a tubing bender!

    Who was it used a Pyrex Bowl for the condensate?

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    You’re showing your age was it traulsen or the old Koch before Hobart bought them I can’t remember. Where’s ice when you need him
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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    1/4" or 3/8" and a tubing bender!

    Who was it used a Pyrex Bowl for the condensate?
    I have seen that in circa 80's Hussmann Reach in pass troughs. Easy to clean and it was up top so out of most harm's way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzycajun View Post
    You’re showing your age was it traulsen or the old Koch before Hobart bought them I can’t remember. Where’s ice when you need him
    KOCH

    Traulsen always had that shallow pan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    1/4" or 3/8" and a tubing bender!

    Who was it used a Pyrex Bowl for the condensate?
    Hobart for sure used them. Still the best condensate pan I’ve ever come across.

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    Sounds to me like he's wanting to know how big the diameter should be on the suction line that's coiled up. I'd guess 6-8 inch diameter and say 4 or 5 loops. A model number sure would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Sounds to me like he's wanting to know how big the diameter should be on the suction line that's coiled up. I'd guess 6-8 inch diameter and say 4 or 5 loops. A model number sure would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    KOCH

    Traulsen always had that shallow pan!
    Damn now I’m showing my age or as I tell my wife experienced
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    MC bottle
    B-Tank
    Freon Drum
    2 qt container
    5 qt container
    Spackle bucket

    Put it into something i can picture!
    I think my 80cf. nitro tank wound be suffice.

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