Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 66 to 78 of 86
  1. #66
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Posts
    4,490
    they believe their factories are controlled environments and this allows them to use smaller driers.

    i just found this info out the other day.

    the first 2 numbers on the drier is the size of the drier and the last number is connection size.

    ex;
    163s = 16cu in and 3/8 sweat
    164s = 16cu in 1/2" sweat
    165s = 16cu in 5/8 sweat
    607s = 60cu in 7/8 sweat

    and so forth. never really paid attention until an ol' timer told me

  2. #67
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Phoenix,AZ
    Posts
    2,895
    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    they believe their factories are controlled environments and this allows them to use smaller driers.

    i just found this info out the other day.

    the first 2 numbers on the drier is the size of the drier and the last number is connection size.

    ex;
    163s = 16cu in and 3/8 sweat
    164s = 16cu in 1/2" sweat
    165s = 16cu in 5/8 sweat
    607s = 60cu in 7/8 sweat

    and so forth. never really paid attention until an ol' timer told me
    Well.Tranes got some weird ones. Here's the tiny one! 1/2 inch in , 5/16 out. And it's actually a 034!! Clogged and almost took out a compressor!!!But, i guess they figure as long as it makes it through it's 1 year warranty. That's good enough!!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  3. #68
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Posts
    4,490
    034 = 3CI

    034 = 1/2" solder

    034/2.5 = 5/16 solder

  4. #69
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Posts
    4,490
    yea i hate those little ones.

  5. #70
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Phoenix,AZ
    Posts
    2,895
    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    034 = 3CI

    034 = 1/2" solder

    034/2.5 = 5/16 solder
    Thanks for sharing!! I never knew that either!!!But, i do now!!

  6. #71
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Paper Street Soap Company
    Posts
    2,304
    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    i just did this on a small 4 ton carrier rtu. mine came with stubs that go into the coil then the header goes into the stubs.

    what a PITA it was. had no room to work and panels couldn't come off to make more room. i got it done and holding pressure

    over night at 155psi. it was quitting time. will be back there at 7am to check pressure test and vacuum it down.

    wish i had the header you got to replace. alot more room to work on yours. think my unit was 48tjd004 its from 1995
    Yea they all come with the stubbs. At least the Carrier replacement headers do. I don't use the stubs, the seem redundant and extend the header.

    I just toss them in one of my truck compartments and use them as street couplings. I've done 6 total in almost twenty years. A couple more after this repair. To be honest I think they're easier to replace than going back with a TXV retro kit.

    With that said too many TXVs are scrapped do to tech incompetence and they do seem to be more rugged than these fixed orifice headers.

    But the retro kits are ridiculously expensive. It's hard to convince a customer from one metering device to another when the difference in Price is so exorbitant.

  7. #72
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    3,589
    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    Yea they all come with the stubbs. At least the Carrier replacement headers do. I don't use the stubs, the seem redundant and extend the header.

    I just toss them in one of my truck compartments and use them as street couplings. I've done 6 total in almost twenty years. A couple more after this repair. To be honest I think they're easier to replace than going back with a TXV retro kit.

    With that said too many TXVs are scrapped do to tech incompetence and they do seem to be more rugged than these fixed orifice headers.

    But the retro kits are ridiculously expensive. It's hard to convince a customer from one metering device to another when the difference in Price is so exorbitant.
    I should get the numbers off the unit, it seems crazy that our supplier would quote the whole coil rather than manifold.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #73
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    396
    If you ever wanna try retro-fitting a carrier RTU with a TXV. All you gotta do is contact Sporlan with the size of your distributor tubes and how many you have...they will tell you exactly what you need and give you all the part numbers so you can order it from your local Sporlan Rep. I found this to be less time consuming then trying to wait on Carrier just so they can tell you the header is on back order. Ive been doing these retro fits for a while now and no problems as of yet.

    KB Cool - I usually go through ARS Tempe to order these parts there usually pretty good about ordering from sporlan..... just a heads up if you ever wanna try it.
    RTFM!!!

  9. #74
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mid-Mo
    Posts
    3,596
    Good stuff here guys. There is one problem unit we have that other people have put multiple compressors in that need just this done to it. Good work six. You look too young to be doing this stuff that long?!?

  10. #75
    you can make one your self 3/16 copper. Or 1/8 in I used 3/16in. Piston holder from old coil 4 or 6 feeder remove them 3 in. 7/8 copper. 24 in on each 3/16 feeder . Cut out header. Add a 1 piston at btu. recharge. Do not need a TXV. Name:  photo.jpg
Views: 345
Size:  30.4 KB, Name:  piston header.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  31.9 KB The mfg 5 ton hole is .028 in each all Have trash in each. Txv better on refrigeration not A/C.

  11. #76
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Posts
    4,490
    i would disagree about the TXV comment. Good job though.

  12. #77
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    396
    good job pyramidhvac. i personally like converting to txv valves. havent had any problems or callbacks.
    RTFM!!!

  13. #78
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    3,589
    I guess our unit won't be needing any work its getting replacedName:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1350172505.098469.jpg
Views: 282
Size:  41.9 KB


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event