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  1. #1
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    So...How much damage did I do?

    I was looking at the bottom my newly installed TAM 7 air handler and accidently hit the suction line right where it was brazed into the line set. I hit it with my darn head pretty hard that it moved ever so slightly in position. Did I compromise the brazed connection / see the damage down the road from this or should I be OK. I really don't know how much movement the brazed connection area can withstand. Thanks in advance for all the responses.

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    It is

    HIGHLY unlikey you damaged the braze joint. You would have probably heard a hissing noise if that was the case.
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    You didnt do any harm to the brazed joint.

    Brazed copper lines are very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclev View Post
    I was looking at the bottom my newly installed TAM 7 air handler and accidently hit the suction line right where it was brazed into the line set. I hit it with my darn head pretty hard that it moved ever so slightly in position. Did I compromise the brazed connection / see the damage down the road from this or should I be OK. I really don't know how much movement the brazed connection area can withstand. Thanks in advance for all the responses.
    I would be more worried about your head.

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    Hehheh, reminds me of when a friend bumped into my home's condensing unit with his truck. Moved it several inches. We just looked it over and moved it back. No problems. He and his son had come over to pick up an old truck of mine that wasn't worth selling. I gave it to his son, who was just getting started in his own plumbing business. Thought that good deed was about to cost me !

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    Thanks again for the info. Ya my darn head. I remember years when I was an electronic tech (back in the day when we used to repair and actually replace components on pc boards) I was working on a console TV and my head came in contact with the "kine socket". That is the board that has focus and screen voltage about 6 KV going to the CRT (picture tube). Luckily it was extremely low current and I'm here to tell the story. Thanks again to all, Uncle.

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    Years ago I got hit by the ultor on a CRT monitor when I was just starting avionics training.

    good times...good times.

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