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10-08-2012, 04:05 PM #14
10-08-2012, 05:48 PM #15
It looks like the length that runs through the box ( I believe 90.55 is the length, unable to find any info from our last battle with a TA freezer) is the same id, but the length and id before the sleeve varies depending on the compressor.
The 3 door TA freezer(tsf-72d) that gave my boss all sorts of trouble earlier in the year ended up getting a TXV and a receiver (then we found the defrost heater would intermittanty stick on due to a bad board and may have worked with changing the cap tube from the drier to the sleeve).
Now, I did not care for mounting the sensing bulb to the accumulator, and had to play with the superheat due to excessive txv hunting but,knock on wood, it has been working well.
I have been unable to find any of our notes regarding cap tube sizing or txv info due to someone "just being a little bit cranky" due to all the unbillable hours wasted on this thing.
You might be able to find the cap tube size from the "order online" section and run a new suction line/cap tube up over the top of the box into the evap area.
10-08-2012, 06:13 PM #16
thanks icemeister..and 76olds, ill buy the unit from my customer before going through all that...
10-08-2012, 06:14 PM #17
So they are trying to make one size fits all cabinets and bolt on specific C/U's ? ....... Good GriefIf You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball
10-10-2012, 01:00 PM #18Professional Member
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Another way without penetrating the box: Drill a hole in the suction line by the evaporator. Cut the suction line by the condensing unit. Feed the cap. tube down the suction line. Solder it all back together. New cap tube, better subcooling and no penetration through the box.
10-10-2012, 04:23 PM #19
heres an update..today i went back to the case,i took a turner torch and heated up the cap tube going into the evaporator and around the sleeve...it still ran in a vacuum..so i cut the sleeve out, and psi tested the cap tube both ways..it blew clear..so i reassembled it, pulled a vacuum and recharged it..its running.
i told the customer that was a freebee..but left him the invoice for the original compressor install...im going to light some candles at a catholic church for this thing, at least until i get paid..
10-10-2012, 09:55 PM #20
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10-11-2012, 12:01 AM #22Regular Guest
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10-11-2012, 09:29 AM #24
10-11-2012, 10:08 AM #25
For replacement I've used a tee at either end to route the cap out of the suction instead of drill before. It was such a PITA on one of these with the tight bends in the wall it is much easier and faster to just run a new suction/cap heat exchanger up
FWIW I believe I saw a small mani ice maker that ran the cap inside the suctionIf You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball
10-11-2012, 10:22 AM #26