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  1. #1
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    Lineset piping! Critics?

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    I only replaced HP and indoor coil, left AH and duct alone. Took me a little longer bending than using fittings, but thought it looked better with one piece.
    I'm sure it can be picked apart, but I welcome criticism. I have been a service tech most all of my career, so still trying to perfect this side of the trade.
    Go ahead and bust my bubble!

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    Carpenter is coming tomorrow to box in the open area's. Prior unit was an Armstrong with clogged distributors

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    Hmm. I would have put the service panel on the side where the lineset comes thru the wall. Then just went basically straight in. Being you didn't I would have tried to keep the lineset flat to the wall outside and ran it level strapping it to the house, then came straight into the unit. Street 45 degree fittings are nice for that, I keep several of each size.

    Not terrible though.

    I like to keep the lines tight with walls or the unit inside as well. Usually at the unit I will use a street 90, and come into that.

    Some of my junk to go off of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    'Round here they make us tack the whips down within 12" of disconnect. Low voltage wires gets a flexible whip also.

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    Looks good. Nice bends.

    I'd of brought the lineset out so that it could be anchored to the outside wall along with the whip. The length of the lineset increases it's leverage on the valves and tendency to transmit vibrations, it's exposure to be stepped on or have something dropped on it would be my other concern.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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    Lineset looks good! Didn't know the F-J name was still in use!

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    I only replaced HP and indoor coil, left AH and duct alone. Took me a little longer bending than using fittings, but thought it looked better with one piece.
    I'm sure it can be picked apart, but I welcome criticism. I have been a service tech most all of my career, so still trying to perfect this side of the trade.
    Go ahead and bust my bubble!

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    Your job looks very good.


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    I want to thank everyone for taking the time to look and comment.
    I agree with the statements on snugging the wall.

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    I may have been subconsciously following suit from the previous (yes that is a monoflow drier on a HP, may be why the distributors were clogged???)

    This being the first time I got a good chance to use my bending kit, I figured I'd give a shot at a solo run.
    Any tips on getting tight corners with the yj kit without brazing elbows?
    Maybe I should have started with that outside 90, and invest in the reverse bend adapter?

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    I really like the look of the roll against the condenser, now if you would have strapped it down and varnished the liquid line it would have been perfect. Kind of nostalgic, harkening back to the days of the percharged linesets

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    I truly appreciate a nicely run lineset it says a lot about the care with which the rest of the system was installed. And the fact that you take the time knowing 99% of the customers would never notice says a lot about you.

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    I really like it. But you did invite critiques? So I'll just mention that I'm fond of making the exit from the wall a 135 bend followed with a 45 back to hug the wall and allow strapping. I think this is called a shepherd's crook bend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benatwhodotnet View Post
    I really like it. But you did invite critiques? So I'll just mention that I'm fond of making the exit from the wall a 135 bend followed with a 45 back to hug the wall and allow strapping. I think this is called a shepherd's crook bend.
    Nice!
    I'll look into the shepherd hook. Can't say I've ever ran into one.
    Anyone have picks?

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    The reverse attachments make it very easy.

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    spin the unit next time a quarter turn so that your line set goes straight into the unit. if your worried about the nameplate showing. it usually snaps right off so you can face it on any side

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