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  1. #1
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    Tool for copeland semi herm sight glasses

    Does copeland make a tool to remove/replace the sight glass in their semis? We run across leakers, my boss made a tool out of a washer to pull them out.......it works, but is getting kind of worn. We find them leaking periodically. Thanks.

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    They always have me replace the compressor when that happens. Personally I find it a waste of money but there buying the compressors. I would find a piece of flat bar stock that fits the cut outs. You would not believe how many I've changed because of it. The next most leaking point I find at the high side service valve.

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    I use a quarter with a lines man plier. does the job.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

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    Yeah, this one was on a hussman dipping cabinet. One of our guys has been out a couple times and gassed it up, but now the owner wanted us to find the leak. So I got some hits around the glass and had small bubbles during run, but not on off cycle. Obviously, the leak check was during off time, lol.

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    a quarter, that is funny! I;ll try it.

  6. #6
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    No quarters?? take the knock out if the electrical box.. Cause that quarter is definitely gonna grab useless after your done with it.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

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    There is a tool for the bigger ones, it fits on a 3/8 socket and looks like a flat blade screwdriver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I made a SG removal tool from an old 3/4" socket:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....s-Removal-Tool
    Nice.

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    Armstrong makes one the Part# is 12-893 fits a 1/2" drive.
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    Drag link socket

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    People seriously replace compressors because the sight glass is leaking?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicahWes View Post
    People seriously replace compressors because the sight glass is leaking?!?!
    Yep..can count at least five last year. All in Hussmann dipping cases with Copeland semi's.

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