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  1. #1
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    Looks Home Made

    Homemade is not always better. This freezer coil was icing up bad at txv. Getting new distributor and
    sweat txv.
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    Had to make one like that to save a local curry restaurants stock. Had a leak i couldn't find at first so put some dye in.... Everything glowed green dye to food colouring!!! Then a month later found capilary snapped of exit of distributor. Made new distributor out of squashed 1/2", just make sure to have it level to even up the flow as best as possible.

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    Several times I have seen a home-made distributor nozzle that was favoring one tube over the others. The first one I saw that had an issue, was on a walk-in-cooler and it was freezing up one circuit of the evaporator, and the other two circuits weren't doing anything. I used a pinch off-tool to restrict the flow in the favored one as a last ditch effort, and it worked! All three circuits starting frosting up evenly. I couldn't believe it, but it has been like that for about a year and no other issues. (But of course, your issue of heavy frost on TXV sounds like a different issue altogether.)

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    Distributors are inexpensive and easy to install. Sporlan guy sized it and a txv for me. No reason not to do it right.

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    Ive made homemade distributors before on smaller heat pumps and acs. Seems to work ok.

    I don't know why that one isn't working with only 2 feeders.

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    I have seen distributer tubes like that from factory.
    Saddle Up!

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