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    Brazing

    This was all from one unit. I am surprised the rev. valve did not melt inside. And there was oil all over one of the joints, have to go back to repair.
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    Gawd damn! Buy that man a rose bud tip!

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    That's what i said. When i first open the unit i was like WTF?? REALLY??? Needless to say the owner said every year the cooling has to be repaired 2-3 times. I showed him the pics, as why you have restrictions all thru out the system. When I Hooked the gauges up, brown oil/r-22 came out of it, compressor still worked though.

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    Wow, i usually silver solder them in with wet rags everywhere protecting everything-thats crazy.
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    Looks like he braze it with a benzolite propane torch. F'ing gross.
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    Nice "assjob"

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    hell i think he was trying to braze all three tubes together into a block of filler metal

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    Many years ago I got a call from a homeowner who was trying to install his own condensing unit. When I arrived I could see lots of melted soft solder on the ground but not a drop on the piping. I asked what was up? He said no matter how long he held the soldering iron on the pipe the solder would not stick!

    He pulls out an electronics soldering iron! He was amazed to see how quickly and efficiently oxy acetylene was at brazing those pipes.
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    I think he must have graduated from the Helen Keller School Of Brazing. wow!

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    My wife can braze better than that!

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    That's craptastic!!

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    Do you think they nitro purged while making this monstrosity?

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