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    Capillary Tube?

    If a capillary tube gets restricted, you are unable to get the OEM part, and all you can do is get an aftermarket capillary tube from the local wholesaler, and it comes with no label, how can you tell which direction to install it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliud View Post
    If a capillary tube gets restricted, you are unable to get the OEM part, and all you can do is get an aftermarket capillary tube from the local wholesaler, and it comes with no label, how can you tell which direction to install it?
    are you serious?

    it goes in the direction of refrigerant flow
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    are you serious?

    it goes in the direction of refrigerant flow
    Cripes! Come on here,HVAC_Marc! Now the OP is going to want to know the direction of the freon flow.

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    Would that constitute DIY info??
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    It goes from medium tube to really small tube to big tube right?


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    Just add more freezone.

    The 2nd is there to protect the 1st. DTOM

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    Where's BBeerme? Someone tag him for this post...

    oh wait...we may have lost that future upgrade in out last past crash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliud View Post
    If a capillary tube gets restricted, you are unable to get the OEM part, and all you can do is get an aftermarket capillary tube from the local wholesaler, and it comes with no label, how can you tell which direction to install it?
    Start at the liquid filter and finnish at the evaporator.

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    That's a Grainger tech support question if I ever heard one.
    Officially, Down for the count

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    The inlet is oval and the outlet is square.

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    OP. If a 3/8" liquid line gets damaged that it has to be replaced. How do you know which end to connect to the condenser.

    OP, are you currently in a HVAC school?
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    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    He’s probably an apprentice and a journeyman yelled at him for putting a cap tube in backwards.

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