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    Cvhe suction ell torque specs

    This has probably been asked a bunch of times just cant find it on search thread and checked my ctv-sg-2. Looking for torque specs for suction ell cvhe machine. Anybody have link or page its on. Took elbow apart today and cleaned. Doing reassembly tomorrow.
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    160 and 90

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    Trigger I ended up finding this
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    glad you found something

    they are grade 5 so I use 160 on all 5\8 bolts on the machine and 90 on the 1\2 and that table is most like likely dry torque

    I also always use marine grade anti seize, since that should be used on a flange that may condensate

    If you found that you most likely found the bolt torque pattern that Trane recommends

    I really don't care for that much either, it is almost an artform to torqueing an suction ell if you don't want it to leak.

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    I never had any leaks on a TRANE when done and lasted to next overhaul . My two foot piece of pipe on my 1/2" drive breaker bar ; there is torque value than " BILLY " tight !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILLERSVCMAN View Post
    I never had any leaks on a TRANE when done and lasted to next overhaul . My two foot piece of pipe on my 1/2" drive breaker bar ; there is torque value than " BILLY " tight !
    Since that's my name, it reminded me of a story: Years ago (when I was at Trane) we hired a new guy. I had known him for years. He went with me on a few jobs, to give him some exposure to how we did things and introduce him to our customers. While doing an annual on a CenTraVac, I explained how my personnel preference was to tighten the spin on oil filter as tight as I could by hand. Using Trane's procedure had caused me to find a couple of oil leaks (small oil seeps) on return visits. No problems ever with my technique. Well, as time passed, I would happen upon some of his accounts, and would need to change the oil filter. Now would be a good time to mention that my upper body strength is less than average, for this field, and his is among the strongest I've known, lol. I have ruined oil filter wrenches, mangled filters, and cussed, all the time muttering to myself "I've created a monster", lol!

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    I started going with silicone grease for any bolt that is on a cold flange. I think the silicone deals better with moisture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyD View Post
    I started going with silicone grease for any bolt that is on a cold flange. I think the silicone deals better with moisture.

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    Than Marine Grade Anti Seize by Loctite??

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggerhappy View Post
    Than Marine Grade Anti Seize by Loctite??
    I just try to steer clear of any anti seize on refrigeration. It's like lapping compund to anything that moves. Is enough going to get inside to make a problem? Probably not. Just a preference. I use Tri-Flo in the squeeze tube.

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