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    ZoomLock vs. Brazing



    Connecting the new Parker ZoomLock flame-free refrigerant fitting versus brazing can give you up to 77% time savings on the larger fitting sizes. Parker ZoomLock flame-free refrigerant fittings are specially designed to work without brazing, which automatically makes your job simpler and faster when joining copper tubes. Using specially designed crimping tools, just connect the properly prepped tube ends into the fitting (which has O-rings inside), and press the assembly into place for a secure, leak-free seal. In addition, it requires very little prep time, no adhesives, no heat, just the crimping tool and the fitting.

    Talk to your local Sporlan Authorized Wholesaler or Parker Distributor about the new Parker ZoomLock Flame-Free Refrigerant Fittings.

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    I prefer one tool over two... just my $.02 ..

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    Your very little prep time applies to hard drawn tubing, what's the prep time if using soft drawn and why not show the prep for soft drawn in a video. All I see is prep for hard drawn tubing on your web-site.

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    Bump....any comments about questions raised from post #3

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    i wouldnt be caught dead pressing soft tubing.
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    Probably a dumb question but why did the manufacturers shy away from flared lineset connections? I just removed a very old carrier with flares on each end and filter drier and customer says never needed refrigerant.


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    Good question. Maybe its because it's hard to justify charging $6000 for a flaring set and $59 for a flare fitting.

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    It seems pretty foolproof. I wasn't sure if the higher psi of 410a equipment was the issue, but they seem to work well with proper installation on mini splits tx valves etc.

    No heat issues no torches and easy repairs and maintenance. Seems like it would be the way to go. Only other thing I could think of is they made it a lot easier to steal equipment?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    Bump....any comments about questions raised from post #3
    Check out ZoomLock Catalog K-1 Page 5. Answers all the questions about approved copper.
    http://sporlanonline.com/literature/...1_ZoomLock.pdf

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    while approved, IMHO it's crazy talk to use this on soft copper that can shift or vibrate.
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    Stay Brite 8 fast and easy


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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty hvac View Post
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    Glad to see you're still around. Id happily take another misdialed call
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    Overall I've been happy with my Zoomlock tool that I bought at an auction of 1/7 what they cost new. I've probably pressed a hundred or so fittings and they have all held. However, I'm looking forward to seeing how Comex will compare in cost. It looks like you won't need another press tool because it uses the Propress tool.

    BTW your post looks just like an advertisement. Was there something new you wanted to discuss?

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