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    Flip house a/c line re-connect

    Customer requested the A/C Lines be reconnected ftom being cut and stolen prior to him purchasing the home for a flip house. Lines were tore off at and between the evap coil in the garage and the crawl space a couple walls over and down. System was left open. Work I did is shown prior to insulation on vapor line. I think it's pretty good for what I had to work with, and I feel good about the 30 cube drier I installed to help with moisture removal from the POE oil that's been exposed to air for about 4 months.
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    Is that all hard copper? that's a lot of joints. I hope you used an oversized HH drier and some acid-away that's appropriate for the refrigerant used.

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    Yup hard Pipe, my preference, not seen much anymore tho. Yup 30cube HH drier. No acid away tho. (4) bends total on each line from evap to condenser be exact.

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    I prefer hard copper on anything 1 1/8" and bigger, normally use hard copper for the liquid lines as well if I use it for the suction lines. Just looks neater.

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    Hard copper I always use staybrite 8

    Half the heat and no need for Nitro purge

    Biggest pipe I ever see is 1 inch

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    line set looks fine, condensate line not so much.

    done right = trap, then vent. should be ok though as its a positive pressure coil
    my boss thinks its possible to repeal the laws of physics

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    Nothing else besides the line set is my work. The rest is existing done by someone else. Customer didn't want any of it changed.

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    Should have slipped the armor flex on while open!

    I prefer hard.....
    3/8 i would have used soft and a bender!

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    Yes that's an easy way to do things, however I prefer doing it after the piping is complete and using a miter box with the arma flex to make perfect 90°s and seal it all really good. Again it's a style not seen much anymore but nonetheless one I prefer to use. As for the liquid line if I don't have to many bends I'll use the hard copper for it as well.

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