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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerik View Post
    I like how you piped in that tee.. after the trap, yet still fully functional.. I probably would have tried to tie in before the trap somehow, only complicating things.. good job! True fridge mechanic work!


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    I must admit, I did not do the refrig piping. The piping is 20+ years old, I was just fixing the insulation that was leaking onto the box


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    Old guys knew how to pipe it correctly.. it’s a lost art! Obviously being 20yo there is no oil return problems.. probably still running the original compressor


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    Thats craftsmanship, dont know where I heard it but, I did hear there are no small jobs only small people. Ive often taken that to heart and into practice but now I feel so ashamed of all the armaflex ive butchered to date...


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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    Awesome. Just ordered it, thanks.

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    A link for a kerf saw.

    Zona 35-550 Fine Razor Saw, 42 TPI.010-Inch Kerf, Blade Length 6-1/2-Inch, Cut Depth 1-3/16-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BRESQY..._EdYbDb8WMRY4G

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    I use scissors or my tin snips never tried a kerf saw. Will give that a go next time.

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    I bought the lineset tape a few weeks ago. It’s horrible! If you really have to tape it use the thick 1-1/2” electrical tape from capitol Tristate or put a small amount of arms flex glue on the back of foam tape. That works waaaaayyyy better

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    I’ve never seen such nice armaflex work though. Good job dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    A link for a kerf saw.

    Zona 35-550 Fine Razor Saw, 42 TPI.010-Inch Kerf, Blade Length 6-1/2-Inch, Cut Depth 1-3/16-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BRESQY..._EdYbDb8WMRY4G
    I tried it out yesterday - it does an awesome job!

    Now I just need to practice the rest of the insulation process. :Grin:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    For some weird reason I enjoy insulating haha. Nothing special but I really appreciate how much better mitered fittings work rather than just sliding it over, where it can pinch and ice up on freezer suction lines. I didnt do the liquid line, I was just fixing the suction.




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    An excellent example of how it's done by the book.

    For those who need one, here's the book: https://icemeister.net/backroom/wp-c...anual-2017.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pres1227 View Post
    I bought the lineset tape a few weeks ago. It’s horrible! If you really have to tape it use the thick 1-1/2” electrical tape from capitol Tristate or put a small amount of arms flex glue on the back of foam tape. That works waaaaayyyy better
    That type tape is more for uv protection on AC. I only use it outdoors. It's not my favorite but stands up pretty well in direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    I tried it out yesterday - it does an awesome job!

    Now I just need to practice the rest of the insulation process. :Grin:

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    My buddy is a self employed semi-retired commercial installer. He's been doing this stuff for 40nyears.hes used one of those knives forever. I used to laugh at it because they are so cheap looking. His were beat up looking. Then one day the supply house gave me one because I ordered a ton of insulation.

    Yeah, they are great for cutting Armaflex. Much better than anything else I've tried. I apologized to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    For some weird reason I enjoy insulating haha. Nothing special but I really appreciate how much better mitered fittings work rather than just sliding it over, where it can pinch and ice up on freezer suction lines. I didnt do the liquid line, I was just fixing the suction.




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    Great job, BTW. I couldn't make it look that nice if you gave me all day.

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    Looks great!

    I highly recommend not using any tape. Cut and glue it properly. I also hate split tail. I use the slide over. Tape on rubatex looks disgusting


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