Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 14 to 26 of 33
  1. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Treasure coast, FL
    Posts
    7,866
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post


    I use a “kerf saw” with very fine teeth. At first it didn’t seem like the best tool for the job, but after trying various smooth blade knifes unsuccessfully, I gravitated back towards the saw.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    How many teeth per inch is that one? I just found a 42 TPI version that looks like it's the same brand as the one you pictured.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Northern Idaho
    Posts
    984
    Post Likes
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    How many teeth per inch is that one? I just found a 42 TPI version that looks like it's the same brand as the one you pictured.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
    Yep I believe its 42


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Treasure coast, FL
    Posts
    7,866
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    Yep I believe its 42


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Awesome. Just ordered it, thanks.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

  4. Likes GoCougs liked this post
  5. #17
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    24,563
    Post Likes
    Whoa, didn't expect to see what I saw in the OP.

    How much time did it take to do just what is in the photo?
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

  6. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Northern Idaho
    Posts
    984
    Post Likes
    Thread Starter

    Insulating ref piping

    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Whoa, didn't expect to see what I saw in the OP.

    How much time did it take to do just what is in the photo?
    Takes probably 3 minutes or so to make the fitting, so for a trap that 9 minutes, then another couple to properly glue them together, and another couple to fit of the pipe and glue the seam. So the trap and the tee was probably 15-20 minutes. Certainly not the quickest way.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #19
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    24,563
    Post Likes
    I've always tried to do the best I could when insulating. It does take dedication and attention to make it decent.

    And you sir, have done very well. Just the lack of glue showing is a skill in and of itself !!


    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    Takes probably 3 minutes or so to make the fitting, so for a trap that 9 minutes, then another couple to properly glue them together, and another couple to fit of the pipe and glue the seam. So the trap and the tee was probably 15-20 minutes. Certainly not the quickest way.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

  8. Likes GoCougs liked this post
  9. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    B.C. Canada
    Posts
    1,233
    Post Likes
    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!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Northern Idaho
    Posts
    984
    Post Likes
    Thread Starter
    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!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    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


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  11. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    B.C. Canada
    Posts
    1,233
    Post Likes
    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


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    columbus, OH
    Posts
    6,855
    Post Likes
    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...


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  13. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    maroon lazyboy
    Posts
    2,664
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    Awesome. Just ordered it, thanks.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
    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

  14. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    17,373
    Post Likes
    I use scissors or my tin snips never tried a kerf saw. Will give that a go next time.

  15. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    211
    Post Likes
    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

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •