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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Sometimes...before I go to install the valve....I will braze on a copper stub with the stub facing up and the tip pointed away from the valve, and then use a coupler with the valve all wrapped up to be able to braze the other end of the stub to the assembly....that way I don't have that much mass drawing away heat from the final connection.
    This is exactly what I also do. Not only does it make your job easier, but the next person's also. I don't think I've done a direct TXV to distributor in 25 years, mine would be ugly if tried at this point.

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    You all work to hard! Buy a new distributor, tubing and couplings. First solder 12" tubes in distributor and couplings then the valve all on a pipe vise in the comfort of being on the ground not standing on your head and a stub on the liquid side. Imp cut all the dist tubes and liquid. For some reason it's easier to solder up 3/8 tubes than the whole dist. Your head won't hurt as bad or your body and save time.

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    Should have used staybright8


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    Great advice here. One more I'll add is wet rags will dry out on some of the bigger jobs before you finish. I keep a spray bottle full of water and spray the rag down occasionally while I have the heat on the joint. Even if the outside of the rag is still kind of wet, where the rag hits the metal will dry out first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I wrap the distributor tube assembly with a rag just to keep those from popping out.

    Sometimes...before I go to install the valve....I will braze on a copper stub with the stub facing up and the tip pointed away from the valve, and then use a coupler with the valve all wrapped up to be able to braze the other end of the stub to the assembly....that way I don't have that much mass drawing away heat from the final connection.
    I'll usually do this also. An extra inch or two matters.
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