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    splice a cap tube?

    Replacing the evaporator coil on a reach in cooler and the last foot or so of the cap tube broke off. Given the hassle in replacing the entire cap tube, any acceptable way to re attach or splice on a new section?

    Thanks

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    Reconnect the two halves with the next size up tubing.

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    Yeah, done it a few times myself, everything worked fine afterwards.
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    Get yourself a micro flare block and swedging kit. I'm just kidding, well at least I think I'm kidding. I have also had success with using a small chunk of 1/4" or 3/8" tubing (and a Channellocks) to splice a cap tube back together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Get yourself a micro flare block and swedging kit. I'm just kidding, well at least I think I'm kidding. I have also had success with using a small chunk of 1/4" or 3/8" tubing (and a Channellocks) to splice a cap tube back together.

    Great thanks.

    Yeah the smallest I have is 1/4" unless I want to buy a roll of cap tubing just to get a few inches to splice the two together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Yeah, done it a few times myself, everything worked fine afterwards.
    Thanks. Much obliged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Reconnect the two halves with the next size up tubing.
    Thanks for the input. Will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Get yourself a micro flare block and swedging kit. I'm just kidding, well at least I think I'm kidding. I have also had success with using a small chunk of 1/4" or 3/8" tubing (and a Channellocks) to splice a cap tube back together.

    I carry 3/16 tubing for this. never had a problem.

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