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    Rectorseal Lineset Cover :(

    I've been using Diversitec Linehide for 7 years and I have no complaints. The covers lock together really well and the fittings don't crack and break.

    But I decided to try the new Rectorseal Fortress product because it was about 15% cheaper and I regret that now.

    https://rectorseal.com/fortress-lineset-covers-group/

    The fittings look fine but the plastic can crack really easy. I also hated how hard it was to get the covers on the pipe to lock together. It kept popping apart and I considered pulling it all off. The next day I came back to it and was able to make it work, but all the time I wasted is something I can't get back.

    Now you know........

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Colver View Post
    I've been using Diversitec Linehide for 7 years and I have no complaints. The covers lock together really well and the fittings don't crack and break.

    But I decided to try the new Rectorseal Fortress product because it was about 15% cheaper and I regret that now.

    https://rectorseal.com/fortress-lineset-covers-group/

    The fittings look fine but the plastic can crack really easy. I also hated how hard it was to get the covers on the pipe to lock together. It kept popping apart and I considered pulling it all off. The next day I came back to it and was able to make it work, but all the time I wasted is something I can't get back.

    Now you know........
    Yep that stuff's trash. Line hide went up so much I'm going to be trying out downspout on an install I'm doing for my mother-in-law today.
    I don't know what line hide brand United Refrigeration carries but my boss started using it a while back and it's pretty good for way less money.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    There is nothing new about it....been around for years.
    Quote Originally Posted by James Colver View Post
    I've been using Diversitec Linehide for 7 years and I have no complaints. The covers lock together really well and the fittings don't crack and break.

    But I decided to try the new Rectorseal Fortress product because it was about 15% cheaper and I regret that now.

    https://rectorseal.com/fortress-lineset-covers-group/

    The fittings look fine but the plastic can crack really easy. I also hated how hard it was to get the covers on the pipe to lock together. It kept popping apart and I considered pulling it all off. The next day I came back to it and was able to make it work, but all the time I wasted is something I can't get back.

    Now you know........
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Yep that stuff's trash. Line hide went up so much I'm going to be trying out downspout on an install I'm doing for my mother-in-law today.
    I don't know what line hide brand United Refrigeration carries but my boss started using it a while back and it's pretty good for way less money.
    My first 3 minisplits (15-18 years ago) were done with plastic downspout and 45 degree fittings to boot....
    I'm not young enough, to know everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieseldude View Post
    My first 3 minisplits (15-18 years ago) were done with plastic downspout and 45 degree fittings to boot....
    Awaiting downspout selection.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Yep that stuff's trash. Line hide went up so much I'm going to be trying out downspout on an install I'm doing for my mother-in-law today.
    I don't know what line hide brand United Refrigeration carries but my boss started using it a while back and it's pretty good for way less money.
    Such a nice son-in-law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red850kid View Post
    Such a nice son-in-law.
    We have a UF here in the Seattle area. I'll check with them. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Awaiting downspout selection.
    you could have hidden it under the PVC covers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavhorna View Post
    you could have hidden it under the PVC covers
    What do you mean by PVC covers?
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    It turned out pretty good but way more work than line hide.
    Last edited by R600a; 08-13-2022 at 09:21 PM.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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