Originally Posted by David M
Bending copper tubing and doing a good flare fitting just takes a little practice.
and I have a 4 year apprenticeship in refrigeration
. so have practical knowledge and the schooling.
pipe work is very precise with quality for handling temperature ranges, vibrations and not leaking. Also internal cleanliness of tube. Don't ever blow in it - will introduce moisture. I assume is the same as hydraulics...
But, there are many other issues that I am trying to "know" before going forward.
50' roll of refrigeration tube for 105 bucks - home depot.
Mechanical bender is about 150 bucks - on-line
spring bender - home depot - reasonable - but not as good as mechanical bender.
need good tube cutters - home depot 20 bucks.
flaring tool - also at home depot - about 20bucks. BUT, if I am not mistaken the refrigeration flare angle is 45degrees. Others are other angles.
I assume the teleflex is the same - not sure about plumbing
??? which may be the one at home depot. -will check it out...