Originally Posted by d4raffy
I know you can bend a frigoboat evaporator plate .... but has anyone bent an Isotherm plate ? I am remodelling my fridge freezer
and hope to use an existing plate bent to fit the new small box size. They look similar in design from what i can see. Any advice appreciated ...
also ... the plate has 'couplings' between the plate and compressor
that keep the gas in each component, connected at installation
. I will ask isotherm, but has anyone disconnected and reconnected them without issue ? or are there risks there ?
Some plates are thicker then others and can only be bent at certain locations , I have actually just bent them any way and had good luck . Try to make the bend as gradual as you can , and use a ridged pipe or dowel to bend it on wrapped with something soft , watch the passages and stop if you see them collapsing.
Also some of the connectors are one time use , and some seal up as you open them up , you will know which ones you have as soon as you loosen them, one note , do it quickly so not to loose as much refrigerant but thats a moot point if they are non-reusable