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  1. #1
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    Question Coolant Line problems

    Greetings,

    My Brother-in-law updated his house to a larger system and was kind enough to give me his old system for my place in the country.
    I'm usually pretty good at DIY, but have hit a snag.

    Problem is, the coolant line was chopped off the the evaporator coil w/o any tubing to play with (condensing coil has plenty tubing still attached)and now I need to (for lack of a better phrase) de-solder the joint. I've tried MAPP and had no luck. If I have to cut as close to the joint as possible and clean it up, I'll have about 3/4" to play with. Will that be enough? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks go out to This Old House for this board.

    Westy
    And thanks to all.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Coolant Line problems

    MAPP is for copper house plumbing, not for A/C.

    Call a certified A/C contractor for this job, he would have the right equipment and knowledge how to do it safely.

    BTW, coolant is used in car radiators. Freon is used in A/Cs.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Coolant Line problems

    Freon is the Dupont trade name More accurately it's called Refrigerant.
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    Default Re: Coolant Line problems

    HEllo, Other than transmission fluid issue, another possibility could be engine oil mixing with the coolant due to a faulty intake or head gasket!

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