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Old 01-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #141
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Coiled type L is probably best due to being thinnest wall between type K and type L. Thinner wall means more efficient heat transfer.


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Old 01-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #142
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Coiled type L is probably best due to being thinnest wall between type K and type L. Thinner wall means more efficient heat transfer.
That it does.


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Old 01-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #143
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I'm glad this came up, I thought I read where people just used the 3/8 refrigeration tubing. I was going to buy my parts tomorrow and would have bought the wrong tubing. I wonder where I got that idea?
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I got the only 50' Cu coil available at Lowe's at the time, which was refrigeration tubing. It works just fine.
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I just went to home depot and the refrigeration tubing seems to be a nonstandard size. the 1/4" fitting come close to fitting but the gap is bigger then I am used to. Is this the size that works?
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I just went to home depot and the refrigeration tubing seems to be a nonstandard size. the 1/4" fitting come close to fitting but the gap is bigger then I am used to. Is this the size that works?
What size does it say on the box for the tubing?

Mine said "3/8" REF" on it

EDIT: which is 1/4" ID, as P-J mentioned below
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I just went to home depot and the refrigeration tubing seems to be a nonstandard size. the 1/4" fitting come close to fitting but the gap is bigger then I am used to. Is this the size that works?
Ha... You got caught in a "I gotcha". Plumbing tubing is measured by the 'nominal ID' of the pipe & refrigeration tubing is measured by the 'actual OD' of the pipe.
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The guy at the store said Refrigeration tubing is measured by the outside diameter and plumbing tubing is measured by the inside diameter. The refrigeration tubing is very soft and it could melt if it got too hot. I think that I use the regular tubing, as the diameter is larger and will give me better flow. And the fittings will fit.
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Yeah easy reference at no charge from a hvac guy.

1/4" ID = 3/8 OD refr.
3/8" ID= 1/2 OD refr.
1/2" ID= 5/8" OD refr.
5/8 ID = 3/4 OD refr.
3/4 ID = 7/8 OD refr.

FYI refrigeration tubing will not melt that's one of the stupidest things I have ever heard I gotta live big box stores. You could only melt it in a factory setting boiling water will not melt it.
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The guy at the store said Refrigeration tubing is measured by the outside diameter and plumbing tubing is measured by the inside diameter. The refrigeration tubing is very soft and it could melt if it got too hot. I think that I use the regular tubing, as the diameter is larger and will give me better flow. And the fittings will fit.
Yeah, try not to get your ref. tubing over 1983f or it will melt.


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