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Coolant Line problems


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.

And thanks to all.

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.

Re: Coolant Line problems

Freon is the Dupont trade name More accurately it's called Refrigerant.

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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