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Old 05-31-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Wrong copper tube??????


I got these 2 new toys. The copper is ACR/MED Type L. The copper tube is denting or cracking. Please see the images.

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What's that first tool JJ,some kind of fancy pants swedging tool? Soft copper only on the tubing bender.

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What's that first tool JJ,some kind of fancy pants swedging tool? Soft copper only on the tubing bender.
Hydraulic tube expanding and Yellow Jacket Benter.

What is the Ref number for this soft copper?....
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Not sure what you mean JJ. Soft copper comes in rolls,hard copper in sticks. Refrigeration copper comes cleaned and capped and has the dry nitro smell when you open it,can be hard or soft. Plumbing copper usually comes open ended.
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Not sure what you mean JJ. Soft copper comes in rolls,hard copper in sticks. Refrigeration copper comes cleaned and capped and has the dry nitro smell when you open it,can be hard or soft. Plumbing copper usually comes open ended.
I found a piece of soft copper. You were right Marty. Thanks
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In a pinch. If all you have is hard drawn copper. Heat it. then it will become soft, and you can swedge it, or bend it. takes a little practice though.

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