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I'm looking for an adjustable wrench that fits the power head of TXV valve. What you guys are using to remove a stuck power head?
 

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With a little practice, channels locks will work.
 

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With a little practice, channels locks will work.
The power head is really stuck. I need a narrow adjustable wrench. I tried channel locks but doesn't work.

I'll use this post to ask for some questions.

- Do you think if I use 3/8" hose with 1/4" adapter I'll get fast vaccum pump instead of use 1/4" hose?

- How do you deal with the black smoke when you light the torch inside the house?
 

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You can find thin wrenches from the McMaster-Carr website at... http://www.mcmaster.com/#pump-wrenches

Also Snap-On has thin wrenches, VS52 and VS60 that fit a 1-5/8" and 1-7/8" openings respectively. These would fit the 7 and 63 elements.

Utica Tool Company makes thin wrenches under the brand name Bonney. Here's the breakdown and how they size up to Sporlan elements.

Bonney Number.............Opening Size...............Element Number
1230.....................................12/16"............................43
1232......................................1"...................................43
1236......................................1-1/8"............................53
1240......................................1-1/4"............................83
1248......................................1-1/2"............................33
1252......................................1-5/8"............................7
1260.......................................1-7/8"...........................63
 

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not to sound out of line...........But Has the TXV been repaired yet? No customer of mine would deal with this long wait...... Just replace the txv assembly and be done with it.......
 

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The power head is really stuck. I need a narrow adjustable wrench. I tried channel locks but doesn't work.

I'll use this post to ask for some questions.

- Do you think if I use 3/8" hose with 1/4" adapter I'll get fast vaccum pump instead of use 1/4" hose?

- How do you deal with the black smoke when you light the torch inside the house?

Won't increase vacuum pull down by much.

Turn on the O2 and you won't get black smoke.
 
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not to sound out of line...........But Has the TXV been repaired yet? No customer of mine would deal with this long wait...... Just replace the txv assembly and be done with it.......
I replaced TXV AC is working. Next time I'll replace only the power head.
 
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