Refrigeration 101

By: ssjwizard

FINAL ASSEMBLY

By this point in the article you should have all of your components selected and purchased/fabricated. Now what we need to do is connect it all up. Starting at the compressor we want to connect the shrader access valves if you haven’t already attached these to your evaporator and condenser. Simply T joint one onto each of the exiting lines. Now you need to connect the condenser to the high-side line. So set your compressor down the factory fill valve will be on one side with another line going out.

The factory fill will have either a valve built into the side of the compressor or an additional copper line that is crimped shut. The line that is closest to the factory fill this is your high side line attach your condenser here. The next thing is going to be the capillary tube if you haven’t already connected this hook it into any strainer/dryers you have selected and attach it to the end of your condenser. If you have decided to for go use of either of these you will simply want to slide it about 1/2" back into the condenser tube and use your wire cutters to crimp down the pipe around it so that it fits snugly now solder/braze this shut.

The evaporator is the next thing that must be connected what you need to do is connect it to the capillary tube the same way that I mentioned above. Now take your evaporator and connect it up to your suction line it should be the line coming out of the compressor opposite of the high side line. Some of us take the extra precaution of wrapping a bit of this around the high side line or the compressor to make sure all the freon boils off but it isn’t necessary if your charge is right you shouldn’t have any extra liquid Freon making it into the compressor but its your choice weather to do this or not.

Viola you now have a completely assembled phaze change cooler now all you need to do is select a refrigerant and charge it. You have have this done for varying prices depending on your area and who is willing to do it. Personally I charge my own systems at the end of this article I will be providing both professional and "ghetto" methods to do this.


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Table Of Contents:

I: MISSION STATEMENT

1: MATERIALS

2: CONDENSER

3: EVAPORATOR/RESERVOIR

4: COMPRESSOR

5: FINAL ASSEMBLY

6: REFRIGERANTS

7: CHARGING

8: MODS

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