AC refrigeration line insulation


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Old 05-27-03, 01:34 PM
Bartj
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AC refrigeration line insulation

When cleaning the coils on the outside units I noticed that the insluation on the copper lines going into the house had some cracks and gaps (up to 3/4") allowing the copper line to show. Its only about a 3' run. I am going to replace the damaged insulation but wondered how much this would hurt the efficiency of the cooling until I do.

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Old 05-27-03, 02:47 PM
bigjohn
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I t won't hardly hurt the efficiency at all. The primary reason it's there is to keep the refrigerant gas from absorbing too much heat and raising the temp of the gas at the compressor inlet. The motor in the compressor depends on the cool gas for cooling.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 04:59 PM
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Thanks John

Between this forum and having a couple of HVAC guys at work I have learned a lot about the systems I have and PM that I can do myself. Thanks to all you experts out there!

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