Is a Smaller Suction Line OK? – Suction Line Sizing
In residential, most techs and installers size the suction (vapor) and liquid lines to the stubs on the equipment. In larger built-up systems, sizing the piping is rarely the responsibility of the technician. But what happens if we show up to a job where the lines cannot be (reasonably) replaced because the size is different? […]
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A Simple Piping Practice
Although there are various line lift, sizing, and trapping guidelines depending on oil and refrigerant type, there is one guideline we can all understand easily and remember to apply. This guideline is to slope suction lines towards condensing units/compressors. Keeping the suction line sloped toward the compressor, especially with long overhead lines, helps return the […]
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