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what type of copper for a IC
« on: March 18, 2014, 09:13:55 PM »
First post!!! Whats up guys, I want to make 50' 1/2'' IC. Is refrigerant copper ok for this? Thank you

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 09:19:56 PM »
It seems to me that there are varying qualities that handle different temps. It would be fine if it can handle 212º. I used utility for mine. Seems to me refer is too soft

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
Thank you

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 09:56:22 PM »
The roll of 50 Ft X 1/2 in copper refrigeration tube I bought many years ago works fine. Good to 400F the specs say. You want something that is easy to form. I rolled it around a corny keg to form it. Used compression fittings on the ends.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_4198-58421-D+08050PSE_0__?productId=4742196&Ntt=copper+pipe&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dcopper%2Bpipe&facetInfo=
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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:14:59 PM »
Thank you very helpful. Copper is so expensive   >:(

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 10:42:44 PM »
Ya it is. I looked at home depot when I built mine. Like $180. We have a this-n-that store near by. I found a 60' roll of new 1/2" for $90. Score!

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 10:53:46 PM »
Do you have a attachment to whirlpool ?

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 10:54:00 PM »
Thank you very helpful. Copper is so expensive   >:(

Yeah, after I saw that price that it might just be worth buying one, so I searched the one a bought about a year and a half ago. I got it from morebeer, and it was $100... It's now $139  :(
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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 11:02:49 PM »
Do you have a attachment to whirlpool ?
I do based on this.
http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php
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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 11:07:05 PM »
do you guys know if a lot of sweat connections is ok?

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 11:08:39 PM »
do you guys know if a lot of sweat connections is ok?
Most solder is lead free these days, and would work fine.
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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 11:18:19 PM »
Do you have a attachment to whirlpool ?

Yes. Mine is attached wuth zip ties that I cut to clean then reattach

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 11:20:15 PM »
Check out shark bite too. Seems easy and no solder. I bought a torch and soldered mine cuz I wanted to learn how

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 11:42:54 PM »
Thanks guys hugh help

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Re: what type of copper for a IC
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 12:28:52 AM »
do you guys know if a lot of sweat connections is ok?
Most solder is lead free these days, and would work fine.
Clean it after soldering, as flux tastes nasty.
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