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How do you install the orifice tube in a/c unit without braking it?

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It will not break,unless there is something in the line already,use a round file,or a bolt,and file inside the line real good,it will take a while,there maybe residue from an old o ring from the old orifice tube,but with refridgerant oil,on the o ring of the orifice tube will help.

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