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Vt200 wine cooler needs a new capillary tube. Repairman needs to know the diameter and length. The diameter will be some degreenof a 100th of an inch.

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The capilliary can be sized from the outside diameter, the repairman should have a guage to measure it this gives him the internal size from the outside diameter, the length only takes a tape rule, these are normally set to plus or minus 1 inch, so not too critical

Hope this helps

Gordon

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

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