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Capacity Control or \"Unloader\" Q?

I to use ref. oil. Never was crazy on synthetic products in fear of contamination.


  • Empire_2Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343
    Replacing \"Unloader\"on compressor

    What type of gasket seal should I use to coat the actual gasket before tightening down the "Unloader"? They reccoment "Loctite, on a Suction cutoff, but what about the Hot Gas bypass type? That is what I am replacing...
    Thanks in advance. Mike T.
    P.S I always try to prime or lube my gaskets for additional sealing integrety.
  • Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380

    When replacing gaskets on compressors I have always been afraid of "oversealing" so I have never used gasket sealing products. Just as with other gaskets, I moisten the gaskets with refrigeration oil, nothing more. To this day, I have not had any problems.... Don't jinx it!

    Us usual, when replacing gaskets, just make certain that ALL of the old gasketing material is removed to ensure a tight seal.
  • Empire_2Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343
    In addition,

    I use ref. oil for conditioning not sealing the gasket. Makes it pliable and resiliant for joining 2 surfaces.. Agree?
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