Author Topic: Hole in the side of the compressor - coffee can window unit  (Read 2803 times)

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This has been a weird week. My buddy Larry and me have been working on a window unit that has a hole in the compressor. Right in the side of it is a spot weld that went awry. we tryed braising it to no avail. Anybody know a trick? Will epoxy putty hold up? Or should we just tell the dude to go shoping for another unit?
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 09:45:35 PM »
please don't all yall jump up at once O0 and responde dangit....sheesh
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 09:52:15 PM »
I vote for..

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we just tell the dude to go shoping for another unit?
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 10:42:51 PM »
How many six-packs did it take for you to realize that epoxy won't fix a hole in a compressor?   ;D
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 10:44:35 PM »
The bottom of a beer can works great for mixing that epoxy together. :)

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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008, 07:21:20 AM »
Maybe some mighty putty will work.
Billy Mayes get ready to rumble!!
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2008, 07:47:40 AM »
Nope...neither will JBWeld.

With an oily environment such as a compressor, epoxy does not stand a chance of sticking.
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Re: Hole in the side of the compressor
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 12:59:06 PM »
I was thinking about getting thin piece of metal from a beer can and epoxy that to the side of the compressor and get a great big c clamp and clamping that epoxy beer can to the side of the compressor. Whudda yall thank?
« Last Edit: July 26, 2008, 01:00:53 PM by JWWebster »
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