Flare Fitting 90 Degree Elbow
We have installed a Mitsubishi multi-position air handler MVZ-A18 as part of our ducted HVAC system. The fittings that protrude from the front of the unit that are attached to the coil – one gas 1/2″, one liquid 1/4″, have a male flared fitting. The fittings are welded in place and come straight out the front of the unit. The multi-position is very compact except for these fittings which protrude 3″ from the front face. By the time one makes the 90 degree flared fitting with copper and bends the tubing, one is 6-7 inches out from the front. That makes it hard to locate the unit in a closet because the gas lines stick out so far. The total depth of the unit without fittings is only 21″.
Is there any fitting available that would allow us to make the 90 degree turn with a brass fitting of some type and then make the copper flared tubing connection in 1/2″ an 1/4″. My HVAC installer says he has searched everywhere for one and hasn’t been able to find a solution.
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