I have a bent copper-tubing of an air conditioner filled with refrigerant that I want to straighten (because I need make some space for mounting a curtain rail). Now, I'm fully aware that it is not recommended to bend/straighten a copper-tubing due to risk of:
- Cooling inefficiency
Since, I really need to mount that rail. I was hoping that someone could see the attached images of the situation, and tell/guide whether
- these bends are really severe to cause the risks
- If so, what are my options to get this tubing straighten
Will being filled with refrigerant (higher inner pressure) would prevent potential kink?
Red circles: are the bends that I want to straighten.
Green arrow: shows the desired path of the tubing
Box: that the tubing runs into is a large PVC wire channel to get a cleaner look.