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Marketair Expands Easybend Lineset Bender Line with Longer Lengths and Larger Diameter Mandrel

Marketair Inc., an Edison, N.J.-based supplier of HVAC/R components and accessories, recently added a new 26-foot-long extended lineset bending kit and a 3/4-inch-diameter mandrel to its easybend product line. Easybend is the HVAC/R industry’s quickest, easiest and most reliable, mandrel-type, soft copper refrigeration lineset bender for the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Marketair EasybendLike the original 13-foot kit, the new extended 26-foot Easybend kit includes mandrels for the four lineset sizes commonly used in ductless and VRF/VRV installations: 1/4-inch (4-mm), 3/8-inch (6-mm), 1/2-inch (9-mm) and 5/8-inch (12-mm) (O.D.). The 26-foot mandrels permit the installer easy passage through walls and around obstacles. The mandrels also enable multiple compound bends without kinking 25-foot linesets.

Another Easybend addition is a 3/4-inch-diameter (19-mm) (O.D.) mandrel that’s color-coded white and is available only in a 13-foot (4-m) length. It was developed specifically from contractor requests for a bending mandrel that accommodates larger lineset suction lines commonly used in ducted a/c systems. It’s sold separately from the original Easybend mandrel kit.

Conventional pipe benders require pipe insulation removal and replacement. They can handle only one line at a time, don’t easily permit delicate adjustments and are substantially more time-consuming and labor-intensive than Easybend.

All solid polyethylene Easybend mandrels prevent linesets from collapsing and/or kinking during bending and permits any lineset configuration without insulation removal, replacement and refastening.

Additionally, Easybend allows simultaneous bending of both copper lines, resulting in a more expedient, accurate and attractive installation.

Each mandrel is easily extracted and wiped clean before recoiling and storing in its 18-inch-square, transparent, sturdy plastic bag for multiple reuses on future projects.

Marketair now offers new individual Easybend mandrels in 13-foot and 26-foot lengths that enable lost or damaged mandrel replacement without purchasing a complete Easybend kit.

Available at most HVAC/R wholesale distributors, the Easybend kit’s reusable carrying bag includes a cardboard hang-tag for J-hook merchandising or service truck storage.

Primary Easybend features include:

  • Prevents kinks that often go unnoticed in concealed walls or under insulation, which can subsequently restrict refrigerant flow or cooling capacity and ultimately develop refrigerant-leaking leaks;
  • Maintains job expediency and system efficiency from insulation cutting, removing, replacement and resealing;
  • Pays back immediately when considering installation time, materials and labor required to repair a kinked lineset;
  • One-year warranty;
  • Suitable for use between 14°F and 113°F (-10° and 45°C).

Easybend was first introduced by Marketair in 2017. The 3/4-inch and 26-foot long versions are only available in the North American market.  For more information on Easybend or other innovative Marketair products, please visit www.marketair.com, call (732) 985-8226 or email info@marketair.com.

About Marketair

Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as a manufacturer’s representative company in 1986, Marketair has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter, manufacturer and distributor specializing in innovative installation components and accessories for the HVACR industry. Headquartered in Edison, N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products for commercial and residential HVACR applications, covering both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors while also operating as a national distributor for smaller independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has a national network of manufacturer’s representatives through which these products are sold through the HVAC/R industry’s wholesale distributors. It has a centrally-located warehouse for effectively shipping its products throughout the U.S.