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Recharge my home's own A/C



 
 
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Old May 29th 06, 02:54 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.

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Old May 29th 06, 03:09 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Rick wrote:

I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.


The leak should be fixed.

You need far more than a manifold gage to accurately charge an air
conditioner!
Read and learn what you need in instruments and know-how. - udarrell -
Darrell
After you know what to ask a service tech, call and get the leak located
and fixed, ask the tech to use your R-22.

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Old May 29th 06, 03:37 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Rick" wrote in message
ups.com...
I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.


I would start buy Finding the leak, the refrigerant must be going
somewhere. These days $100 dollars isn't a lot to pay for experience and
convenience. Plus if you need special tools, Gauges, hoses, regulator, buy
the time you chase all that down what do you really save? There's a real
fine line between saving money and Cheap stupidity.


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Old May 29th 06, 03:45 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Plus, isn't it illegal to recharge a leaking AC system? I like to do
as many repairs as I can myself, but if my AC was leaking, I'd gladly
pay to have it fixed right once, instead of hacking around.

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Old May 29th 06, 04:44 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Rick" wrote in message
ups.com...
I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.

the low pressure port is on the side with the larger tube.Make sure the can
is upright with the hose out the top when putting refrigerant in the low
side.Add a little at a time with the system running till the system runs
right.
BE AWARE you may be breaking the law...it would be best to bite the bullet
and get this system fixed right as the tech may spot something that will
save you from total replacement later.Talk to the tech about trading the
refrigerant you have to him for a discount??


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Old May 29th 06, 05:27 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Rick wrote:
I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.


Step #1 fix the leak.

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Joseph Meehan

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Old May 29th 06, 08:17 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Rick" wrote:

I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to top
off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4 years.
Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the low
pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it? I've
googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not want to
pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into the system,
when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.


Ask over in alt.hvac. This is their kind of question.

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Old May 29th 06, 08:56 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Doofus wrote:
"Rick" wrote:

I have a manifold set and 30lb can of R-22 refrigerant and need to
top off my home AC system that seems to need a recharge every 3-4
years. Is there a do-it-yourself guide that shows how to locate the
low pressure recharge point and steps a repair person through it?
I've googled the subject and not found anything! I really do not
want to pay a repair man $100 to add one pound of refrigerant into
the system, when I own the coolant and tools. Thanks in advance.


Ask over in alt.hvac. This is their kind of question.


You are mean. :-)

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Joseph Meehan

Dia duit


 




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