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Old 09-25-2010, 09:52 AM   #16
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Yeah its hard to get in there because everything is stuffed in a closet. Access to the ends are blocked by a wall and the furnace exhaust pipe. I tried taking apart the plenum but I quickly realized I was going to have to take apart quite a bit to really get in there.


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Old 09-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #17
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Turns out that the evaporator was ok. The guy checked the pressure and I lost 80% of my coolant. So he got the R22 and charged it back up. He spent an hour with an electronic sniffer device but couldn't find the leak. He recommended that I get a treatment with some sort of chemical to seal up the leak. I forget the name, something like "cryo seal" or "super seal". He said it is somewhat similar to fix-a-flat for your tires. He said he can't guarantee it will actually work, and many times it does not work. It is alittle disturbing to me that they can't check if it worked after they apply it (since they dont know where the leak is) because if it doesnt work, I wont know til later and my warranty company will probably make me pay the deductible again.

The system was tested back in november when I bought the house and it was "certified". I guess in the year, a leak developed. Assuming the HVAC company was reputable. I had asked the sellers to get the condenser checked out because the fins have alot of corrosion. Their HVAC company certified that it was fine. The HVAC guy today said that it was terrible. He said that it was likely someone tried to clean it with a chemical but didnt rinse it off.

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Old 09-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #18
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80% of charge in a year. Should be an easy leak to find.

If you lost that much. Your indoor coil should have been freezing up, and causing the drain pan to over flow.
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thats what I was thinking. Maybe the people that checked it last year didnt do it right.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:30 AM   #20
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Its possible it wasn't fully charged the year before. or that your coil is dirty, and your system is now overcharged.
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Indoor coil may be dirty, and restricting air flow.
Apparently that would be the problem..

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