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Old 02-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #76
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Update - End of cooling season is almost here for North East, and I promised I would update the status of my 21 yr old a/c system operation after super seal w/dryer and 3 pounds of freon were added for a evap coil leak in early /mid july 2012.
Hello. Any update on how your A/C is working now?

Am also considering using A/C Sealant to fix minor leaks in the Evaporator coil.

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #77
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I apologize for not getting back here early to update on the status of my A/C system this year - after the use of super seal w/dryer in July 2012.

I am happy to report that I am getting the very same cooling ability as last summer after the freon/ super seal w/dryer install. I am getting about 17-18 degrees difference between air going in , compared to air out of vent. The humidity gets brought down to the 49% area. The suction line is dripping wet outside, while the liquid line is about slightly warm. I havent yet gone out to get the exact temperature of the lines at the condensor .

I also listen for any sounds coming from the compressor, but it sounds fine just like it always has, no difference so far.

So, I am pleased with the A/C performace so far - and expecially pleased with not having to get a hvac service for more R22 freon this summer ).

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I apologize for not getting back here early to update on the status of my A/C system this year - after the use of super seal w/dryer in July 2012.

I am happy to report that I am getting the very same cooling ability as last summer after the freon/ super seal w/dryer install. I am getting about 17-18 degrees difference between air going in , compared to air out of vent. The humidity gets brought down to the 49% area. The suction line is dripping wet outside, while the liquid line is about slightly warm. I havent yet gone out to get the exact temperature of the lines at the condensor .

I also listen for any sounds coming from the compressor, but it sounds fine just like it always has, no difference so far.

So, I am pleased with the A/C performace so far - and expecially pleased with not having to get a hvac service for more R22 freon this summer ).
Just what I expected to hear!
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I'm sure that most will label you as the exception though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #79
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Interesting read. I have a 1#/year leak in the A coil and was wondering about this.
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Ok, I am back to give another update as it looks like the end of the cooling season now in the north east.

To quickly recap - I had super seal/w dryer installed july 2012 into my 20+ year old trane ac system to solve a freon leak from the evap coil. I am happy to say that I have now completed 2 successful summers of cooling and no (apparent) deterioration of the system effectiveness.

I will report back in late spring 2014 when it gets fired up again.
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Ok, I am back to give another update as it looks like the end of the cooling season now in the north east.

To quickly recap - I had super seal/w dryer installed july 2012 into my 20+ year old trane ac system to solve a freon leak from the evap coil. I am happy to say that I have now completed 2 successful summers of cooling and no (apparent) deterioration of the system effectiveness.

I will report back in late spring 2014 when it gets fired up again.

Great news!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #82
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Ok, I am back to give another update as it looks like the end of the cooling season now in the north east.

To quickly recap - I had super seal/w dryer installed july 2012 into my 20+ year old trane ac system to solve a freon leak from the evap coil. I am happy to say that I have now completed 2 successful summers of cooling and no (apparent) deterioration of the system effectiveness.

I will report back in late spring 2014 when it gets fired up again.
Thanks for the update.
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not a certain cure, for sure. system low pressure needs be below 60 psig first and foremost to add sealant in and even then then chances of it working are slim to none.

but there are those times when it does work, this sealant is a mere "hope for the best in the event my system has a refrigerant leak to save money in hte meantime" attribute.

kinda like fix-a-flat. although fix-a-flat works each time, but costs more to deal with that tire due to it being in the system.
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not a certain cure, for sure. system low pressure needs be below 60 psig first and foremost to add sealant in and even then then chances of it working are slim to none.
Lmao!
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Lmao!
But of course!
and you quote me and laugh at it why exactly?
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and you quote me and laugh at it why exactly?
Because it's so predictable that an HVAC guy would say the chances are slim to none that it will work even after the opposite has been stated.
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Because it's so predictable that an HVAC guy would say the chances are slim to none that it will work even after the opposite has been stated.
Because when we go take our customers hard earned money with an IFFY repair....The 100% repair is to fix the leak by replacement or brazing-then we can guarantee the repair.

It is great that in this ONE case the crap worked. I have 2 cases just in the last month where it Did not. Why are these 2 cases now my customers? Because they trusted the contractor with the snake oil cure and it failed.
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I always love coming to this site and seeing folks from New Jersey bash the ethics of the HVAC contractors who come here to help the DIY ers.
Classy!
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at the end of the day it IS a DIY site fellow Pros. now if no Pro's showed up to help them what a mess or gong show that would be (especially with gas furnaces and bypassing safeties). talk about the blind leading the blind. they are entitled to their views and so are we so hopefully both sides can at least tolerate each other and agree to disagree at times.
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Because it's so predictable that an HVAC guy would say the chances are slim to none that it will work even after the opposite has been stated.
I've used sealant to attempt to repair leaks at least 100 times. I think it's worked once.

This hvac guy tries to do what he can to assist people in repairs, especially those without money. I'm in the field fighting the good fight day in and day out for well over a decade now. When you become an hvac tech and have the experience I have with item xyz, then and only then may your opinion account for something, kind sir.

I simply tell it like it is, because I know.

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