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Lattimer 12-01-2011 04:23 PM

Moving AC refrigerant line
 
How difficult a task is this, and what is involved?

My refrigerant line runs exactly below where my new toilet will be. The line is only a few inches from where it penetrates a joist, so I cannot bend it out of the way. Additionally,I don't have many options for moving the new toilet, so I'm stuck with moving the line.

yuri 12-01-2011 04:33 PM

not a DIY task. need a tech to remove the freon, cut the line, weld a new piece in to extend it, leak check it, pull a vacuum and recharge the unit. approx 4 hrs work @ $75-100/hr plus some materials and use of company equipment etc etc = $500 and up.

Lattimer 12-01-2011 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuri (Post 783423)
not a DIY task. need a tech to remove the freon, cut the line, weld a new piece in to extend it, leak check it, pull a vacuum and recharge the unit. approx 4 hrs work @ $75-100/hr plus some materials and use of company equipment etc etc = $500 and up.


Bummer. Thanks for the info. I found some additional info online that backed that up.

Any HVAC guys in WNY willing to work for a few beers? :laughing:

biggles 12-01-2011 04:41 PM

picture would help if you can....to open up a system freon work,and all the rest is a waste of money.if the insulated suction and raw copper line go thru a wood joist cut a hole-slot adjacent jig saw ,recip saw... to the piping and slide it over till it clears the toilet drop.....


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