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Old 07-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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ok, i need to know what kind of refrigerant my parents house uses. they went away on a cruise and i tried to use my dads gauges to fix the ac while they were gone. in the process all of the freon sprayed out of the blower thing outside and now the unit wont even turn back on. since my dad has alot of different colored bottles in his truck, which kind do i need and how much do i put in, and yes, i know how to read a pressures on the gauges cause i worked for my dad this spring.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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how old is the system...most likely R-22 GREEN cylinder condenser outside info tag should be stamped for it but not the total charge.take the days temp around the running condenser add 30F then on the RED HI sie guage read the inside temp ring for R-22 and continue charging GAS ONLY into the suction insulated line...PURGE YOR HOSES before opening into the system.once you get near that ring temp gab the suction and it shoul go ice cold then stop charging....let it ettle out.check the condenser for a 10F rise on inlet air and air into your face and then down on the air hander 18F right at the furnace return vs supply....

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ok, the blower outside does say r-22, i didnt find a green bottle in the van but i did find a gray bottle with a yellow ring that has 22 written on it in marker. the same tag on he blower says factory charge 4.25 so im assuming i open the gauges for just over 4 seconds until the pressure reads what...? where do i get these temps you are talking about? he has a laser temp reader in his tool bag.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Ask your dad....he's the best source to properly charge the system.
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bad idea, he is not going to be happy when he gets home. im just gonna put in about 4 seconds or so until the blower turns on again, then add a little at a time until it gets cold.
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I don't think you can do this right. It is not that easy. You better call a tech to help.
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no i got this. i put in about 5 seconds or so of the 22 bottle. now the blower sounds like its gargling. do i need more, let some out, or just let it run for a while?
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ok, i got some help from another site. i let it all out and am going to start over. thanks for the help, ill post an update on the progress. feel free to chime in for advice in the process.
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oh well, the outside unit started gargling after i released the gas so i added more before i blew. now i need to hide the 5 empty bottles behind the shed or my dad will lose it. thanks for all of the advice.
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did you purge the middle hose before connecting it to the cylinder.and when you connected to the system both red and blue guage...did you purge the suction blue hose/guage...if you didn't air is in the system along with the freon.you don't need to open the guages to read the pressures just onto the shradders fittings and it reads.the inside ring is temp for charging in relation to what freon your using.all freons stand at different pressure either in a system or in a cylinder..so did you PURGE
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ok, i got some help from another site. I LET IT ALL OUT and am going to start over. thanks for the help, ill post an update on the progress. feel free to chime in for advice in the process.
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I really want to see what kind of mess he will end up with. But I have to agree that he is a courageous young man ..
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I really want to see what kind of mess he will end up with. But I have to agree that he is a courageous young man ..
Yes, posting info that could get both him and his dad fines exceeding 30 thousand each is. Well, I won't call it courageous.
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Got to be a joker from another site playing around. At least I hope so or dad's not going to be happy having to sell another 34,000 in product/service to break even on 5 missing jugs,assuming a 5% profit margin.
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Got to be a joker from another site playing around. At least I hope so or dad's not going to be happy having to sell another 34,000 in product/service to break even on 5 missing jugs,assuming a 5% profit margin.
iam with you marty seem to be a joke....not even someone stupid would post that

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