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I continue to have to add about 4-4.5 lbs R22 every 7-8 months or so to my 04 Trane system. This is probably the 3rd time doing this the last 1.5 years. Last week the half HP indoor air motor was not responding and replaced that as well for $375 just to get the system running again. I was told that this 1 coil is leaking as evidenced by an oily sheen on the coil and a new one with labor would cost about $1500...and then we may get a leak on the outside coil or a compressor could go so not sure if that is really something to seriously consider for a 12 year old system. I am waiting for a quote on a new system for our 1900 sf home but have read quite a bit on a product that seems to have many good reviews and a few not so good reviews, the AC Easy Seal made by Nu-Calgon. I called them this morning and was told it is a polymer based sealant that will not affect any components...hmmm, not sure about that one. I found an old thread on this forum as well discussing the product. Curious what you experts think as I am considering its use as I cannot seem to find anyone willing to try soldering or brazing the leak. If anyone knows of anyone that does this I would be greatly interested, I am in SE FL. I could probably ride this out for another 7 months or so and look into a new system at that time assuming there would be some wintertime rebates available, am guessing I am looking at a minimum of 4k for new system. Just weighing all options, thanks in advance for any insight.