Just one guy. About 1.5 maybe 2 hours at the most. It was awhile back. I
really don't remember.
I'm getting my a/c serviced in February and I'm not calling Christian
Brothers. If it needs another 4lbs of Freon I'm getting a new one instead.
You're so stupid... the guy was there for 1.5 - 2 hours, yet after you ok'd
the repair it only took him 15 mins? Yeah, right!
Quote from another post of yours...
After I gave him the ok he had it done in less than 15
If he's that incompetent to take over an hour to realize that a system is
4.5 lbs low, it sure as hell took him longer than 15 mins to finish the job!
It was quite awhile ago but it must of been less than an hour. I'm not
saying he was incompetent but from what others have said he didn't do a very
good job of analysis. The a/c works fine now but I'm getting another
inspection in February. Like I said; if it's significantly down on Freon I'm
probably going to get a new system. He's probably right about the inside
coils leaking because it's very common for my particular model. I've had a
couple other HVAC professionals verify that.
I sure would like to get a few more years out of this one but not enough to
spend $1200 on it.
You'll never know unless you compare readings to the charts, post the
So be it if you really want new but an inside coil changeout isnt really all
that complicated pump to the condensor close the other valve and swap..evac
and re-open Alpine probly has an exact coil match have him add a txv and
your as good as new.
Also don't let speculation about how much -22 is goina cost in several years
scare you off hell you might get hit by a bus too.
It shouldn't hurt *IF* the refrigerant level didn't get low enough to pull
the suction side below ambient pressure, *AND* there is a filter/drier
installed. Otherwise, best to recover the entire refrigerant charge, replace
the evap, install a new filter/drier (flow N2 while brazing), vacuum the
system down to 400 microns, re-charge with virgin refrigerant, and balance
the charge with subcooling and superheat. No it can't be done in an hour....
to do the job right, its going to take an average of 4 hours.
Obviously no need to add /replace filter dryer do I have to explain every
minute detail ?
Curious what makes you think this--it was never left open...and there was no
mention of it displaying symptoms of moisture in nor was there any sign
indicating probable contamination with other refrigerant.
Or the posibility of the LP side going below ambient pressure and putting
moisture, air, and non condensibles into the system??? It doesn't have to be
left open to do this..... and what makes you thing that the system had a
proper vacuum pulled on it when it was commissioned in the first place?? How
do we know that it wasn't installed by the lowest bidder??
Remove all doubt and do it right.....or does that make too much sense??
Nope--I'm making a statistical prediction based upon the *absence* of
Yeah since it's just so damned easy to confuse "Low on refrigerant" and
"moisture in system" after all, both conditions will produce exactly the
Do try and keep up, according to the OP his system uses R22 where the oil
isn't nearly as hygroscopic as with 410 you see.
Conversely, if the customer wouldnt buy a completely new system and doesn't
even want the old refrigerant replaced with new then JUST FREAKING WALK AWAY
and let the cheap bastard find himself a different tech.
Venturi effect works on all refrigerants... try and learn something new.
Using old refrigerant is just plain ignorant in so many ways (on a known
Maybe you should go back to school and learn something.
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