this is Turtle.
Stormy you just did not give enough info to try to give a good guess at it.
1] Did you use fresh freon ?
2] What was the return and discharge temp of air inside ?
CY: Didn't measure. The suction line at the evaporator was warm, and also
the distributer tubes were warm.
3] What was the pressure when you come back the next day ?
CY: Shoulda took notes.
4] You did not say what type system it was , heat pump, gas heat regular
or chill water system ?
CY: Sorry. Gas heat, fan forced hot air. With the Rheem split system for
5] After you said you weighted in a the correct charge you did not give
suction pressure or say if the suction line was cool. What was the pressure
after you weighted it in ?
CY: Actually, much the same after weighing in a charge. Wish I'd wrote
things down. I remember the suction pressure looked reasonable -- when I
over charged it the first time, the pressure went up from 60 something to 80
something PSI on the suction side. The suction line at the condensing unit
has never been cold since I got there.
6] You did not give the temperature of inside the house during all this ,
was it ?
CY: Forgot to check. Sorry.
Now with this i could maybe give a guess.
Now Stormy , here is what you want me to say. It's a stopped up cap tube
which Rheem used 20+ years ago.
CY: Without a filter drier in the liquid line, I was thinking some kind of
restriction in the coil. The distributer tubes (or cap tubes, not sure if
it's a captube or an orifice coil) were warm all through this. So, it seems
to be a problem of some kind in the evaporator. Seems odd that the pressures
would be OK at the condensing unit. However, it's possible that one or two
distributer tubes are clogged, and the other two are flooding. Makes me
wonder if it would cool on a massive under charge? At this point, the plan
of action is to see if he wants to go the expense of changing the
evaporator. Anyhow, I do thank you for your advice and counsell. Sure is
rough to get started in the business without some one to share ideas, and
talk about things.