I have a two year old window mounted air conditioner made by
Fedders,model A2Q10F2BG, type Q, SKU#401-183. It is a
10,00 btu that leaked all of its refrigerant. (Accidently drilling
a hole in the tubing while trying to attached the unit to the window
framing does it every time ).
Now, does any one know how to make a small air compressing
unit out of this mistake so that I can recoupe something out of my
clumsy error. The unit is wrecked since it will cost more that
buying a new one. All I want to do is some how recoupe my loss.
They will work as a compressor for quite a while. I have a Fedders I have been
using for a vacuum pump for 30 years. Just shoot a spritz of AC lubricant in
the intake every once in a while. It comes in a spray can at the HVAC
BTW have you really looked into fixing the AC? Charging one really doesn't cost
that much. Is the tube copper or aluminum? You can sweat copper and a welder
will only charge you a few bucks to patch the aluminum. You can get a "service
valve" fitting that will allow you to charge it like a car AC. I am still using
an old fridge that I fixed many years ago this way. If it is 2 years old it
should be using R134 that you can get at the auto parts store.
To get it fixed it would cost me $250. plus tax & GST and it is 5 hrs round
trip to the nearest serviceman. I live in Bay D'Espoir, Newfoundland,
and the nearest service is in GrandFalls/Windsor.
I was told that an intake and an out valve will have to be silver weld on in
addition to silver welding the hole. Each valve cost approx. $45. Add
the refrigerant ($50 for 17 oz can), the labor cost, and the gas for the 300
klm round trip make it very expensive to repair. If some one could point
me to a website where I could buy the valves at a cheaper price, then
Good point, but finding one that will work on it at a reasonable price still
may be a problem.
I am a HVAC tech I don't see fixing this AC in less than two hours. By the
time you add up the parts, time, and refrigerant you may as well buy a new
one. You will easily spend over 1/2-3/4 the purchace price of a new unit
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