So I had a dream about this.
In my dream, EPA regs did not apply to this situation.
In my dream, I put a piercer on the compressor stubby (installing while
In my dream I had all sorts of hoses, gauges, and adapters.
In my dream it barely read any pressure and went to near zero when I
started it up.
In my dream I put in a bit of gas from little can.
In my dream, I thought the air coming over the condenser warmed up a
In my dream, a tube in the area where I previously wasn't even sure if it
was high side or low side got cold and started dripping condensation.
However, in my dream, it had little effect on temps or non stop running.
In my dream, the aforementioned tube was iced over by morning. (In my
dream I advanced the timer to put it into a defrost cycle.)
In my dream, I wasn't sure if I accomplished good or evil.
In my dream, as well as in reality, if this really is a level issue and I
just don't know what I'm doing, I would gladly call in a pro.
In general, I'd call for pro help IF there's a chance they can do something
that is worth doing on this machine. In the best of all scenarios, I'd
rather fix than replace.