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Question DetailsAsked on 7/8/2016

aim Looking for R22 for my home unit were can I get it from or do you know of anyone who can come and put it in

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This is Brendon M. in Member Care.
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Legally, you need an EPA 608 or 609 certificate (license) - type and class you need determined by whether appliance takes more than 5 pounds of gas or not, if buying over 20 poounds of gas at a time, and if for building A/C, appliance like reefer/freezer, or automotive A/C - to legally buy or install the gas.


However, even if you went to thetime and trouble of getting a license, as a DIY'er you would still need the lineset (gases, hoses, valves, etc) to fill the unit, flushing gas and instructions to get moisture/air out of the lines, likely a replacement filter/dryer canister, the info on how much the unit is supposed to get and the type of lubricating oil (if gas comes with oil in it), the temperature-pressure charts so you charge it to the correct pressure for the ambient temperature, and the high and low-side operating pressure to adjust the TXV valve to get it to correct operating conditions when it is running, etc.


That is why there are Heating and A/C contractors (your Search the List category).


Also - if you need more than a pound or so every 3-5 years (technically should not use ANY gas during operations but most systems lose a bit at fittings and such), then the leak should be tracked down and fixed FIRST, otherwise you are throwing away hundreds of $ in gas recharge and risk damaging the compressor if the amount of gas in the system gets critically low, because the gas carries the lubricating / anticorrosion oil around with it - lose the gas, lose lubrication, fry compressor.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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