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Thread: Gas leaks

  1. #1
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    Aug 2006
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    i got a leak on the evaporator (inside the coil). Is there a way to repair the leak without cutting the pipe or replacing the whole thing?
    DO NOT laugh! I'm just a new babie on the HVAC field

  2. #2
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    Leaks in evaps are tricky, reason being the condensate water. if coil is vertical, you mught attempt it, but any angle will cause a water leak from condensate "falling off" the fins instead of traveling down.
    Only time will tell

  3. #3
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    Jul 2006
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    I assume you mean a refrigerant leak from the finned area of the coil. If you can locate the leak, you can move the fins and get in there with with a torch and silfos to get it running. In the meantime, another coil could be ordered. Depends how old, warantee, the customer's budget, etc...
    Tom D. - Long-time Journeyman from CT.

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