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    DIY Evap cleaning.....

    After he pulled off the evaporator cover and I saw the rust. I was waiting for it to spring a leak as they were "fiddling" with it.

    How to clean evaporator coil - AC freezing over with ice - cleaning dirty HVAC coil with cleaner


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    So clean, bent fins flow better than dirty straight ones?

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    Coil wasn't that dirty to begin with......you just have to be super careful not to damage fins.
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    He might want to have the leak fixed on that header. Or better yet a new coil after he bent up the fins. Look at all the oil on it. Can spot those leaking headers a mile away.

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    Self-rinsing cleaner, should have vacuumed first then sprayed, but not wipe--potential damage to coils. Wasn't dirty to begin with but tube sheet looks like crap. Coil is NFL (Not For Long), leak waiting to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldmth44 View Post
    Self-rinsing cleaner, should have vacuumed first then sprayed, but not wipe--potential damage to coils. Wasn't dirty to begin with but tube sheet looks like crap. Coil is NFL (Not For Long), leak waiting to happen.
    Well..... Like he says in the video, they had nothing else to do. Imagine if he inadvertently made a slow leak worse. His 'friend' might think twice about letting him "work" on something.

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    yep that's right folks, that's all there is to cleaning a/c coils,i don't know why you guys ***** so much sometimes...

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    I wouldn't hire this guy to sweep my job to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    I wouldn't hire this guy to sweep my job to be honest.

    Kind of skimpy with the spray cleaner, let alone other things he missed, aye?

    He probably would be just as skimpy with a broom on the floor.

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    that was painful to watch

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    Why even bother to clean the coil, they are self cleaning with humidity. If it does get dirty just fill a couple pots with water qnd boil em up on the stove, a little extra humidity will give em a good wash.

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