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    refrigerant charge

    hi I was just curious on avarage a small leak in a air conditioner, how long does it take to leak out lately i have been adding only about 5 to 6 onces.

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    it depends...

    size of system, size of leak, etc, etc, etc. Can't give a realistic answer. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    size of system, size of leak, etc, etc, etc. Can't give a realistic answer. Sorry.
    ditto.

    A leak is a leak and should be repaired ASAP.

    On 90% of the systems I see.......5-6 oz. is HUGE!!!!!!!!
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    On a system that holds 3 lbs normal charge, 6 ozs is more then 10% of charge.
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    Yup.

    And on some of the systems I see 6 oz is almost the entire charge.
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    Throw some leak stop in there and then a few days you can just replace the entire unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    Throw some leak stop in there and then a few days you can just replace the entire unit.
    I say add water. it will clean the hole where the leak is and help to avoid system contamination
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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    Yup.

    And on some of the systems I see 6 oz is almost the entire charge.
    What kinds of systems are these?? Do you do the maintenance on Barbie's Dream House?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    What kinds of systems are these?? Do you do the maintenance on Barbie's Dream House?

    Sure do. Shes a hottie! And back off......Shes all mine

    Refrigeration units. Reach-ins typically have anywhere from a 7 oz charge for smaller ones to the whole 24oz for the large ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    What kinds of systems are these?? Do you do the maintenance on Barbie's Dream House?

    LOL... Small refrigeration units have small charges.
    Beer meisters for one example.
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    Nice...I have NO experience with those at all so I wouldn't have known that...cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    Nice...I have NO experience with those at all so I wouldn't have known that...cool
    I think they are simpler than heat pumps. Oh and no attics and no crawl spaces. Just roofs and people spilling anything and everything on you.
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