Here's the set up
1980 carrier furnace with horizontal Carrier 10 seer Evap coil.(maybe as low as 7-8)
New Payne 13 seer Condenser installed last year under home owners warranty.
Hvac contractor did not suggest replacement of coil at the time and I have a leak now due to me bumping the line during water heater install.
Leak on the Lo pressure inlet to the coil,3/4 copper factory connection directly before entering /exiting the coil unit.
Can this connection be repaired
New contractor is a great guy and he said it is just to risky trying to braze it directly at the box and the fitting is possibly bad...is there another method?
Can the line be removed cut off at say 12" outside of the coil box and a new factory end be brazed on to allow re-install.
I am aware that the efficiency is compromised at this time ....(just found out)
I am in the middle of contacting the original Home Warranty contractor to understand why he didn't make the change last year, even if it was to be out of pocket on my end. And if I have any re-course with the home warranty company....my wife is looking for a fight....lol
The new contractor gave me a price quote for a new matching 13 seer evap. coil.
What can I do to be informed and assured a proper sale / installation?
I am really disappointed that it's hind sight that's 20-20...Help me make the right decision before I get taken!
TY kindly for any advice / thoughts...