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    30 year old GE central unit 5- ton

    how much freon would a 5-ton general electric central air unit hold the unit is around 30 years old. started with a suction pressure of 60 and head pressure of 250. to get it to 70 on suction pressure had to put 10 lbs of freon in. the air handler, heat exchanger and evaporator are as big as a rerfigerator.
    makes sense that a bigger evaporator would hold more freon but that much?
    thanks gwalk

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    sorry dude no diy, read the rules!
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    I wouldn't worry about how much refrigerant it's supposed to hold, because the charge probably changes the second you finish topping it off. (leaks)
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    O.M.G. Stop adding refrigerant before you hurt somebody! Get someone to check it out who understands superheat, subcooling, etc.
    Anything I say here is only my opinion. Even if you understood what I said.... What I said may not even be what I meant.

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    Call a service company.

    Sorry, this is not a DIY site. We are not allowed to help.

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    Last edited by HeyBob; 08-17-2009 at 07:45 PM. Reason: added the o to count.........oops! ROTFLMAO
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