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    DIY A/C Install

    Got a call. A/C is leaking. Need Freon. I wish I would have taken a picture of the indoor coil connection, it was worse than this.

    Guess the homeowner didn’t have a long enough piece of ⅜ copper, so he spliced two pieces with a brass threaded nipple.

    At least he used silver solder.
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    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    That is true DIY if i have ever seen it

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    A for effort. I guess

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    Officially, Down for the count

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    Look like he needed a 5” nipple and some flux


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    That's what we like to see . . . thinking outside the box, way outside the box, far enough outside the box you can't even see the box anymore, maybe there was never even a box there to begin with.

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    You never mentioned where the leak was, if they where not from these two DIY points ( indoor and outdoor ) my hats off to him...

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    That’s made for the suction line. Slap some dope on it and crank it into the copper

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    I have welded and brazed many dissimilar metals together before... But this I have never seen!

    If those 2 joints were tight, where was the leak?

    CT

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    There was actually no leak. The duct tape that the home-owner used to blank off the A-coil in the plenum let go and Air was bypassing the coil, making the suction low.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    Did the homeowner actually say: Yes; I did that work?

    Or could it have been some weekend cowboy installer who did the job for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenesisRefrig View Post
    Got a call. A/C is leaking. Need Freon. I wish I would have taken a picture of the indoor coil connection, it was worse than this.

    Guess the homeowner didn’t have a long enough piece of ⅜ copper, so he spliced two pieces with a brass threaded nipple.

    At least he used silver solder.
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Did the homeowner actually say: Yes; I did that work?

    Or could it have been some weekend cowboy installer who did the job for him?

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    Yep, the homeowner claimed all the credit for the work.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    Just curious, did he use MAPP gas? LOL

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