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Swap 1.5 ton Compressors

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:56 am
by 1Singlephaseme1
Greetings All, New here so, I may make a few mistakes until I figure out how this forum operates. It's bee a LONG while since I did a/c installations so, I have a question or two.

Below is the unit in question which is now in operation at a friends home after his condenser failed.

Is it possible to retrieve the refrigerant (R-22) from inside his condenser in the manner I want to try? Let me explain below.

Gibson 1.5 ton
straight cool
single phase 220vac
*At time of new installation;
outside ambient temp ............approx 83* degrees
suction low side temp..............+/- 75#lbs 46* degrees
liquid high side pressure........approx +/- 115# 65* degrees

PLEASE look at readings (from memory since my friend lost my figures) and indicate if I am either HIGH or LOW in charge.

The NEW unit data plate does not indicate much on this.

His OLD condenser has "22" left in it behind his "king" valves and the unit is currently disconnected with his new unit in place and running. What i wish to do is bend and solder closed the liquid and suction lines and have the unit's (R-22 also) suction side connected up to the NEW unit's suction side and feed the 22 left behind into the NEW condenser, as I think i may be low on charge. Is this feasible? Think of it as the old compressor being a "jug" and the NEW compressor pulling refrigerant from it.

Thanks for your assistance.

- Swap 1.5 ton Compressors

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:15 am
by 1Singlephaseme1

- Swap 1.5 ton Compressors

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:55 pm
by 1Singlephaseme1
.....Unbelievable, not a single soul!.......ugh!