Split AC refridgerant line got damaged

Old 06-03-20, 12:23 PM
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Split AC refridgerant line got damaged

Moved into a condo and noticed the AC was not working. It starts and shuts off after a few seconds.

Upon inspection it seems it was never mounted to the concrete and most likely something got knocked into it and moved and the hard line cracked.

Seems the previous tenant just left it open like that with the cracked. There is residue and seems some refrigerant leaked out.

How hard of a fix is this? I got the flare kit to make a new hard line and nut.

After I get the line fixed would I need a recharge or is there still some refrigerant inside? How would I test for leaks before getting it refilled?

Can the compressor get damaged when left open to the environment like that?

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This isnít a DIY project. Youíll need to call your contractor to repair.
Refrigerant requires a license from the EPA to handle and work with.
Due to said laws this site doesnít allow discussion on charging.
Old 06-03-20, 04:37 PM
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This will need to be fixed by an HVAC pro. You cannot purchase refrigerant without the license/certification. The lines will also need to be leak tested and evacuated before adding the refrigerant.

Please consult a local HVAC pro.

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