I drilled a drain hole in my window AC unit and hit a copper refrigerant line.

  1. ddbarton48 profile image56
    ddbarton48posted 8 years ago

    I drilled a drain hole in my window AC unit and hit a copper refrigerant line.  Is it worth fixing?

    Probably a $200 unit.  About 6-7000 BTU.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 years ago

    Yes, as long as the compressor is still good.  You'll need sil foss, preferably 15 percent silver, but you can get away with five percent-but you can't use the soft stuff that plumbers use.

    Can you weld, or braze?

    Window units usually don't have refrigerant valves.  This is a fine opportunity to install them-and you can either get the self tapping, "self sealing" kind, or you can use the (better if you can weld) stab in kind that require a torch, and some skill.

    Again.  If you can give me more information about the window unit-I might be a better help.  Older window units are typically built better than any of the new ones that I've seen here lately.  What's crucial is the question, "is the compressor still good?"

    I can help you figure that out if you've got a multi-meter(volts, resistance, amps).

  3. airconditionersx profile image60
    airconditionersxposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps it makes sense. If you can find someone to replace the copper refrigerant pipe and recharge the refrigerant for less than $200, then, give it a shot.

 
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