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HELP!!!! Punctured Condenser.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by YotaMan2007, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    YotaMan2007

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    Being the idiot i am i accidentally punched a hole in my A/C condenser. what do i do? can it be welded shut?
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    if you attempt to weld it or seal it, there is a good chance you are going to cause a restriction and your cooling cycle will no longer be very effective. There is also a chance of compressor damage if this happens.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    MMMMMMMMMIGHTY TAPE! Just kidding. you could always cut it out and solder in a coupling? Idk if I'm familiar with a vehicle's condenser, I'm a plumber and used to regular condensers having copper pipes.
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    They sell an aluminum weld kit at home depot ^
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    Evacuate the system (if it hasn't already leaked out) and replace it. Bottom line.
     
  6. May 30, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    In lue of Memorial day I say Tactically Withdraw the system.
     
  7. May 30, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    i'm going to remove it and cap off the lines. my dad is saying to take it to a welding shop because its a quick and easy fix, and if the a/c doesn't work then buy the a new codenser. i'd rather replace the whole thing. good thing i rarely use the A/C. :eek:
     
  8. May 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    well the damaged condenser is out. noticed i'm missing a radiator bolt so thats something else i'll have to address.
     
  9. May 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    its in the middle of the cooling surface. :anonymous:
     
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