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Re-located condenser, trying to charge unit in cold weather. How do I do this?

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It's probably too late to recommend capturing (bottling) the charge in the condensing unit...... With that said the absolute 100% way to charge any unit is to use the weight method. If you look on the nameplate of the unit it will provide you the amount of refrigerant needed in lbs and ounces, the manufacture instruction manual will give you the additional weight needed for the lenght of the line set. In the event you don't have the ability to weigh the refrigerant accurately you can always wrap the condensing unit with a blanket reduce the condensing capacity of the condenser this will simulate a warmer ambient and allow you to charge the unit. If the unit has a fixed orfice metering device you can use the superheat method, if the unit has a TXV (thermal expansioin valve) you should use the subcooling method. Either of these methods with detailed proceedures can be found on any of the popular search engines. Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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