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Can 10,200BTU parts be used in 12,000BTU units?

I am needing to replace the condensor coil in my unit that I punctured this morning. I have another model, but is less BTU's. Same brand, same size, but different BTU's. Can I use the one with 10,200BTU's condensor coil in my 12,000BTU unit. Is this something that is possible to be done at home? or will I need to take it in for repair.

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Those coils are matched by tonnage and you probably arent going getting away with that but it might be close enough to try if your willing to accept the consequences that might occur.To err to the side of caution ,I would probably not advise this...This actually needs to be done by licensed individual as far as epa compliances with enviromental obligations and releasing refrigerants into the atmosphere...

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Hey there, you cannot interchange the coils. They are rateda t the amount of heat they reject, if you don't reject enough heat, the pressures will build and the unit will fail. You can however patch the coil where it was punctured. You can braze over the hole with silver solder or brazing rod.
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