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I managed to put a pin hole leak in my freezer compartment, what can I use to seal the area. I plan on crimping the aluminum at the hole useing a smaller punch, and sealing that with silver soder. How many PSI is there on a typical compresser driven refridgerator freezer? Also how much is the typical cost to have a smaller 18 cui or less recharged for use?

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It will not be as easy as you think. It's easier to use a rubber with a clamp or get a whole new evaporator. You'll need to change a filter-dryer as well, install valves. It's a big 1-3 hour job.
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