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I need to know how much r-22 I need to charge my indoor unit adr163a and my outdoor unit tho020dr222 with 15 feet of 7/8 suction line and 3/8 liquid. This is for a walk in cooler.

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Can't tell exactly, too many variables, your low side pressure should be about 50 - 60 lbs, ( this is merely a guide ) temperature affects this reading. a simple way to tell is add freon and watch you indoor coil if possible. when the entire coil is sweating you are full. if only partial sweat is visible add more, a little at a time, it takes several minutes for this to circulate.

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The best way is weigh in a charge. of course the type of unit will come into play as split systems have enough refrigerant factory for up to 15 ft lineset or so, depending on units make etc. If a charge exists already and requires adjusting due to lineset length, or repairs etc, youcan simulate a 95 degree day ambient outdoors by restricting the air flow a bit to artificaially raise the head pressure as do low ambient controls, thus bringing the head to around 270lbs in a r 22 system or ambient plus 30 degrees , converted to prressure, so a 95 deg day plus 30=125 deg converted to pressure is 269 lbs, the indoor air temp being clse to 80 degreees helps, the indoor coil will be 40 degrees cooler than the indoor ambient if all is normal and design conditions are met by God or you. If the indoors 75, go to a 35 d
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the psi of an air conditioner is not 'changed' by the distance of the line set to the indoor coil. the psi will remain constant depending on type of refrigerant used, i.e. R-22 or some of the newer refrigerants.
For example - when using R-22 - the low side will typically run at around 70 psi give or take a few pounds depending on conditions while the high side pressure will be determined (as always) by adding 35 degrees to the ambient temperature and finding the corresponding psi on the gauge.

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Ac won't go down past 78 F while operating the presures are 15/ 150 psi. I think it needs charge. But how much charge what pressure does the low side need to be at?

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Do you add freon to your indoor unit or your outdoor unit? I have A new 2 ton first co unit indoors unsure what I have outside. Where does the freon go?

I would highly recommend that you get a friend or hire a pro, to deal with this. You dont just add freon, is it -R22 or the new 410A type? You always charge a system from the outdoor unit! If this is a new outdoor condensor, it will be pre charged for the unit, indoor coil and roughly 15 to 25 foot of line set. But after the brazing is done,,, NEVER SOLDERING! You need to use a Vac-Pump and pull the indoor coil and lineset down to 500 microns, before you open the king valves.
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It depends on the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity. The low side pressure can be in the area of 135# to 145# with an indoor temperature of 80° and 50% relative humidity, and the outdoor pressure can be in the area of 300# to 330# on a 95° day depending on effeciency rating.
If your asking this to charge your a/c this is not how to charge your a/c.
Charging AC by superheat and subcool
First charging a unit by superheat, this is only for Acs with an orifice or capillary tube.
Optimum superheat is 12° to 15° at the compressor or suction line outside the unit.
Hook up your gages and put a thermometer on suction line (large line), start the AC. Measure the temperature of the suction line and read the pressure on your gages. Theres a temperature scale on your gages for R-22 or R-410A the needle will show you the pressure on the outer scale and if you follow it down to the R-22 or R-410a inner scale that is the saturation temperature for that refrigerant, (you can also use a temperature pressure chart), now read the thermometer, let’s say the suction temperature( the thermometer) is 67° and the saturation temperature (the gages or temp. press. Chart), is 55°, subtract the saturation temperature from the suction temperature, 67°- 55° = 12° superheat.
Charging by Subcooling, this is for Acs with a thermostatic expansion valve, it’s common to see a sight glass on the liquid line (on these units with a sight glass just clear it, when, indoor room is at approximate set point of the thermostat). Optimum sub cooling is 12° to 15° at the outdoor unit.
Hook up your gages and put a thermometer on liquid line (small line), start the AC. Measure the temperature of the liquid line and read the pressure on your gages. Theres a temperature scale on your gages for R-22 or R-410A the needle will show you the pressure on the outer scale and if you follow it down to the R-22 or R-410a inner scale that is the saturation temperature for that refrigerant,(you can also use a temperature pressure chart), now read the thermometer, let’s say the liquid temperature( the thermometer) is 100° and the saturation temperature (the gages or temp. press. Chart), is 114°, subtract the liquid temperature from the saturation temperature, 114°- 100° = 14° subcool.

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Indoor unit temperature between 60F & 70F after R22 charge..

The pressure changes with temperature, it is not a true gauge to ensure a proper charge.

You should have a 15 to 20 degree temp drop across the evap coil. (return air vs supply air)

Can you verify that the compressor is running?
Not the condenser, but the compressor located inside the condenser (outdoor unit)

it really sounds like it is still undercharged.
Check the temp drop, let me know what it is.
Also tell me what the outdoor ambient temp is.

( for example.... 98 degree outdoors with 85 degree indoor temp could result in pressures something like 325 on the high side and 75 or 80 on the low side.
With the exact same unit, but 80 degree outdoor temp combined with 70 degree indoor temp, your pressures could read 215 low side and 55 low side. Not to mention that more efficient units often have higher pressures on the low side because they have more coil space and remove heat more efficiently)

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