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The refrigerant from my outside althema unit leaked out completely and my underfloor heating is no longer functioning. The unit was accidentally punctured when attempting to remove ice which develops in very frosty weather from the base of the unit. Does this mean the entire unit will need to be replaced, is this a major job and does a replacement unit come with refrigerant already installed? IS this an expensive repair? I am in ireland

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Before giving solution, my humble advise not to try to remove ice by harmer or any tools. With help of heat torch you can remove. Now the solution is :
No need to replace complete set. Yes little costly expensive. Call repairman, he will arrest leak by brazing material and then vacuuming and gas charging.

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