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I was drilling a hole where I thought was a stud but hit the AC line running into the house from the unit. I have a screw in the hole until the repairman comes but I want to shut off the freon instead of letting leak into the enviroment.

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Go to your condensor unit outside. there should be a shut off valve on both lines just as they enter the unit.Thereshould be a brass cap with a service port under it on each line then another cap with a screw type valve.Most of these require a allen wrench to operate.You will need to close both valve by turning the valves shut by turning clockwise with allen wrench until it stops.Sometimes the caps can be fairly tight so you will need a adjustable wrench or combination wrench to remove them..Good luck and thank you.If I can help in any other way let me know.

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    My husband hit a freon line drilling a drain hole. We had to get the line saudered and then had a schrader valve put in because these units don't come with service ports.

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