I'll also second the recommendation to buy Richard Kollmann's book and a set of gauges. I just recently got my pocket picked by a refrigeration
guy. I used to think that I knew how to recognize modern day Pirates, because they usually come wearing suits and ties
, but this pirate came-a-looting in a refrigeration tech uniform. Recharging an ac or refrigeration unit isn't exactly neurosurgery or time consuming, but I hadn't gotten my book or gauges yet and decided to hire a 'professional' to give my unit a charge, since the compressor and fan were running but not cooling
the plate. 2 minutes travel time, 2 minutes to charge the unit, "That'll be $140 please
Set of gauges-$80
can of freon-$10
Not getting a quote because I expected to be treated fairly-Priceless!!
It's no wonder we are becoming a disposable society. Fix it yourself, or throw it out and buy another one!!!