I've done a little more carpentry.. I'm working on the details right now. I turned a few corners with the wainscot and got one of the door frames fab'd and installed.
Today's big project was this:
Finally got the condenser brazed in to the lineset.
Charged with nitrogen to check for leaks:
Start pressure on high side:
30 mins later:
I wish I could say the same for the suction side. It has a pretty substantial leak as far as refrigeration goes. I charged to 300psi and will leave overnight.. but my 30 min test was pretty conclusive. Checked my brazed joints, and it's not those.
It's one of the joints that was done when the lineset was originally installed.
The good news is I know where the 3 fittings/joints are and two of them are actually outside, so I just have to dig down and cut through the pvc sleeve to expose them.
The bad news is that there is one fitting above the theater ceiling. Praying it's not that one.. because that will mean tearing through the soffit and I'm not even sure if I can get to the fitting without removing some of the ductwork.