Well, I managed to do it again, last weekend I had to go to the emergency room for the second time this year! Like my last numerous visits, the cause for my trip to the hospital was no accident. If anything, I would say that I have to learn my lesson the difficult way, and I have to learn it 3 times before it sticks! This all happened because I got the bright system of trying to refill the refrigerant line for my A/C plan at home. The HVAC repair worker that comes by our apartment every couple of weeks makes it seem so simple and simple to do, so how can you blame me? To be fair, heating and A/C workers go through expansive hands-on training to perform this and hundreds of other services for HVAC equipment, so naturally he would make it seem simple. I was a fool to believe that I could take any outdated can of refrigerant from a hardware store, and try to fill the refrigerant line without even using the right hose. Since the hose that came with the refrigerant canister was too small, I had the bright system to force the line open with a tool and try to “pour” the refrigerant into the A/C unit. As you might have already guessed, this didn’t prove successful – it did, but, result in a ton of pressurized refrigerant from inside my plan being shot into my face and eyes. The medical professionals at the hospital told me I should be blind, and it was a fantastic thing I had sunglasses on when this happened. I believe I need to just get over this urge to repair everything myself, and call a professional when I need a single!
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020