Originally Posted by gtfloyd
I would suggest taking it somewhere and let them fix it. I know a lot of people who attempt to fix a compressor or a leak and end up breaking something in the process(bolts, hoses, clamps, etc). However, if you are mechanically inclined and careful, you should be ok.
I seriously doubt you'll find any clamps in the the a/c system. Advising someone that they will be fine working on an a/c system so long is they are mechanically inclined is just plain stupid. Have you ever seen someone accidentally vent R134a into their face?