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07-12-02, 08:37 AM   #1  
R12 or R???

I had posted on here that I had a big can of R12. Well, I went back to Mom's house and dug the can up. A big green cylinder, 15 lbs, of Dupont Freon 22.


So, does that make this R22? And if so, is this stuff any good for automotive or home? If not, what should I do with it? It's at least half, if not 3/4, full.

 
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07-12-02, 08:48 AM   #2  
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R22. Cannot be used in your vehicle. It requires R12 or a conversion to R134A.

 
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07-12-02, 09:24 AM   #3  
R22 is used in residential AC units.

 
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07-12-02, 09:58 AM   #4  
Crud

Maybe I should save it? What should I do with it then? Does the law apply to it the same as R12?

 
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07-12-02, 10:41 AM   #5  
I'm not sure. If you post this in the heating and cooling forum a professional will be able to help you.

 
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07-12-02, 11:10 AM   #6  
Good point. I have the automotive part bookmarked so I forget tha this site has everything on it.

 
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You need gauges to install it into a home A/C unit. Same rules apply as cars. If you don't have the tools, knowledge and know how, let a pro handle it.

You could save yourself some money if a tech is willing to use it and your central air needs servicing .

 
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07-12-02, 01:46 PM   #8  
Oddly, I have a set of gauges that Dad left me but I won't use them since I haven't a clue what I'm doing. And since I plan on renting for the next few years (finishing my B.A. Religion) I'll just do what I can to sell it.

I posted on the heating/cooling forum, waiting for some advice there.

Thanks all!!!


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07-12-02, 03:51 PM   #9  
R-22

mako:
The cylinder of R-22 is not near as valuable as what R-12 would be.
The cost savings in supplying your own refrigerant when a tradesman does work for you would not be worth it.
Refrigeration and A/C work are not generally a DIY trade.
Sell the stuff and buy yourself something more usefull.


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07-12-02, 11:00 PM   #10  
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Use or sale of R22 to an unlicenced person is illegal (EPA certification to posess or buy) I'm not sure if you would be grandfathered under the law. There is some kind of of ranson money to be paid for reporting violators, but I'm not sure if it is effective. Bottom line I'd keep it low profile....


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07-13-02, 04:53 AM   #11  
telco tech is correct

You should ensure that whoever you sell the refrigerant to is qualified to use it.


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07-15-02, 04:46 AM   #12  
My landlord (a steel contruction company owner) knows a number of residential A/C companies. I gave it to him so he can divy it out. He's a great guy and honestly I don't have the patience to try to sell it. Thanks for the help folks!!!

 
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