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crawford

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Posted: 01/29/19 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

to 10 minute call for repair assistance with a certified technician - $14.95 to certified tec you need a License. Not to anyone you must read all and understand what you read


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Posted: 01/31/19 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I as well as my old car buds have a supply of R-12 and you can still find it at many swap meets. It's R-22 that has really increased in price.

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I have License R12 is not being made in is country maybe somewhere else and gotting in illegal. That say do you really want to chance garbage with out safety what you should really do is get a retro kit and change it to 134 A. As far as 22 that too will be phased out in 2 to 4 years. I would never risk my my License first you need to use a recover tank to collect and service unit not many will do a separate tank for R12 this drives cost up.

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I have changed to 134a. The cooling is not as good in a system made for R-12. As of today only one of my cars use R-12 but you never know when I'll get another, so I'll keep my supply of real R-12 and continue to buy when the price is right. R-22 will be phased out and that's why I also have 30lbs of that also.

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Posted: 02/03/19 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He has a 2013 MH I am sure it takes R134A refrigerant. Not sure why this thread got off onto R12 AND I am guilty of calling all refrigerant "Freon" kind of like calling all tissue Kleenex! I know better but that is a habit![emoticon]


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Unfortunately, many of you have missed a big trick. If you have old hardware that was R-12, look at finding some HC-12 to replace it. This is a hydrocarbon refrigerant that is a mix of propane and isobutane and much purer than general LP. It is compatible with everything so no oil or seal changes are required, and it is a better refrigerant - thermodynamicly than is R-134A.

OK, so it is a flammable gas, all 3# (generous) of it, just like the 80# of propane you have in that tank or the 700# of fuel in those tanks. But better than 134 (which is also flammable) as the combustion by- products are not as highly toxic.

Lots of different agencies say it is not approved or (rarely) not legal, but that means that those people have to catch you at doing something harmless.

Of course the EPA has come out against it. This is probably because it can't be patented because propane was used as a refrigerant before the halogenated hydrocarbons came on the seen.

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People give you down the road for calling refrigerant Freon but yanno, they knew what you were talking about. I use the term often when I repair someones AC. I know thats what term they use.


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Did you figure out the problem?

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Matt_Colie wrote:

Unfortunately, many of you have missed a big trick. If you have old hardware that was R-12, look at finding some HC-12 to replace it. This is a hydrocarbon refrigerant that is a mix of propane and isobutane and much purer than general LP. It is compatible with everything so no oil or seal changes are required, and it is a better refrigerant - thermodynamicly than is R-134A.

OK, so it is a flammable gas, all 3# (generous) of it, just like the 80# of propane you have in that tank or the 700# of fuel in those tanks. But better than 134 (which is also flammable) as the combustion by- products are not as highly toxic.

Lots of different agencies say it is not approved or (rarely) not legal, but that means that those people have to catch you at doing something harmless.

Of course the EPA has come out against it. This is probably because it can't be patented because propane was used as a refrigerant before the halogenated hydrocarbons came on the seen.

Matt


READ THIS LINK. Only a FOOL would use this type Auto refrigerant.Doug
Especially about a front end accident that pierces the condensor

https://www.aa1car.com/library/flammable_refrigerants.htm

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