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scottykrug

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Posted: 05/15/20 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just converted our old gas absorption dometic refrigerator to DC electric compressor and have all the guts from the old system left over. No idea what to do with it. The company that sold the parts for the conversion doesn’t want any of it and I don’t want to simply throw it in the trash for a myriad of reasons. Anyone here have experience dealing with this? I am somewhat apprehensive drilling or cutting into a sealed system full of ammonia and hydrogen gas. Thoughts?


I will be posting later on the conversion process as I am happy with it and very little is out the regarding the benefits and install. Ironically dometic just came out with a similar dc compressor....... timely. [emoticon]


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Call your city or county. They’ll have proper method/place. Good to be conscientious!


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Lwiddis wrote:

Call your city or county. They’ll have proper method/place. Good to be conscientious!


X2, our county has more than 20 designated areas for different things, plus hazardous waste, paints, chemicals, refrigerators etc. Hopefully your area has something similar.

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If cooling unit has not leaked it is under 300 PSI plus the solution has not only ammonia and hydrogen gas BUT Soudium Chromate (rust inhibitor) that is toxic.

Call City/County Waste Management or even Local Fire Dept on advice for proper disposal.


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Was it still functioning? If so, there is probably someone here who wants it.

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garyemunson wrote:

Was it still functioning? If so, there is probably someone here who wants it.

Try reading the OP B4 replying !


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Posted: 05/18/20 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Craig's list give away or call your trash service for large item pickup.


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Ask your RV service center what they do with an old cooling unit.

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When I changed over to Amish cooling unit I took the old cooling unit to the scrap yard (recycling center), wasn't worried about getting a couple bucks for it just easier to properly dispose of it.


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Call your local bottled propane delivery service. They'll know for sure

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