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Offline Ronyeager

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Recharge Kit
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:18:19 PM »
Is this everything I would need to accomplish a recharge?

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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 12:44:17 PM »
No it is not.
Are you putting this an automobile?
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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 12:59:46 PM »
OR ya could do it the redneck way:
Using an old compressor for vacuum pump, you need gauges so that you can connect the vacuum pump to the high side, the freon to the center hose (yellow) and the blue hose to the ice box.
On the first photo that can of freon has an old school can tap from back in the day. That tap will hold that gas in the can forever. The newer screw on type tap from automotive stores ain't worth nothing. Once you tap into the can the thing is gonna leak out in a day or 2 . This tap made by Richie (I believe) is a nice one. Even though the plastic handle broke years ago it is still better than any newer style tap.
I soldiered son bicycle valves on the old compressor and made a vacuum pump out of it. It also does a great job airing up tires on my lawn mower and vehicles.
Like I said you need gauges though if you intend to repair a leak. Any air in the system and you will have ice. Ice means blockage and restricted freon flow means no cooling.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2011, 01:17:47 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 01:49:42 PM »
No it is not.
Are you putting this an automobile?

Obviously not, I need it for a refrigerator.
OR ya could do it the redneck way:
Using an old compressor for vacuum pump, you need gauges so that you can connect the vacuum pump to the high side, the freon to the center hose (yellow) and the blue hose to the ice box.
On the first photo that can of freon has an old school can tap from back in the day. That tap will hold that gas in the can forever. The newer screw on type tap from automotive stores ain't worth nothing. Once you tap into the can the thing is gonna leak out in a day or 2 . This tap made by Richie (I believe) is a nice one. Even though the plastic handle broke years ago it is still better than any newer style tap.
I soldiered son bicycle valves on the old compressor and made a vacuum pump out of it. It also does a great job airing up tires on my lawn mower and vehicles.
Like I said you need gauges though if you intend to repair a leak. Any air in the system and you will have ice. Ice means blockage and restricted freon flow means no cooling.

Wow, JW that seems a little tricky,but, I think I am up for the challenge.  Unless there is an easier way I can get the equpment I need?

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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 02:15:22 PM »
The gauge and the schraeder tap in the lower front picture are for cars not refrigerators.
The stop leak is not recommended,it causes more problems than it solves.
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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 02:51:33 PM »
You should also have a 608 Type I certificate.  You could get a big fine from the EPA for working on refrigeration without it. I got mine at www.epatest.com. It cost $25 and you take the test online, and it's open book.   

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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 02:58:47 PM »
You should also have a 608 Type I certificate.  You could get a big fine from the EPA for working on refrigeration without it. I got mine at www.epatest.com. It cost $25 and you take the test online, and it's open book.   

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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 04:37:23 PM »
It's also nice to have a torch and a electronic leak detector.

You don't have to buy it all at once or even buy it new. Look around on ebay and maybe place a ad on craigslist.

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Re: Recharge Kit
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 05:50:59 PM »
I am type 1 certified. The test has to do with proper handling of freon but it does not cover anything whatsoever about repairing refrigeration. You gotta have it tho to buy freon like R-22 or R-12 etc. It is not needed to buy environmentally safe R134A which you are using and anyone can buy.
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