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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Freeze 12
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 10:56:10 AM »

Think about it. R12 is VERY expensive. I have a dedicated tank just for it. Beats having to buy some. I have a tank for 22 also.It not only is the law to recover it but it is practical to do so from an economic stand point.
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Offline Earl Dryer

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Re: Freeze 12
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 10:11:54 PM »
Thank you icehouse the links you provide were helpful. I agree with your method & taking the time to clear the system correctly and evacuating is it
very important that hold that vacuum for at least 30mins. JW the 30lbs was $220. I will also recover the R12 and reuse it but up to this point I have
avoided it and sent those jobs to someone else but I can't aviod it any longer because I'm the last guy. There are alot of these R12 animals out here in the stix.  I was an inspector when all this stuff started getting phased out, didn't figure I would have to worry with the R12 now being its been gone for 12 yrs WRONG. Oh, Well       

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Re: Freeze 12
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2009, 11:48:02 PM »
Hot shot is a zeotrope blend developed to to retrofit in R-12/MO based refrigeration systems. It is made mostly from R-22 and a mix of R-600, R-124, R-142. Think about this because ,what is happening on 2010?

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Re: Freeze 12
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2009, 11:53:33 PM »
Earl I assure you there is no black magic to doing R-134 retrofits or any retrofit for that matter. The question to proceed or not is usually a matter of economics and profit. I have done many changeovers with different refrigerants and temps.

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Re: Freeze 12
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2009, 08:44:00 AM »
From DuPont

Mr. Icehouse,

Your question concerning the sale of R-413A has been referred to me for reply. 

R-413A is DuPont's ISCEON(R) MO49.  As originally formulated, ISCEON(R) MO49 is flammable.  DuPont prefers not to sell flammable products.  We reformulated ISCEON(R) MO49 and are selling it under the tradename of ISCEON(R) MO49 Plus.  The ASHRAE number for ISCEON(R) MO49 Plus is R-437A.  Here is some information on the product:

Additional information, including retrofit guidelines, is available on our website

Thank you for contacting DuPont.  If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.

Allison M. Whittington
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