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08-10-2004, 09:21 PM
Observation: I have gone to the epa web.site. It looks like they target the big boys. Earthgrains, Walmart..etc. But what about all the maintenance men who don't care and just vent the freon. At schools, building, apartments...etc. I started working in maintenance three years ago...They don't seem to take it seriously.
And I know you have to have less than 35% leak rate on units that hold more than 50 lbs. of refrigerant. What about a facility that has 200 units and each one only holds 6-7 pounds of refrigerant. The sum total may be more than 50LBs. Or 10 15ton rooftops?....
08-10-2004, 10:21 PM
Got a camera? Pictures of this could be very valuable.
08-11-2004, 08:56 AM
So what, ya gonna call the freezone police?
08-12-2004, 09:53 PM
I too have been looking over some EPA stuff and have found the same. I did notice that you can't leave some gas in the system and pressurize it to leak check because the gas in the system is defined as a refrigerant. If you remove it and reintroduce it, it is no longer functioning as a refrigerant but a leak detector. Go figure.
08-12-2004, 09:59 PM
I am not able to see replys to comments...How do I see the responses?????
08-12-2004, 10:08 PM
i see that there are 4 replies to "EPA"....why can't I see them...I click but the site doesn't take me there??????I have emailed for help...so whats up??????
08-12-2004, 10:51 PM
08-12-2004, 11:10 PM
08-13-2004, 01:19 PM
Thats 35% on a single refrigerant circuit containing 50 or more lbs, comfort cooling.
If someone owns 1000 units, as long as the individual unit contains less then 50lbs. it is exempt.
Be glad, or we would be fined, when we worked on them, and don't know about the other units the guy owns.
08-13-2004, 05:58 PM
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