[QUOTE=Freightshaker;15218821]I would just rather have equipment rated for it and know where it is.
We have furnaces rated for propane.Should I tell you how many homes have blown up?
"Non-Toxic, Non-Carcinogen - No Long Term health Risks"..... Does this include health risks due to explosions. Notice they can't say non flammable.
It's a R22 replacement. HCFC
As of July 9, 2014 they are still selling Frost 22a at Rural King
Other sellers on ebay of a brand called Frostycool 22a says:
Attention United States Customers:
Do Not order 22a products if the intended use is in a Central Residential or Central Commercial Air Conditioning System. Allowable uses can be determined by reviewing the regulations below or visiting the E.P.A website. In the United States the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations state that it is illegal to use any hydrocarbon refrigerant and/or FrostyCool 22a refrigerant in a Central Residential or Central Commercial Air Conditioning System. FrostyCool 22a will be discontinued and not available for Sale in the United States as of July 31, 2014.
While I'm no legal expert, I think there's a case for property damage claim when the manufacturer and vendor knew or should have known it will cause damage, but did not disclose it. Those fuel line magnet thing is a waste of money, ineffective but mostly harmless and easy to undo. Using hydrocarbon based consumer refrigerant product can make a system that worked ok but possibly low on charge into a code violation that is no longer fit for use until the violation is corrected.
If adding Frost 22a cause the system to become a violation of IMC 1104.3.2 and no longer legal to operate, I'd think that the cost of professional assistance needed to reverse the violation to make it legal is a valid damage claim.
Maybe you can add it, but since venting exemption on HC does not extend to non SNAP approved substitutes, the proper removal of 22a requires professional service.
Unlike someone who goes against common good judgment and do things like adding Blue Rhino ito his A/C, this type of product mislead the consumer about the hazards and enticed them into doing something illegal.
when some fool adds barbecue propane into his A/C system, nobody trickled him into it and its common knowledge that danger extremely flammable fuel gas burns. "natural environmentally friendly 2nd generation hydrocarbon high efficiency refrigerant" is not common sense knowledge of extreme flammability.
If auto parts store blasted an ad for horsepower boost kit consisting of a metal pipe, a saw zall jig, clamps and an instruction manual detailing how to chop the round thing with some ceramic sponge thing in it and replace it with the pipe in the kit, I'd say there's a good chance the parts shop/kit manufacturer is liable for the repair cost to bring that vehicle legal again. it's not hard to prove doing exactly as said in instructions caused the damage.
IMC is nationally recognized and adopted by most states. It is not some unusual ordinance used by very few towns.
Since I have a freon detector and combustible gas leak detector Im ready to work on these units
Certification training can be gotten from RSES and manufacturers of the LEGAL HC-based refrigeration units.
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