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  1. Rain Barrels Collecting Air Conditioner Condensation?

    I just heard of someone running a line from their outdoor rooftop A/C to a rain barrel. They claim they get 80 gallons every two days. True? Is it easy to do? Seems like a nice way for HVAC folk...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Very informative.

    Thanks for all the replies. Very informative.
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    Trane XL1200 -- Average life expectancy?

    I have a 1996 Trane XL1200 (I believe a 2.5 ton) air conditioner. Doing some long-term budgeting here and was wondering what in your experience is the average life expectancy of a Trane XL1200. The...
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    "I hear tell Carrier has filed a lawsuit to force...

    "I hear tell Carrier has filed a lawsuit to force the EPA to change the wording in their manufacturing statement on R-22 to eliminate the loophole that allows the mans to produce the dry charged R-22...
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    I believe R-134A is already scheduled to be...

    I believe R-134A is already scheduled to be phased-out in Europe. Apparently, every molecule of 134A is the equivalent of 2500 molecules of CO2. Anyways, lots of speculation out there, that phasing...
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    Hard to say what's happening in New Mexico. More...

    Hard to say what's happening in New Mexico. More price variation than I would expect. No big price increase yet.
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    Going back to the Hudson Technologies Conference...

    Going back to the Hudson Technologies Conference Call, it's looking like Hudson Tech is the only pure R-22 play in the stock market. If you think R-22 prices are going to continue to climb, check...
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    R-134A to be phased out?

    Just heard Kevin Zugibe of Hudson Technologies (a refrigerant sales firm) say in today's conference call that he thought there was a strong possibility that R-134A would be phased out by the Obama...
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    Why does this blog care so much if people mention...

    Why does this blog care so much if people mention prices. If I say r22 is xx per pound in California, who cares? How does that hurt one bit hard working HVAC-ers or anyone else for that matter?
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    "I was surprised recently when I checked on the...

    "I was surprised recently when I checked on the price to find that it was exactly the same as it was several months ago from this one particular wholesaler."

    That was my thought as well. With a...
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    R22 glut this year?

    With the price of nearly all commodities (except gold) dropping, won't R22 do the same? Given the global economic meltdown, do we really need to worry about the price of R22 rising this year? I've...
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    <<I think you'll find, they are making as much R22, as the goverment will allow them to.>>

    That was the impression I had. That they could make as much R-22 as they wanted before the January 2010...
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    Thanks for your thoughts. So I take it the...

    Thanks for your thoughts. So I take it the drop-in replacements aren't an issue?

    I would think reduced demand due to the economy will temper prices a little, but obviously if you live in Houston...
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    What I don't understand is: why aren't...

    What I don't understand is: why aren't refrigerant manufacturer's producing more r-22 now to take advantage of the higher prices? You'd think refrigerant manufacturers themselves would stabilize the...
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    R-22 Prices Not Guaranteed to Rise?

    I was thinking that with the economy in the toilet and the resulting decline in refrigerant demand, along with the increased availabilty of r-22 drop in replacements), is it possible that R-22 prices...
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    Are most of you still seeing increases in R-22...

    Are most of you still seeing increases in R-22 prices or have they started to level off with all the new 410-A going in?

    Anyone used that new R-22 replacement NU22B yet?
  17. Thread: R-422b

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    I remember reading something about NU22B on a...

    I remember reading something about NU22B on a different thread. It sounds good. Is it widely available? With the way R-22 prices have been rising, I would think the NU22B prices would be...
  18. "I just had to buy a container of R22 and It cost...

    "I just had to buy a container of R22 and It cost twice as much as the last purchase, about 6-months ago. I was wondering if it cost the some to make new or clean up old."

    According to Hudson...
  19. Hudson Tech

    "Many distributors nationwide have reclaiming programs and are dealing with tons of refrigerant daily."

    From my understanding Hudson Tech is the largest refrigerant reclaimer in the U.S. Big...
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    Leaders in r-22 reclamation???

    Forgive the dumb questions--I'm very new here--but who are the leaders in R-22 reclamation? I've heard of Dupont, Rapid Recovery, Hudson Tech. Are their others? Is it a regional thing or are there...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks everyone. What do you mean it doesn't...

    Thanks everyone.

    What do you mean it doesn't have the same tax floor rate as r-12? Is reclaimed or recycled r-22 any cheaper?

    Ppd
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    r-22 prices likely to last???

    I was wondering if anyone can help with a question about recent price increases in R-22.

    Is it likely that recent price increases are a blip and that refrigerant manufacturers will produce more...
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