View Poll Results: How many 30 lbs cyls of R22 do you have stockpiled?

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  • None, buy as needed

    16 21.33%
  • 1 or 2

    14 18.67%
  • 3 to 5

    15 20.00%
  • 6 to 10

    9 12.00%
  • 11 to 15

    2 2.67%
  • 16 to 20

    3 4.00%
  • 21 to 25

    0 0%
  • 26 to 30

    3 4.00%
  • 31 to 35

    2 2.67%
  • 36 to 40

    0 0%
  • more than one pallet (one pallet being 40 cyls)

    11 14.67%
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  1. #1
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    Do you have R22 refrigerant stockpiled and how much?

    I'm trying to get a general idea of lag in actual market demand among small size operators in relation to wholesale commodity rate. By wholesale, I'm talking about bulk rate in rail cars. By small operators, I mean contractors operating out of their home and are one or two persons operation like brothers or dad and son.

    Somewhere on this forum, I recall someone posting their supplier imposing a quantity limit saying he was only able to buy a few. Do you guys experience this?

    Please respect the forum policies and don't discuss actual prices.

  2. #2
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    I always have about eight to ten jugs in storage. I will just replenish them as necessary. At todays inflated prices I wont be buying any extra.
    R22 will be needed for many years to come. I believe it will be readily available at todays pirces more or less for some time. It might even go down once they start allowing its production again.

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  4. #4
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    I usually have about 3 or 4 full jugs sitting around and a few jugs of 410A. If I need some other type I buy it as needed.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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  5. #5
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    We're somewhere at 4-5 skids. Tend to use about 1 a year. Of course the way coils are leaking and comps frying, that rate is going up

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    I always have about eight to ten jugs in storage. I will just replenish them as necessary. At todays inflated prices I wont be buying any extra.
    R22 will be needed for many years to come. I believe it will be readily available at todays pirces more or less for some time. It might even go down once they start allowing its production again.
    allowing its production again? i thought they were still making a tiny bit of it. are they going to boost production again or am i reading this wrong?

  7. #7
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    Used to have 30 and brought them cheap now down to 3. Have been buying now since last fall.
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesjen829 View Post
    allowing its production again? i thought they were still making a tiny bit of it. are they going to boost production again or am i reading this wrong?
    Not sure if they are making "a tiny bit of it" or none at all for now. But either way I think they will be making more of it in the future and that should help stabilize the price.

  9. #9
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    We keep 1 pallet on hand plus 3 or 4 hundred pounders. But we use about 2 pallets a year at least... We also send back quite a bit for recycling.

  10. #10
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    buy it as i need it ...pass cost to customer
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesjen829 View Post
    allowing its production again? i thought they were still making a tiny bit of it. are they going to boost production again or am i reading this wrong?
    They are not going to boost production again. The EPA is phasing out R22 altogether slowly.

  12. #12
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    Does anyone clean their dirty R-22? If so, what is the best way to clean it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stay gold jonny View Post
    Does anyone clean their dirty R-22? If so, what is the best way to clean it?
    Here is an article that my Dad wrote about recycling R22. He has been in the industry over 20 years and has been President of our chapter of RSES. I hope this helps!

    http://library.constantcontact.com/d...12+%282%29.pdf

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