Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    HOWELL MI.
    Posts
    50

    refrigerants so many whats right!

    which refrigerants are right for walk ins,freezers, reach in, refrigerators ect... yes theirs mores to it like type of oil, txv. but which flavers do you prefer and why? is it cost, easy to use, some work better than others.do some keep older equipment running?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    12,077
    Each refrigerant choice is usually made by popularity, availability, price, manufacturers specifications and choice. Metering device. Condensing temperature. BTUH's. Amount (price).

    Alot goes into it. You end up with a narrow range of choices. Not uncommon to maybe one or two suitable for the job. The fact that most of the "flavors" as you call them, are only interims, it may do you some good to gain some insight as to what the long term benefit is to the customer.

    No one says, "hey I like this gas so there fore I use it" I take that back. Some guys do that. And most commonly they would not understand what I said above.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    12,711

    I prefer R-12, R-13, R-22, and R-502

    But most are gone and the other is going.

    So now I like them all to some extent but I tend to use R-414 and R-422 most often. <g>

    Why? So I can carry fewer cylinders in the truck. At one time I had them stacked up until half the truck was full. And had recycle cylinders to match. I got real tired of that real quick.

    Quote Originally Posted by firedup View Post
    which refrigerants are right for walk ins,freezers, reach in, refrigerators ect... yes theirs mores to it like type of oil, txv. but which flavers do you prefer and why? is it cost, easy to use, some work better than others.do some keep older equipment running?
    PHM
    --------
    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Newbury Berkshire
    Posts
    490
    I prefer R-12, R-13, R-22, and R-502
    Glory days...*sigh*

    Cheers

    Rchard

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event