Perhaps some of you kind folks can help me out.
I bought a Hussmann 5 door reach in cooler and an 8 foot hussmann "meat case" which has an open front.
The tag on the 5 door cooler says R404A, as well as the expansion valve.
The meat case, however, says R-12 but the condesing unit says it was converted to R-22.
I have had two people look at these for estimates of installing the condensing units outside the building and running the lines. The lines will run approximately 25 to 30 feet. The two units sit side by side in our store.
I want to run both at medium temp [R404A i presume]
Can you guys tell me where the bulk of the expenses come in for the install? I was quoted about $6k to install both, and being a very small business that's like way more than we anticipated.
I can figure parts might come to $600 [on the high side]. Thats copper, new expansion valves for the meat case, thermostat, wiring and power cut offs outside.
I guesstimate freon to be fairly expensive, so lets say $1500 for that. So that leaves about $3900 for labor, if he were paid $75 an hour thats 6.5 man - days of labor.
What am I missing here?
Thanks for your input,