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    R-22 price increase

    Double the price now from this past Monday.... Poor companies with all these supermarket contracts!!!

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    No joke. I'm working for a supermarket chain while I go to school. Our entire system is R22. Holds around 400 lbs. That's gonna be an EXPENSIVE leak.

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    Put a few cans of superseal in there as a precaution - should make things interesting for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clifpaul View Post
    No joke. I'm working for a supermarket chain while I go to school. Our entire system is R22. Holds around 400 lbs. That's gonna be an EXPENSIVE leak.
    BETTER FIX BEFORE HAND
    also superseal from what i understand, can cause compressor failure
    no signature blast'em man blast'em
    !!!KILL THE TERRORIST!!!

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    I've had two failures with that stuff. Would more recommend

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    I might if my boss will let me. I know we got a maintenance contract with Source Refrigeration. However I also told him that when I get my EPA certification I'd have no problem trying to fix it if it broke if he doesn't want to wait on them.

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    Double price? How much it exactly cost in your area?

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    $350-$400 here is Colorado

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    Keep in mind that all interim service replacements refrigerants like MP39, HP80, R409A, R408A, Hot Shot, etc (which all contain R22) are suddenly going up in price too.

    It's time to bone up on the newer HFC replacements.

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    Sounds like there are going to be a lot of Rack Conversions starting up in the near future.

    Bad thing about that is the variety of refrigerants used for conversions.

    422D

    438A

    407A

    507A

    Who knows what else companies are trying. I've had experience with all of them, they all work well, guess it's what the salesmen convince the companies to buy.

    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

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    this is going to be an interesting summer i picked up 2 pallets before it went up (thank You URI) $180 a drum


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    time to step up to the 407c plate, we have started using it new installs, in place of r22.

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    There is going to be lots of work in the future doing retrofits on the racks.

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    Don't know if this has been mentioned, but we can all thank the EPA for these prices. They haven't let the manufacturers know what their quotas will be for 2012 so most if not all haven't been producing any 22 yet.
    keep your ice cold and flame hot

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    Expect it to triple come February. Can't even buy bulk quanities from most vendors. EPA required a 40% manufacturer reduction last week (originally was just 10% Jan 1) because the phase out isn't going as quickly as anticipated.

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    Anyone tried r-421a yet? I need advice if this is worth moving on to.

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    Dont forget to check out the reclaimers for R-22 as well. Yes the price has increased but by recovering your used R-22 and selling back to the reclaimers you can help keep supplys of R-22 available.
    Patti Ellingson
    Director of Wholesale Development

    We buy your used CFC's CLICK HERE for more information

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukenz35 View Post
    Anyone tried r-421a yet? I need advice if this is worth moving on to.

    Rack or conventional system?

    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

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    Conventional a/c and medium temp Walk ins. Also checking prices on mo 99 looks promising if prices stay high. Changing driers and marking equipment I'm sure will get tedious.

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    any ideas for chillers with flooded evaperator ive heard there are oil return issues with the replacements

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