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    I have a jug of virgin R409a, no clue what to do with it

    Can i sell this thing? My previous employer gave it to me for free. Its mostly full. Its a tan jug. Otherwise its gonna collect dust in my garage forever. Someone help me out please.

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    Why did he give it to you?

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    Technically you can only sell to someone with a 608 license I’m sure your aware it’s a r12 replacement. I’ve got some 502 in the shed been threatening o blow up balloons with it.
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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    I have 608. And its given to me because he was cleaning out the resi shop. He had 502, 422b, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOUNG FROSTY View Post
    I have 608. And its given to me because he was cleaning out the resi shop. He had 502, 422b, etc
    I know you have one, but in the event you wanted to sell it was all I was saying. I don’t think the epa police would be a problem,but you never know
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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    Dump it into a squirt bottle and use it to wipe down all of your hard surfaces. I hear it kills the flue virus.


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    It was supposed to drop in R12 systems but I never liked it because of the higher head pressure , some coils did ok , but some just couldn't move enough air , so I began using R134

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    It was supposed to drop in R12 systems but I never liked it because of the higher head pressure , some coils did ok , but some just couldn't move enough air , so I began using R134
    134A wasn’t much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    It was supposed to drop in R12 systems but I never liked it because of the higher head pressure , some coils did ok , but some just couldn't move enough air , so I began using R134
    I liked 409A. The only problems I had were on remote WIC's. We'd have issues with compressors going off on overload because of the heat coming off the coil. The solution was to change out the condenser fan and draw the air over the compressor first and then thru the condenser coil. The only problem with that is if the tech didn't know what was done, they would think the coil was clean when they looked at it.

    FYI the going rate on a jug of 409A is $600-$700
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    I liked 409A. The only problems I had were on remote WIC's. We'd have issues with compressors going off on overload because of the heat coming off the coil. The solution was to change out the condenser fan and draw the air over the compressor first and then thru the condenser coil. The only problem with that is if the tech didn't know what was done, they would think the coil was clean when they looked at it.

    FYI the going rate on a jug of 409A is $600-$700
    So how do i sell it?

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    drop it off at goodwill

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOUNG FROSTY View Post
    So how do i sell it?
    Find someone who needs it. Maybe Ebay or CL. I manage a supply house and that's what I get for it. I may have sold 5 or 6 jugs in the last 12 months. I usually tell my customer to sell the jug to their customer and have them keep it onsite.
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    Local pick up only. Shipping requires hazardous shipping license and is expensive to ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehsx View Post
    Local pick up only. Shipping requires hazardous shipping license and is expensive to ship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
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    Speaking from experience. Try going to fedex or ups. Trucking company will charge full pallet price. Ending up having a police supply distributor do the paper work and ship.

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    You can list it here in the Junk Yard forum if you want. But understand that this forum has nothing to do with the sale or payment. It's all on you. If something goes wrong, we don't wanna hear about it.

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/forumdisplay.php?42-Junk-Yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Dump it into a squirt bottle and use it to wipe down all of your hard surfaces. I hear it kills the flue virus.


    I suppose you can keep it in the family and use it to clean a 409 Motor....Says it was introduced in the later 50’s must be good stuff as The Beach Boys wrote a song about it,...or was that song about the engine?

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...4nV3NzE5KktumL

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