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Post# 442246   5/26/2021 at 08:48 by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        

I finally fixed it it had a low refrigerant charge so I took out the r22 and replaced it with r290 or I just stole the gas bottle off of the grills and used that . I know what you will say it could leaks and start a fire or that it may destroy the compressor .

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Post# 442251 , Reply# 1   5/26/2021 at 10:36 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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We had those units in all of the apartments back in the seventies. The last one died about five years ago.

Post# 442254 , Reply# 2   5/26/2021 at 12:54 by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        
I got this one from my dads work

One my dad came home from work and said that there was an air conditioner At the shop that they were going to scrap . He said that some one someone wanted to know if I would want it so we went and got it . It was in the outside smoking house it was nasty and sticky with nicotine juice and when I cleaned it what came out look like vary dark coffee and a solid mass of nicotine an or something fell out.

Post# 442274 , Reply# 3   5/27/2021 at 01:02 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice.

All that nonsense about propane is a load of bull. Consider there's only like one or two pounds of propane in the system. Even in the absolute WORST case scenario (that is, assuming a line bursts and something inside the unit is already on fire) there will be a bang and all the propane will have burnt up in an instant. Not a big deal. A more realistic scenario is that it develops a leak and that catches fire... in which case you'll have a little flame for a minute until the system is empty. But really, any leak is never going to have something sparking or at ignition temperature right in front of the leak. Besides... that new garbage refrigerant R1234y is flammable too, and somehow, that's A-ok. Let's not talk about the deadly toxic fumes it makes when burning, either.

Also, literally all of the 'incompatible refrigerant' argument is sort of a moot point. Because it's not the gasses that are dangerous to mix, it's the oils with the gasses dissolved in them (think CO2 dissolved in soda). Not even the oils themselves (although there is some technicality to that). Once the system is under vacuum, most of the refrigerant bubbles out of the oil, and that's that.

/rant


Post# 442286 , Reply# 4   5/27/2021 at 08:21 by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        
Vacuum

It took 4 hours for me to get 30 hg of vacuum . How I got the r22 out was probably illegal but I vented it to atmosphere because I donít have a recovery machine or the money to by one.

Post# 442308 , Reply# 5   5/28/2021 at 00:52 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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The reason it takes so long is because you're waiting for the refrigerant to slowly boil out of the oil. Can take a while sometimes.




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