R-12 conversion to R134 ... BTDT? Any regrets? Recommendations?

Brett Dikeman quattro@brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Sun, 6 May 2001 17:19:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 5 May 2001, Dave Conner wrote:

> I've got three type 44's still running R-12 and all three need recharged.
> I understand some people are buying a cheap DIY kit ($35) and retrofitting
> to R134.  I'd like to hear from folks who did this and whether they would
> do it again, etc.

Talking to a guy servicing our server room, he stated:
"R-12, in a 30 lb cylinder...runs about $1500 right now"(30lb is
almost enough for a huge system like our server room, including pipes
that go up two stories to a condensor, etc; cars need much less.)

"...and what's funny is that R-12, which depletes the ozone, is completely
harmless to humans; you can breathe in the stuff.  R134?  It'll kill ya."