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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:02 pm

Well, My school got a new water fountain. And the maintenance department head saved this for me :twisted::

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:25 pm

water fountain
so is it smaller than normal fridge compressors ?
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Unread postAuthor: Willdebeers » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:32 pm

It looks about the same size. I'm going to join the compressor club soon. Ebay here I come! :D
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:12 pm

yea, It is a little smaller....

I'm still trying to figure out how to recover the refrigerant from it. there HAS to be a way without the expensive machine
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheGreater » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:32 pm

Sometimes there's a place near the compressor with a schrader valve where they charged the compressor before. If not, crimp the pipe 4" past the output side of the compressor (the side that goes to the coils). be sure it is crimped well. Cut the pipe near the compressor and solder a schrader valve or quick connect to it. once this is done, hook up your container for the refrigerant and plug the compressor in. It should pull the refrigerant from the coils and expansion valve into your pressure vessel. My brother (he'll be on here in a little bit as McCoytheLesser) says there's not a lot of refrigerant in it. See if it's R-12 or R-134A type refrigerant. If you hear a leak while you're pumping, shut the equipment off and get the heck outta there. If it's R-12, you might as well put it to the side and forget about it. That's some bad stuff you'd be working with.

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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:05 pm

Letting the freon out harms the ozone layer big time (same as driving 5000 km in your car) and is illigal to do in most countries. If they see you venting out the freon, you will have to pay up a lot of money...


Check refrigerator repair stores and ask if they can remove the freon. If you let em keep the freon for themselves it may not be that expensive.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:17 pm

just started taking it apart..... Pretty dang cool. The place where the water gets cooled is a good 15 lb coil of tubes....

Kinda smells bad too. Like and old dusty place. (I hear no leaks, So its not that....) Kinda yucky.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:15 pm

freon is no longer in use...
r12 is freon

most stuff produced after 1990 use r134a (not freon) and it is rather safe
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:32 pm

Do i have to worry about freon in my airconditioner compressor?!
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheGreater » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:05 pm

Depends on its size and when it was made.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:39 pm

normally, there is information about refrigerant used on the case of fridge compressors, IDK if they are on AC compressors
have you already received yours ?
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:40 pm

yes i have its the same one as c11 man
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:54 pm

R12 is required to be recovered. In a sealed system like that a piercing valve is used. It clamps onto a pipe and then a pointed screw punches a hole in the pipe. Fitting clamp seals the hole and allows a recovery system to pump a vacuum on the tube, recovering all the refrigerant.

Some systems used R22 (mostly larger AC and freezers). Newer stuff uses R134a which is not as bad for the ozone, but it is still required to be recovered.
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Unread postAuthor: ThegunGuy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:01 pm

Can't imagine how bad it was when we had to fill our suv up with freon every month. Maybe its causing the climate change here?


Just kidding you should try to not pollute the air as much as possible. Its co2 thats not really bad it comes from just about everywhere including trees. (at night they use the sugar they make in the day)
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:26 pm

wait for my air conditioner compressor it says r-22 so thats bad?
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