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If you are still replacing R12 compressors with R12 compressors...
STOP & LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY
UPGRADE R12 SYSTEMS TO R134A
They DO NOT SLUDGE, as all the LIES of 28 years have told you!
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False Claims that you canot convert
R12 systems to R134a, due to sludging continues to this day,
started back in 1991 by manufacturers, the worst being SubZero, due to their total ignorance,
lack of education or just plain GREED, to sell the customer a New Unit for $10-$18 Grand,
when they do not need a new unit, but can forever have their system repaired, and upgraded
to an R134a system!
I am others that I know, including
the entire automotive industry, have been upgrading
R12 systems since 1991, with zero issues, and never any sludging, as manufacturers have falsely claimed for so long.
I recently was told a true story of
a SubZero repair on a refrigerator, that another older tech, we will call
had driven 2 hrs to help do the sealed system repair, replacing the compressor, evaporator and heat exchanger, and was
floored as to what he did, that was not only severely dangerous and could kill the customer, but showed
complete lack of education and common sense, in replacing an original R12 system, with another
R12 compressor, and during the process, was teaching another close by franchise owner of a
Mr Appliance in Texas, who we will call Jason, how to do sealed system repairs, all the wrong way, and dangerously!
He professes to have been doing sealed system repairs for many years,
and is not only arrogant, lacking proper knowledge to do repairs properly, but also to do them safely!
Andrew and Jason, both ordered evaporators from me, which I manufacture and sell on my parts web site,
www.refrigeratorpartreplacements.com, and Jason contacted me days later, and said that the evaporator has a leak.
I asked for pics of the leak and found that what I had suspected was true, Andrew had severely over-heated the copper
by using oxy-acetylene(3000 degree cutting torch)and the heat transferred to the aluminum weld joint, and melted it.
When I asked Jason, he was honest and said that indeed Andrew was using an oxy-acetylene torch when he melted
the joint and severely over-heated the copper. I told Jason that was why there are multiple disclaimers on the web site about not
using oxy-acetylene, and using only the proper temperature torch, acetylene, when installing the evaporator.
Using oxy-acetylene voids the warranty, and there was nothing I could do, if he didn't read all the many disclaimers and even
the sticker that was pasted right on the front of the box the evaporator was shipped in, that clearly in bold red, also stated Not to
use oxy-acetylene, Only Acetylene!
A couple days later, Jason called me
back, and said that Andrew told him he had been using oxy-acetylene for many
and has never had a problem, and that there was nothing wrong with it, and all his techs used it too!
Jason also shared that Andrew does things different than most and doesn't really follow the rules, like
expelling the R12 into the room, and not recaliming it, as is law, and always installing R12 compressor
replacements, instead of R134a, because the system will sludge, as he was told, wrongly!
Jason also said that Andrew uses R12 and it is very hard to find!
The reason R12 is hard, Duhh, is because it is banned, for a reason, so no one will continue to use it!!
If you do find R12, it has been reclaimed and supposedly, cleaned, and is usually from Mexico.
I told Jason, OMG, this is not doing the customer any good, putting in used freon, that has been banned,
and a R12 compressor, when the proper repair is to convert the system to R134a, so the
customer can get another 20 years out of it!
Here it is 29 years after R12 was banned, and there are people still
believing this total LIE, that converting a system
from R12 to R134a will cause the system to sludge up, which is patently false!
The worst and most dangerous part of this, is what Jason told me
Andrew does in the home,
by expelling the R12 into the home, and not reclaiming it!
There is a $25,000 fine for doing that, for a reason!!
The most dangerous thing that can occur, is that when you expel R12
into the air, it falls right to the ground, because it is so dense!
Once on the ground, it migrates there for over 2 years, before it breaks down, due to it's decay factor of over 2 years!
Because of this, when it comes into contact with an open flame, it turns R12 into a very dangerous and toxic
chemical, called Phosgene Gas, that will scar your lungs if breathed in!
When Andrew turned his torch on, he was already creating phosgene gas, and breathing it,
and then leaving the customer with a house full of phosgene gas, was the most dangerous, unlawful
and irresponsible thing any tech coud ever do, and to defend his actions is what really floored me!!
As a consumer you need to be aware of how techs do reapirs in your
home, for your own safety,
since there are techs as ignorant as this, that can affect your life, in a disastrous way!
If you are a tech and do not know how to convert an R12 system to
R134a, contact me, and
I can teach you, and you will be amaqzed at how easy and straight forwaqrd it is,
and wish you would have started doing things the easy way, many years ago!
Contact me Now to learn how to convert R12 systems to R134a!
or go directly to the Zoom Page to setup a time to do a Zoom Repair
Below is a video of converting a R12 system to R134a, that I helped
an average customer do,
that had zero experience in doing any repairs, much less using a torch!
Unfortunately, he didn't keep the camera on his work, and was extremely
difficult to help,
since he kept insisting on trying things his way first, then finding out there was a reason
I was asking him to do things a certain way! What should have taken 2-4 hrs, ended up taking 11 hours,
and I was thoroughly frustrated by the time we got it done, and working properly.
If you contact me, as he did, please accept that I know what I am
doing, as I do, and
don't try to make things as difficult as you will see he does in the videos below.
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