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R12 replacement

Discussion in 'Refrigeration' started by MNHVAC, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Just follow the money

    In plumbing one of the big items now is cross connection control. And a lot of the people driving the new codes and rules are affiliated with the companies that make the devices or do the testing so they've all got something to gain.

    In electrical you have all the manufacturers and the unions pushing for stricter codes and more rules to generate more work and sell more products.

    In hvac and refrigeration you have the refrigerant manufacturers pushing government to make rules so they can patent new gasses and sell them at a better margin.

    And also certain equipment manufacturers pushing for energy regulations so they can push out smaller competitors that don't have the resources for research and development.

    And it goes on and on
     
  2. 4x4Freak

    4x4Freak New Member

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    Don't forget the sheet metal so thin it won't hold a screw from the factory.

    Zach
     
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  3. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Probally...
    I'll worry about that in 2020 :popcorn:
     
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  4. Joeysmith

    Joeysmith New Member

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    We are replacing a 80 year old gravity furnace in the near future. Stupid thing probably weighs more the some cars on the road these days. The guys that installed that beast new it would outlive them.
     
  5. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    Thus you and I make a good living
     
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  6. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    If equipment wasn't crap we could still make a good living, because rather than people throwing these turds in the trash every 10 years they would keep them and fix them.

    Granted a lot of people want to keep fixing this junk but is it really worth the headache lol
     
  7. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    It's like being at Skrid

    Bronze Level small cooler restoration - Change cap tube and evaporator coil.

    If they upgrade to the platinum we will also replace the compressor to avoid the inconvenience of the compressor failing a few months after the new evaporator coil is installed.