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Old 05-29-2018, 05:30 PM
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I cleaned out our storage unit and there was a 30lb bottle of R12 in there. I hear its worth some money but into sure what to do about selling it.

Any A/C or cars guys have any input?
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:36 PM
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"Some money" would be an understatement. It will be worth more than Bitcoin in a couple years.

Go sell to your local A/C supply company or hold for a bit and profit.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:39 PM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Interdynami...AAAOSwrU1bCY-5



Find the right person and you can sell it. This guy has three bids on a nearly empty drum.................................Most of the R12 Equipment has been phased out.........good luck.
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Make sure the valve is in good working order. Sealed and unopened can be good or bad, valves have failed. Weighing the bottle is a good base line. The container is approximately 5 lbs.
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I'm not sure what it's worth now. A while back when it was being phased out, it was worth a good buck. Now, a lot of those r12 units have been replaced, so the need is limited, although you may find that one guy who needs 12 rather than upgrade. Also, there are drop ins to take the place of 12 making the compressor replacement unnecessary. Good luck.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:15 PM
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You can sell it but the buyer must meet one of two conditions.

1. They possess EPA 609 certification.
2. They sign a statement they are purchasing for purpose of resale.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaBoss21 View Post
I'm not sure what it's worth now. A while back when it was being phased out, it was worth a good buck. Now, a lot of those r12 units have been replaced, so the need is limited, although you may find that one guy who needs 12 rather than upgrade. Also, there are drop ins to take the place of 12 making the compressor replacement unnecessary. Good luck.
I deal with older restruant equipment where r12 pops up I just vacum and charge 134a and never had a problem,I also buy the nos r12 compressors and never change the oil out and charge with 134a.I leave it light because of the expansion difference and set it at evap temp.

I stand behind my equipment and never had a related replacement or early compressor failure.

DuPont had the exclusive patent on freon r12 the year it was running out is when all of the sudden it became bad for the environment and 20 different replacement brands and mixes showed up and the market opened up.

When I was in the automotive repair field and at the time of the change,the dealers were not doing the conversions,and the ones that were charged crazy.

They were just sucking out the R12 and filling with 134a and sending them down the road,that was a scam to save the planet.
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....be carefull.....fines are maaaaaaasive
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Do your civic duty to reduce man-made climate change and vent the can to atmosphere. If what "science" tells us is true, it causes ozone depletion which has a cooling effect and should help offset carbon dioxide emission which causes warming. LOL.

The refrigerant debacle is all a huge scam to keep the big chem companies in business with patented refrigerants. The best replacement for R12 is Propane (R290) but nobody makes much money on it so it isn't getting marketed. EPA legal for specific uses if you "convert" properly.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:54 AM
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There was an ad in the local paper today (Arizona Republic) wanting to buy any and all R12. I thought it was odd, but I guess there's a demand for it.

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