That is definitely believable. When I did a study for
the Feds on ozone depletion, the DuPont had agreed to
stop R-12 production a year earlier than required as a
show of good faith (1995). When I called Dupont to
get some R12 for a test, I was grilled for my
"credentials." It turned out the gov't had asked
Dupont to keep the production line open make 400
million pounds of it for export due to the high taxes
collected on it. Seems fair that we all had to pay
$35 a pound while the administrators filled a
budgetary deficit through forced production.
--- Brad Fornal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My brother has his certifications for heating and
> air and was told in
> his class that if we were to release all of the
> freon from EVERY car and
> refrigerator in the US that it still would not do
> the damage to the
> ozone that one launching of the space shuttle
> does.Now, with the law
> prohibiting the release of refrigerant into the
> ozone(you can get fined
> $10,000 for doing it)do we have a lawyer on the list
> that wants to go
> after big government <G> Brad
> Ron Soave wrote:
> > It is still legal for use, but has to be purchased
> > handled by a licensed technician (believe there
> are at
> > least 2 certifications needed). Production was
> > Jan. 1, 1996 (maybe 1995? Can't recall exactly)
> > all Class I ozone depleting chemicals here of
> > CFC R-12 is one. Under the Montreal Protocol it
> > supposed to halt in 2000, but was later
> > Unrecovered venting is illegal, and in some areas
> > was/is illegal for a technician to service a car
> > a detectable leak (this was the case when I lived
> > Florida, but the law was changed because lots of
> > can be plaed with leak detection).
> > BTW, production of Class 2 ODC's (HCFC's like R-22
> > used in a lot of refrigerators) begins phaseout in
> > 2004, ending in 2030.
> > --- Andy Webster <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Frank,
> > > Is R-12 still legal there?
> > > Over here it isn't but it can be obtained.
> > > I was told recently that the biggest contraband
> > > import into the US, after
> > > cocaine, is old-school, ozone killer CFC's.
> > > Andy
> > >
> > >
> > > >From: Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>
> > > >Reply-To: Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>
> > > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > >Subject: Cool LBC
> > > >Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 21:08:20 -0400
> > > >
> > > >For those who know, I have been considering Air
> > > conditioning in my
> > > >daughters A40.
> > > >Well It has happened! And it works great! It
> > > up the coils.
> > > >I took the AC unit out of the Austin Marina
> > > I gave it to the kid
> > > >up the street. I made a few very minor mods to
> > > bracket (Marina has
> > > >an MGB engine)
> > > >Bolted it up, ran the hoses through the hole
> > > the steering column
> > > >would go if RHD, mounted the evaporator under
> > > dash and used my Lucas
> > > >Auxiliary switch plate for the 2 knobs.
> > > >I had it charged up today and it works perfect.
> > > Real cold, not any
> > > >noticeable power lose.
> > > >The AC shop was amazed at the fit of
> > > they said it looks
> > > >"period" which made me feel good about this
> > > challenge. I had to relocate
> > > >the radiator expansion tank, solenoid, and
> > > bottle. Room under the
> > > >bonnet is now scarce.
> > > >Total cost was $75 for the R-12. The unit came
> in a
> > > free car, I didn't
> > > >have to buy anything. I used a hacksaw blade, a
> > > drill, a grinder, some
> > > >wrinkle paint for the bracket. I only had to
> > > one hole in the car
> > > >for the condensate drip tube.
> > > >Engine temp only went up about 8* when idling
> > > the air on full.
> > > >I am a happy, cool LBC driver today! Too bad my
> > > daughter gets to drive
> > > >it.
> > > >
> > > >This unit can and will fit right in a
> > > 1275 since that's
> > > >what engine is in the A40.
> > > >
> > > >Now onto the cruise control and remote door
> > > locks.......
> > > >--
> > > >Frank Clarici
> > > >Toms River, NJ
> > > >60 Bugeye Sprite
> > > >67 Sprite (PIECES)
> > > >59 Austin A40 Farina WITH AIR!
> > > >74 Austin Marina
> > > >71 MG Midget racer
> > > >61 Sprite (parts car)
> > > >65 Sprite (parts car)
> > > >66 Sprite (parts car)
> > > >And a 97 Ford Pick Up
> > > >http://www.exit109.com/~spritenut/
> > >
> > >
> > >
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