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Weitron 134a - Good or bad


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VON
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Aug 11, 2017, 8:02 PM

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Anyone hear anything good or bad about the quality of Weitron R134a (30 lb tank) they have branches in the US and China? In the past I did hear bad things about some 134a coming from China that wasn't pure & had other garbage mixed in, but I'm not sure of the mfg. I'm thinking of picking some up from a local guy and thought I'd check first.
On the Weitron web site it's listed as follows. >>
Chemical Name:
1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane
Chemical Formula:
CH2FCF2
Refrigerant Type:
HFC
Refrigeration Oils:
Polyolester
Thank you for your time.


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Aug 12, 2017, 5:27 AM

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Always a good idea to use a refrigerant analyzer to check purity no matter what brand it is.





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Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 12, 2017, 7:01 AM

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I hear of non pure stuff none yet known by me. Why other than imported are you so concerned? Mail order? How much does that save as it's trick to ship this stuff.


I should but don't know current prices they change constantly but would buy locally and even weight it in box (usually about 5.5lbs tare box and bottle) with shrink wrap seal intact or don't buy it and find another or whole other source. OMG - if some place was found selling mixed up stuff would be a disaster for them,


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Hammer Time
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Aug 12, 2017, 7:06 AM

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Maybe you are not aware Tom but there was a big issue in the last few years with large batches if Chinese made R134A being contaminated. That's why he is being so careful.

Most shops will not buy anything Chinese made.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 12, 2017, 7:31 AM

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Haven't bought any for quite some time with a lot left still. Last glance was about $200 for a name brand wouldn't compel me to search for lots cheaper if close but by just a Chinese made mark on it plain wouldn't. There 's no problem that I know of making it here but might be wrong.
Can be very seasonal priced here to get rid of too much as season ends to make room. MA doesn't warehouse much stock of anything it's too costly to just stock stuff of any kind it leaves and brought back if unsold easier to lower price and get rid of stock than than below market value by September,


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VON
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Aug 24, 2017, 7:47 PM

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I picked up another RRR machine & I tested it on the identifier and was found to be 100% R134a. Thanks again.






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