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Can r12 and r22 be mixed?
Regarding this, are r12 and r22 compatible?
R12 and R22 are both now banned by the EPA in the United States. Other more environmentally friendly alternatives exist, but even those cannot be changed in air conditioners or other refrigeration units with R12 without a thorough cleaning of the unit.
Also Know, what refrigerant can you add to r22? The best replacement for R-22 Freon is usually R-407c. It has a very low loss in capacity (0 – 5%) relative to R-22 and is less expensive than many other R-22 replacement refrigerants. If a system has R22 in it already you cannot use a replacement refrigerant to simply add to the R22.
Also Know, can r22 be mixed?
Mixing R22 with R407C or any other refrigerant. According to the 609 EPA rule, mixing refrigerants is illegal and anybody caught doing so will be heavily fined. If your system is running on R22 most likely is using mineral oil to lubricate the compressor.
What's the difference between r12 and r22 refrigerant?
R22 Is an HCFC, While R134a Is an HFC Like R12, which is the original ozone-depleting refrigerant, R22 is marketed under the brand name Freon, and it's one of the earliest CFC alternatives. These refrigerants also contain chlorine that can potentially find its way into the upper atmosphere.