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rw2003

07:20PM | 05/13/06
Member Since: 04/23/06
10 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
My AC contractor just finished installing a new central ac system in my house. All new equipment and all new ductwork. Replaced a (mostly) 25 year old system. The team did a fine job - no complaints! Included in the work contract was a provision to remove all debris. So included in all this stuff that they hauled off was my exisiting 5 year old 10 SEER Weatherking compressor (that was working fine) and whatever Freon was recovered from the old system. I could tell that the workers took care in removing this compressor unit and did not treat it in the same manner as the rest of the garbage. Question... what is the value of this used compressor and freon. Will the contractor re-use them somehow? Should I have received some compensation for this stuff???


rw2003

07:14AM | 05/15/06
Member Since: 04/23/06
10 lifetime posts
Thanks very much for your responses.

Any idea of how many lbs of Freon would be in a 3 Ton system? What would be a current wholesale price. I know I paid $45/lb (retail) last season when the ac tech added at least 2 lbs.

thanks

hapaschold

01:34PM | 06/04/06
Member Since: 10/19/02
4 lifetime posts
your old equipment really has no value. sometimes the guys working on the system will save and use as favors. refrigerant recovery bottles cost about 90 dollars now. i just spent 450 bucks getting rid of 200 lbs of r22 in old style recovery bottles. plus the original cost of the bottles. so i figure it cost me $4/lb to dispose of properly per epa guidelines.

in most area s in new jersey, contractor must certify also where the garbage is going when filing permits. cnat be left for the homeowner.
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