bohica2xo wrote:Well here in the US we still have R12 on the shelf. 134a will be in inventory for a LONG time.
This is not canuckistan, where the eco weenies always get their way. I can still buy R500 if I want it.
I have no idea where “canuckistan” is, I do know where CANADA Is. Lets leave the childish name calling to the politicians shall we? They seem to be good enough at it for all of us....
You might still be able to buy r12, but its time is limited. Very limited. Read your usa “clean air act” and you’ll see that production is banned. Cfc’s by 2015, hfc’s by 2030:
“In addition, EPA must ensure that Class I chemicals be phased out on a schedule similar to that specified in the Montreal Protocol -- CFCs, halons, and carbon tetrachloride by 2000; methyl chloroform by 2002 -- but with more stringent interim reductions. Class II chemicals (HCFCs) will be phased out by 2030. Regulations for Class I chemicals will be required within 10 months, and Class II chemical regulations will be required by December 31,1999.”
https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overv ... y-title-vi
Only countries still producing it are the “asian outsiders”, who don’t comply with any international agreements. Even if they do sign on to them. Bad actors all around...
So while you may still be able to buy it, the supply tou have is all you have. Once gone, its gone.
The biggest problem with cfc was in aerosols. Might get away with having them longer in a seal automotive system.
But, I’ve got no interest in digging into usa legislation any further. Means nothing to me.
As to “eco-weenies”, whatever. I may not like our environmental laws, but I do understand why we have them. USA can do whatever they wish with regards to laws and the environment, not my row to hoe...