Thanks for the nice reply. Yes, like you mentioned, the stuff was cheap way back then, but prices have increased quite a bit. I think that the prices may continue to climb as the stuff becomes more scarce, but it's only speculation on my part. Look at what happened to R12. You used to be able to buy the stuff right off of the shelf at the department store's automotive section. Now the stuff, if you can locate it, is selling for something like +ACQ-800 a tank. About 5 or 10 years ago, I think it was selling for around +ACQ-500 for a 30 lb tank. So you see, I need to come to the newsgroups to have these types of discussions. Ebay is not so user friendly when it comes to group discussions. Well, I no longer have receipts for the stuff. I did loose some things when my basement flooded. The tank, still in the box with the seal, has been kept clean and dry. I took a picture with my cell phone and tried to post it, but I don't know whether the picture will make it through the internet.
Any comments from anyone in regards to the future of the prices / availability?
+ACI-Stormin Mormon+ACI- +ADw-cayoung61+ACoAKg-spamblock+ACMAIwBA-hotmail.com+AD4- wrote in message news:h8u32c+ACQ-ua+ACQ-1+AEA-news.eternal-september.org...
Sad that your first reply was less than helpful, and
less than polite. There's a bunch of different types of HVAC
customers. You're on the one end of the spectrum, the do it
yourselfer. The other end of the spectrum is the customer
who says +ACI-fix it, let me know when you finish, and I'll pay
what you ask+ACI-. Most people are some where in the middle.
As it happens, a few of the people on this list aren't
encouraged by do it yourselfers. After too many cases where
people make a mess of things and want the tech to use all
his wisdom and training to fix it real cheap, so the DIY can
save a pile of money. As you can guess, techs can't stay in
business if they are working for nearly free.
Anyhow, the place that sold you the refrigerant should
be able to help you more than the folks on this list. The
last time I bought R-22 was a special super discount at one
parts hous, and I think I paid +ACQ-38 per thirty pounds. Wish
I'd bought more than the couple I did get.
Christopher A. Young
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