View Full Version : Question to you experts out there...

25-01-2015, 03:36 PM
Hi, my 7 meter easycold branded commercial fridge started playing around and i called in an engineer to fix it. Instead of 2 C it was on 10 C. The engineer told me that the "gas" had finished in the fridge and that it would cost me 500 to fill it up and get it running properly again. I couldn't afford the meat/dairy/fruit/veg produce to go bad so i went ahead with it. Everything works well now and i would just like to know if that price sounds right to you guys? Apparently the gas is 400 on its own. This is the gas he used...


Thanks for your replies


install monkey
25-01-2015, 04:06 PM
r404a- http://www.refrigerantgases.co.uk/shop/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=2
gas price is under !50 quid, the question is , if the gas has gone, did he find the leak? and is it repaired or did he just squirt it in and leggit?
if you say a typical hourly rate mon-fri is 40 per hour- more down south, did he spend a few hrs?
if he's repaired the leak properly then he would have needed nitrogen- 35 a bottle and ideally replace the liq line drier- approx 20 quid

25-01-2015, 04:16 PM
He didn't mention a leak he just said that the gas had finished and it took him an hour to finish the job, he didn't relace anything. Did I just get mugged off? :)
Oh and I'm in Essex

install monkey
25-01-2015, 04:45 PM
he's topped up a system, having a bottle of 404a upright, with no dip tube on it ( only 1 port, labelled vapour) he's not charged it in liquid form, (bottle must be upside down to charge)
if the gas has leaked out it will leak out again, breach of f gas regs
id say he's had ur keks down and spanked ya- northern term

25-01-2015, 08:16 PM
Thanks for your reply pal, lesson learnt I guess.

26-01-2015, 07:37 PM
report him

26-01-2015, 08:15 PM
report him

Steady frank you only have this guy's version

26-01-2015, 08:29 PM
For that price I would fly over twice a week...... and bring my own refrigerant.