View Full Version : First R32 Install in UK

06-05-2015, 09:52 PM

I guess we all need to consider tooling up soon as R32 is the future.
I just wondered on warranty for the first installers as I do not have any of my wholesalers selling R32 yet.

Does anyone know if any wholesalers are stocking R32 now?
I know it will come very soon but I was wondering on who is stocking it and selling fittings etc.

06-05-2015, 10:27 PM
"Mildly Flammable", Sounds like Salesman speak for the next tranche of expensive refrigerants!

monkey spanners
06-05-2015, 11:24 PM
"Mildly Flammable", Sounds like Salesman speak for the next tranche of expensive refrigerants!

Apparently you can outrun the flames.... So i was told on F gas course, though the trainers were not so convinced as they had carried out thier own unofficial experiment.

07-05-2015, 01:14 AM
The fireman always checks exits? Keep his knowledge in mind one eye on the plant the other on the escape route!

07-05-2015, 07:04 AM
I am glad they used a Matt Crystal White indoor unit with matching Cream / Ivory trunking on the outside.
Hope there are no leaks inside and the person doesn't smoke.

08-07-2015, 07:15 PM
perhaps flammable r32 will put a end to scrappers cutting the pipes and nicking the condenser unit ,

install monkey
08-07-2015, 09:32 PM
pity they stuck the indoor up against a side wall instead of a more central position

08-07-2015, 11:27 PM
NWe've had it in Oz for s year or so. The special tool is only required for removing the compression fitting, not doing it up - if you're careful with your spanners.
At the time I last installed one, there was no commercially available R32. Actrol had got a load in for Daikin, but Daikin weren't making it available, apparently.

Most installers just cut off the compression fitting & brazed that joint.

The really worrying thing is that regardless of the manufacturer's sales pitch, the products of combustion are apparently / rumoured to be lethal.

That's right, it's a LOT more dangerous to you than burned CFC's. One breath of it will prove fatal, albeit slowly, is one story I heard.
I'd love to know the categorical truth, as R410a is 50% R32.

My employer back home made the decision to refuse to work on R32 systems until it's proven safe.

Oh, if you look, BOC's UK MSDS stating it is HIGHLY flammable is probably still out there. ;)