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    Question regarding oils and gauges



    I am looking for some advice here. I came off the road when the new breed of gasses came out; I have mainly worked on R22 systems.
    I remember back in those days they said you needed a different set of gauges for each of the systems, mineral and synthetic.
    I am now a static engineer with 11 months to go to retirement so all my training has lapsed.
    What I want to know is can you use the same set of gauges on R22, 407C & 410. I am thinking of cross contamination of oils here.

    Our AC contractor only uses one set of gauges full stop, no matter what the system is. They tell me this acceptable now, is this so



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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    I carry two sets but use both for both...

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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    I'm like RB have a couple of sets but chop and change.
    Not an issue unless working on very small systems where the amount of oil in a line could potentiall cross the much fabled 5& line.
    Manufacturers of digital gauges dont seem fussed as all the gasses are preloaded int the software.
    If its good enough for them that will do me.
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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    I am looking for some advice here. I came off the road when the new breed of gasses came out; I have mainly worked on R22 systems.
    I remember back in those days they said you needed a different set of gauges for each of the systems, mineral and synthetic.
    I am now a static engineer with 11 months to go to retirement so all my training has lapsed.
    What I want to know is can you use the same set of gauges on R22, 407C & 410. I am thinking of cross contamination of oils here.

    Our AC contractor only uses one set of gauges full stop, no matter what the system is. They tell me this acceptable now, is this so
    Use the same gauges if you want but just
    be aware that R410 do use different gauges
    rated at the slightly higher pressures.

    So use one set of gauges for 410 and one set
    for all other refrigerants or you could just use
    a set of 410 gauges with differant hose connections
    for the other refrigerants.

    Just don't use the low pressure gauges for 410..

    As for the oil unless you are actually using the gauges for
    adding and removing oil then don't worry too much about it.

    Regards

    Rob

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    Last edited by Rob White; 18-09-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    One set for R410A, one for everything else.
    Mostly found in Oxfordshire, UK :)

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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    dave hart does more 410a kit than you john- maybe he should have them shiny 550's, as all you work on john is rusty, sh**ty and normally on r12!
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey spanners View Post
    One set for R410A, one for everything else.

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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    He's got testos! broke the hook of em and they are covered in leak dye from doing cars...

    Only 410a stuff i do is comp changes on samsungs!
    Mostly found in Oxfordshire, UK :)

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    Re: Question regarding oils and gauges

    Thanks for the replys, you have put my mind at rest.
    Rob, yes i was aware of the pressure difference of R410 and the other gasses.
    Guess i have been away from the sharp end longer that i thought.
    My days of compressor humping are over lol.

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