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Old 17-08-2015, 10:46   #1
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Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

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My Adler Barbor fridge compressor is rather old I guess and it's valves are schrader screw-on type. We take R-134A. However, I have only been able to find quick disconnect type harnesses/gauge sets.

Does anyone have a specific link to a refill/gauge set that works with schrader valves and the R-134a cans?

Thanks!
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Old 18-08-2015, 09:04   #2
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

I assume your Schrader valves are in 1/4" flare connections. In that case this gauge set should work:
Amazon.com: Yellow Jacket 42007 Series 41 Manifold with 3-1/8" Gauge, 60" Plus II Standard Fittings, psi, R-12/22/134A: Industrial & Scientific

You will also need a tap valve for the R134a can:
http://smile.amazon.com/Mastercool-8...xgy_328_text_y

and an adapter for 1/2 acme to 1/4" flare:
http://smile.amazon.com/FJC-6015-R13...bxgy_469_img_z
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I assume your Schrader valves are in 1/4" flare connections. In that case this gauge set should work:
Amazon.com: Yellow Jacket 42007 Series 41 Manifold with 3-1/8" Gauge, 60" Plus II Standard Fittings, psi, R-12/22/134A: Industrial & Scientific

You will also need a tap valve for the R134a can:
http://smile.amazon.com/Mastercool-8...xgy_328_text_y

and an adapter for 1/2 acme to 1/4" flare:
http://smile.amazon.com/FJC-6015-R13...bxgy_469_img_z
No, they are like bicycle tires or car tires. You have to screw the fitting on. I already bought this manifold and it does not fit.
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

If you go to an auto parts store, tell them you have an older car and need the adapter for the r134a refill kit. They'll know what you're talking about.
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

Like the old R-12 fittings?



If so, the adapters autumnbreeze27 recommended should work.
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

I guess its closest to the R12 high side in the above diagram.
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

I had the same fittings. AutoZone had the adapter.

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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

Another option:

8PC A C Manifold Gauge Adapter Set Solid Brass Durable Flexible 90 Degree R 12 | eBay

Odds are 2 of these will fit, LOL.

I remember paying $39 for just ONE r12 adapter back in the mid 80's.
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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

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Folks,

My Adler Barbor fridge compressor is rather old I guess and it's valves are schrader screw-on type. We take R-134A. However, I have only been able to find quick disconnect type harnesses/gauge sets.

Does anyone have a specific link to a refill/gauge set that works with schrader valves and the R-134a cans?

Thanks!
You can pick up R12 to R134A adapters at most auto parts stores. That will let you use the readily available refrigerant cans.

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Re: Fridge refill harness for Schader valves

I had checked everywhere in the Bahamas and no one had the adapters! Thanks guys, I will give it a looksee!
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