Originally Posted by Dragon Lady
Bugger that, my fridge isn't worth it. Looks like someone in Noumea will get a free fridge.
Thanks for the heads up on that guys, I'm sure it too late once you get here to do anything but pay.
By the way how do you tel what refrigerant you have?
Or is it the old guilty until proven innocent rule
Not sure about this fridge thing what precisely was the $1000 for?
I hold an automotive Air license
and cars use R134 which is the international standard these days. Some fridge systems use a different gas which is not allowed in Australia
. As long as you can prove the gas in the system is approved standard there should be no problem. Degassing legally via evacuation into a retrieval cylinder by a licensed tradesman should not cost max more than a $175A and thats allowing for travel etc.
R134 is used on boat systems but other gases are still used in other parts
of the world in great quantities. For some unknown reason only gases like R12 emitted from first world countries attacks the ozone layer hence Australia
US and western Europe
have very stringent $$$$$ rules and regulations