Iíve been struggling with this problem for years: I have an old belt-drive system that is a current
hog. Besides, it leaks
refrigerant. For lotsa obvious reasons, Iíd like to upgrade. On the un-proven assumption that the coils and lines are sound, Iím thinking it should be possible to simply uncouple the old compressor
, remove it and the drive motor
, secure a Danfoss in, wire it, hook up the lines, get it charged and balanced, and Iím back to cold beer
The existing system has R-134/Hotshot in it, replacing the R12 it was born with. The Google
tells me that R12 is replaced with R134, so there should be no need to worry about oil
compatibility, orifices, etc since nothing past the couplings would change, including refrigerant.
I of course would get a qualified refrigeration
tech to do this?
What am I missing? How have I over-simplified this?