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It seems that "epatest.com," a website by "Mainstream Engineering Corporation" unaffiliated with the EPA, believes purchasing 410a without a license is legal, but handling it without a license is illegal. From the website's FAQs on getting certified to handle 410a: Are you required to have a license or to be certified to handle and purchase R-410A? ...


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The winters are too harsh and unpredictable in the Northeast to rely mostly on electric heat. The wood stove is an OK backup heat source as long as the temperatures aren't extremely cold, and the outage isn't for more than a couple of days. If you end up in a situation where the power is out for days, and there are sub zero temperatures, then you start ...


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This is the important part below, IMO: (AFAIK, other then to work on commercial equipment, the certification allows you to buy refrigerant from compliant sellers requiring you to produce ID) EPA has also established that refrigerant recovered and/or recycled can be returned to the same system or other systems owned by the same person without restriction. ...


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The law against "unlicensed" refrigerant handlers (whatever that means) does not specify any penalties, it just says it is "prohibited", so from a legal standpoint it is an unenforceable law. In order for a law to be prosecuted it must have a penalty specified, otherwise it is moot in court. For this reason, noone has ever been indicted for violating this ...


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For what its worth; I've seen all of the tools necessary to evacuate, collect, store and than recharge residential and automotive refrigerant systems sold on the open consumer market. Northern tools, Harbor freight... What I haven't noticed is the actual refrigerant; the old stuff the EPA banned (r-12?) nor the newer stuff (r-410?).


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Also, consider Solar Power is getting cheaper every year, and thus electricity may essentially be free in 10 to 20 years. Solar coupled with something like a Tesla Powerwall will allow the solar generated electricity to be stored when the sun is not out. You know solar is starting to make inroads when utilities start fighting it like they are now. This is ...


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The operating range for the Fujitsu 15RLS2 to heat is -5°F to 75°F according to the specification. As long as temperatures are not below that for an extended time, this looks like a very good choice. As for whether to significantly rely on electric heat sources, I have pause. We have removed baseboard heaters and installed a gas fireplace insert to ...


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First step is to convert those prices into something you can compare on equal footing. $0.063042/kWh = $17.50/GJ, for oil, $2/gal = $13.7/GJ So, superficially, oil is cheaper than electricity for the same amount of energy. However, there are a couple of other things to consider. Oil combustion is only about 75 - 90% efficient at heating because you have ...


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I know its a little late but I had a similar problem and my coils were stopped up with dirt. I cleaned my coils with coil cleaner and a tooth brush and rinsed with water. Make sure you brush with the grain on the coil so it doesn't get damaged. Then rinse with water. I repeated this process 3 times because it was so dirty. I used a pump up sprayer to rinse. ...



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