Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fremont, WA
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From what I've heard, the compressor oil in a R-12 system will turn to goo if you put R-134a in. I would think all of the advice given is correct.
With that said, when my 12volt AB didn't work, instead of spending $900 on a new compressor unit, I cut off the old compressor and brazed one on that I cut off an old R-134a 110vac mini fridge, added a filler plug and filled it with R-134a. It's been running for the last year on shorepower/inverter for the last year without any problems.
If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.
- E.B. White