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has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: new here ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:08PM

New to the area and new to homeownership and I could use some advice.
We have a malfunctioning a/c unit that is getting replaced. The service technician will remove it and dispose of the freon for a $200 fee, but I see on the Ffx Hazerdous Waster site that I can take some items (not really clear about freon) at no cost.
Question is - how do I take it? Can I just take the entire a/c window unit to the drop-off site?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: HandyDandy ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:13PM

Just empty it into a large trash bag. Mark "Freon" on the side when setting it out on the curb.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Mixer for Gin and Toxic ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:13PM

Just drink it!

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: new here ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:20PM

What the hate?

I'm just looking for some answers. No need to be snarky.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: bobabooie ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:26PM

If its a window unit I'm pretty sure they will take it. They may charge a few bucks for it if anything.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: friskydingo ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:32PM

Just open the valve and let all the freon spray out, it vaporizes immediately. maybe if you are close enough you can get high.

 

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Freeup ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:41PM

friskydingo Wrote:
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> Just open the valve and let all the freon spray
> out, it vaporizes immediately. maybe if you are
> close enough you can get high.

That's probably what the A\C guy is going to do. They are suppose to use a "freon recovery unit" but most will just vent the freon. It's a huge fine if your caught venting freon. I think something like $5000. The dump use to require you to remove the freon before disposing of the unit.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: DrNO ()
Date: December 05, 2011 03:45PM

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/dispresident.htm

I stand corrected -

White Goods
Appliance that requires the removal of Freon or a capacitor, $2.00 each
20-pound propane tank, $2.00 each

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: New Here's Advocate ()
Date: December 05, 2011 08:19PM

new here Wrote:
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> What the hate?
>
> I'm just looking for some answers. No need to be
> snarky.

Well, I was going to say, "I see that you are new here..." but then my snarkiness would be epic fail.

If you want an indication of the atmosphere of this forum, try clicking a link where the subject involves a local NOVA-ite whose name you don't recognize dying and see how people flame the corpse.

That's just how things roll here and we don't apologize for it. Don't bother complaining about it as that will draw flames as well. It takes a big bag of knuckles to post here. Oh and see Gonads & Strife or Mr. Misery for your chinstrap and protective cup. A grammar textbook and White's Book of Style would also be advisable less you get proverbially gunned down by English language jihadists.

WE ARE FAIRFAX UNDERGROUND!

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Mikeymike ()
Date: December 05, 2011 09:04PM

Fairfax county disposal area (at the dump) is the way to go. Easy, cheap, and no worry about nosy neighbors calling the epa on your ass.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: It's True ()
Date: December 05, 2011 09:44PM

where exactly is this said unit located? I'll bring over my party bag and hook it up to the side and fill it with the freon and we'll all have a blast!

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Been There ()
Date: December 05, 2011 10:18PM

I nailed mine with a hammer and screwdriver. Popped it and before you knew it, problem solved.

Honestly I was only trying to chip out ice and speed up the defrost.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: JimBo ()
Date: December 05, 2011 10:44PM

If you are served by the county for waste removal there is a special pick service for freon containing appliances. No charge, just a generous limit per year (something like max 6 pickups).

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: H_I_D ()
Date: December 05, 2011 10:59PM

Is it R-22? You could sell it on Craigslist as "reclaimed" freon. Just be careful about who you sell it too. You don't want to get nabbed by selling without state certification.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: MisterSpookey ()
Date: December 05, 2011 11:40PM

Nothing uses Freon anymore even though it was outlawed because it supposedly ate the ozone but then they found out it doesn't eat the ozone but that was after automakers and such switched to the new higher priced refrigerant and then the Govt said oh we made a mistake plz use Freon but then then the Freon users said who cares? we like the higher priced stuff cuz it makes us more money.

I don't care how old ur shit is, it ain't Freon. Put it in the trash and stop wasting bandwidth.

Fuck obama.

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It seems to me, at the end of the day, with all that being said, that's not necessary.
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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: December 06, 2011 09:31AM

As a homeowner or a do-it-yourselfer you should be allowed to vent the freon into the air. The HVAC service guy can't do this by law.

I would just cut the line and say that is why it's being replaced. If you have green neighbors do it at night or while they are at work. You could just vent it on the inside of the house just open a window.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Hog Wash ()
Date: December 07, 2011 01:39PM

Freeup Wrote:
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> friskydingo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just open the valve and let all the freon spray
> > out, it vaporizes immediately. maybe if you are
> > close enough you can get high.
>
> That's probably what the A\C guy is going to do.
> They are suppose to use a "freon recovery unit"
> but most will just vent the freon. It's a huge
> fine if your caught venting freon. I think
> something like $5000. The dump use to require you
> to remove the freon before disposing of the unit.


"Freon Recovery" is a joke. Let the shit loose. Who is going to catch you?

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Baby Jesus ()
Date: December 07, 2011 01:42PM

Hog Wash Wrote:
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> "Freon Recovery" is a joke. Let the shit loose.
> Who is going to catch you?

Me.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Orenthal James ()
Date: December 07, 2011 02:07PM

I've never disposed of A/C Freon myself however, I did try to dispose of A.G. Cowlings.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: F.H.Furr ()
Date: December 07, 2011 03:14PM

If it's a window unit you definitely don't have enough to worry about getting caught let it fly! Just so you know even if it's empty they'll probably find a way to charge you. WE LOVE MONEY!!!

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: December 07, 2011 06:09PM

HandyDandy Wrote:
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> Just empty it into a large trash bag. Mark "Freon"
> on the side when setting it out on the curb.


This.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: December 07, 2011 06:24PM

New Here's Advocate Wrote:
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A grammar textbook and White's
> Book of Style would also be advisable less you get
> proverbially gunned down by English language
> jihadists.


Shouldn't that be "lest" not less?

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Many Blessings ()
Date: May 14, 2015 12:16PM

Wow!! Did he really just say something stupid....yeah, he is a real snark! You were mild calling him that. I would have called him other things. You are too kind. So sorry about his nasty remarks, there was no need for it. Best of luck. I'm now in your position and am getting ready to do the same thing. Any ideas? Please let me know.

Thanks,
Many Blessings

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Many Blessings ()
Date: May 14, 2015 01:20PM

Wow!!! you're an idiot!! he was basically asking a good question!!! Why do you have to respond with such STUPIDITY!!!!!!!! YOU PROBABLY DRINK THE STUFF, THAT'S WHY YOU ARE THE WAY YOU ARE! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR STUPIDITY!!!

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: uLDpC ()
Date: May 15, 2015 09:54PM

new here Wrote:
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> New to the area and new to homeownership and I
> could use some advice.
> We have a malfunctioning a/c unit that is getting
> replaced. The service technician will remove it
> and dispose of the freon for a $200 fee, but I see
> on the Ffx Hazerdous Waster site that I can take
> some items (not really clear about freon) at no
> cost.
> Question is - how do I take it? Can I just take
> the entire a/c window unit to the drop-off site?
>
> Any advice is appreciated.

as if we didn't all know you can google it and find

1,000,000 fucking manuals on it (government written)

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: CLpVe ()
Date: May 15, 2015 09:55PM

"but most will just vent the freon"

and if i catch you i'll vent your fucking face , see you in Court

or you'll pay for dodging court

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: xd4EW ()
Date: May 15, 2015 09:56PM

if you skip court there's no laws protecting you

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: KF6m7 ()
Date: May 15, 2015 09:58PM

MisterSpookey Wrote:
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> Nothing uses Freon anymore even though it was
> outlawed because it supposedly ate the ozone but
> then they found out it doesn't eat the ozone

it's provable any day in a lab it DOES eat ozone

it's a chain reaction that never stop IF temperatures allow

it's only a few degrees ON AVERAGE that keep it from going continuously

it's repeatable in a lab. shut the fuck up.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Alfredo R ()
Date: May 16, 2015 07:47AM

I just pour the freon down the storm drain.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: hamdullah ()
Date: May 16, 2015 09:09AM

Please donate your used freon tanks to your local mosque, our brothers can use them to drop out of helicopters.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Venter ()
Date: May 16, 2015 11:33AM

CLpVe Wrote:
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> "but most will just vent the freon"
>
> and if i catch you i'll vent your fucking face ,
> see you in Court
>
> or you'll pay for dodging court

I just open the valve and go for coffee.

Want to meet me at Starbucks?

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Fucking sociology majors ()
Date: May 16, 2015 11:48AM

>
> it's provable any day in a lab it DOES eat ozone
>
> it's a chain reaction that never stop IF
> temperatures allow
>
> it's only a few degrees ON AVERAGE that keep it
> from going continuously
>
> it's repeatable in a lab. shut the fuck up.


It's provable any day in a lab that fire consumes oxygen.

It's a chain reaction that never stops if temperatures allow.

It's only a few degrees ON AVERAGE that keep it from going continuously.

It's repeatable in a lab.

That doesn't mean that the dynamic system that is the Earth's atmosphere is going to be consumed by fire.

Shut the fuck up.

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: mmf do oh ()
Date: May 16, 2015 02:34PM

Fucking sociology majors Wrote:
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> >
> > it's provable any day in a lab it DOES eat
> ozone
> >
> > it's a chain reaction that never stop IF
> > temperatures allow
> >
> > it's only a few degrees ON AVERAGE that keep it
> > from going continuously
> >
> > it's repeatable in a lab. shut the fuck up.
>
>
> It's provable any day in a lab that fire consumes
> oxygen.
>
> It's a chain reaction that never stops if
> temperatures allow.
>
> It's only a few degrees ON AVERAGE that keep it
> from going continuously.
>
> It's repeatable in a lab.
>
> That doesn't mean that the dynamic system that is
> the Earth's atmosphere is going to be consumed by
> fire.
>
> Shut the fuck up.

I didnt know rainman posted in this forum

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Re: has anyone disposed of a/c freon themselves?
Posted by: Opinion ()
Date: May 16, 2015 03:17PM

Post it for free recovery to a license HVAC contractor on craigslist and charge a $50 fee to access your property. The HVAC tech gets R22 and you get $50 for letting them on your property.

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