Commercial Refrigeration Repair

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JackWebber
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Post by JackWebber » Mon May 14, 2012 3:16 am

If the refrigerant in a refrigerator leaks out, is it dangerous to a person health?

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Post by heatseeker » Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 am

in large amounts say 5 pds or more in an inclosed space will cause asphyxiation. If lit with fire will burn the hell out of your lungs, if breathed in a direct porposfull way you might die.

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Post by Freon » Tue May 15, 2012 3:16 pm

Most refrigerator leaks are very slow and not harmful. If a refrigeration line is suddenly punctured you will have all the refrigerant (I assume R-22 or R-12 depending on age) but the amount in a residential refrigerator is not significant.

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