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    Oct 17 2022 Walmart has raised price of 134a 12 oz cans

    Oct 17 2022 Walmart has raised price of 134a 12 oz cans from 8.88 to 9.48 + tax (6% here) = 10.05 per can . it takes 40 cans to make a 30lb Jug = $ 402.00 with tax per Jug. This is in Kentucky I checked 10 Walmart in KY on line all same new price $ 9.48 Your Walmart will be going up to. Buy before price goes up. could double next year $20 per can.
    Last edited by [email protected]; 10-20-2022, 01:38 AM.

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    I thought I already answered this - site can be funky IDK. Price is up because 134a on a phase out list, limit production of new so price goes up like any other product all around us.

    The only good news is most cars only use a couple 12oz cans that's still peanuts to A/C work.

    Is is fair - IMO no there isn't a replacement that I know of except maybe (I'm not done endorsing this) A/C grade propane in containers to use it without side tapping called "duster" AYOR if oils mandatory or whole system will blow up.

    Most cars will not need much of anything unless there's a damage leak you still would fix first not boost cars up - fix the reason first,


    Tom
    MetroWest, Boston

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      #3
      R290 pressures are not similar to automotive refrigerants. At 32 deg it is around mid 50's psi and high side pressures would be in the mid 300's at normal automotive operating temps. It could well exceed 400 psi under high heat conditions.
      R290 (propane) most closely relates to R22 than it does R12.
      Use at your own risk, I wouldn't.
      If you can find refrigerant grade R152a, it more closely resembles current automotive refrigerants.
      Last edited by Cornbinder89; 10-18-2022, 08:42 PM.

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        #4
        It was $8.88 per can the other day here in Oklahoma City.

        I got R-134A refrigerant ONLY cans x 2. No sealers nor stop leak crap.

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          #5
          This thread went all over the place? Let it be. Was at Walmart in Framingham, MA today, 19th 134a pure stuff was $8.88 still. Nearby is Harbor Freight pure 134a was $12+ a bit surprised more there.

          Comment on using 152a (duster cans side tapped) on a '98 Corolla? Why? My chart says just 24oz easy - just two cans of what it was made for (134a) to a well held vacuum so far under $20 what's the big deal?

          Said everywhere will again avoid stuff with other crap in it just because it might react the claims if sealers too are scary if a repair oil maybe add one ounce depending on what was done totally

          I suggest if readers of this use something to write it down under the hood so another knows it's messed with.

          Price of product @ 3X what's mentioned isn't worth it yet or still IMO,
          Tom
          MetroWest, Boston

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            #6
            This is in Kentucky I checked 10 Walmart in KY on line all same new price $ 9.48 Your Walmart will be going up to. Buy before price goes up. could double next year $20 per can. Harbor Freight 134a $12,99 and Tractor Supply also $12.99
            Last edited by [email protected]; 10-20-2022, 01:46 AM.

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              #7
              OK, KY may need the extra outlets have to break even at least. Here, MA the season is done so retail outlets routinely dump inventory at a loss need super costly space here for other stuff now (OMG stuffed full of both Halloween + Christmas/Holiday things now!

              Well known HOME Depot carries it too will dump stuff .25cents for one brand engine antifreeze not selling the space needed same deal also so dang costly to even move it, labor, trucking it and organize it elsewhere just dump stuff is cheaper!

              It's been decades stores/outlets do that can't even throw it out even that impossible hazmat trash costs a fortune TMK leaves this whole state.

              Cost next season when it sells again do that dance all over again,
              Tom
              MetroWest, Boston

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