Freon In Refrigerators

freon in refrigerators
  • An appliance or compartment that is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink. Modern refrigerators generally make use of the cooling effect produced when a volatile liquid is forced to evaporate in a sealed system in which it can be condensed back to liquid outside the refrigerator
  • (Refrigerator (horse)) Refrigerator was an Appendix Quarter horse racehorse who won the Champions of Champions race three times. He was a 1988 bay gelding sired by Rare Jet and out of Native Parr.
  • (refrigerator) white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
  • A refrigerator is a cooling apparatus. The common household appliance (often called a "fridge" for short) comprises a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump—chemical or mechanical means—to transfer heat from it to the external environment (i.e.
  • A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is an organic compound that contains carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as a volatile derivative of methane and ethane. A common subclass is the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which contain hydrogen, as well.
  • any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
  • Fremok (FRMK) is a Franco-Belgian comics publishing house, which is a "major" actor in the independent comics scene that emerged during the 1990s in these countries. It was formed by the union of the former publishers Amok (France) and Freon (Belgium).
  • An aerosol propellant, refrigerant, or organic solvent consisting of one or more of a group of chlorofluorocarbons and related compounds

Sigh. Our new neighbor's used stoves gettin' crunk.
Sigh. Our new neighbor's used stoves gettin' crunk.
The hair salon that used to occupy the store front adjacent Flying Pigeon LA moved out a few months ago. After a long wait (probably because the "For Lease" sign hanging from the side of the building was terminally flipped around backwards), the space was filled again in March of 2010. Too bad our new neighbor is a messy sort of dude. He sells used refrigerators, stoves, and appliances - a decent business in an area rich in renters and poor in landlords that provide appliances in their units. Refrigerator Man picks up discarded units, refurbishes them out back (in the parking lot), and sells them out of his new show room. When they're not being doused in solvents, bled of freon, or being hastily loaded onto the back of a truck they are poised like this, "tipsy", drying off, staining the sidewalk with the brew that issues forth from their innards. This was an exciting turn of events for us, getting a new neighbor, and so we'll reserve our judgement of Refrigerator Man, as we do not know how this whole affair will turn out. Hopefully he'll get his act together, but if he doesn't at least we'll have these awesome street sculptures to marvel at.
Servel the Silent
Servel the Silent
Everyone remembers Francis, the Talking Mule, but how many recall Servel, the Silent Gas Refrigerator? Made by Electrolux, a company better known for it's vacuum cleaners, from 1933 to 1957, from the recollections I've gathered from people who remember gas refrigerators they all really sucked; you had to make sure the door was closed all the time for the food to get cold and it took ages to make ice cubes. On the plus side, since they didn't use freon they were when new more environmentally friendly than electric refrigerators (something that was lost on advertisers back then) as well effective in thwarting a classic telephone prank. On the minus side, as the Electrolux Servels aged they became a hazard for carbon monoxide poisoning prompting a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall in 1990.

freon in refrigerators