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Recharing R12 - where to get the hoses?

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Ok, I need to recharge the AC on a R12 system. I already have a can of it, so I think it's stupid to pay a service station $150 to recharge it.

I have recharged 134a on my old explorer, very simple w/ $20 kit from Advanced Auto Parts. However I'm nervous about doing R12 because:

A. I'm not a tree hugger, but I also try and save the enviroment whenever I can... I dont want to accidently let a bunch loose in the air.
B. People keep saying you have to be certified to handle R12... I dont want to blow anything up.
C. I dont have a can-tapping kit or hoses/gauges to hookup to the system.

Sooooo if anyone has a link to a site where I can buy something to satisfy A,B,C or any advise - please let me know =).
 






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Your gonna have a hard time finding R-12 freon without having a recovery license. The hoses should be still available at any parts store. Then again I have a set of manifold gauges from Snap-On that I bought about 10 years ago.

Also you don't need to post the same question twice..
 






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