O/T Air conditioner gas dispersal.

Submitted: Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:09
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I suppose it's O/T but can also refer to vehicle air con, so I don't feel too bad about asking for help from our vastly experienced group.
We are having a bit of office renovation at work, and a three year old air conditioner had to be removed.
The apprentice used sidecutters to release the gas, which we then explained that turtles will die because of this, (and maybe vast herds of budgies) and he is repentant, very, very repentant.
Now he is scared because some sticky/slimy white goo that came out of the severed pipe got on his hands which he wiped off on his King Gees.
Does anyone know if this white goo is carcinogenic, and should he/we be worried?
I suppose worst case scenario is a day off for his funeral, but we would like to plan for it if necessary.
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Reply By: handy - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:47

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 14:47
amputation is the only cure.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:03

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:03
Tell him it'll make his pecker drop off.

After he's suitably scared inform him it is really just compressor oil and is supposedly harmelss unless injected or swallowed, then it makes your pecker drop off.

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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:29

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:29
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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:21

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:21
Sound like a nasty thing to tell him, but we did anyway.
Poor bustard was broken hearted, with no pecker, he'd have to become a politician instead of making the big money in carpentry.
Thanks for the info.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 20:39

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 20:39
Ian,
You and I were both apprentices once, all part of the learning process.

So long as the young fellow learnt something the world is a great place.

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Reply By: GerryP - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:49

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:49
While the white goo is quite harmless, you could tell him that it is actually illegal to willingly cause the gas to escape to atmosphere and that the Global Warming and Ozone Police will be after him for their $10,000 fine.

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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:23

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 16:23
Thanks for the info.
He is really quite upset with the results because he is a greeny at heart. Lesson learnt looks like.
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Reply By: fatboy - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 17:21

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 17:21
not sure if domestic a/c oil is like some of the automotive stuff but PAG oil used in some a/c systems is highly carcenogenic , it will turn your pecker black , should see the MSDS on it
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