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Help please       started by Clairelc on 07 Mar 2011   (23441)
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From Clairelc

07 Mar 2011 10:12 PM
We are arranging shipping of our belongings and have come to a bump in the road. We have an american style fridge freezer which is only 15 months old and have been advised by the shipping companies not to bring it with us. Apparently customs can be very picky about the gasses in them and often they incur charges and sometimes are refused entry then resulting in costs for being destroyed. If we sell it we would not be likely to get enough to pay for a new one when we get there and we are on a bit of a budget as it is. Really unsure what to do and wondered if anyone else has had any experience with this. Any advice would be greatly appriciated.
From sunqueeno

To Clairelc

07 Mar 2011 10:55 PM
we brought a fridge freezer over that was 4 years old and a beer fridge that was almost 10 years old. No problems at all. i think the shipping companies all contradict each other, one of the companies that quoted us mentioned the gases and the other 2 didn't say a thing. One of the companies advised us to sand and varnish all our wooden furniture that was already treated whereas the other 2 said it would be fine. I would just concentrate on making sure everything is clean and bring everything with you.
From Jan311

To Clairelc

13 Mar 2011 11:18 AM
Think they are more interested in older stuff because the gases are different. I read about it on a website somewhere when I was looking for details on taking our car with us. If you've still got the invoice or the receipt to prove how old it is should make things easier.
From tisme

To Clairelc

13 Mar 2011 1:30 PM
There's a compliance plate on the fridge somewhere, it states which gas was used in the fridge. It will be ok to bring it into Oz if it's only 15 months old, the bad CFC that isn't allowed is R12.
From Clairelc

To tisme

14 Mar 2011 7:27 AM
Great, we will double check but looks like it should be fine.