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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    If your getting a lot over charged from factory. Recover first, then weigh back in.
    Thats alot of tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Thats alot of tanks.
    If your on a unit that should hav a factory charge of 10 pounds, but it has 15 pounds in it. Thats only 5 pounds that you would not be putting back in if the lines e is only 15 foot.

    After several systems, you can sell that refrigerant to a recycling company, and make a few extra bucks.
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    It would be nice to sell your reclaimed/recovered refrigerant, but Johnstone charges to take back your tank and exchange it for an empty, almost as much as buying a new tank. I have recently seen where another distributor is saying that they will exchange for free but as yet I have not tried to see how that works out.
    Are there places that will buy back the recovered refrigerant?
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    Yes, they will charge a deposit for their 250, 500, or 1,000 pound tank. you put your recovered refrigerant in their tank. then when its full. You call them and they deliver another empty tank, pick up the full one. And then after they reclaim it they pay you. or some will sell you the reclaimed back.
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    What company can I call for that, it might be worth my while to check into it.
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    I am not there but I bet they are not checking s/c if they are 30-40deg s/c when you come back. I guess if it is really 90 inside when they do it its possible but I havent seen on any charts to check w/b to charge a txv sytem. there is just s/c to psig. But it makes sense if its boiling inside expecially a new, humid hot house you would almost have to come back no matter what, anybody know of any procedures to charge when its that hot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    What company can I call for that, it might be worth my while to check into it.
    I got a few emails from one. just can't find them right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    What company can I call for that, it might be worth my while to check into it.
    there is a trane distributor around here that buys clean (unmixed) freon. You might try trane in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    If your on a unit that should hav a factory charge of 10 pounds, but it has 15 pounds in it. Thats only 5 pounds that you would not be putting back in if the lines e is only 15 foot.

    After several systems, you can sell that refrigerant to a recycling company, and make a few extra bucks.
    Meaning I recover, dump that same refrigerant back into the system.
    Keep the 5 lbs.
    Do it again, and again. Each time, praying that the guy I work with purges all the hoses + manifold.

    Ditto on cashing in on the refrigerant. We get paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Meaning I recover, dump that same refrigerant back into the system.
    Keep the 5 lbs.
    Do it again, and again. Each time, praying that the guy I work with purges all the hoses + manifold.

    Ditto on cashing in on the refrigerant. We get paid for it.
    Recharge by liquid, and yo don't have to worry that the guy before you purged his gauges.r
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    What company can I call for that, it might be worth my while to check into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Recharge by liquid, and yo don't have to worry that the guy before you purged his gauges.r
    why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpit View Post
    why is that?
    Air won't be in the liquid. Air being a vapor will only be in the top of the tank.
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