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    recovery tanks

    my recovery tanks are old and need to be tested the supply house says they only do the ones the sell. has anyone had to dell with this problem?

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    I have a fire extinguisher service company retest mine.

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    Keep checking with the supply houses. Every now and then they do a cylinder exchange program around here. They take old bottles full or empty and give you a new or certifed bottle.
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    I am confused.....I just take full tank to supply house and get new empty tank. they used to charge a fee to take R22 recovery tank....now its free..."Here Ya Go"???
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    Now they better be paying you for the R22!

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    Yea, we get paid a pretty penny for recovered r22.

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    i wonder if a welding supply will test them

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    For every 30lbs of r22 we exchange they sell us a virgin drum for $200 vs the $485 to buy a single drum. They don't care if the tank is out of date or not.

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    Never tried it but would a propane distributor test recovery tanks? They have to pressure certify their tanks so they should be able to do it.

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    welding gas supply house can do it

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    The company that I used to work for was going to have one of our supply houses retest ours until they found out you could buy new tanks cheaper than the test. I dont know what you are paying to retest but they wanted something like $60.

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    Why would you guys have old recovery tanks? What do you do when they get filled?

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