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    recovery machines

    I am switching over from commercial to residential. I was doing mostly 22 and now I need a machine that will do 410. what do you guys recommend? I don't plan on doing a large volume of business, sort of slowing down as I get older. Will probably be units under 10 pounds so large volume is not needed. Light weight would probably be a plus, and cost is a consideration. Looks like most are about $600 to $700. Thanks for any help on this. kevin
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    I have the promax 5410EX I happy with does 410a fine.

    Appion twin V is lite weight and fast and loud. not sure how it dose with 410a.
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    reftec diablo

    yes, they're all up there in price
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    I love my small G5 twin........http://www.johnstonesupply.com/203/t...uct_group=1001 It's 2 pounds lighter then my tool bag.

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    I highly recommend the appion G5 twin. It weighs about 23lbs and is nice and small. It recovers super fast and is rated for 410a. You can get a used one on ebay for about $300 or get a new one from a supply house for about $650. They are easily repaired in the field aswell.
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    check other threads on this board, still no change, appion G5 beats all others. They do have now a smaller model appion G1. I bet for residential it will be enough. http://www.appioninc.com/products/g1features.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    reftec diablo

    yes, they're all up there in price
    Have never seen a diablo and was not aware of it
    http://www.centurytool.net/Diablo_Hi...t_p/diablo.htm
    looks good, there is a comparison between the competition on this web page.

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    i just bought the appion g5 twin. i havent used it yet but it is very small and light. i bought it from a guy on craigslist for $500 cash. still in the box brand new. probably stolen, i know. too good a deal to pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiobuckeyefan View Post
    i just bought the appion g5 twin. i havent used it yet but it is very small and light. i bought it from a guy on craigslist for $500 cash. still in the box brand new. probably stolen, i know. too good a deal to pass up.
    I like mine. It's noisy, but it moves a lot of refrigerant fast. Tech support said not to try to throttle the flow. It's designed to run full tilt. I'm not used to that, but I've recovered a few system with it so far, and it hasn't tripped the reset yet.

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    Can anyone tell me where the G5 is made?

    I know the Reftec Diablo is made in the USA.

    They are very comparable to one another, the choice may come down to where it was made. I am not supporting China anymore than I have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zw17 View Post
    Can anyone tell me where the G5 is made?

    I know the Reftec Diablo is made in the USA.

    They are very comparable to one another, the choice may come down to where it was made. I am not supporting China anymore than I have to.
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    yadda yadda yadda

    the diablo smokes the appion in real life side by side comparison
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    yadda yadda yadda

    the diablo smokes the appion in real life side by side comparison
    I'd never heard of the Diablo until reading this thread. OTOH, I'd never heard of the Appion G5 twin until reading a previous thread. Whether it's the best or not doesn't matter, it's what I have and it does a fine job.

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