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## RECOVERY TANK WEIGHT

I need to get clear on recovery tanks.Ours is stampedTW15.1
and 26.2 WC. How much is a full tank(80%)weigh? I am not sure to add the tare or subtract it from the WC.Thanks for the input.

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26.2 pounds water capacity plus 15.1 pounds tare weight= 41.3 pounds total weight of max fill of refrigerant and cylinder.

3. 26.2 WC x 80% max fill capacity = (20.96), plus 15.1 tare weight (empty cylinder weight) = 36.06 or 36# gross weight

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Originally posted by HVAC Pro
26.2 WC x 80% max fill capacity = (20.96), plus 15.1 tare weight (empty cylinder weight) = 36.06 or 36# gross weight
Sorry HVAC pro is right.
I just looked at 2 different tanks. One older one says wc 47.6 and tare weight 23.
Newer one is stamped wc 47.6 and maximum gross weight 64.413. for dummies like me.

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Thanks for the reply.I have a mammoth heat pump that I have to recover the charge and I didnt want to overfill the tank.It should all fit in.Thanks again.

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Damn, and all this time I've just been recovering till their to heavy to carry anymore.

7. Originally posted by mech890
Damn, and all this time I've just been recovering till their to heavy to carry anymore.

Ever see hydrostatic pressure in action?

If not, you don't want to.

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When the compressor in the recovery machine stalls, it's full

Just don't put it in your truck...

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tank is marked 26.2 pounds water capacity. 26.2 lb x 80% = 20.96lb. So now the tank would be 80% full if you put water in it. My question is - is water and refrigerant the same cu ft per lb.?

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Originally posted by kb0vso
My question is - is water and refrigerant the same cu ft per lb.?
No, and each refrigerant is a different cu ft per lb also. You fill the tank by volume, that's why some of them have float switches and the larger ones have site glasses.

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I was just told to fill the bottle correctly it's 80% of the wc weight + the t.w. Example( 80% of 93.5lbs wc + t.w. Of 50.1lbs gives you max. Gross bottle weight of 125

I was just told to fill the bottle correctly it's 80% of the wc weight + the t.w. Example( 80% of 93.5lbs wc + t.w. Of 50.1lbs gives you max. Gross bottle weight of 125
wow you dug deep to find this thread its from 2004

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Originally Posted by garychance
wow you dug deep to find this thread its from 2004
Lol not really just googled the question because I was in an argument with a buddy (fresh out of school) over it and had to prove him wrong he was filling 125lb bottles to 93lbs gross wt.instead of 125lbs gross weight wasting time and extra bottles lol.

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