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  1. #1
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    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. #3
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    26.2 WC x 80% max fill capacity = (20.96), plus 15.1 tare weight (empty cylinder weight) = 36.06 or 36# gross weight
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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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.

  5. #5
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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.

  6. #6
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    Damn, and all this time I've just been recovering till their to heavy to carry anymore.

  7. #7
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    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.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  8. #8
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    When the compressor in the recovery machine stalls, it's full

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

  9. #9
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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.?

  10. #10
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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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