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    125 pound recovery cylinder

    How much can a 125 recovery cylinder hold if not transporting , it weighs 70 pounds empty

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    Depends on what you are putting in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    Depends on what you are putting in it.
    Refrigerant.



    Sorry, I mean used refrigerant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    Refrigerant.



    Sorry, I mean used refrigerant.

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    I put fieldpiece meters in them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    I put fieldpiece meters in them myself.
    I am curious now. What fieldpiece meter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I am curious now. What fieldpiece meter?

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    just joking around with shell.

    as for the refrigerant, R123 weighs 25% more than R22 per cubic foot. also, oil is approximately 56 to 65# per cubic foot, so if you have a lot of oil in your refrigerant, then it seems like you have recovered more refrigerant than you actually have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    just joking around with shell.

    as for the refrigerant, R123 weighs 25% more than R22 per cubic foot. also, oil is approximately 56 to 65# per cubic foot, so if you have a lot of oil in your refrigerant, then it seems like you have recovered more refrigerant than you actually have.
    You shure had me curious. I searched and searched but I couldn't find a fieldpiece tank sensor.

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    Seeing as tank fill is important for safety if the op would provide an email I would like to send a file that covers most tank sizes and refrigerants.

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    If not transporting I'd say the full 125#. But if it is being transported, with respect to a 125# bottle, be it a refillable or a recovery bottle I have used the guideline of not filling to more than 80% or 100 pounds of any refrigerant. The gross weight of the bottle would then be 170 pounds. The weight and 10 year pressure testing requirements are Department of Transportation requirements, not ANSI/ASME for pressure vessels Just my opinion

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    From my chart. Depending on the refrigerant max fill could be anywhere between 103# and 143# so I would certainly not want to guess.
    Although 100# should always be safe.

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    What ever you do, don’t put a Cylinder on your shoulders, no matter how much refrigerant is in the cylinder. I knew someone who did that and they severely injured their back, when it sloshed back and forth.
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    madhat
    I could have put a big bottle of N2, oxygen, acetylene, refrigerant, ... on my shoulder 15 or 20 years. Now I get winded just thinking about it. But good advise just the same

    I had planned on retiring at the end of this year, now I just watch my retirement fund go up and down like a yoyo with the stock market

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