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Old 06-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Which is the fastest? I had to recover a close 17 pounds from a 5 ton system the other day (of which I have a pic or two to prove I do use recovery machines when needed) but damn if it took a few hours.

I need the best, most powerful and quickest machine there is, I simply don't have that kind of time to waste. Recommendations?

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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http://www.appioninc.com/products/g5features.html


However. Sounds more like you did something wrong.

I can recover a 90 pound harge in less then 3 hours with a NRP LV1, and its not a quick machine.

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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appion is what I have, what I used. the recovery tank was half full to begin with.
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Oh yes, I only had one hose to recover from, pulled from one line only. Did not have an extra hose.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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Need to have a proper set up. You need to get another hose.

Where was your tub for the ice water you should have immersed the recovery cylinder in, to keep its pressure low.
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Need to have a proper set up. You need to get another hose.

Where was your tub for the ice water you should have immersed the recovery cylinder in, to keep its pressure low.
now you know how often I use recovery machines...
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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there's simply no way I can wait around for more than an hour recovering. I run about 6 calls a day. that call was a recall from the previous company that changed out a warranty compressor without changing out the filter drier. it was my first call of the day, that day being the day after I was there firsto n the recall to diagnose the situation, and then I had 5 more calls after.

I need something that can pull a 5 ton system down in 30 minutes. <crossing fingers>
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Done right. that recovery machine will do it in less then 30 minutes.

You have to pull the schraders, use 2 hoses on the system, and use a tub with ice water to keep the cylinder cold.
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to pull the shraeders you mean pump it down first, right?
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to pull the shraeders you mean pump it down first, right?
You don't have to pump it down to change the cores
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You don't have to pump it down to change the cores
so lose all refrigerant in the lineset and evaporator?
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You don't have to pump it down to change the cores
not if there's not any refrigerant in the system which defeats the need of a pump down in the first place so yes, you do, otherwise the refrigerant in the line set outside of the condenser service valves (if closed) will escape to atmosphere.

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to pull the shraeders you mean pump it down first, right?
No. You use your CRTs. then connect your hoses to them and recover the charge.
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