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Question for AC work out in the field

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by IdahoDoug12, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. IdahoDoug12

    IdahoDoug12 New Member

    Feb 3, 2017
    Moscow, ID
    Ag Field tech here. Trying to figure out a cost effective solution that also meets all the regulations to a issue. So I carry a RECOVERY only machine in the truck, discharge a system into the recovery bottle. Now what do I do with the R134a? From everything I've read for mobile AC systems the refrigerant must be recycled before it can be used again. I know there are exceptions for stationary systems and if your doing the work for your self. Can I use a shop Recovery/recycle station to recover out of the bottle? How to make sure that the r134 is then "clean" so I an feel good about putting it back into another customers machine? I know there are companies that recycle but there is none in the region and I imagine the cost of shipping, and having enough bottles would get pretty high to send it out.
    Anybody got a good solution?