Purge Your Hoses


The title says it all. It should be one of the first things you learn when you started… however, I have seen a lot of experienced techs who seldom (if ever) do it.

When connecting to a tank… purge your hose by cracking the center connection at the manifold for a second.

When connecting to a system, crack each connector for a second and then tighten. (Unless you are using ball valves or low loss of the same refrigerant type).

Low loss brings up a different subject. If you are using them, you need to make sure not to switch between refrigerants without recovering all the refrigerant from your gauges .

Both air and incorrect refrigerant are not acceptable to add to the system… even in small quantities.

— Bryan

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