Do You Need to Be Recovering Into a Vacuum?
This topic came up because I was testing out the new MR45 digital recovery machine. That machine goes off by itself when it hits a 20″ Hg vacuum. It's a cool feature, but it is good to know when that level of vacuum is overkill and when it's not enough according to EPA requirements. You […]Read more
Recovery Tank Safety
DISCLAIMER: HVAC School is NOT an official OSHA safety training resource! Although we provide safety tips in good faith, our website is not a substitute for safety training from an authorized OSHA training source. We have already touched on safety in previous tech tip features about recovery tanks, as recovering refrigerant can be a surprisingly […]Read more
Calculate Recovery Tank Fill the Easy Way
Recovering refrigerant sounds like an easy task at first, especially with digital recovery machines and large hoses at our disposal. Unfortunately, we all know that filling the tanks is more complicated than it seems. If you want to recover refrigerant and store it in a tank safely, you’re going to have to do some math. […]Read more
Recovery Tank Capacity
To start, I'm going to cut straight to the part that most of you want to know. This information is based on calculations I have done personally based on typical Mastercool DOT tanks, but feel free to come to your own conclusions based on your own calculations. I prefer to stay on the safe […]Read more