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Old 05-26-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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What'* the best way to purge the A/C system with out the Recycler machine? I can't get my hands on one and I need to replace my A/C condenser. Any and all ideas will as always be appreciated.



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You have R-134a? Just let it out. No big deal. If you're replacing the condenser i'm guessing you don't have much in there anyways.
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My system is still got a lot of pressure. What'* the best way to just let it out with out making a huge mess and damn near killing myself?

Yes it is 134a....and some how there'* a bunch of leak dye in the system too.....I turned myself neon green the other day.
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You have R-134a? Just let it out. No big deal. If you're replacing the condenser i'm guessing you don't have much in there anyways.
There are still laws regarding discharge of such, FYI.


http://www.gunk.com/msds/M812.PDF#search='r134a%20freon%20discharge'
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You have R-134a? Just let it out. No big deal. If you're replacing the condenser i'm guessing you don't have much in there anyways.
There are still laws regarding discharge of such, FYI.
Ya the less I can keep the Fed'* away from my place the happier i'll be.
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You have R-134a? Just let it out. No big deal. If you're replacing the condenser i'm guessing you don't have much in there anyways.
There are still laws regarding discharge of such, FYI.


http://www.gunk.com/msds/M812.PDF#search='r134a%20freon%20discharge'
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so anyone with any ideas yet?
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you're probably going to have to get a proshop to do it...the machines that recover the refridg are expensive...and even if you could somehow dump it in a can, what would you do with the can?
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Take it to the shop and have the system discharged...

Once you have everything together take it back to the shop and have the system pumped down and recharged and checked for leaks....

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Take it to the shop and have the system discharged...

Once you have everything together take it back to the shop and have the system pumped down and recharged and checked for leaks....
Ha well that wasn't the answer I was looking for lOL...

I'm ASE certified in A/C....but they don't train you how to do it with out the machine hahaha

I can charge it myself with out a machine.
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