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Old 12-13-2011, 11:22 AM
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Wondering what it should cost to get the freon out of my ac system? I am getting ready to do some work on my truck,got a price of 135.00 thought that was a bit much.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:45 PM
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Is that just the evac or recharge as well when work is completed?
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:54 PM
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Well look at it this way. Just to pull the charge it going to take about a hour + time for set-up, paper work etc.. So they will most likely bill you for an hours labor. They have to dispose of your Freon ( r143a ) + wear and tear on the machine + shop fees +whatever other BS they want to add on. So yes, If you really feel you must have someone recover the charge from your ac system then that price is not out of line at all. I won’t even put my manifold set on refrigeration equipment of any kind for less than $100

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:50 PM
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Or, if he had access to the appropriate hose, he could buy a recovery bag and bleed it into there, and take it to a shop that recycles it, might save some $ that way, the hoses and bags aren't that expensive, less than $100 last time I checked, and he might be able to sell them after using them for his project. Justa thought.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:21 PM
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There is no legal requirement to recover R134a in the USA, unless you get compensation for the work. Clean air act sections 608 and 609. I am not saying it's the best thing to do, but..... If you are doing your own work on your own truck, then you can dump the charge to the air and be just fine. With R134a it's not a big deal, this is why you can buy little cans of it at wal-mart, vatozone, etc.. Most canned air that is used to blow out computers is R134a. R134a will not harm the O-zone and has a very low effect on global warming. ( If you subscribe to that theory) Now if you don't live in the USA then all bets are off.

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Old 12-14-2011, 04:05 AM
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It was for the evac only,the place really didn't want to do it because he said if the system has any type of sealant it would ruin the recovery equipment.thanks for the input.
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It was for the evac only,the place really didn't want to do it because he said if the system has any type of sealant it would ruin the recovery equipment.thanks for the input.
That reasoning is odd to me. What happens if they get a customer with a leaking hose. They should evac the system, pull a vacuum, replace hose and re-charge system. Are they going to turn down the work because there might be sealant in the system?
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I paid $175 to have mine charged . I used Ham Man's method for evac
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I said forget it because they really didn't want to do it and I thought 135.00 was to much for recovery.
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You doing a BPD kit?
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