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  • Mason Mason

    June 11, 2019 at 11:24 am


    Look around for the small recovery machines. They’re in the 350-500 dollar range. Tooltopia has good prices for a lot of the stuff, compare with Amazon too I guess.

    A scale that I listed earlier.

    Gage set.

    Recovery tank

    Refrigerant Recovery Machines

    Vacuum pump

    Small Sporlan filter maybe for added protection & cleaning when evacuating.

    You’ll probably need a couple of extra hoses to hook everything up too.

    Clean, virgin R134A. Don’t get any of the crap with sealant in it.

    Edit: Maybe a bottle blanket (heater) too if you want to start getting fancy and speed the charge up a little when it’s cold out or the bottle is getting low.

    Either way, you’ll have a sizable investment in the tools necessary to do the job. If you’re patient, you can sometimes find a deal on ebay for maybe the recovery tank, filter, hoses etc. I managed to score a new, extra recovery tank a couple of years ago for a good price.