Recovery Machines – 3 Types Of Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery

June 1, 2018

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When your job is to repair air conditioning systems, and you are paid by the job or by the hour, then efficiency of your work must be important to you. In this short article, three types of air conditioning refrigerant recovery are introduced. These are liquid phase recovery, vapor phase recovery, and push-pull recovery. Knowing about all three, and using them when appropriate will speed up your work with refrigerant recovery machines, be it for air conditioning repair, air conditioning service, RV refrigerator repair, or similar jobs. Ultimately knowing about these three types of air conditioning service will make you more money in the shorter amount of time in your job.

Liquid phase refrigerant recovery

This is the fastest possible way to recover most if not all the refrigerant in the AC unit. Since the liquid is always denser than the vapor, liquid phase recovery is fastest regardless of what refrigerant you are working with. Liquid phase refrigerant reclaim is very suitable for container-to-container transfers, however, it is not suitable for all AC or HVAC systems.

Vapor phase refrigerant recovery

Vapor phase refrigerant recovery will transfer the refrigerant in its vapor phase. This is the most common and most frequently used refrigerant reclaim done to date. However, it is also the slowest as the vapor always has lower density than the liquid phase, and by a large margin. This type of refrigerant reclaim is suitable for all air conditioning systems.

Push-pull recovery

This is a combination of liquid phase and vapor phase refrigerant recovery with a twist. In the first phase, the compressor pressure is used to push the refrigerant liquid out of the air conditioning unit into the recovery tank. In the second phase, which may require a quick exchange of hose attachments, the remaining refrigerant is “pulled” out of the air conditioning unit in gas phase, as with the vapor phase refrigerant reclaim above. A combination of push-pull provides the speed that is superior to that of the vapor phase refrigerant reclaim and the completeness and the lack of residual refrigerant leaks as characteristic to the vapor phase refrigerant reclaim. So when you get a hold of the recovery machine that can do push pull, you will be able to benefit from it the most.


  • Sara Jones June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Thankyou Jeff best video I’ve found x

  • Christophers Whites June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Just want to die half the time i hate my life

  • Debra Bell June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    REALLY??? Methadone and others are much much worse to get off of than pain pills why don't you tell the people that before you get them hooked on those pills??

  • Project Unbroken June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Been off for 7 years…there are a lot of tools that my friend and I talk about on our channel that got us through our addiction.

    And opiates sure are life threatening…predicted to kill about 500,000 people in the next decade!

  • Rose Diaz June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Krarom works! I've used black tar heroin for 4 years kratom it works!

  • dboles1966 June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I am done, hopefully last week will be the last of many abdominal surgeries over the last 7 years, I have no life and watch everyone keep living out there lives. I know this will be hard for I was burned by a Dr trying to save me, he had the best of intentions, I have never bought drugs off the street, I actually used less than prescribed, which is weird. but I have done what many have done, and its time , soon as I get over the last surgery I am going somewhere, I have talked to God, my wife, my daughter , thank you I think now the bridge has been approved along with NAD therapy, I pray that people will seek help we have came a long way in medicine, thank God, and thank you for your kindness, everyone needs kindness! Blessings David

  • Don Dressel June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    My personal feelings on opiates is they are useful for chronic pain IF you use them RESPONSIBLY
    It’s people who abuse them not following doctors orders that give them a bad name!!!
    They have helped me having ankoloid spondylitis
    I’ve never abused them or taken more than I’m supposed to
    So it’s addicts that ruin it for people who truly need them

  • David Sanper June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    try strong CBD oil 1000mg or more. and ur withdrawals will be so much more tolerable…itll help u sleep eat n function on a normal level without side effects…always consult a doctor cuz everyone is different but good luck and god bless everyone in this horrible existance.

  • Rickyboye Wreckless June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I'm 116 days off this devil drug!

  • SimsDude47 June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    wow … boring.

  • SittingMoose Shaman June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    The cut-off [below] is "…healthy bastards!"

  • SittingMoose Shaman June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    …"fascism" is a disease too. A FAR, FAR WORSE DISEASE!
    You undisciplined assholes can just walk away after your party in weakness…the disabled…we have the unending pain of disintegrating bones, joints, and the torturous agony of malaise.

  • Char Williams June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I'm two years free thanks to suboxone. It does work, if you want it to.

  • rochelle123ist June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Opiates are very important medications. I suffered from stage 3 uterine cancer I have no regrets using OxyContin and Morphine for the 3 months that it took to fully recover from invasive cancer surgery. Also what if you need emergency surgery to save your life? Should patients truly suffering be denied opiates?

  • 3ID2BCT1/64AR June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Hahaha I'm too poor and broke to even have an addiction to them. And it was all thanks to Vicodin.

  • Ang Pootan June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    can't stand these fecking drawing videos.

  • Dazed Pixidust June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I'm finding getting off the methadone now very hard to come off of, even doctors won't let me speed up due to other med conditions but I'm free from the demon heroin and got my life back, its just I don't want this med having this hold on me, they say "well u take your anticonvulsant for your epilepsy" I just want off it the sickness without it is worse than the heroin.

  • James Lee June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I've tried multiple times, but the withdrawals make me want to die… so I get back on them. I'm stuck with this addiction and nothing will change that, even though I want to stop and get my life back.

  • JImmy Hartman June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Suboxone works great but kickin it is ass kickin.Had to go back on opioids,not looking forward to goin around tha block again.Depressed!!!

  • Shelia Ellison June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm


  • Shlomo Shekelberg June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I'm addicted to neurotonin

  • devastateurface June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Scumbag brain shutting off its own opioid production. Lazy bum, it's all his fault.

  • Aubrey Beavens June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Methadone is not a medical treatment, it made my mom worse.

  • coreydmt June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    real nice and sappy to sell you another addiction ,real nice

  • William McNally June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Listen Live to interview with Martin G. Selede on the 'shuttered' "Massachusetts Model" at Monday "Literacy Matters" and articles at

  • William McNally June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Super article on Opiod non-narcotic treatment program at

  • Mebihh Yah June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    im dealing with this addiction now, and its so freaking hard to kick. the tears will not stop watching this. i just want to be free!!!😢😢😢

  • Mebihh Yah June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    im dealing with this addiction now, and its so freaking hard to kick. the tears will not stop watching this. i just want to be free!!!😢😢😢

  • Keriks June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I'll agree with OP that it's easier to taper off with subs than opiates, even if you on them for some time. However, even when u tapered to little pieces, the jump is horrible, worst than opiate withdrawals. I would suggest try to taper off on pills if you can, if not take sub in a morning and only take it for the remainder of withdrawals, with lowering your dose every day. Since, you are substituting, withdrawals will be longer than usual 3-4 days with cold turkey, but way less miserable. Expect to still feel weak and unable to fall asleep after a week. Of course you can also switch to subs for long period of time, but that in a sense you are just switching drugs, not getting better.

  • DTM June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    i have a strange question. i was using opiates for 7 months, ive been clean off them now for 14 months and still i get no effects from alcohol anymore, do you know why this is? my doctor said my mu opioid receptors are still 'desensitized'

  • Teresa Davis June 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    age 3 months. mother put me on vallium. age 2 I was in the hospital 6 x. She swithed me  to schited me to codien. age 11 she offered me pain pills and muscle relaxers. Now I am an recovered alcoholic.

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