A recovery unit is just a tad more complex than that, It contains a compressor which pulls the freon from the system. We at our dealership do not resell recovered refrigerants at all. There is too much Liability from the possibility of contaminated freon(contaminated with FR12, R500, other rogue refrigerants etc.) being put back into a repaired system causing either a failure or a impropperly functioning system.Smokedawg said:On the lines that we have to hook up to your cars lines, we take a empty bottle of freon and connect it on the other end, open the lines and what we take out of your system is emptied into our can. They will reuse it and sale your freon to someone else.
Personally,........I would just bleed it off and be done with it,.......but that's just me. I'm not much for some yahoo grease monkey at a local garge turning wrenches on my car.tumm37 said:i know that releasing that gas in the atmosphere is illegal....what do you guys do?
Well, you are way off on the first paragraph, but I'll just assume it's a joke rather than a serious inquiry. I don't mean to pick on anyone for draining thier freon, I think it's all bs, but I also know it would be very foolish for anyone to admit to doing it on this board, or advise someone else to do it.RED92LX50 said:Ah - I forgot about that - Global Warming is due to the gas clouds thickening and keeping in the heat, and Ozone depletion means more UV rays get through to the earth... is that right? So releasing Freon into the air depletes the Ozone layer...and we can make up for that by running our lawnmowers more in the summer to increase the gas layer, and it all evens out in the end...maybe I am way off!
What about all those third-world countries exempt from any pollution controls, because they would be too costly for them to implement and them compete in the global markets...doesn't make much sense. Not that two wrongs make a right, but it seems silly to pick on a guy releasing a small amount of freon (from a 10 year old car) when you leave entire nations to do whatever they want.