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I just bought a Robinair Cool-Tech 34788. Have any of you guys been using this model? Are you pleased with it? What other recovery/recycle/evacuate/leak test/recharge units can you comment on?

 

For leak detecting, we're presently using dye, UV light, and sporty yellow glasses. Would a digital leak detector be a big improvement? Can anyone recommend a good one?

 

How are you guys pricing a basic recovery, recycling, and recharging job (no

repairs are included)? Extra charges for refrigerant?

 

Are there a lot of comebacks for this type of service? What warranties/disclaimers/customer service advice can you guys share on this topic?

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I just bought a Robinair Cool-Tech 34788. Have any of you guys been using this model? Are you pleased with it? What other recovery/recycle/evacuate/leak test/recharge units can you comment on?

 

For leak detecting, we're presently using dye, UV light, and sporty yellow glasses. Would a digital leak detector be a big improvement? Can anyone recommend a good one?

 

How are you guys pricing a basic recovery, recycling, and recharging job (no

repairs are included)? Extra charges for refrigerant?

 

Are there a lot of comebacks for this type of service? What warranties/disclaimers/customer service advice can you guys share on this topic?

 

 

I have always used Robinair. 5 years ago I bought a new machine and it had an internal leak or something after a year. Robinair replaced it for free!!!

 

$189.99 for an A/C evac and recharge with die. I offer free leak check and free recharge for one week if a leak is found in that time and the customer returns for a leak check in a week.

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I have a Snap On unit, but miss my Robinair.

 

A/C work can be tricky. We like to sell A/C Maintenance Tune Ups which includes a complete inspection, gauge check, check for leaks, clean vents and disinfect. This service runs $89.95.

 

BUT, we only sell this service on newer cars and only IF the air conditioner is working %100.00.

 

For older cars we like to sell a complete evacuate and recharge with a dye and a follow up leak check for $189.95.

 

AND for all A/C work we inform the customer verbally and state it on the invoice that the system must be inspected periodically for leaks.

 

If a system is low, we cannot warranty any repair, even after we find a leak and repair it. My experience has shown that if it has one leak, its got more.

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I have a Snap On unit, but miss my Robinair.

 

A/C work can be tricky. We like to sell A/C Maintenance Tune Ups which includes a complete inspection, gauge check, check for leaks, clean vents and disinfect. This service runs $89.95.

 

BUT, we only sell this service on newer cars and only IF the air conditioner is working %100.00.

 

For older cars we like to sell a complete evacuate and recharge with a dye and a follow up leak check for $189.95.

 

AND for all A/C work we inform the customer verbally and state it on the invoice that the system must be inspected periodically for leaks.

 

If a system is low, we cannot warranty any repair, even after we find a leak and repair it. My experience has shown that if it has one leak, its got more.

 

Just bought a Robinair 34288, basic Robinair for @ $2500.

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