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I have ammonia system for apartment units and need to remove how would I drain ammonia for disposal of unit

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Hello
First you will need face and hand and eye protection.Possibly a air pack.

The best way and safe way is to drain the ammonia into a 5 gallon bucket filled half with water.If you have a steel braided hose its best to use it.Ammonia will burn through rubber.

Water will neutralize the smell,watch out for pockets of oil,thick brown syurp like coming out.
Once the oil comes out the ammonia is going to come out violently.Let a little out a a time.

Try not to inhale the fumes,if the smell gets to sronng dump the water and get fresh water.Im not sure of the area your working in but running a water hose over the unit while you drain it will help if you can.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 31, 2011

    Drain from the liquid side or high side.Not the suction side of the system.

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