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    Kinda got sidetracked but finally got in touch...

    Kinda got sidetracked but finally got in touch with FP customer service and they are sending me out 2 clamps free of charge. It is great having the ability to communicate with the manufacturers...
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    I just had one of my clamps from my new SMAN4...

    I just had one of my clamps from my new SMAN4 explode in my hand yesterday. The customer I was with at the time was like "WTF? You didnt do anything but try and hang it back up". I hadnt seen this...
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    I found this little gem at the local pawn shop....

    I found this little gem at the local pawn shop. This one had a locked up pump and a busted coupler. Got it home and pulled it apart and found someone had dumped in what appeared to be simple green or...
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    Back when I was doing commercial stuff, I did...

    Back when I was doing commercial stuff, I did alot of pully and bearing changouts on 7.5-20 ton a/h's. I got one of those Posilock pullers that was invaluable to me.

    I also would keep a couple...
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    Yeah, alright. Now I dont feel so bad.....lol....

    Yeah, alright. Now I dont feel so bad.....lol. FWIW, my first BV LTE turned out to be a dud. Dennis just sent me a new one on Sat. The first one seemed to be hexed which is why I am being a bit...
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    That way is great when you are dealing with a...

    That way is great when you are dealing with a brand new system and lineset. WHat about when doing a repair and you have a system that has refr. oil in places where it isnt supposed to be. This is why...
  7. Well, I have the Uniweld bender and bought the...

    Well, I have the Uniweld bender and bought the reverse bender attachment from YJ and its fits the UW like a glove. The benders are designed the same as far as how the shoes and bars attach. I'd say...
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    WHat I would love to do is make up a one piece...

    WHat I would love to do is make up a one piece ball valve/coupler. That way I can isolate the gauge before cracking the service valves open. Has anyone come up with anything like that yet that I...
  9. I started a new installer a couple days ago and I...

    I started a new installer a couple days ago and I can see that I take my tool compliment entirely for granted.....lol. This cat was havin some issues doing seemingly simple tasks because he didnt...
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    I have the SLR8 heated diode version and I have...

    I have the SLR8 heated diode version and I have come to trust it for 410 leaks now. Works good, but sometimes a bit too sensitive. I had a leaker yesterday inside a condensing unit oon the bottom...
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    Hold down the power buttoon on the LTE when you...

    Hold down the power buttoon on the LTE when you power it on and it will bring up a calibration status. Keep holding down the power button and after it comes on, it will say "Good" or "Soon" if it...
  12. Thanks wptski, sounds like its a sweet spot I...

    Thanks wptski, sounds like its a sweet spot I need to find so I'll screw with the valve cores and the depressor until I get it sorted.
  13. The SLR8 does work great with 410a. On thing of...

    The SLR8 does work great with 410a. On thing of note I have found with the SLR8. The filters for the tip are very sensitive to humidity. When they get exposed to humidity, it cuts off flow to the...
  14. Now that I have gotten my Bluevac back, the gauge...

    Now that I have gotten my Bluevac back, the gauge itself is now fine. What seems to be going on now is I am having leaks at the valve cores on my Appion core tools. What happens is if I eliminate the...
  15. I got in touch with Dennis from Core and sent off...

    I got in touch with Dennis from Core and sent off my BV LTE for him to look at. Unit was received, repaired and shipped back within a total of 5 days and now works great. Looks as though it was a...
  16. I was in the same predicimate the other day and...

    I was in the same predicimate the other day and it is indeed a fact that I do take all my goodeeze for granted until I am without them. I recently got a new (to me...lol) van and it was out for the...
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    Been there and done that. Ive always heard that...

    Been there and done that. Ive always heard that raw sliced potatoes on the eyes can reduce the symptoms of flash burn. I wasnt looking right at one either. Checking out a dead x-13 one day in the...
  18. Now that I think about it, I dont really remember...

    Now that I think about it, I dont really remember my Fieldpiece vac head ever doing that until I started using nylog. I guess my definition of sparingly and everyone elses is quite different. I'm...
  19. Ok, rather than spend time screwing with...

    Ok, rather than spend time screwing with uploading the vids, I wanted to get on here and let you all know what I found. I placed the BV right on my pump exactly as I did when I first got it and the...
  20. Thanks for the quick replies fellas. The job I...

    Thanks for the quick replies fellas. The job I had planned for today cancelled so I was without a guinea pig for my test. I am gonna break out the recovery tank this evening and attempt to replicate...
  21. Got my new Bluevac LTE, lovin it. Have question about some odd behavior

    Hey folks. For the record, this Bluevac gauge is the cats ass. I had been using the FP vacuum gauge head for a long time and I would cringe when I had to break it out because I never knew what I was...
  22. Right out of trade school I wound up at a...

    Right out of trade school I wound up at a commercial shop that had fertilizer plants like Cargill and CF Industries for accounts and I was stuck in that mess for 2+ years. I started at CF Industries...
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    I get stuck working with the owners step-son all...

    I get stuck working with the owners step-son all the time that runs his mouth continuously about crap he knows nothing about, desperately trying to convince people he's a genious. How come he cant be...
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    So far, H10PM for r22 there is no comparison. I...

    So far, H10PM for r22 there is no comparison. I have been trying out the FP SLR8 Heated Diode for 410a and I've been pretty impressed. I noticed an issue with their moisture filters they use in the...
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    Currently, I dont have the SPD2, but with the...

    Currently, I dont have the SPD2, but with the SMAN4 I sync up the dual temp head for OAT and the ARH4 for IWB. Day before yesterday, I was charging a system using the above, and as I hung the SMAN on...
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