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    I'm seeing $345 Knowing how it was made, it is...

    I'm seeing $345 Knowing how it was made, it is well worth that price. You won't have to worry about dropping it either.
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    Well I may be jumping the gun by a day or two. ...

    Well I may be jumping the gun by a day or two. Due out Nov 1st. Check Johnstone Supply they were suppose to have the new line of digital gauges in their flyer.

    I've been playing with mine for a...
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    Well I may be jumping the gun by a day or two. ...

    Well I may be jumping the gun by a day or two. Due out Nov 1st. Check Johnstone Supply they were suppose to have the new line of digital gauges in their flyer.
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    Get the Appion AV760. I've used all of them with...

    Get the Appion AV760. I've used all of them with my students and yes the Thermal is reliable and tough but not as fast or as reliable for today's system evacuation. I thought the BluVac would solve...
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    Could I suggest a few that I thought were...

    Could I suggest a few that I thought were valuable to me as I attended AHRI and the HVAC Excellence Instructors workshops this year.
    EPA updates. Learned some interest things are coming down the...
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    Ditto: We've have one here at the college that...

    Ditto: We've have one here at the college that has never been used. Now it's just a standard core removal tool that doesn't hold a vacuum very well.

    The two "core removal" rods are for removing...
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    It really helps to read the instructions. Follow...

    It really helps to read the instructions. Follow the procedure and you won't have that trouble next time.
  8. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    Just a note of observation concerning that oil...

    Just a note of observation concerning that oil cart. cost. @ $25 for each if I remember correct.

    Realize that other manufacturer's that make 7-8 cfm units require a 32-36 oz oil capacity. Price...
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    Comparing the FieldPiece digital manifold to the...

    Comparing the FieldPiece digital manifold to the BluVac. 500 micron on BluVac when the FP showed 1200. I want to do another comparison soon with another manifold our regional rep is bringing in.
    ...
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    I've had problems pulling a vacuum through the...

    I've had problems pulling a vacuum through the Imperials. More often than not that diaphragm gets pulled closed under a deep vacuum and seals off the system. On some I've had leaks at the packing...
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    That's got to be the worst set-up for a practical...

    That's got to be the worst set-up for a practical test I've ever seen. Of course converting all those watts to heat energy by compression in a closed loop is going to create super high temperatures....
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    They do now, UEI model #DMG100 or DMG200 same...

    They do now,

    UEI model #DMG100 or DMG200 same thing different color. Haven't heard about price difference though.
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    I'm working with the local rep and would like to...

    I'm working with the local rep and would like to set up several different units to check recovery speeds using the new CPS here at the college. Would field techs have the time to come out one...
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    Just spoke with Paul of Cliplight about this very...

    Just spoke with Paul of Cliplight about this very thing this past Tuesday here at the college. They are working on a new Tigar with different mechanics but still analog dial. Hopefully it will be...
  15. Thread: RSES CM/CMS

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    Just curious. Where did you hear or read this? ...

    Just curious. Where did you hear or read this?

    As one has several cms certs. I've never seen this documented.
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    Yes, that one. I'll never buy another. The...

    Yes, that one. I'll never buy another.

    The flaring action is ok, but that ratchet spring in the handle is just too weak, gear too loose.
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    Tonight I was playing around with two vacuum...

    Tonight I was playing around with two vacuum pumps and different diameter hoses.

    Evacuated two 50 lb recovery cylinders. The cylinders have been adapted to provide access without the standard...
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    I guess you're right. If their ain't pictures it...

    I guess you're right. If their ain't pictures it didn't happen.
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    exactly. Would have made a great demo to those...

    exactly. Would have made a great demo to those unbelievers.

    When I pulled down that 80 gallon tank to 230 microns the two BluVac gages were with 7 microns of each other, but the Thermal Eng. was...
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    Bell Jar Anyone?

    I'm so mad at myself tonight. I really screwed up.

    In getting ready for our seminar with Paul Appler this Tuesday I was testing a setup to show water freezing under a deep vacuum.

    The set-up...
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    I'm totally impressed with the CPS but haven't...

    I'm totally impressed with the CPS but haven't actually used it. One of my students purchased one after seeing it at the ARCO show in NY.

    The first Rigid crapped out when I was using it and no it...
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    Yep, that's where ours broke loose first. The...

    Yep, that's where ours broke loose first. The one that had the good cable had a wire disconnected from the ribbon sensor. Usually I take our electronic repairs over to the electronic program for...
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    It's all "packaging" Neat-n-Sweet E-cool, he...

    It's all "packaging" Neat-n-Sweet

    E-cool, he was on the way out and I needed to get back to class so I didn't take time to check it out. From what I saw the thing reminded me of something built...
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    Have you taken that model apart? Ours were all...

    Have you taken that model apart? Ours were all molded together at the cord/handle attachment and I couldn't see how to fix any part of that. I don't think the sensor end can be fixed either.
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    After searching the same topic I have to agree. ...

    After searching the same topic I have to agree. We got several with Flukes Educational discount and they lasted about 4-5 years now we have 1 working out of the six. I guess that's not bad...
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    Sales rep. stopped by the college the other day...

    Sales rep. stopped by the college the other day to pick up flyers for our Feb 14 evacuation training day and pulled one of those out of his trunk. I thought it was a vacuum pump to use for our lab...
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    The college has several of the Rigid ratcheting...

    The college has several of the Rigid ratcheting and three of the four have problems with the ratchet spring. I always am cleaning and fixing them. I'll never buy another one.

    Take a look at the...
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    If the price is low enough I could use some here...

    If the price is low enough I could use some here at the college. I still like to keep one system going with it.
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    It's the LAW

    And this my friends is the Law. Legally you can't even give it away to someone else.

    Here at the school we reuse between many different systems. I must always remind students to check for...
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    Tonight I told local store manager about the...

    Tonight I told local store manager about the UEI's and finally got a response that showed promise. He couldn't / wouldn't bring in a line without the national office approval no matter how much I...
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    message understood:whistle:

    message understood:whistle:
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    Don't know if this has been mentioned, but we can...

    Don't know if this has been mentioned, but we can all thank the EPA for these prices. They haven't let the manufacturers know what their quotas will be for 2012 so most if not all haven't been...
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    Poll: HVAC Instructors -- HEADS Up

    I encourage every training lab instructor to email the Mr. Wolf at Accutools and ask about their new "Technical School Support Program". Very sweet and just what you need for today's training. With...
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    Thanks,

    That was very helpful, I guess I didn't go back far enough in my search. Thanks very much.

    I've have to be honest and say that I'm very skeptical about the whole thing of adding things to the...
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    Cliplight's "DRY R"

    OK, I expect to get hammered but PLEASE keep it clean. Just saying "Cliplight" can get one on this board in trouble, but I really want the Truth not just your opinions. Let's get past that...
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    The biggest difference as I know it: Appion is...

    The biggest difference as I know it:
    Appion is the only one on the market that put double o-rings on the shaft. It does what all double o-rings do when pulling a vacuum -- seals.

    Appions are...
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    Very well said Joe.

    Very well said Joe.
  38. Have you checked the inlet screen, or filter...

    Have you checked the inlet screen, or filter drier? My experience appion is the faster.
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    Nice surprise for TSCT

    not really trying to blow our own horn, but this was pretty "cool".
    Apsen Institute names TSCT the only 2yr college in PA in list of 120 Eligible Community Colleges.
    ...
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    X2

    I second that. We have three different Testo combustion analyzers and use none of them now for various issues and problems. Currently the Bach newest model is only one working for the students. To...
  41. Thread: Vacuum pump

    by dawgtchrr
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    Well, Dave at Appion keeps Tech schools on the...

    Well, Dave at Appion keeps Tech schools on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest. Unit is a "DEMO" so we didn't pay.

    Regardless, if I was doing large systems in any kind of commercial...
  42. Thread: Vacuum pump

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    for ease of use and ability to access with larger...

    for ease of use and ability to access with larger hoses you can't do better then the Appion TEZ8.

    Just got one for the lab and it is fast. For anyone doing large systems it's the only one to...
  43. unless you're charging oil into the system --...

    unless you're charging oil into the system -- don't worry about it.
    this oil contamination this is way overblown. POE can handle about 5% mineral without major issues. So how much oil do you...
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    Micron guages have always been a problem in our...

    Micron guages have always been a problem in our lab. Joe was nice to help us get one and so far its looking like the replacement for our old standby TE's.

    One very nice thing will be the oil...
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    30+ Fresh comfortech material

    Brought the Thaddeus Stevens College HVACR program students down today. Really a great day. Thanks for the warm welcome you all gave the students. There were many good comments on the bus back...
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    Eight-O-Clock Columbian whole bean, grinding just...

    Eight-O-Clock Columbian whole bean, grinding just enough for one brew. Regular is good too.
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    Check out lenox

    Lenox tools makes a real slick hole saw with a short blade. I use it at the school all the time, Kids do well with it.
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    Just a thought about that different technology. ...

    Just a thought about that different technology. ;)

    Since the compression is somewhat balanced as the scroll turns there would be very little radial force on the bearings which would cause very...
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    This is just sic

    It already happened according to Sunday News. I thought it funny that the Pod storage guy was told after delivering several pods that he wasn't going to get paid by an employee of the hotel. He...
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    Pushing not Pulling

    Getting back to the basic science of moving gases.

    Remember it is the pressure however small in the system that moves the gases out to the pump. Your pump is just giving those gas molecules...
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