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    A picture of how you have this set up would...

    A picture of how you have this set up would help... the valve core tools have two o-rings in the female swivel fitting, but this relies on the connected male fitting to be pretty close to conforming...
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    Personally, I prefer the Android tablets... but...

    Personally, I prefer the Android tablets... but iOS version will be out later this year. Windows-based version will be next year.




    I still don't have anything to share on the upcoming efforts...
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    The ION App accounts for these differences, yes....

    The ION App accounts for these differences, yes. When you read the SH/SC information from the ION App, it is adjusting for altitude (to account for the psig gauges).
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    Just like the Digicool and Fieldpiece, we are...

    Just like the Digicool and Fieldpiece, we are using sensors that are accurate as relative sensors, but not necessarily absolute.

    That said, they track incredibly well with the absolute sensors in...
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    Thanks for the catch, I worded that completely...

    Thanks for the catch, I worded that completely incorrectly. :oops:

    Gauges display in psig. Pressure gauges (digital and analog) are calibrated/set to ambient atmospheric pressure. Unless there is...
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    Working on it.

    Working on it.
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    The gauges do not display saturation temps on the...

    The gauges do not display saturation temps on the LCD.

    Ambient atmospheric pressure affects saturation temperature. Without altitude/barometric pressure compensation, any P/T reference is only...
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    Send me a message and we can work from there.

    Send me a message and we can work from there.
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    "Bluetooth is bluetooth," they say, but we did a...

    "Bluetooth is bluetooth," they say, but we did a lot of work with different radios to make sure that the gauges aren't the "weak link." I was on a job site with lots of walls and interference,...
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    We've been getting some out to some early users,...

    We've been getting some out to some early users, since there's nothing like serious field testing.
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    I personally agree, and I think you will also be...

    I personally agree, and I think you will also be pleased with what I can share, when I can share it.
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    The ION App allows manual entries instead of...

    The ION App allows manual entries instead of remote measurements. SH/SC can be calculated by either 2 manual entries, 2 live remote measurements, or 1 of each. We're not ignoring temperature, but I...
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    We're not ignoring temperature, but right now, we...

    We're not ignoring temperature, but right now, we are just releasing pressure and vacuum gauges.
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    You guys sure know how to find the cat and yank...

    You guys sure know how to find the cat and yank it out of the bag. :det:

    We have been in development of these gauges for quite a while, field testing since last year, and we are in the process of...
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    Hey, so you want some wireless digital gauges?...

    Hey, so you want some wireless digital gauges? That's good, since that's what we're bringing.

    Give me a minute, I'll share what I can.
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    Contamination in the dead space of the ball valve...

    Contamination in the dead space of the ball valve is a common occurrence with valve core removal tools in general. With enough contamination built up over time, you can get very noticeable micron...
  17. Since R290 and R600a have very low ODP and GWP...

    Since R290 and R600a have very low ODP and GWP ratings, and considering the explosion risk during service, reclamation, and recovery operations, the buzz seems to be to vent the stuff. However,...
  18. Standard refrigerant recovery equipment is not...

    Standard refrigerant recovery equipment is not explosion proof, and is therefore not safe for use with flammable/combustible substances. For systems where you know there is flammable refrigerant in...
  19. This issue was solved almost 2 years ago, but...

    This issue was solved almost 2 years ago, but some wholesalers may have not been selling the oldest stock first. In any event, if you do find one of the old ones, we'll still take care of you without...
  20. There's no reason we wouldn't have responded, if...

    There's no reason we wouldn't have responded, if we got your email. Make sure you are emailing Support - at - appiontools - dot - com. You could try calling too, but we are going to ask for proof of...
  21. The diagram was recently updated, so there may...

    The diagram was recently updated, so there may have been confusion there. We updated the diagram to make it easier to understand.

    Email us and ask for the KTMV20 diagram/instructions, and we'll...
  22. It's accurate at atmosphere (760,000 is average...

    It's accurate at atmosphere (760,000 is average micron level at sea level, but we're at altitude, so we're anywhere from 630,000-650,000). It's also accurate at 15 microns.
  23. You might notice that the AV760 is wirelessly...

    You might notice that the AV760 is wirelessly sending its readings to the smartphone... you might also notice that it is measuring from atmosphere and down. And for accuracy, well... I think you'll...
  24. The trouble here is the lack of standardization...

    The trouble here is the lack of standardization of the pin-tip of the valve core. If we make the tool "loose" enough to catch worn, corroded, and oversized pins, then the tip won't always remove...
  25. The main things the maintenance video covers is...

    The main things the maintenance video covers is proper attachments, closing the valve halfway during evacuation periodically, and an overview of the assembly for replacing o-rings. Also, our kits...
  26. We are in the process of releasing new products...

    We are in the process of releasing new products this season, including the gauge shown here. It's doing what you see here... and more.
  27. Vacuum Rating Tools to 20 Microns with NIST-Traceable Gauges

    We've been asked many times to explain how the MegaFlow Valve Core Removal Tool ("VCT") is "Rated to 20 Microns," and how our tool differs from others. This video is a small-scale example of our...
  28. Not quick connect, standard threaded 1/4" Flare...

    Not quick connect, standard threaded 1/4" Flare fittings. Yes, even the 1/2" hose had 1/4" fittings on both sides, no extra adapters (it helps that we can make our hoses however we want).
  29. The charts we published were from tests we...

    The charts we published were from tests we performed, trying to quantify the difference between the hose diameters. In those tests, we did our best to eliminate other speed-impacting factors... the...
  30. We're working on several others; we just posted a...

    We're working on several others; we just posted a series on G5Twin maintenance, and a couple more to be posted here in coming days. We're discussing the ideas brought up in here, too, thanks!
  31. It's far from easy or certain to determine what...

    It's far from easy or certain to determine what is causing that slowness in every scenario... but in EVERY scenario I've been involved with, we've either demonstrated or been pretty sure that...
  32. Not a chart specifying CFM by hose diameter, but...

    Not a chart specifying CFM by hose diameter, but we've done some tests showing evacuation times related to the hose diameter. While CFM can be directly calculated, it is only tells part of the story:...
  33. I like where you're going with this, but there...

    I like where you're going with this, but there are a lot of factors that can significantly skew the results AND applicability of a test like this. Also, it would not be a simple things to isolate the...
  34. Valve Cores, Hose Diameter, and Evacuation Speed

    A frequent question we get is whether valve cores really affect evacuation speed. Considering that they block about 90% of an access valve, and create a torturous route for molecules to evacuate the...
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    Very interesting video... I've only seen that...

    Very interesting video... I've only seen that occur when the quality of the vacuum pump oil has degraded due to saturation. You can't trust a sight glass to tell you the quality of the oil... drain a...
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    I see you already bought the unit, it looks to be...

    I see you already bought the unit, it looks to be a 2012-built machine, and it does look new. That said, if you're ever trying to test the G5Twin, the test described is shown in more detail in this...
  37. The summary: 1/4" fittings DO limit evacuation...

    The summary: 1/4" fittings DO limit evacuation speeds, albeit only slightly. You can still evacuate faster through 1/4" fittings, since this restriction only accounts for a small portion of the...
  38. Some other people here have been confused about...

    Some other people here have been confused about "friction": once you are deeper along in a vacuum, and the inertial forces are no longer prominent (molecules moving along much more lazily), it's not...
  39. While I couldn't state a "universal" fact on...

    While I couldn't state a "universal" fact on what's getting in there, here's the common contributors to the "slight discoloration" that can occur during evacuation (even with "new" systems):

    ...
  40. It's the other way around, the TEZOM oil is...

    It's the other way around, the TEZOM oil is hydrophobic, it repels the moisture that comes into the pump so that the exhaust carries away moisture more easily. In a sense, it is opposite to what...
  41. There are numerous reasons why the Fluorotech...

    There are numerous reasons why the Fluorotech machine you describe was not seen as a reliable, fast, or ideal recovery machine. The compressor that you described is a modified air compressor,...
  42. Our phone is 303-937-1580, email is...

    Our phone is 303-937-1580, email is support@appioninc.com, and that's also our website address.
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    We would not recommend using any oil that isn't...

    We would not recommend using any oil that isn't intended for use in refrigeration systems... partly because we cannot be certain of chemical compatibility. Also, I personally wouldn't recommend POE...
  44. I can't speak with certainty about what went...

    I can't speak with certainty about what went wrong in Eddie & Fritz's video, since we were never involved... But, for one thing, they did point out that there were core depressors in the hose...
  45. As I often say about myself, you seem to know...

    As I often say about myself, you seem to know just enough to be dangerous. :grin2:

    The G5Twin/G1Single compressors handle liquid better because they don't have wrist pins and bushings in the...
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    To register a G5Twin, you will need to send in...

    To register a G5Twin, you will need to send in the Registration form and a Proof of Purchase, either by fax, US Mail, or scan and email.


    I understand your wariness. We have this specific Seal...
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    Hey Joel, The G1Single has greater liquid...

    Hey Joel,

    The G1Single has greater liquid transfer rates due to fewer restrictions... no piping or manifold in the machine to pump through. For most recovery jobs, however, the majority of the...
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    Slow vapor recovery can open a whole can of...

    Slow vapor recovery can open a whole can of worms... so many possibilities to address!

    First, let's make sure your machine is running as expected, using the "1-Minute Bench Test" as described in...
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    A common cause of "premature" seal wear on...

    A common cause of "premature" seal wear on recovery machines is due to storing the machine with the valves closed, or with caps on the input/output ports. This is because trace amounts of refrigerant...
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    Did you try partially closing the valves to clear...

    Did you try partially closing the valves to clear out contamination trapped in the ball area? An actual leak will typically rise very quickly past 2,000 microns; if this doesn't happen, it is usually...
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