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    I paid for the new AK900's with my PayPal...

    I paid for the new AK900's with my PayPal account; I just received a credit for $50. What a deal; can't go wrong with DC!
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    Well I just ordered one as well. I'll make my...

    Well I just ordered one as well. I'll make my own temp clamps with braided loom over the wires, just like I did on my DC 1250's. I really get tired of scrolling through the displays to see the SH...
  3. Thread: cleaning coils

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    When I clean a condenser I take the top off every...

    When I clean a condenser I take the top off every time and start spraying the cleaner (low pressure pump up sprayer) from the inside then spray the outside (the outside many times has small louvers...
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    All these pocket thermometers are good for gross...

    All these pocket thermometers are good for gross measurements. The stated accuracy for the Cooper is +/-2 F and the FP is +/- 1.8F (The Cooper listed on the Grainger site has the accuracy wrong,...
  5. Thread: cleaning coils

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    The Viper HD sounds pretty good. The Calgon...

    The Viper HD sounds pretty good. The Calgon Nu-Brite doesn't really brighten the coils anyway; I was expecting it to look brand new (it doesn't make it shiny), but does foam off a lot of dirt and...
  6. Thread: cleaning coils

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    Nu-Brite is not a very agressive cleaner; never...

    Nu-Brite is not a very agressive cleaner; never the less I can't handle its fumes.

    Nu-Brite®

    From the makers of the first coil cleaner...CalClean, and the first non-acid foaming, brightening...
  7. Thread: cleaning coils

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    I use a cheap 1gal pump up sprayer and rinse it...

    I use a cheap 1gal pump up sprayer and rinse it after use. I've been going on 3 years on the set I have now. Does anyone use a respirator when applying coil cleaner like Nu-Calgon Nu-Bite? It so...
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    All my Appion Core tools have been perfect; I'm...

    All my Appion Core tools have been perfect; I'm sure they will take care of it. On another note does anyone know where I can get replacement seals for the Appion Core tool?
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    I would go with the Testo 510; I've had mine for...

    I would go with the Testo 510; I've had mine for over 3 years and the only problem was when I put it on a panel of the furnace that was really hot! The 510 fell off and when I looked at it the whole...
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    Poll: I have the DigiCool 1250; right off the bat I put...

    I have the DigiCool 1250; right off the bat I put armored braid over the temp clamp wires and put strain reliefs so the wires will not break at the connector or temp clamp. I also have it mounted on...
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    Thanks for running the test. It looks like the...

    Thanks for running the test. It looks like the YJ runs consistently higher than the BluVac, but close enough for me to have confidence that they are reading correctly.
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    I think brazing access fittings right next one...

    I think brazing access fittings right next one another would do nicely. I would like to see it compared to the YJ 69075; that's what I was thinking about getting before the BluVac came along.
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    Great! By the way I appreciate your taking the...

    Great! By the way I appreciate your taking the time to share your test results with us. That why I wanted to share my results too! It helps all of us make informed decisions when in comes to...
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    Yes, I did watch that video; that is one of the...

    Yes, I did watch that video; that is one of the reasons I bought the BluVac. However, even though the vacuum gauges are connected to the same system, If you are comparing two I would like to see...
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    I agree that the BluVac method of calibration is...

    I agree that the BluVac method of calibration is more complete and is the way they do it at the factory. However, when YJ, JB or whoever provides you with a calibration coefficient (offset) they are...
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    "What are u pulling the vac on? Hopefully not...

    "What are u pulling the vac on? Hopefully not just the gauge itself,cuz that is not telling you anything. "

    It's telling me that my vacuum pump is working and the oil doesn't need to be changed. ...
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    “Some like male flare, some female. Others like...

    “Some like male flare, some female. Others like NPT (1/8, 1/4, m, f). There are lots of ways to skin this cat. But, if the connector gets damaged, you must chuck the whole gauge, so I chose the one...
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    BluVac vacuum gauge

    Just got the BluVac micron gauge (BV) and put it through it’s paces compared to the YJ 69086. I was always bummed that my vacuum pump didn’t seem to pull as low a vacuum as what other peoples, but...
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    Home depot in Houston has two models, the 0 to 15...

    Home depot in Houston has two models, the 0 to 15 psi and 0 to 30 psi (both accept 3/4 pipe thread and have a schrader valve); they run less than 15 bucks. You might try your local builders supply.
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    On the package from Frys it says: 4108F 1/8...

    On the package from Frys it says: 4108F 1/8 expandable sleeving; 20Ft; 2281378; cost $6.99; I just cut it in half; the Digicool wires are a little longer than 10ft but I used up some of it by...
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    I put braided loom (very tough stuff from Fry’s...

    I put braided loom (very tough stuff from Fry’s electronics) over the delicate sensor wires. I used 1/8 inch loom, so it’s tricky running the wires in the loom. You have first push a stiff pull...
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    What online store sells the TSI-6130?

    What online store sells the TSI-6130?
  23. Thread: dial-a-charge

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    When charging by weight with a digital scale how...

    When charging by weight with a digital scale how do you account for the refrigerant in the hoses?
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    After seeing all the good reviews for the Vision...

    After seeing all the good reviews for the Vision Pro 8000, I got one. Honeywell needs to rethink their programming; they tout their +/- 1 degree control (which is great for comfort), but it causes...
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    Here in Texas all the primary drains are piped...

    Here in Texas all the primary drains are piped into the pluming pipes, so there is no end to get to. If you take the cover off the evaporator you need a really short 90 to put any pressure on the...
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    I have the one in the middle with the gauge and...

    I have the one in the middle with the gauge and single ball valve. I like having the gauge because when I'm pulling a vacuum with the tree I don't have any other gauges hooked up. It allows me to...
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    My Robinair pump will rattle at times. Usually...

    My Robinair pump will rattle at times. Usually after it has run for quite a while (20-30 minutes) it will rattle and then after about 5 minutes it quits. I was worried at first, but it has done...
  28. Thread: Fluke 971

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    My Testo 605-H2 takes at least 15 to 20 min to...

    My Testo 605-H2 takes at least 15 to 20 min to equalize after taking it out of a hot van. If you put in some airflow, like in front of the return air it settles down much quicker, but it pisses me...
  29. I also have the YJ 68802 and when out in the hot...

    I also have the YJ 68802 and when out in the hot sun the display will turn black until I take it inside and let it cool off! Has that happened to you? Other than that it's great; can even handle a...
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    A better link is the Digial Zeus home page; has a...

    A better link is the Digial Zeus home page; has a whole lot more information on the Digi-Cool® Paradigm™

    http://digitalzeus.wordpress.com/

    Just scroll down
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    The positive port goes to the plenum with the...

    The positive port goes to the plenum with the most pressure; for instance after the output of the fan. The negative goes to the area of less pressure; after the heat exchanger or evaporator. For...
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    Poll: I use the Yellow Jacket swager and it works...

    I use the Yellow Jacket swager and it works great. I really like the idea of reducing the number of joints to be brazed and checked for leaks. I use it a lot for re-rounding the pipe if it gets...
  33. Thread: Get this Wow

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    I've been playing with the temperature probes...

    I've been playing with the temperature probes that come with the 1250. The first thing I noticed is that the sensor is enclosed in a round shell which makes very little contact with the pipe. In...
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    I bought one of the Sears electrician 12 pocket...

    I bought one of the Sears electrician 12 pocket tools pouches and when it came in I couldn't believe how small it was! Now I have tool pouch envy! Can you really put enough stuff in this thing? I...
  35. Thread: Get this Wow

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    My 1250's were $614 shipped to Texas.

    My 1250's were $614 shipped to Texas.
  36. Thread: Get this Wow

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    You should get some bonus points as I just bought...

    You should get some bonus points as I just bought one! I've been on the fence for a while (digicool 1250), but this email pushed me over the edge. Thanks for the update on the 20% deal.:):)
  37. Does anyone have the Fluke 922 Airflow Meter

    I was wondering if anyone has used the Fluke 922 Airflow Meter. If so is it worth the bucks?
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    The Simpson is a great meter; sometimes it's...

    The Simpson is a great meter; sometimes it's better to actually watch the needle then then try and figure out what a digital meter is measuring. Of course with the Simpson you actually have to think...
  39. Thread: Meter Leads

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    I'm having a hard time envisioning what these...

    I'm having a hard time envisioning what these clamps look like. Could you provide a link or picture? Sounds promising.
  40. Thread: Meter Leads

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    I'm going to have to try the toilet paper tube...

    I'm going to have to try the toilet paper tube securing method! I use twist ties that I save, for securing the meter leads and thermocouple probe wires. No matter how you tie them up, they will tie...
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    There are many times you are going to have to...

    There are many times you are going to have to touch previously energized circuits to perform your job. I don't intentionally touch live circuits! So if you are going to have to touch them to work...
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    I use a NVC tester on a lot of circuits to...

    I use a NVC tester on a lot of circuits to determine if they are energized, but of course I test it on a known live circuit first, then the first touch is with the back of your finger or hand in a...
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    Thanks That's what I want to here! That's kind...

    Thanks That's what I want to here! That's kind of what I thought, but since I don't know everything I thought I would ask. I could see a scenario where even after recovering there would be trace...
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    Well if you read my first post the specifications...

    Well if you read my first post the specifications of the vacuum pump specifically say which refrigerants its is capable being used with. It excludes R-410A which I want to be about to able to use it...
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    Thanks for the ideas on how to test it. By the...

    Thanks for the ideas on how to test it. By the way my YJ vac gauge has yet to be put on a system; I just wanted to test it to see how my vacuum pump was doing. What I did last night was hook the...
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    Sorry to resurrect this thread from the dead, but...

    Sorry to resurrect this thread from the dead, but I'm having the same problem with my YJ 69086. Did you guys finally figure out what was causing the micron reading to go up?
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    The Robinair pump I have suggests taking off the...

    The Robinair pump I have suggests taking off the reservoir cover and wiping with a rag if the oil is badly contaminated. Although not as good as disassembling the pump, it should work better than...
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    The microns just keep going up; I didn't wait...

    The microns just keep going up; I didn't wait long enough for it to go to atmospheric, but I think it would have. It does have plastic caps on the ports; I'll change to metal ones with good seals...
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    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I'm only connected...

    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I'm only connected to the vacuum pump, nothing else. The leak is either at the isolation valve or the seal on the two ports. One port has the micron gauge the other...
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    Cool! That's what I wanted to hear. I was...

    Cool! That's what I wanted to hear. I was afraid that maybe the seals in the pump were not compatible with 410. I have a YJ 69086 micron gauge, but with the gauge right on the pump port when I...
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