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    May I speak up for the tool manufacturers? ...

    May I speak up for the tool manufacturers?

    First, I think one needs to be more competent to adequately (and quickly) service a modern A/C system with analog instruments. Think of the current crop...
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    UEi is a good customer of ours.

    UEi is a good customer of ours.
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    Yes. Ritchie has decided to go its own way. ...

    Yes. Ritchie has decided to go its own way.

    Just business. I have no control over which products they decide to carry.
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    If it'll help, I'll honor the warrantee from the...

    If it'll help, I'll honor the warrantee from the date of transfer. Just PM me the serial number.
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    Yes, the eVac Pro is equivalent to the BluVac...

    Yes, the eVac Pro is equivalent to the BluVac Pro.

    I believe our customer service has been one of the best in the industry and remains so. I'll leave it to others to confirm or refute that.
  6. You won't be finding BluVacs of any kind in China.

    You won't be finding BluVacs of any kind in China.
  7. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    Just FYI: The BluVacs have no "low limit". The...

    Just FYI: The BluVacs have no "low limit". The photos posted indicate a problem with the pump, IMHO.
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    How did you attach the gauge to the pump?

    How did you attach the gauge to the pump?
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    What Itsiceman said. If this happened when you...

    What Itsiceman said.

    If this happened when you attached to the pump, and pump alone, your pump oil is saturated with refrigerant.
  10. Valdelocc, we didn't come out of the blue. In...

    Valdelocc, we didn't come out of the blue. In fact, I developed the first digital micron gauge in 1991 for Imperial Eastman called the Annie A2-14. This, after improvements and repackaging, became...
  11. Call me. The number is at accutools.com. If we...

    Call me. The number is at accutools.com. If we cannot resolve the problem over the phone, I will repair your gauge or replace it if necessary.
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    Call me at the office tomorrow. I'll arrange...

    Call me at the office tomorrow. I'll arrange repair.

    Number is at accutools.com.
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    Or I could just repair it...

    Or I could just repair it...
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    No! It is not sensitive to oil. It is aware of...

    No! It is not sensitive to oil. It is aware of oil. The other gauges are not.

    Oil contamination changes (or, depending on the quantity, destroys) the sensor response to vacuum. All the other...
  15. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    Am I reading that right? -25 inHg ~= 500 microns?

    Am I reading that right? -25 inHg ~= 500 microns?
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    That is the refrigerant causing that, especially...

    That is the refrigerant causing that, especially since you still had positive pressure.

    Any TC (thermal conductivity) based micron gauge (thermistor, Pirani, thermocouple) is going to read the...
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    Hi, Josh. OMG! If this is true, your's will...

    Hi, Josh.

    OMG! If this is true, your's will be the first verifiable DOA ÁBluVac I shipped. Sorry for the problem -- and I wish to express my embarrassment.

    I sent you an email with my cell...
  18. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    Here are 4 ÁBluVacs during a production run...

    Here are 4 ÁBluVacs during a production run today. The box with the red LEDs is my $2,000 NIST reference gauge.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=692191&d=1463582657
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  19. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    The ÁBluVac is the accurate one. I posted...

    The ÁBluVac is the accurate one.



    I posted this a while back. These are a random selection of gauges pulled directly from our production line.



    Most micron gauges are calibrated only at...
  20. Yeah. That's the easy part. Getting enough of...

    Yeah. That's the easy part. Getting enough of them sold is the problem.

    Like valdelocc said, I am an "obscure" manufacturer. It's difficult enough trying the sell the best line of micron gauges...
  21. Yes, custom. I haven't decided what I'm going to...

    Yes, custom. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it.
  22. This is probably not the case. Usually, pump...

    This is probably not the case. Usually, pump blank-off valves are cheap and leaky -- it's hard to sell a pump with a price high enough to warrant a high-quality ball valve.

    I've been able to hold...
  23. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    The Thermal is what I consider a 'basic' micron...

    The Thermal is what I consider a 'basic' micron gauge. It reads pressure and nothing else. If that is all you need, the ÁBluVac is fine.

    Going up the line simply adds productivity features that...
  24. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    So sorry. I missed that one. I'll reply with my...

    So sorry. I missed that one. I'll reply with my contact info and we can talk.
  25. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    Yes. And he/you can contact me on this forum or...

    Yes. And he/you can contact me on this forum or at accutools.com for assistance.
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    Hi, valdelocc. I am the owner of Core...

    Hi, valdelocc.

    I am the owner of Core Enterprises, Inc., and the designer and manufacturer of our AccuTools line of HVAC tools. As such, you may take my comments with a grain of salt. Normally,...
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    Hi, Raphael. Thanks for the comment on the...

    Hi, Raphael.

    Thanks for the comment on the ÁBluVac. If you contact me via accutools.com, we can help you get one in Brazil.

    There are dozens of threads here regarding all of your questions...
  28. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    The bouncing is likely caused by the shrader...

    The bouncing is likely caused by the shrader depressor in your coupler not properly depressing the core on the side port of your core tool (I am assuming you are using a core tool). Adjust the...
  29. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    The slow rise to Hi-P is due to captured...

    The slow rise to Hi-P is due to captured refrigerant gas in the sensor. This normally occurs when you recharge with the gauge attached, or at the end of an incomplete evacuation. Gently puffing...
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    Call me at my office Monday. Phone number is at...

    Call me at my office Monday. Phone number is at accutools.com.

    Edit: replied to wrong post. Sorry.
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    No.

    No.
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    If you were to evacuate through the low side...

    If you were to evacuate through the low side service port, and attach the gauge to the high side, the gauge should indicate the highest pressure in the system. If, for example, the gauge reads 500...
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    Yebbut two ÁBluVacs are still less expensive than...

    Yebbut two ÁBluVacs are still less expensive than many other micron gauges...
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    Looks good, BBeerme. Do you have any way to...

    Looks good, BBeerme.

    Do you have any way to confirm that the two gauges read similarly when attached closer together? Or, if you switch hi/low sides, do you get the same pressure differential in...
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    I can attest that's it's solid. Designed it...

    I can attest that's it's solid. Designed it myself.
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    Yes. The whole fixture is hand built. No, no...

    Yes. The whole fixture is hand built. No, no welds. Mostly 1/4 NPT with good teflon tape, and some rather expensive industrial vacuum fittings and valves.

    The manifold is one solid block of...
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    No. The photo makes everything look cluttered. ...

    No. The photo makes everything look cluttered. I just imagined a Waldo hiding in there somewhere.
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    That's the final test fixture in the production...

    That's the final test fixture in the production area for all my vacuum gauge products. I've done the final testing on every ÁBluVac built since we started production in January. I won't allow...
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    Just in case anyone wanted to see what a wild...

    Just in case anyone wanted to see what a wild animal looks like in its natural habitat:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=675401&d=1457534480
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Well, this is embarrassing! I just went over...

    Well, this is embarrassing!

    I just went over some of my ÁBluVac stock that was built in the last week. I discovered some of the top labels (the labels that say ÁBluVac) are partially detaching. ...
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    I should have said "faster than they expected." ...

    I should have said "faster than they expected." Me, I never had a doubt.

    Brutal honesty: I saw a need for a low-cost functional micron gauge for our industry. I intend to exploit the hell out...
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    We bag and freeze multiple gauges together here...

    We bag and freeze multiple gauges together here at the factory. Yes, no problem. Just note that the ÁBluVac calibration procedure is slightly different that the others.

    TTT is selling micros...
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    Early bird gets worm. PM shipping details. ...

    Early bird gets worm.

    PM shipping details. Name, physical address (no P.O. Box), and phone number. It'll ship out on Tuesday.

    Update me if you have any problems with it.

    Enjoy!
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    So, now I have this "defective" ÁBluVac in my...

    So, now I have this "defective" ÁBluVac in my hands that appears to be working perfectly under every test I throw at it.

    I can't sell it as new product. Since it may have a problem, I cannot ship...
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    Ok. I got your original ÁBluVac back today. The...

    Ok. I got your original ÁBluVac back today. The first thing I did is put batteries in and turn it on. It went right to Hi-P, as it is supposed to.

    I did the calibration check, and got CAL GOOD....
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    I haven't gotten your original unit in my hands...

    I haven't gotten your original unit in my hands yet, so I have no idea why it failed. The ÁBluVac is a new product -- and yours was the 81st production unit ever built. We've done extensive testing...
  48. Thread: UEI micron gauge

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    ORV, I'll support the gauge if you want me to....

    ORV,

    I'll support the gauge if you want me to. Give me a call at my office, the number is at the AccuTools.com website. Ask for JoeyD. I'll straighten things out for you.
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    I'd run the pump over night.

    I'd run the pump over night.
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    I certainly hope not! I am going to PM you my...

    I certainly hope not! I am going to PM you my cell #. I need to figure out what you are seeing.

    Thanks.
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