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    iceman is correct, Sometimes the sensor has a...

    iceman is correct,

    Sometimes the sensor has a leak inside its plastic housing body.
    Usually at the top where the wires come out of the actual sensor body.
    You will need to disassemble it and...
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    Its a very good vacuum pump. One of our very best...

    Its a very good vacuum pump. One of our very best products and has an excellent well earned reputation throughout Europe.
    With the right hose set-up and vacuum rated CRT, you are done in time to...
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    637841Exactly as Hearthman stated, There is...

    637841Exactly as Hearthman stated,
    There is no,"standard" for vacuum rated.
    It is a marketing term as you say.
    However, what it implies is, it wont leak under negative pressure.

    Nearly all...
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    Good stuff guys thanks. The issue with...

    Good stuff guys thanks.

    The issue with manufacturing large I.D. vacuum hoses is the fittings to get them down to 1/4" SAE.
    Just looking at the creative braising out there proves the point.
    Its...
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    Copper quality has a lot to do with it. I...

    Copper quality has a lot to do with it.

    I doing tests on our newish hydraulic swaging tool I would get some copper that splits and other copper samples would not.
    Of course smaller diameter...
  6. Wussified, .... yes When comparing the average...

    Wussified, .... yes
    When comparing the average 18yo in 1970's compared to the average 18yo anytime after 2000.....

    You should see how totally wussified the whole of Europe is especially in the...
  7. Yep, there are many good and bad grades of...

    Yep, there are many good and bad grades of Thermocouples and Thermistors.
    Maybe you are right, the use of cheap or un-isolated thermocouples have given them a questionable reputation.
    Maybe its...
  8. How do you mean? "With the exception if...

    How do you mean? "With the exception if Fieldpiece those others running K type are either recalled or just a blip on the radar."
    On that list Hilmor is the only digital manifold that is recalled. ...
  9. Well here is the way I see it on the digital...

    Well here is the way I see it on the digital manifolds: Data taken direct from each manufactures published data.
    You draw your own conclusions.

    CPS Thermistor +/- 0.36F (0.2C)...
  10. Hello Brent, thanks for the input. I agree a...

    Hello Brent, thanks for the input.

    I agree a coin cell battery would keep the stubby small, but it wont be enough juice to make it practical.
    The display will take too much power for that and...
  11. Thanks for the input jtrammel, Its easier to...

    Thanks for the input jtrammel,

    Its easier to source, test, manufacture and distribute single multi-use products.
    Especially if it is experimental.....

    The accuracy loss on a digital gauge with...
  12. Well, we always have stuff, "under development."

    Well, we always have stuff, "under development."
  13. I got a digital gauge but it is a Class 0.05%FS....

    I got a digital gauge but it is a Class 0.05%FS.
    It's made for gauge calibration as a certified reference standard.
    Every decent parts house should have one for all you working guys to regularly...
  14. Nice Iceman! We can do this. Seems only a...

    Nice Iceman!

    We can do this.
    Seems only a battery issue to me.....
    And pricing of course.
    I can make anything, but will it sell in enough numbers to warrant the time and effort?

    Add a...
  15. Thread: The irony

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    HVAC Vegas, No that is not weird at all. It...

    HVAC Vegas,

    No that is not weird at all.
    It is too expensive to manufacture every little bit of a finished product.
    If you need an electrical cable, you buy it from a cable manufacturing...
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    That is classic! " Yea Bob! That's exactly how...

    That is classic!

    " Yea Bob! That's exactly how it's drawn on the plans." LOL

    I know some early DFS systems used to have, "mixed phase" line-sets that had the liquid line ran inside the...
  17. Thread: The irony

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    Daikin is a Japanese company as Asian as it gets....

    Daikin is a Japanese company as Asian as it gets.
    With worldwide distribution rival or possibly better than Carrier Corp.

    Just ask how the changes are going down in Texas where they bought up...
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    Hello Lytning, Thank you. That's a new one...

    Hello Lytning,

    Thank you.
    That's a new one for me. May I ask,....
    If you valve off or cap off the vac pump input(s) and open the gas ballast valve, (assuming that you have one) that will draw...
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    Yes, I will try. Thanks for the props. Just...

    Yes, I will try. Thanks for the props.

    Just busy with work, family and travel.
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    Izadoka, hit the nail on the head. This is the...

    Izadoka, hit the nail on the head. This is the set-up to use. Although, there are many good Vac gauges out there not just Blu-Vac.
    Use vacuum rated hoses because your standard hoses are permeable....
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    Looking at your set-up. Is the analog vacuum...

    Looking at your set-up.

    Is the analog vacuum gauge hooked up on the red hose going to that header pipe?

    If so, your gauge is reading approx. 3Mb which is = to 2,250 Microns.
    You YJ vacuum...
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    594001594011 Hello Brian8383, Since you...

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    Hello Brian8383,

    Since you asked for my personal opinion..... Of course Digital manifolds are faster, generally more accurate, and give you the SH /SC info right up front....
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    I sure see a lot of Klein tools in those bags....

    I sure see a lot of Klein tools in those bags....
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    Try the REFCO Enviro-Duo Machine. It works.

    Try the REFCO Enviro-Duo Machine.
    It works.
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    Gentlemen, Analog manifolds are definitely not...

    Gentlemen,

    Analog manifolds are definitely not all the same.

    First off, you have different class types of gauge accuracy. Class 1.0, Class 1.6, Class 3/2/3 etc.... Be sure to have a minimum of...
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    Give them even more than two weeks. Try a month...

    Give them even more than two weeks. Try a month just to be more than fair, and it also gives you more time to get your finances in order & shop around for what you want to do.

    Best advice I can...
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    Hey Guys, I recommend you give a RL-4 or RL-8...

    Hey Guys,

    I recommend you give a RL-4 or RL-8 series vacuum pump a go.
    They will pull a vacuum down to 15 microns with fresh oil and a good quality digital vacuum gauge connected.
    Very light...
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    Hey Cold Joe, Good Advice, but I know...

    Hey Cold Joe,

    Good Advice, but I know Coca-Cola is currently in the process of changing their ENTIRE distribution chain to HC refrigerants.
    The US market will probably be last ironically enough....
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    Made in China by a company called Zensen. I do...

    Made in China by a company called Zensen.

    I do admit to liking the sturdy carry handle and the Hummer-ish looks though.
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    Hello, I still cannot post pictures for the...

    Hello,

    I still cannot post pictures for the Selfie blog....

    What am I doing wrong or is a setting on my profile?
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    GA-HVAC-Tech, Yes, I agree. Most DFS are...

    GA-HVAC-Tech,

    Yes, I agree. Most DFS are inherently more efficient than a ducted system, but except for the hidden ones, most Americans myself included would rather see a bar-style supply register...
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    Spot on! JPSmith. In the Parma,...

    Spot on! JPSmith.

    In the Parma, Petro-Chemical, and food production especially dairy, nearly all the welded / braised piping connections are first filled with a, "forming gas"
    of one type or...
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    Hello ECtoFix, Yea, they are Class 2A...

    Hello ECtoFix,
    Yea, they are Class 2A refrigerants here also.
    And yes, you are spot on. It must be used with new systems designed for R-32. Not as a drop in or replacement refrigerant.

    As an...
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    I second what JPSmith says. You can vent R-600...

    I second what JPSmith says.

    You can vent R-600 and R-290.
    Mostly, what I see in the field is a long hose connected to a valve running out through a window or doorway.

    However, Just so you know...
  35. Hey WPTSKI, Yea, some things are great, other...

    Hey WPTSKI,

    Yea, some things are great, other things.... not so much. It all seems to balance out in the end though.
    It just depends on what YOU think is important.
    I was talking to a...
  36. Figured it out. ...

    Figured it out.

    C:\Users\PowellS\Desktop\Calibratiion gauge.JPG



    C:\Users\PowellS\Desktop\RL-2 at 15.0 Microns.JPG
  37. Update. Iceman, On the first run it only...

    Update.

    Iceman,

    On the first run it only got to 19 microns.
    I switched the micron gauge because I know one of my test micron gauges leaks.
    Second run with the same RL-2 pump 35 L/Min....
  38. Hey Iceman, You are still on my list for field...

    Hey Iceman,

    You are still on my list for field testing.
    Yes, it will if you use the right and fresh oil and a good enough digital micron gauge.
    Running a test right now so I can feel 100%...
  39. Dachipsta, Good post. I have been trying to...

    Dachipsta,

    Good post.
    I have been trying to get the distribution channel to realize the value in having a class 0.05% calibration gauge at every parts house. (Not sure if the correct picture is...
  40. Man! What you all are saying is music to my ears....

    Man! What you all are saying is music to my ears.
    All I hear is, "your tools are too expensive." We are not ready for that. It wont sell in this or that country. blah blah, blah.
    There is hope. ...
  41. Well, I have spent some time in Saudi Arabia....

    Well,

    I have spent some time in Saudi Arabia. I certainly do not like their brand of social control however, one thing that they do right is punish crime.
    Steal something from a store and get...
  42. Thanks for the kind reply Jmac, I will attack...

    Thanks for the kind reply Jmac,

    I will attack one issue at a time.

    Yes, the family structure.... lets not forget why its there in the first place.. In the old days the men bred and moved on....
  43. Not quite yet. maybe in 150 years. Eventually,...

    Not quite yet.
    maybe in 150 years.
    Eventually, if science gets a free reign to experiment with humans. We will have genetically enhanced humans specifically born and bred for a purpose.
    This is...
  44. GT1980, In part I agree with your sentiment....

    GT1980,

    In part I agree with your sentiment. If a person is a lazy bum, then they will be very unlikely to change. Educated or not.
    But I think you may be missing my greater point. Possibly I...
  45. Tool Slinger, In 1932 a book was written about...

    Tool Slinger,

    In 1932 a book was written about this by Aldous Huxley.

    Brave New World.
    It's worth a read.
  46. Hello Jmac, In my humble opinion, the solution...

    Hello Jmac,

    In my humble opinion, the solution to crime and criminal activity is education. Please refer to my first point. If the mass public is educated, they can work. If they are working they...
  47. I feel compelled to jump in on this one. Just...

    I feel compelled to jump in on this one. Just trying to add constructive solutions rather than debate the cause of the problems.

    With regards to public education, I believe the solution dear...
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    Craig & Junkhound, Please see the attached. I...

    Craig & Junkhound,

    Please see the attached. I was in a rush yesterday to get out of the office. This is what I really wanted to post for you.
    Honeywell is in the mist of a marketing war to push...
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    Hello Junkhound, Yes, they are definitely...

    Hello Junkhound,

    Yes, they are definitely talking about R-1234yf.
    I read just today(ACR News August 2013) that France in now allowing the (Mercedes)cars in it. The EU is in a bit of a pickle....
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    Hello iceman, I'm am not sure if your comment...

    Hello iceman,

    I'm am not sure if your comment is directed towards me. If so....

    Not a lot to say. Mark pretty well summed it up. We have a couple of minor issues we are diligently working on...
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