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    OK, good update. I watched this over a year ago....

    OK, good update. I watched this over a year ago.
    Im not surprised they did see the video and act, as they are expensive and claim to be a brand leader.
    Sometimes the best makes are not the best...
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    Found it. ...

    Found it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfiR79rd0Og
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    Johnson H10 Leak detector.

    Gents,
    I have not got the Bacharach-Johnson manual and need to get one. My fault for procrastinating now I need to use it.:gah:
    Any tips on calibrating and using the H10 detector? I have a leak and...
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    There is a great clip on You tube where the guys...

    There is a great clip on You tube where the guys compare the appion with a cheaper model, The appion was not good at releasing the valve. I cannot remember the clip, but search is pressty good.
    The...
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    This was not brand new, but no evidence of ever...

    This was not brand new, but no evidence of ever being used.
    Yes I have read through the manual and eventually relised the vial was missing.
    Everything else in tact and as stated, looks brand new....
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    looks like you obviously missed the part I asked...

    looks like you obviously missed the part I asked a few days ago, is it resealable?
    Having never seen one, I needed to ask.
    At last I have that one answered

    I wish I knew everything and no need...
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    Is r11 or r22 standard? My work is mostly on...

    Is r11 or r22 standard?
    My work is mostly on 410a, so is that an issue?
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    Thanks bud, but I must be missing something for...

    Thanks bud, but I must be missing something for sure. Or am I?
    Thanks very much!
    The Jonston one is $58 (that was the cheapest) so wondering what I've missed. Maybe size, quantity, contents?
    If...
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    OK I shall try and work that one out.:confused:

    OK I shall try and work that one out.:confused:
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    Cheers Doug, but is that a trade secret?

    Cheers Doug, but is that a trade secret?
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    Johnson H10 P leaking vial.

    Bought a LD but has no vial for calibration.
    Are these vials easy to buy or order?
    If so, what do they cost?

    Any feedback or tips on use would be appreciated.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk...
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    Can you give me the zip or area please? I need...

    Can you give me the zip or area please?
    I need to ask my buddy that lives in DFW to go pick some up for me.
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    Nylog in DFW area?

    Anyone know where Nylog is available over the counter in DFW area in Tx.... please?
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    Mark, No, not all fittings are 5/16", only the...

    Mark,
    No, not all fittings are 5/16", only the access connection on most mini splits.
    This is no big problem, I just hoped to prevent doubling up on x-overs on the vac side.
    In hindsight I could...
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    Thanks guys. I already have the RYJ 1/2" hose...

    Thanks guys.
    I already have the RYJ 1/2" hose with 3/8" conn. Maybe I should have chosen it with 1/4" instead of 3/8".
    Already have the RYJ 5/16" core tool that has 5/16" conns only. Strange why...
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    3/8" x 5/16" vac hose fitting.

    Does anyone know if a 3/8" male x 5/16" fem coupler is available?

    I would like to have one fitting instead of making up two from my 1/2" vac hose with 3/8" fem conn to the mini split 5/16" core...
  17. Thread: Testo 557.

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    Thanks Jim, it was you that raised this concern...

    Thanks Jim, it was you that raised this concern to me last year. It has been a concern and without reading anything on the subject, I wanted to post and ask.
    Going to locate a couple of decent clips...
  18. Thread: Testo 557.

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    Good view, but with the uncertainty I think it's...

    Good view, but with the uncertainty I think it's something to take precaution with.
    What about a cable and two crock-clips, one to the manifold and the other to the A/C unit?
    I guess that would...
  19. Thread: Testo 557.

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    Testo 557.

    Guys,
    I am a bit para about static damage to my gauges and would like to hear what people do to prevent it.
    Is a grounding cable from gauge to the A/C unit common practice?
    I believe with the...
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    Thanks hvacrmedic, good reply and advice.

    Thanks hvacrmedic, good reply and advice.
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    Neat tool. Is that 36" probe the only option?

    Neat tool.
    Is that 36" probe the only option?
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    Apogies for bumping this, only other choice was a...

    Apogies for bumping this, only other choice was a new thread which might not be appreciated.
    Any feedback on the below?

    [B]"Just one last question. I have a RJY Super evac and supplied with its...
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    Thanks a lot for all the feedback, it has helped...

    Thanks a lot for all the feedback, it has helped give me some good guidlines of what people do.

    Just one last question. I have a RJY Super evac and supplied with its own oil.
    Is it OK to use any...
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    Thanks, I guess its what I e`xpected to hear....

    Thanks, I guess its what I e`xpected to hear. Basically use your common sense. Better stock up then!
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    Vacuum pump oil.

    Would like to hear how often guys change the vacuum pump oil?
    RYJ advise after every evacuation, but seems like that is a CYA from them for warranty issues.
    In reality, what giudes are used when to...
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    Got the H10

    Got one, Jonson RLD-H10 PM.
    Am I correct that the Bacharach and Yoko are the same?
    Look identical and hard to believe they are different, just the branding.
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    OK, I appreciate all the time taken with...

    OK, I appreciate all the time taken with feedback.
    My gut feeling is always to never skimp unless I get good advise on 'Good value' tools, never to be confused wuth "Cheap".
    I am going to bide my...
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    Yes, thanks other people have said the same. I...

    Yes, thanks other people have said the same.
    I have checked the item and it is clearly branded by at least three different company names, but same item.
    It isnt cheap and maybe too much for my...
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    What technology?

    Checked more, plus the SLR2 and see they have a new one out, SLR8.
    Be good to have some views on what type is prefered.
    Heated diode seems good.
    Infared seems good but limited.
    UV appears best,...
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    Totally agree, I never make decisions without my...

    Totally agree, I never make decisions without my own research but its good to get some pointers at recommended products.
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    Thanks for the replies. These are good items, but...

    Thanks for the replies. These are good items, but looking at something not as expensive.
    Realise you get what you pay for, but mainly looking for something cheaper and accept it will be limited. ...
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    Leak detectors.

    Would like to get a leak detector, but there seems so many and so different it's confusing.
    I think it will be a good addition to save time.
    Who has a favourite they use all the time?
    Any feedback...
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    I want a 220v 50Hz capability and the YJ and...

    I want a 220v 50Hz capability and the YJ and Cooltech give that.
    So far your feedback has nothing negative about the Cooltech and it is $300 less.
    Yep, no brainer, but I just like RYJ as its so...
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    Cooltech or RYJ Vac-pump?

    Big YJ fan, but looking for someone to persuade me Cooltech is fine.
    Going for a 6cuft Vacuum pump and set on the YJ which I know will be good, but can get the Cooltech a bunch cheaper, or is that...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the feedback. I bought the RYJ for $200, so thought it was a good deal. Just hope thats not a ricket...... (English term for a mistake)
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    I only shop in the US for tools and bought my...

    I only shop in the US for tools and bought my Testo 557s two months ago I paid $445 for the cased kit set with clamps.
    The UK and Europe is way to expensive, but shopping for decent equipment in...
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    Yellow jacket 69075 Vac-gauge.

    Guys,
    For pure simplicity I had decided to by the Blue-vac gauge as it had rave reviews and just $151.
    Is the RYJ 69075 overkill, or any views on whether this is better than the BV ignoring price?...
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    Can you explain a little more on how you find the...

    Can you explain a little more on how you find the YJ, pro's n con's.
    Does the Ridgid you mention the ratchet and does it have a clutch or torque release?
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    Cheers.

    Actually the Rigid was the one of three choices, also lfetime warranty. Just wish they came in a small case.
    I like the system, but found Ritchie YJ has a quality about it's equipment so thought I...
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    Ritchie 60278 flaring tool.

    Anyone have an opinion on how good or bad this tool is?
    I like the clutch type CPS, but would like to know if the YJ is at least as good as a clutch type.
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    Good links.

    All the replies were helpful, so thanks guys.
    This CPS is the one I had been using. as stated in another reply, these are awkward to use at times but do the job well.
    I am sold on the eccentric...
  42. Thread: Flaring tool.

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    Flaring tool.

    I'm looking to get a new flaring tool. Been using the eccentric type with torque ratchet wich is good.
    I see Ridgid make one that looks good with life time warranty, but no case.
    Make one with...
  43. As a contributing comment only, I would consider...

    As a contributing comment only, I would consider annealing the tube end before this operation.
    In my area there are so many different suppliers of copper and if a good quality one (usually cheaper)...
  44. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    It would be good eddie if anybody that uses the...

    It would be good eddie if anybody that uses the 557/570 along with a stand alone vac-gauge could contribute.
    Your statement may be tongue in cheek, but that is exactlty what Testo's spec sheet says....
  45. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    OK, I will go for the BluVac lite. Just waiting...

    OK, I will go for the BluVac lite. Just waiting for Jim from Trutech to get back to me.
  46. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    I'm getting a Testo anyway. Just deciding on...

    I'm getting a Testo anyway. Just deciding on which vacuum gauge.
    The fieldpiece look good value at $126.
  47. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    Sent an e-mail to JLB via the but no reply :-(

    Sent an e-mail to JLB via the but no reply :-(
  48. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    JLB, I have checked your website and must say a...

    JLB,
    I have checked your website and must say a lot of thought and care has been made.
    Very good tips and areas to be concerned with, prices very competative.
    I shall look to contact you for my...
  49. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    Thanks guys. On the 557 what is the range on the...

    Thanks guys.
    On the 557 what is the range on the gauge?
  50. Thread: Testo gauges.

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    Testo gauges.

    Looking to buy Testo 550 or 557.
    Info isn't clear online the ability of these to read vacuum. Wondering if anyone uses this feature alone to evacuate instead of a stand alone vacuum gauge?
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