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  1. I bought both the packrat and the jobox storall...

    I bought both the packrat and the jobox storall units and can say that the jobox storall (all single drawer units) are built much more sturdy. Only problem I had is that I got 3 slightly defective...
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    Consumer Affairs "ratings", Watch out for

    To all that all or base a decision on consumer affairs ratings beware that almost the only time people post their experience with their "brand unit/product" it's always a negative rating. This is...
  3. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    I understand how you connect it. I wish the tez8...

    I understand how you connect it. I wish the tez8 had a blank off valve. I hook the micron to the valve core tool with a small 1/4" yj ball valve to isolate it. It also keeps t g e micron gauge as...
  4. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    Don you use the megaflow manifold? I've had the...

    Don you use the megaflow manifold? I've had the megaflow kit with the 1/2 hose, valve core removers, short 1/2 hose, ect for the past two years. I just hook the (2) 1/2 hoses to my JB platinum...
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    Their was a proposed code change which eliminated...

    Their was a proposed code change which eliminated installing ducts and equipment from.being in unconditional air space 3 years ago but it never got passed.....some of us have tried...perhaps...
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    It people may be crazy to think of use devices...

    It people may be crazy to think of use devices such as the reme halo, but if govts, military and hospitals use them I doubt they are truely that terrible for you. No worst then current indoor air...
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    I'll pay $600 plus for an a heavy duty model!

    I'll pay $600 plus for an a heavy duty model!
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    I've made the same mistake a few times as well....

    I've made the same mistake a few times as well. I've also had the ak900s fall
    And rip the sensor connector out of the faceplates along with break the wires...I'm much better at soldering small...
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    I wish I could have vacation time in the summer...

    I wish I could have vacation time in the summer months..😔....stupid employee handbook rules! I must have missed that while reading it!
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    I've got three a the moment myself...and...

    I've got three a the moment myself...and thermistor clamp sensors too. Hard to work with out them

    Code: hvactalk (7% off)
    You can get the uei ak900s for $327 shipped. Great deal
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    Appion Vacuum Manifold with DRSA mounted?

    Has anone mounted a ak900 to the Appion vacuum manifold? I'm getting the manifold to streamline my evacuation process and eliminate the 1/4" ,3", hoses with ball valves. It would be great to have a...
  12. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    What exactly was wrong with them?

    What exactly was wrong with them?
  13. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    Is the tezom oil better to use in all vacuum...

    Is the tezom oil better to use in all vacuum pumps? Like my JB platinum? I've been using 3/8 hoses for years on my jb pump, 2 short 3" 1/4 pig tails with ball valves, and core removers and I can...
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    My email went through. Did you see d it to...

    My email went through. Did you see d it to support@digi-cool.com?
  15. Thread: Appion TEZ8

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    Appion TEZ8

    Is the Appion TEZ8 worth the cost? It seems like it works well but I'm not sure about durability and actual evacuation rate. Any input from owners of the TEZ8? I've been happy with my JB Platinum...
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    Are the good year hoses digicool sells any better...

    Are the good year hoses digicool sells any better than.yellow jacket, JB, NRP, ect...?
    http://digi-cool.com/category/good-year-hoses
  17. I watched another ",HVAC Sting" and the qualified...

    I watched another ",HVAC Sting" and the qualified as professionals did a horrendous job of checking a old furnace. Not one of them did a combustion analysis, check temp rise, check the blower...
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    Wasn't calling you an old timer! Stuff the older...

    Wasn't calling you an old timer! Stuff the older generation can teach the newer techs can be extremely helpful. None of the things they do would not fly today because of energy conservation and...
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    This was the first thing I was told to do from an...

    This was the first thing I was told to do from an old timer. I'm glad that someone else has heard/done the samething too some don't look crazy!
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    Thanks for sharing. I knew something like this...

    Thanks for sharing. I knew something like this happened but didn't know the exact details.

    It always seems that these larger companies buy out/screw over the small guys that invent/produce...
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    +1, my 2007 ak900 transducers still work as well...

    +1, my 2007 ak900 transducers still work as well as the day o got them
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    Was this directed to me? If so, I indeed...

    Was this directed to me?
    If so, I indeed understand digicool does not have possession it because he has been trying to fix the issue with digicools advice. I would hate to have to ship the DRSA...
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    That's just what I wanted to hear. I have those...

    That's just what I wanted to hear. I have those same detectors too. How would you compare it to the dtek select?

    Any tricks to using it? I like jb vac pumps but never used any other of their ...
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    Are you sure about about that? They are pretty...

    Are you sure about about that? They are pretty generous to those who own their equipment. They understand tool cost for techs and the need to have them operating.

    What is the warranty on the...
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    We do put mastic over the foil tape but never...

    We do put mastic over the foil tape but never tried it on insulation. Do you think it would make things look like ish with mastic all over the insulation? I'm sure the mastic will definitely hold...
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    I ordered one because I got it for a steal. All...

    I ordered one because I got it for a steal. All the info I could dig up on it appears that it works very well. I was trying to decide between the TIFZX and the prowler. I might still get the TIFZX...
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    I would make sure that the transducer it...

    I would make sure that the transducer it connected properly to the board and you don't see any abnormalities on the board or transducer wire. If you have more than one ak900 plug another high side...
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    I can assure the squeegee tool is always used...

    I can assure the squeegee tool is always used when dealing duct insulating joint . They never use small pieces of tape which seem to be problematic. I picked up the iron use from a old timer, but...
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    Yes, FKS. Sorry, I got caught using lingo the...

    Yes, FKS. Sorry, I got caught using lingo the installers use for their supplies. They often confuse me such as when they call anti-short bushings for BX wire "RED DEVILS"...don't ask me why or how...
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    I do have plenty of the squeegee tools for foil...

    I do have plenty of the squeegee tools for foil and string tape applications. It seems that the glue doesn't adhere very well, or that the glue doesn't seem to be as tacky as the foil tape from what...
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    String tape secrets???

    Any secret tips on how to properly get string tape for duct insulation to adhere/bond well so I don't find it peeling back in the summer? I've heard of using a old iron when installing it but is...
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    JB Prowler Ld-5000 leak detector?

    Anyone have the JB prowler leak detector? It seems to have a pretty good sensitivity level. Just wanted to get any input from those who own one.
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    I would say perhaps it has something to do with...

    I would say perhaps it has something to do with the imanifold.....
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    My first set of Ak900a finally meet their fate...

    My first set of Ak900a finally meet their fate the beginning of this summer. I never had any issues what so ever except for the clamp sensors/thermistors and that is about it. They feel off...
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    He isn't kidding. A case would be useless and...

    He isn't kidding. A case would be useless and annoying if you use you gauges a lot. Just be mindful of the sensor connection to the manifold.

    I also use a YJ strainer accessory on the yellow...
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    +1 Use the Hvactalk coupon and they cost...

    +1

    Use the Hvactalk coupon and they cost 327.xx shipped
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    I do the exact same thing and also have an Xtra...

    I do the exact same thing and also have an Xtra set of sensors aND one energizer lithium 9V...oops this thread is old
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    You can get the uei ak900 with clamp sensor for...

    You can get the uei ak900 with clamp sensor for $330 shipped...worth every penny....I changed to a differnet manifold after while. I have a set with stock DC manifold and another with YJ 4 port...
  39. AK900 sensor input, and sensor ouput, connectors?

    Does anyone know what the connector on the ak900 is, part number, part name of connector? Perhaps both the male and female connectors that the ak900 uses? I need to do some repairs and like to also...
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    Dtek select and Fieldpiece SLR8 are my two most...

    Dtek select and Fieldpiece SLR8 are my two most used and the H10PM as my last resort. The slr8 is very sensitive to r410a and has found leaks the dtek could not find in a evaporator fin pack! I was...
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    +1

    +1
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    Mantooth....Sporlans are nice but the lack of a...

    Mantooth....Sporlans are nice but the lack of a Schrader port on the pressure sensors makes it difficult to adjust the charge with out adding a bunch of different fittings to allow you to adjust the...
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    I like to know If more people have had this...

    I like to know If more people have had this interference/temp fluctuation issue with their YJ DRSA? I just got a set for $620 to my door! I've used them only a handful of times and really like them...
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    I only use the lithium batts in my test...

    I only use the lithium batts in my test equipment. I keep the cheaper batteries for Tatars, remotes and other misc items customers might need batteries in. They wouldn't want to pay the mark up on...
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    I put moth balls in the condenser control...

    I put moth balls in the condenser control compartments to keep mice out. After the customers have to pay for wire repairs, capacitor and contractor replacements they will get/give me the moth balls...
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    The 9V energizer advanced lithium batteries I use...

    The 9V energizer advanced lithium batteries I use in my ak900 last the just about the entire summer with the use of the backlight. These advance lithium batteries I use in all my tools that use AA,...
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    I actually broke my negative wire lead off the...

    I actually broke my negative wire lead off the pcb today while changing the 9v battery because my backlight didn't come on. I guess I'll be doing some more soldering tonight...at least I hope that's...
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    I believe they also call them power chokes on the...

    I believe they also call them power chokes on the carrier inverters VNA's. Then again they also have power chokes on the large enough blower motors that are completely different. It does indeed ...
  49. Thread: Air flow issue

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    Definitely check the supply and return static...

    Definitely check the supply and return static separately, and the Evap coil pressure drop. You might also check the preasure drop of suspect duct fittings. You might find one or two fitting causing...
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    I also downloaded the refrigerant update file...

    I also downloaded the refrigerant update file 1.08 from the YJ site and updated that also.
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