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    I'll send you some bare sensors so that we don't...

    I'll send you some bare sensors so that we don't need to destroy actual BluVacs.
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    All 4 are active products. In order of...

    All 4 are active products. In order of increasing price and functionality:

    ÁBluVac, BluVac LTE, BluVac, BluVac Professional.

    The specs can be viewed at...
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    Yes. I am not suggesting anyone do this. The...

    Yes. I am not suggesting anyone do this. The reason I haven't tested up to 1,000 psi is because I am not equipped to do it safely.
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    Let's be clear: The BluVacs will withstand...

    Let's be clear: The BluVacs will withstand pressure in excess of 500psi continuously without any degradation of performance. Some others will self-destruct at pressures just in excess of ATM, or if...
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    Let me elaborate a little bit: Gas pressure is...

    Let me elaborate a little bit:

    Gas pressure is a funny thing: it is relatively easy to measure in a large variety of different ways. The problem is measuring a large range of gas pressures...
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    Oh, and you shouldn't be breaking your vacuum...

    Oh, and you shouldn't be breaking your vacuum with nitrogen, unless you intend to evacuate again (or you are doing something other than HVAC). Half the purpose of evacuation, as I am sure you are...
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    Unfortunately, this is impossible with my...

    Unfortunately, this is impossible with my existing technology. I'd have to increase the cost dramatically. How much is it worth to you?
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    Since it is dead in the middle of winter, I know...

    Since it is dead in the middle of winter, I know some of you may be working at very low temperatures, possibly below freezing. As a reminder, all BluVacs will work at least down to 10F (-12C), *BUT*...
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    I've found that, in some circumstances, the...

    I've found that, in some circumstances, the schrader can provide enough of a restriction to cause a significant difference in pressure across the valve. This is mostly apparent at very deep vacuum,...
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    Yes. I've gotten many a call on this. The...

    Yes. I've gotten many a call on this.

    The issue has mainly been Yellow Jacket couplers on Appion core tools. The schrader in the core tool seems not to be adequately depressed by the depressor in...
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    A quick note regarding Nylog: It is not...

    A quick note regarding Nylog:

    It is not required with the supplied coupler. These are tested below 10 microns with no leaks. Nylog will just make a sticky mess of your ÁBluVac with no benefit --...
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    Is that good or bad?

    Is that good or bad?
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    Would you mind terribly posting a picture of the...

    Would you mind terribly posting a picture of the pouch on your belt? In retrospect, I realized that I did not include any images of the pouch/coupler/packaging in any of my online literature.
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    Here's an image just prior to adding the back...

    Here's an image just prior to adding the back cover:

    http://www.accutools.com/images/public/uBluVac%20Assy%202.jpg
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    Yes. There is not enough depth to support...

    Yes. There is not enough depth to support self-tapping screws reliably.

    Those inserts are molded in the plastic. They are quite strong.
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    Here's an image of the parts used in construction...

    Here's an image of the parts used in construction of the ÁBluVac for those interested.

    A large part of the low cost is realized with few parts and simple construction.

    There is only one PCB. I...
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    You have the distinction of being my first paid...

    You have the distinction of being my first paid customer. Thanks, dcx516.

    I'm always available for tech support, either here, through my website, or over the phone.
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    Fedex, I believe.

    Fedex, I believe.
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    Excellent! Actually, a small pill bottle with...

    Excellent! Actually, a small pill bottle with extra cores and a few caps might come in handy.
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    Or a wad of Copenhagen, I suppose.

    Or a wad of Copenhagen, I suppose.
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    I will point out the first problem I have found:...

    I will point out the first problem I have found:

    The supplied pouch has three internal pockets: one each for the gauge, coupler, and instructions.

    The coupler pocket is deep -- deeper than the...
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    All evaluation units will have been shipped out...

    All evaluation units will have been shipped out by tomorrow (Monday). Here is a list of participants:

    shellkamp, glw1982, dave77, damid1, Timber, 270wsm, northeastbeast, ramboskie, lytning,...
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    No. It is a basic micron gauge -- reads microns,...

    No. It is a basic micron gauge -- reads microns, mmHg, Pa, and mBar -- and it just works.
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    Quick FYI: The ÁBluVacs for evaluation will be...

    Quick FYI:

    The ÁBluVacs for evaluation will be going out next week.

    Thanks to everyone!

    :cheers:
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    And, your graphics are awesome.

    And, your graphics are awesome.
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    You haven't told me how many BluVacs you want to...

    You haven't told me how many BluVacs you want to buy.

    But, yes, it was nice to see you too.
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    Having a great time at the show in Orlando. The...

    Having a great time at the show in Orlando. The turn out has been awesome, and the new micros are generating a lot of interest.

    Only gunslinger has shown up to say hi. I appreciate the nice words...
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    Were they BluVacs? If so, I'd like to know why...

    Were they BluVacs? If so, I'd like to know why you didn't trust them. And, I would have given you over the phone support to either convince you they were working, or fix them if they weren't.

    The...
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    As soon as I have a Canadian distributor/reseller...

    As soon as I have a Canadian distributor/reseller lined up for the ÁBluVac, I'll post it here.

    You can also call us at our office (contact info on website) and we will see what we can do for you.
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    I guess I caught them off guard with my post...

    I guess I caught them off guard with my post earlier in the week...their page wasn't ready yet, and they are still making adjustments:

    http://www.trutechtools.com/A10673
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    Currently, they are only available for order...

    Currently, they are only available for order through TruTechTools -- and will not be in stock till next week.
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    Thank,Brian -- but the quota is filled.

    Thank,Brian -- but the quota is filled.
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    Here are some photos I took of 5 production...

    Here are some photos I took of 5 production ÁBluVacs on my test fixture. I am sorry for the picture quality -- this is from my phone in low lighting, and then resized. The displays, in person, look...
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    My most humble apologies! Those messages go to a...

    My most humble apologies! Those messages go to a few different email accounts -- including mine. I'm surprised you didn't get a response.

    FYI, your message just popped up in my email. I'll call...
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    I certainly hope so! We are just firming up our...

    I certainly hope so! We are just firming up our US distribution now. If you can't order directly from TTT, gimme a call at my office and I'll see what I can do for you.

    Are you an educator? We...
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    Thanks, all. If wptski accepts, that'll be 15....

    Thanks, all.

    If wptski accepts, that'll be 15. I appreciate the interest!
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    I'd happily include you, if you wish.

    I'd happily include you, if you wish.
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    I still have slots left. Send PM.

    I still have slots left. Send PM.
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    FYI, we ship fedex. I need a physical address...

    FYI, we ship fedex. I need a physical address and phone number in your PM, please.
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    Here are the specs from our website...

    Here are the specs from our website:

    Range: 0 ľ 25,000 Microns (3330 Pa, 33.3 mBar, 25 mmHg)

    Vacuum Accuracy: ▒5% of Reading ▒ 5 Microns

    Vacuum Resolution: 1 Micron at less than 1000...
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    Guys, thanks for the votes of confidence! ...

    Guys, thanks for the votes of confidence!

    Choclair, kangaroogod, BALloyd, lytning, Timber, glw1982, and 270wsm:

    PM me with your contact details and shipping address. I'll get a ÁBluVac out to...
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    New ÁBluVac ("Micro BluVac") Micron Gauge

    Hey, Guys.

    Just a quick note to let you all know that we are introducing a new micron gauge, the AccuTools ÁBluVac (pronounced "Micro BluVac").

    Using the same patented technology as all our...
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    Use the contact form at the AccuTools.com web...

    Use the contact form at the AccuTools.com web site, or call me at the number on the site (I'll be in and out of the office Mon thru Wed -- leave a message if no one picks up). If there is a problem...
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    The instructions are highly conservative. Like I...

    The instructions are highly conservative. Like I said, we rarely get requests for replacement sensors.

    I'd consider normal use to be a couple of hours a day or less (hopefully, you don't spend...
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    At retail, a replacement sensor should cost you...

    At retail, a replacement sensor should cost you around $25. Honestly, we do not ship many replacement sensors...they are highly reliable and rarely fail.
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    oops. No, they still make them at Robinair.

    oops. No, they still make them at Robinair.
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    The 8900 was developed in 2000. I don't remember...

    The 8900 was developed in 2000. I don't remember if production of the 8800A ceased at the same time.
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    The supplies sensor will likely last you years. ...

    The supplies sensor will likely last you years.

    I'll check back at the office on Monday for our current sensor pricing.
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    Our AccuTools eL-320 will detect less than 50 ppm...

    Our AccuTools eL-320 will detect less than 50 ppm and runs on a couple of 'AA' batteries. Fully automatic, one button operation, and low cost. I've got a bunch in the field and no angry customers....
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