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    Remember, danielthechskid, the BluVac/Evac II's...

    Remember, danielthechskid, the BluVac/Evac II's accuracy is spec'd as +/- (5% + 5 microns). Assuming your eVac II is working properly, a zero on the display can mean any pressure up to 5 microns.
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  2. I generally don't comment, positive or negative,...

    I generally don't comment, positive or negative, wrt other companies' products. I am sure there are others here who would be willing to offer an opinion.



    I invented the Heated Pentode...
  3. Evac I & II, yes. Accuprobe, no.

    Evac I & II, yes. Accuprobe, no.
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    I'd be happy to repair or replace them, as...

    I'd be happy to repair or replace them, as necessary, if you drop them in the mail to me. Contact me (number is on the Accutools.com website) to arrange it.
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    The H10PM was the reference design I compared...

    The H10PM was the reference design I compared against while developing the ZX-1 many, many years ago. The original ZX-1's were at least as good, if not better than, the H10. TIF may have lost some...
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    Thanks, Greg. Social networking is a...

    Thanks, Greg.

    Social networking is a double-edged sword. Sometimes I feel like I'm airing my dirty laundry in public, but it's worth it. Getting up-to-the-minute feedback helps greatly to...
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    Let me know. I'll fix 'em for ya...

    Let me know. I'll fix 'em for ya...
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    Yes. Include your name, return shipping address,...

    Yes. Include your name, return shipping address, phone number, and email address, please.
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    I am sorry you are disappointed in our scale,...

    I am sorry you are disappointed in our scale, Anthony. The DS-220R has a great track record going back to 2005. I've got 20 to 30 thousand of them in the field and get back, maybe 1 per month for...
  10. Thread: Bluvac

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    Never tested it. We recommend isopropyl...

    Never tested it. We recommend isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
  11. Thread: Bluvac

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    A customer called me, insisting that his BluVac...

    A customer called me, insisting that his BluVac would always read Hi-P, even under a confirmed vacuum. I spent a half hour on the phone trying to work out the problem. No matter what we tried, the...
  12. Thread: Bluvac

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    Anything from 70% to anhydrous will work fine.

    Anything from 70% to anhydrous will work fine.
  13. Thread: Bluvac

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    No! For the simple reason that I have not tested...

    No! For the simple reason that I have not tested any solvent except for isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol for cleaning -- and alcohol works 100% of the time.

    Here is the procedure that I use here at...
  14. Thread: Bluvac

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    Hey, Guys. Sorry I did not check in this weekend...

    Hey, Guys. Sorry I did not check in this weekend -- it's back to school today and we had a bunch of stuff to do to get my 7 y.o ready (in addition to the last pool party of the summer for her and...
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    IIRC, the 9010A requires an exactly 25.000kg...

    IIRC, the 9010A requires an exactly 25.000kg reference weight to calibrate. The procedure is something like this:

    1. Unload the platform.
    2. Turn the power on.
    3. Quickly press the units key at...
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    I'm a phone call away if you need any help...

    I'm a phone call away if you need any help...
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    It is my impression that TruTech has stock on...

    It is my impression that TruTech has stock on both BluVacs and LTEs. I am checking to make sure.

    FYI, I will support any BluVac gauge, whether it be Accutools, Y/J, or UEI.
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    If you suspect there may be an issue with your...

    If you suspect there may be an issue with your BluVac, give me a call and I'll try to help you. The number is on the Accutools.com website.
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    Please see this post...

    Please see this post. If you believe the motion is excessive, or if you notice unstable readings, contact me and I will repair it for you.
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    Your gauge is not operating correctly. Please...

    Your gauge is not operating correctly. Please contact me (contact info is at Accutools.com) and I will help you to resolve the problem.
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    I am glad you got a replacement quickly. Was...

    I am glad you got a replacement quickly. Was that through me or TruTech?

    In any case, if you have any further problems, please feel free to contact me directly.
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    I'd be happy to check out your gauge for you and...

    I'd be happy to check out your gauge for you and repair it if necessary. Call me. The number is at AccuTools.com.
  23. I'd say that BluVac looks defective. Contact me...

    I'd say that BluVac looks defective. Contact me so I can repair it for you. The number is on our website at Accutools.com.
  24. Please refer to this post...

    Please refer to this post.
  25. Please refer to this post...

    Please refer to this post.
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    Your kind words are much appreciated, Tostaos.

    Your kind words are much appreciated, Tostaos.
  27. To be perfectly clear, I have no issue with...

    To be perfectly clear, I have no issue with anyone using small amounts of Nylog on the exterior of the flare, though my testing has shown that as long as the hose/coupler gaskets are clean and in...
  28. There are lots of "good" ways to get oil into a...

    There are lots of "good" ways to get oil into a vacuum gauge sensor :).

    Luckily, the BluVac will tell you if it happens, and the sensor is easy to clean.

    Attaching your gauge directly to the...
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    Don't be too hard on them. They more often than...

    Don't be too hard on them. They more often than not have excellent customer service.
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    They didn't bring it up to me. If they had, I...

    They didn't bring it up to me. If they had, I would have told them the same thing.
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    No. The boot has the top hole covered so that...

    No. The boot has the top hole covered so that the BluVac is "sealed" for those who do not use a hook. Simply cutting off the cap with an x-acto allows the hook to be used with the boot in place.
    ...
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    Tastaos, Call me, and I'll arrange repair for...

    Tastaos,

    Call me, and I'll arrange repair for you. The number is at accutools.com.
  33. Dachipsta, I am out of the office until Friday. ...

    Dachipsta, I am out of the office until Friday. If you are still having problems then, can you please call me at my office and I can help you work through them. The number is on the website at...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
  35. Thread: Accutools Scale

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    What kind of features do you need?

    What kind of features do you need?
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    At the time, me too. In those days, resources...

    At the time, me too.

    In those days, resources were limited...
  37. Thread: Accutools Scale

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    Unless I am mistaken, there is not another 100kg...

    Unless I am mistaken, there is not another 100kg (220 Lb.) scale with 2g (0.1oz) resolution.

    The DS220R gives you:

    High capacity (100kg/220 Lbs.)
    High resolution (2g/0.1oz)
    High accuracy...
  38. Thread: Accutools Scale

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    The solenoid valve in the CM500 is latching. ...

    The solenoid valve in the CM500 is latching. Otherwise 4 'AA' batteries would not be nearly sufficient.

    The operation of the valve is tested at 500 PSI for both open and close during...
  39. Thread: Accutools Scale

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    All of them were good for their time -- or at...

    All of them were good for their time -- or at least as good as I could make them given what I had to work with. And yes, those were my younger days.

    The worst scale to come out of TIF was the...
  40. Thread: Accutools Scale

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    If you guys are referring to any one of the...

    If you guys are referring to any one of the following:

    TIF9010A
    TIF9020A
    ADS-100
    TIF9025
    TIF9050
    TIF9075

    I'll give you one guess as to who designed them...
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    For the BluVac, you'll probably need to go...

    For the BluVac, you'll probably need to go through TruTechTools. The others can be found nearly anywhere.

    I've not heard any complaints regarding Y/J or UEI. I will support my tools, regardless...
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    The BluVac is designed to withstand...

    The BluVac is designed to withstand hand-tightening of a female flare connector with a rubber o-ring/washer. Excessive tightening is not necessary, and can cause play to occur between the sensor...
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    I assume you intended to type their or our, yes?

    I assume you intended to type their or our, yes?
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    We specify battery life on the BluVac products as...

    We specify battery life on the BluVac products as "up to 300 hours", though your mileage will vary depending on how, and under what conditions, you use it. Since you asked, I have no problem...
  45. Thread: Accutools

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    Achieving an absolute 0.0 micron/sec rate of rise...

    Achieving an absolute 0.0 micron/sec rate of rise of pressure is possible, but generally unnecessary and likely a waste of your valuable time. Remember that some of the rise you may see is simply...
  46. Thread: Accutools

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    Thank you all for the comments.

    Thank you all for the comments.
  47. Thread: vacum setup

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    Very nice! Time for a beer? :cheers:

    Very nice! Time for a beer? :cheers:
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    I hesitate to elaborate on the BluVac tech here...

    I hesitate to elaborate on the BluVac tech here (on this thread), as I don't wish to be perceived as promoting my products, beating up competitors, or hijacking threads. I am happy to answer all...
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    FYI: BluVac has been issued patent number...

    FYI:

    BluVac has been issued patent number 8,504,313.

    At least one other patent is pending.

    There is no legal requirement to publicize patent numbers, but our literature will reflect them in...
  50. But when you get to the job site and you realize...

    But when you get to the job site and you realize your rechargeable is dead, or the battery no longer holds a charge, you'll regret not being able to skip down to the corner 7-11 to get a fresh one.
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