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  1. I've had a set of offset ratcheting wrenches from...

    I've had a set of offset ratcheting wrenches from there for almost 5 years, had no problems.

    bought a set of craftsman, one broke (jammed) within 2 months of use.

    bought a gear wrench set,...
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    notice I said "correct" fittings. My aim was...

    notice I said "correct" fittings. My aim was more to discourage the use of plumbing fixture shut off valves, than to discourage making your own tree.
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    being a professional in this career field can be...

    being a professional in this career field can be expensive. there are some things you can save money on by building your own, others you can't. I'm sure you could build a vacuum tree using the...
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    there are a few companies that make "pelican"...

    there are a few companies that make "pelican" type cases, but are a bit more affordable. if you want durable, that type is the best route.
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    So, I like playing with anemometers as much as...

    So, I like playing with anemometers as much as the next guy, but what is the real usefulness? Without. A flow hood, it's just guessing really.
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    some manifolds can be rebuilt.

    some manifolds can be rebuilt.
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    I've had a 5 for a little over 4 years, compared...

    I've had a 5 for a little over 4 years, compared it to testos, etc. it's always been the same. originally they came with plastic ports that some people broke, and crappy rigid hose. they all have...
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    I got the 6 too. That pressure switch tester is...

    I got the 6 too. That pressure switch tester is awesome. Used it the other day to set a replacement (adjustable) press switch exactly where the old one opened/closed.
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    If they are cracked, replace them. Hoses are a...

    If they are cracked, replace them. Hoses are a wear item, they should be replaced. I change mine every year or two.
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    Poll: I'm torn on the idea. I see the original intent...

    I'm torn on the idea. I see the original intent of this area, but I'm not sure it adds value to the site. There are so few people(pros) really changing or inventing products that I just see this...
  11. Thread: Safety glasses

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    recently got some from fastenall I've been fairly...

    recently got some from fastenall I've been fairly pleased with, black rim, individually packaged.

    the problem I have is finding a pair that doesn't sit so close to your face that they fog up...
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    That's kinda what I meant. If you're in a plant...

    That's kinda what I meant. If you're in a plant and deal with that stuff regularly, you'll already have that covered. For most people 400 inrush is enough.

    I've been thinking of getting one for...
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    that's my only complaint about the FP SC series...

    that's my only complaint about the FP SC series meters. although, if you're constantly needing something to get over 400amps, you're into more specialty tools anyway.
  14. if you examine valve cores....replacements, ones...

    if you examine valve cores....replacements, ones that come with stems, and ones in units, there are slight variations in the size of the bead on the ends. some are pretty fat.
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    we've got a flammable storage warehouse that...

    we've got a flammable storage warehouse that practically takes an act of god to get a hot work permit in. I'd try these in it. (HP80)

    I don't know about the 700psi though, I'd be happier if they...
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    if you look real close, you can see they tied all...

    if you look real close, you can see they tied all the segments together, and pulled it up from the roof. the rope is actually holding it up.
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    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and...

    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and have never used it.

    if you're doing residential, get two of the 1/4's.
  18. Thread: bluvac

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    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.

    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.
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    There are companies that have remote control...

    There are companies that have remote control vehicles to inspect the interiors of piping etc. Might look into that, or try your own. Might run into trouble with radio controlled though.
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    notice his first attempt was painters tape.

    notice his first attempt was painters tape.
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    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left...

    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left the van for months. Got pretty much everything I need in the TP3.
  22. By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact...

    By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact voltage detector.
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    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on...

    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on it.
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    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for...

    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for under a year. The only problem I've had is that the 56 got a little funky after being rained on one day. After it dried out, it has been fine, that was...
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    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you...

    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you repair parts for your core tools.
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    :eek: wow......

    :eek:

    wow......
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    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much...

    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much everything (including millivolts), 57 is wireless, and will work with any of the heads when you buy the transmitter.

    For the price, FP, is best bang...
  28. I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant...

    I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant and vacuum pump oil because of the possible refrigerant content. Seem to remember hearing you shouldn't take it to places that recycle motor oil....
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    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One...

    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One rides in my go bag, and holds up well.
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    I've never really thought much about hilmor...

    I've never really thought much about hilmor tools, they always kinda felt cheap. they seem to be trying to remake their image though....

    I've had the fieldpeice dual temp meter for 4 or five...
  31. any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should...

    any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should do the trick. there are plenty of variations. some do it with a live circuit, some don't. I got a kit from grainger that puts a tracer on a live...
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    I've had the cheaper one from hobofreight for...

    I've had the cheaper one from hobofreight for about 3-4 years. it's not too bad for the money, but I don't use it alot either.
  33. Thread: Little close?

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    that's not too bad..... heard a story last...

    that's not too bad.....


    heard a story last week from a guy that used to work in the mines. he said they used to connect their welding equipment to the 480volt supply lines with a 2x4 and some...
  34. get some pitot tubes too.

    get some pitot tubes too.
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    is it a rose bud? i don't think the Hobo...

    is it a rose bud?

    i don't think the Hobo freight torch parts fit the other brands.
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    that's great, except I carry mine with the strap....

    that's great, except I carry mine with the strap. I've wondered how well it's gonna hold up. fingers crossed!
  37. Thread: Bluvac

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    yup, the support and service is spectacular!

    yup, the support and service is spectacular!
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    oh, yeah, awesome trick to have in the ol' tool...

    oh, yeah, awesome trick to have in the ol' tool bag!
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    that's a pretty slick system.

    that's a pretty slick system.
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    Recently got the YJ. I like it. It comes with...

    Recently got the YJ. I like it. It comes with grease and says to grease the anvil before use.

    My only complaint is that the hydraulic knob feels cheap. It has some springy kinda play when it's...
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    use refrigerant that puts the needle at the...

    use refrigerant that puts the needle at the middle of its' operating range.
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    I didn't get it for 2 reasons. Durability: I...

    I didn't get it for 2 reasons.

    Durability: I didn't like all the clear plastic. We all know what happens to the back of a van after a week of wide open calls. I had visions of parts of it...
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    sounds like it! LOL!!

    sounds like it! LOL!!
  44. Thread: Going digital?

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    the only down side I see with digicool is the...

    the only down side I see with digicool is the lack of data logging. if you want that, get another brand. but I think you lose on durability with the others.

    what digicool does, it does very...
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    russell, is the SC57 actually available for sale?...

    russell, is the SC57 actually available for sale?

    my local UR has been trying to get me one, but it apparently isn't in their inventory yet.
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    I personally think that the quality of the appion...

    I personally think that the quality of the appion CRT's is far superior. the YJ's "feel" cheap compared to them.
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    Most hose manufacturers recommend ball valves...

    Most hose manufacturers recommend ball valves with 410a.

    I like those fittings with the side clip, where do you find those?
  48. Thread: Stubby gauge's

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    United has the adapters to screw onto a standard...

    United has the adapters to screw onto a standard gauge.
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    Sporlan makes a stepper motor tester. Shows which...

    Sporlan makes a stepper motor tester. Shows which outputs are powered, and you can speed up or slow down the sequence.

    Not really what you're doing, but thought I'd toss it out there
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    beat the he!! out of it with a rubber mallet, and...

    beat the he!! out of it with a rubber mallet, and run it backwards with about 300mfd. start cap. it'll be fine after that!:grin2:
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