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  1. #1
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    purchase manifold gauge question

    I'm only in my first hvac class but would like to start getting my own tools now a little at a time. I saw this on ausction today.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RITCHIE-YELL...item19ce414dfc

    It will do 410a and 22 thats all I need for now except 134a All yellow jackets I have seen have the manifold sticker showing what rfrigerants it is for I know its on the gauge, I just want to make sure this isn't a knock off item and are all yellow jackets flutterless. Any advice on purchase would be great.

    Thanks Mike H

    If link is not working it on ebay and ite110834568700

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    That is an excellent manifold. I still use the one I was given for christmas at age 20 when I started this trade.

    I believe that all YJ analogs are 'flutterless'

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    They will be fine.

    but I would get new ones....
    Here's a set that includes hoses for 85 bucks.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yellow-Jacke...#ht_2767wt_717

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    I have never had problems with manifolds. It's the hoses and gauges that get beat up for me.

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    they will be good for you!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    I have the same set, but mine are new.

    I would not buy a used manifold set, unless I knew the person WELL who was selling it. As already stated, a new set isn't much more, and you KNOW someone didn't abuse them or run something through the manifold that shouldn't be.

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    Those are great analogs. If you notice the inner part of the gauge face shows "Class 1" , this states the reading will be within 1% over the entire gauge range.
    http://yellowjacketuniversity.com/ar...es-and-r-410a/
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    good info!!!!!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Those are great analogs. If you notice the inner part of the gauge face shows "Class 1" , this states the reading will be within 1% over the entire gauge range.
    http://yellowjacketuniversity.com/ar...es-and-r-410a/
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    I wouldn't buy those. I would buy the 4 valve version because you will inevitably be doing evacuations and you will kick yourself later.
    America; first we fight for our freedom,
    then we make laws to take it away.

    -Alfred E Newman

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyTree View Post
    I wouldn't buy those. I would buy the 4 valve version because you will inevitably be doing evacuations and you will kick yourself later.
    Indeed. Not to mention time saved between evac. and charge.

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    I have the same set. Been using them for a few years now. No complaints. I also recommend only buying them new. Johnstone runs them on sale now and then. I would look into that.

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    agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    on small resid systems you can use a vacuum tree on the pump vacuum, real fast and then add refrigerant without breaking the seal!
    schroeder removal tool being the trick!











    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Evacuating through a manifold is too slow.

    Use core removers and straight hoses.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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