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  1. #1
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    I've come over to the dark side and want my own micron meter. The shop's still isn't back from being repaired. I only turned it in over a year ago and it sat in the parts manager's office until last month. Sometimes I just want to give up.

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    I like thermal engineering.It is large but you can use batteries or plug it in.I have had great luck with them.
    Take your time & do it right!

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    Sounds like your parts manager sucks at his job...

    But on another note, having your own, means you're responsible for fixing it when it breaks as well...

    I use a cheapo Supco Digital version.

    Just have to make sure that you keep the sensor clean, and it should work fine for a long time...


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    Originally posted by oloenneker
    Sounds like your parts manager sucks at his job...

    But on another note, having your own, means you're responsible for fixing it when it breaks as well...

    I use a cheapo Supco Digital version.

    Just have to make sure that you keep the sensor clean, and it should work fine for a long time...

    Yes, and yes. This is why I haven't bought one in the past.

  5. #5
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    I myself use cheapo Supco Digital version and haven't had any issues. Just have to keep that sensor clean.

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    I own a TIF 9450D,its a bit slow but accurate, the supco VG64 is highly unreliable.

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    I reluctantly bought a Supco VG64 a few years ago and have had surprisingly good luck with it. As others have said you have to keep it clean.

    One tip to prevent premature fouling of the sensor is to blank off one side and connect it above your vacuum line with a tee fitting so the flow doesn't go through it and so oil doesn't run into it.

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    there is a thread here, somewhere, which dealt with this topic.
    It showed several popular meters all connected and the results of the tests.

    It was done in a classroom setting at a tech school.


    The Yellow Jacket meter beat them all.


    From what i have heard, seen ... the best placement for the connection is at the system being evacuated and on a seperate tee. And I recomend using a short hose from meter to tee with a mini ball valve to blank off the meter during pressurization, breaking the vaccuum with nitrogen or refrigerant, (tripple evacuation).


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    R-12 triple evacuation is a thing of the past, those 6 CFM two stages pumps turned that old timer trick into a mere waste of time.

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    Originally posted by hvacpope
    R-12 triple evacuation is a thing of the past, those 6 CFM two stages pumps turned that old timer trick into a mere waste of time.
    Do you think us old timers didn't have big vacuum pumps back in the stone ages?

    Then again, it's not how quick you are, but how deep you can go.

    [Edited by icemeister on 06-02-2006 at 08:59 PM]

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    The supco vg60(?) is a complete piece of crap, should be sold in the dollar store. Haven't used a 64, but after the 60 I wouldn't buy anything from Supco.


    edited model number

    [Edited by smokin68 on 06-03-2006 at 12:40 PM]
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Use the one w/ my fieldpiece and I am very pleased w/ it.

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