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    Who's got some Ideas on how....

    ...to protect our Testo and Sman gauges in the rain?

    I, for one, don't break for a moderate rain fall, especially if I am running behind.

    So, anybody got any suggestions?

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    ziplock baggies?
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    come on man what kind of post is this....aint supposed to handle refrigerant in the rain especially if you are working on 410a if its a no heat/cool service call then bust out an umbrella or some portable shelter

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    Amen to the umbrella. I keep a beach umbrella in the van; have used it in the rain on some medical chiller jobs, and have used it to keep the sun off my neck in august as well. As for moisture and refrigerants if procedures are followed and you control direct contact with water there is no reason not to work while it's raining. Where I live the humidity level is such that one could be off work 6 out of 12 months of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC Mechanic View Post
    come on man what kind of post is this....aint supposed to handle refrigerant in the rain especially if you are working on 410a if its a no heat/cool service call then bust out an umbrella or some portable shelter
    Don't quite get you. I think everyone has monitored system press in the rain with analogs..410A included. With gauges attached how is water going to enter the system?

    There are schrader valves ...remember? And commercial systems have service valves that can be front seated and back seated.

    How you gonna get rain water in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crymtide View Post
    Amen to the umbrella. I keep a beach umbrella in the van; have used it in the rain on some medical chiller jobs, and have used it to keep the sun off my neck in august as well. As for moisture and refrigerants if procedures are followed and you control direct contact with water there is no reason not to work while it's raining. Where I live the humidity level is such that one could be off work 6 out of 12 months of the year.
    Agree...but what to do about our new digital in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Agree...but what to do about our new digital in the rain?
    Well I'm not sure about Testo or Fieldpiece, but the Digi-Cools have been dunk tested....you can find the video on Youtube or their website.

    As far as keeping them out of the rain, can we put them in a case/bag until at the condensing unit and then work under an umbrella/shelter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent

    Well I'm not sure about Testo or Fieldpiece, but the Digi-Cools have been dunk tested....you can find the video on Youtube or their website.

    As far as keeping them out of the rain, can we put them in a case/bag and work under an umbrella/shelter?


    I am not at all afraid of rain.

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    More worried about being caught in the open in aunexpected down pour while I am at a crucial point during system check. like to figure out something .....

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    heres an idea just take out the pup
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    Trade em in for Digi-Cools... I just let mine get poured on.

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    don't like diggi

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    don't like diggi

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