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    51 Seconds to 500 Microns

    I have been watching all of the threads on vacuum for awhile and decided to put together a vacuum kit that contains all of the correct hoses, core tools and fittings to get the job done right. Made a video of the process. Let me know what you think.

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    http://youtu.be/eGLYAmjWkvA
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    That's quite a setup. What size vacuum pump are you using?

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    That was a Robinair 5 CFM pump. For that system (2.5 ton) a 3 CFM pump would have been adequate and done about the same. Maybe 10 to 20 seconds longer.
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    Nice video Jim, but you need to sell your friend a set of digitals. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post
    That was a Robinair 5 CFM pump. For that system (2.5 ton) a 3 CFM pump would have been adequate and done about the same. Maybe 10 to 20 seconds longer.
    Just bought a few new tools and had to make a choice on a better micron gauge or bigger vac pump. Spent the extra on the gauge and purchased the Robinair you used in the video. I'm really impressed by your video. The right setup appears to beat additional cfm as far as I could see from the video. Thanks for the movie.
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    Thanks, Jim for taking the time to make the video and post it here.

    Maybe it will create a few converts to doing things the RIGHT way.

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    I love it. JP, don't you have a bluvac? Do you have an lte or just the bluvac? What's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    I love it. JP, don't you have a bluvac? Do you have an lte or just the bluvac? What's the difference?
    I tested the BluVac and wrote a review on it for another organization. I do not own one, currently, although I'm just biding my time and working OT to pay for all of it.

    Given the accuracy of the BluVac, I'll need to replace my entire evacuation rig at the same time, so it turns into a hefty bill.

    From what I understand, the BluVac is the full-featured model. Temperature sensor, 0.1 micron resolution and a few other bells and whistles. The LTE gives up a few features to save dollars, but they use the same sensor and have the same accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I tested the BluVac and wrote a review on it for another organization. I do not own one, currently, although I'm just biding my time and working OT to pay for all of it.

    Given the accuracy of the BluVac, I'll need to replace my entire evacuation rig at the same time, so it turns into a hefty bill.

    From what I understand, the BluVac is the full-featured model. Temperature sensor, 0.1 micron resolution and a few other bells and whistles. The LTE gives up a few features to save dollars, but they use the same sensor and have the same accuracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
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    Actually, I'm thinking father's day is a .22 pistol.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimj View Post
    Nice video Jim, but you need to sell your friend a set of digitals. LOL
    That was my first thought. Lol.

    Good vid & that was def fast.

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    Perfectly done.. Congrats. Good to know someone takes the time and effort to do the job right.

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    Jim is it possible to just buy the case and fittings if we already own the hoses and VCR's?

    Great video btw, maybe more guys will get interested in doing things the proper way.

    I just ordered my 1/2" hoses and the guys at the supply house thought i was crazy for it.

    I just installed a 410 system with 50' of 7/8-3/8" line set and pulled down to 250 in 10 minutes with a rise to 300 after 20 minutes using 3/8" hoses straight to the pump.
    Cant wait to see how it does with the 1/2" hoses

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