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06-16-2012, 08:34 AM #14
Yes, it is a precision measuring instrument, but it MUST be capable of sustaining the rigors of day to day use or it is essentially useless.
Ever been caught out on a rooftop when a storm blows up? Don't have a lot of time to unhook your gauges and get them out of the rain, do ya?
06-16-2012, 09:14 AM #15Professional Member*
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Hmmm. Reminds me of the rep for CPS using a leak detector to drive a nail into a 2X4 to show how tuff his leak detector was. I bought one. Great nailing device, but a crappy leak detector, and oh yeah, it needed a longer handle on it to drive nails.One way to outthink people is to make them think you think. They'll think you're not really thinking what you're trying to get them to think you think...........
06-16-2012, 09:16 AM #16Professional Member
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- Nov 2011
- Charleston, Wv.
just had to cover my partner's Sman's on a roof the other day.....looked over at my analogues, and thought, "eh, they're not gonna get hurt!!"LOL!!
that digicool submersion is impressive. getting rained on, and being completely submerged are 2 diff. things. hhhmmmmm.......
06-16-2012, 09:33 AM #17
Im going to pick up a set of AK900's this week. I find myself pulling more then one gauge out of the truck nowadays. Yesterday my analogs that I were using were 10 psi off on the suction.. I'm done with analog. There is a better product out there.Gotta have the right tool for the job!
Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?
"Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."
06-16-2012, 09:41 AM #18
My analogs work great in the rain..
06-16-2012, 10:11 AM #19
We had a guy forget his gauges on the top of a R/T on Friday in South Florida...it rained all day Saturday and Sunday damned near all day. When he went to the first service call Monday....he realized.....no manifold....sheeit.....remembered the last service call Friday, went back, grabbed the gauges off the top of the R/T and dumped the water off the faceplate and hit power.....that was 3 years ago....he's still using the same gauges....
We have double labyrinth molded gasket on the clamshell and gaskets/o-rings on the temp sensor faceplate plug which is IP68 (underwater rated) as is the unit when it's plugged in and the back has a shrouded goretex vent to allow the battery hydrogen to escape without water ingress......
Just to bore you on all the blah, blah, blah....but it's a TOOL not a girly toy and it's gotta be dependable for me too....I'm in coveralls everyday doing the same stuff as you guys......and I'm on the 'Wet Coast' of Canada.....it rains damned near everyday out here.....and for the guy, #1CDNTECH from TO, yes we're 3 hours behind you but if I'm in the office at 5 am before my mtn bike ride, and Brenda's cell goes off I'll answer it......
You also ain't the #1 tech.....that'd be Garth Denison ... d'you know him...? He's a GOD in this industry ..."The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"
06-16-2012, 11:46 AM #20Professional Member*
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- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
Bought the 1200 in 2007 then converted it to a 1250 a year or two later. I also bought the AK900 shortly after this past Thanksgiving and I find the KA900 every bit as tough and accurate a my 1250.
I use both in the hot sun, rainy roofs, inside -18*F freezers just as I used my analogues in the past, without any protection or cover. Since 2007 I never experienced any failure of my Digi-Cool's. This is not to mention the many drops and falls, some that I know even analogues would not be undamaged. Digi-Cool's are not only a precision test instrument but also a proven tough field instrument.
06-16-2012, 12:11 PM #21Professional Member
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- Jul 2005
why are so many Sman 3 failing? some not very old
06-16-2012, 01:21 PM #22
06-16-2012, 02:40 PM #23
What's the big advantage with digitals anyway? What do they tell you that an analogue won't?
06-16-2012, 03:27 PM #24
The reading is the same, no matter who is looking at them, or what angle they are looking at them from.
They also directly display the PT relationship with a high degree of precision, so no squinting at a dial and basically guessing, or interpolating between points on a PT chart.
In the case of Digi-Cool products, they are MUCH more durable than analogue gauges.
Not even considering the additional functions, like SH and SC readings, good digital gauges are orders of magnitude better at their core function than any analogue gauges.
My personal recommendation is Digi-Cool.If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
06-16-2012, 03:44 PM #25
06-16-2012, 03:50 PM #26
Here is a great video describing the accuracy, and lack thereof, of analog bourdon tube gauges. http://yellowjacketuniversity.com/vi...2-vs-1-gauges/
And this is when new! What do you think an accidental drop does to that accuracy? On my digital, I don't worry about a little rough handling, the accuracy is far better than analog.