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  1. #1
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    Has anybody used the new 3 1/8" 1% gauges from Ritchie? I was wondering if they are as good as the brass 1% gauges that have been so good for so long?

    I have a new set of the 3 1/8" gauges, so far so good, but I don't like the R410A & R22 combined scale on them. Scale is too wide for R22 measurements, for me anyway.

    Thanks BSC

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    You might want to look into these:



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    IMHO it is hard to beat the YJ 1% accuracy brass gauges.

    Just got these a couple of months back after a post Mark Beiser made about his. They are almost dead on the digi-cools when it comes to accuracy.


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    Davidr... what brand are those "quick-seal" anti-blowback adapters?

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    Originally posted by Jultzya
    Davidr... what brand are those "quick-seal" anti-blowback adapters?
    National Refrigeration Products, I got those at United Refrigeration for a very reasonable price.

    Much smaller than the YJ seal right fittings, actually the same size as a standard YJ 1/4" fitting.
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    Thanks David, I thought they might be a NRI product.

    I've been using the Robinair adapters... they changed them a little since I last bought mine, but they are very similar to the ones below.



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    Originally posted by davidr
    IMHO it is hard to beat the YJ 1% accuracy brass gauges.

    Just got these a couple of months back after a post Mark Beiser made about his. They are almost dead on the digi-cools when it comes to accuracy.


    Ain't them on backwards?
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

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    Originally posted by dougfamous


    Ain't them on backwards?

    They are on the way they should be from the factory.

    Makes things much easier with the hose holders on the front of the manifold bar instead of the rear.

    I do it to every manifold I ever get, I know selfemployed is a big fan of this trick also. Try it you might be surprised how well you like it.
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    I switched mine around like that a couple of months ago. It took me a couple of days to get used to it, but now I'll never go back to the other way. I switched all my other manifold sets around too.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Standard Gauges from JB Industries.

    Hose holder on front from factory.



    Just reverse the holder on this next set.



    Then this 4-way manifold has them in the front again.



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