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  1. #27
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    it works well to leave them attached. I wrap them up with the velcro, leaving about 8 in. of slack between the bundle and the guage.

    Then after the hoses are parked, the bundle fits nicely above the ball valve handle, so no weight is hanging from the guage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    Don't leave sensors connected because it pulls on the wire? Or is there another reason?
    I disconnect mine because it would be very easy to break the plug leaving it sticking out of the head.

    JASON sent this from his DUMB-PHONE

  3. #29
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    Mason


    Where did you get that mini clamp?
    Did you glue it on?
    Did it mount with the small screws it came with?

    My ak900
    Been very good so far.
    I'm planing to buy another one.
    Who sells it for $280?

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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=1161101

    This should link to the step by step. It's the Irwin micro clamp, mines from lowes, can be found on eBay as well. Check out the thread, you'll find it's a very easy solid setup, no glue, there's a perfect spot for the screw.

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    Mason
    Thank you for sharing
    Heading to lowes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    Don't leave sensors connected because it pulls on the wire? Or is there another reason?
    The connector and wiring sticks out of the front of the unit. This makes it an easy target for breakage.

    If I'm working on one unit with multiple stages like an RTU, I'll leave the sensor connected, but if I'm moving more than a couple of feet, it gets disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    it works well to leave them attached. I wrap them up with the velcro, leaving about 8 in. of slack between the bundle and the guage.

    Then after the hoses are parked, the bundle fits nicely above the ball valve handle, so no weight is hanging from the guage.
    I will say that the 1200 plugs (which I use) are a bit longer than the 900 plug, if I recall correctly.

    No matter what, I would not leave them connected for transportation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka View Post
    Mason
    Thank you for sharing
    Heading to lowes.
    No problem, so far I'm liking them a lot more than the Velcro. When you put the screw in it's a little tight getting it through the other side but makes for a snug fit. You can adjust the yellow pad to match the dc pad, could glue that one in place. Keep the extra pads somewhere so of you lose one you have a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka View Post
    Mason
    Thank you for sharing
    Heading to lowes.

    No problem, so far I'm liking them a lot more than the Velcro. When you put the screw in it's a little tight getting it through the other side but makes for a snug fit. You can adjust the yellow pad to match the dc pad, could glue that one in place. Keep the extra pads somewhere so of you lose one you have a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    The connector and wiring sticks out of the front of the unit. This makes it an easy target for breakage.

    If I'm working on one unit with multiple stages like an RTU, I'll leave the sensor connected, but if I'm moving more than a couple of feet, it gets disconnected.
    I gotcha, sounds like good advice, I'll keep that in mind. I can definitely see how that could cause damage if dropped.

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    Degicool making Drsa for yellow jacket?
    I saw one at the supply house exactly like AK900
    Exept manifold is yellow jacket
    Diff color head

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka View Post
    Degicool making Drsa for yellow jacket?
    I saw one at the supply house exactly like AK900
    Exept manifold is yellow jacket
    Diff color head
    I believe they've had one for a few years now but it's the dc 1200 not the ak900 unless they have a new model out.

  13. #39
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    Ohhh
    Sorry I'm behind on all the DRSA stuff
    I just got mine last week
    I can't believe I waited this long
    I'm thinking of ordering another one
    For some reason I don't quite trust my old dinosaur gauges.
    Maybe I'll sell them all cheap at hvac school here in town

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