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  1. #1
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    inficon tek mate

    just got one from a pawn shop and the thing just sounds alarm constantly while on but just beeps if i pull the sensor. was thinking its just a bad sensor but at $45 a pop i was wondering if this has happend to anyone else first or anyone had any suggestions.

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    This is why I would never by used tools, you get what you pay for.

    Let me google the manual for you.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=inficon+tek+mate+manual&l=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY2GA01 View Post
    This is why I would never by used tools, you get what you pay for.

    Let me google the manual for you.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=inficon+tek+mate+manual&l=1
    hahaha @ lmgtfy! .. That is great

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    yip, did that. also called the service number but they were closed. wanted to try it out today against the boss' bacharac. when i can get a pay raise and not worry so much about feeding the wife and kid ill buy a good one and give the tek mate to the helper

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    Change the sensor
    It's Hammer Time!

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    buy an H-10 off ebay for about $100 or less
    they've been making em for 20+ years, same super rugged design.
    so odds are in your favor a used H-10 is going to work.

    H-10 will out perform infincon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nam515 View Post
    yip, did that. also called the service number but they were closed. wanted to try it out today against the boss' bacharac. when i can get a pay raise and not worry so much about feeding the wife and kid ill buy a good one and give the tek mate to the helper
    I was trying to make you laugh with the google search thing, I think it's funny.

    My point is this . Yes you saved a few dolllars today by buying it at a pawn shop, but now you have to spend more money on it to get it work correctly, so how much money amd time did you save at the end? Was it worth all the trouble?

    I am not sure if they are still on sale at Johnstones for under 125.00, new, however, some things are worth saving for, and my tools for this line of work are on high on that list, for me anyway.
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    Bossman's tek mate did the same thing, we swapped sensors, no change. His was replaced under warranty.

    Johnstone has the tek mate on sale this month. Don't know if it would be worth sending yours in for repair.

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    not really worth sending in for repair, just wanted something half way effective that i could use for a season while i save for a good one. also wanted something i could toss at a coworker to check their installs and not feel bad if it comes back broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY2GA01 View Post
    I was trying to make you laugh with the google search thing, I think it's funny.

    My point is this . Yes you saved a few dolllars today by buying it at a pawn shop, but now you have to spend more money on it to get it work correctly, so how much money amd time did you save at the end? Was it worth all the trouble?

    I am not sure if they are still on sale at Johnstones for under 125.00, new, however, some things are worth saving for, and my tools for this line of work are on high on that list, for me anyway.
    yeah howd you do that? that could be a very valuable tool for me when my friends ask me whats wrong with (what ever house hold item)

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    Hmm

    I have both the inficon and the h-10, the h-10 is better but you have to lug extension cords around with you and whenever you just barely get it wet it goes crazy. The infinicon is alot more portable and water resistant. I had the problem with the sensor too, replaced it, and it works like a champ. sometimes it comes loose though so you just have to push it back down and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nam515 View Post
    just got one from a pawn shop and the thing just sounds alarm constantly while on but just beeps if i pull the sensor. was thinking its just a bad sensor but at $45 a pop i was wondering if this has happend to anyone else first or anyone had any suggestions.
    Open the case and check to see if the PC board is covered in a oil mist.
    Clean board with a spray cleaner while the battery is out. let it dry and then re-test. These leak detectors are bullet proof and the problems are usually minor. Also check filter in the end of the wand.

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