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    Testo 510

    I'm tired of guessing.

    From the number of positive reviews I've seen for this little meter, I'm pretty convinced this is my next tool purchase.

    Looked at TruTech and they aren't the cheapest, but they have 2 kits that go with it.

    The 'total airflow kit' with tips, tees, fittings and a pitot looks good, but do I need all that stuff?

    Is there a better meter for the price out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I'm tired of guessing.

    From the number of positive reviews I've seen for this little meter, I'm pretty convinced this is my next tool purchase.

    Looked at TruTech and they aren't the cheapest, but they have 2 kits that go with it.

    The 'total airflow kit' with tips, tees, fittings and a pitot looks good, but do I need all that stuff?

    Is there a better meter for the price out there?
    Bah.....just by the damn kit. You know you want to and you can afford it.

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    that looks like a pretty economical meter
    The way we build has a greater impact on our comfort, energy consumption and IAQ than any HVAC system we install.

    http://www.ductstrap.com/

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    A buddy of mine has that meter, its an awesome tool.
    I dont install leaks, i just fix em

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    Bah.....just by the damn kit. You know you want to and you can afford it.
    Yes, I want it, but I refuse to charge it if I don't have cash money to pay the bill off within the week.

    If I want it NOW, I have to settle for just the meter. If I want the whole kit, I have to wait a bit longer.

    I will be buying the meter, just maybe not for father's day.

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    I ordered the 550-2 which has 2 clamps and a case that can hold the meter, accessories and a set of hoses.
    On Tuesday it will be 3 weeks from the day I ordered it. and I was told 2-3 weeks.
    Hopefully it won't be much longer. I really wanted the Digi-Cool DRSA-1250 but when I heard rumors of dual temp display and the possibility of wireless sensors in the future I decided to whet my appetite with the Testo 550 and wait and see what the future holds.

    If you order the 550-2 from your local supply house it will probably ttake a couple of weeks which would give you time to put a few more pennies away for the difference in price of the 2nd clamp and case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    http://www.trutechtools.com/Testo-41...ase_p_539.html

    Or would I do better with something like this meter?


    It costs a little more, but....
    I think that's the one I had my eye on or one similar to it but I could have sworn it was below $500.00
    I'll double check and see where it was I saw it.

    EDIT: So far $620 is the lowest I've seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    http://www.trutechtools.com/Testo-41...ase_p_539.html

    Or would I do better with something like this meter?


    It costs a little more, but....
    Just need a 3/4 inch hole saw and some big plugs.

    Does it allow you to still measure static pressures to tell where the airflow problem is?
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    Johnstone has the basic Testo 510 on sale this month for $149.99 (P/N H26-324).

    DrillSpot has the Dwyer A-303 static pressure tips for under $15 ea. (+shipping).

    http://www.drillspot.com/tag/dwyer-d...ges-accessory/

    This is what I got, bought the tubing locally and keep it all in an old D-Tek case I had.

    The Dwyer Pitot tubes are something you may want to hold off on buying right now, at least until you see a need for them.

    http://www.drillspot.com/tag/dwyer-standard-pitot-tube/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    http://www.trutechtools.com/Testo-41...ase_p_539.html

    Or would I do better with something like this meter?


    It costs a little more, but....
    The 416 is a mini vane annenometer, not a manometer. Get the 510 first, it is much more versatile. The 416 is great for measuring actual flow in ducts, and is probably going to be more accurate than the 510 with a pitot tube, but for most techs, it's not really an issue. The 510 is good for static pressure measurements, which can tell you a lot about how a fan and duct system are operating. You can also use it to set gas pressure and check pressure switches. In my opinion, a manometer is as important to have in your bag as a screwdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    Johnstone has the basic Testo 510 on sale this month for $149.99 (P/N H26-324).

    DrillSpot has the Dwyer A-303 static pressure tips for under $15 ea. (+shipping).

    http://www.drillspot.com/tag/dwyer-d...ges-accessory/

    This is what I got, bought the tubing locally and keep it all in an old D-Tek case I had.

    The Dwyer Pitot tubes are something you may want to hold off on buying right now, at least until you see a need for them.

    http://www.drillspot.com/tag/dwyer-standard-pitot-tube/
    Thanks I was wondering where I could find those tips. Just ordered a pair.
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    http://www.professionalequipment.com...s/?source=pegs

    For the majority of your work JP.........

    Make your own aluminum hood for it.

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