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    who thinks a magnet...

    ...instead of the traditional hook on Testos Digitals and SMANS would be an improvement?

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    Is this a poll? I don't think its a good idea since the strength needed to hold either of those tanks up securely on something metal would bust the flimsy cases to pieces. A rework would be needed for that to work. Plus it would grab to anything and everything you didn't want it to grab on to.
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    Maybe a holder with the magnets on it and then the gauge clips into it like a cell phone holder.
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    Been thinking about a different hanger arrangement.

    This is giving me the impetus to work it out.

    Once I get it done and fingered all out, I'll post pix.

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    JP finds inspiration from
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    ...instead of the traditional hook on Testos Digitals and SMANS would be an improvement?
    I think it is already in the works with these guys. http://www.hvacstrap.com

    I got mine a few days ago. They have one hell of a strong magnet on it and it is not that big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circus1412 View Post
    I think it is already in the works with these guys. http://www.hvacstrap.com

    I got mine a few days ago. They have one hell of a strong magnet on it and it is not that big.
    Looks like the one they got now will work just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Looks like the one they got now will work just fine


    Glad to know when I upgrade my Yellow Jackets gauges it will hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
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    I don't know... Maybe just the kick in the a......

    I've had the idea ricocheting around in my brain for about 6-8 months.

    I don't have everything that I need to build it, though, so I'm not super motivated to do it, plus, I don't have all of the little details worked out, yet.

    I think it's a workable idea and it would make an EASY retrofit of any manifold I've ever seen without permanent modifications.


    Someone here, Marvin I think, glued some magnets onto the back of a manifold and used that for hanging it. IIRC, it was a YJ 41 that was flipped backwards that gave a nice, flat back surface to mount to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I don't know... Maybe just the kick in the a......

    I've had the idea ricocheting around in my brain for about 6-8 months.

    I don't have everything that I need to build it, though, so I'm not super motivated to do it, plus, I don't have all of the little details worked out, yet.

    I think it's a workable idea and it would make an EASY retrofit of any manifold I've ever seen without permanent modifications.


    Someone here, Marvin I think, glued some magnets onto the back of a manifold and used that for hanging it. IIRC, it was a YJ 41 that was flipped backwards that gave a nice, flat back surface to mount to.
    E6000 glue has been great for some projects of mine. Sticks to stuff stupid strong
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    Those HVAC straps look quite similar to the ones fluke sells for their instruments.

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    I just ordered a HVACstrap.
    I checked them out at the AHR expo and the magnet is pretty strong.
    My DRSA-1250 on a Sherman manifold, with ball valve type hoses, should be a pretty good test for it.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Wasn't really wasn't thinking about mag straps.

    It was pointed out it would make the gauge bodey weak, but Testo uses two magnets, circular shape top and bottom, on the 330 CA.

    Why not DRAs?

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