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  1. #1
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    a good manometer

    I'm looking at a fieldpiece sdmn5 manometer. Is there any need to spend more? Does this lack any features that might be useful to me?
    td55

  2. #2
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    Depends on what you need it for.

    the SDMN6 has a built in pump for checking pressure switches and has a backlight.

    The Testo 510 is a great deal more compact for a general purpose manometer and has a backlight.
    Yes, I've seen that before and it doesn't mean I like it.

  3. #3
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    I brought a UEI201 for about $160 right out of the gate and never felt the need to spend more. I use it for pressure switches, gas leaks and static pressure.

    I wouldn't spend more for the SDMN6 with the pump feature unless you plan on working with a lot of universal pressure switches that need to be dialed in.
    "...and pray it works, pray to God it works."

    ---Nick's Handyman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGllepZY2HE

  4. #4
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    Search manometers in the tools section. There's plenty of advice regarding a purchase.
    Chaos equals cash$$$

  5. #5
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    Buy one of those POS honeywell tube man o meters too... just in case your battery dies.. doing gas work.... a man needs two man o meters.

    You could buy a slack tube... but for a backup one of those tube things will work. Its a lot cheaper..
    YOU SHALL REAP WHAT YOU HAVE _______ SOWN

  6. #6
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    I have the sdmn5 and it does an excellent job. I recommend it.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by ackid View Post
    I have the sdmn5 and it does an excellent job. I recommend it.
    x2 use mines all the time. No problems.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

  8. #8
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    I've been in the market, Testo and Feildpiece seem to lead the market here.
    SDMN5 and 6 seem to be the most popular. Feildpiece always seems to have excellent product support.
    My next one will be a 6, I'll put the pump to good use.

  9. #9
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    I like My SDMN6 very much, I feel it was worth the extra money but then again it depends on how much use it gets. Fieldpiece has excellent customer support, My sdmn6 had a parasitic battery drain, they sent Me a new one no questions asked Fast and then I sent them the defective unit. I somehow misplaced My pressure tap fittings so I called their customer support office and I will get a new set free of charge, I think that says enough about their customer support A+.
    I am an apprentice and I do appreciate advice.

  10. #10
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    I got the sdmn5 but would've had use for the pump on the sdmn6 several times in the last few weeks... I wonder if I can still return it

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordariez View Post
    I got the sdmn5 but would've had use for the pump on the sdmn6 several times in the last few weeks... I wonder if I can still return it
    Lordariez,

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  12. #12
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    Russell

    What kind of deal could I get on the sdmn6 ?

  13. #13
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    Hmmm, maybe a group buy for the holidays? I'm game.

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