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  1. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    A year ago, I twisted the arm of the manager at the supply house... he gave me a deal; so I bought an Appion G-5Twin recover pump and an Appion TEZ-8 vacuum pump.

    http://www.appioninc.com/products/tez8features.html

    The Appion vacuum pump is a different animal than what we are used to... and it is expensive. However I have never seen a workhorse like this... and it weighs only 29#. (Do not ask the price...

    With a little care, I doubt I will ever buy another pump.

    And yes... change your oil often...
    Bet the JB out lasts the Appion...and with a JB you won't get a citation for "Disturbing the Peace" during pump down.
    I have all Appion hoses and CRT, but that pump I will not buy. It sounds like 500PSIG air escaping thru a small 1/4" leak in an air-line.

  2. #15
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    I have an old robinair... first pump...still works. After going through TWO YJ pumps... decided to go a different route.

    Not sure about outlasting... time will tell... However I can say without a doubt the Appion SUCKS better than the old robinair.

    I use the Appion CRT tools also... however have not bought any Appion hoses yet... are they worth the $$$?
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  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    I'm happy you got what you felt was best for you.

    My next pump is going to be a JB Platinum...their staff always has time to talk to their end users and are generous with tech info.

    Thanks Marty at JB!
    You seem like a tool nut. Ask them for the stainless steal version when you go in.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    You seem like a tool nut. Ask them for the stainless steal version when you go in.


    and let the 2013 pump debate begin !!

  5. #18
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    my pumps bigger then your pump

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    my pumps bigger then your pump
    I am NOT going to ask how you know...
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  7. #20
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    Do you remember ken l ration

    Opps.... it's better not bigger my bad.

  8. #21
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    Guess I can't join the debate. Bought new 10CFM JB in December. 3rd pump since 1972. Second JB needs the coulping tightened and will be as good as new.

  9. #22
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    I have the JB platinum, very nice quiet pump.

  10. #23
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    I'm hung like a light switch and my pump was FREE. I find it funny that you guys say JB is a great product. It has been in the supply houses in my area for just like 2 years. They took over the YJ stuff cause The guys said JB reps killed it over the YJ guys. They had the big platnium pumps with eagles and American flag airbrushed on it looked awesome but not for me.

  11. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    I'm hung like a light switch and my pump was FREE. I find it funny that you guys say JB is a great product. It has been in the supply houses in my area for just like 2 years. They took over the YJ stuff cause The guys said JB reps killed it over the YJ guys. They had the big platnium pumps with eagles and American flag airbrushed on it looked awesome but not for me.
    TMI...

  12. #25
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    Oh we wear comparing pumps

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