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  1. #40
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    Uei puts there name on the bluvac. It's the same price. I'd rather support bluvac, as joeyd invented it. Enter the code hvac talk at trutechtools and u get the discount

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    One more vote for the Appion TEZ8... By FAR the best vacuum pump I have owned.

    Not sure how it could be cumbersome and heavy... it is smaller than other pumps and weighs less than 30#... most others weigh 40-50#

    Since I do mostly resi work... I can get the lines brazed and do other things while I pull a vacuum. I tend to leave the pump in place for 30-45 min... and regularly have vacuums close to 200 microns.
    Saw somewhere if you go much below 200 microns, you risk evaporating some distillates from the refrigeration lub oil... not a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    Uei puts there name on the bluvac. It's the same price. I'd rather support bluvac, as joeyd invented it. Enter the code hvac talk at trutechtools and u get the discount
    Thanks, Gravity, but it makes no matter to me whether one buys a BluVac/BluVac LTE or a UEI DMG 200/100. For those who shop only at J-Mart, the yellow one is currently their only choice!

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    The Bluvac is also a UEI product. "So this is how it feels when doves cry"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I have to seriously question the usage of a pump that has to be replaced twice a year...
    not me lol

    there's some really cheapo crap out there now.

    i worked for a company that bought multiple cheap pumps a year....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    The Bluvac is also a UEI product. "So this is how it feels when doves cry"
    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    One more vote for the Appion TEZ8... By FAR the best vacuum pump I have owned.

    Not sure how it could be cumbersome and heavy... it is smaller than other pumps and weighs less than 30#... most others weigh 40-50#

    Since I do mostly resi work... I can get the lines brazed and do other things while I pull a vacuum. I tend to leave the pump in place for 30-45 min... and regularly have vacuums close to 200 microns.
    Saw somewhere if you go much below 200 microns, you risk evaporating some distillates from the refrigeration lub oil... not a good idea.
    It's the same size as the twin recovery machine lol

    twice the width as my vacuum pump
    twice the oil to do the same job
    and the handle is nowhere near proportioned to the weight distribution, so it carries like it's as heavy as the reclaimer.
    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1...eature=related

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    One more vote for the Appion TEZ8... By FAR the best vacuum pump I have owned.

    Not sure how it could be cumbersome and heavy... it is smaller than other pumps and weighs less than 30#... most others weigh 40-50#

    Since I do mostly resi work... I can get the lines brazed and do other things while I pull a vacuum. I tend to leave the pump in place for 30-45 min... and regularly have vacuums close to 200 microns.
    Saw somewhere if you go much below 200 microns, you risk evaporating some distillates from the refrigeration lub oil... not a good idea.
    Not busting your balls ga-tech but do you recall where you saw that article. I would love to have it for our next service meeting. We have guys who pull 100 micron and lower vacuums.

    I personally do 1000 break with nitro and down to 450 - 400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    It's the same size as the twin recovery machine lol

    twice the width as my vacuum pump
    twice the oil to do the same job
    and the handle is nowhere near proportioned to the weight distribution, so it carries like it's as heavy as the reclaimer.
    The only thing above that is true is the vacuum pump is built in the same case as the recovery pump. The rest is just not the way mine is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midwesthvactech View Post
    Not busting your balls ga-tech but do you recall where you saw that article. I would love to have it for our next service meeting. We have guys who pull 100 micron and lower vacuums.

    I personally do 1000 break with nitro and down to 450 - 400.
    Look for the thread about CRTools... it is in the 48 min video.
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    Does anybody have pics of a homemade vacumn tree.

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    Midwest or GA,

    I can't find the thread with the video you mentioned... can you post a link?

    Thanks.

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