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  1. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Generally, I just get the lines buttoned up and let the pump run. If it runs too much... well it is not my electricity... <grin>

    I use my trusty YJ 69075 micron gauge... been using it for 6+ years. Had to replace the sensor once... they do not like being hit with 100#+ pressure when you open the service valves (tired after a long day).

    Good tools and good service practices... means good work and happy customers... which means referrals!!!
    that it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    Great suggestion Ice. But I really like an evac manifold for service. Been using one since I was fourteen.
    Then why don't you put it on that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    A 3/8" x 1/4" hose on the center port of a two way pulls practically as fast as a 4 way with 3/8 vac port. If you want to add an extra connection for a refer tank use a CRT on the center port of a Two way and can double as a vac blank off.
    pardon my ignorance, but whats a crt?

  4. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Then why don't you put it on that one
    Cause i don't have one yet. If you mean my Brute II, those are my recovery gauges now.
    I'm hearing titian and sherman manifolds. I worry that they are leakers. I'm gonna bust my brain choosing a manifold I trust.

    I saw a sherman for $172. Good deal or keep looking?

    Seems high to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Then why don't you put it on that one

    With a couple of 1/8" pipe thread adapters, the AK can be fit to any manifold.

    When I bought my 1200, I had it on a Brute Manifold. It worked well, but I got fed up with the oversized, overweight manifold that doesn't hang straight because of the big, fat 3/8 hose sticking out the back.

    Refit the adapters to a YJ 41 reversed so the hose parks are on the front and have been using that for both DC ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Core
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    oh dam, never thought of using it like that on a 2 valve manifold

  8. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Core
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    A must have tool. Two sets would be the best.

    I have Appions and C&Ds. Got five micron gauges in the last year....I think I went overboard there...JB, Nova, Bluvac and Testo.

    One thing i never heard guys talk about is the broken core extractor and re threader, dude, that is a must have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    Cause i don't have one yet. If you mean my Brute II, those are my recovery gauges now.
    I'm hearing titian and sherman manifolds. I worry that they are leakers. I'm gonna bust my brain choosing a manifold I trust.

    I saw a sherman for $172. Good deal or keep looking?

    Seems high to me.
    Been thinking of going manifoldless for a while now since hose seals drive me crazy. Was going to cut up a AK and extend the sensor wiring so yes it seems high for something I really don't want to use anymore. I don't need a manifold for evac anymore and have been trying to break the manifold habit for service too. There are time I need a manifold for service but I don't need to carry it all the time anymore.
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    Anyone ever hook hoses to the ak direct with no manifold??

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    Anyone ever hook hoses to the ak direct with no manifold??
    Then what do you do with the liquid refrigerant in the high side hose when it is time to disconnect?
    How would you flush the oil out of your low side hose that sometimes shoots in when you connect to a system?

    There is a very interesting instrument, that is capable of doing much of what many of us have wanted an instrument to be able to do for a very long time, but it has one critical deal killer of a design flaw, that the inventor refuses to acknowledge or rectify.(besides the name and the price )
    It connects to the system with standard refrigerant hoses, but has no manifold.
    The Stargate4000
    http://www.stargateinternational.com/index.php
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Then what do you do with the liquid refrigerant in the high side hose when it is time to disconnect?
    How would you flush the oil out of your low side hose that sometimes shoots in when you connect to a system?

    There is a very interesting instrument, that is capable of doing much of what many of us have wanted an instrument to be able to do for a very long time, but it has one critical deal killer of a design flaw, that the inventor refuses to acknowledge or rectify.(besides the name and the price )
    It connects to the system with standard refrigerant hoses, but has no manifold.
    The Stargate4000
    http://www.stargateinternational.com/index.php
    SG 1 was really an HVAC team????

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    Anyone ever hook hoses to the ak direct with no manifold??
    hvacmedic

    I was shooting for no hoses like the Cooper MFM
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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