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  1. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Yes, it is a cap, but a bit more than a dust cap.

    I lost mine, too, but then I went a little crazy with my AK and made a one-of-a-kind AK-900 out of mine...

    Now, it has 2
    Whats driving me nuts is a good way to stow my AK clamps. I have an SMAN 4 head cover on my Ak and I

    Clamp the the sensors to the knobs of the manifold.

    The clamps still fall out of the head cover and the wire harness is always tangling in the hoses. That's why I like my SMANs...they fit in a case.

    With the monster manifold i have and the 3/8 and 1/2 hose(s) I'd need a trunk to fit all that in. Been thinking about a nylon laundry bag or something similar to stow the whole works in.

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    I take my sensors off and throw them in a black pouch that hangs on the bulkhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    Whats driving me nuts is a good way to stow my AK clamps. I have an SMAN 4 head cover on my Ak and I

    Clamp the the sensors to the knobs of the manifold.

    The clamps still fall out of the head cover and the wire harness is always tangling in the hoses. That's why I like my SMANs...they fit in a case.

    With the monster manifold i have and the 3/8 and 1/2 hose(s) I'd need a trunk to fit all that in. Been thinking about a nylon laundry bag or something similar to stow the whole works in.
    #1. STOP LEAVING IT CONNECTED! BIGGEST cause of wire breakage. Take the time to disconnect it.

    What I do is wrap the sensor wire up and tie it to the clamp handle with a millie-tie.

    Now, I'm using single clamps, even on my AK, but I suppose that my strategy can be modified slightly to accommodate the double wires.

    I have several sensors, both clamp and probe sensors. I keep a clamp in my toolbag and the rest in a small bag in the truck along with other sensors and thermometers.

  4. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    #1. STOP LEAVING IT CONNECTED! BIGGEST cause of wire breakage. Take the time to disconnect it.

    What I do is wrap the sensor wire up and tie it to the clamp handle with a millie-tie.

    Now, I'm using single clamps, even on my AK, but I suppose that my strategy can be modified slightly to accommodate the double wires.

    I have several sensors, both clamp and probe sensors. I keep a clamp in my toolbag and the rest in a small bag in the truck along with other sensors and thermometers.
    I don't leave them connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    I don't leave them connected.
    Now, I is REALLY confused...


    You're hanging the clamps alone from the manifold knobs and, what, leaving the wires just hang there?

    Try some Millie-ties. You can check local Radio Shack for them. Bet you'll like them.

  6. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Now, I is REALLY confused...


    You're hanging the clamps alone from the manifold knobs and, what, leaving the wires just hang there?

    Try some Millie-ties. You can check local Radio Shack for them. Bet you'll like them.
    I leave the clamp on the knobs, yes. I neatly wrap up the wire harness. But sometimes the clamps fall off or the wire harness comes unraveled.

    That's why I mentioned the bag to stow it in. I can get a duffel bag big enough to stow the head and hoses and probably use a Klein zipper pouch for the clamps. I could stow the zipper pouch inside the duffel, but I won't do it with the FP cover I am using now. Too much chance it could be lost.

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    I have a 'pull away' plug/socket in the wire from the DC head... about 6" from where it goes into the head (yes, I removed the plug).

    Generally I clamp the clamps on a 1/4" hose and wrap the wire around the clamps. Works fine for me...

    And HANG the gauge set in your van... they stay out of trouble that way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    I have a 'pull away' plug/socket in the wire from the DC head... about 6" from where it goes into the head (yes, I removed the plug).

    Generally I clamp the clamps on a 1/4" hose and wrap the wire around the clamps. Works fine for me...

    And HANG the gauge set in your van... they stay out of trouble that way...
    My AKs are hanging off the rear of my shelves. Evey time I open the rear doors it.s like "RELEASE THE KRAKEN" from Duel of the Titans. ...LOL The hoses spring out like they are trying to encircle me. I have to tuck them between the the shelf side and the the left side rear cargo door. The never stay put and spring out each time I open the door.

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    Mine are hanging on the shelf just to the left of the side doors. Open and grab. Below them is where the vacuum pump stays... so hoses hanging there is not an issue (rarely is the gauge set hanging when I need the vacuum pump).
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    the first revolver manifold i had, leaked thru the charging port to the vacuum port. i got a new set and pressure tested them with all the hoses and ball valves. i let them hold over night and had no leaks. i haven't tried to vacuum with them yet. i usually use my 1/2" appion hoses and all the gadgets for evacuation.

    and yes, i lost my cap. when i pull the gauges out to use, i just hook the sensors to them so they are water tight.

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    I have mine hanging on an eye-hook screwed into a 2x4 that I cut to fit across the back of the van. It also hangs my evacuation hoses, short extension cords, 1/4" and 3/8" socket sets...

    Yes, putting the sensors in a small bag will help, as will managing the cords or cables with some form of tie.

    Now hoses coming off of manifolds between jobs....

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    Update:
    Revolver is a pos!
    Low side, high side and charge port leaking internally!
    Should have learned my lesson from past experiences with jb junk!!!!
    Any recommendations on 4 port manifold for the dc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamersoutdoor View Post
    Update:
    Revolver is a pos!
    Low side, high side and charge port leaking internally!
    Should have learned my lesson from past experiences with jb junk!!!!
    Any recommendations on 4 port manifold for the dc?

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    I just bought an AK900 for a backup... talked to Doug. He said the only one it fits is the YJ Titan... which is the manifold I have had my DC 1200/1250 on for over 6 years.

    I ordered a Titan (YJ # 49967) off Amazon for a little over 1-1/2 C notes... with hoses... I need to find someone to sell the analogue gauges to... <grin>
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