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    AXO2?reads o2 and Co2 for hs36 fieldpiece.

    Anyone out there use this head for there fieldpiece?How do u like it?

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    I have one, and never use it.

    I really dont understand the purppse of it.

    If you have combustion analyzer, it will do a better job and you don't need more then one accesory head.

    I would say to invest your money into a good combustion analyzer.

    I say this as a big field piece supporter, nothing wrong with the product just not practical for me.
    "Correct Installation is the Key"

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    What is your TESP?

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    It only measures 02, CO2 is a calculated value.

    As Webber said, forget this thing, invest in a combustion analyzer.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    wHAT DO YOU MEAN BY A CALCULATED VALUE,sorry caps lock,It figures your smoke and co2 and gives you a effeciency percenetage.The bacharach is like 800$.Crankin on oil without it is a shot in the dark.

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    Its calculated, meaning not acutally measured.

    Same thing with that magic eff %, dont even look at that #!

    Your company should be able to order you a bacharach for less then that. I get them for around $400.

    Much more reliable, and accurate tool.

    Plus when looking at combustion you want to look at your CO, and your O2. Those are the two most important readings to me.

    Also get yourself a Dwyer 460, best 30 bucks you'll ever spend!
    "Correct Installation is the Key"

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    It also doesn't sample in real time. You have to pump a bulb by hand a certain number of times, and it averages the reading.
    It wouldn't be at all useful for spotting a heat exchanger with a leak, or other diagnostics that require a more dynamic real time reading.

    I'm not even sure why they made it, or why anyone would buy one...
    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
    It also doesn't sample in real time. You have to pump a bulb by hand a certain number of times, and it averages the reading.
    It wouldn't be at all useful for spotting a heat exchanger with a leak, or other diagnostics that require a more dynamic real time reading.

    I'm not even sure why they made it, or why anyone would buy one...
    Those with good intentions will be the ones to purchase it.

    Shouldn't be able to produce something like this, it only gives a tech a false sense of security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    It also doesn't sample in real time. You have to pump a bulb by hand a certain number of times, and it averages the reading.
    It wouldn't be at all useful for spotting a heat exchanger with a leak, or other diagnostics that require a more dynamic real time reading.

    I'm not even sure why they made it, or why anyone would buy one...
    old fyrites been measuring CO2 and tuning oil burners for 70 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    old fyrites been measuring CO2 and tuning oil burners for 70 years
    I understand that, but they have similar limitations, and are obsolete in todays world of highly accurate combustion analyzers.
    At least the old Fyrite kits directly measured CO2.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    not much of a diiference in accuracy between a fyrite and todays digitals,

    In fact, the gas fyrite kits with the bottles for CO2 and O2 are more accurate than anything Jim Davis has ever had his hands on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    not much of a diiference in accuracy between a fyrite and todays digitals,

    In fact, the gas fyrite kits with the bottles for CO2 and O2 are more accurate than anything Jim Davis has ever had his hands on
    Haven't we been quiet. And if I had 3 hands I could use the Fyrite, hold the probe,hold the bottle & plunger & squeeze the bulb. Lets see you have to traverse the flue at least three times to find the proper location to take at test. That's 54 squeezes of the bulb. 18 more squeezes if you make an adjustment. That's 72 squeezes. Couple more adjustments and we are over 100 squeezes.

    I guess the big difference is it took you 100 times longer to be inaccurate in your day. We like to make mistakes must faster today.

    Now I know why you have a grip on things or did CARNAK have someone squeeze his bulb while he held his probe.

    And let's see to measure CO2 accurately we need to know the actual carbon content of the fuel or maybe plus or minus a couple if percent doesn't matter.

    I am sure you have run these numbers on your abaccus because it is more accurate than a computer.
    captain CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    not much of a diiference in accuracy between a fyrite and todays digitals,
    Yes, they give you a very accurate snapshot of what was going on 5 minutes ago.

    I say let the Smithsonian exhibit have a peaceful retirement.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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