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    TooL or ToY?

    I have never used one or seen one used. Does anyone use an electronic sight glass indicator? Looks kind of cool, but how useful are they really http://www.ntxtools.com/network-tool...00A-p-TIF.html
    Eat a slice of Humble Pie.

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    Its made my Tif, you do the math.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    We used one briefly in HVAC school. I believe it measures differential density.
    I guess you could use it to really tune a system.

    In our case, a sub who knows nothing about our application would work on the system and promptly render it nonfunctional, so it's pointless.

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    The last place I worked required us to use them.That worked for about 15 mintues.They are ok but I just used subcooling/superheat to charge em up.
    Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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    I love them, they work great........................
















































    ......for checking air leaks in an oil line.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Karst,

    Where is Grottoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyfire3374 View Post
    Karst,

    Where is Grottoes?
    Between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Cool.
    I've spent a good bit of time in that area in the last year, especially around Harrisonburg.
    I've got a big install near H-burg one weekend in April & then my usual jaunt up into WV for PMs.

    I love the drive up 33 thru GWNF, along the river. I've even considered taking my tent along & camping @ Lost River.

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    a great tool to eliminate guesswork when it comes to flashing gas at the metering device.

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    I'm glad you like the drive. What are going be doing in H-burg?

    Stop by Grand Caverns on your way through. If you like commercial caves, this is a must see, it is highly decorated.

    I like big bend better than Lost River. You do have to make reservations though. http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/rec/rog_...campground.htm
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    I've had one for years and they do work great on oil lines. They also work on refrigerant lines, but not any quicker than checking superheat or subcooling.

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    Karst,

    We're installing a 50 ton LCO2 tank. Coordinating with the prior supplier, who is removing their old tank. I went to Richmond (where the tank is stored) two weeks to prefab some of the new piping. It's going into a rather tight spot, so between the crane lift and the process piping, it'll be interesting.

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