View Poll Results: Do you use a micron guage when pulling a vacuum?

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    116 90.63%
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    12 9.38%
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  1. #1
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    How many of you use a micron guage?

    I'm taking service procedures now and we are pulling vacums and using micron guages. I'm curious how many of you actually use on in the field. Thanks

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    I just read the poll and somebody is LYIN" big time.

    Hvac NEWS and RSES journal polls indicate that less than half of all techs with five years in the field DON'T use micron gauges

  3. #3
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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    I just read the poll and somebody is LYIN" big time.

    Hvac NEWS and RSES journal polls indicate that less than half of all techs with five years in the field DON'T use micron gauges
    There was only one vote at the time.

  4. #4
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    Give it time.

  5. #5
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    I use mine.
    But I don't use it to pull a vacuum.




    I use a vacuum pump for that.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  6. #6
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    i use it every time....... why?

    Cause is looks cool and the chicks dig it.
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  7. #7
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    A micron gauge is a must. My boss thought for years they were just a techs tool . They way I figured if its used during intallation there's less chance your techs are gonna need to use thiers. Also its a great way to know if your vac. oil needs changed.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiet mike View Post
    I'm taking service procedures now and we are pulling vacums and using micron guages. I'm curious how many of you actually use on in the field. Thanks
    If you're not using one....you have no business being in the field.
    I need a new signature.....

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    If you're not using one....you have no business being in the field.
    Your shameless//////

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    Maybe I just got a bad one. It seems to eat batteries.

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by EverettsHVAC View Post
    Maybe I just got a bad one. It seems to eat batteries.
    Could be....I have used mine on about 15 vacs in the last 6 weeks....still on the same battery although I did get the low battery warning yesterday morning. I will change it on Monday. That doesn't seem too bad for a 9 volt
    I need a new signature.....

  12. #12
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    IMHO only a HACK would pull a vaccum on a system w/out checking the micron level . That is truely the only way to be 100% sure that you have zero leaks and that the system is contaminent free .

    Again just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Your shameless//////
    I resemble that remark
    I need a new signature.....

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