How many of you use a micron guage?

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

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  • Yes

    116 90.63%
  • Nope, we don't own one.

    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

  2. #2
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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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    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.

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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.

  5. #5
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    Give it time.

  6. #6
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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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  7. #7
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    i use it every time....... why?

    Cause is looks cool and the chicks dig it.
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    You aren't going to get a good poll here.

    Cause all the sh!tbags aint on this site.

    Do I use mine, sure do. Now I will admit that I haven't always used one. There was a time when I didn't have one. And I still don't always use it. But I do have it and I use it I would say about 95% of the time.
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  9. #9
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    You use it when the chicks are around.... just like me.
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  10. #10
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    I own two of them,and use them everytime I use a vaccum pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrL_Brann View Post
    I own two of them,and use them everytime I use a vaccum pump.
    Which is twice a year weather the system needs a vacuum or not.
    ROFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    You aren't going to get a good poll here.
    Cause all the sh!tbags aint on this site.............................................. .
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    I think that's probably true. The pros that come to HVAC-TALK probably don't reflect a cross-section of the average HVAC tech. More likely, they come here to keep learning and find out how to do a better job than others who just want to do it the way they've always done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPSwitch View Post
    You use it when the chicks are around.... just like me.
    I use more than a micron guage when the chicks are around.
    I fully support the military and the War on Terrorism.


    If you don't know, then don't do. If you don't know and still do, then be prepared to pay someone else a lot to undo what you did and then do it right.

    If you do know, then do. But do it right. Otherwise, you may not be doing it long.

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