Testo 523 hose holder
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    Testo 523 hose holder

    Does anyone know of a website that sells just the Testo 523 hose holder? The one I have is only 2 months old and 2 of the holders have already broken off. I was able to glue them back on, but now my $550 set of gauges look like crap. The gauges are nicely made, but the temp clamp and hose holder are cheaply made IMO. I was going to buy a new holder as it doesnt look like the glue job will hold up long.

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    jim does at trutechtools.com

    or you could call him too, # on the site
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    I think there are a number of us trying to find the address of the person in Germany that is responsible for the hose holder design so we can send them back.......with some Vaseline......and a suggestion for what he can do with them...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    By the sounds of it, he doesn't deserve the vaseline.

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    Angry

    like the unit itself, have also had two hose holders break loose, glued them. not a good design.

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    Same here, 2 broken hose holders within the first month of use, its a POS!

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    Im no engineer and I could come up with a better set up than this. I would make a compartment on the back of the gauges for storing the temp clamp and hard wire it instead of having to plug it in. Also the hose holder would be part of the gauges and not a slide on unit. Kind of a no brianer. I guess the guy who designs this junk doesnt use it out in the field. What looks good on paper doesnt always mean its going to be user friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwireeferman View Post
    By the sounds of it, he doesn't deserve the vaseline.
    Yep, Marks being too kind with the vaseline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    I think there are a number of us trying to find the address of the person in Germany that is responsible for the hose holder design so we can send them back.......with some Vaseline......and a suggestion for what he can do with them...
    How do you say POS in German?

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    Mine didnt make it two weeks but Jim was great about replacing it. I wont be wasting his time the next time it breaks, what a POS design.

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    I haven't broken the hose holder on my 523 yet, but it lives in a protected place, and I only use it for R-410A systems, so it doesn't get used every day, or even every week.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    I took my old JB holder off and filed an hexagon shape in the hole where the old hook went and it slides over the center hose connection of my 523.

    I have the older 523 so I don't know if something like this would work on the newer version.
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