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  1. #14
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    have had them about a year, no problems so far.

  2. #15
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    i have so many sets of gauges it's not even funny!!

    heck i gave a good friend of mine who is in school and trying to get into the field, i hooked him up with a couple sets of Y/J 41 series mani's and liquid filled gauges with low loss hoses
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  3. #16
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    Upgraded to a Testo 560-1 4 manifold unit last summer - lasted about a month before problems. There's a pressure relief built into front that started leaking. Returned unit under warranty. Testo gave me a 523 "loaner" to use. Haven't heard back from them on update yet. They said vendor who made relief went out of business and they haven't found a replacement vendor yet. Liked it until it failed. Like 523 but want a 4 manifold.

  4. #17
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    Purchased YJ Brute in summer love the 3/8 hose for pulling a vaccum. Only buy YJ most suppliers have gaskets instock when you need them.

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapdash View Post
    Purchased YJ Brute in summer love the 3/8 hose for pulling a vaccum. Only buy YJ most suppliers have gaskets instock when you need them.
    The Brute manifold I have weighs in at about 50 lb. I use it for decoration. Might come in handy as a weapon too. If you got knocked down with that thing you wouldn't get back up. I had an old belt drive vacuum pump one time, I think it was lighter than the Brute. Yes, of course I'm talking about the original Brute, not the new one.

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    The Brute manifold I have weighs in at about 50 lb. I use it for decoration. Might come in handy as a weapon too. If you got knocked down with that thing you wouldn't get back up. I had an old belt drive vacuum pump one time, I think it was lighter than the Brute. Yes, of course I'm talking about the original Brute, not the new one.

    I have one of the original Brute 4 ways and you are correct they are hefty. They are on their 2nd rebuild still kicken.
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  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacrmedic View Post
    The Brute manifold I have weighs in at about 50 lb. I use it for decoration. Might come in handy as a weapon too. If you got knocked down with that thing you wouldn't get back up. I had an old belt drive vacuum pump one time, I think it was lighter than the Brute. Yes, of course I'm talking about the original Brute, not the new one.
    lol a weapon.

    my old service manager has a set of those things lmao they not only are heavy but the look real cheap and dorky or maybe it was him that made them look dorky
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  8. #21
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    I like the YJ's 2 valve for simple use... but those digital sure sound interesting. (Counting pennies)

    Does the 3/8" port really speed up vacs for residential with shraders in place? I can see how it would work great on refrigeration with service valves...

    Nathan

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    Also I've recently bought a micron gage... with a 2 valve gauge set how does everyone put the micron gauge in line? a T? short hoses?

    The guy I learned basically used his gauges to put in refrigerant. I'm trying to make amends.


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    Just pick these up, should be OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by toptech View Post
    Just pick these up, should be OK
    I have a set of those two ports like yours, i love them. I also bought a set of high and low side NRP glycerin filled gauges, way better than the stock ones IMO.
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  12. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanVanKCMO View Post
    I like the YJ's 2 valve for simple use... but those digital sure sound interesting. (Counting pennies)

    Does the 3/8" port really speed up vacs for residential with shraders in place? I can see how it would work great on refrigeration with service valves...

    Nathan
    If someone were to loan you the YJ (Digi-cool) digital gauges for a month you wouldn't want to give them up. I was a huge skeptic not too long ago, until I bought a set. You get it in your mind that it doesn't do anything analog gauges don't do. That may be true, but what the analog gauges do, the Digi-cool does better. Easy to read, superheat and subcooling in real time at a glance, and despite being able to calculate superheat or subcooling yourself, you realize after being able to just see it on the display that it really was a PITA doing it the old way, and might I add, never being sure of the accuracy of your superheat and subcooling readings. Also, seeing these values change in real time speeds up charging time. How many times do you find yourself calculating these values using analog gauges, during a single service call checking or adjusting the charge? I realized that it was a bunch when I no longer had to do it. Keep saving those pennies.

  13. #26
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    YJ & Imperial 4 valves

    YJ Titan & Brute II 4 valves, and I also use an Imperial 4 valve.

    YJs are better with easier reading guages, forged body, and the hook doesn't come out like the Imperial.

    If I were to buy a digital, it would be a YJ.

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