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  1. #53
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    At the company I work for has 2 G5's and a few promax's g5's are faster, but one has been sent for repairs twice

  2. #54
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    I blew up my G5it is sent off for repairs along with another one that died a few months ago.But we use ours at least 2-5 times a day for 3 years now.Every other recovery units we have had have had problems,but the G5s have had less than all the rest.I know mine has recovered some really burnt up mess.I have clogged up a many of drier on the inlet side of it.
    Look to the past to learn;look forward to live.

    Coach Dean E. Smith

  3. #55
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    lots of townhouses here in PA. neighbors complain about noise. i didn't buy an appion because of comments on this forum about noisy operation. all of the companies i've worked for provided promax. great unit. however, the 5410a i bought 11 months ago started leaking profusely from the recover/purge valve stem. spx corp is sending me a new unit.

    btw- made in china
    Arizona dreaming....

  4. #56
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    so nobody seems to like the yellow jackets? i was planning on buying one of the 95700's, but i might have to change my mind

  5. #57
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    Four schools.

    I'm thinking we have four conclusions so far,
    #1 The Promax is slower, quiet, made in China, and is fairly, but not totally reliable.
    #2 There is some group of folks talking about some Elks Club or something, totally off-thread and confusing.
    #3 There is the Appion G5 Twin, noisy, fast, and unreliable.
    #4 The Diablo is made in somewhere other than China or Hell. Do we have any reports on its reliability? (Because the unreliable reports have me turning
    away from the G5.)
    I hope my summary helps and not in any way offends anybody.

  6. #58
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    I have two G5 Twins that I use in my shop all day.

    I have owned them for over a year now and they probably average out at running for at least 20 minutes per day (365 days).

    I have not had a single problem. They are great machines.

  7. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadman View Post
    #3 There is the Appion G5 Twin, noisy, fast, and unreliable.
    The G5 unreliable is news to me, had never any problems with mine and this is the first time I hear chatter of unreliability.

  8. #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadman View Post
    I'm thinking we have four conclusions so far,
    #1 The Promax is slower, quiet, made in China, and is fairly, but not totally reliable.
    #2 There is some group of folks talking about some Elks Club or something, totally off-thread and confusing.
    #3 There is the Appion G5 Twin, noisy, fast, and unreliable.
    #4 The Diablo is made in somewhere other than China or Hell. Do we have any reports on its reliability? (Because the unreliable reports have me turning
    away from the G5.)
    I hope my summary helps and not in any way offends anybody.

    Not sure I agree with you my friend
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #61
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    The G5 Twin is hands down the best recovery machine manufactured. It is the only one that pumps straight liquid. The G5 had a plastic gear to run the cooling fan which is now metal in all the new models. Gear box failures are a thing of the past. The only thing that will kill an appion is too short of an extension cord.
    JLB,

  10. #62
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    Disagreement is good.

    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Not sure I agree with you my friend
    That's fine, even good. I was just loosely summarizing what I was
    getting from this thread, so I really want people to tell me
    why I'm wrong. I was mostly hoping for lurkers to chime in with
    additional, supportive or contrary, information.

    I am really in the market for my first recovery machine and I don't
    want to make an expensive mistake. I think having something
    break down on me would be very bad. I would likely have to
    buy another unit quickly while the other one got fixed. Yes,
    a backup for everything is probably a good idea, but I'm rather
    green. If the G5 breakdowns seem like a tiny percentage, then
    I would get back in that camp. Our school only had Promax's but
    that was likely due to the tie-in to Johnstone Supply. Of course,
    price is also a consideration....

  11. #63
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    Contact Bill Spohn at trutech tools via the 888 number toll free. He will give you a student discount on whatever you need. I have contacted him already on your behalf. He has the Appion also.

    Don't skimp on your instruments, you make your decisions based on their accuracy.
    JLB,

  12. #64
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    BIG thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post
    Contact Bill Spohn at trutech tools via the 888 number toll free. He will give you a student discount on whatever you need. I have contacted him already on your behalf. He has the Appion also.

    Don't skimp on your instruments, you make your decisions based on their accuracy.
    Wow, thanks. I have to get out of town within the hour, but
    I will call him Monday for sure. I'm really liking this HVAC world.

  13. #65
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    I have the G5 Twin and I cannot keep the stupid reset from tripping, approx. every 5 min on 410, what are you guys doing different?

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