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  1. #27
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    Cool

    I have four sets of gauges and the way I check my gauges is I got a Trojan tee coupler that I can attach two or three set at once and if they all read the same I know the gauges are pretty accurate. If they are not then I either calibrate them or trash them but one thing I do every year is buy a new set of 72 in hoses.

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  2. #28

    Talking

    This is a fascinating discussion so far.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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  3. #29
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    I still have one set of gages and they are accurate enough. I been thinking about purchasing another. What about the CPS brand gage? I like it. Does anyone recommended or not recommend it?
    Thanks.

  4. #30

    Talking On the edge of my seat

    I can't wait for the next reply.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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  5. #31
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    I would not want to keep you waiting Dice.

    Besides normal manifold sets, a market man should at least have one dual high gauge set. It sure helps when checking your defrost differential.

    As Dave has already mentioned a dual low and a dual high are a good idea.

    I keep a hose with a depressor on my low side only. My common and high have none.

    But my high side does have a CA1 manual depressing valve. This helps on smaller systems. I just back off the depressor and pump all the liquid into the suction side.

    Plus I just don't like frozen fingers.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

  6. #32
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    Originally posted by frozensolid


    Plus I just don't like frozen fingers.
    You go girl.

  7. #33
    I'm gonna spring for the digital set soon.

    I'll order them thru WalMart so if I dont like em, I can take em back and get my money back.


    (24 sets of gages .... sheesh!)

  8. #34
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    Originally posted by R12rules
    I'm gonna spring for the digital set soon.

    I'll order them thru WalMart so if I dont like em, I can take em back and get my money back.


    (24 sets of gages .... sheesh!)
    And I want more.

  9. #35

    Calibrate Gauges

    The best way to calibrate gauges is to hook to a drum of r-22 (or whatever you have handy) that has been stored in a controlled ambient temperature for several hours. then calibrate gaug to pressure -temperature chart. this will never lie as long as you use virgin refrigerant.

  10. #36
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Originally posted by R12rules
    I'm gonna spring for the digital set soon.

    I'll order them thru WalMart so if I dont like em, I can take em back and get my money back.


    (24 sets of gages .... sheesh!)
    And I want more.

    OH .... and I guess you got a special one just for measuring oil pressure at the pump scraeder?!?!?!

  11. #37
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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Originally posted by R12rules
    I'm gonna spring for the digital set soon.

    I'll order them thru WalMart so if I dont like em, I can take em back and get my money back.


    (24 sets of gages .... sheesh!)
    And I want more.

    OH .... and I guess you got a special one just for measuring oil pressure at the pump scraeder?!?!?!
    As a matter of fact, I do.

  12. #38
    I think some of you have a gage fetish.
    Sick.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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  13. #39

    Hmm

    yea......snap-it hard baby,
    Don't interrupt me while i'm talking to myself

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