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  1. #14
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    Nice gauge. make sure you have your ducttape for the battery cover on the supco.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  2. #15
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    We are in a heat pump market,so the "true" suction port,is most often used for the micron gauge.

  3. #16
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    I like those flared Y connector thinggies.

    The gauge is nice too. I have a Supco VG64 and don't trust it much. I have my rig setup so I pull vac on it and my low pressure gauge so if I ain't believing the vac guage I can always fall back on the low pressure gauge.
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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    Talking This was my move

    This was my move, but I would like to put a valve in front of the gauge to isolate it from refrigerant when charging.

    Oh yeah, clean with Alcohol and protect from moisture.


  5. #18
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    Originally posted by Irascible
    There are no doubt many good micron gauges, but I LOVE this mofo:

    http://www.inficonvacuumgauges.com/p...mgauge_292.cfm

    It reads all the way from 760,000 microns to 1 micron so that you can really see how it's progressing. And it comes with a two year warranty. It cost me $250 and I had to special order it. But it was worth every dime in my opinion.

    Good looking piece of equipment. Inficon makes good stuff.

  6. #19
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    Where did you get the 3 inch hose? I just bought a Fieldpiece vacuum gauge.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

  7. #20
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    I know this thread has been dead for a while,but I was playing with my supco pc. of crap today. it was a waste of money. you can't depend on it and it is more a toy than a tool.I've had mine for years and never really used it much, but after testing it today after work in the garage, it going to stay at home. aint worth a damn on the job.

  8. #21
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    Originally posted by szootman
    I know this thread has been dead for a while,but I was playing with my supco pc. of crap today. it was a waste of money. you can't depend on it and it is more a toy than a tool.I've had mine for years and never really used it much, but after testing it today after work in the garage, it going to stay at home. aint worth a damn on the job.
    you get what you pay for.
    I made that same mistake once and got me one of them "toys" .... sorry I did.

  9. #22
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    I use a Supco and don't seem to have any issues with it at all. I also set up a copper tube manifold for hooking up to.
    "Go big or Go Home"

  10. #23
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    I used a couple of supcos and they were real crappy. A buddy in refrigeration said look for something called a vacuhol.
    its somekind of glass using mecury and a thermometer.

    anyone ever heard of a vacuhol and were to get one?

    Oh yea something about you have to add alcohol and as the pressure drops it boils off?

    [Edited by misbehaving1 on 08-16-2005 at 04:27 PM]

  11. #24
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    Originally posted by lmtd
    Hook it as FAR as possible from the vacuum pump.

    ditto

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    Re: This was my move

    Originally posted by mdman
    This was my move, but I would like to put a valve in front of the gauge to isolate it from refrigerant when charging.

    Oh yeah, clean with Alcohol and protect from moisture.

    Why do you keep your shiat in the hall closet?

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