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Thread: Fieldpiece SMAN3 Video
05-15-2011, 10:51 PM #79
You can slip the sensors out of the 1250 or 550 clamps. The SMAN3 comes with beaded TC sensors also. Strap the sensor only to a pipe and use the clamps for some glue project in the garage“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-15-2011, 11:05 PM #80
05-16-2011, 07:07 AM #81Regular Guest
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The K-type thermistors are more available. the clamps are grat especially for checking superheat, I would not reccomend removing them for some glue project. This is my second pair and they do everything. They make work fun again.
05-16-2011, 07:28 AM #82
They actually have more types of Thermistors on the shelf at my J-Mart.
IMO Clamps are lousy for checking SH, SC or anything for that matter.
You seem happy with them so I couldn't probably even prove it to you but you really believe it is possible for a pipe clamp to be more accurate than a sensor properly insulated from external ambient.
What temp clamp are you so happy with?
I've haven't had so much fun till I've started measuring actual pipe temperatures and it is something special if you have found a clamp capable of that.“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-16-2011, 08:35 AM #83
05-16-2011, 08:53 AM #84
05-16-2011, 02:31 PM #85
05-16-2011, 03:53 PM #86Regular Guest
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Pipe clamps work very well for me also, nice to have everything in one tool
SMAN 3 is the way to go.
05-16-2011, 05:57 PM #87
Is that a Thermistor to mV generator?
Did yours come with this?
Lots of good info about EMF mV issues and ambient error in there.
Good read for those who haven't picked up on any issues.“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-16-2011, 06:47 PM #88
When measuring superheat, I typically poke it thru the insultube to hold it against the suction line.
It also comes in handy for other things, like sticking it in the honeycomb air outlet on a supermarket case, or sticking it into a supply or return grill and leaving it there for a while to stabilize. I was using this probe for these purposes long before infared guns became common and affordable.
I have no quarrel with those who wish to tout the virtues of their chosen instruments. I'm merely sharing what I've satisfactorily used....and will continue to use.Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
05-16-2011, 07:05 PM #89
Are you saying you use I/R with success now?“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-17-2011, 01:44 AM #90
07-20-2011, 06:17 PM #91
I guess this delay is still going on. I ordered 2 a month ago from my local URI. Now they're telling me 2 more weeks. This is discouraging."Fighting Ignorance since 1973 (It’s taking longer than we thought)." The Straight Dope.