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  1. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    so.......has anyone used the bluvacs yet? trying to get some feedback. or do not alot of people own them? or maybe everyone that owns one is to busy vacuuming systems and cant post on here how well they work?
    I got one.

    Found out that my Robinair vaccum blank-off was leaking.

    Also found out that my TIF micron gauge sensor assembly was leaking.

    The Blue-Vac is MUCH faster in resolving the micron numbers than the TIF.

    I found out that my Thermal vacuum pump gets down to 36 microns.

    It will take some time to figure out how to set this one up. I do not yet have a way to blank off the system accurately.

    I do like the small size.

  2. #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by neophytes serendipity View Post
    I got one.

    Found out that my Robinair vaccum blank-off was leaking.

    Also found out that my TIF micron gauge sensor assembly was leaking.

    The Blue-Vac is MUCH faster in resolving the micron numbers than the TIF.

    I found out that my Thermal vacuum pump gets down to 36 microns.

    It will take some time to figure out how to set this one up. I do not yet have a way to blank off the system accurately.

    I do like the small size.
    Since when do blank off valves NOT leak?

    Every pump I've ever had leaks like a sieve at the blank off valve. I'd waiting to see this gauge stack up against some of the better micron gauges.
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  3. #81
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    how are u guys attaching to the bluvac? a hose, 1/4" swivel? tonight i brazed 2 pressure taps onto a piece of 3/8 copper. capped off one end and hooked the other end to my shraider tool. off the shraider tool i hooked up the bluvac and a 3/8x1/4 hose and vacuumed down. i got it to 60microns and blanked off the shraider tool. it slowly rised to 450 before i left. im wondering if my fittings are leaking that i hooked up to the bluvac. right now im using a 1/4" flare swivel that goes to a tee that has a shraider depressor in it. will see how many microns its at tomm morning

  4. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    how are u guys attaching to the bluvac? a hose,
    Hose

  5. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by neophytes serendipity View Post
    I do not yet have a way to blank off the system accurately.
    The problem with performing a blank-off test using a vacuum pumps blank-off valve is that you still have residual moisture inside your hoses (and hopefully they are not permeating in a vacuum!), as well as exposure to a small amount of the vacuum pump oil (which likely has moisture). Additionally, every connection, gasket, etc. will contribute to the vacuum rise.

    Either connect your gauge to a port on the system as far from the vacuum pump as possible, or use a vacuum-rated valve core removal tool with a side access port so that your blank off is testing only the system (and your core tool and micron gauge).
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

    For faster evacuation, C.O.F.F.: Clean Oil, Full Flow

  6. #84
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    Chris if enough guys wanted one would you please make a core remover with a 1/4" female connection in stead of the male connection for these type of gauges that have a male flare fitting.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Chris if enough guys wanted one would you please make a core remover with a 1/4" female connection in stead of the male connection for these type of gauges that have a male flare fitting.
    It would probably be more cost-effective to get a female-to-female connector, and some vacuum gauges even come with those as part of the package.
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

    For faster evacuation, C.O.F.F.: Clean Oil, Full Flow

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    Thats one more connection I don't want to be looking after.
    FWIW it seems all the micron gauges worth a dang have a 1/4 male connection and IMO is better since it will need hardly any maintenance and will keep your gauge in service with options.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Chris FYI I would buy it.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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  10. #88
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    Hello,

    i m new here on this forum.I come from Slovenia and i read all the good things about BluVac.I m very interested into buying it, but i dont know where to get it in Europe?
    Can somebody please help me with this issue.I already contact TruTech Tools, but still no answer.

    Thank you and nice day,
    Dejan

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    Quote Originally Posted by deko81 View Post
    Hello,

    i m new here on this forum.I come from Slovenia and i read all the good things about BluVac.I m very interested into buying it, but i dont know where to get it in Europe?
    Can somebody please help me with this issue.I already contact TruTech Tools, but still no answer.

    Thank you and nice day,
    Dejan
    http://www.accutools.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunkman View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyd View Post
    Call us at (954) 227-0781 or send a message at:

    http://www.accutools.com/index.php?page=contact
    I already did, but no answer.I will try again.

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