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    Soliciting info on micron guages. I have a Supco LED light unit that I don't really trust. What are you guys using? Anybody have the Yellow Jacket or the Robinair digital?
    Where is the best place to buy them?

    Thanks,

    Phil

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    I personally use the analog type. With an analog micron gauge you can see if it's still pulling down slowly, or if it's rising slowly after blank off. Your HVAC distributor will give you the best deal. Unless you can find a good used one off of ebay

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    Yellow Jacket Super Evac has never failed me
    How much is it an hour?

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    micron guage

    Have a couple of the yellow jackets they work well.
    "Football Season again finally"

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    I have a few of the supco and one yellow jacket, I feel they work well, they do require that they be cleaned w/ alcohol every now and then. I have compared them and find them to be pretty accurate.. I like the Supco.

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    The CPS ones are junk, I just returned one. The distributor said they've had a lot of them come back. Trying a JB digital now.

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    Originally posted by pmurf1
    Trying a JB digital now.
    And you will be happy now.

    Bought one when it originally came out, and have had ZERO problems with it!

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    Micron gauge

    I've been carrying a Fieldpiece micron head for about three years. Seems to work well. I have no reason to question its accuracy.

    Has been very reliable.

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    I use a Robinair digital 14830A and it works well for me, very accurate.

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    I use the Inficon Pilot. Cost me $200. I like it because it is compact and reads from atmosphere down to 1 micron. I also have a Yellow Jacket, but it is the model that reads from 2,000 microns down. It is my spare. I like being able to see the vacuum level during the whole evacuation process in case there is a problem.

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