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04-22-2011, 08:51 PM #40
04-22-2011, 08:54 PM #41
Thank you jp.
I would carry your tool bag AND your digi cool on the next call.
04-22-2011, 08:55 PM #42
A lot of what your getting on about doesn't really impact a guy working on refer equipment. No ductwork, no fan speeds to mess with. Airflow is what it is and you diagnose the refrigeration system.
This CAN burn your ass as I found out very painfully a few months back, but one problem in 16 years of service. Yeah, I'll take those odds.
AC work is a totally different animal in that you have a lot more factors that affect airflow, and i'l not pretend to be an expert in any of that mess. I'm just learning airflow myself.
04-22-2011, 08:59 PM #43
04-22-2011, 09:07 PM #44
I tend to agree with most things you post.
Vast majority of my experience is commercial A/C.
Dabble in refrig b/c my employers tell me to.
I try to do the best I can using good old theory.
It seems as though we could learn a couple of things from each other.
respect to ya.
04-22-2011, 09:18 PM #45
04-22-2011, 09:57 PM #46
04-22-2011, 11:30 PM #47
However , a flashlight and nut driver seem to be more direct for me.
Me will go there first. When visiting a system for the first time. The operational conditions can be seen more truly this way. (initially)
Airflow and the coils ability to do its job comes first for me.
04-26-2011, 02:09 PM #48Professional Member
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- Auburn, AL, USA
I think you were quoting from my post.
Worth the investment?
I expect so, but time will tell.
"It is also used also to set the calibration and..."
I used "also" instead of "only".
My investment of 350.00, new, with shipping.
So far, I'd say it is also well worth the full price.
The DigiCool 1200; an excellent, well designed, very well made tool.jt
04-26-2011, 02:20 PM #49Regular Guest
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I know this may come across to many as a silly statement, but, I feel obligated to say it. Purging your Manifold and Hoses is the "right thing to do", but we seem to be nit-picking. When I hook up my set that is dedicated to
R404 (as an example), I purge the air out before I do anything, which is important when the suction is in a vacuum. However, when I hook up my set that is dedicated to R-22, I do the same thing.
I am not advocating buying a truck full of Manifold Sets, I am simply saying that having a set for Mineral Oil/AB, a set for POE, a set for R410a, and a junk set for acid burns seems to be prudent.
It is strange to say that I SHOULD have only one Manifold that I need to clean out between Refrigerants. I have way to much on my plate to worry about that. Does that really make me lazy?
06-13-2012, 07:49 AM #50Professional Member
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06-13-2012, 11:19 PM #51
06-14-2012, 11:32 PM #52Regular Guest
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I have 6 manifolds in my van.
4 valve brute, 5' hoses, ball valves-22 vac/charge
4 valve titan, 4' hoses, ball valves-410 vac/charge
2 valve YJ, 2' hoses, ball valves - recovery/dirty
2 valve YJ, 3'hoses seal right - 410 test
2 valve black max, 3' hoses with bv -22 test
Fieldpiece sman3, 3'hoses with bv-everything test
since I've bought the digital manifold, my analogs barely move. Would never use a good set of gauges for recovery tho. Blow nitro through fairly regularly...I still feel more comfortable separating mineral and poe whenever possible