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  1. #14
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    my o-rings seem to wear out pretty quickly too, about a month or so in cooling season. i pulled out the o-ring and johnstone was able to match it up easily.

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    while on the appion topic my o ring is starting to wear down & only used it a few times. is there a replacement package of rings ? how long they typically last?
    There is a pack of o-rings you can get, pretty inexpensive, you can ask your wholesaler to check on Appion Part # KTMV10. Or, if they have worn out soon after purchase, please give me a call at the factory with some extra information about how they were used and stored, and I'll get some out to you in exchange for your feedback.

    How they are used in the field can directly affect how long the o-rings last; some that have been used heavily are still sealing in vacuum and pressure after nearly 3 years. If they get dry (due to refrigerant exposure and local ambient conditions), you can use vacuum pump oil to keep the o-rings conditioned.

    Also, if you have increasing difficulty with evacuation over time, it is likely contamination building up between the ball and the ball valve seals: keep the handle slightly turned, and your vacuum pump can clear out anything that's been building up in there.
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

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

  3. #16
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    I had an issue about a week ago. My core removers wouldn't hold a vacuum. Johnstone exchanged it no questions asked. New one works perfectly.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by flanders View Post
    I had an issue about a week ago. My core removers wouldn't hold a vacuum. Johnstone exchanged it no questions asked. New one works perfectly.
    Glad you got taken care of right away. I don't think we've received yours here yet, but it'll be coming to me when it does. Let me know if any other issues with the new one.
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

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

  5. #18
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    Thanks! No complaints here!

  6. #19
    I have the same problem with my appion valve core remover O-rings and I ΄d like to know where to get a replacement pack...in Mexico or wherever i the United States.

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by davisrey View Post
    I have the same problem with my appion valve core remover O-rings and I ΄d like to know where to get a replacement pack...in Mexico or wherever i the United States.
    Send me a message by Email or HVAC-Talk messaging with your address information, and I'll get some out to you.

    Any other time, you can just contact us at the factory, by email or call us at 1-303-937-1580.
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

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

  8. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appion-ChrisP View Post
    Send me a message by Email or HVAC-Talk messaging with your address information, and I'll get some out to you.

    Any other time, you can just contact us at the factory, by email or call us at 1-303-937-1580.
    my o rings are shot. like pushed way in i need to use pliers to even spin fitting. any ideas? united already did an over the counter exchange once

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk

  9. #22
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    Same thing, you can send me a message or contact us at the factory, and we'll get you taken care of.

    The problem you are describing indicates that you have used pliers to tighten the fitting... as the tool is designed for hand-tightening, using pliers or channellocks can quickly damage the o-rings. Hand-tightening is typically sufficient for a deep vacuum, and vacuum pump oil or vacuum grease on the o-rings helps here, too.
    Christian Pena - Appion Inc.

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

  10. #23
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    only started using my pliers once they wouldn't turn by hand anymore. ill contact u

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  11. #24
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    appion chris thanks for sending me out the kits .. which is which as you sent 2 & any info on how to do it ?? id like a diagram to get an idea of how to do this?

  12. #25

    What is your email address?

    Quote Originally Posted by Appion-ChrisP View Post
    Send me a message by Email or HVAC-Talk messaging with your address information, and I'll get some out to you.

    Any other time, you can just contact us at the factory, by email or call us at 1-303-937-1580.
    I would like to get two repair kits for my appion valve core remover but I don΄t know your e-mail address. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks

  13. #26
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    For what it is worth, I have found that the only thing that causes the o-rings to fail in low loss hoses and core tools is excessive tightening. When you are using an o-ring you do not need to crank it down to get it to seal. Also use a little Nylog or vacuum pump oil in the service port before installing the tool, It will keep things form binding.
    JLB,

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