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  1. Thread: Tubing Benders

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    I love my 600 series Ridgid benders, spinning...

    I love my 600 series Ridgid benders, spinning runners which means I can even bend hard drawn pipe with them. 👌
  2. Thread: Swaging Tools

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    It needs to be spinning full speed to build up...

    It needs to be spinning full speed to build up enough rotational energy to be converted into heat. The bits work by annealing the copper, so that copper needs to get up to heat, as you'll find out if...
  3. Thread: Swaging Tools

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    Maybe too much pressure, I've never stalled my...

    Maybe too much pressure, I've never stalled my m18 on high speed.
  4. Thread: Swaging Tools

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    High speed and lots of pressure. Should take...

    High speed and lots of pressure. Should take liiiiike 10 seconds?
  5. I loved my old digicools until they died 😭 But...

    I loved my old digicools until they died 😭

    But I replaced them with the fieldpiece 380v and my oh my, these are amazing, especially with their app or measurequick, I've never been soooo pleased...
  6. Take a look at Hioki's range, they are fantastic...

    Take a look at Hioki's range, they are fantastic for me, but I'm not sure if there is is one with uA. But solid Japanese equipment, I've never been happier with a piece of tech.
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    Geeze, don't they teach you anything in yankee...

    Geeze, don't they teach you anything in yankee school? It's Japanese, link was just to show the actually fitting. Here in Aus they are worth around $120. They are probably only $30 in the land of the...
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    The BBK core depressors are by far the most...

    The BBK core depressors are by far the most superior. They'll cost you an arm and a leg, but they are so smooth and easy to use.
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  9. Thread: Swaging Tools

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    I have both the spin flare and swage kits and...

    I have both the spin flare and swage kits and there is precisely 0.00001% chance of that happening, on the other hand, burns from how hot it gets can be a slight problem. But other than that, they...
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    You're a bloody legend Jim, as always! Below...

    You're a bloody legend Jim, as always!

    Below is the link to the PT chart for the hydrocarbon blends I sometimes use, with minus 30 the main one I'd love to see on there!
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    Custom PT for Fieldpiece/MQ

    Hey all, does anyone know if you can modify firmware or scripts to have a custom refrigerant added in to either the 380v, the fieldpiece job link app or the Measure Quick app?

    Cheers.
  12. I have these, they are great, ultra expensive...

    I have these, they are great, ultra expensive through
  13. Thread: Swaging tools

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    The copper is supposed to change colour. They...

    The copper is supposed to change colour. They have to anneal it before expanding it.

    I love my spinflare and swaging set. So compact and have never failed me in over 2 years.
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    Holy ****, I always assumed you sold your design...

    Holy ****, I always assumed you sold your design to uei... God the legal system in the states is ****ed if IP theft is so easy to achieve. Are the bluvac uei's copy's too or did they partner up?
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    Doug, stop being a dick and teasing all the...

    Doug, stop being a dick and teasing all the kiddies (me included) with your shinies from an alternate timeline, you're getting us all worked up over something that dreams are made out of! (It's a bit...
  16. No, I've shown a link for them. And why on...

    No, I've shown a link for them.

    And why on EARTH would I want to remove the cores everytime I take a measurement? I actually do use the appion CRT when I'm charging, but not as a CRT, just as a...
  17. They are ridiculously expensive, especially when...

    They are ridiculously expensive, especially when compared to other brands like C&D which go for around the $20 mark, but nothing comes close to how smooth the BBK ones work :P

    Yeah there is 1/4"...
  18. Ahh that's no good. They are not just lighter,...

    Ahh that's no good. They are not just lighter, but less awkward too. My AK900's with 6' hoses are a pain in the ass to carry sometimes, whereas these gauges and their clamps fit easily into a space...
  19. It's just an access valve and I've found that BBK...

    It's just an access valve and I've found that BBK make the best ones!

    Wow how did your AK900 break! Mine are bulletproof! Ummm I'd say I probably use them 80% of the time I use gauges. Sometimes...
  20. Ive had my P500 and P800 for about 6 months now...

    Ive had my P500 and P800 for about 6 months now and my AV760 for almost 2 years?! I love the stubby aspect of it, I have a BBK core depressor on each one to make it super easy to connect to valves. ...
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    The little pocket Fieldpiece one is crap as! it...

    The little pocket Fieldpiece one is crap as! it breaks very easy and if you use Celsius, the thing resets all the time (without modification).

    I bought This UEi Test Instruments DTH35 when I...
  22. Thread: Micron Gauge???

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    Hey Joey, Why would my Bluvac 'bounce'? I've...

    Hey Joey,

    Why would my Bluvac 'bounce'? I've had this happen twice recently, where it will go from like 1500 microns trough a few steps down to 300 and then jump up to 1500 and repeat the process?...
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    Glad you're liking them. I have both, the flare...

    Glad you're liking them. I have both, the flare and swage sets in my sights. The swage set is pretty straight forward, nothing can go too wrong there. But the flare set has had me slightly worried,...
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    I purge once it's connected to the system,...

    I purge once it's connected to the system, especially because I use an imperial quick connect on liquid which means I can always recover liquid, even if the system just has schraders.

    Although,...
  25. Try this...

    Try this
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    Yeah that's what I don't get! It's cheaper to add...

    Yeah that's what I don't get! It's cheaper to add a thermostat than pay the extra electricity and compressor damage!
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    Surely not? I cannot even comprehend not putting...

    Surely not? I cannot even comprehend not putting some sort of temperature/pressure cut off on a unit. Not saying I don't believe you, quite the opposite, it just appalls me!
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    Hahaha, I need to do this, 80% of my oil changes...

    Hahaha, I need to do this, 80% of my oil changes are because the damn pump has fallen over!
  29. Thread: Titan Mainfold

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    I use a 4 valve imperial with my ak900, but the...

    I use a 4 valve imperial with my ak900, but the best use I've found is dumping nitrogen after a pressure test :P
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    Could be your the system, but unlikely on...

    Could be your the system, but unlikely on multiple systems.

    First things first, fill a glass with ice, then top up with water, dunk both probes in there see if they read both 0C (or whatever...
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    I'm wondering if there is too much of a...

    I'm wondering if there is too much of a restriction with your gauges on the high side, could happen if you fitted a new manifold to them?
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    Your superheat is fine, your subcooling is bad....

    Your superheat is fine, your subcooling is bad. Condenser clean? Fan working? High ambient? Could be overcharge, but it's late and my brain isn't thinking too well.

    I had this the other day,...
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    I dunno about you guys, but I've worked in large...

    I dunno about you guys, but I've worked in large commercial A/C and large commercial and industrial refrig and most of the time is spent getting pipes in place and insulated/secured. Once they are in...
  34. Thread: veto

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    I've had the Tech-XL, MC, and Tech-LC, first two...

    I've had the Tech-XL, MC, and Tech-LC, first two got stolen, Tech-LC is perfect size for me.

    Love the quality of these things, especially bringing it with you to a new site, looks great and always...
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    Ewwwww! That is probably the BEST use of the...

    Ewwwww! That is probably the BEST use of the digicools! Pump it with nitrogen, let it settle for 5 minutes, put the gauges on hold and come back in an hour. Analogs are horrible for pressure testing,...
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    CO2 is quite a :censored: to work with on install...

    CO2 is quite a :censored: to work with on install and service. All the major supermarkets here are switching to it for low temp, while they use 404A/134a for med and high temp.

    There are some...
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    Doesn't surprise me in the least. I love my...

    Doesn't surprise me in the least. I love my digicool so much, such a great company and such great, rugged gauges!
  38. I love my digicools. unbreakable and the manifold...

    I love my digicools. unbreakable and the manifold is nice that it comes with, especially love the ball valves, easy to adjust too.
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    How come you guys can incorporate a thermistor...

    How come you guys can incorporate a thermistor into the sensor but none of the digital gauges can? Would that not read SH/SC perfectly?
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    Yes you can, all you need it a tee piece or a...

    Yes you can, all you need it a tee piece or a core removal tool.
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    Pressure switches have a built in differential,...

    Pressure switches have a built in differential, whether that be electronic or spring and bellow type. Some cheap ones might not that could cause that, but I doubt these were like that.

    Sounds to...
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    I put it on both sides, its great on the back so...

    I put it on both sides, its great on the back so it doesn't grab, just be super dooper scroogey on the mating surface. I only put the tiniest amount in the male side of the flare, I run it around...
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    Sorry to hear about your gauges R.I.P Are you...

    Sorry to hear about your gauges R.I.P

    Are you into a lot of HVAC or more refrigeration?

    Will you have a use for the extra features of the imanifold? It actually has clamp probes that you can...
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    I am exactly the same. I first bought a Tech-XL,...

    I am exactly the same. I first bought a Tech-XL, threw everything in there and it was brilliant, everything fit perfectly, but after a while I started using my TP3 rather than getting the XL outta...
  45. Doubt a magnet would work, pretty sure schraders...

    Doubt a magnet would work, pretty sure schraders are tin or something similar, not a ferric metal. Shooting it into a rag is the quickest method I've found, just have removal cap on standby in case...
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    So will you be guaranteeing a leak proof...

    So will you be guaranteeing a leak proof installation with the product at all to get it into the market?
  47. Thread: Peak-Hold Meter

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    Most will from what I've seen, well 600A seems to...

    Most will from what I've seen, well 600A seems to be the norm with the next range up being 1000A
  48. Thread: Peak-Hold Meter

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    I wouldn't say specialty, well not for the tools...

    I wouldn't say specialty, well not for the tools anyway, the work might be slightly more specialized. Work in any industrial/large commercial setting and you'll get motors/compressors drawing upwards...
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    This is exactly my thinking. They can test it all...

    This is exactly my thinking. They can test it all they want, but only time will tell if this stuff can really hold up. It doesn't take much of a gap to start leaking high pressure refrigerant gasses....
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    I never said it was ineffective, I mean it would...

    I never said it was ineffective, I mean it would be ineffective in saving someone's life, but that isn't the purpose of this device. I was simply stating the mechanics of the item and stating that...
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