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    The Fluke 902-FC is not a bad meter per se, it's...

    The Fluke 902-FC is not a bad meter per se, it's just not a real good choice for me as an HVAC meter. I agree with the previous poster who said it's ironic that's what it's called. There are soooo...
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    I'd say you're pretty close to the truth.

    I'd say you're pretty close to the truth.
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    Well holy cow, it never occurred to me. I just...

    Well holy cow, it never occurred to me. I just asked for a cutter at the supply house and they handed me that one. Makes more sense now, the previous ones had blue handles and this one is red, I bet...
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    Best tubing cutters

    I never thought buying tubing cutters would be such a hassle. I bought an imperial cutter TC1010 and it's the biggest piece of junk ever, walks all over the tubing. Anyone tried Imperial lately? I've...
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    For my money Channell ock makes the best.

    For my money Channell ock makes the best.
  6. The AEMC 407 is 100ms for inrush. That is the...

    The AEMC 407 is 100ms for inrush. That is the unofficial accepted time for most meters except that the Amprobe ACD-14- Pro and similar meters use 80ms. They're made by a different company than the...
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    I use the FP Rapid Rail clamps and have checked...

    I use the FP Rapid Rail clamps and have checked them against Amprobe digital thermometer and FP meter with K bead probe. All told, properly cal'd and found 1F variance. So I'm good with using the...
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    I remember when they were bought out, or...

    I remember when they were bought out, or whatever, new owners took over and the guy did a video of how they would maintain the product and had plans for big improvements, blah, blah, blah. But, in...
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    The company was sold and the new owners have hit...

    The company was sold and the new owners have hit a very solid wall. FP came out with manifolds and probes that do the same thing a lot cheaper and Testo, Sporlan, Appion and UEI followed suit. That...
  10. I dunno, I do the test, print the results and...

    I dunno, I do the test, print the results and stick the printout on the unit and then log it in my records in case the printout gets lost. Even if I emailed it to the customer they would probably...
  11. I haven't seen the new FP CA except for what...

    I haven't seen the new FP CA except for what others have seen online, but I really don't see the need for the app to view it. I'm usually right there at the flue anyway.
  12. R600a took the words right outta my mouth. I've...

    R600a took the words right outta my mouth. I've been using a g5twin for about 7 years with not a hitch. Can't imagine anything else.
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    First off no it's not crazy, comfort while...

    First off no it's not crazy, comfort while working is a big deal. I've gone to stretch work pants for most work. I used to get lightweight pants at Sam's club, but they wore out really fast. Now I...
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    I have had some problems with Appion, so I bought...

    I have had some problems with Appion, so I bought a pair of AccuTools vcrts and so far I love them. I wanna glue some magnets on the stems and they'll be perfect.
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    I've used FP SC440's for a long time with no...

    I've used FP SC440's for a long time with no chance of me switching anytime soon. Never had a problem.
  16. I have the same setup and mine works perfectly...

    I have the same setup and mine works perfectly with the manifold. All the wireless probes never lose connection with the manifold. So I'm guessing your manifold has a problem. I would let FP sort it...
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    I understand what you're saying now. Fluke just...

    I understand what you're saying now. Fluke just doesn't get it when it comes to HVACR, they think they can just put the name "HVAC meter" on it and we'll jump all over it. They make good meters, but...
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    I wonder if it's like the FP psychrometers, for...

    I wonder if it's like the FP psychrometers, for the first several years they only went to like 120F, then a firmware update and they go to like 200+F.
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    Dewalt or Klein are available at most HD stores,...

    Dewalt or Klein are available at most HD stores, and they work good. I have older B&D with the reverse handles similar to the Kleins and they have worked great for many years.
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    i don't have any NAVAC tools yet, but they do...

    i don't have any NAVAC tools yet, but they do look pretty good. I was the same way about Hilmor, but I have a few tools from them and like them very much, so maybe NAVAC is just as good.
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    440 does do mV

    440 does do mV
  22. I know it sounds like a hack, but once when in an...

    I know it sounds like a hack, but once when in an attic, which also had a makeshift workshop, I put a half dozen wood screws in the broken nipple, grabbed them with pliers and twisted it out slicker...
  23. I've replaced almost everything, just depends on...

    I've replaced almost everything, just depends on the job, the cost, the customer. I have replaced heat exchangers on package units that we thought the cost was economical, ie $900 for exh and $4K for...
  24. Remember that "return line" is just part of the...

    Remember that "return line" is just part of the suction line in ac mode, so I'm wondering if it's a good idea. I know Fujitsu specifically says no filter/dryer in some of their literature. I couldn't...
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    They're not hard to get apart and I would imagine...

    They're not hard to get apart and I would imagine FP would send you the part or you could send it in for repair. I have used several 440s over the last seven years or so with no problems. Why several...
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    One problem I have with the hook is I touch the...

    One problem I have with the hook is I touch the tubing and it goes pop and no flame. You have to be soooo watchful and keep it in the exact place or it's a no go. I often wondered if a slightly...
  27. I agree the YJ Touchscreen manifold is fantastic....

    I agree the YJ Touchscreen manifold is fantastic. If only it could do wireless like the FP, I'd have one in a minute. In fact I did have one and loved it, but when the FP probes and 380/480 manifold...
  28. I don't like leak detectors that automatically...

    I don't like leak detectors that automatically zero every so many seconds. I just can't get the hang of it. I like to find a signal, manually zero it and move in closer. There's just too many...
  29. I'm there too. I've seen over 800psi once and...

    I'm there too. I've seen over 800psi once and over 600psi a handful of tomes and no leaks or damage
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    I agree with you, they are a love/hate item. I've...

    I agree with you, they are a love/hate item. I've tried them several times and they just seem hard to control for me. You hit the nail on the head that you need to familiarize yourself with them and...
  31. I was installing a mini split today and noticed...

    I was installing a mini split today and noticed that the app had updated to a new version, and when I walked out of range and came back in, only one number did the flashing thing, all the rest came...
  32. I saw that same demo in person. All I can say is...

    I saw that same demo in person. All I can say is that I can see no difference between my #5 Asco and a #5 TurboTorch tips. I would say the demo is proper torch tip selection, adjustment, and flame...
  33. I use MQ some but admit I need to give it a fair...

    I use MQ some but admit I need to give it a fair chance. I'll try it for a while and get more used to using it. I had bug problems with 2.0 and kinda got away from it.
  34. I'll admit FP has had a lot of problems with the...

    I'll admit FP has had a lot of problems with the app. BUT, I still like it as it is far less hassle than MQ for simple jobs. I really don't want to go thru entering all the data just to check...
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    I don't remember now, when it was the probes were...

    I don't remember now, when it was the probes were released, but I've had my set since the first day they released them. No problems so far with any of them. I do have a loose outer sheath on one of...
  36. I've had exactly the same issue. Any time I let...

    I've had exactly the same issue. Any time I let the screen go off or go far enough to lose connection, when I turn it back on I get all the flashing of readings, and have to restart the app to get it...
  37. I wonder how much difference there really is in...

    I wonder how much difference there really is in all the different air/whatever torches. I use air/map a lot with tips from different manufacturers and can't honestly tell any difference. I look the...
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    I had one for a while and really loved it. It has...

    I had one for a while and really loved it. It has great interface. BUT, when FP came out with the 380/480 with wireless capability and a fantastic app, they blew it out of the water. FP has better...
  39. Thanks for the fantastic insight. I'll take a...

    Thanks for the fantastic insight. I'll take a look and make a decision on cap tube when I get it apart. I'm leaning into changing it as all cooling components are on top of the unit for easy access....
  40. Here's one I did that plugged up the new cap...

    Here's one I did that plugged up the new cap tube, but I was able to cut it off and get the system running and has now run for over a year.
    http://http://pages.suddenlink.net/bchannell/IMG_0111.JPG
  41. 80psi both sides, maybe 1 or 2 psi change when...

    80psi both sides, maybe 1 or 2 psi change when comp runs. I'll blow thru n2 and see if cap tube is clear (check whole system). Make sure system is clean and clear before putting new comp in. I've...
  42. Yes cap tube sys. Compressor runs fine just no...

    Yes cap tube sys. Compressor runs fine just no compression. I'm guessing valves failed it starts rather easy and with no comp hard to tell if charge is low but showed 80psi static or thereabouts....
  43. Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a go tomorrow....

    Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a go tomorrow. It's for a church and I was trying to save them some money. Tecumseh was $400+, Samsung $300 and the Embraco $150. I've used them before and had...
  44. Turbo Air fridge replacement compressor questions

    Called up local supply house and told them I needed a Samsung SK1A1C-L2W compressor replacement. My helper picked up the compressor a day or so later and it is an Embraco FFI10HBX1. Looking at the...
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    You beat me to it. I call mine Laurel and Hardy

    You beat me to it. I call mine Laurel and Hardy
  46. I have used the Asco and I own a Turbo Torch and...

    I have used the Asco and I own a Turbo Torch and normally use Turbotorch or Harris Inferno tips. The Asco rep really talked them up and no doubt they're good, but I can't tell any difference in...
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    The last time I visited the trade school they had...

    The last time I visited the trade school they had been given a few Appion 760s to use and I tried one and thought it was great. I still believe the Bluvac is hard to beat.
    I'm still OK with 1u...
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    I can't help wondering how useful these gauges...

    I can't help wondering how useful these gauges are in the 0.1u range. I mean 1.0u is a astronomical fine difference in vacuum. IIRC the blue ac accuracy is something on the order of 5% +/- 5 microns....
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    I would imagine it would help to let them know...

    I would imagine it would help to let them know that's what we're hoping for.
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    There's a lot of opinions on it, but I use more...

    There's a lot of opinions on it, but I use more SB8 than anything these days. I carry map pro and SB8, but also use O/A and air/acetylene at times, depending on what I'm doing. People like to tout...
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