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    Need a portable CO2 meter, suggestions?

    What's the best value in a portable meter that will show me the CO2 concentration in PPM? I don't need the full-on 5 sensor VOC meter, just one for CO2 only. Does Fluke make any such thing?

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    mr moneybags, what about this?

    http://www.trutechtools.com/Portable...er_p_1482.html

    this is what I use, never had a issue


    http://www.zoro.com/uei-test-instrum...20/i/G4260392/

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    you have to be carefull, a lot of the ones on market are just sniffers in a sense, this you can place into a flue pipe etc, use in other ways, read the manual, the UEI im referring to

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBrazin View Post
    The extech looks good, I'm just looking for something that I can give to an uninformed user to use, hopefully with just one button: ON/OFF and nothing else to confuse them. Then they can tell me the numbers on the screen and we go from there. That's why I don't need any other functions.

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    look at the price difference from Grainger and Zoro, how does Grainger stay in business? I don't know if you have them by you, but there's a few up my way, and there LARGE stores, with a few employees, but there prices are to outrageous, go look, its almost criminal, but yet they strive and do business somehow? lol


    http://www.grainger.com/product/15U8...150429211024:s

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    you can ust about buy 2 from Zoro....and if you said you wanted 2 they just might make it happen, UNREAL.,,.,.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjk_cmh View Post
    The extech looks good, I'm just looking for something that I can give to an uninformed user to use, hopefully with just one button: ON/OFF and nothing else to confuse them. Then they can tell me the numbers on the screen and we go from there. That's why I don't need any other functions.
    Gotcha if I come cross something, as i'm a tool monger!!! as you see, ill let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBrazin View Post
    look at the price difference from Grainger and Zoro, how does Grainger stay in business? I don't know if you have them by you, but there's a few up my way, and there LARGE stores, with a few employees, but there prices are to outrageous, go look, its almost criminal, but yet they strive and do business somehow? lol


    http://www.grainger.com/product/15U8...150429211024:s
    If you have an account its different pricing.
    If your looking for something portable google a brand CO Experts(small plane owners use them).Honeywell did make a good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy1949 View Post
    If you have an account its different pricing.
    If your looking for something portable google a brand CO Experts(small plane owners use them).Honeywell did make a good one
    Thanks, but they make CO meters, not CO2 meters. Carbon DIoxide

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    I have a account and yes the price is lower than that advertised, but there off the charts still with power tools etc, I shop thee for impossible to find items, like this aluminum handtruck, that fold's/breaks down to smaller than small, very compact, great for when working in building going from room to room to work on ceiling units and such,175$ carry's tool bag filters/parts, you can setup bungees on the folder hand truck easily, they have hooks to do so, great tool!!! they have cheaper models under 100$ look the same, but when you hold the 2 in your hands, this is worth the extra hundo......for sure, EVERY mechanic doing commercial work should have at least 1 on his/her truck, I have 2, after 5 years a wheel on the right side is a lil wobbly.so yes THEY ARE TUFF AS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/...ial%2BHandling

    A COMERCIAL TECH MUST HAVE ITEM!!!!!

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    The Extech is a good, low-cost unit, but if you're going to go down that path you should know that several companies sell the same model in a different color plastic case. Prices can vary by $200 for the same item. If you're a value shopper, you can save a bit of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bristolroad View Post
    The Extech is a good, low-cost unit, but if you're going to go down that path you should know that several companies sell the same model in a different color plastic case. Prices can vary by $200 for the same item. If you're a value shopper, you can save a bit of money.
    I was noticing that quite a few of those meters looked exactly the same, and assumed that was the case.

    The closest I have found to a simple, one-button unit is this:

    http://www.co2meter.com/collections/...ampling-sensor

    It seems like it's meant for connecting to vessels, but I'm pretty sure it would work in free air as well.

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    did you see the price of that unit??? what poster meant above on extech if you go on , let's say amazon , and do a search for co2 meters, ALOT of meters will pop up, and like he said the same as the extech, just different colors, a lot of these guys get a connect in china, and have them rebadge unit, even change color, they do it for free on some site, when I had a retail hobby shop I became aware of this practice, in other words if you look a lil deeper you'll find that extech for 50-100$ tops im sure, different color or not, but same meter, look at the instructions, always a dead give away, LOL...I personally run with Testo, Imperial, UEI, Fluke, etc...for many more reasons......but for what ur looking for , why not?

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