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    which clamp on thermometer do you use?

    One of my field piece clamp on thermometer broke. I replaced one with one that I bought from the local supply house and it was way off on temp readings. What type fo you guys use? Should I get another fieldpiece at $53?

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    I have a fluke clamp. Worth every penny


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    For k type thermocouple I recommend the fluke 80pk

    For 10k thermistor (which is what I almost always use for accuracy reasons) I recommend Cooper Atkins.

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    I have a hard time spending that kind of money on a temp clamp lol. Do they have a lifetime replacement warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPH78 View Post
    I have a hard time spending that kind of money on a temp clamp lol. Do they have a lifetime replacement warranty?
    Lol. No - maybe a year if your lucky - but I have had the fluke for years and so long as the wire does not get snagged it will last a long time - I have gotten 10 years reliable service from mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPH78 View Post
    I have a hard time spending that kind of money on a temp clamp lol. Do they have a lifetime replacement warranty?
    It's one of, if not the, most important tool you have as an hvac tech. Get your boss to buy it...
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    The new fieldpiece clamps are more durable. The yellow ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPH78 View Post
    One of my field piece clamp on thermometer broke. I replaced one with one that I bought from the local supply house and it was way off on temp readings. What type fo you guys use? Should I get another fieldpiece at $53?
    Just the clamp costs 53 or the whole meter with the clamp?

    If they sell that clamp for 53 that's how much the Cooper 4011 costs and is a lot more accurate across any condition. Might be time for a upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Just the clamp costs 53 or the whole meter with the clamp?

    If they sell that clamp for 53 that's how much the Cooper 4011 costs and is a lot more accurate across any condition. Might be time for a upgrade.
    Just the clamp is $50.

    I saw some internet restaurant supply site that had the Cooper clamps (4005) for $88.

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    still waiting for accutools to make a good quality one for a reasonable price. it would be a big seller I bet! I have tried many over the years. fluke, cooper, fp, hilmor, craftsman... I have settled for the yellow fieldpiece lately. they all seem to be about 3.5 degrees from each other.

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    Went through numerous fluke 80pk. The rubber insulation would rub through where it meets metal ribs and fray wire. Been using uei and fieldpiece cheapos for a while now. Will see how long they last before I'm back to taping my bead probe on copper lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    Just the clamp is $50.

    I saw some internet restaurant supply site that had the Cooper clamps (4005) for $88.
    Was that a K-type?

    Do you think a Cooper K-type is better than the others for accuracy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian8383 View Post
    The new fieldpiece clamps are more durable. The yellow ones.
    Oh! That reminds me. Someone here started a thread on their broken fieldpiece clamp a while ago. Mine broke, too. But I fixed it for about $5.

    Irwin sells a plastic clamp that is literally identical in every way to the larger blue fieldpiece clamp except for the jaws, which of course are designed to clamp onto a pipe on the fieldpiece version. I trimmed one of the rubber jaws so that the k-type sensor would fit onto it.

    The clamping force on this is strong as hell, too.

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