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    My SMAN380V is filthy what should i use to clean it

    My Fieldpiece SMAN380V is filthy with oil and dirt what should I use and how should I clean it?
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    Soap and water
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    I am confused why a homeowner has a manifold but personally I'd leave it that way and just rub it down with a shop towel to get it clean enough to not dirty my hands. I don't want people to see my tools and think I don't use them.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I am confused why a homeowner has a manifold
    That explains why the hoses aren't attached correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortdoc View Post
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    Hi, thanks for the input but soap and water with a toothbrush did not work any other ideas?
    Thank you for not being a critic,

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    Never had that problem with Analog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Never had that problem with Analog.
    I've never had that problem with digital if it's somewhat dirty who cares. My wireless probes look about like that manifold and I'm proud of it I've used the heck out of them and it shows. If I get something sticky or greasy on them I wipe it off and that's all.
    My last s-man manifold was three or four times worse looking than that when I quit using it and it still worked great.
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Your question will be better addressed by Fieldpiece support. You can find their support number on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ325 View Post
    My Fieldpiece SMAN380V is filthy with oil and dirt what should I use and how should I clean it?
    thank you
    A burn barrel would clean those right up!
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    Tools are supposed to be dirty. Shows that you use em! This reminds me of a time when I was in high school and my mom cleaned off all the scuffs and scrape marks off my helmet. Was not happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa7483 View Post
    Tools are supposed to be dirty. Shows that you use em! This reminds me of a time when I was in high school and my mom cleaned off all the scuffs and scrape marks off my helmet. Was not happy.
    You needed a helmet to attend high school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    You needed a helmet to attend high school?
    I just wore a brown felt cowboy hat with my white trench coat and rubber boots. I never wore a helmet for anything.
    I sorta wish I had a picture to see just how funny I looked.
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    Silicone spray or WD40 to clean the external. For the internal sensors spray Paslode air tool cleaner in the ports. Not sure what the Paslode would do to the clear screen, but it's safe to use on sensors according to Ritchie Engineering aka Yellow Jacket University, because it cleans, degreases, and leaves no residue. Much easier than an eye dropper and alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I just wore a brown felt cowboy hat with my white trench coat and rubber boots. I never wore a helmet for anything.
    I sorta wish I had a picture to see just how funny I looked.
    I went to the most redneck high school in Houston back in the late 60's, you couldn't get in the door without your cowboy hat on, if you didn't have your cowboy hat on, the rednecks would kick you in the butt on the way in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    I went to the most redneck high school in Houston back in the late 60's, you couldn't get in the door without your cowboy hat on, if you didn't have your cowboy hat on, the rednecks would kick you in the butt on the way in.
    Well I was in northern California so I was definitely the odd one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    You needed a helmet to attend high school?
    Haha, sorry, football helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa7483 View Post
    Haha, sorry, football helmet.
    And here I was assuming you rode a bike to school and actually wore a helmet.
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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