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Old 12-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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What is the best brand to purchase when it comes to manometers? Least and most expensive. I've seen some on ebay from China but I'm no familiar with these brands.

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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Dwyer u tube works well has been the service mans friend for a while

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Ya got that right qbert.
Mines 25 years old and still going strong.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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R U a tech and going to be using it a lot? I have a UEI differential pressure type and it gets bounced around in a service van and goes from -40F into houses and survives quite well. Well built and reliable I find the UEI brand and not nearly as expensive as Fluke etc. Fairly compact as some of the larger ones are quite clumsy and won't fit into a furnace well. I have a VERY expensive tiny Testo unit for tight spaces but use this one as my main workhorse. It has a very nice and durable rubber mount around it to absorb shock and a powerful magnet on the back to hold it to the side of a furnace etc.

http://www.ueitest.com/product-em201.html
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I use the Fieldpiece that Doc posted. $120 @ Johnson Supply.
I had a Dwer 1" analog but gave it to another tech when I purchased the Fieldpiece.
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I paid $1oo plus tax for that Fieldpiece manometer and I got an excellent deal on the Fieldpiece digital refrigerant scale with remote handle. $200 plus tax at Goodman.

I picked up the Fielpiece digital diagnostic pshychrometer new for $140 at Gem-Aire Distribution.

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If U are going to being doing some serious testing of pressure switches and manifold pressure on high efficiency units U need 2 T into the hoses going to the pressure switches and read the "WC while it is operating. 2 do that go 2 your local auto parts store and pickup an assortment of plastic barbed tees they use for vacuum lines for brakes or windshield washers etc.
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I wish Fieldpiece weight scales came in a case.
I've had a Mannix digital pshychrometer for about 8 years now (from Carrier)
By Gem-Air... do you mean ACR?
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Johnson supply has brass tees. Not sure of the size but I think I use a 3/16" x 3/16" by 1/8" tee to tie into the pressure switch.
They never charge me for them. (I probably drop a years salary there every year)

Most common reading for a Carrier 80% is -.66"wc until flame occurs. It then drops to -.44"wc.

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Used a yellow jacket analog for many years. Just got a testo 510 and like it a lot. Fits right in my combustion analyzer box and stays protected that way.
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Thanks for all of the info. I definitely want a product that will stand the test of time. I'm new to the field so I take in all the questions on this Chat line as to not sound ignorant when I explain issues talk to customers.

If you have any advice, I'm all ears.
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I wish Fieldpiece weight scales came in a case.
I've had a Mannix digital pshychrometer for about 8 years now (from Carrier)
By Gem-Air... do you mean ACR?

Mine came with a soft carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap. The hand held remote meter is stored (snaps in and a velcro strap) on the underneath of the scale.


These are mine, literally.


Not sure if Gem-Air is Acr, I'll find out one day though.
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Houston204, I've always thought that by your screen name you were in Houston. Are you?
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Yep, I work in the River Oaks and Memorial area.
My company is a Carrier FAD, but I mainly work on chill water fancoils in highrises.

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