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    What kind are you using for measuring line set temps? I see some guys with the stab in thermometers, and they just insulate them to the liquid line. I had a great clamp on thermometer but it didn't survive its first fall to the truck floor. At $90 a piece I figured I'd get some input before I buy another one.
    Last edited by MoJourneyman; 07-22-2011, 09:13 PM.
    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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    Re: Clamp on thermometers

    I just started using these as my primary gauges and they are fantastic!

    Digital Manifolds - SMAN2 & SMAN3

    I have about 4 of the digital stick thermometers that the supply house sells for sticking in registers ect...

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    • #3
      Re: Clamp on thermometers

      I use a typeK thermocouple bead probe with a Fluke DMM. I tape the bead to the line with Scotch 88 electrical tape and insulate with a small piece of Armaflex and couple of cable ties. Fluke makes a bead probe with Velco. Thinking about getting one. Would save a few bucks on elec. tape and cable ties.

      James

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        Re: Clamp on thermometers

        http://www.wwgtotaline.ca/PDFs/Buyer...nstruments.pdf

        Look at the bottom of page 4. That's a great clamp on thermometer.



        http://www.hvactechgroup.com
        Last edited by Tech X; 07-23-2011, 09:07 AM.
        http://www.hvactechgroup.com

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        • #5
          Re: Clamp on thermometers

          Bill, what did those run you?
          TechX thats identical to the one I just killed. absolutely loved it, I had it for over a year, and I only dropped it once

          James, that sounds like a PITA
          No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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            Re: Clamp on thermometers

            Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
            Bill, what did those run you?
            TechX thats identical to the one I just killed. absolutely loved it, I had it for over a year, and I only dropped it once

            James, that sounds like a PITA
            Not at all. takes about a minute.

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              Re: Clamp on thermometers

              Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
              Bill, what did those run you?
              TechX thats identical to the one I just killed. absolutely loved it, I had it for over a year, and I only dropped it once

              James, that sounds like a PITA
              I paid $340 for the SMAN 3 (NOTE: They do not come with hoses) . I REALLY like them so far:-)
              Last edited by OkieBill; 07-23-2011, 09:43 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Clamp on thermometers

                I bit the bullet and bought a Fluke T-116 and the pipe clamp thermometer attachment. wasn't cheep but it's pretty awesome, and they tell me it's the last multimeter i'll ever need.
                No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                  Re: Clamp on thermometers

                  Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
                  I bit the bullet and bought a Fluke T-116 and the pipe clamp thermometer attachment. wasn't cheep but it's pretty awesome, and they tell me it's the last multimeter i'll ever need.
                  I use a Fluke 16. if it ever wears out, I'm upgrading to the 116. Also have a 29. It's about 15 years old. I can't wear it out.

                  James

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