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11-15-2012, 02:37 PM #11
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I just found a reseller selling probes in clear baggies, no markings, no literature, no instructions, nothing. I think that is a disservice! Maybe they are buying in bulk and repackaging.

When I used the white insertion tool, I tend to push the sensor out of the tube, then when I tried to push the tube in I broke the sensor.

My first time out I broke two of the five probes. Sad

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11-15-2012, 04:09 PM #12
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(11-15-2012, 02:37 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  I just found a reseller selling probes in clear baggies, no markings, no literature, no instructions, nothing. I think that is a disservice! Maybe they are buying in bulk and repackaging.

When I used the white insertion tool, I tend to push the sensor out of the tube, then when I tried to push the tube in I broke the sensor.

My first time out I broke two of the five probes. Sad

You actually bought Wagner Rapid Rh sensors off the street? Like black market sensors? For shame....Huh

But I hear what your saying, I never had one of the old blue ones not work.

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11-15-2012, 06:02 PM #13
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I still have an old blue one and the drill bit for it!! Weren't they nice? Anyone could push the button and take a reading!

But the new orange ones were going to be cheaper because you didn't throw away the reader every time.... Let's see, the old blue ones were about $25 each and the last orange ones I bought were... Tongue

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11-15-2012, 07:51 PM #14
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(11-15-2012, 06:02 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  I still have an old blue one and the drill bit for it!! Weren't they nice? Anyone could push the button and take a reading!

But the new orange ones were going to be cheaper because you didn't throw away the reader every time.... Let's see, the old blue ones were about $25 each and the last orange ones I bought were... Tongue

What the hell are you drinking? Throw away the reader every time?

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11-15-2012, 09:49 PM #15
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The old blue probes with the pointed ends had the reader built in so yes, every time you covered them up you were throwing away the reader. Wink

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11-16-2012, 06:51 AM #16
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Oh, thats old.

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11-21-2012, 05:35 PM #17
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Okay, I'm a little alarmed by stories of people busting sensors- Jason, can you help?

To their great credit, your supplier in Oz sent me a new insertion tool in a jiff, no charge.

When I put it in the sensor, the lowest stepped section presses hard, right onto the reader plate inside the sensor. Won't this damage it? I don't want to question the manufacturer's wisdom but I want to make sure I'm doing this right.

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11-21-2012, 08:14 PM #18
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Well you may paint me as a bull in a china shop, but the white insert tool fits waaay down in the probe, and these new orange readers aren't quite as burly as the older models. When I pushed in the probe the sleeve got hung up a bit and the base went in. Me being in a hurry pushed harder not figuring out the sleeve being disconnected. When the sleeve didn't go down (and why would it, I was smacking on the base Sad ) I did what any redneck country boy would do. I got a bigger hammer!

That fixed the problem for sure. I had parts all over the place.... Tongue

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11-22-2012, 06:50 AM #19
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I can share from tips on inserting the new sensors if anyone likes, cause they are a bit more delicate. Now that I'm used to them, I like them better. I used to get about 1 in 10 that would read "Er" after placing. And I would have to drill another hole and waste a sensor (at my cost). Only happened once out of the last 100 or so I've place with the new ones.

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11-22-2012, 09:31 AM #20
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(11-21-2012, 08:14 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  Well you may paint me as a bull in a china shop, but the white insert tool fits waaay down in the probe, and these new orange readers aren't quite as burly as the older models. When I pushed in the probe the sleeve got hung up a bit and the base went in. Me being in a hurry pushed harder not figuring out the sleeve being disconnected. When the sleeve didn't go down (and why would it, I was smacking on the base Sad ) I did what any redneck country boy would do. I got a bigger hammer!

That fixed the problem for sure. I had parts all over the place.... Tongue

My sleeve came off as well. But that should not effect the sensor. Like what if your doing a thin elevated slab that dries from both sides? gobble gobble Smile

Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
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