Absolutely, if you see the price on 1/2" ID 4ft stainless steel flexs under $120 let me know though
It's a kick in the gibbles so to speak, but on expensive units like even this, the rare chance that someone snaps a flexline and then has to ship it back, then we're out shipping charges, I'm out a refrigerant charge and time, vacuuming, retuning, the whole works. I'd rather drop another $60 in and have the stainless steel flex and braid. Even brass or copper braids okay actually, but they do have a beautiful job with the stainless. I'll post a picture of the flexline a bit later, probably next week once the evaporator and what not is on the end of it.
If you do get into phase though, feel free to get in here and ask. I know that Little Devil units probably more than awesome enough
EDIT: And speaking of Yellow jacket quality, they're hard to beat. I've had about 5-6 gauge manifolds at this point. At some level, one isn't enough to tune a cascade, and if you have units to work on, you might want 3. Yellow jackets are a bit more expensive than the base model, and so after buying Yellow jacket for the first one I went a bit cheaper on the 2nd and 3rd one. Guess which ones I've had to replace, rehose, or recore? Exactly. The yellowjacket one is still, 100% untouched and unrepaired, working 7 years later. Haven't even had to swap out hoses and it holds vacuum longer and better than the brand new Brutes and generics.
For an interesting point of reference, I removed my gauges last from a unit in early January, and hung them up on their hook. I should have discharged them, but didn't because I wanted to see how long they'd hold pressure. Someone had once told me to try it to see if your hoses needed to be replaced, but 5 psi a month was still acceptable due to the rubber and the fittings, etc. 145 psi when I left.
140 psi when I got back to them here in mid May. Oh and the temperatures 3C colder, so that accounts for... 4 psi
Can't beat it, if you buy phase tools, buy Yellow jacket.
^^ That just sounds like an ad, but I am serious.Edited by NoL - 5/24/11 at 7:34am