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Old 06-22-2016, 02:19 PM   #1
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New Racor Product

Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's an improved way to mount a vacuum gauge on a Racor.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
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Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's an improved way to mount a vacuum gauge on a Racor.
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Isn't this the same as has been offered for 15 or more years? Of course mine is not SS.
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Isn't this the same as has been offered for 15 or more years? Of course mine is not SS.
I was looking for exactly this type of thing a couple years ago for my Sailboat and couldn't find it. I ended up using the goofy green, yellow, red indicator that they have (which actually worked OK).

While it doesn't say so in the pdf page, it looks like it has a drag needle which I think is a necessity. I would have bought this in an instant for my boat with a single Racor primary filter.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:07 PM   #5
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I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.
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I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.
That sounds like a nice feature.... I will need to check it out.
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I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.
I think the new part of it is the gauge is mounted on a T handle.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:00 PM   #8
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I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.
Stainless steel, not a bronze/brass or whatever the prior one was made of.
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Stainless steel, not a bronze/brass or whatever the prior one was made of.
The prior one wasnt on a T handle as I recall. You had to use a wrench on it.
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no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !
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no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !
Is there a drag needle on that gauge?
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HC.....I have Dahls in my ER. Are these compatible?
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I think the new part of it is the gauge is mounted on a T handle.
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no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !
Someh I don't believe Racor envisioned people twisting on the gauge with regularity. But if it works for you....
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Just sent a text to the sales rep and asked him to send me a few of them.
I don't know the price yet. I'm pretty sure it's the same gauge that they used in the hex adapter and that one had a drag needle.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:50 AM   #18
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Capt Bill, all that's needed is a few inch pounds of tightening since the filter usually has zero psi or as the element gets dirty a slight vacuum.
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I'm confused. What's new about this? I've had these on my boats for years.
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I'm confused. What's new about this? I've had these on my boats for years.
Same here. Other than the new one being stainless, what's the diff?
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