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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59975 on: June 01, 2020, 09:26:51 am »
The TEA in tomorrow's Ramco auction already has some interesting bid prices...

A Fluke 85 multimeter for £85+uplift
Several used Isotech 100MHz scopes for £55+uplift

I wonder where they will end up?!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59976 on: June 01, 2020, 10:49:04 am »
At the moment, probably crazy priced somewhere insane.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59977 on: June 01, 2020, 10:52:09 am »
Is anyone familiar with select-test.com?  They have a couple of bench multimeters listed on fleabay that would fit in my needs category.
They look rough cosmetically, so I expect a low ball offer would be in order.  Supposedly they are working.  Part of the interest is that I could almost go in person, rather than getting them shipped.
Any advice/coaching as I embark on used TEA?  My past acquisitions have been from very reliable sources, so this is new territory for me.

HP 3468B:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AGILENT-HP-3468B-5-5-DIGIT-BENCH-MULTIMETER-DMM-LOOK-REF-995G/202981521137?hash=item2f42a436f1:g:y4oAAOSwhIRerrQc

HP 3478A:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AGILENT-HP-3478A-5-DIGIT-2-4-WIRE-BENCHTOP-MULTIMETER-LOOK-REF-257G/202982992412?epid=2254324634&hash=item2f42baaa1c:g:oBYAAOSwR6lesTaX

I need to move somewhat quickly.  SWMBO's brother is getting rid of an above-ground pool to get a spa instead.  We are getting the pool for free, but budgets are going to tighten up once SWMBO realizes installation is going to cost in the $1000CAD ballpark.  It is certainly not free considering the sweat I put in to disassemble it and load it into a trailer...

That 3478A would def be high on my list; mine is a joy to use and that one comes with GPIB and 30-day warranty. Yeah, it's a bit ugly... but nothing a little TLC and some printed plastic wouldn't make right nice in half a jiffy.  :-+

Don't forget to hunt up some decent UNSHROUDED 4mm plug test leads; those are a bit on the scarce side anymore.

[EDIT] You might want to look into this [FLUKE] 45 they have if it'll serve your needs; a bit newer, VFD looks half-decent, dual-display and RS-232: eBay auction: #202983024562

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59978 on: June 01, 2020, 10:56:50 am »
first offer for all local TEA folks:   I have a Shadow pinball (Bally), WPC S, that I would part with...   https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2528

Mmmhmmm.... that's tasty. Fortunately for me and my bankbook, there's no way in Hell I could get it here without mortgaging the children. Tho if it were a Black Knight or a Mata Hari... *shuddder*

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59979 on: June 01, 2020, 11:05:46 am »
Apologies as not quite TEA but close, sort of like an ac dc current limited variable ~80V 200A power supply, my new TIG welder.
So many settings to get right, current, ac balance, frequency, electrode/cup size, gas flow-pre-during-post , and if you touch the filler rod to the tungsten - then you have to take it out and grind it again. (actually put in one of the other 9 you ground earlier!)   My first butt joint after about 10 trial runs - not pretty but I am getting better (not saying much)
I think I am going to have to do it seated - I wobble too much standing.   

Two things... One, DON'T learn while sitting, and keep running the torch without the foot-pedal until you're reasonably proficient. Seated and pedal is for production work under ideal conditions; you want to learn your technique (especially coordinating the torch motion and the stirring of the filler) under real world conditions so you'll always feel confident when you need to weld a part onto something you can't move to an ideal position.

Trust me... you'll be a much better welder much faster learning this way.  ;)

Also, when prepping the work, remember to vee your joints deeper & wider with tig; you don't get the penetration you do with ferrous metals and stick, so the extra room for the stirring action will help you greatly. :-+

Good luck!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59980 on: June 01, 2020, 11:06:24 am »
The TEA in tomorrow's Ramco auction already has some interesting bid prices...

A Fluke 85 multimeter for £85+uplift
Several used Isotech 100MHz scopes for £55+uplift

I wonder where they will end up?!

Quite a few Racal Dana 1998 counters around £30, HP34401 ("Archived") for £150. And shitloads of crap. :scared:

Guess I should be happy we don't have something like that in Germany. At least I'm not aware of it.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59981 on: June 01, 2020, 11:23:30 am »
There's really great stuff in that Ramco auctions.

Everybody needs one of those: https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/ramco/catalogue-id-ramco-10217/lot-e75c79e1-f514-4ce7-a8a8-abb40099d2dc

It even has a Cerberus Control Desk. :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59982 on: June 01, 2020, 12:08:02 pm »
I think that's the one Homer Simpson used to work at... :-DD




Here's one for all you butt-uglee FLUKE fans; OCXO, dual-channel, w/500MHz option:   eBay auction: #202951852781

Come on med; you KNOW you wanna paint it bloo!!! :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59983 on: June 01, 2020, 02:10:13 pm »
Med, you want to upgrade your HeathKit oscilloscope calibrator ?  >:D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114244159119?ViewI

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59984 on: June 01, 2020, 02:13:42 pm »
I think that's the one Homer Simpson used to work at... :-DD




Here's one for all you butt-uglee FLUKE fans; OCXO, dual-channel, w/500MHz option:   eBay auction: #202951852781

Come on med; you KNOW you wanna paint it bloo!!! :-DD

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How soon they forget. Already have one. And painted.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59985 on: June 01, 2020, 02:16:29 pm »
Med, you want to upgrade your HeathKit oscilloscope calibrator ?  >:D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114244159119?ViewI



Ahem.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59986 on: June 01, 2020, 02:16:56 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD


That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59987 on: June 01, 2020, 02:20:03 pm »
Med, you want to upgrade your HeathKit oscilloscope calibrator ?  >:D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114244159119?ViewI



Ahem.  :-DD



Ahh my mistake I was sure you had the IG-4505.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59988 on: June 01, 2020, 02:21:57 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD


That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?

From Page 1 of the TEA thread:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/msg2427477/#msg2427477

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59989 on: June 01, 2020, 03:24:39 pm »
Med, you want to upgrade your HeathKit oscilloscope calibrator ?  >:D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114244159119?ViewI



Ahem.  :-DD



Ahh my mistake I was sure you had the IG-4505.

I think spec has an IG-4505.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59990 on: June 01, 2020, 03:28:53 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD


That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?

The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.

The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.

Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59991 on: June 01, 2020, 04:49:36 pm »
   Here's one for all you butt-uglee FLUKE fans; OCXO, dual-channel, w/500MHz option:   eBay auction: #202951852781   Come on med; you KNOW you wanna paint it bloo!!!:-DD

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How soon they forget. Already have one. And painted.  :-DD   

Didn't forget. I thought yours was the plain-Jane 125MHz model; not with the 500MHz option. :-//

Med, you want to upgrade your HeathKit oscilloscope calibrator ?  >:D   https://www.ebay.com/itm/114244159119?ViewI   

I'd have bought that one... Alas, I was busy having my testicles beaten into a fine paste by FuckWithMyHead360 repeatedly      me and someone else beat me to it. |O

Did y'all see this one...? eBay auction: #114243988119

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59992 on: June 01, 2020, 04:51:44 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD
That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?
The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.   The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.   Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
So... which do you use on yer blue arse...?  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59993 on: June 01, 2020, 05:14:13 pm »
Quick heads-Up for all you Futtinna'ed Interplanetary FPS Fans: Borderlands 2 Bundle now FREE via Epic Games: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/bundles/borderlands-the-handsome-collection



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59994 on: June 01, 2020, 05:24:32 pm »
The TEA in tomorrow's Ramco auction already has some interesting bid prices...

A Fluke 85 multimeter for £85+uplift
Several used Isotech 100MHz scopes for £55+uplift

I wonder where they will end up?!

Dave should buy those out of date batteries for his leak testing...


Wow, page 2400, and almost 60k replies!


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59995 on: June 01, 2020, 05:54:38 pm »
Yeah I'm not taking that for free  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59996 on: June 01, 2020, 06:14:57 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD
That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?
The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.   The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.   Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
So... which do you use on yer blue arse...?  :-DD

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Just so I know what to gitcha fer Christmas. >:D

Well, you could always kiss my ass and find out.  :P :P :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59997 on: June 01, 2020, 06:21:15 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD
That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?
The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.   The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.   Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
So... which do you use on yer blue arse...?  :-DD

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Just so I know what to gitcha fer Christmas. >:D

Well, you could always kiss my ass and find out.  :P :P :P :-DD

Not sure, if this is a good idea



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59998 on: June 01, 2020, 06:29:01 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD
That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?
The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.   The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.   Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
So... which do you use on yer blue arse...?  :-DD

mnem
Just so I know what to gitcha fer Christmas. >:D

Well, you could always kiss my ass and find out.  :P :P :P :-DD

Not sure, if this is a good idea


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #59999 on: June 01, 2020, 06:35:10 pm »
[...] Already have one. And painted.  :-DD
That looks really good.  Do you use a special plastic paint for that kind of project?
The Flukes get Krylon Fusion Satin Rolling Surf.   The Teks get Krylon Colormaxx Gloss Bahama Sea.   Nothing special. Regular spray paint but it does specify it's for plastic as well as metal.
So... which do you use on yer blue arse...?  :-DD

mnem
Just so I know what to gitcha fer Christmas. >:D

Well, you could always kiss my ass and find out.  :P :P :P :-DD

Not sure, if this is a good idea


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Yes.

But what if happens something like this?

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