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#16 NormanCreekDoug

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:20 AM

I have a Hanna pHep HI 98128 - in my junk drawer. After two very frustrating seasons I gave up on it. It came from the factory with a nicked o-ring on the electrode which leaked solution into the unit. They replaced that, but then it leaked again - temperature change caused it to suck in fluid and soaked the electronics. It's a shame they make such a poor unit - I expect their pricier equipment is better quality, but I'll never buy it.

I switched to the Vinmetrica 300, have been very happy with it and highly recommend it.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:37 AM

The Vinmetrica 300 looks great.  I would love to have pH, TA, and SO2 all in one.  It might be worht the price tag, as long as it is robust and lasts.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:40 AM

As a follow-up on the Vinemetrica.  They have also introduced an additional ML probe.  With this new probe it attaches to the base unit and you can test ml in a few minutes.  I haven't purchased this probe yet, but it is nice to know that when they are designing new enhanced features they are making them backwards compatible versus requiring you to purchase a new unit.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

I am just now using my Vinmetrica MLF tester. It is used in conjunction with the 300 and works pretty slick. Being the first time I have used it it has taken me an hour to read the manual, over and over, and view the video too. It takes about an hour or so to complete a test, which is not too bad. You just need to follow the direction carefully. I am a fan of the Vinmetrica! Cheers, Gary
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