TruBlu Kit Unboxing
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The basic micron gauge in the BluVac family is the BluVac Micro. That product family also includes the BluVac LTE and BluVac Pro micron gauges. The main difference between all three micron gauges is the software that comes with them; we find that the sensors are accurate and reliable on all three gauges. The BluVac Pro’s software is more comprehensive than the BluVac Micro; you can set and hit decay targets on the former but not the latter.
The TruBlu kit’s case is very sturdy and seals nicely, which prevents contamination from getting into stored hoses. Enclosed within the kit are instructions and best practices for a fast and deep vacuum, which provides just-in-time education. The TruBlu kit comes with 3 meter-long hoses, which are wide-diameter (3/4″) and can bend tightly and in many different positions. TruBlu hoses are vinyl-coated and don’t absorb moisture, and they allow you to get a good seal.
Vacuum-rated hoses don’t have core depressors in them, so the kit also comes with two separate core depressors. (Note: The advanced kit does NOT come with core depressors, an extra hose, or 90-degree fittings.)
The kit also comes with core removal tools (CRTs). These CRTs are vacuum-rated and allow you to pull the core out easily with a sliding end piece. You can connect your micron gauge to the CRT with a brass adapter (with a core depressor). It’s important that you fully depress the core when attaching your micron gauge. The BluVac CRTs also have double-gaskets.
The Pro kit comes with 90-degree fittings, a 1/2″ connector, a 3/8″ connector, a T connector, three small clamps, three large clamps, and many additional O-rings.
You can connect your tree to the vacuum pump in multiple orientations. Take off the plastic caps, use the properly sized port, and use a clamp to attach the T connector. You’ll need some O-rings (use the ones with metal O-rings for the T). In the rig shown in this video, we use a small clamp because it can sufficiently overlap on both sides. (Make sure you have a snug fit, but don’t use a wrench to over-tighten it!) Then, you can connect your hoses.