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    I've got air lines that need replacing (all of them). A couple have recently started to pop off and I think one may have busted entirely on Friday. To get B&S to replace them all, what am I looking at as far as time and money?
    Last edited by J. Pick; 08-07-2006, 11:00 AM.

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    We have an old Validator manual machine. with a new brake for the z and all the lines I think it was around 2500.00
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    • #3
      Because of airline contamination I had the bearings cleaned and all fittings and lines replaced back in '03. The cost was $2300 and I then also had a lazer calibrate to factory spec for $3700. We negotiated a $900 discount.
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        Get someone other than B&S to quote, they will **** you. I had a Micro Excel PFX done for under $2,000 (including recal) a couple of months ago.
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        • #5
          They just quoted me $3700 for replacing the lines and cleaning the bearings. (+ recalibration). That sounds ridiculous.

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          • #6
            I was just quoted by B&S for our MicroVal at over $5,000
            They said it would be a total re-build...included new "pickups" and would take 2 full days

            we ended up having our calibration service guy do it...and it was just over $2,000....but no new "pickups"
            and it took 2 days,,,,,but only about 12 hours max...including re-calibration

            bob
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            • #7
              I had the same problem on an old manual Validator a few years back. I got two quotes one from B&S and one from CMM Tecnologies. CMM Technologies was about $1000 cheaper, but after they disassembled the machine the guy they sent out couldn't get it back together. It finally took two techs two weeks to do a three day job. After all that I still had to have B&S come out and do a calibration because I just had no confidence in what was done. You get what you pay for.

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              • #8
                Well, that's even worse news because I just requested a quote from CMM Technologies and another company in Cincinnatti. B&S' quote included 24 hrs. of labor @ $125/hr! What?

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                • #9
                  I'm not commenting on the price, I'd pay B&S and have it over with.

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                  • #10
                    Contact Conway Gage in Rochester NY. The owner(Roger) is ex-B&S service and does a great job.
                    Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cmmguy
                      Contact Conway Gage in Rochester NY. The owner(Roger) is ex-B&S service and does a great job.
                      Cannandiagua, NY actually. That is who did mine a couple of months ago. I can say nothing but good things about those folks at Conway Gage. Rodger is one of the most resourceful guys in the biz. PM me I'll give you his #, I'm not sure if he'd be cool about me posting it or not.

                      Craig
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