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Old 03-18-2017, 11:58:54 AM
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I am looking for an hour meter for my meter box. I've seen Hobbs hour meters used by Onan. I assume they are industrial grade quality meters. Searching online they seem to be reasonable in price, but I've seen cheaper meters (1/3rd the price) that look almost identical to Hobbs meters with the exception of the Hobbs name. I assume they are cheap-azz CHINESE made p.o.s. knockoffs made in communist China to substandard specs (or actually no quality specs). Anyway, getting back to my question before I get mad and punch a hole in the wall because I have no tolerance to low quality products, would you recommend a Hobbs hour meter to be dependable and made to high quality standards? Or would you recommend a different brand? What is your opinion?

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update- I am seeing Hobbs's name and Honeywell's name to be of the same product.
http://www.partdeal.com/hobbs-hourme...fuTBoCy83w_wcB

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Note: Honeywell aquired Hobbs, so your gauge may say Hobbs or Honeywell on it
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Johnny did you take your meds this morning
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Johnny did you take your meds this morning
Not really. I only had 1 pot of coffee and it is already noontime... I need more coffee. I am heading to the kitchen to brew a pot of coffee in a moment then hopefully I will wake up.

Anyway, I just bought the meter seen in the picture below for $33 clams. I see the same hour meter either with the Hobbs name or Honeywell and in some cases both names going for up to $89 clams each. What a big difference depending on the seller.

OK, time to brew the coffee.

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What's about going with a Tiny Tach which will yield tachometer and hours?
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What's about going with a Tiny Tach which will yield tachometer and hours?
Where did you see that meter? Too late anyway since I already placed my order.

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JohnnyC- if u can cancel order i have one w/ 0HR,s i got w/ my 5.0CCK made by meco-indiana. will post pick when it downloads, LMK
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Where did you see that meter? Too late anyway since I already placed my order.

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JohnnyC-pic of meter if u want it
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JohnnyC-pic of meter if u want it
Ed, thanks but I think it is too late. By the way did you get the o-rings yet? They were dropped in the mail last Monday.

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JohnnyC- yes, yesterday afternoon, thank u very much. See my post.
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JohnnyC- did u look here?

http://www.weschler.com/public/all_p...FcZWDQodFmoE9w
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