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Let's talk about leak detectors

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by Bustawrench, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Thinking about a new ultrasonic. They say they are new and improved now.
    I broke the top on mine and missing the battery cover :tard:

     
  2. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    What's a good ultrasonic?
     
  3. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Fluorescent lights don't like ultrasonic leak detectors eh
     
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  4. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Yeppers. Fluorescent lights are "noisey". As is air flow through grilles and registers.
     
  5. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Never had that exact issue. Usually had system off to leak check.
     
  6. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    I wasn't referring to the air from the system being serviced. For example, leak checking a self contained in a kitchen while exhaust and make up air are operating.
     
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  7. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Yep and most of my experience is in one system resi eh.
     
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  8. otto

    otto Bakery Chef

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    My ultasonic is by Amprobe. I have had it for probably 20 years it seems. Always works, and has a headphone jack.
     
  9. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    I believe mine is amprobe also.
     
  10. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Got a few mins into a leak check with the H10Pro low battery light came on and a few seconds later no worky.
    I tried running it plugged in and it wouldn't run. Called Bacharach and they said it should work. Had to work the switch a few times and it finally worked off the wall cord. That helps a little I guess.
     
  11. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    Had the old GE H10 for years. Still have it. It was good but I hated the cord, case, big leak small leak BS. Way back then it was the best detector. About 14 years ago I bought a Bacharach informant 2. It has been a good detector for years. Stayed on the truck year round in Ohio. It still works but nowhere near as well as it used to. Lets face it finding refrigerant leaks sucks.
     
  12. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    My new H10 is sharp as a tack.
    If it ain't squealing no gas is there.
     
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    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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  14. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Spent about an hour waiting for a bubble to pop out of a flare nut on a minisplit yesterday. New the leak was there, somewhere but I gotta see it. Anal that way
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    I gotta hunt down a leak on a POS s/c bunker tomorrow. Swung around my inficon for a couple minutes and even boosted up pressure with N2. Was end of day so tomorrow ill dig deeper with the H10 and some patience :lachen:
     
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    crackertech assholiness *

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    Is it hot gas defrost
     
  17. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    No just a s/c dual temp bunker. Hussmann. Electric defrost.
     
  18. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Well that sucks
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Haha yup. This particular chain loves these POS bunkers. Always a pain in the ass to work on, they always break down and are compressor killers.
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Same with olive carts. Hate working on them :lachen:
     
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