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Let's talk about leak detectors

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

  1. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    Fixed
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  2. Bustawrench

    Bustawrench Knucklehead

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    Its amazing to me hat the damn d-tek wont work on ff the wall cord.

    Theres gotta be a better way.

    But, i'm not hearing too many good things about the h10, so i guess I'll just stick with what i got.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Fkn H10 started acting squirly so plugged it in to charge.. stripped case apart and found leak on high pressure switch cap tube . Rubbed through . Only dropped 25 psi last night too so just a tiny leak. Now on pump and I'm eating some lunch
     
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  4. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    I want a Bacharach PGM-IR
     
  5. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Chuck The Other Dude

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  7. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I told Evan it's a waste of his money to buy one out of pocket.

    If the shop provides it that's one thing, but a mechanic shouldn't have to buy a single piece of equipment that costs $3000
     
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  8. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    Or even $300

    Beyond basic hand tools (which is even arguable), employees shouldn't be tasked with "self-funding" costly specialty tools and complex diagnostic equipment for their employers. I gave up on this about ten years ago.
     
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  9. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Just spent 3 Ben Franklin's on a Prowler,i hope if works better than my 10 year old TIF. Can't keep carrying 2 gallons of Soap Bubbles up to a RTU.I need to at least try an pinpoint first!
     
  10. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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  12. jays 65

    jays 65 New Member

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    i hate all of em we got brand new fieldpeice with the heated diode .turned the mofo on walking across the roof and it alerts? gives false positives all the time.ill stick with soap bubbles and nitrogen will find any leak