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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Sorry you bought a Dtek.


    Best of luck to you.
    My D TEK Select does not react to my H 10 reference bottle at all. I think it is R11 if I am not mistaken.
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  2. #28
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    Not for that

    D-Tek select won't pick-up R-11 unless it is a large concentration.- GEO
    Once in a while everything falls into place and I am able to move forward, most of the time it just falls all over the place and I can't go anywhere-GEO

  3. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga1279 View Post
    D-Tek select won't pick-up R-11 unless it is a large concentration.- GEO
    This is correct.


    HOWEVER, the D-tek select is still not the detector that the H-10 is.


    I have a thread elsewhere on this site with pictures of leaks that TWO D-tek selects missed that an H-10 found in minutes.


    It's easier to operate, yes, but that ease of operation comes at a price, and that price is sensitivity.

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    I didn't read this whole thing but I posted on one of the other ones about it. I'm with jp h 10 all the way, a little cumbersome but it will never leave you hanging . I've never knock on wood had a leak I couldn't find with it .

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  5. #31
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    I too have wasted money on a d tek. I used an old 115 v h 10 for years no problems. Since i started using the d tek I have missed several. I just sent my h 10 off to be rebuilt may still use my d tek sometimes but will always get my h 10 out for the hard to find ones.

  6. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlock View Post
    Just bought a new d-tek select as my old one was giving too many false possitives. Not sure yet if it will work any better, but something I did notice about the d-tek is it will not pu on weak concentrations of refrigerant. Added 1/4Lb R-22 and ran up 200psi w/nitro. Didn't pu a peep, pulled a vacuum and it started to leak down. Juiced up again w/nitro and found large leak at evap(mh quick connect) and one at the suction line at comp with soap.
    crap... this may be my problem .. using a D-tek, cannot find a problem R-22 leak. added 5 oz R-22, 200 psi nitro ... D-tek barely picks it up when I did a test at port.

    just serviced my old H-10B with General Electric logo in front.
    hopefully H-10B will do better than D-tek.

    Last edited by cy; 04-27-2012 at 11:28 PM.

  7. #33
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    You know it will. You bought the other one just because it was cool

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  8. #34
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    Had a young tech over the house this evening, he likes to visit and ask lots of questions (he thinks I'm a lot smarter than I am). He was having problems w/his tek-mate being too sensitive (he thought). Any way, he got it out and I ran it past my gauges, and it picked up on one hose. I tried it out several times, and it only went off on the one connection. I pulled out my D-tek select, the new one, and it wouldn't pu the scent. I thought the tek-mate was inferior to the select. Anyone else ever compare the two? I'm saving my $ for an H-10, just curious about the tec-mate.

  9. #35
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    I have a JB LD-5000 that I use and let some other contractors use. Have not had any complaints and have not yet not be able to find a leak. Its able to adjust sensativity range and can show you the intensity of the leak. Plus the handle starts to vibrate when you start getting close to the leak. Works on most refrigerants from HFC to HCFC. You can look it up on JB's website.

  10. #36
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    Sounds like h10 is a winner! No complaints yet from anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Bee View Post
    Tif ZX-1 or H10.
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