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    Leak Detector Models

    I have a Inficon D-TeK Select, which i do like, and have had no problems with. I just ordered a Yokohama H10-PM that is on its way. I hope its as good as the original which i still have

    What other models/brands do you guys recommend? I ust want to try a couple to see o

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    Big Blue Soap Bubbles work Best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillDuffy View Post
    Big Blue Soap Bubbles work Best!
    Not efficient for determining if the evap coil leaks. Beleive me when i say i don't like using my leak detector if i don't have to.

    Big blue is great for checking joints. Just spray it on and let it rest for a while. The evap coil is just not a place i would use big blue on regular basis.

    I found out that PVC glue sets of my D-tek unit. I found out when i was checking inside of a P-trap to determine refrigerant was leaking from a coil. I was surprised because i didn't get a reading in the drain pan but a soild reading in the trap. WTF!!! Then i put the sniffer near the glue and it went crazy!

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    i just got a tif zx, and compared to my detek select, i do really like it. it seems a little bit more accurate.

    but like you i just ordered a h10pm.

    what the hell ive got room in the van for all 3

    jeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep6275 View Post
    i just got a tif zx, and compared to my detek select, i do really like it. it seems a little bit more accurate.

    but like you i just ordered a h10pm.
    what the hell ive got room in the van for all 3

    jeep
    I really don't have the room, but i'll make it! lol. I always like having a backup for tools that are important like a leak detector an nut drivers (at least ones i can fit). Especially when you have a system all apart and are in the middle of a leak search. You don't want to have to pack it up, go get another detector, return and start over. Plus if i am questioning the accuracy of the tool, i like to have another just to double check before i make my diagnosis. If the electronic detector fails to find it i have to inject UV dye. If all else fails dye is the last resort. I know some hate it but i will only use spectroline products.

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    Just as good as the old leather cases one, actually I like it better . Battery operated if need be. Close the half door and throw the strap around your neck or shoulder and the way you go . I don't think I've ever spent more than 5 min. Looking for a leak.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by TACKERDOWN View Post
    Just as good as the old leather cases one, actually I like it better . Battery operated if need be. Close the half door and throw the strap around your neck or shoulder and the way you go . I don't think I've ever spent more than 5 min. Looking for a leak.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
    With a high quality unit it shouldn't take long.

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