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  1. #1
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    Question

    Can someone tell me the best/easiest way to find leaks on a residential A/C system (R-22). I am sure it is not leaking thru the valves. Thank you

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    electronic detector! = $$$$$

    when calibrated with new sensor, can find equivalent of 1 bubble per 6 months of coil in a bath of water
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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    Electronic detector, and Big Blue.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    My favorite is the yellow jacket UV light. I've yet to have a leak that I couldn't find with that thing. A lot of guys in our shop hate the thing, but try it if you have access to one.

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