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    Refrigerant leak detector

    What brand and style leak detector is better at finding 410? I currently use the bacharach leak detector not sure of the model but it's the rechargeable one, I've used both the rechargeable and the 120v one and I think they both kinda suck, or maybe I'm having bad luck with them.
    For R22 it works pretty good but I'm having problems with 410.
    I will be buying another one by next week and thought I would ask around.
    Thanks in advance for your input.

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    to me it sounds like you have the h10. if so theres not much better. do a seach on the h10 you will find lots of info. their is a way you can adjust yours so it will be more sensitive. ill try to find a link....

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    the best way to find a leak is dye tracer leak detector. the kind that glow under UV light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    the best way to find a leak is dye tracer leak detector. the kind that glow under UV light.
    Horse hockey pucks.
    Too much of a mess and your adding a foreign substance that most cmp mfg don't approve of.

    Pressure and refer with a leak detector is the pro method.

    Instead of relying on dye how about improving your detection skills?

    How many times have you heard it said leak detection is an art not a science?

    That does not mean you paint pretty pic with dye.

    Sorry if this sounds coarse ,but there are no short cuts in refer leak detection. And the sooner we stop taking the easy way out the better quality tech we we have

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    the best way to find a leak is dye tracer leak detector. the kind that glow under UV light.
    Horse hockey pucks.
    Too much of a mess and your adding a foreign substance that most cmp mfg don't approve of.

    Pressure and refer with a leak detector is the pro method.

    Instead of relying on dye how about improving your detection skills?

    How many times have you heard it said leak detection is an art not a science?

    That does not mean you paint pretty pics with dye.

    Sorry if this sounds coarse ,but there are no short cuts in refer leak detection. And the sooner we stop taking the easy way out the better quality techs we will have

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Horse hockey pucks.
    Too much of a mess and your adding a foreign substance that most cmp mfg don't approve of.

    Pressure and refer with a leak detector is the pro method.

    Instead of relying on dye how about improving your detection skills?

    How many times have you heard it said leak detection is an art not a science?

    That does not mean you paint pretty pics with dye.

    Sorry if this sounds coarse ,but there are no short cuts in refer leak detection. And the sooner we stop taking the easy way out the better quality techs we will have
    actually this is the 1st time I heard that saying. now, dye is idiot proof and very easy to show to the customer. I don't have to waste hours looking for a small leak. Although the downside of dye is release of refrigerant to atmosphere.... and it's kinda a company procedure in my shop, so I'm bound by it, unless it's something really obvious like pool of dried up oil and hissing sounds.

    how would you do your leak detection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    actually this is the 1st time I heard that saying. now, dye is idiot proof and very easy to show to the customer. I don't have to waste hours looking for a small leak. Although the downside of dye is release of refrigerant to atmosphere.... and it's kinda a company procedure in my shop, so I'm bound by it, unless it's something really obvious like pool of dried up oil and hissing sounds.

    how would you do your leak detection?
    the old fashion way, I look for it.

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    What about the field piece one?

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