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  1. #1
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    Johnson H10 P leaking vial.

    Bought a LD but has no vial for calibration.
    Are these vials easy to buy or order?
    If so, what do they cost?

    Any feedback or tips on use would be appreciated.

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    they are costly. I don't use them but I'm used to this detector.
    Doug

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    Cheers Doug, but is that a trade secret?

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    Naw. I use it in the manual position and calibrate manually.
    Doug

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    OK I shall try and work that one out.

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    Moved to the HVAC Tools and Test Equipment Forum.
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    Here's a source for a replacement leak reference bottle for your H10PM:

    http://www.centurytool.net/3015_0864.../3015-0864.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    Here's a source for a replacement leak reference bottle for your H10PM:

    http://www.centurytool.net/3015_0864.../3015-0864.htm
    Thanks bud, but I must be missing something for sure. Or am I?
    Thanks very much!
    The Jonston one is $58 (that was the cheapest) so wondering what I've missed. Maybe size, quantity, contents?
    If this is correct, I shall order a couple.

    Having never used the H10 yet, does the vial last long, as in is it resealable?
    Sorry for the dumb questions.

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    Your H10 will work fine without using the special calibrating bottle. If you want to test it out before doing a leak check, just create a small leak with whatever refrigerant you will be looking for. Slightly crack the valve on a refrigerant drum or loosen up one of your gauge hoses a little bit, then slowly start moving your detector near your "leak" to see if it goes off. You know, kind of like you do with every other type of leak detector that has been sold within the last 30 years or so.

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    I was told the ref liquid was liquid r11? Does this sound right. The old timer I work for said that's what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYLUPARK View Post
    I was told the ref liquid was liquid r11? Does this sound right. The old timer I work for said that's what it was.
    I believe so. I refilled mine if I thought it was critical to determine the accuracy of my detector. I think in 25 years I refilled it once, maybe twice. By far, most of the time it was empty. I worked mainly with low pressure refrigerants, so R11 was easily accessable to me. If it had not been, I probably wouldn't have bothered.

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    Just bought one for $35 online. I think it is a good idea to check with a calibrated amount of leakage. Any detector will go of if you crack a drum. I want to make sure I can pick up small leaks.

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    If you have a friend who works in commercial, and on chillers, ask if he has access to R11. Taking an ounce, while performing service, from a charge of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pounds has less effect than cracking a valve on a resi system. If that friend has an H10, he has probably done so already.

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