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  1. #1
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    Had to go old school to find leak

    Was working on a walk-in cooler yesterday that had a leak. Pinpointed the leak to the evap with my D-tek, but couldn't find the exact leak point. Sprayed entire end of evap ( u tubes, TXV, distributor) with super blue bubbles, no bubbles. Reduced pressure from 110 pounds to 35. Again sprayed bubbles, no bubbles. Down to 5 pounds, again no luck
    Alright, enough of this. Cranked pressure back up to 110, went to my truck and grabbed my buried halide torch (cant remember the last time I used it), to evap, and bingo, found leak asap! Im thinking that I may start using my torch a little more often.

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  3. #3
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    Good for CFC & HCFC only yes or no ?

  4. #4
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    ive had my boss tell me about them..better than a leak detector he said. Google laughed at me when i tried searching for one in the shopping section

  5. #5
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    They can have my halide when they pull my cold dead fingers from it.

    Or when all my favorite refrigerants are gone.

  6. #6
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    Does anyone still sell those?

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  8. #8
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    Uniweld

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    http://uniweld.com/catalog/refrig_hv...k_detector.htm

    found one..how do u get it in tight places????

  10. #10
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    Use end of probe house.

  11. #11
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    Sorry hose

  12. #12
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    see i dont even know how to use the damn thing...i would be trying to stick the flame near the leak

  13. #13
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    One more tool to buy.

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