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  1. #1
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    I have been using a d-tech leak detector for years and it is great. Looking to buy another one but they have changed the technology of it (it is now called a d-tech select) and I heard today that they were recalled by the factory. I am nervous about buying a new d-tech. The d-tech sensitivity is rated at .1 ounce a year which is very good. I just saw an ad for a Yellow Jacket AccuProbe which has an amazing sensitivity of .003 ounce a year. Has anyone tried either one of these new leak detectors to see how well they work?

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    Why dont you just go buy the new heated pentode by Tif?


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    Originally posted by on-time
    I have been using a d-tech leak detector for years and it is great. Looking to buy another one but they have changed the technology of it (it is now called a d-tech select) and I heard today that they were recalled by the factory.
    What? I bought one last month and have not heard that. Also I just checked their webb site and no notice of a re-call.

    I think the select is great.

    Yuma,
    What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?

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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Why dont you just go buy the new heated pentode by Tif?

    'Cause it's a piece of sh!t.

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    I just heard from inficon today that there was no recall that the re4call was just an evil rumor. Regarding TIF, I would never again buy any TIF products due to huge problems with their products and their company.

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    Originally posted by on-time
    I just heard from inficon today that there was no recall that the re4call was just an evil rumor. Regarding TIF, I would never again buy any TIF products due to huge problems with their products and their company.
    I agree totally, too many bad products over the years, they will have to prove themselves to me for a long time before I spend money on TIF products again.
    "There are 10 types of people in the world.. those who understand binary, and those who don't."

  7. #7
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    the tif det dos not hold up vary well. I beat the hell out of the one I had trying to get it to work. Never did work just fell apart.

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    Originally posted by kb0vso
    the tif det dos not hold up vary well. I beat the hell out of the one I had trying to get it to work. Never did work just fell apart.
    Did you ever consider phoning their tech support number?

    I was on a roof one hot afternoon and the disply on the charging scale blanked out. So I phoned their suport number and the guy told me .. "Yes, the display will go blank when the temperature of the unit exceeds XXX degree!"
    He was correct.
    And he was johnny on the spot with the answers too.


    I apy too much money for my tools and depend waaay to heavily on them for me to abuse them.
    I dont even abuse chains.
    Too much is riding on theri holding together. Seriously!


    Sure, I've lost my temper at tools before and thorwn things and had a hissy fit.
    But I grew out of that stage.
    I had to. I simply could NOT afford to keep on throwing away tools.
    Good thing Flike dont make leak detectors though.
    Cause if they did, they would only find one type of freon at a time. And the models for the other types of freons would cost extra and be seperate insturements.




    I just played with the new D-Tel Select today. $334. Ouch!!!

    Not sure I am ready to buy.
    I want to see how well I do with my new ultrasonic.

    Ya know ... with that ultrasonic, I can hear my eyes blink!


    Man ... I sure as heck wouldnt want to be anywhere near Popa Dice after he's had a good meal .... can you imagine ..... BAARRRRRRUUUPPPPPPPP!!!
    Only twenty times louder!!!



  9. #9
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    I just bought my first D-tek

    have used it on 3 systems that leak 3+ lbs per year. It don't find squat even tho I get alot of false alarms if the tip touches anything at all. I just hate it. They're sending me a new one today. I tested it on my gauge hoses by loosening an end. I can hear the leak with my ear (and I'm deaf) before this POS goes off. I literally have to squirt freon right into it.

    [Edited by spotts on 06-09-2004 at 09:20 AM]
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    The sensors going bad have always been D-Tek's only downfall. Easy solution to that though, always keep extra !! The first leak detector I ever bought was a CPS,in other words Complete Peice of SHI@T !!! The only other leak detctor I would ever own besides my D-Tek is the old H-10. Only problem with them is you need 120VAC.

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    D-tek

    Hey spotts, what model d-tek are you talking about?

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    says its a

    Infinicon D-Tek Select
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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