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    Leak Detection Tools.

    Ok guys im looking for your advice and mainly your experience.

    Today I was working on a roof, 120v not close by, looking for a refrigerant leak.

    I have the POS CPS Eliminator (the yellow one). The damn thing wound not stop ramping off all the place. No leaks in sight. SO now im through with this thing..

    I own the h-10G from your recommendations. However I want something portable.

    WHat do you guys think? I've been searching ultrasonic and the reviews are so mixed. What has your experience been? Also whats a good battery powered unit?
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    The H-10's were good in their day but technology is outdated now. I prefer the Infinicon leak detector now, pricey but reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmuntz View Post
    The H-10's were good in their day but technology is outdated now. I prefer the Infinicon leak detector now, pricey but reliable.
    ???????????????????????????????????????????????

    Really what makes you say this. Have you A/B'd an H10 to anything else on the market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    Ok guys im looking for your advice and mainly your experience.

    Today I was working on a roof, 120v not close by, looking for a refrigerant leak.

    I have the POS CPS Eliminator (the yellow one). The damn thing wound not stop ramping off all the place. No leaks in sight. SO now im through with this thing..

    I own the h-10G from your recommendations. However I want something portable.

    WHat do you guys think? I've been searching ultrasonic and the reviews are so mixed. What has your experience been? Also whats a good battery powered unit?
    Why not just get a H-10PM and a D-tek? From what I hear......money's no object for you and Nick.

    I'm a bit jealous of you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    Why not just get a H-10PM and a D-tek? From what I hear......money's no object for you and Nick.

    I'm a bit jealous of you guys.
    I would not go that far. I think it is safe to say I have a problem. Hell, The first step to recovery is admitting it right..

    But then again you have to want to change and well, Lets say Im not there yet lol..

    Nick is not all that happy with his inficon D tek and whatever you do, dont bring up the Pilot in front of him! THat why I'm not sure if I should go that route. Im replacing the last of the cheap tools I bought when I was starting out and this CPS is one of them.. So, CJ do you have an advice to offer or what? lol
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

    "Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    I would not go that far. I think it is safe to say I have a problem. Hell, The first step to recovery is admitting it right..

    But then again you have to want to change and well, Lets say Im not there yet lol..

    Nick is not all that happy with his inficon D tek and whatever you do, dont bring up the Pilot in front of him! THat why I'm not sure if I should go that route. Im replacing the last of the cheap tools I bought when I was starting out and this CPS is one of them.. So, CJ do you have an advice to offer or what? lol
    Lol.....my pilot is 5 years old now. And my go to leak detector is the first gen d-tek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    Lol.....my pilot is 5 years old now. And my go to leak detector is the first gen d-tek.
    oh, boy..
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    oh, boy..
    It's very rare, I even bust out the leak detector. I'm normally can find the leak visually and verify location with bubbles.

    I had to bust out a detector twice this year. One was a YCAL that was low on one circuit. No visual. Detector(D-Tek) went off at relief valve. Long story short.....found out the chiller got hit with boiler water this last winter. Other was a Smardt chiller. Detector(H10-G) found fitting on barrel leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    oh, boy..
    My Pilot took a crap yesterday. You and Nick jinxed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    I would not go that far. I think it is safe to say I have a problem. Hell, The first step to recovery is admitting it right..

    But then again you have to want to change and well, Lets say Im not there yet lol..

    Nick is not all that happy with his inficon D tek and whatever you do, dont bring up the Pilot in front of him! THat why I'm not sure if I should go that route. Im replacing the last of the cheap tools I bought when I was starting out and this CPS is one of them.. So, CJ do you have an advice to offer or what? lol
    i hate that darn thing, pos imo. As far as the leak detector it has worked, my main gripe with it is the battery, absolutely horrible, every time i take it out its dead!!! but it has found a leak or two that was unable to be found with other leak detectors, including your CPS....
    I dont install leaks, i just fix em

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    Maybe I'll look into that fieldpiece slr2. Mechacc made a few videos with it. Looks like it does a fine job. There was just something about standing 5' away from the unit and finding the leak that was appealing to me!
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    You got anything to trade for a SRL2 Pascone10
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    I only use it when the ZX-1 battery goes dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    Maybe I'll look into that fieldpiece slr2. Mechacc made a few videos with it. Looks like it does a fine job. There was just something about standing 5' away from the unit and finding the leak that was appealing to me!

    That was the ZX-1
    Aircraft Mechanical Accessories Technician. The Air Force changed the job title to Air Craft Environmental Systems Technician. But I've decided I'll always be a Mech Acc.

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