Leak Detector Maintenance and Care
A good leak detector is a big investment and one of the more important tools a tech has on the truck. I've had the same leak detector for years, and I've replaced everything on it, from sensors to pumps to the probe. And no, the one shown above isn't mine. One thing that I have […]
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Infrared vs. Heated Diode Leak Detectors
Every HVAC/R tech needs an electronic leak detector nowadays, and with HFC refrigerants getting more and more commonplace, every HVAC/R tech needs a VERY sensitive electronic leak detector. We often see three types, but let's toss out the corona discharge leak detector right off the top. It just picks up too many other types of […]
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Leak Detection on Large Systems
Imagine, if you will, a 20-year-old kid. He has no formal training in the HVAC/R field, only ride along “training” and book learning as he reads along with his journeyman father with whom he's riding. One stormy summer evening, a service call comes in for an ice cream freezer down. After calling and talking to […]
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