Electronic Leak Detection DOES WORK
I hear many techs complain about the finicky and ineffective nature of electronic leak detection. So much so that some claim that it is a waste of time altogether. We recently located a leak inside the fins of a ductless evaporator coil—pinpointed to an exact spot—using an electronic leak detector. For demonstration purposes, we took […]
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No, Recharging R22 Isn’t “Illegal” in the US
If you remember my recent article on the company that went to my friend's house for a PM and did nothing but leave a system quote. Well, it got worse… My friend Josh left them a D-rated review on a popular review site, and the owner of the company responded with… an apology? A bottle […]
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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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Electronic Leak Detection
Electronic leak detection is a critical part of any HVAC technician's common practice. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common sources of misdiagnosis. Here are my tips to make your leak detection more successful: Use Your Detector Second  Before starting to use your detector, STOP! Look for signs of leaks and corrosion throughout […]
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