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Old 04-14-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried super stop leak. Read about on the internet and was wondering if it really works. I have a small leak I can not find in my home a/c system
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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We have used some before with good results on small leaks. If there is a filter dryer on the line be careful of the product warnings...the leak stop might clog the filter.

Regarding the leak, did you have someone use a (1) refrigerant sniffer (2) dye test kit?

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Yes, used a sniffer and soap test all piping joints.
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I am not a cool-guy, but from what I understand, NO fixative works for very long in a cooling system.
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I will never put that gunk into a customers unit. I've seen some systems that had it in, and when I would disconnect my gauges there was a long snot stuck to them. I couldn't imagine what this stuff does to your metering device!!

How long does it take to lose cooling after the system has been filled?

If it leaks out in the same season, chances are, you have a pretty big leak.

Did they just check the line set fittings? Many times, I find leaks inside the plenum where the cap tubes connect to the coil. or from the end loops on either the condensor or evap coils. Even where the wires connect to the compressor can be a trouble spot.

do you have good caps with rubber o-rings on your schraeder ports? they are notorious for leaking over time.
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Only a true hack would put that stop leak crap into an a/c system. There is no such thing as a magic mechanic in a can.
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Only a true hack would put that stop leak crap into an a/c system. There is no such thing as a magic mechanic in a can.

They are out there my friend, as a matter of fact some post on this site.
Gotta watch some of those H.V.A.C. experts.
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Has anyone tried super stop leak. Read about on the internet and was wondering if it really works. I have a small leak I can not find in my home a/c system
Just a note to let everyone know that stop leaks that are not polymer based (not activated by moisture or oxygen or in a pressurized can) will do no harm to A/C systems. The are almost identical to standard A/C oil and simply circulate in the system until they find a leak. If you need to remove gas for service, this type of stop leak comes out with the oil and is virtually unnoticeable. If you have gauges hooked up, there is no more potential for harm than what gas or oil would cause. If you want more info send me a note and I can forward some technical links... Hope this helps clear the air, the partsman
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Sounds a bit like a salesman. Hmmmmmmmmmm?!?!
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Bruce Lee had a good film editor.
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OK Nosferatu................Care to enlighten me as to that which I have so blatantly missed in your posting?????

I just do not get what you mean.
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I added it to my upstairs system 2 years ago, all is well and I have not added any R22 since.
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Been in the HVAC business for over 35 years now. Had a few leaks that were tough to find and a few that we're even tougher to fix but I can safely say that in all that time I have managed to find and fix every single one of them the old fashioned way.
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Been in the HVAC business for over 35 years now. Had a few leaks that were tough to find and a few that we're even tougher to fix but I can safely say that in all that time I have managed to find and fix every single one of them the old fashioned way.

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the system has to be cut up and each section tested with nitrogen seperately ie coil ,condensor ,even line sets its really the only and proper way to check for and find leaks good luck
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I must be a hack
I use this stuff all the time.
Not on new systems or even those I have installed.
My customers are not willing to pay the price of fixing a minor leak on a ten year plus old AC when instead for 150 or so we can fix it with stop leak. Now ive only used it for the past three years and every one of the ac's have held good pressure.

A hack does a substandard job a technician educates his customer as to the options. I always say this is a band aid not a fix. Now the fix may cost a few hundred dollars and we may need to rip out walls tear up concrete remove your kitchen cabinets sleep with your wife. Well maybe not the cabinets.

So maybe I am a hack because I offer choices.

So to all you who charge your customers top dollar to do it the old fashion way I take my hat off to you. You are probably the same guys who sell IAQ like it is the new meca.

Or did I miss the question?
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I must be a hack
I use this stuff all the time.
Not on new systems or even those I have installed.
My customers are not willing to pay the price of fixing a minor leak on a ten year plus old AC when instead for 150 or so we can fix it with stop leak. Now ive only used it for the past three years and every one of the ac's have held good pressure.

A hack does a substandard job a technician educates his customer as to the options. I always say this is a band aid not a fix. Now the fix may cost a few hundred dollars and we may need to rip out walls tear up concrete remove your kitchen cabinets sleep with your wife. Well maybe not the cabinets.

So maybe I am a hack because I offer choices.

So to all you who charge your customers top dollar to do it the old fashion way I take my hat off to you. You are probably the same guys who sell IAQ like it is the new meca.

Or did I miss the question?
Sorry dude. That stuff is a restriction waiting to happen. The stuff activated by moisture or 02 will clog where ever moisture or 02 is present.

The oil mentioned earlier is just a gasket conditioner and is meant strictly for the automotive field.

Nothing that seals a leak can not help but deposit it self in metering devices.

A hack is as a hack does.
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OK Nosferatu................Care to enlighten me as to that which I have so blatantly missed in your posting?????

I just do not get what you mean.

What I am saying is back in the day i could have put Brucey Baby away and I was a hard style Okinawan stylist.

he looked good on film cause he got to re do any mistakes in technique execution.

And what this stuff "Jeet Can Doo" or something he invented?

ishinru stylists are beating his guys in open tournaments daily with basic block and strike forms.
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drac I need to understand your objection to repairing an old unit where every practical and financially responsible attempt has been made to repair the leak "the old fashion way" has failed.

Lets say this is a four story building where the original installer had placed the condenser on the roof. He used ridged copper and let no access panels or even a schematic showing where joints are located. Now, this unit is on the second floor so the customer will be liable to pay for the repair of say three walls of paint in other apartments and their own. Correct me if I am wrong but this could run into thousands of dollars.

Or we could use a can of quick seal. Next year we may need to change a TXV or other metering device. So we get a few years of ac before we need to face the big costs

Having said all of this I have three units in this position. sealer was added three years ago. No problem.

So, I must be a hack but my customers appreciate the options.

Its like this you can by a new car every year or you can drive em till they can't be fixed. I drive a 1988 mint condition Ford F250, if tomorrow my mechanic said to fix it right will cost $750 but I can make it safe and you might get two three years out of it for $150. I don't hesitate go the 150 lets see how it goes.
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What I am saying is back in the day i could have put Brucey Baby away and I was a hard style Okinawan stylist.

he looked good on film cause he got to re do any mistakes in technique execution.

And what this stuff "Jeet Can Doo" or something he invented?

ishinru stylists are beating his guys in open tournaments daily with basic block and strike forms.

WOW! Speechless!

That is one of the PROBLEMS with "nth" Degree Martial Artists........."Ego Out of Control".

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