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8 oz. All-Purpose Leak Detector

$4.47 /each

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The Oatey 8 oz. All-Purpose Leak Detector is designed to form large bubbles to indicate even the smallest leaks in many types of piping applications. Detects leaks quickly on all types of tubing, valves, cylinders, pressure tanks or other systems under air, gas or oxygen pressure. Functions in -55 Degree F to 160 Degree F temperature range, making it great for refrigeration lines. Leak detectors are formulated to be used on the specific materials used in plumbing and won't corrode or degrade the pipe if you don't wipe the solution off after checking for leaks. The surfactants and builders in soaps can leave a corrosive residue on the pipe after you're done checking for leaks. This can cause discoloration and in rare occasions small pinhole leaks depending on the temperature and the material being run through the pipes.

  • High-viscosity formula clings to vertical surfaces
  • Designed for use with all types of tubing, valves, cylinders, pressure tanks and other systems under air, gas and oxygen pressure
  • Can be used in a temperature range from 55 Degrees F to 160 Degrees F
  • Produces large, long-lasting bubbles to indicate leaks
  • Slow evaporation rate provides long inspection times for leak detection
  • Non-toxic

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is it safe to use in a white hot tub?

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is it safe to use in a WHITE Hydro Massage Whirlpool Walk-In Tub? In other words, will it leave any stain in a white tub, how long does it take to dissipate? Our leak seems to be in one of the connections in multiple hoses that circulate the water through the jets in Hydro Massage Whirlpool Walk-In Tub.
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First, I have NO familiarity with the Whirlpool you are working on, so factor that in when weighing my reply.
While I don't know exactly what you have in mind, my first reaction is that this product is unsuitable for detecting leaks in a liquid line. Essentially, this is equivalent to the bubble blow liquid you may have played with as a child. It works fine for lines carrying gases under pressure Read More
First, I have NO familiarity with the Whirlpool you are working on, so factor that in when weighing my reply.
While I don't know exactly what you have in mind, my first reaction is that this product is unsuitable for detecting leaks in a liquid line. Essentially, this is equivalent to the bubble blow liquid you may have played with as a child. It works fine for lines carrying gases under pressure (air, propane, etc.) but a liquid like water will simply dilute and ultimately wash the detector away. It is not intended for use as a leak tracing dye.
If you are looking for a dye to pour into the water in order to help you locate the leak, you may want to purchase some liquid food coloring. It is non-toxic, inexpensive, and can be surprisingly effective. I don't know what volumes you are dealing with, but 2 or 3 drops is plenty in a toilet tank, so maybe a bottle or two for your tub (most of the retail food coloring bottles are very small) ? I have used food coloring with good results when trying to identify the source of unknown water leakage. Soaking up any unexplained water with a white paper towel can often help to visualize any dye present in the water.
If I have misunderstood your intended use, i.e. there are some sort of pressurized air lines involved, or you intend to drain the tub and use compressed air to look for the leak, then the Oatey would be just fine for that. but staining is not something I can give you a blanket answer on (with the Oatey or with food coloring).
I would not expect either to stain a metal or slick hard finished (glazed) ceramic/porcelain surface, but in the case of other materials such as plastics, or textured surfaces, it is much harder to predict.
I suggest that you place a small drop in a discrete area and allow it to stand for a period of time. Then wipe it off and check for staining. Perhaps you can find a place where any staining from a test drop would be concealed by an existing fitting?
Sorry I can't be more definitive, but there are new materials being put into service all the time, and the only way I know to be sure is a spot test. You could also try calling Oatey customer service at (800) 203-1155, or (216) 267-7100.
I hope this is of some help to you. Good luck. Read Less
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there very small gas leak the i cant what i can do to find it

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there very small gas leak the i cant what i can do to find it
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Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems fine, as advertised I think we all understand that we can mix a little dish soap and water to use as a substitute for this product. What mystifies me is why, given this widely known option, folks complain that there is no dramatic difference using this product. Did anyone really think that there would be? I've just returned from buying a bottle of this product from Home Depot (and yes, I had already read the reviews here). Oatey makes some specific claims for the product: non-corrosive, little or no residue, viability over a specific temperature range, an (implied) reduced evaporation rate, and compatibility with a range of piping and gases. Not all of these necessarily differentiate it from dish soap/H2O, children's bubble liquid, etc.,. True or not, some of these claims could be hard to validate outside of a laboratory. I was motivated to purchase this product for a entirely different reason. Convenience. I have neither the time nor inclination to go play at kitchen chemistry every time I need to check a leak. I can toss this in my tool kit, and when I need it, it is there. I hope that the corrosion and residue claims are correct. They would be a plus. But the time I would spend interrupting my troubleshooting process and mixing my own is worth more than the $4.50 I paid at my local Home Depot. If you don't agree, don't buy it. But don't buy it knowing it is a high priced bottle of fancy bubbles, and then complain about it like it ate a hole through the floor and killed the cat. Silly. Whining. It works. It is no doubt very profitable. It will not restore your thinning hair or attract the opposite gender. Deal with it. June 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of money Mix your own at home, this is no better than soap and water. I bought it thinking it would stay in place better on an over head pipe but in the end I used dawn dish soap to find my leak. Waste of $ December 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No better than soap and water The HD sales associates told me they no longer stock this in stores. I finally bought the last one on the shelf after searching three store locations. I am greatly disappointed with the effectiveness of this product. The description reads "high-viscosity formula" clings to vertical surfaces. The sales video also demonstrates how thick the liquid should be. The bottle I purchased was merely soapy water. Shaking the bottle doesn't help either as there is no sediment to mix. I paid $7 for a bottle of soapy water I could have mixed myself at home for free. Needless to say it didn't help find my gas leak. If you find it at a HD store, don't bother buying it. November 26, 2014
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