Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by txwildflower doesn't detect, always a yellow light, calibration sucks
saw this in the store when getting gas fittings and thought it would be a great item to check connections... should of read the reviews first...bought this to check blk pipe line I'm putting in... put in new AA batteries, read directions n followed.. calibrated.. never got red or green, just a yellow light. putting it out in the open air = yellow light, no matter t he location I tested it was always a yellow light... not exactly what I'd call quality detection or helpful. will be returning tomorrow. rather disappointed for the price and the simplicity of the design, it should at least work.
June 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmac Simple to use, smart purchase
I'm a reasonably skilled DIY guy. Automotive, simple electrical, gardening, etc. I believe in having the right tool for the task. With that as background, installing a gas range and working with gas line connections was a new challenge, if only because the downside of an error is ... pretty big. I studied up on the "how to" videos and confirmed that it wasn't technically difficult. The installation kits come with the leak detection liquid (which bubble conspicuously if there is a leak), but having a "sniffer" seemed like good insurance. Commercial devices are expensive, and overkill in this situation. This device is easy to set-up, calibrate, and use. I didn't test it (with an unlit burner for instance), but if you take it on faith that it works, it's the perfect tool for the homeowner who tackles this sort of task.
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tns Works with limitations
After reading the mixed reviews on this product, I made sure to test mine enough to know it works for NG. One way is to let it calibrate outside, and then hold the wand close as you slightly loosen the flare nut to simulate a small leak. It should detect within a couple of seconds. Tighten the nut and see how long it takes to get a green light again. Comparing with your nose should give you an idea of sensitivity. Other methods such as blasting the sensor with gas is a bad test as you would never need it in that scenario.
The value of this sensor is for detecting small leaks that you can reach with this sensor, but not easily with your nose. Also for attic or crawlspace where you will be wearing a mask. The wand makes a different type of beep when it detects a leak which is handy when reaching inside a wall were you cannot see the lights.
June 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nullus calibration incapable
The device could not obtain a "clean" calibration reading It was made in China, so I'm actually not surprised it didn't work
May 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Poor quality but cheap
Easy to use but almost worthless. Detector does poor job on small leaks. This device is not needed on large leaks.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn Worthless
Installed a new gas range and wanted to double check my connections so i picked this detector up. Put brand new batteries in and powered on out in the fresh air. Checked all the fittings and no alarms. Then I decided to fire up a burner and see what an alarm sounds like. Nothing! When placed right next to a burner spewing gas at full force this devide keeps reading Green/Safe. I'll be returning this piece of junk tomorrow.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karl Don't guess Test
Bought this to identify an old gasline. Before using it I tested it on a known source and it performed better than expected. Put it by my pipe came up yellow (small leak), aired it out and was green(no leak)
February 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Not what I expected
If you can SMELL gas and can't find the leak. This is your tool. If you have a very small leak that you cannot smell this will not find it. Had to blast quite a bit of gas from the stove to get it to register. Enough to make the smell very noticeable.
January 9, 2016