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Model # 302092

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8 oz. All-Purpose Leak Detector

  • Formulated to detect even small leaks in piping applications
  • Works between 55 and 160 degrees F, ideal for refrigeration lines
  • Safe and non-toxic - won't corrode pipes when used as directed
$ 4 47
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Product Overview

  • Formulated to detect even small leaks in piping applications
  • Works between 55 and 160 degrees F, ideal for refrigeration lines
  • Safe and non-toxic - won't corrode pipes when used as directed
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

Product Overview

  • Formulated to detect even small leaks in piping applications
  • Works between 55 and 160 degrees F, ideal for refrigeration lines
  • Safe and non-toxic - won't corrode pipes when used as directed
Model #: 302092
Sku #: 724734
Internet #: 100151681

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
2.25

Details

Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type
Putty/Sealant
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
2.25

Details

Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type
Putty/Sealant
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

does it come with an applicator

Asked by: nick
Yes, there's a thin metal line affixed to the inside of the lid that has a sponge dauber at the tip. Dip it, smear it, wait for bubbles...and fix it.
Answered by: KenM73
Date published: 2019-04-19

How do you use it

Asked by: Carl
You use it by applying the soapy solution to joints (where connections are made) for air and gas fittings. For example you can use it check for leaks on a water heater. Apply the soapy solution on the gas supply connection and on the gas fitting going into the water heater. If you see bubbles....there's a leak. When hooking up a gas propane bottle to a gas grill. Use this leak detector at the connections to check for leaks. You can see a demonstration for use of this leak detector on youtube. Enter Oatey Leak Detector.
Answered by: kingfish
Date published: 2019-06-23

I have used this to detect a number of air leaks in my refurbished air delivery system, both larg...

I have used this to detect a number of air leaks in my refurbished air delivery system, both large and small. From the main supply shutoff, there are about 4 linear feet of piping containing at least 15 pipe fittings including reducers, etc. I have found and fixed at least 4 leaks, but there is still a leak that I cannot find anywhere. I have gone over and over it, with flashlight and mirror, and even used a more viscous detector used for AC. Still no sign whatsoever. It's about to drive me nuts. It drops about 5 psi in a minute, so while it is relatively small, it is still pretty significant as leaks go. Maybe Oatey is listening and would have some tips. I am desperate enough to jury-rig a connection to refrigerant just to this isolated area so I can use my freon leak detector. Anybody got tips for hard to discover leaks? Maybe I should just let it go. At least it's not freon or gas leaking.
Asked by: Tinman98
Update to this question about a "mystery" leak. The mystery has been solved. There were no leaks, in the fittings anyway. It was the regulator. Now of course I checked the fittings to the regulator, and even the output with the screw backed all the way out. But the leak was internal. I have had internal leaks before in regulators and they were always audible. This one was too small to be audible, and hardly noticeable on the supply gauge, but enough to draw down in about 45 minutes. Replaced the regulator, problem solved. Pressure gauge has not budged a hair. It's always the last thing you think to check.
Answered by: Tinman98
Date published: 2019-02-02

Is this safe to detect leaks in card such as radiator hose in a car system period?

Asked by: Chyna
it is for finding air/gas leaks not for a radiator, you will need to pressure test that kind of system and see where the anti freeze comes out
Answered by: ss
Date published: 2018-01-24
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Customer Reviews

8 oz. All-Purpose Leak Detector is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best $4 You'll Spend I bought this and the Home Flex Electronic Gas Leak detector as a pair after... Best $4 You'll Spend I bought this and the Home Flex Electronic Gas Leak detector as a pair after Best Buy delivered, but could not hook up my new LG gas dryer because my house was built in 1972 and had the original copper flex line. I got a new gas line but had a leak at one of 4 thread points. Once I found where along the 4 thread points the leak was localized, the Oatey All-Purpose Leak Detector liquid fine tuned the sleuthing and me set about fixing the leak in <5 minutes. Buy it and share it with your friends!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I saw the bad reviews on this product but thought I would get it anyways because I know I have a ... I saw the bad reviews on this product but thought I would get it anyways because I know I have a leak in our AC somewhere and thought I had a gas leak somewhere in our furnace room. I had an AC repair guy come out and he was using this stuff on the AC leak. We (he) didn't find that leak yet but that's a big system with hundreds potential leaks anywhere and you would have to put this right on the leak. But I thought I would check for the gas leak. I put the liquid around the 20-30 black pipe joints in our furnace room. And it actually showed up a leak in one joint. Like the pro said you would expect to see "crawling bubbles". And on the leaky joint little bubbles would keep forming. And even after minutes there were still bubbles forming. I know that wouldn't have been the case with soapy water (and soapy water isn't great to put on iron pipes). And I'm feeling pretty confident that if there were other leaks they would have bubbled even though it looks like the liquid basically runs off right after you put it on. So, I'm pleased with the product.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well. Found a small leak the first time... Worked well. Found a small leak the first time I used it. Oxygen safe!
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I know it's costs more than water and soap...... but... I know it's costs more than water and soap...... but It's convenient
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It seemed to work worse than a bottle of Dawn in water. Waste of money where 25 cents worth of so... It seemed to work worse than a bottle of Dawn in water. Waste of money where 25 cents worth of soapy water works as well if not better...
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It works but.............. it does produce some bubbles when air is leaking, but the bubbles are ... It works but.............. it does produce some bubbles when air is leaking, but the bubbles are small and do not last very long, so it is hard to tell if you have a leak which it the whole point of using it. I compared it to a couple of ounces of dish soap in a quart of water and that was much better for finding leaks (as can be seen in the pictures) one of the good points of this leak detector vs water and soap is that it can be used down to -55 degrees. It comes with a decent applicator in the bottle which is good, It can also be used in a spray bottle for easier application. If it made more or better bubbles I would have given it a 5 star but they are just to small and short lived to be much use.
Date published: 2018-01-24
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