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Electronic Natural Gas Leak Meter & Detector

  • Detects combustible gas leaks in pipes, valves and fittings
  • Natural diffusion sensor detects most combustible gases
  • Alarm sounds & indicator lights illuminate when gas is detected
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Product Overview

The Pen Style Natural Gas Detector from General Tools detects natural gas, compressed natural gas, methane (CH4), propane, butane, liquid natural gas (LNG) and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to locate leaks in pipes, valves and fittings. This essential tool is packed with features such as audible and visible annunciation and a natural diffusion sensor. The high sensitivity of the unit and affordability make it ideal for the technician, do-it-yourselfer or homeowner.
  • LEDs: green, on; yellow, 20% +/- 5% LEL; red, 50% +/- 10% LEL (lower explosive limit)
  • Sensitivity: LPG: 2000 ppm; LNG 4000 ppm
  • Detects LNG, LPG, methane (CH4), butane and other flammable gases
  • High sensitivity
  • Low power consumption
  • Microprocessor controller
  • Auto zero calibration
  • Audible and visual alarm



  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.5
Product Height (in.)
9.5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Alarm Type
Natural Gas
Alarm/Detector Features
Adjustable Sensitivity
Battery Type Required
AA
Calibration (% of LEL)
50
Connector/Contact Type
None
Fixed or portable
Portable
Gas(es) detected
Other
Included
Batteries
Minimum detection (ppm)
200
Pack Size
1
Power Source
Battery
Response Time (sec.)
5
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
3

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed

Questions & Answers

14Questions25Answers

where was this tool manufactured?

Asked by BH June 27, 2020
1
Answer

This was made in China.

I just bought this and after turning it on my green light only flashes every 7 seconds with the tone. Is it broken?

Asked by Sarah November 9, 2019
1
Answer

The instructions cover this, but I'm pretty sure that it blinks as it is testing the air, and it turns solid color and beeps when the gas is detected. If you have a natural gas or propane range or furnace, you can test it there and see how it reacts. If you've already tried that unsuccessfully, try removing the battery (a reboot) and try it again. I hope that this helps you out.

I live in a high-rise and twice I smelled gas under my bathroom vanity where a bunch of pipes are...

Asked by Lisa December 17, 2018
5
Answers

I recently discovered a Gas Leak outside my house at the Meter connection. The smell was rather strong. I am 6' and held the Detector about 4 ft from the suspected leak and it did not respond. Granted this was outside and presented an open air situation and response. Inside, such as your bathroom is more confined and I would guess that the Detector would work if the Gas is as heavy as indicated when tested. Given the smell and the density as you described, I would not hang around to find out whether or not the Detector would work. In my case, I called the Gas Company and they dispatched a Technician right away to repair the leaking Joints at the Meter. By the way, the Detector did work well indeed when the Tech and I held it about 2 inches from the Joint. Hope this helps.

Is this pen Style propane detector battery operated?

Asked by Marty October 3, 2018
5
Answers

Mine is a natural gas detector. It is battery powered. It found the leak in a very short time. for the price it saved me money also.

How close will you have to be to the leak to be detected by the device? And is it durable?

Asked by Chris January 6, 2018
4
Answers

You do have to be fairly close when checking gas lines, this is sensitive enough to pinpoint exactly which fitting is leaking. Marvelous tool and very durable, although I keep mine in the box......could not be happier with this purchase. I have a very old house with many closed off old gas lines, and I check them frequently.

will this detect hydrogen sulfide

Asked by Res November 6, 2017
2
Answers

no

In stock at this store?

Asked by Dano April 12, 2017
2
Answers

no

availability in Oak Ridge tennessee today?

Asked by Joe November 15, 2016
1
Answer

Hi Joe, this Pen Style Natural Gas Detector is an online exclusive item as there is no listed store SKU. It can be shipped to you directly or if it is eligible, shipped to a Home Depot store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

will this detect sewer gas

Asked by owl1 September 27, 2016
2
Answers

This item will detect gas.

Does this work on CNG gas

Asked by JH September 17, 2016
2
Answers

yes

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Customer Reviews

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    out of 76 reviews
  • 73% recommend this product
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It works like promised
I smelled gas in my house, but could not tell where it was coming from. Tried the old soap in a squirt bottle and still could not find the leak. I went on line to see if I could find something that would help and came across the General Company's "Gas Seeker". After reading mostly good reviews on the product, I thought I would give it a try.Simple and easy to use. Just push the button, let it warm up and simply pass it over your gas pipes and it will beep and show two different lights if it detects any gas. One light for a small slow leak and another for a larger leak. I found the first leak right away, so I kept checking more gas connections and found four more leaks!. It was money well spent and the price reasonable.
by Marty
28 people found this helpful
This tool can "barely" detect natural gas. If I turn the stove burner on and place the detector ...
This tool can "barely" detect natural gas. If I turn the stove burner on and place the detector where it can "feel the breeze" of gas it detects gas. Otherwise, no.
by KotD
Response from General ToolsApr 19, 2021
We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
This tool could be a Life safer someday....
This tool could be a Life safer someday.
by GARY
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Unit does not seem to work
I ordered and waited 7 days to received the unit. I installed the batteries as instructed and the unit never seems to indicate the flashing green light (every 2 seconds per the instruction) and it detects nothing. I can smell some gas odor, but this unit doesn't seem to work out of the box - perhaps I got a lemon unit. Will be returning to HD. Would not recommend it.
by Vong
Response from General ToolsJan 15, 2021
We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
by ROBERT
1 person found this helpful
It woks very well and costs a fraction of similar...
It woks very well and costs a fraction of similar tools.
by ROBERT
Very easy to operate. I detected the Gas Leake within...
Very easy to operate. I detected the Gas Leake within minutes, I consider this tool literally life saving.
by NICK
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