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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
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Product Overview

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°F to 160°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°F to 160°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
Pack Size
1
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

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does it come with an applicator

Asked by nick February 26, 2019
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Yes it does. It's attached to the lid on the inside

How do you use it

Asked by Carl June 2, 2018
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Nearly everyone else that asked questions about this leak detector needs to read this. This leak detector is a soapy solution (you could make your own just as well) that is ONLY intended to detect GASEOUS leaks such as compressed fuel gas (not gasoline) line/connections, or compressed air connections or other compressed gas systems. It will NOT detect leaks in any kind of liquid systems such as swimming pools or car radiators. OATEY,/HOME DEPOT please note that your title is entirely misleading and that is why you are getting all these questions. It is NOT an All-Purpose leak detector. It is only for compressed gas.

Can this be used to find a leak in a plumbing drain line? I have a bad smell when running showers...

Asked by Dan March 2, 2020
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No. This is not that kind of leak detector. It is a soapy solution intended to detect leaks in pressurized gaseous lines by showing bubbles. If your drain pipe is visibly accessible, you might try using an ultraviolet leak detecting concentrate and an ultraviolet light. A sewer smell can be indicative of an open sewer, that is, a trap that doesn't keep water in it. That is all that keeps sewer gases out of your house. If your leak is so small you cannot SEE water leaking when showers are running, then it doesn't make sense that sewer gas is coming from a leaking pipe. The sewer lines are not under pressure of any kind, and all that keeps gases at bay is a few ounces of water in a sewer trap.

Does this work on swimming pools

Asked by GMan November 26, 2018
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No. Only for gases, not liquids.

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

Asked by CHYNA December 11, 2017
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This works only for gasses, not liquids. No radiators, no pools. Ultraviolet Dyes are used for liquid leaks.

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

Asked by Tinman98 February 1, 2019
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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.

can this be used on rubber, such as checking to see if a plugged tire is leaking air around the r...

Asked by robertnj63 December 28, 2020
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well yes and no YES it can easily pin-point any leak NO because it has corrosive properties i'd recommend the "bubble" solution from dollar tree water+soap for that application in a spray bottle

Can this be used to detect leak in above ground pool? If not can you recommend something that I can use? I

Asked by Marlene August 22, 2017
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NO. This leak detector is strictly for gaseous leaks, not liquid leaks. 8000 gallons is a lot, but get several bottles of concentrated ultraviolet dye made for leak detecting or sometimes referred to "tracing". "Close" your pool and put it in and stir it around. Then go out AT NIGHT with your ultraviolet light and see what you can see. You would want to flush the pool when you get done. But that's about the only way to detect a small leak unless you just happen to see it, if it's big enough to be seen. Be sure to use a good quality ultraviolet (black) light that does not contain a lot of visible light.

Can this be used to detect a Freon leak from a central air conditioner?

Asked by Ken April 12, 2017
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yes as long as you can get to the place where the leak is

is it safe to use in a white hot tub?

Asked by NEWFIELD June 19, 2016
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it is for air/gas leaks I don't think it would work for your application

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  • 37 Customer Reviews
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Had to replace my water heater and wanted to make sure there was no leaks. Bubble test was as simple as it gets. It was effective, but I though it would be bubblier.
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I have used this leak detector for the past 3 years and have been very pleased with it. It's easy to apply since it has the brush inside of it and it's ready to use. I do not have anything to dislike about this product. It worked well when I installed my new gas range. This product did meet my expectations. Please hit the thumbs up if this was helpful.
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Recently used when hooking up gas to water heater. The only issue I had with this product was getting bubbles when applying it to connections(picture), but that happens with any blue leak solution I have used. Immediate leak detection so a couple applications and staring at pipe for a while to make sure no new bubbles formed worked for me.
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It works but.............. it does produce some bubbles when air is leaking, but the bubbles are ...
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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.
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Response from OateyJanuary 24, 2018
Thank you for the review. Please keep in mind that dish soap has corrosive properties to certain pipe materials, so it shouldn't be used as a leak detector. Sorry that you had issues with this product, please always feel free to reach out to our customer service team,we're always here to help! 800-321-9532
Thanks again
-Oatey Team Oatey
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This was much easier to apply to all parts of the joint than a spray would have been, and went on...
This was much easier to apply to all parts of the joint than a spray would have been, and went on without superfluous bubbles so very easy to monitor for leaks.
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