Gas leak detection spray (1 Viewer)

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May 29, 2018
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Is it better to get a aerosol one or just to use a spray bottle with washing up liquid ,reason asking just had to put bottles back in and want to check everything is OK.
 
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Use proper leak spray….

If you do use washing up liquid make sure you wash it all off….it contains lots of salt and it’s quite corrosive to bare ferrous metals.

or better still use an electronic gas detector….they’re not as expensive as you might think
 
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Apr 22, 2018
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Get a sniffer, and leave it in the van for “can you smell something“ moments in the future.
 
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Never had a problem with washing up liquid and water on copper pipes🤔 never heard of someone having a problem either🤔
 
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Use proper leak spray….

If you do use washing up liquid make sure you wash it all off….it contains lots of salt and it’s quite corrosive to bare ferrous metals.

or better still use an electronic gas detector….they’re not as expensive as you might think

My electronic one with long narrow sensor for getting into small spaces, detected small gas leak that soapy water and aerosol did not.
 
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Basildog

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Never had a problem with washing up liquid and water on copper pipes🤔 never heard of someone having a problem either🤔
I can assure you that washing up liquid is actually highly corrosive, also not easy to rinse away properly.
We can spot from a mile away the gas installations that have had washing up liquid used on them , it corrodes all the fittings, the brass valves and the steel cylinders, also if the van has a metal gas locker then look out .
Carthago gas lockers are the worst as they are Aluminium and not earthed so they actually cause galvanic corrosion especially when washing up liquid and Road salt etc is added .
 
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