I don't like the UV leak detection method either. Poor results and it makes a mess.
Is the smoke machine you're talking about something that you squeeze and small puffs of smoke come out of it? I've seen people use those to check fume hoods. I might be able to borrow one of those.
I don't have a smoke machine but I can think of two other alternatives if I can't borrow one. 1. I can put dry ice & H2O in a container, cap container with inverted funnel and put tubing over funnel outlet and aim at compressor. 2. I could try smoking a cigarette and blow the smoke out at the compressor but I doubt I could inhale the tobacco.
Thanks for the advice.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 6:38 AM