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Hi Crew,

I purchased 2 Dr. Drop leak test systems.

Both leak themselves. That is they are not able to hold any pressure, with the needle quickly dropping to zero.

I have checked both units and they both do the same thing. I have tested them both on a non leaking system and a single item.

I purchased 2, one for me and one for a mate.

Disappointed. Obviously I cannot trust the units and will have to go back to the old fashioned way. Sigh. Great idea in theory.

Will try and contact Aquacomputer.

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post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by BelowAverageIQ View Post

Hi Crew,

I purchased 2 Dr. Drop leak test systems.

Both leak themselves. That is they are not able to hold any pressure, with the needle quickly dropping to zero.

I have checked both units and they both do the same thing. I have tested them both on a non leaking system and a single item.

I purchased 2, one for me and one for a mate.

Disappointed. Obviously I cannot trust the units and will have to go back to the old fashioned way. Sigh. Great idea in theory.

Will try and contact Aquacomputer.

Cheers

That's a bummer. I got one and it works perfect, I just used it to test a wet bench tech station.
post #3 of 20
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I have checked and double checked the setup and Dr. Drops.

Used new fittings, O-rings and blocks. Maybe I am doing something wrong?

I attach the Dr. Drop to the item I am testing, attach the small pump and slowly increase the pressure to about 0.5 bar. As soon as I stop, the needle steadily/quickly falls back to zero.

I purchased both at the same time. Maybe a bad batch?

I thought it might be the plastic gauge itself?

Sent Aquacomputer support an email. So far no response.

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post #4 of 20
Dazmode had a problem with the pressure tester.

He end up using some plumbers tape to seal it better.



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post #5 of 20
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Hey Ironsmack, thank you for the link. Exactly what both of mine do. I noticed that he never go around to using the tape (nor should he), the Dr.Drop never worked for him in the end.

Will see what Aquauacomputer come back with for now, I will have to do the old fashioned way.

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post #6 of 20
You can make your own easily,check my sig for details.
The leak is probably the gauge.....and it should of been picked up in QC.
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post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

You can make your own easily,check my sig for details.
The leak is probably the gauge.....and it should of been picked up in QC.

Thank you for the idea and setup B Negative!

I have received correspondence from Aquacomputer. They are sending out two new lower pieces, that way I just need to connect the manometer and hopefully have two working Dr. Drops.

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post #8 of 20
That YouTube video is a perfect example what happens when you do NOT read the manual... It clearly states that you have to remove the pump since it is not tight. If you keep it connected you will always fail the test.
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That YouTube video is a perfect example what happens when you do NOT read the manual... It clearly states that you have to remove the pump since it is not tight. If you keep it connected you will always fail the test.

This.

You have to remove the pump to let the schrader valve do its job.
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That YouTube video is a perfect example what happens when you do NOT read the manual... It clearly states that you have to remove the pump since it is not tight. If you keep it connected you will always fail the test.

Hi Shoggy,

I have been removing the pump. By the time it was removed the needle would reach zero. I "spoke" with Sven yesterday and confirmed that with him.

Can take a video if you like?

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