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JJboy 09-20-2011 12:52 AM

Smoke Test
 
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Where I can buy this smoke test?

beenthere 09-20-2011 05:16 AM

Make sure you are firmly in your hair before opening this link.

http://www.evhill.com/products/TT_Puffer.htm

JJboy 09-20-2011 01:09 PM

I want to check inside of the return box....check in this video 9:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV0Rw...eature=related


In this video they used fog machine...works perfect but only duct. Do you think the smoke can damage the coil if we use the fog machine with AC running?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rdA1...eature=related

beenthere 09-20-2011 03:31 PM

Fog machines put off a small amount of oil. So you don't want the A/C running, or it could be drawn onto the coil. Don't need the A/C running to use the fog machine. It will push its smoke through the whole system. just have to seal the registers as they show in the vid.

JJboy 09-20-2011 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 732370)
Fog machines put off a small amount of oil. So you don't want the A/C running, or it could be drawn onto the coil. Don't need the A/C running to use the fog machine. It will push its smoke through the whole system. just have to seal the registers as they show in the vid.

Ok, the problem will be isolate the coil from the plenum, that way the fog won't get in the coil. Thanks beenthere

Do you use mastic inside on the return box?

beenthere 09-20-2011 03:45 PM

Sometimes. If i can't get to the edges/seams from the outside.

Just connect the fog machine similar to what they did in the video, and you won't have to remove teh coil.

JJboy 09-20-2011 05:32 PM

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I can't find this fabric tape anywhere. Do you know the name? I see only the grid tape.

Master of Cold 09-20-2011 05:42 PM

Its called fab tape.
There are two types sold. Adhesive for hvac and non adhesive for drywall

JJboy 09-20-2011 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Master of Cold (Post 732451)
Its called fab tape.
There are two types sold. Adhesive for hvac and non adhesive for drywall

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/OWE...FJ3?Pid=search

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/OWE...&cm_vc=IDPRRZ1

for drywall is paper correct?

Master of Cold 09-20-2011 05:52 PM

Nope..that's not it..

JJboy 09-20-2011 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Master of Cold (Post 732463)
Nope..that's not it..

I can't find anywhere :furious:

Master of Cold 09-20-2011 06:23 PM

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ocStoreNum=159

JJboy 09-20-2011 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Master of Cold (Post 732493)

I have that grid adhesive. I'm searching for what seems a cloth with mastic ( tape)

Master of Cold 09-20-2011 06:43 PM

You put the mastic on the tape.
There is mastic tape, but it doesn't have the mesh, its backes with foil tape.

JJboy 09-20-2011 06:56 PM

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http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset

I think i found the fabric tape that I'm looking for.


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