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Cliplight super seal hvacr-- any experinces or feedback

I have been looking for a solution to those micro leaks in our split system a/c and heat pumps which we cannot find.  Johnstone supply offered us this product as a solution.  The product is SuperSeal line of refrigerant micro leak sealants by Cliplight.  HAs anyone had any positive or negative experiences with htis product?


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  • Steve Bukosky_2
    Steve Bukosky_2 Member Posts: 12
    The Jury is out yet.

    As a distributor, we sell the Cliplight. This summer NuCalgon introduced their version of a refrigerant sealer. While they say that the military uses it. I think that may be to get the system running without regard to "possible" long term complications. So, just that the military uses it does mean that I'd use it in a consumer's unit, though I've been tempted.

    You see, I also have been trying to gather experiences with the product. I just don't get feedback one way or the other. At this point I'd use it only on out of warranty jobs and as a final act of desperation.
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