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Zman
Zman Member Posts: 7,605
Recently, I have had quite a few requests to investigate sewer smells, smells from commercial kitchens entering offices and mystery water appearing in building assemblies. I hired a locate drain company to smoke the sewer lines in a complex of buildings and the results were awesome. Some leaks were found right away, others required walls to be opened and and a return trip from the company.

I got to looking at this product which is compact and has a UV dye in the smoke. The potential seems limitless. Sewer smells, HVAC diagnosis, testing vent pipe, blower door work..... http://www.thesmokemachine.com/ezsmoke/product.html

Does anyone have experience with this or similar products? For me, it really needs to be electric, compact and easy to store.

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
Albert Einstein

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
    edited January 2019
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    How much $$? Since it's a tool, I don't think mentioning that would violate site rules.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,605
    edited January 2019
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    Ironman said:

    How much $$? Since it's a tool, I don't think mentioning that would violate site rules.

    http://www.thesmokemachine.com/ezsmoke/EZsmoke_instr.pdf

    You provide the air or inert gas. I am not sure of the requirements but I hope it would run off a small portable compressor for bigger jobs with good access or my aluminum CO2/AR welding bottle for little jobs.

    It looks like it can produce up to 5psi of pressure which could be handy for non sewer jobs.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,605
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    A leaky cleanout plug and failed gasket.
    Cool tool.....
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,829
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    Could see a lot of applications for that!!!

    Will probably find more leaks than we want to know about!!