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Hi all,

Please forgive me if I am repeating a thread. I went and looked for it but could not find it.

I am sure in the last few weeks, I have read about smoke machines on the WOG. In fact, I seem to recall that Randy posted a reply that went something like, ‘good idea. Could hook it up to the air system and check for leaks’.

I know we are all getting old, but I can actually see the exchange between a couple of members on this topic. But, the more I search, the less I find.
What I am trying to determine, and this may seem silly, is how to hook a smoke machine to the air system to check for leaks. I built a machine and it smokes great, but when I hooked it to the Schrader valve no luck getting the air into the system. Just blew out the pressure relief stopper.

Oh wait, my wife says, doesn’t there have be a check valve in the Schrader side of the system to keep air from escaping? Me, DUH!! Of course, look at the air system diagram and what is on line a check valve.

OK. Now that you all have had a good laugh as to the silly things we try to do. Given that there was a thread, and someone, I do not care whom, suggested that smoke could be introduced into the air system to do diagnostics, how or where can it be introduced without rebuilding the piping in the system?

My machine is not strong enough to overcome the check valve as I have currently configured it. I probably could make some changes but am trying not to recreate the wheel anymore than I have already.

Is there a way to do this simply, or am I just blowing smoke?

Thank you for your help.
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I think it needs to be piped into the compressor output line,going into the system.
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If your bus has the AD-2 air dryer, there are additional input ports that you can tap into. I plumbed my auxiliary air compressor this way. Not sure if that will work for you.
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Hi all,

Please forgive me if I am repeating a thread. I went and looked for it but could not find it.

I am sure in the last few weeks, I have read about smoke machines on the WOG. In fact, I seem to recall that Randy posted a reply that went something like, ‘good idea. Could hook it up to the air system and check for leaks’.

I know we are all getting old, but I can actually see the exchange between a couple of members on this topic. But, the more I search, the less I find......


Thank you for your help.

Randy's Post:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...1&postcount=18

From this thread:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...d.php?p=439171
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If your bus has the AD-2 air dryer, there are additional input ports that you can tap into. I plumbed my auxiliary air compressor this way. Not sure if that will work for you.
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Yeah, I don’t think there’s a thread on this.

What kinda smoke you talking about .

I don’t think it will show up that well, unless you have a major leak, I could be wrong. I doubt your the first person to try this and if it were successful you would see people recommending it.

Have you tried soapy water in a spray bottle yet ?

Just having fun nothing personal.

Party on dude.
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First, thank you John that is the thread.

Second, I have an AD4, but there may be inlets to use on mine. I just need to check.

Third, soapy water is what I have used, and have found many leaks and repaired them.

I have one more nagging leak and just thought it would be simpler to find it this way.

I appreciate all the comments and will let you know if I have success.

I am having fun working on it, so I do not take any comments personal. I find them amusing.

Thank you.

Alan
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Ultrasonic leak detector is the cleanest approach to finding pesky leaks that you can't feel or hear.
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