Bayonet connector could do with a wipe of kitchen oil. I wrongly
connected our hob with a flex hose and I have had problems (not many)
with it. And kitchen oil has cured it. It is secure now, until I put the
Are those gas detector sprays any good?
As I may have said before, I have worked with many gasses that are much
more dangerous than North Sea gas.
My standard method for leak detection was along your lines. A bit of
washing up liquid and some water. But on its own, it can't detect tiny
leaks, or even not tiny leaks.
My method was to surround the joint with a collar of foam by agitating
the brush around the joint, until it had a collar of foam bubbles around it.
If you can't get a collar, then you have quite a large leak. The
escaping gas is blowing the bubble apart before you can see it
If you get a collar, then you have to look out for tiny leaks by
observing the bubbles. Any growth means that you have a leak. You will
need a mirror to do this and a bright light.
Take care if you are not certain what you are doing.
They are ok, although some work better than others IME... not as good as
a pressure drop test with a manometer obviously. The main advantage of
washing up liquid is you know they should not be corrosive for any of
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