DIY "Pressure Leak Detection" - Real world experience
So, as an Airstream newbie, I've dutifully read about a g'zillion threads about what can - and what will - go wrong as well as the regular, routine maintenance and various "tests" that a responsible owner should do.
I'm especially liking the whole idea of "pressure leak testing" with the blower and soap bubbles... seems like sheer genius.
I also like the idea that this is "doable" on a DIY basis, and, once the equipment is built, and the process understood, can be done by an owner as a regular part of preventive maintenance (not to mention quickly finding a rouge leaky-place!).
Now, I see that our 23D has a hole (or holes, can't really tell) through the floor where the black tank and plumbing are. This whole area looks to be too inaccessible to practically "close off" prior to doing a DIY pressure test. Maybe I'm wrong... dunno.
My question, for those who have actually done this (and there appears to be many), will a blower give enough "pressure" for testing with the hole(s)-in-the-floor unsealed. Perhaps the answer lies in the CFM capability of the blower... if that's the case, I'd probably go visit my local heating/air-conditioning contractor and pick up one of their dozens of used blowers.
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