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Re: Please help!........LEAK..........(more) (archive)

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Posted by JA on October 06, 1999 at 16:22:22:

In Reply to: Please help!........LEAK..........(more) posted by Greg in AZ on October 06, 1999 at 16:06:19:

You could use the Redneck Litmus Test to be sure. Take a piece of white paper and soak a corner of it in the puddle. If the resulting area is other than clear, then you're probably dealing with other than water. If you're still uncertain, take a lighter and hold it to the wet area. If it nothing happens, chances are you have AC condensation. If it ignites, you've probably got petroleum of some sort.

DISCLAIMER:

Be very careful where you try this--a ventilated area away from combustibles is a must. A friend of mine sent his lawnmower and a good portion of his left hand through his garage wall performing this test.


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