I agree Jeff and I am not going to buy it however I am just starting out and all the costs of training, classes, books, videos, tools, more tools, insurance, testing, licensing, homepage, software, ect. is adding up =(. I already probably have more than I need to do a good home inspection and I want to just make sure that every inspection I do is done right and I am known in the area for that.
I use my nose most of the time but when I find a leak, I like to pull out my old tiff 8800 I’ve had for 11 years and let it scream away. Whoever is close, always moves back a few steps when it goes off and seems to get the point across a lot more.
Not sure about your decision, but I will tell you about my expirence. I have a leakator jr and use it all the time. I still use my nose but alwqys check with my detector. I have run ins with the gas company guys that tell me that my equipment is junk and then eat their words when they do the bubble test. At which time I ask how sensitive they set their equipment and when it was last calibrated. OH BY THE WAY I have the # to the gas company on speed dial. Detectors are not real expensive. My feeling is that any equipment that is used for saftey is a good investment. And any argument I have with those gas people is worth it at least I sleepat night.
The Sensit lists for around $260. I have one and like it. Uses 3 C cell batteries. So if your concern whether it works take some batteries and a butane lighter and test before buying it and make them an offer.