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The most Kerbal thing to do in such a case: 

 Scatter a bunch of M&M's in the cabin and watch where they drift; There's your hole! Then find a bottle that looks not too important, and plug the hole with the cork.   There! I fixed it! Who said rocket science was hard? :D *munch munch* ...do we have any more M&M's? *munch*

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Moach said:

The most Kerbal thing to do in such a case: 

 Scatter a bunch of M&M's in the cabin and watch where they drift; There's your hole! Then find a bottle that looks not too important, and plug the hole with the cork.   There! I fixed it! Who said rocket science was hard? :D *munch munch* ...do we have any more M&M's? *munch*

 

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M&Ms are good, but heavy.

Coffee, cigar(ette), chewing gum, a pack of inflatable balloons.

1. Unpack the balloons, semi-inflate them, and tie in every station module at the control panel.

2. If you see that some balloon gets fully inflated and spherical, boil the coffee, light the cigar(ette), take a chewing gum, and follow p.3.

3. Drinking the coffee and chewing the gum, start smoking slowly and with pleasure.

See, where the smoke is flowing, Follow there.

When the hole is located, take out the chewed gum, softened by the hot coffee.
If the hole is small, just stick it with the chewed gum.
If the hole is large, cover it with the coffee cup and fix it with the gum.

Repair like a sir!

P.S.
The thinner is the balloon rubber, the greater is sensitivity of the method.

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The thing is, all the air in a space station has to be constantly blown around. Since there is no natural convection, any CO2, ozone, etc. would just sit where it is created, leading to pockets of bad air. So they make sure that all the air is constantly moving, getting pulled into the air cleaning systems.

What this means is that anything you put in the air to see where it goes will just go to the air cleaner. That's not exactly helpful for finding a leak.

Sounds like what they are doing is isolating the modules to find out which one is leaking. Then they can turn off the air recirculation in that module. *Then* they can try putting something into the air and seeing where it goes.

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Probably bad seal somewhere. ISS is not exactly a spring chicken anymore :) There is also a (lesser) chance it's the effect of a collision - maybe micrometeoroid, maybe a small piece of space trash.

Or maybe... mini-Kraken hidden somewhere is chewing on the hull trying to escape :D

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