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Water Pressure Gauge


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#1 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

With a recent battle still fresh in my mind http://appliantology...er-not-working/

I decided I needed to add another tool to my arsenal......

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Picked one up from Homedepot....the salesman showed me one with a 1/4 in npt fitting but it only went to 100 psi and I read somewhere that some fridges can accept up to 120 psi. This one has 3/4 hose connection and you have to buy reducing couplings and some plumbers tape. I called my plumber and asked him if this meter was okay. or should I get a commercial grade one..he said it was pretty good and some of the local plumbing shops sold it as well....for less than 12 bucks it aint gonna break me... I may borrow my plumber's meter just to test accuracy.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

You could add an adaptor with a John Guest fitting for extra testing "Gootneth"! 



#3 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

I bought one a few years ago when my new water heater / boiler was installed, to check the city water pressure...

42 psi

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:18 PM

Also need to be able to adapt it for the hose  at the Frige, to see what the actual pressure is at the inlet ,after it has gone through the valve and 1/4 hose



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

I believe the pressure will be the same as the house.  It's the volume that changes with a restriction or a reducer.  



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:59 PM

I believe the pressure will be the same as the house.  It's the volume that changes with a restriction or a reducer.  

That is correct. You need a bucket and stopwatch to measure flow.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

i would buy one that takes about 200 psi so you can check mains water pressure






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