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Old 01-22-2014, 09:25 PM
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What does one look for in a quality gauge vs a cheap one?

Liquid filled yes, what else?
I like availability. Gauges are gonna break, you drop them, the glycerine leaks out, they grow legs. I don't mind paying $20 for a gauge, I do mind having to pay $30 or more, or not being to get one easily.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:32 AM
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Don't forget, liquid filled gauges can freeze in cold weather climates. Store them in the shop/office, or at least heavily wrap them in rags and in the cab if storing in the truck in cold weather.
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for a permanant install in freezing climates, you use a diaphragm seal between the gauge and the system
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:26 AM
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Our christy glycerin filled gauge that I used for over a year stuck this week. I was disappointed to say the least. I was wondering why I got a 80+psi reading in an area where it usually is mid 50s
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:34 AM
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It seems when the needle gets stuck it is at 30 psi, wonder why this particular number?
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