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Old 07-05-2012, 11:40 PM
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Bucket test

Does anyone use this hi tech devise and if so were do you find a good 5 gallon + bucket or is everyone using toro gauge any advise out there?
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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I use a gauge, but usually do it into a bucket as well as a double check. Usually only measure out a gallon into the 5 gallon bucket
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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Never done it

Utilize the water meter.

If it's a well use a flow meter or install a temp ( or perm) deduct meter
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:06 AM
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Search for betterwater.com ML has one and recommends it highly
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:48 AM
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I use em all the time. Plenty accurate as you should not be designing on the edge anyways.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:09 AM
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I keep a bucket on the trailer and the boat
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:33 AM
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I do this after the tap. I have a ball valve with a pressure gauge up stream of it that I atatch to some poly that connects to the POC. I turn the water on and restrict the flow with the ball valve to 45 lbs if the back flow is installed or 55 lbs if it hasn't. Then time how long to fill the bucket. I do this for small 1" systems for big ones I have a flow meter that starts at 25 gpm.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:02 PM
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Search for betterwater.com ML has one and recommends it highly
Glad to oblige; it's a great tool, every man jack should have one.

www.betterwaterind.com/flowmeter.html
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:12 PM
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For larger system measurements and 24 hour logging, we also had two of these bad boys.

www.badgermeter.com/Industrial/Impeller-Products/Monitors/3000-3100-Series.aspx
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:14 PM
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We take a static pressure reading, then look at the meter size... it's Math from there.

Taking flow measurements at a hose bib is NOT accurate. You have no idea what the plumber has done to restrict the lines in the house. Also hose bibs are usually 1/2 fed by a 1/2in poly line, which will effect your readings.
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