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Old 01-22-2014, 01:15 PM
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Pressure gauges gone bad

It seems pressure gauges I use for determining pressure at a given location do not last long. The needle gets stuck on a reading and will not zero out. I'm guessing a piece of debris get somewhere it doesn't need to be? Does anyone know of a way to fix this or avoid it to begin with? Not a huge problem and they aren't expensive but just a pain when you need one and it doesn't work.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:07 PM
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You could try a pressure snubber. Helps smooth pressure spikes and acts as a small inline filter.

http://www.midwest-control.com/sintered_products.html

http://www.dfs-gauges-blog.com/index...to-choose-one/
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Are you using liquid filled Gage's
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:30 PM
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Just about all that I use


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Old 01-22-2014, 07:30 PM
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Just about all that I use
Thanks for posting the same large pics

Looks like it's broke though, what's that stream of water coming out the side?
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for posting the same large pics
I was damn proud of that picture I guess. Knew that of all people, you'd catch it.

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Looks like it's broke though, what's that stream of water coming out the side?
Do I really have to tell you what is going on there? You're a smart guy, tell me and I'll tell you if you're right.
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Besides, the last three are new ones (I think)

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:48 PM
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Do I really have to tell you what is going on there? You're a smart guy, tell me and I'll tell you if you're right.
I hate to guess because I've never seen anything like it, probably drug related?

You should be proud of those pics, is this the same property?

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I think he is multi tasking. Reading pressures, taking pics, watering the horse.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:02 PM
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I hate to guess because I've never seen anything like it, probably drug related?

You should be proud of those pics, is this the same property?

Yes it is. My gawd, I think I pulled a wet boots but at least I post a few pics.
Here's a new one



And I just took this one


Along with this


Btw. That's a pressure testing / induction rig for leak detection. I opened the pressure release to drain the line so I could induce air. You knew that and are just funning with me you silly.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:18 PM
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What does one look for in a quality gauge vs a cheap one?

Liquid filled yes, what else?
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