Pressure gauges gone bad

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    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.
     
  2. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you using liquid filled Gage's

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  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just about all that I use

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  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks for posting the same large pics :hammerhead:

    Looks like it's broke though, what's that stream of water coming out the side? :laugh:
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was damn proud of that picture I guess. Knew that of all people, you'd catch it.

    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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  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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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?

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  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think he is multi tasking. Reading pressures, taking pics, watering the horse.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes it is. My gawd, I think I pulled a wet boots :hammerhead: but at least I post a few pics.
    Here's a new one

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    And I just took this one
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    Along with this
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    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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  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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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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