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Pressure gauges gone bad

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

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,433

    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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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    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.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,654

    for a permanant install in freezing climates, you use a diaphragm seal between the gauge and the system
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    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 :hammerhead:
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,458

    It seems when the needle gets stuck it is at 30 psi, wonder why this particular number?

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