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Old 04-05-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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What air pressures do plumbers use to test new whole home/building systems?

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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If you are talking about the drain system they just do a stack test. Go to the roof and fill vent pipe with water. When I built my house the fresh water system was tested at 40 psi. I have no idea if that is what most plumbers use or not but mine held that pressure.

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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When the plumber tested the new gas lines he just used a bicycle pump and got it about 15psi. Had to hold for a few hours to pass.
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