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Old 08-27-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Bought a water pressure guage from a big box store and it didn't last. Looking for a recommendation for a good one to measure pressures from garden hose faucets.

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Look here. You should find what you need!

http://www.grainger.com/search/ecata...Asc&sst=subset

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None of the gauges last for a long time. I've even tried oil filled gauges. All break so go with the least costly. Besides the first freezing weather and a bit of water in the gauge you'll feed the trash can.
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None of the gauges last for a long time. I've even tried oil filled gauges. All break so go with the least costly. Besides the first freezing weather and a bit of water in the gauge you'll feed the trash can.
Even if the guage is not attached to a faucet, but just sitting in the truck after using it?

Was thinking about this one, cause it has a five-year warranty. Wrong pic is displayed on the page. It's a 160 psi guage.

http://www.grainger.com/product/WINT...AS01?$smthumb$

Good as any?

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Even if the guage is not attached to a faucet, but just sitting in the truck after using it?

Was thinking about this one, cause it has a five-year warranty. Wrong pic is displayed on the page. It's a 160 psi guage.

http://www.grainger.com/product/WINT...AS01?$smthumb$

Good as any?
Yepper, that was a dumb question.... that's obviously what you meant. Just a bit of water in the guage, then freezing weather - feed the trash can.

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Find one with good reviews. And cheap. They are just a trash can item. Buy 2 at a time keep one in the box for a spare. After a while you will know the general water pressure of your work areas and will not need the gauge as much unless inspector wants to see a test.

You could also ask your local water providers they usually know the working pressure in areas. I'm northern Ohio and never had a gauge last for more then a few months.
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Here' s a forum where I found a couple of recommendations in a thread titled "looking-for-a-water-pressure-test-gauge-that-will-last."

One was for a Wika guage. User said you can get a 2 1/2" liquid filled, stainless steel back for $40.00 and he says, "They last forever."

Link to the forum:
https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/me...that-will-last

Here's a link to a random page on a random site, showing a 4 1/2" Wika guage.http://www.dfs-gauges.com/images/sup...A_111.25CT.pdf

Here's a link to another site where you can buy Wika guages:
http://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/M...vid=4287924185

The other recommendation (copied and pasted):
"Re: Looking for a water pressure test gauge that will LAST!
Try a Referigeration suction gauge... (the blue one)
Yellowjacket makes a good cheap one for 20-30 bucks.
30" vac-125 PSI range and user calibrateable
They work great for me...
Okie"

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Bought a water pressure guage from a big box store and it didn't last. Looking for a recommendation for a good one to measure pressures from garden hose faucets.
IMO- go back and buy a handfull more and discard as needed.
My luck has been the good ones grow legs and run off.....
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Check with shops that sell parts for RV's.
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Check with shops that sell parts for RV's.
We have an RV Dealer close by, and they sell parts, but please elaborate a little... why you're recommending their parts. What are they used for on an RV?

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For the buck....Ashcroft. Especially the 2 1/2" styles.

I do this stuff every day....trust me....Ashcroft....
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We have an RV Dealer close by, and they sell parts, but please elaborate a little... why you're recommending their parts. What are they used for on an RV?
To make sure that the incoming water pressure is not higher than the RV's plumbing can handle.

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