04:00PM | 05/12/05
Member Since: 05/11/05
2 lifetime posts
would like to know if someone could tell me how I can rig up a Guage to check my water Pressure.

I used a New PSI Guage ( 0-100 Psi )and connected a short piece of garden hose to it, and connected it to an outside faucet and turned on the water, but the Pressure

on the Guage does not Stabilize. I have a pressure regulator at trhe Meter.I need something I can can use at other places.

Any suggestions.



05:23PM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Pressure gauges will have to be hooked up directly to a pipe. Going through a hose will not give you a good reading. You might need to connect with a hose by female adapter. These are adapters that connect directly to the hose outlet and provide a thread for pressure gauges.

The real problem with your system though, is you need to test for volume. This done with a 5 gallon bucket. You run the hose or the faucet directly into the bucket. A home should have about 30 gallons per minute, on the low side. As much as 100 gallons per minute on the high side from a 3/4 inch main pipe. Therefore your bucket should fill in no less than 5 - 12 seconds. 5 is low pressure--12 is good pressure.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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