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    PSI gauge Problems

    Hi everyone,
    I ordered a new gauge for my sand filter last year from the website TFTestkits.net and it is already broken the needle is sticking. These look like really nice gauges, I was impressed with the build quality when it came in the mail. I am wondering if I got a dud or if anyone else is having the same problem. I do take the gauge indoors for winter.
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    I have not heard of any problems, mine works great.

    I would give them a call
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    A sand filter is a pretty rough place for a gauge. I've replaced mine 4 times in 15 years. How old is it?
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Have you pulled the little brass plunger out? That relieves internal pressure in case there is some. Maybe that will unstick your needle.

    Have a paper towel or rag handy as some glycerin will leak out.
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    I think I got my gauge last summer maybe August or Sept. I pulled the plunger and unscrewed it to check for a clog and had no luck. Guess I will order another. Thanks.
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Okay, I called Rebecca and she was super nice! She said I bought the gauge in April 2015 and there is something defective with it, so she is sending out a new one for me today.
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by doublewide6 View Post
    Okay, I called Rebecca and she was super nice! She said I bought the gauge in April 2015 and there is something defective with it, so she is sending out a new one for me today.
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by doublewide6 View Post
    Okay, I called Rebecca and she was super nice! She said I bought the gauge in April 2015 and there is something defective with it, so she is sending out a new one for me today.
    Awesome-sauce!!!
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent99 View Post
    Awesome-sauce!!!
    Lisa? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi7VHr_S_MQ

    I also had a problem with my gauge which I bought last summer. The glycerin all leaked out and the needle is sticking. I can thump it and get the needle to reset. I also called Rebecca and she is shipping me one right out. TFTestkits customer service for the win!
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    Re: PSI gauge Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottCh View Post
    Lisa?
    I heard on the radio yesterday that 'awesome-sauce' is officially being recognized as a word...or something to that ilk.
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