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    Pressure gauge

    Can someone direct me to where I get the pressure gauge you guys recommend on here? Also, are you supposed to take it out during the winter? If so, do you have to replace the hole with a screw-in plug? Thanks guys!
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Not sure about pulling it in winter but TFTestkits.net has them or link in my signature
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Yes, pull it in the winter. The bourdon tube is highly susceptible to damage and gauge itself is fairly unprotected from freezing since its small and sticks out. Any 1/4" plug should thread in to replace it over the winter.
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    I don't think the TFTESTKITS gauge needs to be pulled in winter...it's rated for VERY cold temps / glycerin filled.
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Good point, thanks for clarifying. I guess I was thinking of the cheap one I replaced.

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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Well slight update, looks like my gauge was ruined this winter. Pressure with pump off is reading over 20 psi and needle is pegged with it running. Although I believe my issue was that I left my MPV in filter rather than "winterize" last fall. I certainly don't remember the leaving the valve in the wrong position, but I guess I should be happy to only need to replace the gauge in lieu of the entire MPV. Oh well, lessons learned!!
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Did you get one of the glycerin filled ones? Mine has a rubber plug on it that is used to equalize the pressure. Mine was reading all wonky and I had to cut that tip off so that it could equalize.
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Yes, it was a TFT gauge. Pulled the rubber plug and a small splash of glycerin came out...did not move the needle back to zero. Resting pressure actually went up a # or 2.
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    Those back mount gauges are very susceptible to freezing. What happens is that water collects in the tube below the inlet port and when you drain the system it doesn't drain out. Then when it freezes, it permanently deforms or ruptures the tube and ruins the gauge. So, it's important to protect the gauge from freezing.

    I bought a bottom mount and mounted it on a street elbow and it's been in service for 4 years without removing it in winter. However, if you notice my location, it doesn't exactly get really cold here.
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    Re: Pressure gauge

    That is a good idea - bottom mount. In reality, i normally remove it for winter as it serves no purpose but a dust guard but figured I would give it a try. Always works out
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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