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    Plumbing question, need to seal off spa jets for press. test

    Hello again, I'm working on my pressure test for my plumbing inspection. I sealed off the returns with 1 1/2 threaded plugs. They were loose but a bunch of teflon tape seems to seal them.
    The spa jets all leak, there is a little tab on every one that keeps them from completely sealing closed, I assume it is there for a reason?

    These jets appear to be a 1 3/4 diameter or something odd.

    Does anyone have any tricks for sealing off something like this?

    My Plan B is to isolate the spa lines with a valve for the test and leave them uncovered for the inspection.
    Do you think the inspector would go for that?
    BTW, I can pressurize everything to 20 PSI even with the leaking jets, I just have to keep the supply water on.

    Thanks, John.
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    Re: Plumbing question, need to seal off spa jets for press.

    I'd think a test plug would do it. They come in many sizes.

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    Re: Plumbing question, need to seal off spa jets for press.

    hi,

    I really have no experience what so evr on this topic but I found this site this afternoon and thought it may give you an idea.

    http://www.leaktools.com/products/press ... ing_plugs/


    good luck
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    Re: Plumbing question, need to seal off spa jets for press.

    Had a 2" test plug that would not fit into the spa hole. The outer flange on the plug was too big to go in far enough (about 2 inches deep).
    It would require some of those custom plugs like brownsburg suggested.
    My plug is a Home Depot Oatay plug just like JohnT showed except luckily it is plastic.
    I modified it with a band saw to cut the flange down to under 2".
    Works great, now I need to find and modify just 11 more.
    I should buy stock in Home Depot.

    Thanks guys,
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    Re: Plumbing question, need to seal off spa jets for press.

    Quote Originally Posted by rv4hess
    I should buy stock in Home Depot.

    Thanks guys,
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