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    PSI gauge.

    I have my pool filled and just started the filter. The PSI gauge is pinned past 60. Anyone know why that would be?

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    A bad gauge. Does it go to zero when the pump shuts off?
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    No it doesn't go to zero when the pump is shut off. It goes to 50.

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Replace the gauge.
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    Re: PSI gauge.

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Okay thanks. Can I run the filter though for now?

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Of course, you just will not know when you need to clean the filter without a gauge.
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    If the gauge wasn't bad, what would make the gauge go that high?

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    +1, the gauge is shot. I just ordered one from the same place the test kits come from (TF100). Best part is it's liquid filled. Rain, moisture getting in there is what usually causes the most damage to them. It was about $11

    It also helps support this site.

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Well it is not possible for the pump to generate that amount of pressure ... so nothing made it read that high. It just broke.
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    +1, the gauge is shot. I just ordered one from the same place the test kits come from. Best part is it's liquid filled. Rain, moisture getting in there is what usually causes the most damage to them. It was about $11

    http://tftestkits.net/Flow-Meters-and-psi-Gauges-c12/
    I received mine today and just switched it out. I'm very impressed with the look and quality of this gauge. Having .5 psi increments is great.

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    $6.00 on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    $6.00 on ebay.
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    I've had my filter gauge that came with my new Hayward multiport for just over a month. It's a 0-60 psi, not liquid filled. It's had moisture inside it since almost immediately. I have that one and a much better Wika gauge (not filled either though, but it has a vent/seal valve). I'll be putting the Wika gauge on shortly. You always get what you pay for with measuring equipment.
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    We can buy right from this web site?

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    We can buy right from this web site?
    It's almost like a Pool Store, everything you need in one place (just more user friendly)
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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Thank you. I didn't know that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    It's almost like a Pool Store, everything you need in one place (just more user friendly)

    Thank you for the compliment, but we are different in one extremely important way.

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    Re: PSI gauge.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaneCE View Post
    I received mine today and just switched it out. I'm very impressed with the look and quality of this gauge. Having .5 psi increments is great.
    Me too, really nice gauge, good quality. Purchased a cheap one last year that I've had to take the plastic cover off and dry out a couple times now. That will get moved to the indoor spa !!
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