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    Is my gauge right?

    Pool was filled yesterday and I am trying to learn equipment.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    Nope. Pool pumps will not generate that much pressure. Time for a new one. I highly recommend the glycerin filled ones that Dave is selling at tftestkits.net
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    If that gauge is right, you narrowly missed being killed by shrapnel when the filter body exploded.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    Thanks everyone! New one ordered from this site this morning.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissykr View Post
    Thanks everyone! New one ordered from this site this morning.
    Good because that one is sideways

    Seriously though that is a good move .... after buying a couple cheapies i saw a thread about the good ones from this site and ordered one and it is far better built!
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    My guage arrived today! Wonderful service I just ordered on Friday.

    Question...it has a big air pocket inside the guage is this normal?
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    That's how mine looks.
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    Thnx, waves I just moved here five weeks ago from Bolingbrook.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    Do not cut the rubber tip off, like it says. Although I think you want to pull the plug to allow the pressure to equalize and then put the plug back in.

    Many I see online have the big bubble. Mine is actually very full ... pretty sure it does not matter.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    I pulled the plug out and put it back in. Thnx
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    I cut the tip as instructed. is there something bad about that?
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    If the glycerin is not leaking out, then should be fine. I am not sure why there is this confusion over the tip. The manufacturer said not to cut it and yet there is a note to do so somewhere.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    There was a small instruction sheet inside the box that showed to cut it. It's been so long ago-- no problem that I can tell. I would never have cut it without that instruction. Love the gauge!
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    How do I know if my new guage is bad? It worked for the couple of weeks. I backwashed last Tuesday and the pressure went up one psi a few days after the backwash. A week later the pressure dropped back to the orginal pressure.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    I doubt it would go bad this quickly. I would be more suspect of actual small variances in the flow rate and pressure due to outside factors.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    Ok, anything I should be watching for? Everything looks and sounds right.

    I can see the pressure not rising much over a week but the dropped worried me. I keep my pool sparkling and even my skimmer sock doesn't get much in it day to day.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    The drop could happen from some debris collecting in your skimmer or pump basket.
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    Re: Is my gauge right?

    I had my filter deep cleaned yesterday and the guys were totally impressed with my gauge! They could not believe I paid less than $15.00 for it. They said that thing would would last through a bomb going off. This is the second time I have had the pool company comment on my guage. Thanks to TF test kits for offering such wonderful products at fair prices!
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