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Thread: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

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    Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

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    So, I wanted to replace my pressure gauge on my Jandy CL-580 filter with a nice gauge I bought from TFT. My assembly is this one.

    Broke it off while trying to unscrew the pressure gauge. Figures. I easily was able to get the stub piece out of the filter, so no problem there. I ordered a replacement, and it should be here tomorrow. But my question is, has anybody successfully taken one of these apart in order to replace the pressure gauge with a better gauge? I can't tell from the exploded drawing in my Jandy instructions whether it just screws in there.
    18,000 gallon in ground pool built 2008, PebbleSheen surface, Aquapure salt system, Jandy 580 filter, Polaris sweep with booster pump, 2 stage filter pump, Suntopia solar heat; Marquis 630 ultimate spa, 2008, 390 gallons, built in ozonator, Saltron Mini Salt Water chlorine Generator for spa

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    Re: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

    That almost looks like you would lose the air release valve if you screw in a different gauge.
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    Re: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

    You would. I'm talking about removing the pressure gauge from the assembly and putting in a new one. That would maintain the air release valve. I was able to unscrew the thing as it turns out, because it just screws in. I tried the new pressure gauge I bought in the broken assembly just to see if it fits, and what do you know, the housing is too small! So I broke the thing for nothing! Oh well, I have another one coming from Amazon tomorrow.
    18,000 gallon in ground pool built 2008, PebbleSheen surface, Aquapure salt system, Jandy 580 filter, Polaris sweep with booster pump, 2 stage filter pump, Suntopia solar heat; Marquis 630 ultimate spa, 2008, 390 gallons, built in ozonator, Saltron Mini Salt Water chlorine Generator for spa

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    Re: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

    Well that sucks. Thank you Jandy for being none standard and forcing you to use there crappy gauge. You should be able to find a good gauge with a smaller pipe thread, but not sure where.
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    Re: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

    It isn't the pipe thread. That is standard. It is the fact that the new gauge diameter does not fit into the shroud housing the old gauge. I could cut the plastic off, and it would fit.
    18,000 gallon in ground pool built 2008, PebbleSheen surface, Aquapure salt system, Jandy 580 filter, Polaris sweep with booster pump, 2 stage filter pump, Suntopia solar heat; Marquis 630 ultimate spa, 2008, 390 gallons, built in ozonator, Saltron Mini Salt Water chlorine Generator for spa

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    Re: Figures. Broke Jandy pressure relief valve while trying to replace gauge!

    Ah ... yeah one of the features of the tftestkits gauge is that it is larger and easier to read. I would cut off the shroud.
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