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    Pressure Gauge Question

    I need to get a new pressure gauge for my infloor valve.

    This is the link to the product: Paramount Pressure Gauge

    Can I just buy a gauge at HD or Lowe's that is screwed in the same way? Or is there something proprietary about these gauges?
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    hmmmm...well that one you linked to doesnt specifically say its glycerine filled, nor does it read only up to 30 which makes it much more readable when you're old and getting wonky eyes like Skippy has.

    Look at these: TFTestkits.net (there is also a side mount version)

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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    What's the purpose for glycerin filled gauges?


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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    Temperature buffering. The water filled ones get damaged more easily in cold weather.

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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    Glycerin filled gauges dampen the response of the gauge needle to sudden changes in system pressure, pump pulsation, and external vibration. It basically acts like a shock absorber for the gauge needle. The net effect is to prolong the life of the gauge as well as help it maintain it's calibration over time.
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    Just ordered a glycering filled gauge from TFTestkits.net myself.
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Just ordered a glycering filled gauge from TFTestkits.net myself.
    I got one last year.....

    Wonderful to be able to see the difference in a couple of pounds difference in pressure.
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Question

    Same here...it's a great gauge and coincidentally the bubble from the fluid also happens to be my exact
    marks for clean pressure and time to backwash pressure.
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