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    pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    Ever since we bought our house last year the pressure guage on our sand filter shows no pressure. everything seems to be working fine tho. Should i just replace guage??
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    Probably the best and easiest thing to do first. They have very nice glycerin-filled gauges on the TFTestkits web site if you're interested.
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    ok great. thank you!! maybe Lowes will have one as i am going there today. thanks again!
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    Make sure you have some of that white Teflon tape to wrap on the threads too.
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    Lowe's will not have a good one. Take the plunge and spend 14 bucks on a really nice, freeze proof one.

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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    ok thanks guys!! yep got the tape.

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    ok definitely want good one but since i already took that old one off i was hoping to find one in town today. got any where else i should check? and what specifics am i looking for in one?
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraT View Post
    ok thanks guys!! yep got the tape.

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    ok definitely want good one but since i already took that old one off i was hoping to find one in town today. got any where else i should check? and what specifics am i looking for in one?
    You want a low pressure gauge, for starters. Most gauges you'll find will go to 200 psi, which is waaaay higher than you'll ever need, and that makes the graduations too small to be useful. Then you want one that's glycerin-filled, so it won't freeze and die on you again. You probably won't find that in a hardware store. Maybe a pool store, for big bucks, or maybe at someplace like Grainger, if you know someone with a commercial account.
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    Re: pressure gauge showing no pressure??

    ok thank you! second thought ill just screw that broke one back in and order what yall recommended.
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