Pressure Testing

Schnozz

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I have ANOTHER question... This time it's about pressure testing. I built a simple device to pressurize the system and gauge the pressure from one thread on TFP and several online articles that should work. The pressurizing device is at the highest point of the loop. I've capped off my entire underground plumbing system from the pump/filter to the side of the pool. I'm testing tomorrow. If the loop is capped off, will the air release from the system as water is sent in? Should I install the gauge, shutoff valve, and water pressure supply on the high end, and leave the other end of the loop open, fill with water, and then cap off the open end, hoping to get all the water out?o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O

With one of these at the end opposite the pressure gauge??? DUH!!!
 

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Schnozz

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Never mind.....Threaded connector at the end of the loop. It came to me in a vision in the middle of the night..... :hammer: :brickwall:
 

Schnozz

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Finished the Pressure Test Rig and attached it to the 1-1/2" return run last night. Filled the pipes with water, NO LEAKS!! Of course, NO PRESSURE YET, but it's a start..Pressurizing tonight!! Keep me in your prayers..:drown:

Hose/Shut-off valve/gauge

35 lbs. enough??
 

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Schnozz

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TA-DA!!!
Let the burying begin...then the connecting to the pool and equipment can begin....
 

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