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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    Like all of us, my water pressure gauges tend to fail from time to time. I went through a couple of cheap Watts brand and Orbitz brands before deciding to purchase a Glycerin liquid filled gauge from www.professionalequipment.com. I think I paid about $55 for it, not sure. Anyway, after about a 100 inspections, it failed. I searched online for recommendation and got a decent review on RainBird brand. Went to Home Depot and purchased on. Right out of the box it read 20 Lbs PSI before it was even hooked up. Then when I connected it, the gauge filled with water. Complete failure on the first try. Oh well. I just ordered a new liquid filled gauge from freshwatersystems.com, hopefully it will last for a while. I wonder what if any water pressure gauges have been shown to last? Any input appreciated.

    Thanks, Gene

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    Some of these might be good ones:
    - http://www.grainger.com/search?searc...gestConfigId=6

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    Default Re: Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Some of these might be good ones:
    - http://www.grainger.com/search?searc...gestConfigId=6
    Hi Jerry, thanks. I have tried some of those.


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    Default Re: Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    Gene, the best I have found is the one that you mentioned that used to be sold by Professional Equipment. Kind of pricey but you get what you pay for i guess. They do wear out so I buy two or three at a time.
    I bought one at a plumbing supply house up in Frisco a few years back that lasted pretty well but I don't remember the name of the gauge or the supply house.

    I'm down to my last shower stopper. Has anyone found another supply since PE sold out to Grainger?

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Gene, the best I have found is the one that you mentioned that used to be sold by Professional Equipment. Kind of pricey but you get what you pay for i guess. They do wear out so I buy two or three at a time.
    I bought one at a plumbing supply house up in Frisco a few years back that lasted pretty well but I don't remember the name of the gauge or the supply house.

    I'm down to my last shower stopper. Has anyone found another supply since PE sold out to Grainger?

    Thanks Jim on the water pressure gauge advice. / Gene


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    Default Re: Anyone know of a really good and reliable water pressure gauge?

    i find no need to be spendy
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    cannibalize hose adapter from worn out equip

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