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Winterization Requiring Stand Alone Pressure Gauge

ANYONE CARE TO EXPLAIN!?!?!??!

I do wints the same way I have been doing for years.. but our client is now requiring the stand alone pressure gauge test. From what I understand is air hose is hooked to hot on the washer bib, this "gauge" is on the cold side. But guess what... IT READS ZERO THE WHOLE TIME. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

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1st. Make sure both H&C valves are turned on
2nd. Make sure all valves are turned on at water heater (except drain of course)

With those 2 things, you should show pressure. Although, it doesn't tell you much about the integrity of the system, only how much pressure you are introducing to the lines.

I am guessing that the "stand alone pressure test" they are looking for though is a gauge connected to the water supply system (washer valve) reading a minimum amount of pressure (40psi?) over a 20-30 minute period, after all air lines have been DISCONNECTED from the system. This test would show if there were any breaches to the plumbing supply system.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Here if what you need...
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Here if what you need...
hey that looks like my contraption. LOL
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I like that contraption!

mtmtnman- You use the same one to clear the lines? I like that one- I'm assuming that it's better for clearing faucets with h/c selection on the same handle since you can blow both lines out at one time?
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We use similar set ups. Important key is using a compressor with the oomph to get the job done.
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I've got a single line with a gauge and valve right now, I think I'm gonna make one of dem dare tings...
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I went back to the valve, line and tee

[QUOTE=JoeInPI;64009]I've got a single line with a gauge and valve right now, I think I'm gonna make one of dem dare tings... [/QUOTE

after breaking a few of those. I always seem to break the remote gauges one way or the other.
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