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Where can I find a pressure gauge?

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Where can I find a pressure gauge?

Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:52 pm

Hey I called my local Home Depot, and sure enough, it was the same person who didn't know what pressure rated PVC pipe was. I asked if they carried pressure gauges, and the person didn't know what they were. They actually had to hook me up with the head of the plumbing department. He said he "couldn't find" the kind of pressure gauge I needed. Should I look there myself or search elsewhere?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:59 pm

Check in the tools section by the Air Compressors they usually have replacment ones. If you can't get one there you can get it from www.McMaster.com. Or www.surpluscenter.com
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:06 pm

So would something like this work? (I'm not planning to pump it up too high)
http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?U ... D&catname=
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:13 pm

Looks like a great little guage! You will want to consider tapping if you havn't already.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:19 pm

I'm gonna start working on my tapping as soon as I can.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:35 pm

Get hold of the guy in the air tool section. That's where there at. The brand should be Campbell Hausfeld or something like that. The threads are 1/4".

Wow I really spend too much time at HD :P
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:12 pm

lol just a little too much time
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:20 pm

Oh and Spudstuff, that picture with the shark attacking the person on the ladder under the helicopter is a proven fake. A shark under the Golden Gate Bridge? Ah well, most of them are, but it's still cool!
(sorry, just clicked on it for fun)
Anyway, would my bike shop sell me a schrader (spelling?) valve?
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:28 pm

check plumbing supply stores for a schrader, they are commonly used on pressure tanks for home water systems.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:00 pm

I was there today and they had them. I would just go there and look.
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Unread postAuthor: Infernal2 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:52 pm

Well, I've worked at Home Depot before and we had pressure gauges in both the air power (compressor) section as well as right next to the sprinkler valves in the plumbing section.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:34 pm

yeah I saw them in the plumbing section. It sounds like you were just talking to an idiot and you should just go there.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:53 pm

The truth is that most of teh peopel that work at home depot, lowes or radioshack dont know what they are doing.
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Unread postAuthor: Infernal2 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:59 pm

^^^Yep, total truth spoken there.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:27 am

And they won't let me work there just because I'm seventeen. Even just pushing in buggies all day, you gotta be eighteen.
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