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Low pressure gauge

scott k_3
scott k_3 Member Posts: 22
Thanks steamhead-I was hoping that was the case but wanted to make sure.


  • scott k_3
    scott k_3 Member Posts: 22
    Low pressure steam gauge

    Looking to find a low pressure gauge for a steam boiler. Some here have suggested www.gaugestore.com and I have checked there. All of the low pressure gauges have a max temp of 140* F. As we all know steam is 212+. Are these guages useable in steam boiler, connected to the pig tail as the current 30 psi gauge is located?
  • Couderay
    Couderay Member Posts: 314

    Any piping supply house would have them in stock. Grainger also has many style's to offer. I like the AMETEK/WIKAI series 1980 its affordable and can handle the steam temps. Its a 4 1/2" face and reads in tenths of a pound.
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    The pigtail

    keeps the steam away from the gauge, so it shouldn't reach 140 degrees. Go for it.

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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    low pressure gauge

    i have 2 such--one for the boiler and one mounted in the air vent tapping of the most visible rad from the kitchen so i can see when my system is running.
    i used to be able to hear [and feel] the water hammer in the pre-new boiler days but it's now so quiet i don't know when it's on: quietness that comes from following advice given by experts on the WALL!!-nbc
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