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3# Wika gauge failed

Hello, I read the related thread at . . .

<a href="http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/140128/Failed-low-pressure-Wika-gauge">http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/140128/Failed-low-pressure-Wika-gauge</a>, but still have questions . . .

I know exactly why my gauge failed -- I manually filled the system with water for a minute just to add a gallon or so, and then instead of turning off the water valve, I mistakenly opened the valve all the way, thinking I was turning it off. A few minutes later water was shooting out all of my main vents! That was months ago, and now the system works fine, but the wika gauge's needle has not budged since then (too bad I hadn't turned off the little valve at the gauge (see pic)). So the questions:

1) is there a way to resuscitate it? Or is it dead and I need to buy another?

2) what is a good website to buy a suitable replacement at a good price?


  • pipeking
    pipeking Member Posts: 252
    take it apart

    your lucky it's valved off, so now u really have nothing to lose. it looks like that u ha a very sensitive gauge if i can see the psi reading on it correctly, and when u add allot off pressure to them they r susceptible to failure. so take it off,and take it apart (very carefully) and if u can't fix it then get a new one.

    they r very sensitive so i very well could be ruined. good luck
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    Gauges online

    You can find WIKA gauges at http://www.valworx.com/category/gaugestore and Ashcroft gauges at http://www.coleparmer.com/Category/Gauges/46699.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
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