How to air test new plumbing pipe?

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Old 12-10-02, 05:15 AM
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How to air test new plumbing pipe?

Hello experts:

Finally I am done with the cold and hot water rough-in for our remodeled bathroom. I need some directions and the needed tools on how to air test the new pipe (3/4") to check for leaks. I have an air tank with tire chuck, what other fittings and where to buy it to do the air test? What pressure 50psig?

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Moe
 
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Old 12-10-02, 02:47 PM
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This is what the pressure gauge will look like, you need one that has the range up to 100psi.




A fifty (50) pound per square inch (344.5 kPa) air pressure may be substituted for the water test. In either method of test, the piping shall withstand the test without leaking for a period of not less than fifteen (15) minutes.
 
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Old 12-10-02, 03:20 PM
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Where do you buy it?

Thanks for the reply. Where can I buy this gauge?

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Old 12-10-02, 04:05 PM
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Check Home Depot, if not there go to a plumbing supply house.
 
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