How could I measure the pressure (PSI)


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Old 09-06-05, 11:47 PM
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How could I measure the pressure (PSI)

I am in process of replacing my shower and would like to install a steam sauna generator. The generator requires 20 PSI either hot water or cold water as inlet. I have no idea how much pressure from my hot or cold water lines.

How could I measure it?

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Old 09-07-05, 05:03 AM
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Basically, the cold water pressure is what dictates the hot water pressure. The cold water enters the water heater and is taken to the bottom of the tank by a dip-tube. This pushes the hot water out of the top of the tank to your fixtures.
You can buy an inexpensive pressure gauge at the big box stores. It attaches to an outside fauct. Run the water first and then hook up the gauge and turn the water back on. If you have less that 20 PSI, I am sure you would not be happy with any fixtures in the house. Normal pressure is 40 and as high as 80. Anything over 80 should have a pressure reducing valve installed. Good luck.
 
 

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