Water column manometer

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by EnjoyingTheRyde, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    Have any of you ever built your own w.c. manometer to measure propane pressure in an RV or home? I need to change a regulator in my cabin and want to build my own. I've read that my pressure needs to be around 11" w.c. (~0.5 psi) with all appliances running and should not exceed 14 when appliances are off. I did find one daigram online but was looking for more input/plans.

    Any help would be appreciated...

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If you were closer I'd lend you one.
    Simple piece of tubing with water in it, is all it is. However the increments and the amount of water to add every time is the secret, I guess.

    Check this out.

    RV U Tube Manometer

    Or

    Manometer
     
  3. ballpeen

    ballpeen Active Member

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    I buy my water column gauges ( inches of water ) from Trans-Cat, you can get a 0-30 in. gauge for around $30.00 . Just a suggestion, Good Luck Tim

    nother thought is you can go to e-bay and purchase a Rego, secondary regulator, which is preset to 11in of water column, just what you need, they are $45.00 Do not buy a Fisher regulator, they are now made in Mexico and I have had many problems with them leaking. TIm
     
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  4. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info guys...