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post #431 of 437 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 08:07 AM
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post #432 of 437 (permalink) Old 10-13-2018, 06:11 PM
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This is fricken awesome!

Thank you!!

For the folks having trouble finding parts:


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Get a 15 PSI - 20 PSI gauge. $~7USD
1/4" Tee fitting ~ 7 USD
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Glad you like it It's definitely a handy thread.


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update to this -- rather than pumping air in -- I'm sucking air out with a vacuum. Like how some performance cars require the radiator to be filled under vacuum to minimize air in the loop - I'm doing the same thing.

And if a loop can't hold vacuum, then you know there's a leak! You can use a venturi vacuum + air compressor or vacuum pump!
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Hi,

I was wondering if any UK people have done this and could link me to the items they purchased? I've never done a custom loop before so i'm pretty nervous about leak testing and this seems like nice safe way to do it but i'm not sure what things i actually need besides the pressure gauge itself (fittings, adapters and whatnot). I'll be doing a soft tube build with compression fittings should that matter at all.

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I had a gauge so Ι got a Tee Fitting only. For a valve I cut one out from a bikes inner tube and used epoxy to glue it on one of the Tee Fitting's sides.
Works like a charm...
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