Pressure Test

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Pressure Test

Postby backyardfun » Tue 22 May, 2012 21:44

Which is better for finding a leak, water or air pressure? What level of PSI do you recommend starting at?

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Pressure Test

Postby ChuckGeo » Wed 23 May, 2012 06:25

We initially pressure test to 20 PSI with water, if the line doesn't hold pressure, i.e. pressure drops faster than 1 pound per minute, we then inject air in the leaking line and listen with Geophones for the noise of the leak.
Small air leaks ar especially difficult to find.
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