How to Perform a Pressure Test

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Step 1

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Find an unregulated faucet. It is vital that it be unregulated because any pressure reducers will affect the pressure reading.

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Install the pressure gauge by twisting it in a clockwise direction. Make sure it is firmly on the tap as leaks will affect pressure readings.

Step 3

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Turn the faucet slowly until it is on all the way. Let the it run for about 10 seconds to make sure you are obtaining full pressure.

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Slowly turn the water off.

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Unscrew the pressure gauge. It is normal to have some excess water leakage.