Thursday, March 18, 2010

Plumbing Pressure Test Successful

A few posts ago I was talking about having some difficulties when trying to pressure test my plumbing system.  The rubber o-rings on the cleanout plugs weren't sealing properly.  The solution was to smear a bit of plumber's grease on the o-rings.  Problem solved.

My pressure test is now successful. The building code calls for the pressure test to hold 5 P.S.I. for 15 minutes. Today I pumped in 6 pounds to test it.  This photo was taken after 30 minutes....  still holding tight at 6 P.S.I. 


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