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Old 10-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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I have a question about pressure testing water lines. During a winterization on a property i need to test the pressure of the system to make sure there are no leaks. Also i need to blow the wtare lines clear. Any suggestions on what i should use beside a standard gas line tester?
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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I use a compressor.

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:41 PM   #3
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what kind of attachment do you use to blow lines? Anything special?
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You can do it through the laundry tray with a hose fitting adapter and a reducing coupling to get you to the size air fitting you use.
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Thanks alot. That helped me out. I thought i could do that, i just wanted to make sure from someone with more knowledge. thanks again
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If the property is on well water, make sure to drain the pressure tank too.
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Radiant and steam systems are a problem right? I have heard they are a lot of work. Best to bring in a licensed guy for that right?
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With all the forclosures and impending forclosures, I'd bet there's a steady need for winterizing guys now. I think that's a flat fee. No?
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With all the forclosures and impending forclosures, I'd bet there's a steady need for winterizing guys now. I think that's a flat fee. No?
When I did service work we charged $150.00 plus RV antifreeze.
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Radiant and steam systems are a problem right? I have heard they are a lot of work. Best to bring in a licensed guy for that right?
Unless you want to replace it.
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150? Really. I have been doing it for about 75-100. Killer you have helped me tonight more than you will ever know. Yeah foreclosure business is banging and it is new for us. We do mostly government contracts, banks are tough because they won't spend much money.
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