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Old 01-30-2013, 12:10 PM #1
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PSI of Gauge on Front Blocks?

Hey guys, I have seen some Cockers with a gauge installed at the bottom of the front block where the screw is, and was wondering if I were to do so too, what should the max psi of the gauge?

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:38 PM #2
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Hey guys, I have seen some Cockers with a gauge installed at the bottom of the front block where the screw is, and was wondering if I were to do so too, what should the max psi of the gauge?

Thanks!
That port will indicate the operating pressure (usually 300-350ish). It's the same pressure you'd see if you had a guage on your inline reg.

I personally prefer having a guage under the front block over having one on the reg. It's good to have one or the the other.

Ideally I'd go with a 0-600 guage but have used a 0-800. I'd avoid anything lower as it would be easy to blow out the guage if there was a problem with your reg.

Also, if you have a 15' ASA you need a gauge with an offset port. MacDev offers an offset guage that works. It does have to be installed with either the front block removed or the ASA removed.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 PM #3
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It depends on your autococker. Most autocockers with a HPR run around 250-450 psi depending on the setup, so a 0-600psi gauge would work with most. You might need a 0-1200 psi gauge if you don't use a HPR.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:56 PM #4
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I've always wound up with a sweet spot somewhere around 280 psi, and a 0-400 is usually a little easier to read when it comes to little adjustments, however, after a time they're really there as a ballpark figure to make sure you're not way over or under pressurized.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:59 PM #5
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Thanks guys! I will go with a 0-600 or 0-800 PSI gauge.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:10 PM #6
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I was able to install a gauge on my 15 deg vertical ASA without an offset port. The gauge housing was slightly touching the HPR so I lightly filed the edge of the gauge so that you can now see daylight between the two. I used a 32 deg brand gauge that goes from 0-1200psi. Way more than necessary, I just didn't have anything else on hand the moment. You will still want to sweet spot everything anyway so this is just a quick rule of thumb to make sure the operating pressure is around what it is supposed to be
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