Meter for HH tester
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Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Meter for HH tester on 12/08/2012 16:46:16 MST Print View

While working on a fabric hydrostatic head tester along the lines posted here by Lance Marshall, I noted that his blood pressure cuff gauge/meter, and others like bicycle and rubber ducky pump gauge/meters, all run to a high PSI, sometimes in the hundreds.

Since the PSI on the fabric tester will be just a few PSI, they don't register well on the above mentioned gauge/meters.

Does anyone know of a reasonably priced gauge or meter, air or water but preferably air, that goes from zero to just a few PSI?

If you do, any information, including sources, would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I'm going to be constantly running up and down to check the height of water on a suspended tube.
Would rather be out hiking or snowshoeing to get exercise.

Thanks,
SCF

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Meter for HH tester on 12/08/2012 17:52:05 MST Print View

A blood pressure cuff goes to about 330 mm of mercury, which is about 4490 mm of water.

I thought 3000 to 4000 mm H2O was a pretty good target.

What am I missing?

Edited by greg23 on 12/08/2012 21:18:37 MST.

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
HH on 12/08/2012 21:35:24 MST Print View

Greg,
You are right. I see now that I misread Lance M.'s photos and captions.
The cuff meter will work AOK.
Thank you very much.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: HH on 12/09/2012 06:24:07 MST Print View

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