What pressure to test new pipework?

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Durgo said:
i'm betting...but I'm not a plumber so what do I know lol
Perhaps the forum should be renamed "Gambling and Central Heating". :rolleyes:
 
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er, ang on...your the sarcy nitpicker with the rolling eyes - I just commented on somthing already being discussed - to do with testing/pressure...completely ON topic I think you'l find...you had a drink mate?

btw - if I was looking for a row, I need look no further than 12" to my left (the wife) ;)
 
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3 bar air = 30 bar water, I think and boys will will soon tell me if I'm wrong
Hmm. 3bar air = 3 bar water... ;)

A low pressure air test will usually show loose joints etc. A small leak doesn't show with air because the air just expands a bit so the pressure doesn't drop much. Hire a water pressure tester, or just a gauge and use the mains.
 

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