Dwyer Draft Gauge

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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 3:35 pm

There are other pics on the site, but heres mine. A piece of brake line, mine was used, put thru a hole in the pipe with a little hi temp caulk around it (you could probably skip the caulk) and then I used wiper washer hose off an old car to connect it to the gauge. Make sure your gauge is completely level, and add the juice very slowly as its almost impossible not to overfill it.
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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 3:36 pm

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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 4:45 pm

Would this work? And what else would I need to hook it all together?

http://www.amazon.com/Weatherhead-S512-Domestic-V ... line+12%22


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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 5:06 pm

Would this work? What else would I need to go with it?

http://www.amazon.com/Weatherhead-S512-Domestic-V ... line+12%22

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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 5:49 pm

Any smaller sized brake line that can be bought at any auto parts store. just so the brake line is made of steel and is small. Measure from where your meter will be and get one close to that long. Just drill the hole slightly smaller and you can screw it in, somewhat anyway. If it doesnt go in snug you may want some high temp caulk to put around it. On the other end, just slide the screw part up the line, slide the rubber part on (again your auto parts store should have rubber hose) It needs to be real small hose to fit the gauge, and may be real tight on the brake line. If you have trouble getting the hose onto the brakeline, put a small amount of oil on it. If that doesnt work, you can hacksaw off the flared end and put the hose on that way. You may or may not need to support the brakeline mid way to the meter, depending on your situation.
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Post Sat. Nov. 07, 2015 6:05 pm

You don't need to seal the tube to the hole. I use a probe thermometer jammed in a hole in the elbow. I pull it out, stick the mano probe in and check the draft.
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