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These are the different types of kits available to test pipework. These include kits for testing the flow rate of water, dry testing for pipes that are empty and wet testing for systems that are full of water, gas or oil. These are the different types of kits available to test pipework. They include kits for testing the flow rate of water, dry testing for pipes that are empty and wet testing for systems that are full of water, gas or oil.

Pressure and flow kit

This pressure and flow kit comes with a weir gauge to check water flow rates, a pressure gauge for testing wet pipe systems and a pipe dry testing gauge.      This kit is suitable for users who want to find out the flow rate of their water, the pressure of certain pipe systems and to check pipe systems during and after installation. This pressure and flow kit comes with a weir gauge, or flow cup, to check water flow rates; a pressure gauge for testing wet pipe systems; and a pipe dry testing gauge.

This kit is suitable for users who want to find out the flow rate of their water, the pressure of certain pipe systems and to check pipe systems during and after installation.

A weir gauge, or flow cup, is a container that is an a essential solution for checking flow prior to installation of domestic appliances, to ensure a sufficient flow rate is available.

To check the flow rate, place the weir gauge directly under the flow of water (tap). The restricted flow through the hole at the bottom of the gauge will create a level within the gauge.

A flow reading will be shown on both scales, at the point at which this level flows through the hole.    The reading is on the inside edge of the hole, at the point where the water level breaks. A flow reading will be shown on both scales, at the point at which this level flows through the hole. The reading is on the inside edge of the hole, at the point where the water level breaks.

Wet and dry pressure testing kit

This testing kit comes with a dry test gauge fitted with a schrader valve and two pressure gauges, one with lower readings and one with higher readings. The kit provides a number of connectors and fittings such as push fit fittings, a flexible hose and adaptors.      This pressure testing kit would be suitable for someone who plans on both, wet and dry testing. A wet and dry pressure testing kit is ususally made up of a dry test gauge, fitted with a schrader valve, and two pressure gauges, one for lower readings and one for higher readings. It provides a number of connectors and fittings such as push fit fittings, a flexible hose and adaptors.

This pressure testing kit would be suitable for someone who plans to do both wet and dry testing.

The two pressure gauges are for wet testing, the low reading gauge is ideal for domestic pipe testing such as water pipes that do not reach very high pressures. The high reading gauge is for systems such as oil or gas that can reach higher pressures. The two pressure gauges are for wet testing: the low reading gauge is ideal for domestic pipe testing such as water pipes that do not reach very high pressures. The high reading gauge is for systems such as oil or gas that can reach higher pressures.
Wet testing is testing pipe systems when they are live or full of liquid or gas.     Dry testing is when the pipes are empty, this is usually during or after installation of new pipes. Wet testing is testing pipe systems when they are live or full of liquid. Dry testing is done when the pipes are empty, usually during or after the installation of new pipes.