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Dernhelm

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Posted: 05/14/21 11:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So my dad always said, "don't point anything under pressure at your face." I always thought, "Like, duh!" You know, it's that dad-daughter thing.

So we're headed out on a jaunt. I grab my trusty tire pressure gauge, check the first trailer tire, no prob. Walk around the trailer, drop the gauge, pick it up, check the second trailer tire......

And the gauge exploded in my hand. The steel tube shot 3 parking places away and hit another trailer with a fair amount of force.

I was left holding just the head of the gauge, and glad my subconscious listened to my dad.


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Wow! Glad you listened to good old dad. Can you elaborate a little on what kind of gage? I'm really curious, as well as I'm sure others may be. Describe it perhaps?

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Well, it was the kind that has a round head to be pressed into the valve stem, and a tube, out of which the meter stick protrudes when you check the pressure. Has a pocket clip. Like a fat headed pen. Kind of old fashioned, though this one wasn't old at all. Strictly mechanical, not digital.

Apparently you're not supposed to drop that kind of gauge.

I live in Las Vegas - everything digital dies really quickly here.

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Posted: 05/16/21 02:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a gauge that has a dial indicator, as I feel it may be more accurate.


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