I have always treated my gages with care. But let's face the facts, our manifold gage sets have to endure extreme vibration, plus exposure to heat and cold as well as moisture and dirt.
And that's without ever dropping them, throwing them or otherwise abusing them on purpose.
And just how accurate are our gages?
Someone here once mentioned they calibrate their gages on a regular basis.
I for one never saw or heard of anyone doing this ritual.
Is it a good idea, of course it is.
But what gage pair would someone use to compare theirs to? And how often is this necessary?
Also, what are our standard gages rated at for accuracy?
1%, 5% .... 10% ???
It would sure be nice if we could simply take them in with us to the shop once a week or to the parts house and have them compared to a known accurate standard set of gages.
The reason I am bringing this topic up is because in recent years I have become more aware of the critical nature of our pressure measurements in the field.
Any comments would be nice.
Dice, I know you go by feel, so you dont have to post here.