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Old 05-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #31
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There is a local calibration lab I could bring it to. I just need to get all the info off of the gauge so they can look up the procedure. I am not sure what they will charge me. If it is more than $10 I can always purchase a new gauge from McMaster Carr.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #32
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No, the second piece on a Dial Gauge canner is a pressure relief weight and is not a "rocker" weight. A rocker weight such as for the 23 qt Presto is a 3-piece unit that has to be ordered special and it replaces that pressure relief weight. Thereafter the dial gauge is ignored.

The convenience of the rocker system is that you can walk away from it, as long as it is rocking, instead of constantly watching the dial gauge and having to adjust the heat.
That's the route I took with my presto.It's much easier to just forget about that dial gauge.
It's just my opinion here.I'm one of those people that will have it tested,corrected if need be.And that would be it.We all know they need to tested again after what 2 years?..I know I'd forget to do that.So buying the extra pieces and can when I want,year after year.It seems to be for me anyways the safer way to go.

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:49 PM   #33
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Dial gauges should be tested annually before starting the annual canning frenzy in order to be sure your processing is within safe limits. If you are not in an area where canning is common, this can be a major problem for some people, but it is dangerous not to have it done.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #34
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There is a local calibration lab I could bring it to. I just need to get all the info off of the gauge so they can look up the procedure. I am not sure what they will charge me. If it is more than $10 I can always purchase a new gauge from McMaster Carr.
I just received a reply from Presto Ind. and they said if I mailed them my gauges, they can test them for me. You may want to look into that. This is what they said:

"The gauges can be mailed to us we can test them for you."


National Presto Ind.
3925 north Hastings way
Eau Claire, WI 54701


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Old 05-26-2009, 02:11 PM   #35
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I just received a reply from Presto Ind. and they said if I mailed them my gauges, they can test them for me. You may want to look into that. This is what they said:

"The gauges can be mailed to us we can test them for you."


National Presto Ind.
3925 north Hastings way
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Shipments made to U.S. or Canada only

Oooo thanks!! Eau Claire is a short mail truck away!
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