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Old 04-04-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Valterra pressure regulator

Hello, all.
I've got a brass adjustable Valterra water pressure regulator that I've been using for about two years. I noticed when I hooked it up yesterday that the needle was at 120 before I even screwed it on the spigot. When I opened the spigot, the needle pegged at 160. Water pressure in the camper seems normal to low, and nothing has blown apart , so I don't think that's accurate.
I've adjusted the screw on the regulator up and down, and the needle doesn't move.
Is there a way to reset the pressure gauge? Or any other ideas on how to make the thing work again? These things aren't that cheap, so they should last longer than two years.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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I've had one for about 3 months, not really impressed with the adjustment screw on it and if you look at the reviews they fail often. I added a 65psi water intake valve on my motorhome so if the adjustable one fails the pressure in the motorhome will not exceed 65psi.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:57 PM   #3
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I think I would call Valterra, maybe they will replace it.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:14 PM   #4
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I left mine outside during a freeze and it was stuck on 60, maybe that is what happened to yours. I called Valterra and they sent me a new pressure gage, not the whole regulator.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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I left mine outside during a freeze and it was stuck on 60, maybe that is what happened to yours. I called Valterra and they sent me a new pressure gage, not the whole regulator.
Same thing happened to us. You can buy a replacement gauge at almost any hardware store or big box home improvement store for around $10.00.

We now take the regulator out of the motorhome during the winter months. Since we've been doing that we haven't lost a gauge.
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Same thing happened to us. You can buy a replacement gauge at almost any hardware store or big box home improvement store for around $10.00.

We now take the regulator out of the motorhome during the winter months. Since we've been doing that we haven't lost a gauge.
Thanks. Good info. I'm going to try to remember that.
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Get a WATTS. Many options, none better. Get one used for homes.
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Same thing happened to us. You can buy a replacement gauge at almost any hardware store or big box home improvement store for around $10.00.

We now take the regulator out of the motorhome during the winter months. Since we've been doing that we haven't lost a gauge.

That's probably what happened to mine. I'll either call Valterra or just go to Home Depot.
Thanks for the info.
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Get a WATTS. Many options, none better. Get one used for homes.

After reading some of the reviews on the Valterra, that's what I did. Gauge is also oil filled. Got it from https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com
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Get a WATTS. Many options, none better. Get one used for homes.
I agree!! I believe the next one I purchase will be a Watts all brass regulator.
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Had that happen to me last year. Must not have removed it from the MH before a freeze. Called Valterra & they replaced it for free.
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Meter sucks.... You had 40 PSI (normal pressure)

Whatevr it reads when not connectd is the new ZERO. Regulator was working.. Gauge is crap.

NOTE: Watts Gauges... Same quality.
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