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Old 03-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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water pressure regulator

Two items:
1. I was looking in the forums at postings to find a good regulator and found a link to rvwaterfilters.com in one of them. They said ask, we'll respond so I did. I received a long detailed email back from Richard Dahl discussing several regulators, pros and cons of each which answered every question I had about pressure and flow. Very refreshing he took the time. As a result, he made a sale.

2. How many of you out there have one of the $70 Watts regulators and how comfortable are you putting it on the faucet side of your hose rather than in the bay?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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We have the Watts. Not comfortable with it on the CG faucet - too easy of a target to get stolen.

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Agree.. just make sure you have a half way quality hose...
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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I would be worried I would leave on the CG faucet "not that I'am absent minded "....Watts is a big quality backflow device manufacturer, so their pressure regulator I'am sure is also quality. Is the outlet side pressure adjustable by a top nut like a pilot valve or is the presure preset? Either way one less worry,

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Had the big Watts regulator and using it for 7 or 8 years now and no one has bothered it..
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We use the Watts mounted on the inlet of an external water softener. When in camp, the softener sits outside but pushed behind the extend slide and a bit out of sight. This exposes the hose to CG pressure and me to someone walking off with $500 worth of equipment but... knock on wood.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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I've used Watts "whole house" regulator for 10 years now. Maybe i only go to "safe' places, but nobody has every made a grab for mine. Or my hoses or any other hook-up gear.

You can get a 3/4" Watts regulator for about $50 plus another $3 or so for hose thread adapters.
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I made my own, went to hardware store got an adjustable water reg. and fittings spent about $40 and works great. I don't worry about putting it
on the faucet seen water hoses blowen up like ballons in some camp grounds. If you are afraid of looseing it just tighten it with a wrench.

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I use the Watts regulator -- when I set up with the regulator on the CG faucet, it is tightened with a pair of pliers -- have not had a problem in 4 years of camping.
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we have a watts...didnt pay 60 for it, lowes has em for under 40
plus the fittings

mine is in the wet bay
since this picture, i have added a whole house water filter at the inlet
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I use the Watts regulator similar to the one pictured above (also bought mine at Lowes for under $40) when the CG does not have a regulator on their faucet. I put it on the outside faucet and have had no problems. Maybe I am lucky, but the campgrounds where we stay seem to have very honest people in them. On more than one occasion I have left a basement door open for a whole night and have not had any problems with anything missing.

In my experience I find RVers to be the most honest group of people you can find. The problems I hear about seem to be from outsiders looking for an opportunity to take what is not theirs. These people usually don't want a water pressure regulator.
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You need to watch which regulator you buy. There are the standard ones and the others have a lead-free bronze body. Since it is used for potable water, I went the Lead free model.

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You are always supposed to place on CG faucet prior to hose. Some CG have 120+ pressure and will blow the end of your hose off. Go to Amazon and read all of the bad reviews on the Pirit heated hose saying it sucks because the end blew off the expensive hose. Those people all have regulator on RV and not faucet and give Pirit hose a bad name lol.

Also, if your that concerned of it being stolen, drop a 5 gal bucket over it and the faucet. I have never had anything stolen at a CG myself. But I'm sure it happens.
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Think that you are more likely to have items walk off in area such as SP/COE/etc rather than commerical CG's where some debatable "campers" tend to inhabit. Only thing have ever 'lost" was set of TT hub caps in a CG that the hired host allowed his buddies to hold Saturday night Keg parties. The buddies had been kicked out of their home CG and this CG was closed not long after
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