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Old 02-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Water pressure

I have a High Flow Water Regulator and that's what it does. I'd like more water pressure when taking a shower, but still protect water lines in 5th wheel..
Was wondering if there some thing better than this?

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Make one out of a 3/4 watts pressure regulator like your house uses. I have mine mounted in the water compartment with a quick connect nothing better.
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This has been covered in many threads.

Your "pressure regulator" is actually a flow restrictor. The answer is a Watts pressure regulator.
For a good shower, the Oxygenics shower head is the answer. Will work well with < 20 psi.

Please see this:
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Look way back underneith your kitchen sink, maybe you have a water filter that your not aware of, and needs replacing.

How would I know to look for that?
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Good advice so far. That's not a regulator but a restrictor... in spite of what they might call it. A trip to Home Depot with about $60 and you'll walk out with a real Watts Pressure Regulator.

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Put water in your fresh water tank. Have a high volume high pressure pump in line.
Add a Oxygenics shower head. Have water heater on for both LP & electric

Now turn pump on and enjoy a long shower.
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You need more water volume at the shower head, not more pressure. That suggests your "high flow water regulator" is not. If you bought it in an RV store chances are it is 2 gpm at best and more likley 1.5 or so. If its one of those small cylindrical things that go inline in the hose, I can pretty much guarantee it. Try the big Watts regulator as the others suggested.
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X2 on Watts.

The restriction type flow valve you have is probably advertised at 40 psi. The ones I have tested that I personally had, or others at CG's to prove a point, ranged from 30 to 55 psi. They are not accurate as far as I'm concerned.

The Watts regulator can be controlled by a screw for whatever pressure you wish up to the pressure coming out of the line if that much pressure is wanted.

X2 on the Oxygenics. Best MH bathroom investment I made.
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Okay I will go and buy one, do you need pressure gages on bothe side or just rv side? IM figuring rv side.
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A good Watts regulator will have a gauge built in that indicates regulated (discharge) pressure.
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Okay I will go and buy one, do you need pressure gages on bothe side or just rv side? IM figuring rv side.
The RV side is the important one. I have one on both sides but only because I already had the extra gauge and was curious to see what the various input PSIs would be as I traveled around.

You'll have to figure out how you want to hook it up. If you want to protect your hoses, you'll need to rig it to connect to the park hose bib... which exposes it to theft.

Mine is actually attached to my water softener... which external to my coach but tucked behind the extended slide when I'm set up. This leaves the hose from the bib to the Watts unit exposed to excess pressure and also exposes the Watts and water softener to theft but I've never had a problem.

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The place where I bought my Watts from ( http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/ ) sells high pressure drinking water safe hoses. I use it and keep the Watts in the bay.
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Thanks every one I put one together. I put the regulator on the CG side to protect my hose PIRIT Heated Hose 50ft. It's built solid don't know how much pressure it like, but the price I paid be nice to treat it nice.

Thanks for you help, DW is happy and that make me happy.
It really does a great job. At Bastrop Lake, TX the water pressure is awsome if your trying to debark pine trees.
Thanks for all your help, this forum is awsome with all the replies.
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