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Old 06-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Cleaning water pressure reg

I'm going to take my Valterra water pressure regulator out of the water line to soak it in vinegar. Disolved solids have crystalized in it (AZ and NV) and it slowly creeps up to the 100 psi pressure of the park.

So how long do I soak it?

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I don't think I'd bother and just go buy another one.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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I don't think I'd bother and just go buy another one.
It is a true regulator. A Valterra. About $50.
Send me a check? :-)
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It is a true regulator. A Valterra. About $50.
Send me a check? :-)
Dave - I don't think vinegar will hurt it but cold be wrong. You could try diluting it say 60/40 vinegar to water and see what happens. Not many things as cheap as vinegar these days. Now if the cure was extra virgin cold pressed organicity grown olive oil well that might be a different story. Ya know Mr_D has the big bucks and been buying a new regulator every few years since 1953 when he first started motor-homing.
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A creeping water pressure valve to 100 psi sounds like a shot one if you ask me. But you didn't.
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A creeping water pressure valve to 100 psi sounds like a shot one if you ask me. But you didn't.
Was new last year. Cleaned it with water flushing in AZ in December and has worked until now. Thought a more aggressive approach was in order, Cliff. ;-)
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I'm going to take my Valterra water pressure regulator out of the water line to soak it in vinegar. Disolved solids have crystalized in it (AZ and NV) and it slowly creeps up to the 100 psi pressure of the park.

So how long do I soak it?

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Soaking it overnight will be more than sufficient time to tell if it's repairable/reusuable. I wouldn't submerge the pressure guage, just the valve. But you knew that, right? White vinegar is absolutely amazing in what it is capable of cleaning. We run it throughout our freshwater system twice a year to keep everything free from calcium/lime deposits.
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Thanks for that, JC2. Overnight it is.

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Thanks for that, JC2. Overnight it is.

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It can't Hirt. Update tomorrow ?
Gonna do it tomorrow, Cliff.
Al Hirt passed on in 99. I miss hiss toot.
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Gonna do it tomorrow, Cliff.
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That's NY for hurt. Forgetaboutit.
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A few suggestions.

One, soak it in CLR overnight and flush it out really well.

Second, get yourself a water softener; TravelSoft works for me.

Third, when your Valterra water pressure regulator finally bites the dust, purchase a watts pressure regulator from these guys at the Water Filter Store.

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To OP, do you really have a park with a 100 psi working pressure? I cant fathom that. The most I have seen was 70 psi in NY state. Maybe your gauge is shot.
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To OP, do you really have a park with a 100 psi working pressure? I cant fathom that. The most I have seen was 70 psi in NY state. Maybe your gauge is shot.
Nope. Checked with neighbors that have gauged regulators.
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