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Old 04-05-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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water pressure regulator

what type of regulator do you use ? my brass one quit working i haven't replaced it yet , what is a good water pressure i see some for 40 to 50 then one for 55 is that to much ? thanks
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I would highly recommend getting one that states High Flow and 55 lbs. It does make a difference.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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I use a Watts 3/4" whole house regulator for minimum flow restriction. These regulators are adjustable, but come preset from the factory for (I think) 50 psi. Most RV manufacturers recommend 40-60 psi.

The Watts regulators cost around $40-45 at Lowe's and Home Depot. You will need thread adapters to change the 3/4" pipe thread on the regulator to hose connections, also available at Lowe's and Home Depot.
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I have 3 different regulators here.. (out of 4 types)

1: (The one I do not have) is the common brass or plastic cylinder, about 3/4 inches diamater by perhaps 4" long, male hose fitting on one end, female on the other.

This usually does not pass enough water to suit me

2: HIGH-Capacity (or volume or flow) same as above with bright color grip on Female end.. I have one, still on the bubble pack, This one is right close

(NOTE: I recently looked at a CAMCO unit, this is plastic, blue and it LOOKS like the water passage may be big enough.. I have not tried it, but it LOOKS like it might be, Anyone know it, Please connemt)

3: Sur-Flow Sur Flow is a Watts company if I'm not mistaken, this is the self same regulator that is standard on many RV's with built in regulators, only since the one I have was designed for "In-line" use they made the following changes.

They removed the mounting flange, and screwed a male garden hose fitting on the outlet end.. The "Works" are identical to the "OEM" type.

4: Watts: There are many Watts regulators.. You will need to buy (in most cases) garden hose fittings for them.. If you get one with 3/4" threaded inlet and outlet this is the EASIEST to adapt.. but 1/2 inch will do the job.. I have seen them "Packaged" for RV use. The smallest Watts says 2 to 2.5 GPM.. I have heard complaints about it, the next size up is 5GPM, and the folks who have that one (Or larger) are most pleased.

Valterry also makes one that looks a lot likehte Watts.. Same comments apply.
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I use a Watts 3/4" whole house regulator for minimum flow restriction. These regulators are adjustable, but come preset from the factory for (I think) 50 psi. Most RV manufacturers recommend 40-60 psi.

The Watts regulators cost around $40-45 at Lowe's and Home Depot. You will need thread adapters to change the 3/4" pipe thread on the regulator to hose connections, also available at Lowe's and Home Depot.
Ditto here.
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I use a Watts 3/4" whole house regulator for minimum flow restriction. These regulators are adjustable, but come preset from the factory for (I think) 50 psi. Most RV manufacturers recommend 40-60 psi.

The Watts regulators cost around $40-45 at Lowe's and Home Depot. You will need thread adapters to change the 3/4" pipe thread on the regulator to hose connections, also available at Lowe's and Home Depot.

that what I use as well, plus i added a pressure gauge after the regulator to verify the pressures
makes for a nice clean setup, in the wet bay.
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Here is the 3/4" Watts regulator that I made up for my RV,
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3/4" watts set up

Just some photos of my set up to look at....
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I purchased an adjustable regulator from camping world $59.00 no adapters needed screw it on and screw it off it adjusts with a slotted screwdriver it made a big difference, we have had it for 3 months it works fine. I did not want to be concerned with buying fittings to accomodate home style regulators. The item is in the paper catalog but not on line.
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thanks all i ordered this one Hi-Flow Water Regulator
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I found this on an earlier post...lots of choices.

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thanks all i ordered this one Hi-Flow Water Regulator
That one MIGHT be good enough.. I have one like it.. The Sur Flo, is better and the Watts is better still.
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I'm with the 3/4" Watts whole-house regulator crowd. The cheapo restrictor type would plug up in less than a year of fulltime use, and a more expensive one I bought from CW with a built in gauge died way too soon also. I have been using my Watts from Lowes for 6 years now in full-time use. I use brass quick-connects and have a gauge on a separate piece so I can use it when I want to or not (the gauge is the FIRST thing to freeze in cold weather ...learned that the hard way...).
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