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Old 06-01-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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This is my set up for monitoring incoming water pressure. If I get 65 psi I use an inline pressure restricter.

Usually I do not need the restrictor.
However this set up does not protect against presure surges or peaks.


So I am looking for a Regulator that I can set at 60-70 psi and never have to readjust or worry about restricting incoming pressure.


Any ideas ??? What are you using???

Thanks Rick

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Old 06-01-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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This is my set up for monitoring incoming water pressure. If I get 65 psi I use an inline pressure restricter.

Usually I do not need the restrictor.
However this set up does not protect against presure surges or peaks.


So I am looking for a Regulator that I can set at 60-70 psi and never have to readjust or worry about restricting incoming pressure.


Any ideas ??? What are you using???

Thanks Rick

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Old 06-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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The best I can tell from your picture you have a pressure gauge but no regulator. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and purchase a household water pressure regulator. Set it and forget it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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That's what I am looking for!!! Set it and Forget It!!!

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Make sure you get the one for 3/4 inch pipe. They also sell all the adaptors you will need to hook it to a hose.
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Watts is the most common brand of "whole house" size, adjustable water pressure regulator, but there are several others and any will do. You can find them at places like Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Get a 3/4 inch pipe size with threaded fittings so you can screw in a pipe-thread-to-hose-thread adapter on the inlet and outlet. I keep mine set at about 62 psi.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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What is the recommended max water pressure for modern MH plumbing systems? I have read comments about 40 - 45 psi as the recommendation and now I see settings of 65 psi.

What is best?
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #8
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Check out this web site Pressure Regulators

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Old 06-02-2008, 01:21 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Roamer:
Watts is the most common brand of "whole house" size, adjustable water pressure regulator, but there are several others and any will do. You can find them at places like Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Get a 3/4 inch pipe size with threaded fittings so you can screw in a pipe-thread-to-hose-thread adapter on the inlet and outlet. I keep mine set at about 62 psi. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can second the endorsement on Watts. They were in my backyard where I grew up in Massachusetts and it was a rare thing to find a house with a regulator problem unless of course they did not have a Watts. They can be dissasembled for cleaning/repair and should last a lifetime or so.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Navl AV8R:
What is the recommended max water pressure for modern MH plumbing systems? I have read comments about 40 - 45 psi as the recommendation and now I see settings of 65 psi.

What is best? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have read similar figures for recommended pressure for RVs - 40 to 50 psi.

I use a household pressure regulator from Lowe's with threaded adapters for hose connections as others describe. The unit I bought was preset for 40 psi. I do not currently have a gauge, but I am planning to add one because pressure regulators sometimes fail and may then allow full line pressure to pass through. I know about this first hand, but that's another story.
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I bought my adjustable Watts regulator on Ebay -- I'm sure they are still out there at a good price
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I have a whole house regulator similar to the Watts (it would have been a Watts but it was mixed in with them on the shelf at Lowes and looks like one but cost about twenty dollars more) and I have it set at 65 psi.

I used 65 psi after a conversation with Winnebago customer service. They test the plumbing to something over 85 psi as I recall and said that 65 psi was not a problem.
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Thanks Guys!! This is the info I was looking for!!!!

I will look for a Watt's Regulator at Lowes.

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