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Old 07-18-2015, 10:52 AM   #31
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Live and learn, Mike. Are you home now?
No, I'm on the Oregon coast, a long way from home. Didn't mean to be gone this long, but... here I am. Right now it looks like I'll start heading home next month.
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:10 AM   #32
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I think you are "home" Mike.

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:23 PM   #33
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Yeah, I guess so.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:03 PM   #34
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Pressure regulators

We camped at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington on our way to and from Townsend this past
Spring. As I hooked up my water to the camp ground hydrant and began to open the valve, the fellow camped next to me called out and asked me if I had a good regulator on the water. I did not. He said there's between 100 and 120 lbs pressure in this system. I closed the valve in time with no damage. I went ahead and filled my tank with the external fill spout. He showed me his Watts regulator setup.
When we got home I made up a similar setup which I have promised myself I will use everywhere from now on. I put it on even though the line pressure may only be 30 or 40 lbs. you don't know when the pressure could Jump dangerously high. 3/4 inch watts regulator adjustable from 25 to 75 psi
Preset at 50 lbs and a watts gauge.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:30 PM   #35
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I bought mine here. I bought the $89 one which seems kind of expensive but after going through several of the cheap ones I have had this one for several years and like that I always know the pressure at a glance. Comes with all the connecting fittings ready to go.
http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/PressureRegulators.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:31 PM   #36
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I bought the $89 one which seems kind of expensive but after going through several of the cheap ones I have had this one for several years and like that I always know the pressure at a glance. Comes with all the connecting fittings ready to go.
I assume that's their X65BG (with dry gauge). I use an equivalent from Valterra widely available at RV stores, and a bit cheaper.

I like both knowing the pressure (so I can tell what's going on if there are any problems) and being able to set the pressure to be what I need.

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Old 07-18-2015, 09:32 PM   #37
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The build sheet says a water pressure regulator is included in the starter kit. Will this do the job or is something better needed? Loren
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The inexpensive water pressure regulator has worked for me for seven years, and I never knew I was missing something by not knowing precisely what the water pressure was. What do I do with that information?
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:52 PM   #39
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The build sheet says a water pressure regulator is included in the starter kit. Will this do the job or is something better needed?
Probably, yes. I have had a few of these (plastic, brass, two or three brands), and found that some of them have excessively restricted the flow, or even got into a oscillation (juddering).

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The inexpensive water pressure regulator has worked for me for seven years, and I never knew I was missing something by not knowing precisely what the water pressure was. What do I do with that information?
I use it
  1. to confirm that the pressure into the RV in't unreasonably high,
  2. to eliminate low pressure as the problem if there's a lack of water flow in the RV, and
  3. to change the adjustment to reach the pressure which worked in the past.
The fixed regulators usually claim to provide 45 psi. Whether they do or not, it's not enough for proper flow in my motorhome's plumbing, but worked okay (when they were working at all) with the more direct plumbing of my small trailer.

If a simple non-adjustable regulator without a gauge works well for you, I don't see any reason to get something else.
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The link was missing a file extension - it is RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV
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