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Old 12-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #11
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I live at the end of a pressure zone and it is customary to see 140# to 150# at my meter. I have a pressure regulator at the meter set at 80# because I have a 700' lateral to the house. I have a second regulator at the house set at 65#.

I have a bypass valve at the meter regulator for when I need full pressure for grading or fire fighting.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #12
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that is a nice set up -- plenty of pressure and water !

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I have a pressure regulator at the meter set at 80# because I have a 700' lateral to the house.

I have a second regulator at the house set at 65#.

I have a bypass valve at the meter regulator for when I need full pressure for grading or fire fighting.
that is a nice set up -- plenty of pressure and water !

seen many of the larger pipes in my days of repairing
blow up due to air pressure
if a large line goes down
when bringing back on line
it is very important to open a few THINGS
when turning back on so as to let the air out
compressed air will find a way out
where water will not
I do this same THING with my home and trailer
when trailer has been down with (dry lines)
when turning the water back on
I like to let the air out as it comes up to pressure
to each his own
but
I have repaired enough THINGS in my life

I just want to camp
and
hike
and
bike ride
and
sail
oh yes
and kiss SweetTHING MountainLady

forget that
and it is going to get cold out there alone !!

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:12 AM   #13
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To get back on topic and add to the OPs question--

I used the little brass regulator from camco or WalMart for years but
as mentioned, it restricted the flow and at times I felt like it let the
pressure creep up when water was not being used.
If I turned on a faucet I'd get a burst and then low flow.

I finally sucked it up and bought one of these
RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV

I chose the Watts Brass Model 263A Adjustable Regulator, 10-65 range, 4-4.5 gpm
It's repairable meaning you can get kits to rebuild them if ever needed.
It works GREAT.

We left one of the other cheapie regulators on the water post one time
and now my wife always asks me if I've put the regulator away when
we're packing to bug out.

IF you're low use part timers the camco one will get the job done.
If you camp often and especially if you shower or want to fill a bathtub,
you'll be glad to have one of the full flow Watts models.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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get a pressure regulator on that THING ASAP...
cheap investment
10 bucks at WallMart
Ditto.

Wal-Mart actually is where I get most of my basic RV supplies...... more affordable there, and much closer to home.

Also preferred is to attach it to the spigot instead of the side of the RV.

More tips: get a 90 angle adapter to put between your hose and the water inlet on the RV.

I ALWAYS turn off the water when I leave the rig unattended, such as when I go hiking for the day, motorcycling, etc.
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