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Old 10-24-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Why you should always use a regulator on your City Water connection

Would never have guessed this park would have had this much pressure. Rose to over 110 when I first turned on then dropped just before I took picture:



No warning signs in campground office or anywhere in the park.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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Would never have guessed this park would have had this much pressure. Rose to over 110 when I first turned on then dropped just before I took picture:



No warning signs in campground office or anywhere in the park.
Hello... you must have tapped into the "pressure washer port"
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:24 PM   #3
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Good picture. That would not have been good for your water lines.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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And that my friends, is why they say to always use a pressure regulator. Good to know I did not waste my money on mine.
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Now, THAT'S a shower!
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:56 PM   #6
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Street pressure (as opposed to house pressure) here is usually well over 100 psi. Where I used to live, in Alta Loma, street pressure was around 100 - 150. I do not know how to translate water tank elevation to psi, but that's the cause.
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So, are the cheap walmart regulators sufficient or should I invest in an adjustable metered one
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I ended up getting the one with a gauge and is adjustable, in case I wanted to play with the pressure. Also, read this under Amazon reviews for the cheap Camco one: Have run a small campground for 50+ years. This type of regulator is highly susceptible to tiny sand or debris in the water lines. A fine screen filter helps but only minimally. Have flushed these in every which way trying to clean - not much luck. If any consolation, junk brass can bring up to $3.00 lb!!

I paid 32 bucks for one with an oil filled gauge on Amazon, I see it is now 28 bucks https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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So, are the cheap walmart regulators sufficient or should I invest in an adjustable metered one

I have two different regulators. One is a simple brass one with no gauge and the other is adjustable with a gauge. Both work the same for me. Even expensive regulators can malfunction when debris gets into them. For the most part I don't see trash coming from the water line but rather from the hose end should it get dropped on the ground. I make it a habit to open the faucet to clear it of any spiders or other thirsty bugs, then rinse end of regulator before hooking it up. I then run water through the hose to flush it before hooking up to the TT. So far this method has worked well (for over 40 years).
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I'm jealous that you've been RVing for 40 years. For me to reach that stage, I'll be 93. But more likely taking a dirt nap.
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