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Old 12-11-2014, 09:33 AM   #11
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I agree that it may reduce the flow if you are using multiple fixtures at the same time which we very seldom do. However, it should at least be a good way of discovering how much pressure the park source is giving me.
That's all it will do is tell you cg pressure.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:50 AM   #12
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Agree with Turbs. If you want something that can accurately vary water pressure, you will need one of these:
Water Pressure Regulator. Brass Lead-free Adjustable Water Pressure Reducer for Rv with Guage. Includes Inlet Screened Filter. Model A01-1117tm - - Amazon.com
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:53 AM   #13
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Agree with Turbs. If you want something that can accurately vary water pressure, you will need one of these:
Water Pressure Regulator. Brass Lead-free Adjustable Water Pressure Reducer for Rv with Guage. Includes Inlet Screened Filter. Model A01-1117tm - - Amazon.com
If you're going to buy a water pressure regulator, I strongly recommend the folks at RV Water Filter Store:
RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:13 PM   #14
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ependydad, which model regulator are you using?
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:51 PM   #15
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ependydad, which model regulator are you using?
The one that I have is the N55BG which is a Watts N55B water pressure regulator with oil-filled gauge.

I just hung it on my water bay wall and shortened a piece of hose to tidy up that area. I do NOT protect my water hose from the source to my camper- I know some do, but I personally don't.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #16
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If you're going to buy a water pressure regulator, I strongly recommend the folks at RV Water Filter Store:
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I agree. On second look what I thought would work will not for my purpose. It is not a total loss as it WILL tell me what the pressure is from the source at the park though which is worth something.....
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:35 PM   #17
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I have one of these (lead free adjustable pressure regulators) as linked to above and love it. I set the PSI at 45 to 50. Used with an Oxygenics gives a good shower. I can hold the shower head down an arms length and it will spray above my head.

When water is running, my displayed PSI drops but returns to set level when flow stops. The folks suggesting that you are not controlling pressure with the valve are correct.

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Old 12-11-2014, 03:12 PM   #18
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As pointed out it is not the plex lines you have to worry about, They are good to over 100 PSI. It is the fixtures that are rated at about 65 PSI per my dealer, that is what blows has happen to many on this forum mostly the bathroom ones the sink most common. In order not to have to worry or set pressure you need to change all your fixtures to household type. The fixtures in an RV are held together with "O" rings only. That is what blows not your fittings or pump or anything else. You can get the pressure of the park with that simple gauge, but It can suddenly increase that's the reason for using the regulator or restrictor which ever you want to call it. my Town supplies water at 75 PSI nothing blows and I have both Plex and copper lines.
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Why not just get the Watson 50 psi preset regulator at Lowes/Home depot. Don't have to worry about CG pressure. Adapters for connecting are also readily available. Should also use at least a 5/8" hookup hose. JMO
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Why not just get the Watson 50 psi preset regulator at Lowes/Home depot. Don't have to worry about CG pressure. Adapters for connecting are also readily available. Should also use at least a 5/8" hookup hose. JMO
You are correct mine is preset at 45 which I think is low, but when I measure the park it's normally the same 45 PSI. or maybe 50 but not often. 5/8 hose probably would help, but now I have 3 hoses 1/2" that I save one I trade in my campers.
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