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DRM796

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New to this and was wondering if a water pressure regulator is necessary? If so how do you choose one?

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We FT so we are always using water from different sources.....seen pressure at only 30# and have seen 110#. Have been where pressure was OK (45-50#) and then surge to over 100#.

We purchased a Watts Adjustable Regulator (which can be rebuilt) after trying the inexpensive in-line so called regulators that are sold at CW/Walmart.
We always use it......set at 50#.....if water source pressure is lower than regulator opens fully........if pressure is higher it controls at 50#.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

We purchased a Watts Adjustable Regulator (which can be rebuilt) after trying the inexpensive in-line so called regulators that are sold at CW/Walmart.


Could you state which model you use?

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Water pressure can vary dramatically so getting a water pressure regulator is paramount to prevent damage to your water lines. There are basic models that deliver about 40psi, some models delivers a bit higher pressure of about 55psi, and higher end models that are adjustable.

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We have a regulator and then two filters after a small bit of hose then on to the rig. Got our equipment from the RV waterfilter store via the net, but you can get similar items at Lowe's or about any home improvement or many RV parts stores. Last place we stayed in Las Cruces, NM had a big sign at the desk warning that their in park water pressure was 120#, not something you want in your rig.


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Can I tag on? I have wondered about the regulator, and a few people have said get a filter. Can that be a "package deal" or do they have to be two separate things? (I keep picturing all this stuff attached to the hose!)

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Camco makes a HIGH volume fixed regulator that flows perfectly for RV's and is only about $9. Make sure you get the high volume model and not the standard part.


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DRM796 wrote:

New to this and was wondering if a water pressure regulator is necessary? If so how do you choose one?

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necessary YES.
buy a good watts one, not an elcheapo.
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I would say yes, reason? I came out of our TT one morning and found the white water hose looking like a large snake who just ate the dog.

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PhilR. wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

We purchased a Watts Adjustable Regulator (which can be rebuilt) after trying the inexpensive in-line so called regulators that are sold at CW/Walmart.


Could you state which model you use?

thanks,
PhilR.


Watts model 263A w/gauge



Almost bought the H560 w/gauge.....it was smaller

but the flow rate was only 2-2.5 gpm

The 263A flow rate is 4-4.5 gpm and I didn't want to restrict flow just control pressure.
Bought it at a plumbing supply warehouse.

You can order on-line......I like this place for water stuff
RV Water Filter Store

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