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Old 06-25-2014, 01:34 AM   #1
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Adjustable water regulator

I bit the bullet and figured if I sleep in a Ritz Carlton I should have a fancy schmancy water regulator with a gauge and everything.

Went to use it for the first time this spring and it takes pressure to read "0". I think it froze.....

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http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-1...ter+regulators
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:47 AM   #2
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Yikes, that is the same one we have!! :-(
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:33 AM   #3
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Go to your favorite home supply store & get "Watts" 3/4" household regulator, doesn't come with a gauge, but you can put a hose Y with a gauge all for about what you paid for that other thing(had one & it was a POS also).
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This is where I got mine several years ago. Several different ones to choose from depending what you want.

http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Pr...Regulators.htm
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:19 AM   #5
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We use a Watts LFH560 3/4" Mini Water Pressure Reducing Valve, ave it installed at the input in the convenience center.
This thing works great, I can control the pressure right at the coach!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:05 AM   #6
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Did thee same as Danny. Went to the local plumbing wholesaler and bought a residential one. No pressure gauge, but 1 turn increases or reduces the pressure by 15 psi. Could get a Y and a gauge if interested.

Only downside is being a bit larger than the compact alternatives.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #7
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I bit the bullet and figured if I sleep in a Ritz Carlton I should have a fancy schmancy water regulator with a gauge and everything.

Went to use it for the first time this spring and it takes pressure to read "0". I think it froze.....

Word of caution.

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-1...ter+regulators
I have the same regulator. Using it in Florida last winter, the temperature unexpectedly went down to 19* one night and the gauge has been stuck at 40 psi ever since!!
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I have the same Valterra regulator and found out that the gauge doesn't like below freezing temps, even a light freeze that we experienced returning from the south in March did the gauge in.

I went to a local plumbing store and got a "cheapie" replacement gauge ($7), and with some teflon tape on the threads I'm back in business. I think the thread size for that gauge is 1/4 inch. I took the gauge to the store so it could be matched.

I also have the other Valterra regulator that is just a sized orifice type as a spare, the pressure setting isn't adjustable but it's more bulletproof than the adjustable one.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:55 PM   #9
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Well I guess I'll try replacing the gauge to salvage it because it still flows water. If the freeze did more damage than I can see, then I'll look for alternatives.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #10
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Yes, I know those gauges are fragile. The one on our pool pump/filter broke ALL the time, and we finally quit using it. I suppose it would be good to use a portable one, put it one to "set" the pressure desired, and then REMOVE the gauge and store it in a dry, unfrozen place!
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