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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Really good water pressure regulator

Hi everyone. A while back I posted a thread on who regulated their water pressure or not. It seems most everyone does it. One of you suggested that I buy the Watts H560G water regulator. I searched on line and the cheapest I could find one was $68. Wow, that's expensive. I kept looking and found them at Menards for $47. Order online and have it shipped to the store free, or for another $10, you can have it shipped to your house. I realize that it's still pretty expensive, but if you camp a lot and your shower pressure isn't very good [like mine] it's worth the added expense. Menards part # is 0355020. All brass with an easy adjustment from 40 to 60 psi., hose fittings, and an easy to read gauge for dummies like me. Just a thought. Terry
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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Thanks for update, TC
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Watts is the best and the best is never cheap, less than the best also is not cheap when you consider the cost of dealing with a flooded trailer. It just depends on how lucky you feel.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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Terry, Have you tried using one of the Oxegenics shower heads that Camping World sells? They mix air in with the water supply at the nozzle head. Even when using your 12 volt pump the sprays fees much stronger than a normal shower head. One of the problems with water pressure in a trailer is the filters have to be kept clean or your pressure will be lowered. Both the filters at my kitchen and bathroom faucets were getting plugged. I always check the strainer by the water pump. Btw the regulaters can only regulate the pressure as high as the supply line psi from what I know.
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Thanks for the reply Murph, I've been looking at the Oxygenics shower heads. I have the Shurflo Revolution pump which maxes out at 55psi. I have great shower pressure while on the pump. It's when I'm on full hookups using the cheapie Walmart regulator[40-50, more like 40] is when it gets weak. On our last trip out in the fall, I actually took the regulator off and hooked directly into the water source and the pressure was great. I only did this for a few minutes because I got scared, but I wanted to test it. Faucet pressure seems fine all the time, but I guess I wouldn't notice that as much. I think I'll give the Watts a try as it has a 3/4 in. opening to allow more gpm. If that doesn't work, I'll still have a great regulator to
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think about while I'm on my way to Camping World to buy a new shower head. Terry
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I agree with having a good regulator. Most of the cheaper ones are set at 40 psi . My father-in- law never used a regulator and never had a problem in all the years he rved. I have been to parks where the pressure was so high you needed a regulator. My documentation from Jayco state the plumbing is tested to 100 psi.
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I purchased a Oxygenics shower head and what a differance it made. I have tried alot of differant kinds and this one is by far the best. We are going to put one in the house. There is something about them that make them feel good. You see post that people don't like them. But I don't see that. Good Luck.
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My Watts N45B is over 12 years old and going strong. No problems or repairs.
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The one from Menards is what I have. The "little" ones from the RV store reduce the volume too much, they only have a 3/8 opening in most cases.
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