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Old 12-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #11
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Cheapest insurance policy you'll ever buy :-)
Never had any problems, but would be my luck in the middle of a 2,000 mile trip.

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I'll drink to that! Bought all our stuff (water hoses, filters, and Watts adjustable regulator) from the RV Water Filter Store online. Not the cheapest in price, but definitely higher quality than the merchandise in CW. Will probably outlast me! Agree this is probably not a huge concern, but the water supply could get weird the same as power distribution.........with equally unpleasant results!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #12
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I alway use a pressure regulator attached the the water source. I use on at my semi-permanent camp also. I ran 700 foot of water line down the mountain from a spring. I don't have any idea how much water pressure there is in the water line, but it is higher than what we have at home, so I regulate.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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I bought a Watts 3/4" water regulator at a hardware store 10+ years ago and bought fittings to connect it to hoses. I added a whole house water filter along the way.

It's still going strong.

Much better flow and longer lasting than the cheap hose end regulators commonly used by RVers.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=drfife;109312]I bought a Watts 3/4" water regulator at a hardware store 10+ years ago and bought fittings to connect it to hoses. I added a whole house water filter along the way.

It's still going strong.

Much better flow and longer lasting than the cheap hose end regulators commonly used by RVers.
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Same thing I did. It gives you a full 3/4" opening compared to the 3/8" in most RV regulators. Also the piping in the RV is not always the weakest link, it can also be your supply hose.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone, I think I'll give the Watts a try. Attach it to the source, adjust it up to 55 psi and good to go, right? This is a great forum, I wish we had internet sooner, like back in March when we bought our Eagle 320 rlds because I had a lot of questions. Unfortunately, we live a little west of B_E!
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Have ALWAYS used a pressure reg. Only once has the CG pressure exceeded 55 lb, but that one time it was over 95 lb. Those who say they never use a reg, well, they're just living on borrowed time. Sooner or later they will wish they had one in use. JMHO.
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I alway use a pressure regulator attached the the water source. I use on at my semi-permanent camp also. I ran 700 foot of water line down the mountain from a spring. I don't have any idea how much water pressure there is in the water line, but it is higher than what we have at home, so I regulate.
Static head pressure is 1psi for every 2.3 feet of head. If your mountain spring was 100 feet vertically from your campsite then you would see 43.5 psi of pressure. I find this formula to be a pretty handy one to commit to memory, along with the 1 acre = 43,560sq ft.
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Have ALWAYS used a pressure reg. Only once has the CG pressure exceeded 55 lb, but that one time it was over 95 lb. Those who say they never use a reg, well, they're just living on borrowed time. Sooner or later they will wish they had one in use. JMHO.
We are all living on borrowed time.
If something happens, oh well. It's my fault. I'll pay the price. But, I will not use a regulator.
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I alway use a pressure regulator attached the the water source. I use on at my semi-permanent camp also. I ran 700 foot of water line down the mountain from a spring. I don't have any idea how much water pressure there is in the water line, but it is higher than what we have at home, so I regulate.
My brother-in-law always tells the story when he was young living in the back hills of Kentucky. They ran a water line down the mountain to have running water in the house. When they opened the valve, it burst several lines in the house and blew the faucet off the kitchen sink lol

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