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Old 04-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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I stayed at a campground last year that had 150 psi water pressure. Being a nervous Nelly I opted to just fill my freshwater tank and use it.. I did not want to trust the regulator with that kind of pressure
Wow, 150 psi, that`s a lot and more then the plumbing systems of RV`s can handle. I think I would have been leery of it too.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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Has anyone ever heard of someone blowing a water line in the camper because they did not use one.
In Salt Lake City KOA they warned me at check in about high water pressure. I hooked up the hose with regulater on RV end w/hose exposed to the pressure. Got everything set up, went in the RV and then heard something. It turned out to be the male hose end attached to pressure regulator had blown and the hose was doing its flopping thing behind their high pressure. I ran out to turn off the water, it flopped around and gave me a serious soaking including breaking my glasses. That day I learned to always put the regulator so that the hose is also protected.

The following year we were in New England, another campground same warning. I protected my hose, we were going out to eat and as we drove along I see another hose had blown out on a neighbors rig. I stopped and shut it down for them as they were not home.

Bottom line, always use regulator and always protect your hose as well as your rig.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:49 PM   #13
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Good advice, I better rethink my camping habbits.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #14
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 PM   #15
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I just knew that I wasn't the only one worried about water pressure. I guess all of us pressure regulator people can come out of the closet now.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #16
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Yup, regulator before the hose just so you can disconnect the hose, drain it , coil it & pack it forgetting the regulator on the faucet. Doing things the correct way has cost me 50-60 dollars in regulators over the years, I'm old,it's ok to do that. lol
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Wow, 150 psi, that`s a lot and more then the plumbing systems of RV`s can handle. I think I would have been leery of it too.
That is the standard for all water heaters, home, RV ect.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:06 PM   #18
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That is the standard for all water heaters, home, RV ect.
Will the pex piping and fittings handle 150 psi? Even if they did I think that would be pushing the envelope. A burst pipe or fitting in an RV could be a nightmare.
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Found this after doing a little google search --

100psi at 180F
160psi at 74F

Sounds reasonable, but I sure would not want to test it. Not sure what all the other faucets and non-pex components are rated for.
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Yep, that would be pushing the envelope, as Chuck Yeager said. Especially if a fitting was not crimped or clamped exactly right.
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