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Old 04-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Water Pressure Regulators

How important is it to use one? I own a cheaper plastic one as well as a more expensive brass one. I really do not like using them because they kill the water pressure for showers and such.

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Old 04-13-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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Get an adjustable one with a gauge. We bought our last trailer after the water pipes burst and totaled it. So we got it cheap
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I have a brass one, and while it doesn't "kill" the shower pressure, it does reduce pressure throughout the system, I guess, doing what it's intended to do.....

I would think if the water connection at the CG was not potentially too high for the plastic piping and pipe clamps, you wouldn't notice a difference with or without it.

So I will continue to use mine.
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What is the pressure supposed to be?
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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I didnt use them but went camping one weekend, set everything up built a fire had a few beverages with friends. Someone asked to use my bathroom, I said sure they came out and said I had water all over in the camper. I went in and yes I did....as it turned out the water pressure at the campground was high and caused one of my water lines to burst. I was lucky it was one that was easy to get to. Long story short I have had one since and would not go with out one. If I dont have one I fill my water tanks and use the pump.
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What is the pressure supposed to be?
I have one that I believe is set at 60PSI but its not adjustable.
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I think I read in the manual that the water pressure is supposed to be 50 psi max...most that I see that are either the plastic or brass are rated at between 40 and 50 psi. With our old trailer I used to turn on the kitchen faucet and set the pressure manually by how the flow looked. It was an Ameri-Camp and had the Pex? tubing and first time we went out blew out a connection in the bathroom. Have yet to hook up campsite water to our White Hawk, but will probably do the same until we get a regulator, I want to get the adjustable type personally...
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Top nipple on my hot water heater is weaping. I have tried everything to get it to stop. Do you think this could be related to pressure?
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while doing plumbing work I have seen water pressure over 125 psi plumbing in a travel trailer is designed for around 50 psi I always use a regulator. they also make a high volume regulator. I bought mine at the local camper store.
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Top nipple on my hot water heater is weaping. I have tried everything to get it to stop. Do you think this could be related to pressure?
It's not uncommon to have the pressure relief valve on the hot water heater dripping when your water gets hot ...doesn't do it until the water gets hot.....it will mention this in the manual that comes with the TT.....mine will drip, run out and down the side of the TT.
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