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Old 11-11-2020, 05:39 PM
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Any recommendations? 3/4” line feeding off the tap with a shutoff at the two, and a separate box containing the regulator. Want something that will hold up for more than 2-3 years (aka junk from HD/lowes) and push good pressure with multiple spigots in use.
Old 11-11-2020, 06:36 PM
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I believe Watts is the industry standard for this stuff, don’t know if there is a Lowe’s branded Watts valve vs. a supply house brand, probably is.
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Just to be clear, you are looking to reduce pressure?

A year and a half into owning my current house, I was tired of hearing my per tubing bang around and appliance valves slam shut. Measured water pressure and couldn’t believe it but the gauge read close to 100psi. I bought a pressure regulator from HD/Lowe’s (can’t remember which) and knock on wood it has worked fine for the past 2.5 years. I dialed my pressure down to ~65psi. Much quieter and no longer worry about my appliances prematurely failing due to high water pressure. I can go into my crawl space and check the brand but it sounds like you want to steer clear of products from
the big box stores.
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Originally Posted by CoolerFull View Post
I believe Watts is the industry standard for this stuff, don’t know if there is a Lowe’s branded Watts valve vs. a supply house brand, probably is.
reading this caused the light bulb to go on. Mine is watts.
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Check out McMaster Carr or Grainger. If not. go to a plumbing supple store. Avoid hardware stores.
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Originally Posted by MillenialMechie View Post
Just to be clear, you are looking to reduce pressure?

A year and a half into owning my current house, I was tired of hearing my per tubing bang around and appliance valves slam shut. Measured water pressure and couldn’t believe it but the gauge read close to 100psi. I bought a pressure regulator from HD/Lowe’s (can’t remember which) and knock on wood it has worked fine for the past 2.5 years. I dialed my pressure down to ~65psi. Much quieter and no longer worry about my appliances prematurely failing due to high water pressure. I can go into my crawl space and check the brand but it sounds like you want to steer clear of products from
the big box stores.
yes, which my current regulator is still doing fine. Issue being it has complete shit for flow. Running 2 things at once and there is hardly any output.

want good pressure control and max flow rate.
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As a plumber i will only install supply house version of Watts and the guy above with the water hammer on the pex, there should be hammer arrestors on your appliances.
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Originally Posted by Captinlon View Post
As a plumber i will only install supply house version of Watts and the guy above with the water hammer on the pex, there should be hammer arrestors on your appliances.
Any specific models that you like?

parameters are 3/4 threaded connections and max flow desired. Need to be able to be installed in a box in the ground beside the meter. Under the house isn’t an option.
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What size line between meter and house? How long of a run? If you are running 3/4” over long distances the pressure drop in the pipe can result in low flow. If so, 1” or 1-1/2” line reduced at meter and house would reduce high flow pressure drop.

You mentioned that you wanted it installed at the meter. You would get better performance installed closer to house. The higher pressure up to the house will result in better flow.

Also, measure the pressure at a hose bib near the house entry when you have one fixture running and then with two. You might have to dial the regulator up slightly.
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I may be misunderstanding your question, but I think this pump will work for you.

I just installed a Scala2 pressure pump from Grundfro.

It will boost pressure and you can set it. Ridiculously easy to install.

I replaced a 3/4 HP and 200 gallon bladder tank with it. It basically fits in a 5 gallon bucket.

Insane how simple and easy. It has 2 1" female ends and you just reduce it down to 3/4. Exactly what I did.
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guessing this is why I had horrible water pressure. Whole top side of the regulator was full of grit and nastiness.




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Watts is the brand to get. Quality stuff.
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CLA-VAL top of the line for Pressure Regulating Valve, very pricey, however...

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