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samandtheduck

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Posted: 09/11/13 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X3 on the Watts and Oxygenics

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if it is a cheap $8.00 walmart special, throw it away and get a watts whole house type.
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Thanks to all for your comments. I've got some investigation to do. Like always, I save myself a lot of head scratching coming here first!


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Posted: 09/11/13 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

samandtheduck wrote:

X3 on the Watts and Oxygenics


X4, Also depending on the length of supply hose I changed my 25ft 1/2" hose to 3/4" hose and made a big difference.


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I had crappy shower flow. Bought a decent high flow regulator (6 or 7 gpm) that I could adjust pressure if need be. Replaced the shower head with a Oxygenic (which is rated at 2.5 gpm and removed the flow restrictive orifice (drilled it out) in the shower line. Not quite as good as home, but a world better.

Depending what you want to do with the trailer there are many flow restrictors build into the system to control water usage. Took forever to fill a stock pot in the kitchen so that restrictor went in the trash as well.

Good luck and enjoy.


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Posted: 09/11/13 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a real water pressure regulator like a Watts N55B.

The hose end type are truly pressure reducers (and flow reducers) not regulators.

They are not inexpensive but it will last for the rest of life of your RV adventures.

Mine is 12 years old and going strong.

You can get them plus the fittings a local hardware or plumbing store or online here:
http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/PressureRegulators.htm


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Posted: 09/11/13 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WoodGlue wrote:

If I recall correctly, PEX plumbing is rated for 40-60 PSI, but anyone wanting to use anything over 50 should check their owners manual.

WoodGlue


PEX is rated at 100-160 psi at or below 180 degrees.


Yep, actually drove to all of these places---in the last eight years. Missed Rhode Island and New Jersey.


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WoodGlue wrote:

If I recall correctly, PEX plumbing is rated for 40-60 PSI, but anyone wanting to use anything over 50 should check their owners manual.

WoodGlue


Pex is rated for 160 psi, I have run it for compressed air in my shop, the air pressure is regulated to 125 psi with no problems. The pressure reduce you are using is the problem, they will drop the pressure regardless of incoming pressure. They are not a true regulator. A true regulator will reduce the incoming to the set pressure regardless of the incoming pressure

* This post was edited 09/12/13 06:02am by eHoefler *


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Posted: 09/11/13 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our shower head had this plastic disk washer looking thing with a little hole in it. I think it that was design to mess up the water pressure even more. After city water regulator and built in water regulator. Why mess up water pressure even more? I know how to turn shower water valves up or down. I removed plastic disk and water pressure was a lot better.

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About those Watts regulators,they are great and well worth the price...but....Don't leave it behind when you move. (No need for me to admit to anything here.)If you need to buy a second one,it makes the total cost really high. 'Nuff said?


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