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moby96

04:29AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
12 lifetime posts
So I replaced the presure reducer and it seemed to help a little the presure peaks at 100pds instead of 140pds. I will install an expansion tank this weekend.

I have a question about the installation on the press reduc, In my house the press reduc is plumbed up and down and on the install sheet it is recomended to install the device plumbed right and left. does it really matter? Is it neccesary? it would be a lot of extra plumbing for me to do.

erik peterson

04:36AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
AGAIN... the pressure to your house should not be over 80 psi (that is the high limit)Personally I never leave a regulator set above 70 psi. Whatever you have done is in-correct. Suggest you get a professional to help. erik

moby96

04:58AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
12 lifetime posts
The new presure reg IS set @ 50pds I have not fiddled with it.

It stays 50-52pds until at some point in the night when it jumps to 100pds, the city says that the preasure is kept @ 140pds to the preasure reduce.

erik peterson

10:12AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
The whole point of a regulator/reducer is that the unit keeps the pressure on the house side "constant" regardless of the pressure on the city side...If your still getting spikes on the house side clearly something is not right...there are different regulators manufactured for different levels of water pressure...perhaps you installed the wrong type of unit. Again I would suggest calling a pro. erik

moby96

10:38AM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
12 lifetime posts
I am pretty sure it is the correct unit it is the idenical model as the one that was in the house (Watts U5 Rated 300pds max with a range of 25-75pds and factory set at 50pds).

From what I understand this is a standard valve used in this area.

I was figurn (is that a word?) the additional preasure was from thermal expansion within the system, at least that was what you were hinting at earlier.

Thanks, Mark

erik peterson

05:26PM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
That is the function of the expansion-tank..(thermal expansion) erik

moby96

06:25PM | 05/20/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
12 lifetime posts
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erik peterson

06:16AM | 05/21/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Your welcome I guess....this is a good argument for hiring a professional to actually visit the job-site to handle the situation. Very often the problem is easily solved when a professional is on the job-site by simply seeing a situation that is overlooked when being described by a lay-person. I do realize there are many people in the plumbing industry with limited experience and it isnt easy finding a good technician. erik
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