Reducing 85 PSI Pressure to Home
Any ideas on how to safely reduce my water pressure from 85 PSI to somewhere between 30-40 PSI? I found a pressure reducing valve at Home Depot but it says it contains LEAD and the guy there verified that this valve is used for OUTDOOR irrigation only and not for drinking water. Any ideas? So far, one hose has popped off in my house and my water softener leaks because of the high pressure I think too.
Pressure reducing valve is needed on the outlet side of the water meter. The PRV you saw at Home Depot, might have been just a backflow preventer. Some backflow preventers (potable water supply) will reduce the pressure and give you protection against cross-connections with your lawn sprinkler system. Go to a plumbing supply house to get the best options.