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01:15PM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
2 lifetime posts
I've been told that the pressure going into my home is too high @ 115 psi, and there's a chance of damaging my plumbing and/or fixtures. Is this true? Should I pay to have a Pressure Reducer Valve installed or is there a cheaper solution?

erik peterson

02:36AM | 01/08/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
80# is the maximum pressure allowed by the uniform plumbing code, by all means have the regulator installed to protect your house system. pressure regulators are pre-set at the factory for between 55 and 60 # which is considered "normal pressure". Personally I would not set the pressure any greater than 70#.Once the valve is installed and "set" at your desired pressure do not touch the adjustment as many adjusts will greatly reduce the working-life of the regulator. erik


08:27AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
7 lifetime posts
If you decide to install a pressure reducing vslve you should evaluate where it will go. I would put it such that the hose bib(s) are before the valve. All that wonderful pressure is great for hosing the driveway, cars, gutters etc.


04:06PM | 10/02/06
Member Since: 10/01/06
1 lifetime posts
I had to install a pressure reducing valve when I recently replaced my hot water heater. That thing sounds like a truck horn blowing in the closet. What can I do about it? I have tried adjusting the pressure up and down to no avail.


Glenn Carter

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