pressure reducer valve
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?
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
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.