Water pressure regulation


#1

We have high water pressure in our city (~100 psi).
Because of this, I was concerned that the water supply tubes would eventually rupture.
So, I added a hose bib pressure reducer to bring the supply pressure down to the 40 to 50 psi range.
I went to a local RV parts store and purchased a $12 pressure reducer and connected it to the water supply line.
See the three videos for more detail…

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Water solenoid & pressure regulator questions & request
X-Axis water tube rupture
#2

Tony,

Can you specify the model number in your post so that it will be easy for others to order this component?

Marc


#3

The regulator I used is:
https://www.valterra.com/product/water-regulator-brass-lead-free-bulk/?pcat_id=1229

I purchased it at a local RV Store.
Easy to find online, too

They also make an adjustable version, but it was more expensive. I will consider this if the hoses still show signs of bulging in a week or so…


#4

Thanks, great tip to look in the RV section… the normal housewater pressure ripped the soft hose apart on my Farmbot. Luckily right by the end. I only found the adjustable one nearby for $77. My adventure continues…


#5

Troy,

How high do you think the water pressure is in your town?

Marc


#6

It must be up around 75 or 100 psi. I don’t have a tester but I can try to find out. I did find a $22 pres-set (40 to 50 psi) water pressure regulator option from Canadian Tire: