pressure reduction valve

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Old 06-03-03, 05:42 PM
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pressure reduction valve

I am working on a home that the homeowner has had problems with leaks from faucet washers, shower valves etc. I did a line pressure check and got 160-175 PSI at various hose bibs around the home. Tried adjusting the pressure reduction valve but could only get pressure to drop 10psi. The adjusting screw is almost all the way backed out. I'm assuming the valve needs to be changed. Since the connections are all sweated on, any precautions/tips to be aware of when doing this? Will wrapping wet ragss around body of valve keep it cool enough while I sweat nearby joints? Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 06-03-03, 07:28 PM
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Usually, there is a union or 2 on these valves so the removal is relative easy.

Get the make and model number off the valve and make a few phone calls to some local plumbing supply houses. You can buy rebuild kits for many valves.

Good luck with your project...
 
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Old 06-03-03, 08:07 PM
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Usually you don't sweat one off... It would be difficult to get it to heat with the water that will be sitting in it... Just cut on either side of it and repipe it...
 
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