Water Pressure Regulator Valve

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Old 05-17-18, 01:40 PM
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Water Pressure Regulator Valve

I have never seen a water pressure regulator in my house (been here 20+ years). My father said EVERYONE has a water pressure regulator. I did a quick Google search and get the impression not EVERYONE needs a water pressure regulator. Is it possible I don't have a water pressure regulator?
 
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Old 05-17-18, 04:00 PM
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Not everyone has one. It depends on the city water pressure. No one in my town needs one. If your house has over 60psi or so you should consider one. If you'd like to check your water pressure you can pick up an inexpensive gauge from the home improvement stores.

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Do you have a well or are you on city/municipal water?
 
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Old 05-18-18, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I'm on city water. I was told by a couple of people in my neighborhood we don't need the pressure regulators here. LOL, I'll tell my dad (knows EVERYTHING), he was wrong about everyone having a pressure regulator. We nearly got into an argument about this.
 
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Traditionally there pressure reducing valves (PRV) were not used. In more recent years it has become a code requirement so new construction gets them as well as houses that have had major plumbing work. Personally I don't like them but I live in a relatively flat town where there is no dangerously high water pressure. If you are in a hilly town and at the bottom of the hill it is possible that the city water pressure is a bit high and could put a strain on old pipes.
 
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