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Old 10-21-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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The water pressure coming into my house is to high. Its in the 100 psi range. If I remember, appliances and general plumbing calls for something around 70 to 80 psi. Obviously I need to reduce the pressure. Talking to a few people, some think that I should already have a pressure regulator somewhere in the house or outside. Is it code for houses to have one? It was build in 1989.

Would a pressure regulator ever be outside of the house?

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:20 AM   #2
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Not sure that it is code, but if street pressure is 100#, you DO need a regulator. I have never seen one outside, but live in a colder zone. If you have one, it should be where the water line enters the house.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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I have seen them in a meter box just outside house where water comes in and rarely in meter box at street or where your private water leaves the public water main but best bet is just inside house where water comes in good luck
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:51 AM   #4
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Would this be considered a pressure regulator? If so, is it adjustable. The only device on the water into my house is a T valve. Can't spot a traditional pressure regulator anywhere.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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No thats your backflow preventer for your sprinkler system. try looking on the pipe where it enters your basement or crawlspace it will be just above your shutoff.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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There isn't a regulator installed as far as I can see. If there is, its not accessible.

How much do regulator installs cost?
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I would agree, You may not have one. I don't know what they run in your area. under $100 for the regulator for sure though, Assuming it's 3/4"
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Mine is in the meter box near the street.

SoCal, no freeze issues.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #9
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I would agree, You may not have one. I don't know what they run in your area. under $100 for the regulator for sure though, Assuming it's 3/4"
How much would you charge me? I am at 80th and Federal.

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