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Old 08-25-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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replacing pressure release valve

whenever I flush the toliet or turn on hose outside I here a loud humming sound coming from water main in the front yard. I was told I most likely need to replace the pressure reducing valve. Is this something that is easy to do yourself. I got some quotes up to $300.


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Old 08-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Maybe it forgot the words
I believe you will need a plumber to replace it. Might have to turn house off at the curb box to do it.


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Old 08-25-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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I think someone is talking about a Pressure reducing valve. If your water supply has pressure of over 80 pounds, this is a valve that is installed to lower the pressure to the fixtures inside the house. It should also have an adjusting screw/nut on the top that you may be able to turn and prevent the noise. Some people call the Pressure Relief Valve, which is on your water heater, a pressure release valve. This valve would not cause the noise you have.
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my mistake

my mistake you are right it is the pressure reducing valve that needs to be replaced
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