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Old 06-22-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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OK, I'm stuck. I was told the water pressure in my rental may be too high. I went out and bought a water pressure gauge, hooked it up to the outside bib and it came up 120psi. I looked closer and the piping to the outside bib is before the pressure reducing valve. How can I measure my water pressure is the question? And to turn down the pressure do I turn the bolt counter clockwise or clockwise. Thanks

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OK, I'm stuck. I was told the water pressure in my rental may be too high. I went out and bought a water pressure gauge, hooked it up to the outside bib and it came up 120psi. I looked closer and the piping to the outside bib is before the pressure reducing valve. How can I measure my water pressure is the question? And to turn down the pressure do I turn the bolt counter clockwise or clockwise. Thanks
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You'll need to find and tap into another port AFTER the pressure reducing valve. Look for other hose bibs and/or utility faucets that may have a way to connect a gauge.

Most pressure regulators can be adjusted by turning the adjusting screw counter-clockwise to REDUCE pressure and clockwise to INCREASE pressure. If equipped, be sure to lock down the adjusting bolt lock nut after adjustment. Make only small adjustments to the regulator and re-test each time (1/2 turn).

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