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Old 05-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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I am needing to replace my house water pressure regulator. I am looking at using:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...43&R=202721943

1. I don't think that the shark bite will work with schedule 40 PVC is that correct?

2. Is the best place for a pressure regulator directly after the water meter or under the house?

3. Any other recommendations for a better regulator - I know that I do not want:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Thanks for any help or suggestions!!

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I am needing to replace my house water pressure regulator. I am looking at using:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...43&R=202721943

1. I don't think that the shark bite will work with schedule 40 PVC is that correct?

2. Is the best place for a pressure regulator directly after the water meter or under the house?

3. Any other recommendations for a better regulator - I know that I do not want:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Thanks for any help or suggestions!!
No it will not work with PVC, but it will work with CPVC. You shouldn't have PVC at all as water lines as they are not rated to carry potable water.

The best place for a pressure reducing valve is as soon as the water line enters the house.

I have no other recommendations as the one Watts one you show from Lowe's is the one that I use regularly. May I ask why you do not want to use this particular type?

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It's typical here to install the pressure regulator next to the house shutoff valve outside, and use it as part of the transition from the service piping to the building supply. In that case, it probably has schedule 40 pvc on one end and a ball valve with possibly a brass nipple between the two.

When i started out we were using the 25-aub and got away from that because of the tops rotting out and blowing apart in less than a year.


Now we are using the watt's n55b.

Seem to be having much better luck with those.
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