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Old 12-29-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Drinking Fountain Pressure


My daughter received a drinking fountain spigot for Christmas. I installed it yesterday and it works well, but for the fact that it should shoot about 4 inches and it in fact shoots about 15 feet.

I believe I can purchase a regulator for around $50, and I'm sure that's the proper way to do it, but I am reaching the limits of the cost:value ratio of this whole operation.

Is there something less expensive/simpler I can do than install an in-line regulator for this application?
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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Sure would help if you posted a picture of this fountain so we can see what your talking about.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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It's this one:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DN8UCY/

Sorry, I was unaware a picture would help.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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Why not place a simple ball or globe valve just before the spigot and it use it as a throttle valve. You'll get higher pressure for maybe a 1/4 second when you initially turn it on but then it should settle to a reasonable pressure and height.
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The flow is adjustable at the fountain.
Just remove that chrome cap and adjust the screw.
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This is a solid, heavy, well-built faucet. Given the low price, I was concerned that it would look and/or feel "cheap" but I am very pleased- the finish is great and it works well. It does not come with adjustment instructions so I had to go on the EZ-Flo website and pull up the tech sheet for this which shows where the adjustment screw is (you remove the nut on the side opposite the handle and there is a flat head screw under there). We have high pressure and I turned this down as far as I could and it is still a good 2 foot shoot into the air. However this is installed outside in the garden so the plants are happy to get a little extra water. I'm sure with normal pressure (90 PSI or below) this would be fine.


Check your house water pressure it should not be higher the 80 lbs.
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Thank you both for that tidbit!!

Ghostmaker, do you have a bowl or anything around the faucet, or just the spout spurting out to the garden?
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I stole that tid bit from your amazon link in the comments.
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