Replaced shower faucet. Now whole house lost water pressure. Replaced the main didnt fix it. 80psi on water gage but when two things running pressure drops completely. Plummer told me to replace regulator but cant find regulator. Not anywhere around main unless its covered by drywall. Suggests on where else the regulator could be?

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    did you shut off the main valve when you replaced the shower faucet? ... if you did, then did you turn the main valve back on fully?
    – jsotola
    May 31, 2020 at 4:32
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    When you say "replaced the main...", what exactly do you mean? Did you replace the entire main supply line from meter to house? Did you replace the main shut-off valve? May 31, 2020 at 13:33
  • Replaced main ball valve May 31, 2020 at 22:52

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I agree, it's very puzzling that your entire house would lose water pressure after replacing a shower faucet. I'm putting this in as an answer instead of a comment so I can include a picture of the pressure regulating valve (PRV) so at least you know what you're looking for. It should be on the main line, usually after the meter and before any lines branch off. It's possible that corrosion could be restricting the flow of water into your house which could result in a drop in pressure when more than one faucet/shower is operating. You might check with your water supplier to have then check pressure at the curb compared to the 80 psi you're seeing at the gauge. Typically pressure is 120 to 140 psi at the curb and your PRV should be bringing it down to 60 to 75 psi.
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