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There are several factors than can affect the life of a pressure regulator. Is the new reg the proper pressure rating ? I have seen city water pressure as high as 140 , a pressure reg only rated at 110 or 150 will have a shorter life than one that is rated for 200. Is the regulator sized for the proper flow? Having a regulator that has smaller orifices can ...


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Did the plumber check the supply pressure before the regulator? It's possible the supply pressure is too high for the regulator, resulting in early failure. If that's the case, then you either need a different model, or two regulators back-to-back.


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That's called "water hammer" and comes about when a valve closes quickly and the water running through the pipe kind of "bounces" back in the opposite direction. That creates a pressure wave that vibrates or bounces the pipes and you get an audible sound when the "dancing pipes" bang against stuff. It usually doesn't do harm to ...


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Water pressure reducing valves are simply pressure regulators, in the cases I have seen when these fail it has always been to full pressure , but there is another failure that is not the regulators fault. Debris in the water line can collect and create a blockage that can severely limit the flow or even stop it. I would not spend $ on a back flow valve that ...


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This will depend on the well pump's ability to output pressure but my thoughts would be to boost up the on pressure to the minimum you're willing to have in the house and the off pressure to a much higher value to get more storage out of your tanks. Then use a pressure reducing valve for the water going to the house to dial it back down to the minimum ...


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Thank you for all your answers. I experimented with different hose sizes and I pretty much came to the conclusion that low flow was the source of the problem, as whatsisname mentioned. Coverage was better with my sprinklers when I used a larger hose than when I used a smaller one, independent of pipe size. I ended up increasing one line to one hose spigot to ...


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