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Old 07-19-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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78 Argosy water pressure regulator

I've got a crack in my pressure regulator from water sitting in the pipe over winter. (at least that's my guess as the cause) The previous owner installed a new water pump, and I've been told that I can just replace the old regulator with a straight pipe, because the new water pump has a pressure regulator built in. If that is not the case, could anyone direct me to where I could find a replacement regulator that won't require some sort of retrofitting. ie. OEM parts.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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The pressure regulator protects the plumbing from high pressure when connected to a utility or well pump. It's not the same as the pressure cut off switch that is built into the pump.
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Thanks, Alan. It's all new to me. I'm still learning. Any idea where I could find a replacement? Or could it be fixed with some sort of plumber's cement? It's just a pinhole at the seam of where the two sides were welded together at assembly.
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I would not recommend repairing it. If your repair fails the leak could damage the trailer.

Most hardware stores and plumbing supplies will have them. Take the old one with you when you go. There are many style variations and pipe sizes. The important thing, for ease of installation, is the pipe inlet and outlet should match what you have without using any adapters.

If there is a manufacturers name tag with a model # on the damaged one, you can look online and maybe find an exact match.
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I would install a piece of pipe. Then use an external regulator . Much easier to maintain.
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I have three external pressure regulators that I used at different times over several years. They are brass, the type that screws onto the hose bib. They restrict flow so I only use them to try to save the hose when the water supply has a very high water pressure.

When I used a water pressure gauge to check, I found that the external regulators let water pressure build up slowly, over hours, in the plumbing system to equal pressure in the supply. In other words, they did not regulate pressure properly. YMMV
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