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Old 12-29-2018, 02:13 PM   #1793
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OK, OK, OK, juvenile at best, no malicious intent to ANYONE! Just a futile attempt at some humor to lighten the "tool battle"! I apologize. Please feel free to post poor humor on my thread.
Dang, I thought it was pretty good myself!

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Old 12-29-2018, 02:19 PM   #1794
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Sometimes, you just have to take the high road! So, that's what we did. Road out back on this beautiful day!
Wow, beautiful scenery

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:40 PM   #1795
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Time again for a new vacuum cleaner. Nothing seems to last and nothing seems have much power...welcome to modern times I guess. Oh Kirby how I miss you! Ok enough sulking! What are folks using these days? Need something small and powerful!
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:26 PM   #1796
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Dean, we shelled out the bucks for a Dyson back in 2004 and Lynn says it's still as good as new. I recently saw they've come out with a cordless model that's smaller. We bought one for our daughter also and she loves it. They are pricey but powerful and we've had great luck with longevity. I think in the $500 range these days but they last. Parts are easy to get also. We did replace the hose on ours.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:10 PM   #1797
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I know, I know...vacuum cleaner discussions aren't very sexy. Glad to hear the Dyson lives up to the hype, but they are way out of my budget these days. So I decided to just go with what I know works! Oh, just replace Wilma with me, but I can't show you a pic of that since I usually vacuum in the morning before I raise the blinds! Ha Ha!
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:47 PM   #1798
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Ditto on the Dyson. We bought a cordless Dyson which has multiple hand brush and short nozzles attachments and a standup tube with a hard floor head and a separate power rotating carpet head. It is very easy to grab and throughly cleans our classic 33 three times easily on one charge. Then it takes about two hours to charge and is ready to go again. Note: the dysons have see through (not bag) dust bins that are very effective and you will be shocked to see how much dirt collects in your trailer every day.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:42 AM   #1799
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OK, so this is coming from a Brit....home of the Dyson.

In the last 10years we have owned 6 different models, each supposedly better than the last, and each get consigned to the 'waste of space, see if we can give it away' pile within a year. The latest to join that list is a DC50, which is currently sitting in our garage awaiting someone that can find a use for it.

The only one that we have kept during the demise of the others is one of their early cordless models that is great for cleaning the stairs and for in the MH/car. IMO the rest are hyped up junk, and out-performed by an entry model Karcher WD2 (which costs about $70 in the UK)
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Water pressure regulator

I need some recommendations on water pressure regulators. I'm using the type that are external and screw onto the water hose.



We have very high pressure here and the one I have (see pic) restricts the water to the point that I don't get any pressure at the galley sink. I've read reviews in the past that have said "most" of these are no good. Any out there that actually work?
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:09 PM   #1801
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I need some recommendations on water pressure regulators. I'm using the type that are external and screw onto the water hose.



We have very high pressure here and the one I have (see pic) restricts the water to the point that I don't get any pressure at the galley sink. I've read reviews in the past that have said "most" of these are no good. Any out there that actually work?
Looking forward to hearing what others use. I'm going to need to buy one myself one of these days.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:20 PM   #1802
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I need some recommendations on water pressure regulators. I'm using the type that are external and screw onto the water hose.



We have very high pressure here and the one I have (see pic) restricts the water to the point that I don't get any pressure at the galley sink. I've read reviews in the past that have said "most" of these are no good. Any out there that actually work?

Makes no sense that you dont get pressure at the galley sink? Do you get a burst of pressure when you first open it and then it tapers down?
I have used those for many years and they always work well for me. You may have an unrelated issue somewhere in the line that only gets overcome with higher pressure.
Airstream Motorhomes (and trailers) have a built water pressure regulator. Assuming it is working, have you tried to connect the water supply without the above mentioned inline regulator? You may have some restriction in the onboard regulator.
I once connected my waterhose and only got a trickle of water inside.

I finally disconnected it again and discovered that many ants must have been in the hose and they plugged up the little water inlet screen.
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When I first bought my coach I made the mistake of buying a water regulator; pretty expensive one too, with an oil filled pressure gauge....

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Adj.htm

...then I replaced all my plumbing with PEX-A.

PEX-A is designed to take a burst pressure of 800 PSI. if you're planning on hooking up to a water line with pressures above that; I'm pretty sure your water hose will crap out first.

I don't run a pressure regulator.....I have one for sale though.....

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Old 01-26-2019, 10:17 PM   #1804
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When I first bought my coach I made the mistake of buying a water regulator; pretty expensive one too, with an oil filled pressure gauge....

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Adj.htm

...then I replaced all my plumbing with PEX-A.

PEX-A is designed to take a burst pressure of 800 PSI. if you're planning on hooking up to a water line with pressures above that; I'm pretty sure your water hose will crap out first.

I don't run a pressure regulator.....I have one for sale though.....

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OK, so what's the pressure rating on all the other stuff that's hooked up to your plumbing? All the faucets, toilet, shower valve, water heater, water inlet, the water pump, any water filters you might have...

The point of failure from a transient high pressure event is typically an appliance or fixture, not the pipes themselves. Even with PEX-A pipe, a regulator is worthwhile protection.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #1805
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Time for a glass of wine and a camp fire!
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I disconnected the regulator and the filter and pressure in galley and bath are good...actually too high. Hooked up filter and pressure was high. Hooked up "old" inline regulator and pressure was what it should be. So the new regulator is crap. When I recently bought a new filter and a few other items, I got the new regulator simply to change out the old one which I have had for many years.

While recently fixing my broken plumbing, I removed the internal regulator originally installed by AS. After all these years I had no idea whether it was working or not.
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