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Old 07-16-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Pressure Regulator

I just spent the better part of the afternoon replacing my pressure regulator at the water inlet. We have had very low pressure from the curbside hookup and I was sure that the culprit was the regulator. We had been using the on-board pump to boost the pressure - simultaneously drawing from the tank. Once the job was completed I began to examine the suspect regulator and found that the intake screen was jammed with trash - obviously the cause of the low pressure! I'm reporting this, with egg on my face, in the hopes of saving someone else the pita of changing the regulator - and the $39.50 cost of a new one.


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Old 08-07-2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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My wife and I just picked up our first Airstream and the pressure isn't what it should be. No leaks anywhere. In fact, I turned off the city water, left the hose connected and hours later went to disconnect at the trailer and it had held pressure. When a faucet is initially turned on the pressure is great, but quickly bleeds down to a trickle. I think you may have pointed me in the right direction. Thanks.
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