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Old 10-02-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm new to this Airstream thing, so please forgive my ignorance.

I just bought this Airstream, and replaced a bunch of the old leaky copper. Now, when I turn the water on at the hydrant, I have a steady stream coming from the pressure regulator overflow.

Can I fix the pressure regulator? Or, do I need to replace it?

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Greetings Woody!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!

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Hello,

I'm new to this Airstream thing, so please forgive my ignorance.

I just bought this Airstream, and replaced a bunch of the old leaky copper. Now, when I turn the water on at the hydrant, I have a steady stream coming from the pressure regulator overflow.

Can I fix the pressure regulator? Or, do I need to replace it?

Woody
Technically, the regulators used in the 1960s and 1970s are supposed to be rebuildable; but my local plumbing distributors have all indicated that the parts package is a special order that could take several weeks.

My solution (the regulator failed in my '78 Minuet recently) is to buy a new regulator to replace the non-working original. Once the water system is again functional, I'll take the regulator to one of my local plumbing supplies and have a rebuild kit ordered (I will keep the rebuilt original as a backup).

Good luck with your investigation!

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You could also cut that sucker out and use a pressure regulator that screws in between you city water hose and city water intake fitting. They cost $10 - $15.
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do I need to replace it?

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We do have the replacement valve from Airstream.
Click here for the link

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We have that part, too.

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:22 AM   #6
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Last year I got an adjustable regulator with a gauge that I attach to the water supply faucet. It not only protects your unit, it also protects your hose, and you can adjust the pressure down to just what you need.
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Hi Jim Foster. Where did you get it??
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Where did you get it??
Here is one like Jim is talking about. It is not adjustable, but preset to 10 PSI lower than any RV standard. It also works for air. In other words, if the air compresser you use to blow the water out of your water lines is set to PLUS 90 PSI, it will keep the pressure low enough to keep from causing damage.

Here is a link.

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Thanks to all for the replies.

What is the max pressure allowed in these Airstreams?

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