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DebDav
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« on: April 26, 2006, 01:21:00 PM »

I have a Watts N55 pressure regulator.  I am not keen on putting it on the supply faucet at the campground as it may sprout feet.  It will live in the bus.  My current supply hose is of the normal white, RV design.  Different supply pressures have caused it to become very 'alligator skin' like.  I am worried that it is close to bursting.  Is there another hose or 'delivery' system - other than copper/PVC pipe - that I can use and leave CG pressure on?
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Dallas
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 01:42:32 PM »

There are a number of different quality hoses available for potable water use. The $10 to $15 hose you buy at Wally World is of the standard quality for a weekend camper. Check out any of the online camping supply places and you'll find that a good hose will cost you about $20-$30. They are much stronger.
BY NO MEANS, EVER<EVER< EVER, use a standard garden hose. Many of the hoses carry a lead warning. Others may have a really bad taste. Unless it's rated for POTABLE water, don't use it.
Another piece of information, when I moved into this campground, we had 61 pounds of pressure, (measured at the spiggot), I use a standard $7 brass regulator on the hose at the spiggot.
Shortly after we got here, the campground went to city water. At that time, the pressure went up to 115# of pressure. After a lot of bitching and whining, and people blowing out hoses, the owner put in a pressure regulator.
Now the only problem I have is rust buildup. I have had to go to 2 whole house Aquapure water filters to last 4 months. the rust will build up in the regulator and stop up the system.
Good luck,
Dallas
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 02:26:51 PM »

A little lock tite on the threads of the regulator where it hooks up to the water hose would prevent anyone from stealing just the regulator. Personally I used one for many years all over the country and never had a problem of it walking away.
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