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Old 09-17-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Inline water pressure reducers

I’d like to increase the water pressure to my various faucets. I recall from early threads people mentioning they removed various inline pressure reducers.

Where are these located? I have a 2015 3100RL. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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The one for the shower is in the hose at the faucet.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Should be one in the kitchen faucet cold water line. I junked what came with the unit and put in a moen. There wasn't one in my bathroom sink faucet which I am waiting for it to die so I can put something better there.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:21 AM   #4
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There are no 'pressure reducers' built in to the plumbing of these rigs. There are flow restrictors which makes less water come out of the various fixtures. You should be using a pressure regulator outside at the faucet you connect your hose to, as high pressure can damage your plumbing in the rig. The cheap 'regulators' don't work well, but an adjustable regulator will keep the pressure to a safe level.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:43 AM   #5
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just take off your pressure reducer outside if on city water.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:13 AM   #6
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Do not remove your pressure regulator, as some campgrounds have water pressure exceeding 100lbs per sq in. Even those with lower pressures can experience surges. However, if you would like to see how your trailer was built, go ahead and take your chances
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:43 PM   #7
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Good answer bob! My brain just took the op text to mean flow restrictions instead of pressure regulator.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:46 PM   #8
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flow restrictor and pressure regulator

The pic on the top shows someone removing a flow restrictor from a faucet or shower head. I think the guv-munt wants us to save water with these things.

The pic on the bottom is an adjustable pressure regulator for the city hose connection. I have mine set at 58 psi.

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Old 09-18-2019, 12:47 PM   #9
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There are no 'pressure reducers' built in to the plumbing of these rigs. There are flow restrictors which makes less water come out of the various fixtures. You should be using a pressure regulator outside at the faucet you connect your hose to, as high pressure can damage your plumbing in the rig. The cheap 'regulators' don't work well, but an adjustable regulator will keep the pressure to a safe level.
Okay. Any info on where the flow restrictors are located would be appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:53 PM   #10
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flow restrictor

This pic is fairly representative. Unscrew the aerator body on the faucet to access the guts. The flow restrictor might be plastic or metal with a tiny hole in it - like this pic shows. Take it out and put everything back together.
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