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Re: water pressure reducing valve

Posted By: Don
Tuesday, 29 December 1998, at 10:12 a.m.

In Response To: water pressure reducing valve (Rob Gibson)

Rob,

The valve you described is a regulator for the preasure coming into the house. You might try making an adjustment to the valve. Turning the adjustment screw in (clockwise) will increase the water preasure to the house and out (counterclockwise) will reduce the water preasure.

If you leave a faucet running and can recreate the pulsing, then when you adjust the valve in and out you might find a place where it doesn't pulse any more. That would indicate that the valve might just be worn in the present position, but might function well off of the original adjustment.

I wouldn't turn it any more than one full turn one direction or the other. I does sound as though the valve may be defective. IF the valve is outside, it is possible that moisture has entered the valve body through the vent and the diaphram is frozen which would account for pulsing. If it stops pulsing on non freezing days... you might get by with using a heat gun on the valve itself to warm it and eventually dry it out.

My thoughts....

Thanks for stopping bye!

don

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