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  • 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

    just found my water supply pressure is about 85psi. i remember it should be around 70psi. do i need a pressure regulator? thanks,

  • #2
    Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

    85 psi is borderline high. I would leave it. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't go much higher.

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    • #3
      Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

      Originally posted by housecarer View Post
      just found my water supply pressure is about 85psi. i remember it should be around 70psi. do i need a pressure regulator? thanks,
      It depends on where in the "USA" you are. If you are within an area under either the UPC or the IPC you would need to regulate the pressure to below 80 psi.

      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
        It depends on where in the "USA" you are. If you are within an area under either the UPC or the IPC you would need to regulate the pressure to below 80 psi.

        Mark
        What's the UPC and IPC mean?

        I am in MA Boston area.

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        • #5
          Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

          Originally posted by housecarer View Post
          What's the UPC and IPC mean?

          I am in MA Boston area.

          UPC = Universal Plumbing Code


          IPC = International Plumbing Code


          Last edited by PlumbingSkool; 01-11-2010, 03:35 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

            Originally posted by housecarer View Post
            What's the UPC and IPC mean?

            I am in MA Boston area.
            They are the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code which the majority of the United States use one or the other. Your State has its own Plumbing Code which says:

            (g) Excessive Water Pressure.
            1. When the municipal service or other water service source provides water to a building that exceeds 80 P.S.I.G., a pressure reducing valve shall be installed in the water main pipe at the point of water service entrance to the building. This is to reduce the water pressure to a maximum of 80 P.S.I.G. or less. This requirement does not apply where the water service pipe supplies water directly to a water pressure booster system, an elevated water gravity tank, or to pumps provided in connection with a hydro-pneumatic or elevated gravity water supply tank system.
            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

              which range is a good water pressure range? around 50 psi as this valve's setting? http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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              • #8
                Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                All things being equal, I have always used 60 psi as my standard.

                Mark
                "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                • #9
                  Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                  i probably would leave it alone if it was my house.if it was a customer i would recamend a prv.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                    Massachusetts has their own unique plumbing code, and by the way....no skin off my nose, but we know from our internet colleagues that the FINE for a homeowner working on their own plumbing has 3 zeroes in the number! SO for peace of mind, I recommend that you call a licensed plumber.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                      $000 ouch

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                      • #12
                        Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                        I think he meant a three figure repair?
                        Home: make sure you get the right one to put in so that it doesn't destroy your water heater. Want to know which one is the right one? Well that info is part of the three figure repair price.
                        ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 85PSI supply pressure is too high?

                          Originally posted by mtnman1100 View Post
                          I think he meant a three figure repair?
                          $000 is not a three figure?

                          Originally posted by mtnman1100 View Post
                          Home: make sure you get the right one to put in so that it doesn't destroy your water heater. Want to know which one is the right one? Well that info is part of the three figure repair price.
                          Too late, this one is put in already: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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