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  • #16
    Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

    regulators life is based on a few factors. the amount of flow, the pressure differential and the quality and chemistry of the water.

    some will last for 20 years and some i've seen go out in a few years.

    they do make unions for 3/4'' copper. i would suggest buying the double union model, especially if it's installed close to a wall or obstacle.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #17
      Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

      I'm also a bit suprised at the price - I thought I've seen Wilkins regulators for around $50. Around here all the pipes are 1" for smaller homes and the new bigger homes I believe are 1-1/4".

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      • #18
        Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

        it would be a good idea to up-size to a 1'' regulator if you have the room. actually the longer lay / length will be better so you can just cut out the soldered joints and add the double union in.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #19
          Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

          Before the lead ban the regulators were very cheap!

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          • #20
            Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

            Originally posted by plumb4life View Post
            Before the lead ban the regulators were very cheap!
            Is that just an excuse to raise prices?
            Other than solder, where was lead used in the regulators?

            When Denver went from flat rate to metered water service, and installed water meters, when they dug down, my line appeared to be 1-1/4 inch.
            When they cut into it, I said it looked like lead.

            IT WAS LEAD!

            They claimed that a patina developed and kept lead out of the water.
            I asked, "What about the newly exposed lead?"
            They did not know the answer, but suggested I run the water every morning before drinking it.
            I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
            It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
            "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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            • #21
              Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

              so that explains you

              lead is bad for the brain, but tends to affect the younger still developing their brain.

              what's involved in replacing the line?

              can it be coated?

              they do make some pretty good filters that will filter out the lead.

              this is your brain

              this is your brain on lead
              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #22
                Re: Can I replace 3/4-inch pressuregulator parts?

                Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post
                Is that just an excuse to raise prices?
                Other than solder, where was lead used in the regulators?

                When Denver went from flat rate to metered water service, and installed water meters, when they dug down, my line appeared to be 1-1/4 inch.
                When they cut into it, I said it looked like lead.

                IT WAS LEAD!

                They claimed that a patina developed and kept lead out of the water.
                I asked, "What about the newly exposed lead?"
                They did not know the answer, but suggested I run the water every morning before drinking it.
                Before the lead ban, brass fittings and fixtures were allowed up to a 4% lead content, after the ban only 1/4%. This has caused shortages for replacement parts and new fixtures that meet the new requirements. The prices are significantly higher.

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