My new wife has a home warranty on her house. The hot water heater started leaking so she called the company to send out a plumber. They checked the pressure in our lines and it was at 150+ and I was told they would have to replace the PRV. As I just moved here and haven't started working yet (just finished taking the bar exam), I really can't pay the $450 he wanted to replace it.
I looked at it under the house and it seems in reasonable shape. Still clean, no corrosion, a shut off valve before and after it...
I've done basic plumbing many times in the past, but before I went out and bought a new PRV, I thought I'd check with you gents to see if there are any "tricks of the trade" to determine if the old one can be salvaged or adjusted.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Also suggestions as to who might carry a new PRV...I looked on-line at Lowe's and Home Despot and didn't see that they carried them. The only place I've found in the Atlanta area is a Watt's distributor that is quite far away. Thanks!